Lifestyles

Afternoon delight ends when wife stops to take a call

DEAR ABBY: My wife and I have been married for many years, work long schedules, and actually sleep when we go to bed at night. Saturday afternoon, we had "nothin' to do," so I suggested some hanky-panky. We were just getting into it when the phone rang.

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Tuesday's Datebook

Civic clubs South Hot Springs Lions will have dinner at 5:30 p.m. today in CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs cafeteria, 1 Mercy Lane, with a meeting at 6:30 p.m. Visiting Lions are welcome. Hot Springs National Park Rotary will have lunch at noon Wednesday at Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa, Central and Fountain streets, with the meeting at 12:30 p.m. Visiting Rotarians are welcome. Hot Springs Village Evening Lions Club meets at 6 p.m. Wednesday for dinner at Coronado Center, 150 Ponderosa Lane, Hot Springs Village. Social time starts at 5:30 p.m. Call Jim Hamilton, 915-0513, for information.

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Saturday's 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 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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Divorcing mom eager to move on puts kids in awkward spot

DEAR ABBY: Please help with some advice regarding my children. My almost-ex-wife filed for divorce while asking me to "work on myself." She refused counseling despite our 17 years of marriage and two children, ages 12 and 10. While I was out of our family home -- at her request -- she was dating a married (unemployed) man who has a child of his own. Our daughter eventually told me what was going on, which was very hard for her.

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Saturday Item of interest

Elks host Razorback vs. Alabama tailgate party Hot Springs Elks Lodge 380, 132 Abbott Place, will have a Razorback potluck football tailgate party at 6:15 p.m. today.

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Friday's Datebook

Civic clubs Hot Springs Jesse D. Hawkins Lions Club will meet at 9 a.m. Saturday at Greater St. Paul Baptist Church, 497 Crescent. Guests are welcome. Call 262-9792 for information. 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.

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Friday Item of interest

Business analyst speaks at NAACP meeting The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will meet at 2 p.m. Saturday at Webb Community Center, 127 Pleasant St. The speaker will be Denise Chambers.

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Thursday's 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, 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. Walnut Ridge Masonic Lodge 390, F&AM, will have a stated meeting at 7 p.m. today at the Lodge Hall, Royal, for regular order of business. All Masons are welcome.

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Thursday Items of interest

DAR chapter has American's Creed program The Hot Springs of Arkansas Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution will hear special guest Honorary ASDAR Regent Mary Deere at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Melting Pot Genealogical Society Library, 649B Ouachita Ave., back door of the Garland County Election Commission.

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Wednesday's 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 Civitan Club meets at 6 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday of the month at Smokin in Style Barbecue, 2278 Albert Pike Road. Dinner starts at 5:30 p.m. Call President Kym Jones, 901-734-5900, for information regarding this community-focused civic club. Elks Lodge 380, 132 Abbott Place, will have a House Committee meeting at 5:30 p.m. today followed by directors meeting.

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Racy texts from co-worker cause man's wife concern

DEAR ABBY: My husband, "Ralph," and I have been married for 30 years. He recently started receiving sexually oriented texts from a male co-worker I'll call Mike. What Ralph once read aloud to me saying, "He's such a goof. Listen to this!" has now become covert reading for him.

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Wednesday Items of interest

Daylily Society: late blooming daylilies Hot Springs Daylily Society will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Christian Life Center, 218 Pratt St. Yvonne Becker will present on late blooming daylilies.

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Tuesday's 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 meets the first and third Wednesday of the month at Coronado Center, 150 Ponderosa Lane, Hot Springs Village. Social time starts at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m. Call Jim Hamilton, 915-0513, for information.

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Sunday's Datebook

Civic clubs Hot Springs Village Shrine Club meets at 5 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month, except June through August, in the Room of the Woodlands for a social hour with dinner at 6 p.m. All Shriners and their ladies are welcome. The requirements of becoming a Shriner in Arkansas have changed. Anyone interested in joining may call Bob Whipple, 922-6561, or Gerald Gordy, 217-649-2643. Support groups Narcotics Anonymous meets at 2 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.

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