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Linda Haymes

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Paper Trails columnist

Paper Trails columnist/Feature Reporter

Recent Stories by Linda Haymes

Ask the Expert

posted: 01/17/2015 2:10 a.m. Discuss

Now that we are in the middle of winter, I am wondering about the heating unit in my home. How long of a lifespan does one usually have; what's the best way to care for it; how will I know when it's time to replace it; and when it's time to do so, how do I go about choosing a contractor to do the work?

Seeing in stereo

posted: 01/13/2015 2:29 a.m. Discuss

Call it 3-D, Victorian style.

Paper Trails: Musician played with future stars

posted: 01/11/2015 2:34 a.m. Discuss

Wayland Padgett, a Texas native who first moved to Arkansas in 1953, spent most of his workdays as a heavy equipment operator. But he also loved music and spent many nights performing in clubs and with other musicians.

Paper Trails: Ex-teacher rocked by Elvis' grace

posted: 01/04/2015 3:59 a.m. Discuss

As celebrations for what would have been Elvis Presley's 80th birthday Thursday approach, Margaret Matson of Little Rock recalls a sweet memory involving the King of Rock 'n' Roll.

Ask the Expert -- Warm colors

posted: 12/27/2014 2:06 a.m. Discuss

I always find wintertime to be so dreary and depressing. I am looking for ways to warm up the interior of my home, not by turning the heater up and getting a fire going in the fireplace but by warming it up emotionally through additions or changes to my decor. How can I make it more cozy and comfortable?

Paper Trails: New series shows fare from state

posted: 12/21/2014 2:29 a.m. Discuss

MEATY SUBJECT: The new National Geographic Channel series Eric Greenspan is Hungry focuses its cameras on Arkansas in an episode airing at 6 p.m. Monday. The new show explores authentic American food by visiting with those who grow, hunt and cook it.

Paper Trails: Tiny house in LR gets TV airtime

posted: 12/14/2014 2:53 a.m. Discuss

TINY HOUSE, BIG AUDIENCE: FYI's hit series, Tiny House Nation, returns for a second season later this month, and the season's premiere episode will be set in Little Rock. In this season's kickoff, Jenna Younger and James Dean, who first met four years ago in nursing school, are an engaged couple who want to build their first home on a very small scale -- a tiny house.

Season's readings for kids

posted: 12/10/2014 1:59 a.m. Discuss

IPads and iPhones and Xboxes, oh my! Technology is increasingly replacing toys in today's letters to Santa and in Hanukkah wishes.

Paper Trails: Bittersweet note haunts final song

posted: 12/07/2014 4:24 a.m. Discuss

HIS SWAN SONG: Arkansan and country music legend Glen Campbell, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 2011 and is now 78, has released what is being deemed his final song and a music video for it.

Paper Trails: Opposition to law stirs 'cancel' cry

posted: 11/30/2014 2:44 a.m. Discuss

IN THE CROSS HAIRS: The prolific Duggar family of Tontitown is under fire for its recent outspoken opposition to a civil-rights ordinance passed by the Fayetteville City Council in August that includes protections for a variety of citizens, including gay, bisexual and transgender people.


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