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Linda Haymes

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PAPER TRAILS: Deen set to sign books at LR store

posted: 04/13/2014 4:34 a.m. Discuss

BOOKING A COOK: Celebrity cook Paula Deen visits Hank’s & More Fine Furniture in west Little Rock from noon to 3 p.m. April 26 to meet with fans and sign books.

EXHIBIT: Argenta exhibits, events to mark Beatles invasion

posted: 04/10/2014 2:53 a.m. Discuss

Following the popularity of last spring’s “JFK 50 Years Later” archival photo exhibit, held in a variety of locations in downtown North Little Rock’s Argenta Historic District, organizers wanted to follow up on the event’s success.

PAPER TRAILS: 3 workers at KARN lose spots

posted: 04/06/2014 4:35 a.m. Comment 1

MAKING (RADIO) WAVES: Del Hughes, 74, of Heber Springs, longtime host of Down the Gospel Road, a Sunday morning radio gospel music show on KWCK-FM, 99.9, in Searcy has been honored with the monthly Golden Mic Award in the April edition of Singing News magazine.

PAPER TRAILS: Travelers’ 2 mascots far from hit

posted: 03/30/2014 4 a.m. Discuss

STRIKING OUT? On Tuesday, the Arkansas Travelers and the Hughes Agency unveiled the baseball club’s new mascots — Ace the Horse and Otey the Swamp Possum.

Nesting instinct

posted: 03/29/2014 2:21 a.m. Discuss

In recent years, there has been a growing trend toward adorning homes with a variety of decor featuring birds and their nests.

Book savors ‘barbeculture’

posted: 03/25/2014 2:42 a.m. Discuss

When it comes to the study of humankind, Texas-based anthropologist James R. Veteto gets right down to the meat of the matter.

PAPER TRAILS: 1879 chief of police to get marker

posted: 03/23/2014 4:56 a.m. Discuss

MARKING HISTORY: A dedication for a marker in Mount Holly Cemetery in Little Rock takes place Friday. The honor has been a long time coming — 130 years.

Ask the expert

posted: 03/22/2014 3:49 a.m. Discuss

I would like to make my bathroom a more relaxing, inviting space to decompress in after a long, stressful day at the office. What kinds of colors, elements, design features and accessories would you recommend adding to help transform it into more of a spa-like, restorative oasis?

Vintage Cotham’s still a classic

posted: 03/20/2014 2:58 a.m. Discuss

Local treasures, dining establishments included, are often found in the most unlikely or modest of places.

PAPER TRAILS: Billboards square off on fidelity

posted: 03/16/2014 4:21 a.m. Discuss

SIGN OF PROTEST: Last month,, a Toronto-based business that claims to be the “world’s leading married dating service for discreet encounters,” posted a billboard on Interstate 30 in Little Rock stating, “Who Says Cheaters Never Prosper? Happy Presidents Day!” along with a background of the U.S. flag and photos of former U.S. Presidents Bill Clinton, Franklin D. Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy.

FILM: Gathr to preview indie films

posted: 03/13/2014 2:53 a.m. Discuss

Fans of independent cinema have a new option in central Arkansas through a film series being held at the newly opened Ron Robinson Theater in the River Market District.

PAPER TRAILS: New book focuses on LR legend

posted: 03/09/2014 4:32 a.m. Discuss

PLAY BALL! A new book on a Little Rock sports legend, titled Brooks: The Biography of Brooks Robinson, by Doug Wilson was released earlier this week by Thomas Dunne Books, an imprint of St. Martin’s Press.

Mary-Margaret Rasco Marks

posted: 03/09/2014 4:16 a.m. Discuss

As Mary-Margaret Marks of Little Rock prepares to say adieu in May to her year as president of the Junior League of Little Rock, she reflects on the nearly 100-year history and heritage of the women’s nonprofit organization. More importantly, she looks to its future.

Ask the expert

posted: 03/08/2014 2:06 a.m. Discuss

My house was built in 1964 with 1½-inch wooden floor planks in the living room, hall and bedrooms. With the recent cold snap, the floors are about 64 degrees when the room air is about 68-70 degrees.

Billy Robinson: Wrestler grappled joyously until end

posted: 03/05/2014 4:26 a.m. Discuss

“Wrestling is my life. When I was a little boy, all I did was wrestle,” an impassioned Billy Robinson declared during a taping of a Continental Wrestling Association match in Memphis in 1979.

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