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Saturday Datebook

Support groups Narcotics Anonymous meets at noon and 8 p.m. today at 919 Hobson Ave. This is a 12-step recovery program for people for whom drugs have become a major problem. The Help Line number is 321-8700. Alcoholics Anonymous meets at noon and 8 p.m. today at 411 Sellers St. Call 623-6328 for information. Narcotics Anonymous, SOS Group, meets at 6 p.m. today at 315 W. Grand Ave. All meetings are open. Call 866-754-2579 for information.

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New Elk members

Linda Doherty, left, Dee Parkinson and Rita Grove were welcomed in as members of Hot Springs Elks Lodge 380. With them is ER Ron Nicely.

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Scenic 7 gets Habitat update

Cindy Wagstaff, left, executive director of the Garland County Habitat for Humanity, recently spoke to the Rotary Club of North Garland County/Scenic 7. She brought with her Ben Baker, Restore director, who manages all three resale outlets in the county. Habitat is able to provide low-cost housing with the help of a large number of volunteers and with reduced cost or donated materials.

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Friday Datebook

Support groups Narcotics Anonymous meets at noon and 8 p.m. today at 919 Hobson Ave. This is a 12-step recovery program. The Help Line number is 321-8700. Alcoholics Anonymous meets at noon, 6 p.m. (two meetings -- one man, one woman) and 8 p.m. today at 411 Sellers St. Call 623-6328 for information. Narcotics Anonymous, SOS Group, meets at 6 p.m. today at 315 W. Grand Ave. All meetings are open. Call 866-754-2579 for information.

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Thursday Datebook

Civic clubs Oaklawn Lions Club breakfast meetings are held at 6:45 a.m. Fridays at Higdon Square Cafe. Visiting Lions and guests are welcome. Call Terri Knapick, president, 609-6931, for information. Malvern Area Kiwanis Club will meet at noon today at Western Sizzlin', Malvern. For information, call Susan Lafond, 501-337-6422. Support groups Narcotics Anonymous meets at noon, 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. today at 919 Hobson Ave. This is a 12-step recovery program. The Help Line number is 321-8700.

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Brother's fiancee is unaware of his hidden opiate addiction

DEAR ABBY: My divorced 38-year-old brother is addicted to opiates. My wealthy, enabling mother constantly bails him out financially. My brother is engaged to a very kind woman -- a mother of three he met four months ago. She's not aware of his lies, manipulations, debt and pill addiction.

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Wednesday Datebook

Civic clubs The Rotary Club of North Garland County/Scenic 7 will meet from noon-1 p.m. Thursday at Charlie's Pizza Pub, 127 McNeely Circle, at Highway 7 north across from Hot Springs Village entrance. Menu service is available at 11:30 a.m., before the meeting starts. Visitors are welcome. Call Barb Mitchell, 922-9004, or Amanda Kennedy, 922-0227, for information. Hot Springs Elks Lodge 380, 132 Abbott Place, will meet at 7 p.m. today. Pot Roast will be served from 5-6:15 p.m. for $8 per person.

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Tuesday Datebook

Civic clubs South Hot Springs Lions will meet at 5:30 p.m. today for dinner in CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs cafeteria, 1 Mercy Lane. The meeting will follow at 6:30 p.m. Visiting Lions are welcome. Hot Springs National Park Rotary will meet at noon Wednesday at Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa, Central and Fountain streets, for lunch. A meeting will follow at 12:30 p.m. Visiting Rotarians are welcome. Hot Springs Village Evening Lions Club will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday at El Jimador, 110 Desoto Center Drive, Hot Springs Village. Social time starts at 5:30 p.m. Call Peter Beck, 501-226-0034, for information.

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Expanding NPC library

Jeremy W. Brown, right, secretary of the Republican Party of Garland County, presented a copy of the book "Heroes and Heroines of the Journey: The Builders of the Modern Republican Party of Arkansas" to Sara Seaman, library director at National Park College.

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'First Ever Prom'

Elks Lodge 380 members participated in the "First Ever Prom" for residents of the Arkadelphia Human Development Center, one of the five centers in Arkansas which serve a total population of approximately 1,000 adults with severe intellectual and physical disabilities. The Elks were introduced at the prom, and their financial and social support, through the state's Major Projects, were acknowledged by staff and parents of the residents at the center.

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Saturday Datebook

Support groups Narcotics Anonymous meets at noon and 8 p.m. today at 919 Hobson Ave. This is a 12-step recovery program for people for whom drugs have become a major problem. The Help Line number is 321-8700. Alcoholics Anonymous meets at noon and 8 p.m. today at 411 Sellers St. Call 623-6328 for information. Narcotics Anonymous, SOS Group, meets at 6 p.m. today at 315 W. Grand Ave. All meetings are open. Call 866-754-2579 for information.

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