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Marta Loyd

Slowing down didn't work out

Subscriber onlyPicture a 200-acre mountaintop retreat, surrounded by some of the most spectacular scenery in Arkansas, where eminent scholars, researchers, policy makers and other leaders seek dialogue on some of the nation's most vexing problems. Such a place potentially exists in the form of the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute on Petit Jean Mountain near Morrilton. Over the past decade, the institute has hosted conferences, lectures and other events revolving around important issues -- but few would say it has become a world-class educational conference center. Continue reading...

Pair organize model fundraiser

Subscriber onlyWant to make a bold statement? Support those organizations whose whole mission is helping others. Want to model? Model behavior like LeAnn Wolf's and Jacquelyn Harrison's, co-chairmen of Easter Seals Arkansas' The Fashion Event. Giving to others should never go out of style. Continue reading...

Aetrex strives to put healthful foot forward

Subscriber onlyI'll say it again: Footwear that helps maintain foot wellness is neither a definition for the word "ugly" nor just a thing for the older set. Continue reading...

Very big impression

One guest towers above others at Hendrix presidential inauguration

Subscriber onlyThe fact that the Hendrix College community in Conway has embraced President Bill Tsutsui's affection for a large, fire-breathing monster was hard to miss in the festivities surrounding the inauguration of the college's 11th president. A giant inflatable Godzilla greeted guests as they arrived on campus April 17 for the Pre-Inaugural Evening in the Student Life Technology Center. More subtle decorations for the dinner and reception included cut-out paper Godzillas in orange and black, the school colors. Continue reading...

He kept buying gas but she knew his tank was full

Subscriber onlyIt was all fun and games when Jimmie Scott and Vera Pate first met outside his daddy's grocery store as kids. But later, when he decided she was the girl for him, he knew he had to get serious. Continue reading...

Institute parties down

UAMS ‘groupies’ salute King of Pop with $53,000 raised at benefit

Subscriber only"Party like a rock star" is a popular catchphrase. Well, guests of RockStar Lounge took it literally. Not that they weren't encouraged by organizers, who describe this happening as "a rock 'n' roll event where 'groupies' of the [University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences] Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute 'band' together to raise 'fans and funds' for cancer research." Continue reading...

Children's Hospital honors five who make a difference

Subscriber onlyArkansas Children's Hospital raised a glass for four doctors and a nonprofit director at its ninth annual Ruth Olive Beall and Betty A. Lowe, M.D., Awards on April 16 at Chenal Country Club. Continue reading...

Shirt and tie combos extend 1-suit wardrobe

Subscriber onlyQ. As a researcher I have never needed a suit, but my new position is research for a law firm. Clearly this is a suit office in which I would stand out too much by avoiding suits. That said, I cannot, at least yet, afford too many suits, or particularly expensive ones. How can I acquire the right look for under $1,500 (preferably under $1,000)? Continue reading...

Jennifer Marie Imbro - John Scott Crosby

Kristi and Ray Imbro, 589 Valley Club Circle, are the parents of the bride. She is the granddaughter of Raymond Imbro of Vero Beach, Fla., the late Jean and Robert Powell and the late Alice C. Imbro, all of Baldwin, N.Y. Continue reading...

Ashley Nicole McGehee - Kyle Edgar Stoner

Ashley Nicole McGehee became the bride of Kyle Edgar Stoner at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 18, in the chapel at Fellowship Bible Church. Ben Parkinson officiated. Continue reading...

Anna Elisabeth Pentecost - Mason Blaine Morgan

Anna Elisabeth Pentecost and Mason Blaine Morgan exchanged marriage vows at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 18, in Skyline Church of Christ in Jackson, Tenn. Danny Walker officiated. Continue reading...

Melissa Lynne Cornett - Martin Radzio

Melissa Lynne Cornett and Martin Radzio were united in marriage at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 18, in the Cathedral of St. Andrew. Monsignor Lawrence Frederick officiated. Continue reading...

Many fine folks enmeshed in culture, customs of India

Subscriber onlyOne thing quickly became obvious at IndiaFest, the April 19 festival celebrating the culture, customs and food of the country projected to overtake China as the most populous in the world. The event was too populous for its venue, the River Market pavilions in Little Rock. Continue reading...

St. Joseph Center fundraiser takes guests on Joey's Journey

Subscriber onlyThe former St. Joseph's Orphanage, a massive, three-story Colonial Revival structure built in 1910, sits on a hill surrounded by large oak trees in North Little Rock. It was the setting April 18 for the fundraiser Joey's Journey, a Drama and Dinner. Continue reading...

Dear Abby: Nonstop talkers take a toll on those stuck listening

Subscriber onlyDEAR ABBY: I have noticed that some people in my age group (60s) are becoming compulsive talkers. These people don't ask questions of those around them. When someone begins to speak, the compulsive talker interrupts, usually in a louder voice and returns to dominating the conversation. Some of them continue to ramble on even when no one is listening anymore. Continue reading...

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