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St. Johns’ College in Little Rock, the first college chartered in Arkansas

Nov 25, 2015 11:35am

For many years after statehood, Arkansas had few schools and no colleges. More settlers came to believe that developing institutions of learning was the way to promote the future strength and...

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The Senate Finally Gets a VA Inspector General Nominee

Oct 14, 2015 5:05am

The scandal surrounding the systematic, widespread problems in the health system of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) came to light well over a year ago, thanks in part to an investigation...

History Minute: Dr. Samuel L. Kountz, Jr.

Oct 14, 2015 4:07am

He was a pioneer in many ways, and his work helped change the face of medicine forever, but Dr. Samuel L. Kountz, Jr., never became a household name. In addition to becoming one of the first...

Positive benefits from Private Option

Oct 14, 2015 4:07am

A report delivered to us this week explains how our state is seeing many positive benefits from the Health Care Independence Act, commonly known as the Private Option. But that same report claims...

Card of Thanks

Oct 14, 2015 4:07am

We would like to give a huge thank you to our State Representative Charlotte Douglas for giving us a general improvement grant. The senior center can not express how much we appreciate this...

The Feel of Fall

Oct 14, 2015 4:07am

I love the wonderful weather we have had the past several days. In fact I love the feel of Fall. Friday, my friend Joy (The New York transplant) took me for a picnic to Lake

Fort Smith. The...

Running Amok

Oct 14, 2015 4:07am

It is just two weeks until Halloween. I like Halloween, it is a very odd day and it is that time of year right before the onslaught of the holidays that now lasts an entire two months. My kids are...

Back in the Days

Oct 14, 2015 4:07am

This is the first in a series depicting the events that have occurred over the last 60 years in America. Some events were good, some not so good. Each series will cover the historical facts of the...

State Capitol Week in Review

Oct 14, 2015 4:07am

The recidivism rate for state prisoners in Arkansas is going up.

The recidivism rate measures the percentage of released inmates who get in trouble and return to prison.

The state...

Pervasive Parenting: Positively 4th Street

Oct 13, 2015 11:42am

I’ve discussed in the past that Konner has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in addition to autism. The fun part is that our youngest, Kruz, was also diagnosed with ADHD a little...

Mary’s Meanderings

Oct 07, 2015 10:00am

When I was a Jenny Lind kid of the thirties and forties, the first tinge of autumn coolness was the sign of getting close to hog butchering time and even though remembering this yearly experience...

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