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Hybrid tea rose shines brightly as garden superstar

Subscriber onlyLong-stemmed roses typically aren't delivered by the box or vase to Jean Hunner's Mission Viejo, Calif., home on Valentine's Day. If she's lucky, they come straight from her front yard. Continue reading...

Helpful Hints

DEAR READERS: I make Heloise Trail Mix and save a lot of money, as well as use up the last of certain foods. Nuts and dried fruit are the base, then I add whatever may be in the kitchen. Some commercial mixes can be healthy, some not so healthy (lots of candy, other sweets or salt) and very expensive. Continue reading...

Horoscopes by Holiday

Subscriber onlyHappy birthday. The only thing better than attracting opportunities is recognizing the ones that have been there all along. Your eyes will open to life's intense beauty as you seize the resources and talents you've been given and turn them into something that helps and delights those around you. Love is on your side. Continue reading...

On Christianity

DEAR REV. GRAHAM: Why should I follow the Ten Commandments? Maybe they were useful thousands of years ago, but we live in a different world now, and we need to come up with our own rules for living. Continue reading...

Super Quiz: History

Subscriber only1. What did Winston Churchill call "a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma"? Continue reading...

Pregnant teen needs support and guidance, not rejection

DEAR ABBY: My best friend from school is pregnant. Her baby's father is practically nonexistent, and she has no other friends besides me and one other person. I am the only one so far who knows about her pregnancy. She hasn't told her dad and her grandparents because she's scared they'll kick her out. She has nowhere to go. My parents have told me to cut her off. What should I do? Continue reading...

'Beauty' of Teenage Girls Shines During Retreat

Subscriber onlyA sleepover with a fashion show, makeup hacks and plenty of "swag" sounds like a night out with the Mean Girls. Continue reading...

Been There

Rapha Center Offers Free Counseling to Restore Women’s Lives

Subscriber onlyYou are not alone. Continue reading...

Personal Space

Subscriber onlyAngie Brooks Where I live: I live in Pea Ridge in a neighborhood called Maple Glen. The houses are all brick and they're all ranch houses. They're just sturdy, low-maintenance homes, and we like that. Continue reading...

God’s People Never Forgotten

Subscriber onlyI didn’t see the movie, but I saw the trailer. “Stand Up Guys” is about aging gangsters looking for their last hurrah. Describing his “late-in-life” predicament, Al Pacino’s character says “They say we die twice. Once when the breath leaves our body, and once when the last person we know says our name.” Continue reading...

Local Notes

Subscriber onlyLenten Programs BENTON COUNTY The Presbyterian Church of Bella Vista, 1880 Forest Hills Blvd., offers a Lenten study at 3 p.m. each Thursday through Lent. Continue reading...

Sleepwalker's restless habit has turned into a nightmare

DEAR ABBY: I am engaged to "Tony," whom I have known since first grade. We live with his mother under the same roof, but in separate rooms. Tony is perfect in every way except one: He's a restless sleeper. Continue reading...

A Stitch In Time

Artist ‘yarn bombs’ French Revolution

Subscriber onlyYou name it, and Eureka Springs artist Gina Rose Gallina can make it -- a bicycle, a chocolate cake, a chaise lounge, a bumblebee, a garden, a rainbow, a pair of ruby slippers, even a ballgown. Continue reading...

Staying Alive

American joins Australian Bee Gees for uncanny tour

Subscriber onlyThe music is loud, and the women are still warm for a reincarnation of the pop group that made disco forever cool. Continue reading...

Big Fishes, Grateful Pond

House concerts feature best of singer/songwriters

Subscriber onlyPretty much we go for the movers and the shakers in the folk music world -- and folk music is a small world, a small pond with a lot of big fishes in it," says Nancy Paddock, presenter of the Eureka House Concerts. Continue reading...