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Get outdoors and enjoy the beauty of the Natural State

Jul 23, 2014 4:06am

In celebration of July’s designation as Park and Recreation Month, it’s important to enjoy some time outdoors. Luckily for Arkansans, we don’t have to leave the state to enjoy some of the best...

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Letter to the Editor

Apr 30, 2014 8:49am

A lot of people in town have asked me who I was voting for in the May 20th Mayor’s race and why. My reasons are personal and my decision was not an impulsive one. I compared the candidates and...

Early primary voting begins May 5

Apr 30, 2014 8:48am

The Arkansas Legislative Council last week voted to use $2 million in the state’s “rainy day” funds to offer nearly two-thirds more Governor’s Distinguished Scholarships to eligible students. The...

Apply for YOUniversal Scholarship by June 1

Apr 30, 2014 8:48am

Statistics indicate that the median income for young adults with a college degree is 50% higher than those with a high school diploma. But continuing education is about much more than earning a...

We can learn from our first piggy banks

Apr 30, 2014 8:48am

When my brother and I applied for a loan to open an eye clinic nearly 40 years ago, the loan officer asked if there was any way that I could show a positive balance sheet. After graduating college...

Spring fishing at its best

Apr 30, 2014 8:48am

The spring spawning runs are just a little bit off this year. I think it was the colder than usual winters that sparked the change in the spawning patterns. Don’t get discouraged though, because...

Stop Signs Are Forever

Apr 30, 2014 8:48am

The government-run website StopBullying.gov helpfully defines the act as “unwanted, aggressive behavior … that involves a real or perceived power imbalance.”

And over on the website’s margin...

Early spring garden brings back memories

Apr 30, 2014 8:48am

A few days ago Sister Jane called to tell me she finally got her little garden tilled and some beans planted and I began to reflect back to the years past when Daddy plowed our garden with a mule...

Arkansas Take Back Day set for April 26

Apr 25, 2014 8:07am

By the time Arkansas high school students have reached their senior year, 16% have abused prescription drugs. And 7% of our high school seniors have reported non-medical use of prescription drugs...

Spring brings back memories

Apr 25, 2014 8:07am

It looks as if spring is just around the corner as the trees are beginning to show a little green. Everywhere you look you can see the yellow of jonquils. Jonquils have a special meaning for me....

Twistees, Rubber Bands & Paper Clips

Apr 25, 2014 8:07am

One thing I’m not, and that is wasteful. I don’t think I’m frugal. Maybe just a little bit. Really, I think I’m more of a saver.

I just checked my bundle of last year’s bank statements to...

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