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What are your goals for the New Year?

What are your goals for the New Year?

A new year brings new opportunities to set new goals and try new things. Trying new things brings new opportunities to face difficulty that might cause you to fail. Failing brings new opportunities to decide if you will continue and try again or if you will simply quit.
 
It seems a little strange talking about yearly goal setting and failing doesn't it? Well, this year I think it may be helpful to start with the end of the year in mind. Ask yourself this question. How do you want to finish this statement this time next year?
"In January I set three goals and throughout the year I ___________."

AETN examines Social Security, Medicare for Arkansans

AETN examines Social Security, Medicare for Arkansans

 

“Will Social Security and Medicare be There for You?” will air on the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) Tuesday, Nov. 29, at 7 p.m.

This program will discuss what the future holds for Social Security, Medicare and aging Arkansans.

According to AARP Arkansas, more than 600,000 Arkansans rely on Social Security and/or Medicare benefits. No state has a higher percentage – 63 percent – of older Americans relying on Social Security for 50 percent or more of their family income.

The Social Security Administration recently announced a 3.6 percent benefit increase for 2012. This is the first cost-of-living adjustment since 2009.

‘AETN Presents’ to feature folk artists Still on the Hill Friday

‘AETN Presents’ to feature folk artists Still on the Hill Friday

 

“AETN Presents: On the Front Row With Still on the Hill” will premiere Friday, Nov. 4, at 6:30 p.m. on the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN).

“AETN Presents: On the Front Row” is part of AETN Arts Fridays, featuring world class arts and culture programming and locally produced series.

Hailing from the Ozarks, Still on the Hill features a unique brand of Arkansan “folkgrass.” The accomplished multi-instrumental and 2010 Governor’s Arts Award-winning duo of Kelly Mullhollan and Donna Stjerna has produced seven albums since 2001. The group’s repertoire is primarily their own original compositions interspersed with new arrangements of traditional songs.

Still on the Hill performs songs from their newest CD, “Ozark: A Celebration in Song.” The project was born out of their travels in the Ozarks and from collecting song ideas from their audiences during their performances.

Teen Challenge of Arkansas says goodbye to longtime friend

Teen Challenge of Arkansas says goodbye to longtime friend

Teen Challenge lost a long-time friend this past Thursday, Chuck Katz. Mr. Katz was a man whose own life reflected the deep belief that serving others was an integral part of serving Christ. His funeral was this past Sunday.

Charles "Chuck" Chris Katz, age 76, of Hot Springs, Ark., passed away Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011. He was born April 26, 1935, in Chicago, Ill.

Chuck was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was owner of C.C. Katz Plumbing Co. for 40 years, ordained minister of World Ministry Fellowship, teacher at Teen Challenge and active in missions to Mexico and Romania. He was a founding member of Trinity Church. He also liked to be Santa Claus during the Christmas holidays at the Hot Springs Mall and various places.

Nabholz joins Simmons Board of Directors

Nabholz joins Simmons Board of Directors

ROGERS, Ark. -- Simmons First Bank of Northwest Arkansas recently announced the appointment of Nick Nabholz to the Board of Directors according to Thomas W. Spillyards, President and Chief Executive Officer.

Nabholz began his professional career at Nabholz Construction Services in 2001 working as a laborer and carpenter while attending high school. Nabholz attended the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville where he studied at the Walton College of Business, while also continuing to work for Nabholz Construction during breaks between academic semesters.

Campbell to be honored at Fashion Expo

Campbell to be honored at Fashion Expo

Little Rock Fashion Week’s founder Brandon D. Campbell is being honored by the Beauty Extravaganza Expo with the 2011 Outstanding Contribution to Arkansas Beauty and Fashion Industry award. The presentation will take place Sunday, September 11 at the 1st Annual Beauty Extravaganza Expo inside the Statehouse Convention Center.

“I’m very grateful to receive such recognition by the event organizers,” says Campbell. “Usually, I am the person giving out honors, so to have the light shined on my contributions to Arkansas’s beauty and fashion industry is humbling. To be the first person awarded is something I’ll always cherish.”

Hairstylist Geniese Buford-Simpson, the expo’s creator and organizer, worked as a hairstylist at Campbell’s Little Rock Fashion Week 2010 presentations.

Doctor returns to Arkansas

Doctor returns to Arkansas

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – Dr. Donald Blagdon is back in Arkansas.

After spending the past eight years in Maine, Dr. Blagdon has joined St. Joseph’s Mercy Clinic in Hot Springs as a family practice physician. He’s done a little bit of everything in his years as a physician.

“I’m going on 30 years in family practice. I’ve done obstetrics, pediatrics, emergency room, even house calls back in Maine,” Dr. Blagdon said. “I was always interested in Gerontology and was a nursing home director for many of those 30 years.”

This is the English Harbour East, Newfoundland, Canada native’s second tour of duty in Arkansas. He previously worked at Ouachita County Medical Center in Camden.

“I was born on the island of Newfoundland in far eastern Canada, about as far east as you can get pretty much,” Dr. Blagdon said.

Dr. Blagdon attended the Medical School at Memorial University of Newfoundland in St. John’s.