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Donation of kidney ends with loss of a friendship

Subscriber only DEAR ABBY: My friend "Virginia" and I have known each other for 11 years. Five years ago she went into renal failure and was on dialysis for three years. It was hard on her and she needed a kidney transplant. Her three healthy siblings refused to be tested as a possible match. Continue reading...

High Profile: Laurence Benedict Alexander

UAPB chancellor has assembled a first-rate team that helped him turn the school around.

Subscriber onlyLaurence Alexander recalls feeling uneasy as he started a summer job working for his hometown newspaper, The Times-Picayune of New Orleans, in 1981. Continue reading...

Shakespearean sprites twirl in SoMa for ballet fundraiser

Subscriber onlySouth on Main -- that cool, hip purveyor of upscale Southern food, drinks and music -- takes a little turn into the fantastical today, as it's invaded by a small army of fairies and other mystical woodland creatures. Continue reading...

Creating a 'safe place'

Hospital event dedicates center to offer services for abused children

Subscriber onlySafe. That is a word that, sadly, isn't part of the reality of the lives of abused and neglected children. Continue reading...

NYC chaperones become in-laws to future bride

Subscriber onlyTommy Diaz, in a roundabout way, asked Lakresha Gray to go out with his parents before he asked her to go out with him. His parents, it turned out, made great chaperones. Continue reading...

Men's core wardrobe starts with one blue, one gray suit

Subscriber onlyQ. At my office, we still wear suits. Not all the time, but often enough that I need more than the two I have. And I think in my late 20s I should start looking at the positions I want to move up to. Beyond my one blue and one gray, what should I buy? If you can keep it under $1,000, that'd be good. Continue reading...

3 luminaries of outdoors join Arkansas Hall of the wild

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation celebrated its 25th year of honoring Arkansans involved in hunting, fishing and wildlife conservation by inducting three more individuals into the Arkansas Outdoor Hall of Fame. The banquet was Aug. 12 at the Statehouse Convention Center. Continue reading...

Wedding season a blow to millennials' wallets

Subscriber onlyDevin Jones is awash in flowers, formal attire and houseware registries. Continue reading...

Being a good guest on a stricter budget

Subscriber onlyWedding industry experts offer the following tips for people who are spending much of the summer watching friends and relatives get hitched. Continue reading...

Diamond Chef polishes main dish, wedding ring

Subscriber onlyDonnie Ferneau, who took top honors at this year's Diamond Chef Arkansas competition, showed sponsors he is ready to defend his title at the 2017 contest in April. The culinary battle is put on by and benefits the Pulaski Technical College Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Institute. Continue reading...

Pen pals' correspondence keeps going after 70 years

Subscriber onlyThey say absence makes the heart grow fonder, but this is ridiculous. Continue reading...

New set of volunteers ready to start earning their wings

Subscriber onlyThe 2017 Angels of Hope met for the first time Aug. 14 at the 20th Century Club's Lodge, which provides temporary housing for cancer patients who are receiving outpatient chemotherapy or radiation treatments at a central Arkansas hospital. Continue reading...

Birth of an Artist

Benefit brings in $8,300 to paint brighter picture for young creators

Subscriber onlyAnthony Tidwell, a Hot Springs educator and onetime assistant basketball coach, wanted the children in his city to have the same access to art education that he received during his childhood. So he started a program that would allow them to do just that. And he started a fundraiser to help pay for that program. Continue reading...

72 sophomore girls prepared to offer 'healthy' assistance

Subscriber onlyThe American Heart Association's Sweethearts program in Arkansas ushered in its 20th year with a welcome reception Tuesday for new sweethearts and their parents. The event took place at the Country Club of Little Rock. Continue reading...

Getting pickled in Arkansas

Food preservation still feeding families

Subscriber onlyMy wife has been worn out lately as she works to preserve the bounty from our vegetable garden. She has been pickling cucumbers and okra, freezing purple hull peas and peppers, and our bumper crop of tomatoes has been canned. Potatoes were dug and stored in the shade of the back porch. While our ancestors did not have freezers or pressure canners, they were adept at preserving food -- a necessity if they were to eat during the cold winter months. Continue reading...

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