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Woman in Cabot 100 years young
By Jeffrey Smith Arkansas Aging staff writer

Cabot resident Opal Furr celebrated her 25th birthday Feb. 29 even though she turned 100 years old because she was a leap-year baby.
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150,000 Arkansans have Alzheimer’s

Approximately 150,000 Ark-ansans have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, according to Alzheimer’s Arkansas, a non-profit group dedicated to assisting those caring for loved ones with the disease.
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Medical, legal ethics workshop on May 13

The Area Agency on Aging of Southwest Arkansas, Inc. is proud to present a workshop on Medical and Legal Ethics for Health Care Providers and Family Caregivers on Friday, May 13 at the College Avenue Church of Christ Annex, 1817 N. College in El Dorado, Arkansas. [Full Text]

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March 2016 - Volume 4 - Number 8

Hero remembered By Christy hendricks Arkansas Aging staff writer
“Freedom is wonderful,” said Rev. J.E. Mitchell. “I cannot find enough words, adjectives, to describe just how wonderful it is. Freedom from an aggressive dictator is one of the greatest blessings that God can give us.” [Full Text]

Judsonia man writing memoirs

Guy Humphries began writing a collection “As I Recall” at the request of his children and grandchildren in an attempt to record family history. Humphries lives in Judsonia with his wife, Joyce. The couple has been married for 63 years and had two children. Their son, Tim, is a senior attorney to Arkansas’s Election Commission; their daughter, Debbie, died of cancer in 2013. [Full Text]

Cream cheese, tried and true kitchen staple
By Rick Kron Food editor

Growing up I knew three things about cream cheese: First, my mom always had some in the fridge; secondly it was great on celery and crackers; and third, it came from Philadelphia. Now that I’m older I always keep some in the refrigerator, it still tastes good on celery and crackers, but Philadelphia is not the cream cheese capital I thought it once was. [Full Text]

Executive director named for agency

The Lonoke County Council on Aging recently hired Dr. William “Buster” Lackey as its new executive director. Lackey brings more than two decades of nonprofit experience to LCCA. Prior to this appointment, Lackey was the Administrator for the Health and Nutrition Section of the Department of Human Services in Little Rock managing the USDA feeding programs statewide. Lackey will begin his new position with the Lonoke County Council on Aging starting March 1, 2016. [Full Text]

Bass tournament April 9

If you’re a fisherman and are looking for some fun, a chance to win some money, and more importantly, the opportunity to aid a good cause, you need to be a part of this tournament, Saturday, April 9 on the Arkansas River, Pine Bluff Regional Park, safe light until 3 p.m. Platinum sponsors of this year’s event are BKD and Simmons First National Bank.
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