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Helaine Williams

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Features reporter, columnist

Features reporter, columnist

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Recent Stories by Helaine Williams

Having a grand time

posted: 12/17/2014 1:47 a.m. Discuss

Colleen Baird doesn't look like an old-timey grandmother. She wears her shoulder-blade-length hair dark with highlights, much as she did during her younger days.

Parties, contests, 5Ks invite all to wear ugly sweaters as a badge of dishonor

posted: 12/16/2014 2:25 a.m. Discuss

We've all seen them. Laughed at the ones modeled in those "awkward family portraits" forwarded via email.

Caged bird in song

posted: 12/14/2014 2:22 a.m. Discuss

Maya Angelou, the most famous former resident of the Lafayette County town of Stamps, overcame a troubled childhood and forged a career that culminated in her delivery of her poem, "On the Pulse of Morning," at the first inauguration of another famous Arkansan -- President Bill Clinton.

LET'S TALK: Playing into the hands of Facebook game requests

posted: 12/14/2014 2:15 a.m. Discuss

So I see where British lawmaker Nigel Mills got into trouble when photographs were taken of him ...

Let's Talk: Gifts? Look no further

posted: 12/07/2014 3:04 a.m. Discuss

As we sail into the Christmas season, my mind once again turns to gifts.

DRESSING ROOMS: Seasonal cosmetics add glitz; tights add warmth

posted: 11/23/2014 2:33 a.m. Discuss

Happy holidays, happy holidays, While the tinsel keeps blinding Happy holidays to you. No, we're not being snarky with the song Bing Crosby helped put on the map.

Let's Talk: A 'moving' inventory of many things to be thankful for

posted: 11/23/2014 2:09 a.m. Discuss

One last "move" column, wrapped in a package of Things I Will Be Thankful for This Thanksgiving Day (besides faith, family, career and the other usual suspects):

WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS: A century of healing

posted: 11/16/2014 2:58 a.m. Discuss

Levi Hospital in Hot Springs is celebrating its one-century anniversary this year, and what more fitting a way to cut such a big birthday cake than at its 23rd annual Baron's Ball benefit, complete with Las Vegas theme.

LET'S TOAST IT UP: Gladney Center gets boost from adoption supporters

posted: 11/16/2014 2:54 a.m. Discuss

The Fort Worth-based Gladney Center for Adoption received a National Adoption Month boost from a group of central Arkansas residents whose dreams of parenthood it helped to come true.

Let's Talk: Move calls for panel with whip

posted: 11/16/2014 2:41 a.m. Discuss

Moving, Part Two. As this column went to press, Hubby and I were still in the midst of packing in anticipation of our midmonth move yesterday ... and I'd come to the conclusion that there should be such a thing as a Savers Panel.


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