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World Services for Blind to honor Sharon Priest

posted: 10/22/2017 2:34 a.m. Discuss

Linking yourself to a cause is sometimes like courting a potential future spouse.

FIRST IN 40: Advocates raise $127,500 to champion children

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Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families went all out for its first gala, and with good reason. This year marks the child advocacy organization's 40th year. About 400 people helped celebrate during the Oct. 12 event at the Statehouse Convention Center.

A GAMBLE ON ARKANSAS: As wildfires rage, winemaker debuts product in Arkansas

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Sonny Williams' Steak Room and co-executive chefs Ben Lindley and Todd Weber hosted a wine dinner the evening of Oct. 11 for Tom Gamble, owner of Gamble Family Vineyards.

BURLS-WORTHY HONORS: Gala nets $400,000 in late Razorback’s honor

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There was so much praise going around the stage that it was at times hard to ascertain which speaker was the honoree.

HIGH PROFILE: Richard Alan Huddleston

posted: 10/08/2017 4:29 a.m. Comment 1

Rich Huddleston is more of a "glass half full" than "glass half empty" kind of guy.

DOWN-HOME DELECTATIONS: Each chef's Next Course is a win for Youth Home

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Local chefs participating in The Next Course fundraiser for Youth Home Inc. knew exactly where to hit its supporter base -- in the taste buds and the tummy. The Sept. 28 affair, held for the first time at the Albert Pike Memorial Center in downtown Little Rock, featured flavorful food and fine wines served over five courses.

LEADER, MENTOR, FRIEND: Mandela memories

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While in town to help commemorate the 60th anniversary of the desegregation of Little Rock Central High School, former President Bill Clinton took time Sept. 24 to give a lecture at the Clinton Presidential Center about his close relationship with the late Nelson Mandela. The South African anti-apartheid leader is the subject of a new temporary exhibit at the center, "Mandela: The Journey to Ubuntu."

HEROES' SALUTE: Combat veterans convene to hear injured Ranger's talk

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He was burned over 85 percent of his body and lost both arms below the elbow when a bomb blew up the military vehicle he was driving in Iraq. But retired Army Ranger Michael Schlitz exudes confidence and exemplifies the spirit of self-preservation.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK!: Big Apple butterfly

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The Statehouse Convention Center took on the sights and sounds of the Big Apple for the 22nd Gala for Life, the largest annual fundraiser for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences' Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute.

AT EASE: Air Force marks its 70 years as military branch with gala

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About 800 military personnel from Little Rock Air Force Base turned out in full dress uniform the night of Sept. 16 to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Air Force becoming its own military branch. The formal affair for the easy-going bunch was presented by the Little Rock AFB Community Council with the theme "Breaking Barriers Since 1947."

A HARD NIGHT'S WORK: Stepping out for kids

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People will pay big money to see their friends and others perform on a dance floor in a competitive setting. Proof: the Children's Tumor Foundation's 10th annual Dancing With Our Stars, held Sept. 7 at the Little Rock Marriott ballroom.

PICTURE THIS: Art-filled home the setting for Contemporaries party

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Cantrell Gallery founder Helen Scott hosted a gathering at her Talmage Drive home the night of Aug. 31 for the Contemporaries membership group of the Arkansas Arts Center.

CINEMA STARS RISING: More to come in Arkansas, Cinema Society buzz says

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Based on attendance and the amount of dialogue surrounding the Arkansas Cinema Society's three-day inaugural event, Premiere, there's more to come from the society's founder, writer/director Jeff Nichols, and ACS Executive Director Kathryn Tucker, both Little Rock natives.

Survivor kicks off drive, owes life to prostate test

posted: 09/03/2017 2:17 a.m. Discuss

Take heed, all you Arkansas high school and college football fanatics -- those blue ribbon stickers on players' helmets are a reminder to guys to get their prostate checked.

WONDER WOMEN: Honorable assembly

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The Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame is pretty self-explanatory. It's a place -- and in this case, an event -- to honor women past and present whose work and good deeds have, among other things, "opened new frontiers for women and society in general." This year's inductees were recognized during a reception and dinner Aug. 24 at the Statehouse Convention Center. Some 550 people attended the third annual event.

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