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Lions Club donates $1,500 to food pantry

Kevin Bonnette, president of the White Hall Noon Lions Club, presents a check for $1,500 to Steven Rice, a volunteer for the White Hall Food Pantry. The Lions Club is a service organization that supports community activities and strives to make an impact on peoples’ lives, locally and internationally. (Special to The Commercial)

Beck recognized for service to Lions Club

Kevin Bonnette, president of the White Hall Noon Lions Club, and Betsy Francis, secretary/treasurer of the club, present a plaque to David Beck, out-going president of the club, for his continued service and dedication to the White Hall Noon Lions Club and to Lions Club International and its goals and objectives. (Special to The Commercial)

WH rehab hosts car show, cookout

An antique automobile is displayed at the car show and cookout Oct. 10 at White Hall Health and Rehabilitation. The residents, their families and the White Hall community participated in the event. Guests from ages 2 to 102 enjoyed getting their faces painted, a spokesman said. The center thanked the Friendship Auto Club for providing several antique and classic cars. ‘It was truly an amazing day for the residents of White Hall Health and Rehab,’ the spokesman said. (Special to The Commercial)

Hanging around the house going batty

Our friend has disappeared. He didn't stay long, much to the relief of Hubby. I didn't think he was much of a threat, but Hubby was worried he might be carrying rabies or some other horrible disease. Considering I wasn't going to get close enough for him to bite, I wasn't worried about our guest's health record.

AETN launches statewide arts initiative

CONWAY — The Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) has launched LOUPE, a statewide initiative magnifying Arkansas artists, arts organizations and art events. The initiative includes the one-hour broadcast of "LOUPE" Friday, Sept. 13, at 9 p.m., as well as the interactive LOUPE website, aetn.org/ The LOUPE initiative is intended to build an arts and culture collection by curating a gallery of information, visuals and events from across Arkansas. The initiative will also feature new stories about the arts in Arkansas, in addition to revisiting classic features from the AETN archives. The LOUPE broadcast special will share these video segments on-air, while a variety of special "artisodes" will be presented alongside articles, events and educational resources on aetn.org/loupe, an engaging aggregate website highlighting various topics related to arts and culture in Arkansas.

Dishware resentment important to happy marriage

Dishware selection occurs only a couple of times during the marital journey. The first happens when the couple becomes engaged. Prior to actually walking down the aisle, a couple is required by ancient law to select a pattern for their dishes as well as register for other necessary household items. The advent of department stores in the last century or so significantly lowered the difficulty of this pre-marital task.

Pride and fatherhood

As he tells the story of self-respect, fears faced and conquered, boundaries claimed and defended, I notice he seems taller. The timbre of his voice coming deeper. He is absent the anxious energy with which he first walked into my office, months ago.

You are in big trouble, Espn Turbo Smith

It took me days to name my children. People would harass me in the hospital, noting I would not be allowed to leave until the Social Security forms were completed with the baby's full name entered in the appropriate spaces. However, I took the naming part of my job as a new parent very seriously. I refused to be bullied into making the wrong decision.