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Circuses have long history of Arkansas popularity

Subscriber onlyThe recent decision by Ringling Brothers Circus to retire its elephant troupe reminded me that circuses have traveled the roads, rivers and rails of Arkansas for many generations. For many early Arkansans, the circus offered a respite from the demanding labors of the farm, field and factory. Continue reading...

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Boys & Girls Club celebrates Youth of the Year

Subscriber onlyThe Boys & Girls Club of Benton County had a big year. Continue reading...

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Fayetteville couple reaches out to Syrian refugees

Subscriber onlyIn Hamsa and Moshe Newmark's household, the computer rings frequently with incoming Skype calls, and their phones buzz with texts and notifications from Syria. Continue reading...

Marta Loyd

Slowing down didn't work out

Subscriber onlyPicture a 200-acre mountaintop retreat, surrounded by some of the most spectacular scenery in Arkansas, where eminent scholars, researchers, policy makers and other leaders seek dialogue on some of the nation's most vexing problems. Such a place potentially exists in the form of the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute on Petit Jean Mountain near Morrilton. Over the past decade, the institute has hosted conferences, lectures and other events revolving around important issues -- but few would say it has become a world-class educational conference center. Continue reading...

Pair organize model fundraiser

Subscriber onlyWant to make a bold statement? Support those organizations whose whole mission is helping others. Want to model? Model behavior like LeAnn Wolf's and Jacquelyn Harrison's, co-chairmen of Easter Seals Arkansas' The Fashion Event. Giving to others should never go out of style. Continue reading...

Aetrex strives to put healthful foot forward

Subscriber onlyI'll say it again: Footwear that helps maintain foot wellness is neither a definition for the word "ugly" nor just a thing for the older set. Continue reading...

Very big impression

One guest towers above others at Hendrix presidential inauguration

Subscriber onlyThe fact that the Hendrix College community in Conway has embraced President Bill Tsutsui's affection for a large, fire-breathing monster was hard to miss in the festivities surrounding the inauguration of the college's 11th president. A giant inflatable Godzilla greeted guests as they arrived on campus April 17 for the Pre-Inaugural Evening in the Student Life Technology Center. More subtle decorations for the dinner and reception included cut-out paper Godzillas in orange and black, the school colors. Continue reading...

He kept buying gas but she knew his tank was full

Subscriber onlyIt was all fun and games when Jimmie Scott and Vera Pate first met outside his daddy's grocery store as kids. But later, when he decided she was the girl for him, he knew he had to get serious. Continue reading...

Institute parties down

UAMS ‘groupies’ salute King of Pop with $53,000 raised at benefit

Subscriber only"Party like a rock star" is a popular catchphrase. Well, guests of RockStar Lounge took it literally. Not that they weren't encouraged by organizers, who describe this happening as "a rock 'n' roll event where 'groupies' of the [University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences] Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute 'band' together to raise 'fans and funds' for cancer research." Continue reading...

Children's Hospital honors five who make a difference

Subscriber onlyArkansas Children's Hospital raised a glass for four doctors and a nonprofit director at its ninth annual Ruth Olive Beall and Betty A. Lowe, M.D., Awards on April 16 at Chenal Country Club. Continue reading...

Shirt and tie combos extend 1-suit wardrobe

Subscriber onlyQ. As a researcher I have never needed a suit, but my new position is research for a law firm. Clearly this is a suit office in which I would stand out too much by avoiding suits. That said, I cannot, at least yet, afford too many suits, or particularly expensive ones. How can I acquire the right look for under $1,500 (preferably under $1,000)? Continue reading...

Jennifer Marie Imbro - John Scott Crosby

Kristi and Ray Imbro, 589 Valley Club Circle, are the parents of the bride. She is the granddaughter of Raymond Imbro of Vero Beach, Fla., the late Jean and Robert Powell and the late Alice C. Imbro, all of Baldwin, N.Y. Continue reading...

Ashley Nicole McGehee - Kyle Edgar Stoner

Ashley Nicole McGehee became the bride of Kyle Edgar Stoner at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 18, in the chapel at Fellowship Bible Church. Ben Parkinson officiated. Continue reading...