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NEWS FROM THE ARKANSAS HOUSE: Unemployment at a Record Low

May 25, 2016 11:35am

Unemployment in our state is now at a record low. Since we began tracking employment in 1976, we have never seen the unemployment rate below 4.1%. That is until last month.

The unemployment...

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ON THE SQUARE: Pizza Night

Apr 20, 2016 11:05am

I love it when the paper comes out on Wednesdays. Not just because I get to see the stories and pictures I have been working on all week come to life in print. No, it also means that it is pizza...

HISTORY MINUTE: Arkansas Musician and Music Pioneer Scott Joplin

Apr 20, 2016 5:06am

Scott Joplin was an early musician who transformed much of the landscape of popular music in the early 1900s. Though many details of his short life are uncertain, his impact on early American...

MARY’S MEANDERINGS: The Graduates’ Creed

Apr 20, 2016 5:06am

This is my diploma. It is a documentary symbol of free public education, upon which rests the perpetual being of the democratic form of government. It signifies the completion of the requirements...

NEWS FROM THE SENATE: The Obama Administration’s Iran Deal Two-Step

Apr 20, 2016 5:06am

Was the Obama Administration ever serious about enforcing the terms of the nuclear deal it negotiated with Iran? It certainly doesn’t appear so.

As Iran continues to violate the terms of the...

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McKinney celebrate 70 years of marriage

Apr 20, 2016 5:06am

O.B. and Betty McKinney will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on April 25th. They were married after a six-week long courtship after O.B. returned home from service in Italy during World...

PERVASIVE PARENTING: One Day at a Time

Apr 20, 2016 5:06am

I was looking through my “On This Day” feed on Facebook and noticed a post from 2010 that made me think a little. I had posted what can be deemed now a desperation call for sympathy by most, but...

REFLECTIONS: Story of the Tents

Apr 20, 2016 4:05am

I wrote the following years ago as it is written in pencil. When I talk about what happens at the Methodist Church, the people and the things the church has done in the past and now I write of...

CHALK TALK: 10 Ways to Avoid Teacher Burnout

Apr 20, 2016 4:05am

You walk into your classroom and dread walking over to your desk because your “organized pile system” is breaking down. Once you get there, you are overwhelmed by emails and items that are waiting...

NEWS FROM THE ARKANSAS HOUSE: Arkansas Works replaces the Private Option

Apr 13, 2016 11:35am

Just minutes after our final vote on Friday, Governor Hutchinson signed into law the bills that establish the guidelines for Arkansas Works.

As we have mentioned previously, Arkansas Works...

ON THE SQUARE: Do You Want to Know How I Got These Scars?

Apr 13, 2016 11:05am

This weekend my son Eric was bragging about his scars. This is a uniquely male thing. Enduring some trauma and taking away a little away a reminder and a story to relate later. Women do not seem...

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