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HISTORY MINUTE: Poet John Gould Fletcher

May 25, 2016 5:05am

The poetic souls in our lives often see the beauty and rhythms of the world. They will strain to listen to those hidden symphonies of nature or human life. Sometimes they will be inspired to put...

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REFLECTIONS: Fly a Flag, Thank a Veteran

May 25, 2016 4:05am

Monday May 30th, we will observe a day to remember those who made the supreme sacrifice for our country. A day to show our gratitude to all who have served our country that we may enjoy the...

NEWS FROM THE ARKANSAS HOUSE: Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act

May 18, 2016 11:35am

Next week we will head back to the Capitol for a special session to address highway funding.

The session is being called now because we face an important deadline to receive $200 million...

ON THE SQUARE: Heynong Man!

May 18, 2016 11:05am

I grew up with a pretty severe case of Attention Deficit Disorder, which I will admit sounds like a made up ailment for kids who just don’t listen. However I must say it has had a profound effect...

NEWS FROM THE SENATE: A Message to Graduates

May 18, 2016 5:07am

Commencement exercises are underway across Arkansas and all over the country. I had the honor of addressing the Class of 2016 at commencement ceremonies at Arkansas State University and my alma...

Chamber President wishes to thank everyone

May 18, 2016 5:07am

Dear Editor,

I would like to say thank you to everyone who was involved in making the First Annual ArtFest a huge success! I especially would like to express my gratitude for the Greenwood A...


May 18, 2016 5:07am

Konner has a very strange way of thinking about things. It’s a very practical way of thinking, at least for his interests.

I have discussed in the past his love for computer programs. One of...

HISTORY MINUTE: Thaddeus Caraway

May 18, 2016 5:07am

Thaddeus Caraway was a quiet and persistent worker his whole life. Through this, he became an important voice for reform in the early 1900s.

Caraway was born in 1871 on a farm near...

MARY’S MEANDERINGS: SPRING! Mama’s Favorite Season

May 18, 2016 5:06am

Daddy wasn’t much of a fixer around the house and he didn’t make a garden. Often, and like so many coal miners, he would come down with a bad case of Lumbago, in the spring.

Springtime was...

REFLECTIONS: My Spring Allergies

May 18, 2016 4:07am

For the first time in several years I thought I had escaped IT. Last week it struck me with a vengeance—“MY SPRING ALLERGIES”. It is a

certain type of hedge that blooms that really gets me....


May 11, 2016 11:35am

The House has wrapped up the state’s 4th Fiscal Session by passing a balanced budget with increases in funding to some of the most urgent needs.

We began this session with discussion and...


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