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Sunday, July 21, 2013 •

Barbers celebrate 40th anniversary Phillip and Bessie Barber of Lonoke, Ark., celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on July 16, 2013. An anniversary party will be held in their honor from 5 to 7 p.m.

on Saturday, July 27, at the Greenbrier City Event Center. All family and friends are invited to attend. Please RSVP to Julie Barber at 870-3296754.

Photo courtesy of Creative Touch Photography/Ashley George.

As a part of the Official Arrival Ceremonies of the Miss Arkansas Pageant the five contestants who raised the most money for the Children’s Miracle Network were recognized. They are (Left to Right): Miss University of Arkansas Sarah Elise Gafvert, Miss UCA Lauren Howell, Princess Addi Ferguson, Miss Greater Little Rock Brooke Ault, Miss Northwest Arkansas Riley Snell and Miss Greater Camden Molly Jones.

Charitable contestants Miss Arkansas HOPEFULS raise more than $55,000 for Children’s Miracle Network


Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Barber

Versace mansion headed for auction block MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The South Beach, Fla., mansion once owned by Italian designer Gianni Versace and the place he was fatally shot is headed to auction. Fisher Auction Company is handling the sale, set for Sept. 17. The 23,000-square-foot oceanfront mansion had been previously listed for $125 million. Built in 1930, the 10-

bedroom, 11-bathroom, gated home features a 54-foot long mosaic pool lined with 24-karat gold. It also includes numerous frescos, ornate statues, arched doorways and an open air courtyard. “We are very pleased to have the opportunity to manage the sale of this one-of-a-kind property,” said Lamar Fisher, President and CEO of Fisher Auction Company.

HOT SPRINGS — In 2007, the Miss America Organization partnered with the Children’s Miracle Network hospitals to raise funds and awareness. Since that time contestants in the Miss America Organization have raised more than $9 million for the 170 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals across North America. We are fortunate that we have our own CMN Hospital in Arkansas’ Children’s Hospital in Little Rock. In May, 45 contestants visited Arkansas’ Children’s Hospital to meet with administrators and tour the hospital. The

Ferguson is now at the same level as her peers. Also as a part of the Official Arrival Ceremonies the five contestants who raised the most money for Children’s Miracle Network were recognized. They were Miss Greater Camden Molly Jones, Miss Greater Little Rock Brooke Ault, Miss Northwest Arkansas Riley Snell, Miss University of Arkansas Sarah Elise Gafvert and Miss University of Central Arkansas Lauren Howell. These five contestants raised $14,406 for Children’s Miracle Network. One of these young ladies will be recognized as the Children’s Miracle Network Miracle

contestants spent their day making signs and posters for the patients and even brought toys and stuffed animals for them as well. On Sunday, at the Miss Arkansas Official Arrival Ceremonies a former patient from Arkansas Children’s Hospital took part in the festivities. Addi Ferguson, 5 years old, was crowned as a Princess by Miss Arkansas 2012 Sloane Roberts. Ferguson is the daughter of Jarrod and Kelli Ferguson of Benton. She was born with moderate-tosevere hearing loss in both ears. She received cochlear implants and after extensive speech and language therapy,

Maker award for being the Top Fundraiser out of our 45 contestants. The reigning Miss Arkansas serves as the Official Ambassador for Children’s Miracle Network throughout her year of service. Miss Arkansas 2012, Sloane Roberts, visited the Arkansas’ Children’s Hospital several times this year. “Every time I go it’s one of the most heartwrenching experiences, but also one of the most rewarding. “To see the smiles on the children’s faces after talking to them and treating them like they aren’t a patient, is one of the best feelings in the world!”

KFC drops bones, Colonel in upmarket restaurant By CANDICE CHOI AP Food Industry Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — KFC is tossing out the chicken bones and the quaint image of founder Col. Harland Sanders as it gets ready to test a slightly more upmarket restaurant.

The fried chicken chain says it’s opening a location called “KFC eleven” early next month near its headquarters in Louisville, Ky., that will serve flatbreads with toppings, rice bowls, salads and only boneless pieces of its Original Recipe chicken.

The restaurant’s exterior won’t feature Sanders, whose bespectacled, white-bearded likeness has long been front and center at traditional KFC locations. But the name of the test restaurant is a reference to the 11 herbs and spices Sanders used in the Original Recipe.

KFC eleven’s opening is a reflection of the challenges facing traditional fast-food chains such as McDonald’s, Burger King and Wendy’s. The problem is that people in their 20s and 30s are increasingly heading to chains such as Chipotle Mexican Grill and Pane-

ra Bread, where they feel they get better food for slightly higher prices. In a note to investors about KFC’s test, Janney analyst Mark Kalinowski said that such “fast-casual” chains remain the fastest-growing segment in the restaurant industry. He noted that oth-

er chains, included Applebee’s and Red Lobster, have recently started testing similar formats as well. John Cywinski, president of KFC, said in an interview that people often equate KFC with

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OurPoetry Heaven’s Applause By Pamela Hixon Rhea

I will run life’s race with patience, I will unto “the straight and narrow way” tend, I will not let things of this world, Obstruct my view “of Him.” I will be true and just, And ever faithful to Jesus’ cause, I will run life’s race in earnest, Yearning for Heaven’s sweet applause. Many of my loved ones have gone before me, They’ll be waiting for me to get on home, For I’ve got a crown awaiting, And a mansion to call my own. They will be there just across Jordan, There “to cheer me on,” And then I’ll join that glad number,

Who will sing of Redemption’s song. So I will lift my cross and follow Him, For I love Jesus so, because, He gave His life at Calvary to save me, And I will so run, listening for Heaven’s applause. I will “run and not grow weary,” I will live for Christ’s approving smile, So that I will hear Him say, “My child, well done,” When I go that “final mile.”

Puppet Master of Peace

girls that they can love everybody no matter what color, language, and denomination. Help me to bring peace where there is confusion, love where there is hate, smiles where there are frowns, and happiness where there is sadness. Make my life a beacon where people can see you shining through me, to show them that you love and care about them.

Love Shall Stand By Pamela Hixon Rhea

By Sheila Lorain Clemons

Lord help me to be an instrument of thy peace and love. Help me to show women, men, boys and

Life is so uncertain, It is such a precious fragile thing, We don’t know what the future holds, Or even what tomorrow may bring.

But, I know God’s love is sure, And that it led His Son to Calvary, So that we could have Heaven’s bright home, For all eternity. And I know when earthly kingdoms fall, And go awry all man’s best-laid plans. That when we face that Great Unknown, Love shall stand. For when life’s day fades into night, We can trust our God Above, For the one thing that shall endure, Is Calvary’s love. So won’t you, too, accept Christ, And be saved the moment you believe, For no power can ever separate us from God’s love, Which will span all eternity.