Lifestyles

Grandma feels disrespected when her advice is ignored

DEAR ABBY: Whatever happened to respecting one's elders and recognizing grandparents as head of the family? I recently returned from visiting my son, his wife and my new grandchild. My son's wife and I had many disagreements on how to care for my grandchild. Instead of respecting my years of experience as a mother and appreciating my help, she chose to ignore my instructions and advice.

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Tuesday Item of interest

Poultry testing required for GC Fair Poultry birds being entered in the Garland County Fair must be tested prior to the fair. This testing will be held at the Fairgrounds on Malvern Road from 8 a.m. until finished Saturday. All entries, including 4-H Poultry Chain, shall be tested and entered that day with the exception of waterfowl. Waterfowl do not require testing but must be entered on or prior to Saturday.

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Tuesday's Datebook

Civic clubs South Hot Springs Lions will meet at 5:30 p.m. today for dinner at Wok's Buffet, 3310 Central Ave. 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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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 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.

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Friday'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 for people for whom drugs have become a major problem. 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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Boyfriend reveals that his 'soul mate' died years ago

DEAR ABBY: I have been close to my best friend for three years. A year ago we decided to date. We have a wonderful relationship on almost every level. The only issue I have is that he's reluctant to open up about his past. He is a very private person, and I know it's because of his upbringing. This has sparked many debates between us that have ended less than pleasantly.

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Friday Items of interest

Inside sale at 1st Lutheran Shop in air conditioning while browsing a variety of items from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and 7 a.m. to noon Saturday in the fellowship hall at First Lutheran Church, 105 Village Road, take McLeod exit off bypass, follow signs to church. Items include antiques, lighting fixtures, sporting goods, furniture, electronics.

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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. Contact David Shockey, president, 276-8183; Billy Joe Willis, secretary; or Wanda Thorp, treasurer, for information. Malvern Area Kiwanis Club will meet at noon today at Western Sizzlin', Malvern. For information, call Susan Lafond, 501-337-6422.

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Thursday Items of interest

Healthy Cooking on making cold lunch plate Union Missionary Baptist Church, in partnership with the Oaklawn Center on Aging, a program of The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Reynolds Institute on Aging and the Arkansas Aging Initiative, Garland County Library and CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs Senior Center will offer Healthy Cooking at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at 217 Gulpha. Educational topic will be "The Importance of Goal Setting and Meal Planning." Guest chef Al Schaffer will feature a cold lunch plate, using seasonal vegetables. He will give instructions on how to prepare the menu.

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Hidden security cameras are shocking surprise for daughter

DEAR ABBY: I'm a 19-year-old woman in college who still lives with my parents. I found out something several weeks ago that's bothering me, and I need advice badly. Years ago, after a robbery, my parents installed security cameras outside our house. I knew about them because they were visible. But apparently some were installed that I knew nothing about. I have done things while alone to help control certain feelings, and I have also walked around without much on when my parents were away and never thought anything about it. Ever since I found out, I have been freaking out.

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Wednesday's Datebook

Civic clubs Hot Springs Lions Club meets at 6:15 p.m. on the first, second and third Thursday of each month at Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa. Visiting Lions and guests are welcome. Call Morris Cash, 623-7723, for information. Scenic 7 Rotary Club 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 before starting at 11:30 a.m. Visiting Rotarians are welcome, as well as business and community leaders along the Highway 7 corridor who wish to know more about Rotary membership. Call Charlie Whitworth, 915-2355, or Jan Saunders, 282-2024, for information.

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Tuesday Items of interest

VCK Democratic Women hear about suicide Susie Reynolds Reece, with Garland County Suicide Prevention Coalition, will speak at the Virginia Clinton Kelly Democratic Women's meeting at 5:30 p.m. today at Henderson State Hot Springs, Landmark Building, 201 Market St. Social time starts at 5 p.m. She will discuss the suicide of her father when she was 10 and the birth of her first child, which brought love and joy unlike anything she had previously felt.

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Woman discovers man's eyes aren't wandering by accident

DEAR ABBY: I am a 58-year-old, twice divorced, hard-working, middle-class female. I spend most of my time working and involved with my three adult children. About a year ago I started dating someone. He is 63, very helpful and claims he's madly in love with me and appreciates this opportunity for a normal, wholesome life.

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