Lifestyles

Saturday Item of interest

Elks host 20/20 dinner tonight Elks Lodge 380, 132 Abbott Place, will provide a free steak dinner from 5:30-7 p.m. today for those who have donated at least $20 to its Veterans Fund between Feb. 28 and July 16, 2016.

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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 Item of interest

AARP driver safety class in HSV HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE -- An AARP Smart Driver course will be sponsored by Good Samaritan Ceder Lodge, 121 Cortez Road, Hot Springs Village, at noon July 28. Qualified graduates are eligible for an auto insurance discount.

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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 David Shockey, president, 276-8183; 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 for people for whom drugs have become a major problem. The Help Line number is 321-8700.

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Wife joining the workforce wants her own bank account

DEAR ABBY: My wife and I have been together for eight years. When we first met, I was in the military and she was a bartender. Needless to say, she made far more money than I did at the time. Six months into our relationship, she got pregnant and quit her job. For the next seven years she raised our children and went to school while I did whatever I had to do -- working two jobs -- to make enough to pay the bills.

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Wednesday Item of interest

Meeting slated on caring for older adults Oaklawn Center on Aging, UAMS, Reynolds Institute on Aging and Arkansas Aging Initiative will hold a general information session regarding Schmieding Home Caregiver Training, 101 McGowan Court, at 10 a.m. Monday for those interested in caring for the older adult in the home setting.

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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 for initiation. Pot roast will be served from 5-6:15 p.m. for $7 per person. 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.

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Hot Springs happenings

Chrissy Egleston, director of marketing for Visit Hot Springs, was a speaker for Hot Springs Civitan Club. She provide an informational program about the events offered in Hot Springs and upcoming events at the Bank of the Ozarks Arena.

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Tuesday's Datebook

Civic clubs South Hot Springs Lions will meet at 5:30 p.m. today for dinner at Asian Cafe, formerly Wok's Buffet, 3310 Central Ave. 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'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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Emblem members serve

Emblem Club 194 recently served 135 lunches with culinary students at the Eleanor Klugh Jackson House for Crisis Intervention. Members volunteering were Ginger Yates, left, Margie Jensen, Sally Hatten and Kaye Park.

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Teen fears past indiscretions will sabotage future choices

DEAR ABBY: When I was 13 and 14, I sent nude pictures to guys I didn't know over Kik. I am now 15 and interested in a career in education. I have read about educators getting fired for sending pictures. Should I be worried that I will never have a career in education? Or ever get into a good college? -- QUESTIONING TEEN

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