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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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A miracle is called for now

Sep 30, 2015 4:07am

This past week Democrats chose death over human life when they blocked a bill to prohibit late-term abortions. I’ve learned a lot about the magic of human life since my wife Anna gave birth to our...

Put Pressure on China to End Human Rights Abuses

Sep 30, 2015 4:07am

With the Pope’s visit to the nation’s capital recently dominating the news headlines, you may have missed the state visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping. This visit comes at a time of great...

State Capitol Week in Review

Sep 30, 2015 4:07am

Arkansas has numerous apprenticeship programs, and the first one that focuses on information technology has been set up by the state Department of Workforce Services. The department...

Enjoying the Fruits of Nature

Sep 30, 2015 4:07am

I read in the paper this morning that muscadines are ready to be picked. As far back as I can remember I have loved the taste of the grape-like fruit. The late Miss Ellen Squires and Miss Belle...

Please Don’t Make Me Say It

Sep 30, 2015 4:07am

When I returned to the Democrat I was determined to write this editorial on a weekly basis to force myself out of my comfort zone and do something different. I have received a lot of positive...

Pervasive Parenting: ABC It’s Easy As 123

Sep 30, 2015 4:07am

Parent teacher conferences were held last week, and I made the journey to talk to Konner’s teachers. While we did discuss some behavior issues I wanted to share the news of his grades with...

Mary’s Meanderings

Sep 23, 2015 10:00am

I’ve always liked rocks.

I have two special rocks. Both are Jenny Lind relics. One is on my driveway, the other one is positioned at my back door.

You wouldn’t believe how many times I...

Simple rules may keep you safe

Sep 23, 2015 5:05am

Tree stands can be very beneficial to a hunter during the hunting season. There are many reasons for using elevated tree stands during your hunting expeditions. The hunter has a better view of...

State Capitol Week in Review

Sep 23, 2015 4:07am

There have been numerous reports of good news across Arkansas in the past few weeks. Enrollment is going up at college campuses and universities.

The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville...

You’re Old Newspaperman

Sep 23, 2015 4:07am

I went to Sutton Elementary last week and spoke to the classes of Christy Graham (my wife), Venus Weaver and Joan Bashsoon. The kids were great. They were energetic for 8 am and had lots of...

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