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Linda Haymes

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Paper Trails columnist

Paper Trails columnist/Feature Reporter

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Pumps and circumstance: New exhibit in Little Rock explores the history of women’s footwear

posted: 10/25/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

I've spent $40,000 on shoes and I have no place to live? I will literally be the old woman who lived in her shoes!

PAPER TRAILS: Alice Walton talks art on Crystal Bridges tour; Little Rock grad joins honor society — 60 years later

updated: 10/24/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

ALICE AND HER WONDERLAND: On a recent visit to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, I jokingly told my daughter, "There's Alice's spot," referring to an empty reserved parking space near the entrance. Yes, that Alice, Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton's only daughter. An art lover who's spent years collecting some of the nation's premier works from colonial days to the present and who opened the 200,000-square-foot museum in 2011.

Ask the Expert

posted: 10/22/2016 1:54 a.m. Discuss

What fire safety precautions should my family take at home, especially during the colder months of the year?

Exhibit: Fab finds: 400-item Beatles exhibit opens at Clinton Center

posted: 10/18/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

In February 1964, our somber nation, still reeling from the November 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy, was invaded. Not by communists but by the British.

PAPER TRAILS: Askew on CD up for a Grammy

posted: 10/16/2016 3:23 a.m. Discuss

HIGH NOTE: Stuttgart native Claude Askew, who serves on the faculty of the University of Arkansas at Monticello, is featured on a Grammy-nominated CD.

Historic 1944 steam engine to make stops in Arkansas; Arkansan on 'The Voice'

updated: 10/10/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

COMIN' ROUND THE BEND: Union Pacific's 844 is returning to Arkansas during its "Trek to Tennessee" to celebrate the Oct. 22 opening of Big River Crossing between West Memphis and Memphis. The historic high-speed passenger train steam engine was the last locomotive built for the Union Pacific in 1944. This trip is the massive steam engine's first multistate one since its return to service in July after a three-year major restoration. It can be seen in Arkansas the week of Oct. 20-25 as it passes through or makes brief 15- or 30-minute stops in Piggott, Paragould, Harrisburg, Memphis, Wynne, Bald Knob and North Little Rock (where it makes its longest stop, arriving at 2:15 p.m. Oct. 24 and departing 8 a.m. Oct. 25). Visit for the latest running times and scheduled stops.

Ask the Expert

posted: 10/08/2016 2:11 a.m. Discuss

I'm a homeowner whose budget is constantly being challenged by increasing household costs and a limited income. I'm looking for some simple home improvements I can do around the house for the least amount of money that will give me the most bang for my bucks. Any ideas?

CONCERT REVIEW: 'The Gambler' Kenny Rogers deals aces to fans in North Little Rock

posted: 10/07/2016 5:45 a.m. Gallery Discuss

During his yearlong tour, The Gambler's Last Deal, billed as his final worldwide one, country superstar Kenny Rogers treated fans gathered in North Little Rock's Verizon Arena Thursday to a nearly 2-hour musical journey through his storied career.

Music: Want to see Kenny Rogers? You've got tonight

posted: 10/06/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

The Gambler would seem to be cashing in his chips.

Music review: Arkansas Symphony Orchestra opener earns warm response

posted: 10/02/2016 3:04 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra and its music director and conductor, Philip Mann, opened the 2016-17 season with Mozart, Schubert & Mayhem on Saturday night at the Maumelle Performing Arts Center at Maumelle High School.




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