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Thursday
July 31, 2014

Lifestyles

Obsession over six-pack abs puts swimmer in unsafe water

DEAR ABBY: I'm a 21-year-old man who has been a successful swimmer in high school and now in college. Over the past few months, I have become obsessed with developing six-pack abs. I have never had much success with women, and I thought that looking like a movie star might finally get me noticed and make me feel good about myself.

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Keepers of gardens

After weather and plant problems, Garland County Master Gardeners were finally able to set out plants at the Triangle on Malvern and Grand avenues.

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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.

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Thursday Item of interest

Cottrell Chapel hosts catfish dinner, yard sale Cottrell Chapel CME Church, 698 E. Grand Ave., will sell fish dinners and sponsor a yard sale from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday.

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Langston legacy garden

Garland County Master Gardeners Susan Deimel, Sue Hale, Shirley Williams, Jan Hodges, Jim Moore, James Moore and Jeff Finney worked weeding, watering and replacing a few plants in the Legacy Garden in front of Langston Magnet School at 120 Chestnut St.

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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.

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Guest howls over dog's attendance at wedding

DEAR ABBY: Is it acceptable to bring a teacup-sized dog to a wedding? The excuse was, "Well, the wedding was at the beach." The pre-dinner and dancing were inside a high-end resort on the beach. The dog was taken inside these establishments.

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Girl and cousin both need counseling after assault

DEAR ABBY: My granddaughter "Cindy," age 2, was being watched by her mommy's ex-sister-in-law and her sons. Cindy went to her mommy and said, "Bubby hurt me." Bubby is what she calls her 10-year-old cousin. Her mother called the police. A policeman spoke to her and said there wasn't enough evidence. Now my granddaughter is scared of men.

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Wednesday Item of interest

HS Aglow to meet at Master's House Hot Springs Aglow Lighthouse will meet from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at The Master's House, 600-O Main St., Southwest Plaza Shopping Center, to hear from Hildy D. Johnston.

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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 Amanda Kennedy, 922-0227, or Robbie Davis, 479-747-3642, for information.

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