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Protecting Private Property

Oct 15, 2014 4:07am

Arkansans want to protect our environment. Clean air, clean water and preventing exposure to toxic substances are important to our future. A clean environment helps provide good jobs, safety and...

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Blessings from an Unforgotten Childhood Taste

Jun 25, 2014 4:07am

Sometime, your taste buds will play tricks on you and the reason I know…it has happened to me recently and I’ve noticed a change in appetite, but you know what? As I sit here this morning, relaxed...

Sharing ideas with other states helps move our state forward

Jun 18, 2014 4:07am

Ideas inspire change. And what better way to move our state forward than sharing ideas and working together with other states.

There have been many times where legislators from other states...

Reforms Needed to Restore Faith in VA Health System

Jun 18, 2014 4:07am

As the son of an Air Force Master Sergeant and a member of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, I take very seriously my responsibility to represent the interest of those who have served our...

Picture taking has come a long way

Jun 18, 2014 4:07am

You are never too old to learn. Sometimes I find it out the hard way. Thus it was this week when Niece Barbara came by with pictures of my Daddy’s family. It was fun trying to identify who was who...

Remembering Along Old Greenwood Road

Jun 18, 2014 4:07am

William Jackson Smart, the father of Sonora Louise Smart, was responsible for the observance of Father’s Day in our country. He was born in 1842. He is listed in the 1860 census as living in...

Season of phone scams, seniors beware

Jun 18, 2014 4:07am

The State Board of Education named James “Tony” Wood of Searcy as the new State Education Commissioner. For all information about state go to or call my office at 650-...

It’s A Family Affair

Jun 18, 2014 4:05am

I’m writing this on Father’s Day, and though I could write all day about how great my father was, or reflect on the fact that my wife is a huge asset to my parenting skills, like I did around...

<p>Kodey Toney</p>

Father of Mine

Jun 04, 2014 4:07am

I had lunch with a friend last week and the nature of the meeting was both humbling and eye-opening. He was seeking advice for coping with his recently diagnosed grandson he’s raising as his own....

A plea for restraint(s)

Jun 04, 2014 4:07am

At the risk of being too controversial, let me stipulate something off the bat: Wearing a seat belt is a good idea. Each person in a moving vehicle should wear one because, hey, being alive is...

<p>SUBMITTED PHOTO</p><p>9th Grade Graduation, 1943.</p>

9th grade class of 1943 first to wear cap and gown

Jun 04, 2014 4:07am

She was my 9th grade school teacher.

Anna Basinger Adams. We called her Miss Ann.

She was born in the Mount Zion community west of Greenwood. She attended school in Greenwood and...

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