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October 01, 2014

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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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NSDAR fair presentations

Carol Hunter, left, representing the John Percifull NSDAR Chapter, presented 12th-grade blue ribbon winner Stacey Brown and ninth-grade blue ribbon winner Jessa Goodeaux, certificates and gifts at the Garland County Fair.

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'Saving Downtown' discussed

Criterion Club of Hot Springs met recently at Hot Springs Country Club. The program "Saving Downtown Hot Springs" was presented by Cole McCaskill, left, downtown development director.

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Colonial Dames meet

Col. John Washington Chapter, Arkansas Society, Colonial Dames XVII Century welcomed new member Peggy Walker, left standing, and guests Gail Harmeyer, Carol Hunter, Karen Serwatka, Mitzi Hunter; seated, Caroline Campbell and Nancy Mayer at the September meeting at Hot Springs Country Club.

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Saturday Items of interest

Caribbean Cruise dinner, dance tonight Emblem Club 194 will have a Caribbean Cruise and Dinner Saturday at Elks Lodge, 132 Abbott Place. The dinner will be 5:30-6:30 p.m. with a dance from 7-10 p.m. Phil G and Lori Marie will preform island tunes. There will be a silent auction. Proceeds benefit Emblem Club charities. Wear island/cruise attire. For tickets, call Ginger, 501-339-1899, 0r see Debbie in the lounge.

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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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Illusion of perfect marriage is shattered by man's discovery

DEAR ABBY: I always thought that "Lana," my wife of 14 years, and I had the perfect marriage. When I discovered she was having an affair, it hit me like a train wreck. After many weeks of trying to discover who she really is, I found out she has had several affairs throughout our marriage.

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Thursday Items of interest

National Rejectors reunion, potluck to be held Saturday The 32nd annual National Rejectors reunion will start at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Fordyce Room at National Park Medical Center, 1910 Malvern Ave. Drinks and tableware will be furnished for the potluck lunch at noon. Attendees will have the opportunity to update everyone on what has been happening in their lives. A lot of addresses are not up-to-date, so anyone who knows someone who may not know about the reunion is asked to spread the word. Call Carolyn Ballard, 501-991-3825, or Juanita Bishop, 501-624-4562, 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 Perkins Restaurant, Central Avenue. Visiting Lions and guests 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 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 and business and community leaders along the Highway 7 corridor who wish to know more about Rotary membership are welcome. Call Charlie Whitworth, 915-2355, or Jan Saunders, 282-2024, for information. Hot Springs Civitan Club meets at 6 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday of the month at Salty Oyster Grill, 1020 Airport Road. Social time starts at 5:30 p.m. Call President Sherry Riggs, 767-1181 or 767-2268, for information. Visiting Civitans are welcome.

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Divorced dad's girlfriend wants nothing to do with his kids

DEAR ABBY: I am a 42-year-old divorced father of two. I have had a girlfriend, "Dawn," for about a year. She has met my kids, but she's still uncomfortable with the "situation." She has concerns about me having been married before, such as having experienced many of the firsts she has yet to enjoy.

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Speedy derby winners

Cub Scout Pack 3 Pinewood Derby winners in the Speed Category were Mason Wittnebert, front left, Ryan Nieman, Luke Redman; back, Duke Wittnebert, Liam Jackson, Cooper Bull and Blake Robbins.

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Oaklawn Lions Club holds annual Chicken/Rib Feed

Oaklawn Lions Club, an affiliate of Lions International, will have its annual Chicken/Rib Feed Friday at the Elks Lodge, 132 Abbott, off Section Line Road. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with dinner from 4-7 p.m. Cost is $10 a plate.

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HSV September Yard of the Month winner chosen

Nestled on the 18th hole of Balboa Golf Course, the home of Gary and Lillian Letson is a warm and welcoming place. The front yard of the home is filled with crepe myrtles, weeping yaupon hollies, encore azaleas, abelia, roses and hostas. Scattered throughout the front yard is an eclectic mix of whimsical yard art that the Letson's have acquired from local antique stores. From the little brown burro that stands by the water pump to the repurposed birdcage porch light, each piece highlights the landscaping and enhances the beauty of the property.

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