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DEAR ABBY: Free food and internet keep son from fully moving out

DEAR ABBY: My 21-year-old son, "Evan," recently moved out to be with his girlfriend. They live in a small apartment and cannot afford a lot beyond the basics, including internet. They spend every moment at my house when they are not working. They use our internet, eat our food and drink our beverages. I know this may sound terrible, but I want my freedom! Continue reading...

DEAR ABBY: Wife's man of her dreams is angered by men in her books

DEAR ABBY: I'm happily married to the man of my dreams. We met after I had gone through a particularly difficult breakup, and I often credit him with "saving" me. We've been together 15 years and have two beautiful children. Continue reading...

DEAR ABBY: Reluctant baby sitter resents being impressed into service

DEAR ABBY: I live with my parents and am not fond of children. My father volunteers me to baby-sit my nieces while they are right in front of us and before I have a chance to discuss anything. If I stand up for myself and say no, my father lays a guilt trip on me and tells the kids that their aunt is "being mean." Continue reading...

High Profile: Melvin Virgil White Jr.

His curiosity for life’s sensory pleasures turned his attention toward music, birding and other worldly pursuits, such as a career as a freelance travel writer for National Geographic.

Subscriber onlyMel White was about 15,000 feet up Kilimanjaro when the kind of serendipitous travel experience he relishes soared into view. It was a lammergeier, a giant bearded vulture the dedicated birder had long imagined seeing. Continue reading...

Fundraiser aims to curb hunger in young and old

Subscriber onlyThe numbers are astounding. Continue reading...

Wine magnum opus

100 vintners represented at Art of Wine, Walton Arts Center benefit

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- The Walton Arts Center's three-day Art of Wine festival, held at the center June 9-11, was one for the ages, or at least the aged barrels. Continue reading...

She put college on hold, met husband of 70 years

Subscriber onlyPlans change. Vena Martin's plans went from studying home economics to making a home with a husband, all in the span of a few months. Continue reading...

78-year union is bliss for Kansas couple

Subscriber onlyWICHITA, Kan. -- After 78 years of marriage, four children, 11 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and 17 great-great-grandchildren, Paul and Ada Day are still dedicated to living active, independent lives. Continue reading...

Dinner in the field

Heifer International event feeds fund that assists Arkansas farmers

Subscriber onlyDespite relaxed fashion rules, it's still pretty much tradition to wait until after Memorial Day to officially break out the wardrobe whites. With that holiday behind us, white-attire party season is in full force. Continue reading...

'Shrink it, pink it' lingers in ads targeting women

Subscriber onlyLadies, as everyone knows, are dainty and fragile, and prefer the world to be awash in pastels. Or at least, that's the philosophy behind the old marketing mantra for making products attractive to women: Continue reading...

Arts Center evening invites artists for peek at exhibition

Subscriber onlyTodd Herman, director of the Arkansas Arts Center, welcomed guests to the center June 9 for a peek at the 58th annual Delta Exhibition. The night's festivities included a lecture titled Relationships, a reception for artists and members and a preview of the exhibit, which Herman called "one of the most beloved exhibitions" in the region. Continue reading...

Humble handbag a centuries-old personal statement

Subscriber onlyThey come with us, wherever we go, dangling from our shoulders or slung across our chests. They contain a random miscellany of objects that we deem necessary for daily function, or that we simply want to have with us. They are leather, canvas, nylon; small, medium, way-too-big; pouchy, boxy, compact, cavernous. They are our purses -- and they are, in a sense, ourselves. Herewith, an assortment of miscellaneous facts, figures and fancies about purses, to mirror the hodgepodge currently residing in my own. Continue reading...

Health association members get 'Living Legend' awards

Subscriber onlyHOT SPRINGS -- Dr. William Greenfield, president of the Arkansas Medical, Dental and Pharmaceutical Association (AMDPA), hosted a reception for attendees of the AMDPA's 123rd annual Scientific Session on June 10 at The Warehouse. Continue reading...

FIRES program gets guests all heated up with dancing

Subscriber onlyOnce again, the sixth annual Firefighters All White Affair was a sellout -- despite some serious competition from popular neo soul singer Erykah Badu, who performed at Verizon Arena just across the river. Continue reading...

Avoid dressing men, boys in matching formal clothes

Subscriber onlyQ. I've always thought that mother and daughter matching combos were cute for a minute, but then I question it. I wonder about how much pressure that implies and whether they ever dress differently. So, then I went out and bought a matching combo for my husband and son. Do you think I should just have them wear them separately? Continue reading...

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