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Legislature Focuses on Flooding

Jul 01, 2015 4:06am

Flooding due to recent heavy rains has focused the legislature’s attention on the need to improve oversight of the patchwork of levees throughout Arkansas.

Two joint legislative committees...

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Mary’s Meanderings

May 13, 2015 4:07am

There were those who’d known her a lifetime and didn’t know her name was …Flora Belle. She was lovingly called”Bobba” by her grandchildren and “Booch” by just about everyone else. She was my...

Chicken Farmer Tales

May 06, 2015 4:07am

Two years ago I purchased 22 baby chicks in hopes of starting some kind of productive (and successful) poultry program. This wasn’t my first attempt at chicken farming. (Or is it ranching?) The...

Watch out for falling peaches

May 06, 2015 4:07am

I have always been amazed with the way the mind works. It is amazing when out of the blue you start thinking about someone you knew years ago. The other night I woke up thinking about the late...

Mary’s Meanderings

May 06, 2015 4:07am

Her name was Anna Marie Jarvis for whom the daughter was named. She gave birth to 12 children, serving as an example mother to honor. She promoted harmony among Confederate and Union Solders,...

State Parks Have Much to Offer

May 06, 2015 4:07am

Did you know that the number of visits to state parks across the country more than doubles the number of visits to national parks?

There are over 8,000 state parks across the country which...

U.S. Contributes to Nepal Recovery Efforts

May 05, 2015 9:41am

As the death toll from the devastating 7.8 earthquake and resulting avalanche in Nepal continues to rise, there is a sliver of good news to report in the days after the catastrophe. U.S. forces...

“Blackberry Winter” and Old Habits

Apr 29, 2015 4:07am

People are funny as we are all creatures of habit. I know that I am. Although I am right handed I always put my left shoe on first, left earring in first as well as put my left hearing aid in...

Act 22 Will Save 100 Million Dollars

Apr 29, 2015 4:07am

After a 19-day recess, the legislature officially ended the 2015 regular session on April 22, when it completed a few housekeeping measures and adjourned sine die.

The legislative session...

Pervasive Parenting

Apr 29, 2015 4:07am

As many parents and educators know, this time of the year is all about testing at school. That means that we are trying to hold our children up to higher standards and in turn hold our teachers...

114 Bills Referred for Study

Apr 29, 2015 4:07am

This week we convened in the Chamber for a brief time to officially adjourn for the 90th Regular Session.

Although the pace of our work will be slowing down, we are far from completing our...

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