Lifestyles

Wife is unwilling to shoulder burden of mother-in-law's care

DEAR ABBY: My mother-in-law is 80 and in the early stages of Alzheimer's. She lives alone an hour and a half from us. She also has a professional who takes care of her once a week. My husband, "Fred," goes to help and entertain her every weekend, and I sometimes accompany him. She has enough money to stay in an assisted living facility, but Fred wants to build a mother-in-law apartment for her on our property.

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Thursday's Datebook

Civic clubs Oaklawn Lions Club breakfast meetings are held at 6:45 a.m. Fridays at Perkins Restaurant, Central Avenue. Visiting Lions and guests are welcome. Contact Tom O'Malley, president, 525-8282; 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. 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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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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Annual Alzhelmer's Walk moves to downtown

Teams are well into their fundraising activities for the 12th annual Hot Springs Alzheimer's Walk scheduled for Oct. 4 in Downtown Hot Springs. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The walk will begin at 10 a.m. at the Exchange Street Parking Plaza, then continue along Bathhouse Row, cross to the merchants' side of Central Avenue, ending back at the Exchange Street Parking Plaza for the Awards Ceremony at 11 a.m.

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Rotarians at play

Whenever a fifth Thursday occurs in one month, the members of Scenic 7 Rotary Club abandon their usual meeting format and do something a little different. Recently, club members decided to try the zipline at Ron Coleman Mine in Jessieville.

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AAUW elects officers

The Hot Springs/HSV branch of AAUW recently elected officers for the coming year. The next local event is the Scholarship Book Sale Oct. 3-4. Collection of books is underway.

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Passing of the gavel

Newly installed Hot Springs Jesse D. Hawkins Lions Club President Mozella Anderson, left, accepts the gavel from outgoing President Margie Perkins.

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August Elks installed

Esteemed Leading Knight Herb Carey, left, and District Deputy West/Fourth-Year Trustee Ken Johnson of Hot Springs Elks Lodge 380 recently installed new members Chuck Jones, Martin Adams and Gerald Wayne.

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Getting children ready for school

Hot Springs Emblem Club 194 collected school supplies for needy students for the 2014-2015 school year. All those pictured with Supreme President Jacki Fanzo donated supplies. Project Backpack has been replaced by each school district that collects and distributes needed school supplies to the students who need them the most. This year, all school supplies donated by Hot Springs Emblem Club will go to the Hot Springs School District.

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Summer treats

Residents of Forest Lake Garden Homes Clubhouse ate homemade ice cream during a recent summer evening. Banana split, vanilla and peppermint ice cream were made from scratch and topped with assorted toppings.

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Sunday Items of interest

Ballot issues discussed at Democratic Headquarters State Rep. John Vines, District 25, will lead a discussion about the three ballot issues referred to voters by the Arkansas General Assembly at the Democratic Headquarters, 608 W. Grand, at noon Monday.

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Vegetable Garden Forum to meet

Did you know tilapia are raised in Garland County? The Vegetable Garden Forum, a group of local gardening enthusiasts, spent the day at the farm of John Hansen Sr., left, in Pearcy, seeing and hearing about his vegetable garden and tilapia operation.

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'Zoo Snooze' visit

Girl Scout Troop 6362, from Lake Hamilton, went to Memphis to visit the zoo. They spent the night for a "Zoo Snooze" and were able to go behind the scenes to see several animals and play with the stingrays.

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