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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 Gerald Murders, president, 624-1096; or Wanda Thorp, secretary/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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Husband's multiple affairs leave wife in legal limbo

DEAR ABBY: My husband of five years has confessed to affairs that resulted in two children. I suspected that something was up when after a year of marriage he seemed distant. Despite our almost 15-year age difference, I never in a million years thought he would do something like this.

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Wednesday Items of interest

Ostomy support group to have Christmas party Hot Springs Ostomy Support Group will have a Christmas party at the Hibachi Sushi Buffet, 4334 Central Ave, off Temperance Hill Road. Do not go to CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs. For information, call Janis at 501-762-1781.

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Wednesday's Datebook

Civic clubs 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 Diane Upchurch, 984-1475, for information. Hot Springs Elks Lodge 380, 132 Abbott Place, will meet at 7 p.m. today. Fried chicken will be served from 5-6:15 p.m. for $7 per person. There will be no initiation this month. 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 Kay Ekey, 501-627-6285, for information regarding this community-focused civic club.

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Tuesday Items of interest

DAV Chapter changes December meeting date The December meeting of Disabled American Veterans Chapter 5 has moved to 11 a.m. Saturday at Smokin' in Style Bar-B-Que, 2278 Albert Pike. The outside entrance to the big room should be open, members do not need to go through the line.Members are welcome to bring their spouse or significant other as a guest; please sign them in on the guest register sheet.

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Knitted breast prostheses are made with tender loving care

DEAR ABBY: You would be doing millions of women a great service by telling them about Knitted Knockers Support Foundation. It has been tirelessly working at inspiring volunteer knitters and crocheters to provide FREE soft, light prostheses for breast cancer survivors.

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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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Saturday Items of interest

Elks Lodge hosts memorial program The Grand Lodge of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks has decreed that the first Sunday in December of each year shall be set aside by all Elks lodges as a day of remembrance to honor its members who have died during the past year.

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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. 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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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. 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 Items of interest

Showmen's Association opens tonight Hot Springs Showmen's Association opens for the winter season at 7 p.m. today with a dinner provided by the HSSA Ladies Auxiliary followed by a meeting at 7 p.m.

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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 Gerald Murders, president, 624-1096; or Wanda Thorp, secretary/treasurer, for information. Malvern Area Kiwanis Club will meet at noon today at Western Sizzlin', Malvern. For information, call Susan Lafond, 501-337-6422. Whittington Masonic Lodge 365 F&AM, 7147 Park Ave., highways 5 and 128, will meet at 7 p.m. today for a stated communication for regular order of business. Food and fellowship at 6 p.m. Visiting Masons welcome. Call Ron Krout, 922-9268, for information.

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Wednesday's Datebook

Civic clubs 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 Diane Upchurch, 984-1475, 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 for people for whom drugs have become a major problem. The Help Line number is 321-8700. Alcoholics Anonymous meets at noon and, 6 and 8 p.m. today at 411 Sellers St. Call 623-6328 for information.

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Tuesday Items of interest

AARP driver safety class at Village UMC HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE -- An AARP Smart Driver course will be sponsored by Village United Methodist Church, 200 Carmona Road, Hot Springs Village, from 1-5 p.m. Thursday. Qualified graduates are eligible for an auto insurance discount.

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