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Subscriber onlyPriest bans altar girls, says boys can’t keep up SAN FRANCISCO — A Roman Catholic church in San Francisco has become one of a handful around the country to prohibit girls from being altar servers, a decision that has disturbed some parishioners. Continue reading...

IN THE GARDEN

Subscriber onlyQ I recently saw an article about using the granules that are in baby diapers mixed with potting soil. This is supposed to hold more moisture in the soil in potted plants. I didn't know how environmentally sound this was. Just knew you were the person to ask. Continue reading...

Tools and Toys

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Personal Space

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Dear Abby: Couple kisses and makes up, but family tension remains

DEAR ABBY: A few years ago, my husband and I had problems. Our marriage was going downhill, but we have recently managed to work things out. My problem is, I sounded off to my mother, who had never held him in very high esteem to begin with. She told me she never wanted to see him again. Continue reading...

Helpful Hints

DEAR READERS: Winter is a good time to clean out stuff that we all have. Here are a few Heloise hints to jettison junk. My "two minutes or 120 seconds" plan is all it takes. Every day, focus on one task for two-minute intervals of time. Keep going if you are "on a roll," but just get started! Continue reading...

Super Quiz: Two

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On Christianity

DEAR REV. GRAHAM: Where did religion come from? I'm not sure I even believe in God, and even if I did, I don't know which religion I'd choose. Continue reading...

Horoscopes by Holiday

Subscriber onlyHappy birthday. If life is a party, you're the "it" guest this year. February is a whirl of fun. After March's call to clear out negativity and dysfunction, you'll work on the fundamental building blocks of good living again in May. July and August are focused on a moneymaking venture with a stellar chance of success if you don't give up. Continue reading...

Us against the World

We mighth win, but will we love?

Sunday, the New England Patriots will face the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl 49. Undoubtedly, in an attempt to motivate their teams, both head coaches will employ a tried-and-true method in their pregame speeches -- "Us against the world." Continue reading...

Personal Space Northwest

Rhonda Franz Where I live: Our address is in Lowell, but we live outside town. We're practically in Springdale. We're just a few minutes from Beaver Lake. Continue reading...

Hope for healing

Bella Vista church helps to end human trafficking

The statistics are sobering: An estimated 7 million people are enslaved in the world today — roughly the 2010 population of Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado and Wyoming. An estimated 1,200,000 thousand children are trafficked — a population the size of Dallas. Continue reading...

Local Notes

BENTON COUNTY Bella Vista United Lutheran Church, 100 Cooper Road, sponsors its JAM ministry in the annual Souper Bowl fundraiser following the church service Sunday. Additionally, the youth serve a soup lunch after the service. Continue reading...

Moving East

Curator finds Crystal Bridges a natural fit

When Mindy Besaw first visited Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, she was "pleasantly overwhelmed." Continue reading...

Entering A New 'Phase'

Combined music festivals set for fall debut

Farewell, Mulberry Mountain Harvest Festival. Continue reading...