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Recent Stories by Phyllis Brandon

MULERIDERS ON TOUR 'Mulish' SAU alumni ride in to capital city

posted: 07/12/2009 4:41 a.m. Discuss

Muleriders from Southern Arkansas University at Magnolia ate grilled steak at the Governor's Mansion on June 30 as part of Muleriders on Tour for friends and alumni.

A NEW DAY Dempseys toast new law to help reel in film work

posted: 07/12/2009 4:29 a.m. Discuss

As a new state law to provide incentives for filmmakers to come to Arkansas went into effect July 1, Dempsey Film Group invited friends to celebrate at a reception at its building on State Street.

RANEY REBELS: 51 gather to say rah-rah for good ol' Raney High

posted: 07/05/2009 3:51 a.m. Discuss

The first and only senior class of Raney High School celebrated its graduation 50 years ago at a reception and dinner June 27 at Embassy Suites.

Social eyes Rockin' with Levon

posted: 06/28/2009 3:03 a.m. Discuss

During a dinner in the lobbies of Wildwood Park for the Performing Arts preceding Elaine native Levon Helm's concert, the 600 guests enjoyed Southern buffets prepared and donated by Jan Alman which included Petit Jean ham biscuits, fried chicken drumsticks, collard greens, Shadden's barbecue sandwiches from Marvell and assorted dips.

UNDERNEATH IT ALL: Rep theater is chic backdrop for fourth Passion for Fashion

posted: 06/28/2009 2:35 a.m. Discuss

The fashion-conscious got an extra treat at the Arkansas Repertory Theatre on June 15 as fashions from Barbara Graves were modeled to the rock 'n' roll music of a group appropriately named Mr. Happy.

SAVING ENERGY U.S. must kick foreign oil habit, Pickens tells overflow crowd

posted: 06/21/2009 3:25 a.m. Discuss

The annual Frank and Kula Kumpuris Lecture on June 9 featured a talk by T. Boone Pickens, the Texas zillionaire.

SYMPHONY GUILD Luncheon, $70,000 check greet symphony's director

posted: 06/21/2009 3:25 a.m. Discuss

President Susan Marsh hosted a potluck salad luncheon for Arkansas Symphony Guild members June 8 in her Hickory Creek home. The committee chairmen presented a $70,000 check to the new executive director, Christina Littlejohn, on her first day at work. The check represented the money the guild had raised during the year, including the proceeds from Designer House.

IT TAKES A VILLAGE Pre-opening reception lets Heifer backers crow

posted: 06/14/2009 3:19 a.m. Discuss

Prior to the grand opening the next day of Heifer Village, a new education center, commons and wetlands on the campus of the Heifer International Center, a reception June 4 gave some guests a sneak peek.

Social eyes Clash of food titans

posted: 06/14/2009 3:17 a.m. Discuss

"Tonight you will witness a food fight," Gregg Herning, chairman of the host committee told the 450 guests June 2 in the Wally Allen Ballroom at the Statehouse Convention Center. The event was the second annual Arkansas Diamond Chef competition with Chef Michael Powell of Chenal Country Club challenging last year's winner, Donnie Ferneau.

SPACE TRAVELER Frequent shuttle flier lands at Clinton center for a talk

posted: 06/14/2009 3:10 a.m. Discuss

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of man's first moon walk, the Clinton Presidential Center hosted the dean of NASA astronauts, Dr. Story Musgrave of Lexington Ky., on June 5 in the Great Hall.






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