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Adopt-A-Vet delivers love in a bag

Subscriber onlyJacki Bruning was deep in talks about expanding her nonprofit to bring gifts to veterans more often when her youngest son broke his neck. Continue reading...

Denim, lavender, glam for day are runway hits

Subscriber onlyThose of you who have followed my full-length cover features in the Democrat-Gazette may remember that I once did a recurring commentary on fashion trends for looming seasons. The top trends were grouped into Good, Bad and Downright Ugly categories. Continue reading...

Making magic happen

Harry Potter-themed Yule Ball raises money, awareness for Ouachita Children’s Center

Subscriber onlyHOT SPRINGS -- Wizards and Muggles of all ages gathered Jan. 6 in the great hall of St. Luke's Episcopal Church for the 2018 Yule Ball. The event was a benefit for the Ouachita Children's Center, which provides emergency shelter and support services for youths in crisis. Presented by the Morris Foundation, it was based on the Triwizard Tournament and Yule Ball in the Harry Potter books. Continue reading...

It took awhile, but theirs was a match made online

Subscriber onlyRobbie McDonald knew the first time he saw Sabrina Beasley that they would marry. Continue reading...

EX-ETIQUETTE

Subscriber onlyQ My ex is very angry how our break-up came about, and it makes talking very difficult. Each time I try to talk to her about how the kids are doing or try to coordinate efforts she brings up the past. We end up yelling at each other. I know we have to talk, but we both hate the interaction. What do you suggest? What's good ex-etiquette? Continue reading...

Spreading their wings

Angels of Hope and moms dine at Marlsgate Plantation

Subscriber onlyThe 30 Angels of Hope and their mothers traveled to Marlsgate Plantation in Scott on Jan. 7 for brunch. Continue reading...

Something old: Couples choose grandparents for nuptial roles

Subscriber onlyNancy Rutchik and Flossie Pack are flower girls extraordinaire. Continue reading...

Proper sweater storage, cleaning prolong beauty

Subscriber onlyQ. How often and in what ways should I wash my sweaters? When I break them out each year, I usually spend each morning sneezing from the allergies of 9 months' of dust build-up. I remember hearing something about fluffing them in the dryer, but wonder if I should be washing them. Continue reading...

Gift cards have utility beyond Christmas Day

Subscriber onlyAmericans spend as much as $130 billion on gift cards each year, and about $1 billion of that goes unused. Is there a gift card languishing in your drawer that contributed to this statistic? It doesn't have to be that way. Continue reading...

Small Works make big impact at show

Subscriber onlyThe opening reception for the traveling exhibit of Small Works on Paper was held Jan. 4 at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center. Continue reading...

41 debutantes presented at Alpha Phi Alpha ball

Subscriber onlyRows of young ladies dressed in white ball-gowns twirled with their tuxedo-clad partners as they waltzed in the Wally Allen Ballroom of the Statehouse Convention Center on Dec. 23. The 41 high school students had just made their debut at the Pi Lambda chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and Central Arkansas Sphinx Foundation Debutante Ball. Continue reading...

Grandson's rejection tragic, handling it is key to future

DEAR ABBY: I love my grandson dearly. He lived with us off and on growing up because there were problems in his birth family. Our relationship was always close and loving. I confess that we spoiled him out of fear that at any moment his mother would stop us from seeing him. Continue reading...

Birthdays, Bachelor, Brad, and more razzed

Subscriber onlySpin Cycle presents another installment of All the News That's Fit to Razz: Continue reading...

Beatles animator enters 'second act' of his career

Subscriber onlyFrom the animated version of The Beatles to Scooby Doo, The Jetsons, Rugrats, Krazy Kat and The Smurfs, Ron Campbell spent 50 years making cartoons that were must-sees for the Saturday morning TV-and-cereal set. Continue reading...

All hail the queen! Pretty Victoria back for second season

Subscriber onlyCalling all fellow anglophiles. Keep calm and tune in tonight for a pair of queens. Continue reading...