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Linda Haymes

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Paper Trails columnist/Feature Reporter

Recent Stories by Linda Haymes

Little stitches, homemade britches

posted: 07/30/2014 2:14 a.m. Discuss

Instructional books like Erin Bried's How to Sew a Button: And Other Nifty Things Your Grandmother Knew (published in 2009) underscore how, in the midst of today's technological boom, the domestic arts have suffered a blow.

Paper Trails: Arkansan on the road with Parton

posted: 07/27/2014 4:17 a.m. Discuss

HELLO DOLLY! Ashdown native Kent Wells, a Nashville musician and producer with his own production company there, has spent years working as a musician, arranger and producer with various artists. In recent years, he's been working with Dolly Parton on albums including Backwoods Barbie in 2008, Dolly: Live from London in 2009 and Better Day in 2011 and most recently on Parton's new album, Blue Smoke.


posted: 07/26/2014 1:58 a.m. Discuss

I will have some vacation time to take this summer and I would like to spend it painting a couple of rooms in my house to freshen them up and create a new look. Besides the traditional roller painting method, what are some of my other options for applying new color to these interior walls and ceilings?

Mason jars pack a variety of uses today

posted: 07/22/2014 2:04 a.m. Discuss

When it comes to the classic Mason jar, there's just no putting a lid on the endless ways this vintage vessel is being put to use lately.

Paper Trails: Loss turns into a gain of $100,000

posted: 07/20/2014 2:54 a.m. Discuss

LOSE SOME, WIN SOME: Rebecca Privitera of Cabot was recently named the female winner in the 2013-2014 Beachbody Challenge at the company's recent annual Coach Summit in Las Vegas.


posted: 07/19/2014 1:57 a.m. Discuss

Two years ago I bought a house that was built in the late 1950s or early 1960s. I have since found out that the electricity is improperly grounded. What needs to be done to correct this and how much will it cost?

Paper Trails: PBS series stars UCA bone guru

posted: 07/13/2014 3:03 a.m. Discuss

DIGGING UP THE PAST: Duncan McKinnon, an anthropological archaeologist and visiting professor at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, will appear on the PBS series Time Team America airing on AETN. The show features several scientific specialists and others conducting archaeological research across the country.

MUSIC: Popular Christian music acts to perform at Magic Springs

posted: 07/10/2014 1:56 a.m. Discuss

Four Christian music acts will help Magic Springs "Celebrate the Word" this weekend.

Arkansas' one-hit wonders still shine

posted: 07/06/2014 3:04 a.m. Discuss

They are called one-hit wonders: singers or bands who record a tune that becomes a major hit, but are unable to score a comparable follow-up success.

Paper Trails: Arkansan cared for millionaire

posted: 07/06/2014 2:54 a.m. Discuss

MAKING HEADLINES: Arkansans often appear in the most unlikely places. Take, for example, Hadassah Peri of New York. For 20 years, she served as the private nurse, companion and confidante of the reclusive heiress Huguette Clark of New York, worth more than $300 million when she died in 2011 at 104.


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