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Dear Heloise: My mom was quite a collector of teacups. She had a wide circle of friends, and when we were cleaning out her house after her death, we took each of her teacups, wrapped it in a gift bag...
Category: Features    Published: Monday, November 28th, 2011     comments
Think nutrition when donating to food pantries
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MILWAUKEE—The season of giving has started, with schools, churches and businesses kicking off food drives that have become annual holiday traditions. But many food banks are asking donors to thi...
Category: Food    Published: Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011     comments
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This year’s Yulefeste choir concert presented by Texarkana College at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, will feature more than 100 singers on stage for the finale. There’s also a big change in...
Category: Accent    Published: Friday, November 25th, 2011     comments
It’s kind of like the soda or pop controversy, it depends upon who you ask as to whether it is dressing or stuffing. But almost everyone would agree that it wouldn’t be Thanksgiving withou...
Category: Food    Published: Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011     comments
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Gingerbread soldiers, waltzing flowers, beautiful Tchaikovsky music and the mesmerizing Land of Sweets soon come to life on the Perot Theatre stage for this year’s rendition of “The Nutcra...
Category: Accent    Published: Friday, November 25th, 2011     comments
Spruced up for the festive holiday occasion, five Texarkana homes are featured in the upcoming Christmas Tour of Homes, a benefit event for the Arkansas Special Olympics. Organized by the Texarkana B...

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<p><span>Margie Nutt of Texarkana, Texas, unpacks holiday decorations on Tuesday. Her home is one of five in the Texarkana Board of Realtors &ldquo;Christmas Tour of Homes,&rdquo; which benefits the Arkansas Special Olympics. Nutt will spend about six weeks decorating her house for the Dec. 4 tour.</span></p>
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<p><span>Items in the gingerbread room are pictured in the home of Margie Nutt of Texarkana, Texas.</span></p>
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Category: Accent    Published: Friday, November 25th, 2011     comments
WRITE! on Art winners will read selections at RAC
Want to hear what some of Texarkana’s writers of all ages are inspired to say when it comes to art about America? Winners of the Texarkana Regional Arts and Humanities Council’s eighth an...
Category: Accent    Published: Friday, November 25th, 2011     comments
Texarkana Repertory Co. will hold auditions at 7 p.m. Monday for a production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play “Doubt: A Parable.” The gripping drama about a priest accused of sexually...
Category: Accent    Published: Friday, November 25th, 2011     comments
(Deadline is 10 a.m. Monday. Entries can be emailed to accent@texarkanagazette.com.)   Events Cinemark 14, 4230 St. Michael Drive in Texarkana, will show Rodelinda (Handel) at 11:30 a.m. Satur...
Category: Accent    Published: Friday, November 25th, 2011     comments
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There is a crazy delicious new trend in milkshakes. It involves adding a slice of pie to the blender along with the milk and ice cream. That’s right—a whole slice of pie. Which sounds si...
Category: Food    Published: Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011     comments
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This week in 1945, the first refrigerator plane crossed the United States with a full load; President Harry Truman requested national health insurance; a nationwide strike shut down General Motors pla...
Category: Entertainment    Published: Friday, November 25th, 2011     comments
Dear Readers: There are numerous sweeteners available today as an alternative to sugar, but what makes each one different? Here are some hints to help you: The pink packet contains saccharin (an arti...
Category: Features    Published: Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011     comments
The lead car in the race to rock ‘n’ roll fame was Elvis Presley
Rock ‘n’ roll pioneers broke the sound barrier driving along U.S. Highway 67 in Arkansas to their next venue to rock the house and sell records. ¶ With the realization of the path of...

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<p>Texarkana&rsquo;s Arkansas Municipal Auditorium was the site of many pioneer performances of rock &lsquo;n&rsquo; roll.</p>
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<p>A view of the stage in the Arkansas Municipal Auditorium.</p>
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Category: Features    Published: Thursday, November 24th, 2011     comments
When Elvis Presley unlatched the hood of his pink and white Cadillac on U.S. Highway 67 near Fulton, Ark., fire exploded from the motor. The Cadillac was destroyed by fire. The Cadillac was used as...

