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Overhaul of Vocational and Tech Education Passed

Mar 25, 2015 4:07am

The Senate passed and the governor publicly endorsed legislation to overhaul the state’s system of vocational, technical and occupational education.

Legislative leaders have been working for...

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Finding the right trainer

Mar 11, 2015 4:06am

I received a call from a guy in Northern Kansas this last week. He was a disgruntled dog owner with a pup he had sent to a trainer that promised him a completely trained retriever when it returned...

Signs of Spring

Mar 11, 2015 4:06am

This week I am using some excerpts from Mama’s “THIS AND THAT” column that she wrote for the Greenwood Democrat over 25 years ago. I have included parts of some of her columns written in March....

History Minute

Mar 11, 2015 4:06am

Conway Twitty began his performing career in Helena during World War II while still a child. From these early days, he would eventually sell more than 50 million albums and become one of the most...

Pervasive Parenting

Mar 11, 2015 4:06am

I attended the State of Oklahoma Governor’s Conference on Developmental Disabilities last week, and as always found inspiration. I want to share some of, what I feel, were the highlights of the...

Plan to Relieve Prison Overcrowding

Mar 11, 2015 4:06am

The Senate approved legislation to implement the governor’s ambitious prison reform plan. It’s now in the House of Representatives.

Senate Bill 472 embodies much of the governor’s proposals...


Mar 04, 2015 4:07am

It was the year 1994.

On the occasion of her 100th birthday, a lady was interviewed by a TV reporter. She answered all the questions put to her until the reporter asked her to what she...

Promoting EPA Transparency

Mar 04, 2015 4:07am

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has wide reach out of Washington and into the everyday lives of Arkansans. It’s no surprise that I hear from many people in our state about the extensive...

Asset or Liability?

Mar 04, 2015 4:07am

Asset or liability? Terms normally reserved for bean counters, accountants and other bookkeeping types. In the event of a disaster there are both. Those who are part of the problem and those who...

Be Careful What You Wish For

Mar 04, 2015 4:07am

To the people of South Sebastian County: When I was wishing for a few snow flakes I really wasn’t wishing for you to have so much that it would close Main Street in Greenwood, and the hill on 71...

History Minute de Soto Part Two

Mar 04, 2015 4:07am

The exciting conclusion of the Hernando de Soto series. Well, maybe it wasn’t so exciting for de Soto.

Hernando de Soto was a veteran explorer of the New World by 1539. Based on his fortune...

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