Our far-flung admirers write from Illinois

On a recent visit to Searcy, I picked up a copy of your paper at the hotel in which we were staying. [Full Text]

Russellville opens new office

The Area Agency on Aging of West Central Arkansas hosted an open house at its new office, located at 915 S. Arkansas Ave., on March 21 in Russellville. [Full Text]

Arthritis Foundation certification class held

An Arthritis Foundation certificationclass was held at the EAAAA recently for volunteers who lead exercise classes in their senior centers and also an aquatic training at St. Bernard’s Wellness Institute in Jonesboro. [Full Text]

Women fall behind men in retirement planning

Women have as much experience as men in managing day-today expenses, but research shows that when it comes to retirement planning, women may be falling behind their male counterparts, said Laura Connerly, assistant professor for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. [Full Text]

Ingrown toe nails are pain in your foot

Q: What causes ingrown toenails? [Full Text]

Confederate photos on display

A private collector from Atlanta, Ga., David Wynn Vaughan has arguably the largest collection of Civil War Confederate images in the nation, many of them identified. [Full Text]

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April 2013 - Volume 1 - Number 12

Retirement home honors veterans

Harding Place, a retirement community in Searcy dedicated a Veterans Wall of Honor for its resident veterans earlier this month. Gov. Mike Beebe was on hand for the dedication. [Full Text]

State’s senior agencies fear effects of sequestration

Area senior centers could be dealing with millions in state tax cuts on top of a 5.1 percent reduction in federal funding from sequestration, according to Carelink chief executive officer and president Elaine Eubank. [Full Text]

Senate helping payday lenders

Arkansas voters in approving Amendment 89 to our state’s Constitution in 2010 voted to voluntarily raise the interest rate charged on consumer loans. Senate Bill 900 would override the will of the votersand, based on recent history, ultimately pave the way for out-of-state lenders to set up shop in Arkansas and roll back hardwon consumer protections. [Full Text]

A family quilting bee thrives

Hanging from the ceiling, a frame with a colorful nine-patch quilt sways at the Henson homeplace in the small community of Baugh’s Chapel in Austin. Occasionally the frame jumps as the quilters laugh, needles never pausing except to rethread or get a sip of coffee. Conversation flows through the week’s events, weather, family happenings, work schedules, whatever. [Full Text]

Arkansas history comes alive

Alice Marie Sampley Alford, 90, of Heber Springs, passed away on March 23. She was among the last of the matriarchs of the Sampley-Huffstutler-Rankin clan from the Pleasant Valley Community near Perryville and was one of a long line of folks who planned and helped build the old Antioch Landmark Baptist Church in 1865 near Bigelow. [Full Text]

Unsolicited calls may cause hang-ups

LITTLE ROCK – Unsolicited telephone calls can be a nuisance to Arkansas consumers, especially if the calls are from a business or marketing company trying to sell products or services that consumers don’t want or need. [Full Text]

East Arkansas Agency volunteers will partner with cancer society

Despite remarkable progress in the fight against cancer, there are many cancer patients today whose greatest challenge isn’t lack of treatment. It’s lack of transportation. [Full Text]

More preventative care is being covered now with Medicare Part B

NORTH LITTLE ROCK — More types of preventative care are being covered by Medicare Part B in 2013. [Full Text]

Inexpensive doesn’t mean bland

In school we learn that April is all about showers that bring May flowers, but once we enter the workforce we know that April brings out the tax man. That means we have to watch our dimes and nickels to make sure we have enough to pay the man. [Full Text]

On the road with a Gold Wing

I started riding Goldwings when the touring motorcycle was first introduced by Honda 36 years ago. [Full Text]

Senior Town Hall meeting set for May 8th in Searcy

Protect your financial security. Gain tips for consumer skills at the Protecting Arkansans Town Hall Meeting for senior adults. Topics include securities, insurance, Medicare, consumer alerts and more. [Full Text]

Bird lovers will gather in Conway

Hear the inspiring story of Wisdom — a 60-year-old albatross which survived the Japanese tsunami — at the 2013 Arkansas Audubon Society (AAS) spring convention, which takes place Friday, May 3 through Sunday, May 5 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Conway. [Full Text]

Free Be Well, Live Well workshop

If chronic disease and pain are part of your daily life, and you would like to communicate better with your physician and/or improve coping skills, well consider attending the Be Well — Live Well workshops on Mondays through May 13. [Full Text]

Grand prize concert planned April 26

Winners of the IBLA Grand Prize piano and voice competition, an annual classical-music contest held in Ragusa, Italy, will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, April 26 at First United Methodist Church in Jacksonville, 220 W. Main St., according to a news release from organizers, Joan Zumwalt and Dr. Alan Storeygard. The concert is free and open to the public. [Full Text]

Library for the Blind open

Do you know someone who really liked to read but can no longer see well enough to read regular print? [Full Text]

Computer classes begin in May

LITTLE ROCK – Computer classes on Fundamentals for Beginners, Introduction to Computers, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel will be taught in May for people ages 50 and older at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging. [Full Text]

Senior Citizens Fun Day April 27

Sherwood Senior Citizens Fun Day will be held from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27 at the Jack Evans Senior Citizens Center, 2301 Thornhill Drive. [Full Text]