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<p>A view of one of the stained glass windows in the Arkansas Municipal Auditorium.</p>
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Category: Features    Published: Thursday, November 24th, 2011     comments
A car crash near Fouke, Ark., in September 1955 created one of the earliest Elvis Presley impersonations. The circumstance added to the legend of Carl “Cheesie” Nelson, who stood in for E...

Picture: <p>Carl &ldquo;Cheesie&rdquo; Nelson perfroms at the Arkansas Municipal Auditorium.</p>
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Category: Features    Published: Thursday, November 24th, 2011     comments
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Over radio airwaves, Doug Davis has been a sounding board for music in Texarkana since 1958. Davis started working in radio at KTFS AM when AM radio was king and FM radio stations were played on elev...
Category: Features    Published: Thursday, November 24th, 2011     comments
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The “Earth Angel” songwriter Jesse Belvin, who was also described as the “Black Elvis,” was killed in a two-vehicle crash in 1960 west of Hope, Ark., on U.S. Highway 67. Belvi...
Category: Features    Published: Thursday, November 24th, 2011     comments
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 Bobby Jean Frost, from left, Elvis Presley, and Dora Lou Pate pose for a picture backstage at Arkansas Municipal Auditorium. “The Arkansas Municipal Auditorium was the incubator of music a...
Category: Features    Published: Thursday, November 24th, 2011     comments
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Just west of the “White Rabbit” on U.S. Highway 67 and down a dirt road was a path to soul music in Texarkana, Texas, performed in 1967 at the Sigma House. Arthur “Skinny” Wit...
Category: Features    Published: Thursday, November 24th, 2011     comments
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After Elvis Presley performed before 600 people in the Hope, Ark., Auditorium in 1955, George Frazier, who served as master of ceremonies, thought Elvis didn’t have a future in music. “Af...
Category: Features    Published: Thursday, November 24th, 2011     comments
Willie Nelson doesn’t like Bowie County Justice of the Peace Hoot Hadaway after he searched for drugs, marijuana and beer in the singer’s tour bus near DeKalb, Texas. The incident occurre...

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<p>Collin Raye energizes the crowd during his 2005 De Queen, Ark., homecoming concert.</p>
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Category: Features    Published: Thursday, November 24th, 2011     comments
Dear Heloise: You asked whether your readers have ever seen someone sampling fruit or vegetables at the supermarket. I’ve seen worse than that. While shopping at a major chain grocery store, I...
Category: Features    Published: Tuesday, November 29th, 2011     comments
Work crews have been busy at the 403 Laurel St. address just an across-the-street jaunt from the Miller County Courthouse. The downtown Texarkana project is not directed to something shiny and new lik...

