November 28, 2007 Edition

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Grandparents' Corner

Logan, six, and Dylan, 10, are the sons of Joseph "Bubba" and Lavesta Blackwood.

Grandparents are Gilbert and Yvonne Phillips of Walnut Ridge and Joe and Polly Blackwood of Williford. They are the great-grandsons of Lorene Sullivan of Strawberry.

Life with a
dance critic

My mother loves watching "Dancing With The Stars" on ABC. She critiques each performance with complete disregard for anything approaching a genuine understanding of the intricacies of dance.

Her authority is derived from knowing what looks stupid and what doesn't. She watches intently as the dancers perform acrobatic maneuvers and then pronounces her verdict. Those people aren't dancing they're just gyrating around on the floor. Looking wise she will inform the rest of us, "Now Fred ~ Astaire he could dance. Ginger Rogers ~ she knew how to look graceful on a dance floor. These people don't know what dancing is."
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What is dyslexia?

What is dyslexia?

A research-based definition for dyslexia includes that it is a specific learning disability that is neurological in origin. Some characteristics include difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition, spelling and decoding abilities.
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