With their 66th wedding anniversary on the horizon, one could say Bob and Barbara Henry of Conway define commitment. Married on June 10, 1951, Bob still remembers what Barbara was wearing when he first saw her walking across the Hendrix College campus in 1950. “I was a senior. She was a sophomore. I walked out and saw this lady with long, curly blonde hair and a red, plaid skirt. She was walking and carrying her books. I don’t think I’d ever spoken to her before,” says Bob.

Frank and Barbara Foshee have a love story that spans 50 years this February. Each year on Valentines Day, near their anniversary, Frank writes a poem and has it published in the Log Cabin Democrat for his sweetheart.

Rather than going out for dinner this Valentine’s Day, why not host a romantic fondue party for two? Fondue was all the rage in the ’60s and ’70s, and it’s perfect for a simple, casual dinner. All you need to pull off dinner are fondue pots or heavy saucepans, fondue forks, and delicious fondue recipes. So, dust off your fondue pot and treat your sweetheart to a Valentine’s celebration with these easy but decadent recipes.

It’s a new year and time to put the last one to bed, which means filing your taxes.
The Internal Revenue Service says to expect a few changes when the nation’s individual income tax filing season opens on Jan. 23.
Here are some of the changes you should be aware of:
NEW DATE: Taxes are usually due on April 15, but this year that falls on a Saturday. And Emancipation Day, a holiday in Washington, D.C., will be observed on Monday, April 17.
So that pushes the nation’s deadline to file returns and pay any amount due to April 18.

Last summer, Cindy Hockenberry decided she’d had it with threatening phone calls claiming she was behind on her taxes.
“One day — I’m not kidding you — I got called three times,” she said.
Sometimes the calls were automated. But once, when she got a call from a live person, Hockenberry — who happens to be the director of education and research at the National Association of Tax Professionals — decided to play along.

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As we usher in 2017, this year feels different than previous years in many areas of finance. Even if you have formulated a financial plan in the past, it is definitely time to sit down with your financial advisor and iron out another one for 2017. Here are a few topics to discuss:

Tax preparers do a big chunk of America’s tax returns — more than 80 million a year, according to the IRS — but if you’re nervous about handing confidential information to someone in a largely unregulated field, you’re not alone.
Here are some tips to help you find a good tax preparer and reduce the risk of expensive errors and exposing your finances.

While most people concentrate largely on specialized décor for the more public areas of their home, Cindy Hudson Webb made sure that the more private spaces in her home also had a life of their own.
In 2015, Cindy built a new home in the Turnberry neighborhood of northwest Conway. When decorating, she made sure that all three of her bedrooms had some sort of theme or consistent design.

“Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.” (Hebrews 11:1, New International Version) This well-known verse of Scripture beautifully defines faith. Faith is evidenced in our lives when we know beyond a shadow of a doubt that someone or something is real even when that person or thing is not visible to us.

A young couple. A raging world war. Danger. Discrimination. And the will to survive. Author Miranda Richmond Mouillot believes her Jewish grandparents’ hidden love story awkwardly lies somewhere among the ashes of memories too painful to discuss. But she denies the duty to let it go. Instead, she prods and pleas. Armed with stories, letters, archives and interviews, the author pieces together a puzzling love story no one could imagine. It is a true story, or at least as close to true as Miranda can decipher.

Conway High School junior Kylee French is committed to exceptional students, and she leads by example.
The 16-year-old surrounds herself with the giving and the hopeful through student-led organizations like Conway’s Caring Cats, which does a number of goodwill activities throughout the year. Kylee presides over Best Buddies, a national effort that pairs general population students with those with special needs at the high school level. Caring Cats is its umbrella school organization.