Lifestyles

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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February Elks students

Hot Springs Elks Lodge 380 honored Hot Springs High School students Kerste Nieman, second from left, daughter of Larry and Holly Nieman, and Clifford Jackson III, son of Clifford Jackson Jr. and Gloria Jackson.

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Friday Items of interest

Rummage sale at Piney Baptist A rummage sale will be start at 8 a.m. Saturday in front of Piney Baptist Church, 3150 Albert Pike Road, just past the Mountain Pine junction. Items include seldom used twin mattress sets, exercise equipment, dishes, water heater, lamps, wicker couch, modem, chairs and small chiminea.

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Earth Angel

Did you know? Over 120,000 aluminum cans are recycled every minute in the United States alone. For more information about the Earth Angel Recycling Program, call the Sanitation Department at 321-6911.

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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 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. 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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Sexually active women must be vigilant about protection

DEAR ABBY: I'm writing to warn as many other young women as I can about the dangers of unprotected sex. I thought I had met the man of my dreams. I knew from the beginning he had a girlfriend in his hometown, but he assured me he was breaking it off, so I didn't think twice about starting a relationship.

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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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Wednesday Items of interest

Tillery homecoming, reunion held Sunday The annual Tillery reunion and homecoming will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Sunday at Antioch Church, Old Danville Road, Saline County. Lunch will be served at noon. Singers and the public are welcome.

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Engagement

Wright - Bramlett Steve and Jodie Wright, of Hot Springs Village, announce the engagement of their daughter, Whitney Anne Wright, to Joel Andrew Bramlett, both of Fayetteville. He is the son of Beckie Moore, of Longview, Texas, and Carl Bramlett, of Hope.

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New Knights inducted

Hot Springs Knights of Columbus Council 6419 conducted a First Degree Exemplification and inducted three new Knights: Jose Soto, left, Chase King and Trey Warner. These men joined the ranks of more than 1.8 million worldwide Knights of Columbus. This includes the Arkansas jurisdiction that is composed of more than 7,300 Knights and their families dedicated to serving their church and communities through Arkansas.

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Sunday's Datebook

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. Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 11 a.m. with speakers and 8 p.m. today at 411 Sellers St. Al-Anon, a fellowship for relatives and friends of alcoholics, meets at 11 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 109 Hobson; and 6 p.m. Wednesdays at Oaklawn United Methodist Church, 216 Higdon. 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

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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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 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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Father's noisy lovemaking is pain to daughter's ears

DEAR ABBY: I'm the mother of an 18-year-old daughter. Her dad and I are divorced and she lives with him. We were married 20 years and I know he's a good parent, except for one thing. My daughter has told me her father and his partner sometimes engage in very loud lovemaking when she's in her room, and it embarrasses her. She's shy to begin with, so she hasn't said anything to him.

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Wednesday Items of interest

HSC Master Gardeners hold plant sale MALVERN -- Hot Spring County Master Gardeners will have a Spring Plant Sale from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at Hot Spring County Fairgrounds Building, MLK Boulevard, Malvern (next to Cojita Restaurant). Plants available include locally grown trees, shrubs, flowering plants, annuals, perennials, bulbs, rhizomes, vegetables, herbs, etc. A Basic Pruning workshop will start at 10 a.m.

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