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OPEN INVITATION: Here's more info on a recent item here about Kim Campbell, wife of Delight native and Country Music Hall of Fame member Glen Campbell. The item was about Kim Campbell's scheduled speaking appearance at the opening of a new Alzheimer's and dementia-care facility in Little Rock on Thursday. She will speak about her husband's Alzheimer's, how it has affected her family, and the role that art -- both musical and visual -- has played throughout his illness.

The public, in addition to the media, is invited to attend the dedication of the Memory Care of Little Rock at Good Shepherd facility at 2501 Aldersgate Road. While media are not required to make reservations, officials ask that those from the general public wishing to attend send an email to

And that special piece of commissioned art that will serve as the main feature of the center's Glen Campbell Art Gallery? It was created by area artist Stephano, who lost his father to Alzheimer's. The gallery will feature artwork by residents and Arkansas artists who work with the center's art therapy program.

The event takes place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

SPINNING A GRIN: A correction to an earlier news release sent to the media last week brought a chuckle to several journalists. The release, titled "DamGoode Pies Drops Ball on Press Release," explained that Damgoode Pies' marketing division, "even though staffed with sharp, sexy individuals," dropped the ball in its latest news release, which cited the closure for the Rodney Parham Road location as Jan. 31, 2016, instead of the correct date of Dec. 31, 2015.

The release went on to quote Jeff Trine, the founder of the business, as saying:

"Wow! Just when you think your employees have stopped making mistakes forever, something like this happens," adding, "I do love firing people at Christmas time, though. So there's that."

He went on to say that "Damgoode's new marketing team promises to do better. Or else."

MAKING LIGHTS RIGHT: Crossett resident Sam Finney's appearance on ABC's The Great Christmas Light Fight, featuring his ornately decorated home, is set to air from 7-9 p.m. Dec. 21. Finney was mentioned here in last Sunday's column.

MODEL APPEARANCE: For those who may not have heard, El Dorado native Lacey Claire Rogers didn't walk away with the grand prize on the series finale of Tyra Banks' America's Next Top Model. Instead, she was bested by Nyle DiMarco, the show's first deaf contestant and now its first deaf winner. Here's betting that Rogers' budding career will do fine.

VOICING A FINALE: Speaking of reality show finales, as expected, Marion native Barrett Baber earlier last week made it through to become part of this season's final four competing on NBC's The Voice. Baber, who lives in Fayetteville, works as a high school drama teacher.

Contact Linda S. Haymes at (501) 399-3636 or

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