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Linda Haymes

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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.

Paper Trails : Campbell film is set for debut

posted: 06/29/2014 3:09 a.m. Discuss

SHARING HIS STORY: An advance preview screening of the documentary Glen Campbell … I’ll Be Me will be held at 7 p.m. July 10 at the Central Arkansas Library System’s Ron Robinson Theater in the River Market.

Paper Trails: The Quest to feature LR native

posted: 06/22/2014 3:29 a.m. Discuss

ARKANSAN'S QUEST: Little Rock native Jim Curry, a 2010 graduate of Central High School, is one of 12 contestants selected to appear on ABC's new show The Quest, debuting July 31.

Paper Trails: LR native Best Play producer

posted: 06/15/2014 4:17 a.m. Discuss

WILL TRICE: Little Rock native Will Trice is one of the producers of the Broadway play All The Way, which recently win a 2014 Tony Award for Best Play. The play depicts President Lyndon B. Johnson advocating passage of the Civil Rights Act.

Albert Austin "Sonny" Burgess

posted: 06/15/2014 2:36 a.m. Discuss

Newport --Longtime musician Sonny Burgess, dubbed the Arkansas Wild Man, is a paradox. In some ways, he has stayed put all his life. In others, he has gone far, traveling more places and experiencing much more than most. The man has performed a duet with Bruce Springsteen, no less. And that was in his later years -- in 2001.

Paper Trails: Had clarity early on, says Ditto

posted: 06/08/2014 3:11 a.m. Discuss

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO: Searcy native and former Judsonia resident Beth Ditto, lead singer of the punk rock band Gossip, which has a huge following in Europe? She was recently in The Wall Street Journal's weekend magazine in its feature "Soapbox," where six guest columnists weigh in on a single topic. The subject was confidence for Ditto and the other columnists, who were model Naomi Campbell, pickpocket entertainer Apollo Robbins, high-wire artist Philippe Petit, actress Carrie Fisher and tennis star Andy Murray. Ditto is still making music and walking the runway, including an early March appearance in the Givenchy show as part of Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2014-2015.


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