• ‘Clothier to the King’ dies at 85

    The combination of pink and black. Pegged pants. Two-tone shoes. Flipped collars. Elvis Presley may have made it popular but Benard Lansky is credited for supplying him and others, rock stars and common folk alike, with the look of “cool.” He died Thursday at the …

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  • State has long history with movies

    With more than 75 movies totally and partially filmed in Arkansas, the state has enjoyed a connection with motion pictures since the beginnings of the industry. Probably the first Arkansas-made film, in 1915, was a short documentary depicting the life and death of David O. …

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  • Useless Thanksgiving facts

    I am one of those people who love useless facts. Although they are called “useless” I believe anytime you learn something you haven’t wasted your time. Here some facts about Thanksgiving that most people don’t know: • There is an “Unthanksgiving Day“ that commemorates the struggle …

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  • Disaster disappointments

    It never ceases to amaze me how people act/react when a natural disaster strikes them. A few go into survival mode, for they have prepared in advance; others go into the gripe mode (to put it mildly). Specifically I’m thinking of all the folks along …

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  • Letter to the editor

    Those in favor of alcohol will reap what they sow    Dear editor: The article on Sharp wet quoted several comments by Ruth Reynolds. Mrs. Reynolds campaigned for the passage in three consecutive elections to make Sharp County wet. She felt the passage would be a …

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  • Who benefits when top military brass fall?

    Everyone is preoccupied with the events surrounding the juicy sex scandal involving now-former CIA Director David Petraeus to the point they may not have noticed a pattern — a shake-down — that is taking place in our military top brass, much like the one currently …

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  • Would-be workers are lacking trade skills

    What a mismatch. According to a recent article by Associate Press Business Writer Christopher Leonard and several other articles from reputable publications on the Internet, despite our nation’s extremely high unemployment rate, U.S. employers can find no qualified workers to fill thousands upon thousands of …

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  • Finding the many advantages in knowing how to cook

    When I was growing up one talent that both my parents stressed I should acquire was learning to cook for myself. Perhaps it was their foresight that it would not be easy to find women in my generation willing to dedicate themselves totally to cooking, …

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  • Poachers, trespassers and other miscreants ruin things for everyone

    Every year when deer hunting season rolls around I get excited about being in the woods building or repairing blinds/stands, putting out wildlife food plots and just enjoying the fresh air and exercise prior to the season. Then, regular as clock work, before deer season …

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  • Cat and mouse

    I am a firm believer in the death penalty. Right now I am on a crusade to kill, but I can’t even catch my first victim, so it’s apparent I will not obtain serial killer status. My intended victim is small and so far has …

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  • Thanksgiving: Much to be thankful for

    Thanksgiving is much more than a big meal with family and friends. It’s a time to reflect on, and be thankful for, all of the good things you have. Even with all of the uncertainty and turmoil in the world, you have so much to …

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  • Dear Obama supporters: A letter from an anarchist

    Congratulations. Your preferred candidate won a second term as president. I’m sure y’all are too busy dancing in the streets and smilecrying and stuff to be on the Internet right now, but this will be here when all that is done. Now that Obama has …

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