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Thanks and Giving

Nov 24, 2015 2:47pm

I’d like to take a moment here and send a sign of respect to those who, with kids out of school and underfoot for the Thanksgiving season, do not have time to read this. (“...

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Decoration Day is becoming a lost tradition

May 16, 2013 3:43am

In Van Buren County, we mostly still call it Decoration Day, but elsewhere the final Monday is May is generally marked as Memorial Day.

Whatever the name, the day, which falls this year on...

There’s a hole in the bucket — and the overpass

May 01, 2013 11:49pm

Remember that old folk song, “There’s a Hole in the Bucket”?

In the song, “Henry” tells his “dear Liza” about a hole in their bucket, and no matter how she asks him to fix it, he always...

Other Voices Worse than a Kreelon invasion

Apr 24, 2013 6:03pm

In the 1997 sci-fi comedy “Men in Black,” Agent K (Tommy Lee Jones) tells his partner, Agent J (Will Smith), an important thing about humanity: “A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky,...

House Call

Apr 24, 2013 6:11pm

Q: Is there a difference between being sensitive to gluten and having celiac disease?

A: Gluten is a substance found in cereal grains, especially wheat. It gives dough its elastic texture....

Other Voices Pipeline furthers energy pipedream

Apr 10, 2013 6:02am

We’ve been down this road a hundred times. Even so, distorted facts gushing from lobbyists ensure we’ll be here again.

As has been widely reported, residents of the tiny town of Mayflower...

Other Voices County judge reports road progress

Apr 10, 2013 6:02am

The County Road Department is off to a fast start in 2013. Following is this years goals followed by the last 12 weeks YTD totals:

Tons of gravel — 160,000 tons, 46,722 tons

4”+ gravel...

Other Voices Don’t pass a law unless it’s needed

Apr 03, 2013 6:01am

State legislators generally do a good job of considering the issues, and I’m not one who bashes them. But we’ve reached the point in the session when I am looking forward to them going home....

Building a bridge to Rwanda

Mar 19, 2013 4:01pm

Some men change careers when they turn 50. Some buy fancy sports cars. Some chase younger women.

Dale Dawson decided to adopt. A country. And he’s been joined by other prominent Arkansans....

Other Voices — Arkansas: Land of opportunists

Mar 19, 2013 3:59pm

It would be hard to overstate my love of Arkansas. My colleagues in New York can certainly attest to the fact that I hardly shut up about it. I am lucky to live here.

Like most Southern...

Parental choice, race play into school debate

Feb 21, 2013 3:00pm

Should parents in Arkansas be able to choose what schools their children attend without restriction? If so, would that result in racial resegregation in parts of the state, with mostly white...

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