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<p><span>Many surfaces in the Ahern House are being replastered.</span></p>
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<p><span>Workers at the Ahern House are busy replastering walls and ceilings using the same methods originally used in the 1906 home.&nbsp;</span></p>Picture: <p><span>Photo by Adam Sacasa</span></p>
<p><span>When renovations are finished, the Patrick J. Ahern House will serve as both a museum and a venue available for private events.</span></p>Picture: <p><span>Photo by Adam Sacasa</span></p>
<p>Most of the rooms, both upstairs and down, open onto long, central hallways</p>
<p><span>Many furnishings and objects handed down in the Ahern family remain in the home.</span></p>
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<p>Many furnishings and objects handed down in the Ahern family remain in the home.</p>Picture: <p><span>Photo by Adam Sacasa</span></p>
<p><span>When renovations are finished, the Patrick J. Ahern House will serve as both a museum and a venue available for private events.</span></p>Picture: <p><span>Photo by Adam Sacasa</span></p>
<p>Many furnishings and objects handed down in the Ahern family remain in the home.</p>Picture: <p><span>Staff photo by Evan Lewis</span></p>
<p><span>Workers with Larry White Custom Homes, based in Texarkana, Texas, carry supplies Monday into the Patrick J. Ahern House at 403 Laurel in Texarkana, Ark. The house is one of the Texarkana Museums System&rsquo;s properties and is being fully renovated.</span></p>
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Category: Features    Published: Sunday, November 27th, 2011     comments
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Buddy and Shirley Jones, of 180 Lakeshore Dr., Texarkana, Texas, celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on Nov. 23. They were married Nov. 23, 1946, in Clarksville, Texas.  
Category: Features    Published: Sunday, November 27th, 2011     comments
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Floyd and Helen Turnage of Texarkana, Texas, will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on Nov. 28. They were married Nov. 28, 1946, in Texarkana.  
Category: Features    Published: Sunday, November 27th, 2011     comments
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Paul and Clarice Caver of Texarkana, Ark., celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 25. They were married Nov. 25, 1961, in Texarkana.  
Category: Features    Published: Sunday, November 27th, 2011     comments
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Jimmy and Mary Moore of Ashdown, Ark., will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 4 at Hunter Coulter House, Ashdown, Ark. They were married Dec. 8, 1961...
Category: Features    Published: Sunday, November 27th, 2011     comments
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Jack and Virgie McClendon of Ashdown, Ark., celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a family dinner. They were married Nov. 21, 1951, in Texarkana, Ark.  
Category: Features    Published: Sunday, November 27th, 2011     comments
Jerry and Paula Black of Rising Star, Texas, formerly of Texarkana, celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary with a cruise to the Bahamas. They were married Nov. 27, 1976, in Texarkana, Ark.  
Category: Features    Published: Sunday, November 27th, 2011     comments
Air Force Airman Erica A. Stovall, the daughter of Gayle Morrow of Mineola, Texas, recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio. She is a 2010 graduate of Li...
Category: Features    Published: Sunday, November 27th, 2011     comments
Dear Readers: Is it a cold or the flu? Do you know the difference? Flu season is here, and you could be a victim. Here are some symptoms of this respiratory illness: • fatigue • body aches...
Category: Features    Published: Sunday, November 27th, 2011     comments
HandsOn Texarkana, The New Volunteer Center, offers volunteer opportunities in the community and refers prospective volunteers to appropriate agencies and volunteer groups. Potential volunteers should...
Category: Features    Published: Sunday, November 27th, 2011     comments
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LOS ANGELES—Actor J.R. Martinez boogied past Rob Kardashian Tuesday to win the 13th edition of ABC’s hit competition “Dancing With the Stars.” Martinez hoisted the mirrorball...
Category: Entertainment    Published: Thursday, November 24th, 2011     comments
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Spitting and stammering, clawing and convulsing, her jaw jutting forward and her eyes popping out of her head, Keira Knightley is a frightening force of nature in “A Dangerous Method.” And...
Category: Entertainment    Published: Thursday, November 24th, 2011     comments
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Having been revered as a master for decades and functioning at the top of his game as he approaches 70, Martin Scorsese would seem to have nothing else to prove. So it’s thrilling to see him mak...
Category: Entertainment    Published: Thursday, November 24th, 2011     comments
 “The Artist”—The best validation for the nostalgia of “The Artist” is the film, itself. A silent movie in tribute to silent movies, it puts its money where its mout...
Category: Entertainment    Published: Thursday, November 24th, 2011     comments
LOS ANGELES—The lifeguard captain who helped pull Natalie Wood’s body from the water nearly 30 years ago said he believes the actress could have been saved had officials begun a search for...
Category: Entertainment    Published: Thursday, November 24th, 2011     comments
PHILADELPHIA—The Fantastic Four is back to its classic lineup. Marvel Comics’ first family of superheroes is reuniting in issue No. 600, out Wednesday. Johnny Storm, aka the Human Torch...
Category: Entertainment    Published: Thursday, November 24th, 2011     comments
Dear Heloise: In the winter months, a home’s first measure of protection against rain and snow is the roof. A roofing manufacturer offers these hints for how to get your roof ready for the cold...
Category: Features    Published: Thursday, November 24th, 2011     comments
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