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HIGH PROFILE: Easter Seals Arkansas CEO Elaine Eubank

A tenacious champion for the elderly, Elaine Eubank continues with a second career assisting the developmentally disabled.

Subscriber onlyIf Elaine Eubank’s life had a theme, it might be “Life is unexpected.” As she says, “In my life, things don’t always work out the way I’d planned them, and that’s usually a good thing.” Continue reading...

Nonprofit helps marshal light a fire under recruits

Subscriber onlyJoe Gray, the Little Rock Fire Department's chief fire marshal, believes in paying it forward. Continue reading...

An evening of stars

State’s best high school athletes of the year get advice from a veteran

Subscriber onlyIt wasn't just the Miss Arkansas pageant that drew a host of visitors to Markham Street in downtown Little Rock on June 17. About 1,500 people gathered in the Statehouse Convention Center's Wally Allen Ballroom for the 2016-2017 All Arkansas Preps awards banquet, presented by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Continue reading...

She waited 4 decades to write their happy ending

Subscriber onlyBrenda Scisson was one of the first female sports reporters in the state in 1972. Continue reading...

Eating to feed others

Public servants put on aprons to serve up hunger relief meal

Subscriber onlyIt was quite the lively crowd. So much so that former governor and co-chairman Mike Beebe had trouble shushing everyone to get the program started. Could it have been all the Arkansas legislators in the house? Continue reading...

Spa City awash in legalese with 119th meeting of Bar

Subscriber onlyNo joke -- almost 300 lawyers filled the lobby of the Arlington Hotel on June 15 for the traditional Friday, Eldridge and Clark reception at the 119th meeting of the Arkansas Bar Association. Continue reading...

Chamber rolls out red carpet for crew of USS Little Rock

Subscriber onlyA four-day visit to the river city by the crew of the pre-commissioned USS Little Rock culminated with a catered barbecue dinner hosted by the Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau the night of June 13 at historic Curran Hall. The crew, stationed near Jacksonville, Fla., includes one Arkansan -- Robert Dyer of Mountainburg. Continue reading...

Uniqueness reason enough to add knit ties to wardrobe

Subscriber onlyQ. I sure wish you would write a column on knit ties. You have recommended them at least twice in the last year. Unless they have made an unannounced comeback, I neither see them worn nor even for sale. One may find them online, but not in great numbers. Admit it: They aren't stylish. Defend thyself. You publish your opinions on fashion, and I largely agree with your calls, but on knit ties, I just don't see it. Continue reading...

Is father-daughter dance out of step with today's world?

Subscriber onlyThe annual father-daughter dance at Benito Martinez Elementary School in El Paso, Texas, is a highlight on the school calendar. Candy-color tablecloths camouflage cafeteria tables, and strobe lights transform the gymnasium into a dance floor. The girls, from kindergarten through fifth-grade, don dresses and pose for pictures with their dates. Many of the 300 guests stay for the grand finale: a slow dance to Bob Carlisle's "Butterfly Kisses." Continue reading...

Centenarian began painting at 98

Subscriber onlyWatching Dorris Woods intricately paint flowers and a cascade of cobblestone steps, it's not obvious that she only recently learned to paint. An assortment of her finished oil paintings sitting nearby -- depicting beautiful oceans, waterfalls and flowers -- look similar to those completed by her distinguished teacher, Sally Seago, although Seago has been painting for 60 years and Woods for only two. Continue reading...

Congolese fashionable despite poverty

Subscriber only"One of the first things I noticed is how completely beautiful everyone is on the street," said Shayla Harris, a documentary filmmaker and journalist, about her recent trip to Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo. Continue reading...

Two directors become one, throw out romance rulebook

Subscriber onlyShe wore a short, off-white dress with lace; he wore a black tuxedo. Their cake was a replica of the state Capitol, where they wed. But the nuptials and after-party were anything but ordinary. Continue reading...

Center director an advocate for social justice, anti-hate

Subscriber onlyA reception for Steven Goldstein, executive director of the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect, was held June 21 in the library of the Clinton School for Public Service. Continue reading...

Hairdresser travels, cuts hair for homeless people

Subscriber onlyWhen Joshua Coombes got off the bus at Union Station in Washington in February, he didn't set off for the usual tourist attractions along the National Mall. Instead, the London-based hairdresser headed for the marble fountain where homeless people gather outside. Most travelers walk by without a second glance. So what Coombes did next may well have surprised them: He chatted with them, pulled out his scissors and gave them haircuts, free of charge. Continue reading...

Wedding dress websites put brides and bargains together

Subscriber onlyLet's face it, your wedding dress is taking up coveted closet space and, decades from now, your daughter is not likely to wear what's sure to be an out-of-style gown. Continue reading...

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