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Charlie Daniels strikes up band for July 4 show

Patriotic country veteran Charlie Daniels would seem to be the obvious choice for a July 4 concert. Continue reading...

Mingo Fishtrap, Mothwind blow in to Stickyz for shows

If there were an award here for most unusual band name to run across in 2015, the winner would be Mingo Fishtrap, performing at 9 p.m. today at Stickyz Rock 'n' Roll Chicken Shack. Continue reading...

Dad's attention to pregnant daughter alienates mom

DEAR CAROLYN: I have a problem I am not proud of. My daughter is pregnant, and so far everything in her pregnancy is routine. When I was pregnant with our three kids, my husband was typical for our generation in terms of the involvement he showed during my pregnancy and even my kids' infant years. But now that our daughter is pregnant, he has shown more interest in her than pretty much every pregnancy I had combined. He downloaded an app for his phone that gives weekly updates of the baby's size, changed all his photos to the ultrasound photo, and even researched car seats for our car for a few hours so we can drive the baby around. Continue reading...

Helpful Hints

DEAR HELOISE: One of your columns featured someone who had "white lint streaks" on her clothes. A washer salesman educated me once, and he's saved me lots of money, time and aggravation. What's showing up as "lint" could be detergent that hasn't been rinsed out of the clothing. Continue reading...

Horoscopes by Holiday

Happy birthday. It's time for some entertainment and fun. You'll get extra funds for this kind of thing over the next seven weeks. September has you heading up a family project. The investment of your time and energy will pay off in November as it should, and later in unexpected ways. Your love life heats up in January. Leo and Gemini people adore you. Continue reading...

On Christianity

DEAR REV. GRAHAM: My best friend when I was growing up always claimed to be a Christian and was active in his church, but now says he's turned his back on Jesus and doesn't want anything to do with God. Why do you suppose he did this? Continue reading...

Super Quiz: Acronyms and Abbreviations

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Elephant in the room

PETA still up in arms about circuses

Subscriber onlySometimes, the proverbial elephant isn't in the middle of the room. It's in the middle of your email. Continue reading...

On the road again

‘Call me during your layover’

Subscriber onlyWell, that was a first. I just finished a conversation with my husband and there was 30,000 feet of vertical space between us at the time. Using the plane's Wi-Fi connection -- which they charge you for, of course -- he texted me from a flight headed for... somewhere. He probably told me, but I've already forgotten. Chicago? D.C.? It might be one of those. At some point, all the itineraries start to blur together. Continue reading...

Remembering Rogers: The story of the city's brick streets

City still enjoying bricks of the past

Subscriber onlyRogers originated alongside the railroad in 1881, and immediately its citizens were plagued by the dirt streets. During the rainy season, the streets were a muddy nightmare; during the dry season, the dust choked everyone within sight and left a thick layer of grime on everything downtown. The hogs, chickens and other livestock that roamed the streets added to the suffering. Continue reading...

Evening Under the Stars supports day camp

Subscriber onlyAn Evening Under the Stars on July 10 will help support KidsClub day camp and other programs at Arkansas Support Network. Continue reading...

School news

Subscriber onlyArkansas Tech University has released a list of 1,816 degrees conferred upon students on the Russellville campus during the 2014-15 academic year. Those who graduated with honors based upon cumulative grade point average -- cum laude (3.50-3.69), magna cum laude (3.70-3.89) or summa cum laude (3.90-4.00) -- are listed as such. Those students who completed the University Honors Program are also noted. Continue reading...

Before our independence

Magna Carta set standard for freedom

Subscriber onlyFolks around Northwest Arkansas join the rest of the United States Saturday to celebrate the 239th anniversary of the United State's declaration of independence from England. But the rights we embrace and protect weren't the original ideas of the Founding Fathers. Rather, they were inspired by a British document that celebrates its 800th anniversary this year: The Magna Carta. Continue reading...

People & Places

Subscriber onlyEagle Scout honor lauded Sameul W. Post, 18, of Rogers has attained the rank of Eagle Scout. He is a member of Troop 2144 that meets at Rogers-Bentonville Elks Lodge in Rogers. He is the son of Arthur and Conchita Post. Continue reading...

Look away, Dixieland

South is more than romantic memories

Subscriber onlyI was born in the bright sunny South on a humid July evening. My childhood was filled with playing baseball, catching catfish from the nearby creek, listening to long sermons at the Baptist church, and yes, fried chicken and sweet tea waiting at home as soon as the last altar call was made. Our family, I would learn, had 19 members who wore the Confederate gray. My grandmother would regale me with tales of our ancestors in Georgia who were burned out by Sherman’s wild-eyed troops on their infamous march to the sea. Continue reading...

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