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Cary Jenkins

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CHAMPIONS OF THE ARTS: Applause for the arts

posted: 03/26/2017 2:32 a.m. Gallery Discuss

Awards were presented by Gov. Asa Hutchinson to eight honorees at the Governor's Arts Awards luncheon, held March 14 at the Governor's Mansion. The affair was hosted by the Arkansas Arts Council.

SERVE THE ROCK: Nonprofits get venue to sell younger set on volunteering

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More than 30 central Arkansas community service organizations lined the concourse at Dickey-Stephens Park on March 16 for Serve the Rock, a showcase of the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce's nonprofit members.

LONG AND SHORT OF IT: Short St. Patrick's parade a hoot for Ribeiro, Flair

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HOT SPRINGS -- Before the "first ever" 14th annual World's Shortest St. Patrick's Day Parade marched down the carefully measured 98-foot parade route on Bridge Street, there was a luncheon for the parade's VIPs at the Hot Springs Convention Center. Guests included this year's celebrity parade marshal Alfonso Ribeiro, host of ABC's America's Funniest Home Videos; parade starter Ric "Nature Boy" Flair; Miss Arkansas Savannah Skidmore; and 12 Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders.

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posted: 03/25/2017 1:53 a.m. Discuss

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SWEET REWARDS: Hearts for Sweethearts

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Trish and Steve Roberson have given delicate gold heart necklaces to the young women in the American Heart Association's Sweethearts program since 1998.

FASHION STORY: Designer-in-chief

posted: 03/19/2017 2:18 a.m. Gallery Discuss

Helen Benton, a fashion designer from Helena-West Helena who has dressed several of Arkansas' first ladies for formal occasions, was celebrated March 10 at the Governor's Mansion. The sold-out event was called The Helen Benton Story.

MASQUERADE: Charity Ball raises $10,000 for Haitian medical mission

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Guests in formal attire and sparkling masks dined and danced March 4 at Embassy Suites Little Rock to help raise money for Haiti. This was the first Masquerade Charity Ball by the Haitian Organization for Health Services of Little Rock to help raise money for a forthcoming medical mission to the country.

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posted: 03/18/2017 2:03 a.m. Discuss

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Rescuer is a dogged volunteer

posted: 03/12/2017 3:17 a.m. Discuss

A rescued puppy named Bloomingdale poses with a satin bow around her neck, head cocked to the side. Gomez, a boxer/pit bull mix with soulful eyes, sports a red bow tie in his photo, and Leo the Labrador looks ready to party dressed in a feather boa and jester hat.

GATHERING OF CHAMPIONS: Good sports

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More than 1,000 sports fans and former Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame inductees gathered at the Statehouse Convention Center on March 3 to welcome a new class of members at the 59th annual induction ceremony.

A SWEET REASON TO RUN: Marathon VIP partygoers offered pre-run sugar rush

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From the Pinnacle Room on the top floor of the Little Rock Marriott, guests at a March 3 Little Rock Marathon VIP party could look down to the streets where runners would be competing two days later. At the finish line: large 8 1/2 -inch candy-themed Runalicious marathon medals.

TOPPED WITH A CHERRY: 'Mama Dorothy' honored with Cherry Award at dinner

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Angel of the Arts, Queen of Giving and Mama Dorothy -- a few of the titles given to Dorothy Morris of Hot Springs by speakers at the Sandra Wilson Cherry Award dinner Feb. 23 at the Clinton Presidential Center. The award recognized the philanthropist for her leadership and community service.

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posted: 03/11/2017 1:54 a.m. Discuss

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LAISSEZ LES BONS TEMPS ROULER: $13,000 rolls in to bank for Boys and Girls Club

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The Mardi Gras adage "Let the Good Times Roll" rings the same in Arkansas as it does in New Orleans. About 250 spirited guests at the Feb. 24 Mardi Gras in Arkansas helped raise about $13,000 for The Boys and Girls Club of Central Arkansas. The affair was held at Next Level Events.

SOUTHSIDE MASQUERADE: Mardi Gras theme brings in the green for SoMa projects

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The Rogers House provided a beautiful backdrop for the SoMa Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball on Feb. 25. The large home in the Governor's Mansion District is owned by downtown real estate investors Jill Judy and Mark Brown and is on the National Register of Historic Places.

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