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James Edward Bennett

A lot of ponies in Paducah, Ky., wish it’d gone differently, but this farrier became an insurance salesman.Now he’s wrangling his stable of clients to pony up for Ronald McDonald House.

Subscriber onlyEd Bennett goes to so many fundraisers and society functions his friends joke that he must sleep in a tuxedo. Knowing his back story makes the ribbing all the more entertaining. Continue reading...

Ivy Ball elegantly helps students

Subscriber onlyThe word "sorority" generally conjures up images and memories of social activities and sisterhood under the banner of Greek letters on a college campus. Continue reading...

Dance troupe envisions tapping in to a fun genre

Subscriber onlyCar dealers think a lot about saturation. Open a Ferrari dealership in Little Rock and people pump their fists. "We're finally Dallas!" Open two more and your salesmen start day trading from their desks. Continue reading...

High-water mark

Admirers honor the Rev. Hezekiah Stewart by fully funding 2 projects

Subscriber onlyIt was an evening of surprises as well as accolades Jan. 29 as a sold-out crowd gathered to honor the Rev. Hezekiah Stewart at the Embassy Suites. Continue reading...

He spotted, reeled in the right one in record time

Subscriber onlyThere might be plenty of fish in the sea, but landing the right one is tricky. Take Rex White. He wasn't hearing from the right kind of women on the dating site of the same metaphor -- PlentyOfFish.com. Continue reading...

Black-tie attire eliminates too-many-options problem

Subscriber onlyQ. We have high-end plans for Valentine's Day and I'm thinking about getting a black-tie or midnight-blue tuxedo, but I'm not sure. Continue reading...

Rep benefit all good

Sinners, Saints do right thing at theater’s ‘40-Season Retrospective’ gala

Subscriber onlyIt was a walk down memory lane for patrons of the Arkansas Repertory Theatre on Jan. 30 at Saints and Sinners, held at the Statehouse Convention Center. The annual fundraiser's entertainment featured song and dance routines from the last 40 years. Continue reading...

Hot Springs Jazz Society parties Mardi Gras style

Subscriber onlyPrevious incarnations of the Hot Springs Jazz Society's Mardi Gras Costume Ball & Contest took place in the ballroom of Hot Springs' Austin Hotel. With that establishment -- now the Hotel Hot Springs -- being renovated, the 2016 version was forced to make a major venue move. OK, maybe not that major. After all, the Hot Springs Convention Center's Horner Hall is separated from the hotel basically by a lobby and a flight of stairs. Continue reading...

Class action was discovered at reception for legal eagles

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas Bar Association hosted an evening reception the first night of its midyear meeting, which takes place in January. Continue reading...

Soup fundraiser pours up $137,000 for families

Subscriber onlyThe 35th bonanza of bouillabaisse! Continue reading...

Young adult needs to talk to parents, clear the air

DEAR ABBY: During my childhood, my parents fought often. When I was 12, they spoke to my sister and me about getting a divorce. I was heartbroken and fought back. Continue reading...

Club news

Subscriber onlyThe Bella Vista Bluebird Society needs volunteers to help in the effort to conserve bluebirds. The society needs monitors for bluebird trails to follow the birds during the nesting season (early March to mid-August). The society also needs maintenance people to repair or replace boxes on the various trails. Continue reading...

Cutting-edge art

Husband and wife carve own niches in their work

Subscriber onlyA professor of art at the University of the Ozarks in Clarksville, Tammy Harrington will be sharing an Arts Center of the Ozarks gallery in February with her husband, Neal Harrington, an associate professor of art at Arkansas Tech University in Russellville. Asked about the exhibition, she wants first to brag on his work, not her own. Continue reading...

Karen Elaine Gros Feeding body, mind and soul

Subscriber onlyOn her first trip to Europe, Karen Gros was a young advertising executive traveling alone for six weeks, guided by Rick Steves' then-recently released Europe Through the Back Door. Continue reading...

Building community one play at a time

Subscriber onlyAt Toyland on the Square, the November theme for Bentonville's First Friday event, Elizabeth Goodwin-Brown and Marley worked the crowd. Continue reading...

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