Arts & Culture

Job applicant is devastated when dream falls through

DEAR ABBY: I recently was rejected for a job that would have turned into a career. I put all my eggs in one basket, so to speak, and told everyone around me during the process that it was looking good. I am humiliated because I now have to tell my peers and co-workers that it didn't work out.

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Preparing your vegetable garden

Home gardening continues to grow in popularity. Arkansas gardeners can produce tasty, nutritious vegetables year-round. To be a successful gardener you need to follow a few basic rules and make practical decisions. Now is a good time to plan your garden, order your vegetable seeds and have your soil tested. Remember, soil tests are still free at your local Cooperative Extension Office.

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'Game of Thrones' ice hotel opens in Finland

HELSINKI -- A "Game of Thrones"-themed ice hotel complete with a bar and a chapel for weddings has opened in northern Finland in a joint effort by a local hotel chain and the U.S. producers of the hit TV series.

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They Might Be Giants' 'I Like Fun' tunefully zany

They Might Be Giants have a spring in their step on "I Like Fun," their 20th studio album. As is often the case, their gait is of the kind endorsed by Monty Python's Ministry of Silly Walks, with a special dispensation here from the Dead Poets Society.

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Monday Datebook

Civic clubs Greater Hot Springs Kiwanis Club will meet from noon-1 p.m. Tuesday at Hibachi Grill, Temperance Hill. Call Donna Lawrence, 501-463-9396 or 727-410-1516, for information on membership or if interested in giving a presentation to the club. Oaklawn Rotary Club meets at noon Mondays, except on holidays, at Hotel Hot Springs. Visiting Rotarians are welcome to join members for lunch. Call President Candace Young, 321-1215 or 276-2336 for information. Hot Springs Sunrise Rotary Club will meet at 7 a.m. Tuesday at Embassy Suites. Visiting Rotarians are welcome to join members for breakfast. Call Lisa Wood, 870-260-5882, for information.

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Sunday Items of interest

Senator to address HSV Democratic Club HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE -- District 31 State Sen. Joyce Elliott of Little Rock will speak at the quarterly meeting of the Democratic Club of Hot Springs Village at 4 p.m. Friday at the Coronado Center, 150 Ponderosa Drive. A social hour that will offer appetizers and beverages begins at 3 p.m.

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Sunday 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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Hemsworth leads a solid wartime film in '12 Strong'

In the days and months following the Sept. 11 attacks, a small U.S. Special Forces unit led an offensive against the Taliban and al-Qaida in Afghanistan. They worked in harsh conditions alongside a local warlord and his men, an uneasy alliance at best, and, even with all the technology and money of the U.S. military, executed the successful mission largely on horseback.

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