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Chrysanthemums for that Old Lady

Subscriber onlyStrictly speaking, a birthday is the anniversary of a birth. That's why, when we teach kids to show us how old they are, we don't let them hold up a finger for the day they emerged. Continue reading...

Run 6, 12 or 24 hours with the Striders club

Subscriber onlyThe annual 6/12/24 Hour Endurance Challenge is one way to incinerate extra calories you eat on Thanksgiving. The footrace is Friday and Saturday, or just Saturday, in Benton. Racer's choice. Continue reading...

Stoke the furnace when you're fighting a cold

Subscriber onlyIt's cold and flu season. Do we feed a cold, starve a fever? Or is it starve a cold, feed a fever? What if we have a cold and a fever at the same time? And where did all the confusion come from? Continue reading...

SLIM PICKINGS

Subscriber onlyWHAT: Green Giant Cauliflower Crumbles "Fried Rice" Blend Continue reading...

Gratitude isn't only for one day a year

Subscriber onlySay thank you. That's the first command I drilled into my children. They'd comply in their baby-speak with something that sounded a bit like "thank you." Continue reading...

Business's ! has a point

Subscriber onlySpeaking of business names with exclamation points, what's with the punctuation in the name Go! Running? Continue reading...

Cardio alone can't give legs everything they need

Subscriber onlyNext time you step into your local fitness center, take note of the number of people performing lower-body strength training. Chances are, there aren't many. Continue reading...

Super Quiz: Confusing animal names

Subscriber only1. It may "fly away home," but it's a beetle, not a bug. Continue reading...

Helpful Hints

DEAR READERS: Today's Sound Off is about the wearing of camouflage clothing: Continue reading...

Horoscopes by Holiday

Subscriber onlyHappy birthday. Nothing is holding you back from adventure in early 2018. Someone who loves you will make a wish for you that comes true. Continue reading...

On Christianity

DEAR REV. GRAHAM: Why won't some people admit it when they're wrong? My uncle has made a lot of bad decisions in his life, but he refuses to take responsibility for them or apologize when he's hurt someone. Instead he always blames someone else for his problems. Do people like this ever change? Continue reading...

Dear Abby: Thanksgiving Prayer For Peace Seeks To Bring World Together

Dear Abby: Our organization, No Greater Love, is a nonprofit humanitarian organization that honors America’s fallen and their families, and promotes peace. I am reaching out to you and your millions of readers about an important event we are planning. NGL invites you and your readers to become links in our Chain of Prayer for Peace. Continue reading...

Big Buzz

Environment pollinates artist’s canvas

Subscriber onlyAt first glance, the kudzu vines, honeycomb and giant bees spilling over the walls around The Hive -- the restaurant inside Bentonville's 21c Museum Hotel -- may seem like themed decor. However, closer inspection reveals curious objects and creatures that don't belong, imbuing the installation with mystery and even a sense of the macabre. The piece by Johnston Foster is titled "BuzzKill" and morphs The Hive itself into a work of art. Continue reading...

Poverty, immobility, raising grandchildren leave almost 1 in 5 elderly Arkansans without enough to eat

Subscriber onlyJudy Joyner thought when she reached her golden years, she would be on a beach somewhere, soaking up the sun with her husband by her side. Continue reading...

HIGH PROFILE: Singer returns to Arkansas for benefit concert

In the 1970s, she found her calling as an actor, dancer and singer on the Children’s Theatre stage at the Arkansas Arts Center. Her career path led to New York, Los Angeles and beyond.

Subscriber onlyLeslie Darwin acted, sang and danced as part of the original Arkansas Arts Center Children’s Theatre company in the 1970s, when director Rand Hopkins was creating theatrical productions for youngsters, by youngsters. Continue reading...