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Tolin adds dad to UAM staff

MONTICELLO — After retiring with more than 400 wins as a collegiate head coach, hall of fame basketball coach Doug Tolin will join his son Kyle Tolin’s staff at Arkansas-Monticello starting with the upcoming 2015-16 season.

Afraid of God?

Is God angry with you? Is he watching and waiting for an occasion to punish you? Many have spent their entire lives afraid of God, afraid to approach him. God has gone to great lengths to show us that he’s not mad at us.

Conflicted feelings natural when children leave home

Q. Recently, my husband and I dropped our youngest child at college several hundred miles away. I have felt so depressed since then. We were actively involved in our son’s sports teams and with his friends for the past five years. My husband seems OK, but I feel lost. Please offer some tips for surviving the next few months.

Always Rising

The Arkansas Rising Stars fourth grade team finished second at the League Finals earlier this month in Dallas. The Rising Stars lost in the championship game to the top-ranked fourth-grade team in the country, Gulf Coast Blue Chips, led by LeBron James Jr., 40-33. The Rising Stars fourth-grade team finished the year ranked 16th in the country for the Class of 2023. The third-grade team wound up eighth in the nation in rankings according to coast2coastpreps.com.

Minimum numbers for Arkansas success

LITTLE ROCK — For Arkansas to win eight or more, certain minimums must be met and this look at a dozen numbers that will shape the season is suitable for saving until season’s end to be matched against the team’s W-L record.