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Linda Haymes

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Paper Trails columnist

Paper Trails columnist/Feature Reporter

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posted: 08/22/2015 1:47 a.m. Discuss

I am ready to start shopping for a house. I was wondering if there were some things, financially speaking, that I should avoid doing during this time period.

Paper Trails: Duggars to appear on TLC again

posted: 08/16/2015 3:08 a.m. Discuss

THEY'RE BACK: TLC canceled Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar's show, 19 Kids and Counting, back in July, but the family and cable channel haven't completely parted ways yet. TLC is set to air a new child sexual abuse documentary, Breaking the Silence, at 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 30, and, yes, it will feature the Duggars. Their show was canceled after reports that the couple's eldest son, Josh, fondled four of his sisters and a baby sitter more than a decade ago, when he was a teen.

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posted: 08/15/2015 2:28 a.m. Discuss

An inspector from my termite company came over today and did a healthy home inspection. After he went under the crawl space, he told me I have a moisture issue and mold growing under the Visqueen.

Paper Trails: Small town selected for big exhibit

posted: 08/09/2015 3:28 a.m. Discuss

IN THE BIG LEAGUES: The Calico Rock Museum & Visitor Center has been chosen by the Smithsonian Institution's Museum on Main Street program and the Arkansas Museums Association to host one of the Smithsonian's special traveling exhibits in 2017. The exhibit, "Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America," will focus on the impact local sports teams have on communities and will include artifacts and displays created by the Washington, D.C.-based museum, as well as local sports memorabilia gathered by those here in Arkansas.

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posted: 08/08/2015 1:48 a.m. Discuss

Most of the large rooms in my house have more than one heating/air vent except for one on the southwest side of the house. This corner room has only one floor vent and the room gets quite warm in the summer and is cold in the winter. Would adding on to the existing ductwork to create a second vent be a viable option for making the room more comfortable?

Paper Trails: Bee poem generates bit of buzz

posted: 08/02/2015 3:36 a.m. Discuss

SWEET EXPOSURE: “Dumpster Honey,” a poem by Davis McCombs, associate professor of English at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, appears in The New Yorker magazine issue dated Monday. The poem was inspired by a colony of bees that set up a hive on an outer wall of the building where his office is located. The bees became territorial when people walked nearby.

Forgotten LR spotlights history

posted: 07/26/2015 3:35 a.m. Discuss

Ellen and Tom Fennell of Little Rock have turned to what's new, social media, to spread the word about what's old, historic houses.

Paper Trails: Mathus in thriller on big screen

posted: 07/26/2015 3:20 a.m. Discuss

ROLL 'EM!: This time about two years ago, Paper Trails was sharing the scoop about Jonesboro native and actress Jennifer Pierce Mathus having snagged a supporting role in the thriller Dark Places, based on Gillian Flynn's novel.

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posted: 07/25/2015 1:46 a.m. Discuss

I have several antiques in my home -- some that were passed down through my family and others that I've bought through the years. I have a little bit of everything, from wooden and upholstered furniture to textiles, paintings, and items made of porcelain, glass and metal. What are some of the basic guidelines for protecting these unique and often difficult-to-replace objects? I live with them and enjoy them every day.

Paper Trails: 2 linked to spacecraft Arkansans

posted: 07/19/2015 3:03 a.m. Discuss

OUT OF THIS WORLD! At least two Arkansans were involved with the recent New Horizons spacecraft's Pluto-Kuiper Belt mission, which last week sent back close-up images of the dwarf planet Pluto. And both of them previously attended college in Conway -- one at Hendrix College and the other at the University of Central Arkansas.

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