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Cary Jenkins

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RALPHIE AT THE REP: Christmas Story time

posted: 12/04/2016 2:19 a.m. Gallery Discuss

The 18th annual A Night at the Rep featuring A Christmas Story was held Nov. 22 at Arkansas Repertory Theatre. Nobody shot their eye out, but guests could have a photograph taken with a cardboard prop of the famous leg lamp or poke their heads through a photo prop of Ralphie's hated bunny pajamas for a photo.

POWER COUPLE: Guests, family celebrate newlyweds at luncheon

posted: 12/04/2016 2:09 a.m. Discuss

A colorful painted sign declaring "Together is a wonderful place to be" along with a display of pumpkins and pansies greeted newlyweds Wanda and Roger Steging and their friends as they arrived at a luncheon on Nov. 26. The decorations were on the front porch of hosts Karen and Jerry Fetzer's Chenal home.

CALLING ALL VIPS: Waterfowl weekend VIPs feast before calling contest

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The night before camouflage-clad competitors tried their best to impress judges at the 81st annual World Championship Duck Calling Contest, they enjoyed an evening of camaraderie and a buffet dinner at a VIP Party Nov. 25 at the Grand Prairie Center.

MOORE AWARDS FOR TEACHERS: 12 state educators honored for economics lesson plans

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What does baseball have to do with economics? Fourth-grade students of Amy Mileham at Grace Hill Elementary School in Rogers can explain. They spent a year studying economics through baseball-themed lesson plans.

Tools & toys

posted: 12/03/2016 1:50 a.m. Discuss

GrillWorks Dry Rub Shaker

SMILES FOR MILES: Beacon of Hope illuminates Ronald McDonald House

posted: 11/27/2016 2:13 a.m. Gallery Discuss

The Beacon of Hope, a nightlight of sorts that sits on top of the new Ronald McDonald House, was lighted for the first time at the VIP Donor Preview Party on Nov. 15.

HEALTHY IMPACT: UAMS debut award salutes deputy state health officer

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Dr. Joe Bates was honored with the inaugural Dr. Tom Bruce Arkansas Health Impact Award on Nov. 14. The award was given at a Friends of ACHI appreciation reception held in the Robinson Center Ballroom.

Tools and Toys

posted: 11/26/2016 1:58 a.m. Discuss

Bambu Veneerware plates

A CLASS ACT: Dogs, cats, kindness reign at Humane Society benefit

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Apollo, a former shelter pet, was the first to walk the red carpet Nov. 12 at the 25th annual Reigning Cats and Dogs: A Class Act, held at Next Level Events. Apollo made his grand entrance with owner and presenting sponsor Rebecca Rice and trainer Karen Kelley at a VIP pre-party.

CALLING ALL SANTAS: Shoppers off to early start at Holiday House preview

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About 800 people, ready to get their holiday shopping started, attended the Junior League of Little Rock Holiday House Preview Party, 'Twas the Night Before, on Nov. 9 at the Statehouse Convention Center.

WINE AND WHISKERS: Furry friends, animal lovers feed kitty for rescue group

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Furry, four-legged guests reveled in attention, tummy rubs and ear scratches from two-legged guests at Paws in the Vineyard, a Nov. 3 fundraiser for Central Arkansas Rescue Effort for Animals (CARE) at Trapnall Hall in Little Rock.

ODE TO OTIS: Reception applauds sculptor who made UCA's new bear

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CONWAY -- Sculptor Bryan Massey, creator of a 2,000-pound stainless-steel Otis the Bear sculpture, was honored at a Mayberry-theme reception Nov. 10 at the gallery Art on the Green.

Tools & toys

posted: 11/19/2016 2:04 a.m. Discuss

Taylor Grill Works Folding Thermometer & Bottle Opener

SILENT SUNDAY: Voices from the heart

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Burgers? Tacos? Barbecue? Catfish and hush-puppies? Guests at Silent Sunday, a fundraiser for Arkansas School for the Deaf, had their pick of all of it at the Nov. 6 event at the Statehouse Convention Center. About 40 restaurants participated.

THE CELEBRATION CONTINUES: Newlyweds bring celebration to Little Rock with reception

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Friends and family of Katie Vandiver and Alex Wise were invited to celebrate the couple's recent marriage at a post-nuptial reception Nov. 6 at the Clinton Presidential Center.






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