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CLINTON SCHOOL RECEPTION: Young African leaders near end of 6-week visit to state

posted: 07/27/2014 3 a.m. Gallery Discuss

Twenty-five young African leaders were honored at a July 17 reception in Sturgis Hall of the Clinton School of Public Service. The group members -- who range in age from 25 to 35 and come from various African countries -- spent six weeks studying at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. The reception followed a day of activities at the Clinton School, where the leaders met with faculty and staff to discuss public service and philanthropy.

Let's Talk: How to be a happy grumbler

posted: 07/27/2014 2:45 a.m. Discuss

"How dare it be rainy/cloudy when sunny weather was predicted!"

Let's Talk: Floating out in cyber space, secured to reality by 'pins'

posted: 07/20/2014 2:26 a.m. Discuss

Well, I've picked on Linked­ In, Facebook ... Guess it's time to pick on Pinterest, that mother of all wish/dream list enablers.

DRESSING ROOM: Divas Dressing Darlings make giving fashionable

posted: 07/20/2014 2:17 a.m. Discuss

Meredith Corning, director of events and public relations for Compassion Fashion Events & Design, decided to to do something a little more than collect handmade dresses for African girls in need, incorporate them into other fashion shows she produces, and then ship them off.

MASTERS OF THEIR CRAFT: Taekwondo Association serves many, many masters

posted: 07/20/2014 2:05 a.m. Discuss

The American Taekwondo Association introduced nearly 40 new masters, senior masters and chief masters during its Year of the Blue Horse Songahm Masters Induction Dinner, held July 11 in the Wally Allen Ballroom of the Statehouse Convention Center.

JOYCE P. FAULKNER BAND SCHOLARSHIP: Food, friends, marching band proclaim scholarship honor

posted: 07/13/2014 2:39 a.m. Discuss

A host of family members and friends gathered June 24 at Pleasant Valley Country Club for a buffet dinner celebration of Joyce Faulkner's 80th birthday, and businessman and philanthropist Jim Faulkner made sure just about everyone but Joyce knew about it.

Let's Talk: Pair-pals difficult to come by

posted: 07/13/2014 2:25 a.m. Discuss

The group of people who cause me to come closest to committing the deadly sin of envy are not the rich.

Fashion scents

posted: 07/12/2014 2:03 a.m. Discuss

If you hear the words "home fragrance" and you're still thinking about lighting a candle or putting out a bowl of potpourri, think again.

Season, space affect choice of fragrances

posted: 07/12/2014 1:58 a.m. Discuss

With so many home fragrance products on the market, how does one pick a medium, a scent, or even the right room for placement? Industry insiders offer advice.

Aromatique set trend for fragrance industry

posted: 07/12/2014 1:57 a.m. Discuss

It has been more than three decades since Arkansan Patti Upton mixed together acorns, pine cones, hickory nuts and other natural ingredients, added fragrance, dubbed the mixture The Smell of Christmas and sold it in a friend's gift shop. Her Heber Springs-based company, Aromatique, pioneered the modern decorative-fragrance industry.

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