DEAR ABBY: Friendship fades when girl's best friend gets a boyfriend

DEAR ABBY: My beautiful, kindhearted, loving daughter "Cora" has a "best friend" she used to be very close with. However, her friend now has a boyfriend, so Cora doesn't see her on weekends or receive texts from her very often anymore. Everything they plan to do together, the girl cancels. My daughter is so distraught that it is affecting her emotionally and physically. Continue reading...

Ever-shortening TV season begins 2016 wrap

We've finally entered the homestretch of the 2015-16 TV season when, ready or not, season finales begin to kick in. Continue reading...

Club flexes claws for causes

Crawfish are usually thought of as a meal, not as competitors in a display of speed and agility. But at the Hat Club Crawfish Salute, the mud bugs are more than dinner. Continue reading...

Singer McMurtry plays Complicated Game in LR

Texas singer-songwriter James McMurtry is about as honest and forthright as they come, in what he sings about and the way he approaches his touring. He's on the road now, promoting his latest album, Complicated Game, released in February 2015, after a six-year break from the studio. Continue reading...

With the unreasonable, obligation is still to be reasonable

DEAR CAROLYN: My overbearing sister-in-law just moved her son's birthday party to a week later. When we originally talked a month ago, I asked when it was planned and said -- great, because my son will be on a Boy Scout retreat the following weekend. Continue reading...

HELPFUL HINTS

DEAR READERS: You should be well into your spring-cleaning for the season, but wait -- do you spring-clean? Do you take a few days to deep-clean your home to make it fresh and to air it out? Continue reading...

Horoscopes by Holiday

Happy birthday. Over the next six weeks you will expand your social horizons through church, networking groups and community functions. Your love life will flourish, too. Something lost will be regained in July. You'll be appointed to a position that will utilize your talent for rousing, energizing and motivating those around you. Continue reading...

On Christianity

DEAR REV. GRAHAM: I've heard the Bible says somewhere that Satan is actually an angel (or something like that). I thought angels are supposed to be good, but isn't Satan supposed to be evil? Continue reading...

Super Quiz: Questions for U.S. Citizenship

1. What is the Fourth of July? Continue reading...

VIDEO: Students study stream for presence of organisms

Middle school students study stream for presence of organisms

Subscriber onlyCollecting data doesn't have to be boring -- a lesson learned by citizen scientists from the EAST program at J.O. Kelly Middle School in Springdale. The sixth- and seventh-graders waded in on an early April morning, using nets, trays and more to capture mud puppies, various species of flies and a respectable number of crawfish. Continue reading...

Trivia to help in pursuit of home

Subscriber onlyOrganizers hope an evening of trivia will further their pursuit of establishing a home for boys who have "aged out" of the foster care system at the age of 18. Many of them are left completely on their own with no one to guide them through the challenges and tasks of adulthood. Continue reading...

Beasts of the Southern wild

Geena Davis, Atticus and Hollywood

Subscriber onlyIt's really rare that you come across a Southern character that's not stereotyped, vilified or aggrandized. Continue reading...

School news

Subscriber onlyOklahoma State University The Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences recently recognized Karson Walker of Lowell for her achievements. She earned the Champion Forfox Liz Claiborn CDX Award for her interest in small animal veterinary medicine. Continue reading...

People & places

Subscriber onlyHarrell named director Clayton Harrell will become the director of athletics and dean of students for middle and upper schools at The New School in Fayetteville, effective July 1. Continue reading...

Grumpy Old Man?

Engvall still enjoys being ‘funny guy in your living room’

Subscriber onlyLaughing, Bill Engvall admits he may have reached the age where he views the world through a different lens -- something like the cranky old Muppets in the balcony. Continue reading...

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