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DEAR REV. GRAHAM: Why do some people always complain about things, no matter how insignificant they are? My cousin is like this, and I admit I get tired of listening to her. Is it just her personality? I wish she was a happier person, but I don't know how to help her. Continue reading...

Super Quiz: People Who Made a Difference

Subscriber only1. C.C.: Italian explorer Continue reading...

Personal Space Northwest

Subscriber onlyKyle Kellams Where I live: North side of Mount Sequoyah in Fayetteville. Continue reading...

Workin' on the railroad

Train machinist by day, backyard conductor at play

Subscriber onlyThe biggest railroad layout in North Little Rock belongs to Union Pacific, but one of the biggest little railroads toots around Bernie and Christy Alsbrook's backyard. Continue reading...

Personal space

Subscriber onlyAnthony Tally Where I live: I live in North Little Rock between Park Hill and Indian Hills with my fantastic wife, Becca, and our two dogs Boone, 6, and ChaCha, 15. Continue reading...

IN THE GARDEN

Subscriber onlyQ Two of my six baby rhubarb plants (planted last year) have sprouted flower-like shoots. Is this normal? What is the purpose? My only experience with rhubarb has been with mature plants that can be harvested. Continue reading...

Ask the Expert

Subscriber onlyI am thinking about putting my home on the market this summer. What are some quick, easy and cheap fixes I can make to facilitate its sale? Continue reading...

Tools and Toys

Subscriber onlyPlumber's Hero What's to love: The kit comes with everything needed for a quick fix. Continue reading...

Dinosaur exhibit a perfect fit for Clinton center

Subscriber onlyDear Otus, Pardon my ignorance, but what the heck does a stupid dinosaur exhibit have to do with Wild Bill's presidential library? Is the current exhibit a lame attempt to distract low-information voters from the nefarious influence peddling of the Clinton Foundation and Hillary's subterfuge and Benghazi blundering? Continue reading...

CAR TALK

Subscriber onlyDEAR CAR TALK: I have a 1988 Chrysler LeBaron convertible. I had a remanufactured 2.5-liter engine installed. The engine vibrates. The engine and transmission mounts were replaced, and the vibration is worse; I can really feel it in the steering wheel. The dealership said the shop that installed the engine might not have reset the timing in the two balance shafts. In addition to that, what else would cause the engine vibration? Continue reading...

Items to be discarded can become planters

Subscriber onlySo much of what we trash can find a second home in the garden. Going green in the garden is not only about planting trees and flowers for Earth Day, but it's also about using natural and organic products. It's finding natural ways to solve traditional garden issues such as pests or disease. It's also a way to make a beautiful and safe garden to enjoy. Continue reading...

Seed swap targets old plant purity

Subscriber onlyThe Ozark Folk Center State Park's mission is to preserve Ozark traditions through music and crafts. On May 23, it will be the home for a nutritious, potentially tasty, preservation project: the Seventh Annual Ozark Seed Swap, 1-4 p.m. in the Administration Building. Continue reading...

Walt Disney fell in love as a teen

Subscriber onlyGarden trains encounter some of the same challenges as big trains: loose wheels, landslides, floods, erosion, snow on the tracks. Continue reading...

Convention gives hobbyists visions

Subscriber onlyChristy and Bernie Alsbrook started their hobby of garden railroading in 2005, with a trip to that year's National Garden Railway Convention in Chicago. Continue reading...

Circle on 'round for historic ride

Subscriber onlyReal trains and model trains run on parallel tracks, both having been around-and-around since the 1800s. Continue reading...