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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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Saturday Items of interest

Get info on fraud, identity theft, scams Winning the fight against fraud? Attend this free event and get information on fraud, identity theft and scams sponsored by Webb Community Center and Hot Springs Police Department from 6-7 p.m. Thursday (registration starts at 5:30 p.m.) at the Webb Community Center, 127 Pleasant St. Refreshments will be served.

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Celebrating birthdays

The Ho-Hum Exercise Group at First United Methodist Church celebrated March and April birthdays for four of its members: Weenie French, left front, Barbara Mahoney, Shirley Sawyer and Bonnie Hickman. The Ho-Hum Exercise Group meets from 9-10 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays in the FUMC Life Center, behind 1100 Central Ave. Exercise activities include standing and chair exercises. Newcomers are welcome to join.

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Friday Items of interest

Decoration Day at Oma Cemetery Decoration Day will be held at Oma Cemetery, on Amity Road, Sunday. Everyone is welcome to attend, place flowers on graves, then stay and visit with each other. Please honor all veterans by placing a flag on their graves.

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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. 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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Talented teen

Donnie Arendt, third from left, with Terry Wallace, Fountain Lake High School Principal Donald Westerman, Kerry Lockwood Owen and United Way of Garland County Executive Director Jane Browning, was the third-place winner from United Way's Garland County's Got Talent competition and won $500 in scholarship funds for the high school.

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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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Mom fears news of ex's abuse will cause split with her son

DEAR ABBY: My daughter, "Meg," was sexually abused at the age of 3 by her father 25 years ago. "Emile" and I were divorced, but he had every other weekend visitation. After returning from one visit, she said, "Daddy put his finger in there. It hurt. I cried." Her words forever changed my life.

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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's Datebook

Civic clubs South Hot Springs Lions will meet at 5:30 p.m. today for dinner at St. Vincent Hospital Hot Springs cafeteria. The meeting will follow at 6:30 p.m. in Dublin Room. 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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Husband's caring ministry doesn't extend to his wife

DEAR ABBY: I have been married to the same man for 20 years. He likes having people around ALL the time, and because he is a minister, we often can't avoid it. I have tried to accommodate his friends and hangers-on, but lately it's becoming unbearable. He will say "yes" to people who have been evicted, and I find myself sharing living quarters with perfect strangers or church members without prior notice.

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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. Christians in Actions is a fellowship of men and women who come together to share experiences, strengths and hopes with one another, helping each other to overcome the traps of drugs, alcohol, meth or sexual addictions. Open discussion is held at 7 p.m. Mondays and Fridays at Worldwide Christian Outreach, 3835 Albert Pike. Call Garland Edwards, 760-7407 or 318-9245 (cell), for information.

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AR State Questers gather in HS for convention

There are 13 Quester chapters in Arkansas, with local chapters in Hot Springs Village/Hot Springs and Diamondhead. The theme for this year's annual convention, which was held in Hot Springs, was "Hot Springs' Past Enriches Our Future." Highlighted were the many historic Hot Springs buildings, art galleries, museums and shops. The event was co-chaired by Gloria Alford, of Hot Springs Village, and Linda Hunter, of Diamondhead.

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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. 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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