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Northern Exposure

Oct 22, 2014 8:18am

This past weekend was family reunion time for us, so we all packed up and made the trek to Kansas City to visit our folks from up north. On our way I noticed something in the backseat that gave me...

Mary’s Meanderings

Oct 22, 2014 8:18am

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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-...

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...

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...

4,800 Arkansans lose health benefits, deemed eligible too soon

Jun 04, 2014 4:07am

The Dept. of Human Services said last week that it is sending out letters to about 4,800 Arkansans notifying them that they will lose their health insurance coverage under the private option...

<p>Dr. Kenneth Bridges</p>

Charleston school district first to desegregate

Jun 04, 2014 4:07am

The decision had been sixty years in the making, but when it came, it was like an earthquake across the South. The Supreme Court handed down the Brown v. Board of Education decision on May 4, 1954...

Mock legislation held on the House floor

Jun 04, 2014 4:07am

This week on the floor of the House Chamber we heard debate on everything from equal pay to legalizing marijuana.

But in this case, it was not our members or any real legislation. It was...

Reflecting on anniversary of D-Day

Jun 04, 2014 4:07am

As Allied forces prepared to storm a fifty-mile stretch of heavily-fortified, Nazi-occupied French coastline, General Dwight Eisenhower delivered some inspirational words of wisdom to American...

<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...

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