• Letter to the Editor

    Abuse takes many forms Dear editor: As you know, some NFL football players have been abusing their wives or girlfriends and they wind up taking back their abuser. I don’t care if you play for the NFL or not; you don’t need to put hands on a woman. …

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  • Actions of mama bears make for an interesting family story

    Arkansas once was the Bear State, before marketing people decided that more tourists and potential land buyers would be more attracted by “The Land of Opportunity,” and then later, “The Natural State.” We’re also known for our hogs, whether a nuisance tearing up our yards …

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  • New home, new owner

    (Cue country tune of “I’m Not Lisa” by Jessi Colter.) I’m not JoAnn. My name is Lacy. I moved in a few weeks ago. ——— “I hope you keep it (the yard) up just as good as JoAnn did,” one man commented to me from …

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Thankful for our country In the United States, we observe Constitution Week during Sept. 17-23 annually to commemorate the Constitutional Convention’s work in drafting the Constitution by which our nation is still governed. The Convention met May 25, 1787, to discuss the provisions to be included in the …

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  • Outrageous news headlines that are actually real!

    I have become a news junkie and it’s probably pretty obvious judging by my latest columns. I can’t help it though. I am shocked at most of the things I read about and feel compelled to share them. I have found many people are oblivious …

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Tyranny in action It seems everyone in America thinks Vladimir Putin is a tyrant because he wants to take over the Ukraine. Most of us do not know the history or facts. It was Grand Prince Vladimir of Kiev that was the first Russian ruler …

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  • A shipwreck of a column: Gilligan’s Island turns 50

    Just sit right back and you’ll endure a tale … Sept. 26 marks the 50th anniversary of the classic TV sitcom “Gilligan’s Island.” People exclaim, “You’re making me feel old!” when I tell them that. Gee, Skipper, I would have thought it had something to …

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  • Albert Pike is one of the most unique characters in Arkansas history

    He was a Massachusetts man, but he fell in love with Arkansas. In the process, Albert Pike, the largely self-educated lawyer, writer, general, and adventurer became early Arkansas’ most outspoken and most famous promoter. Pike was born in Boston in 1809 to a modest family. …

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  • Yellow hair in early New England

    Some history is more mystery than history. We don’t know what kind of “pestilence” struck the slash and burn farmers who occupied the area where the Mayflower’s colonists settled. When they reached Cape Cod, they stopped and on Nov. 11, 1620, they went ashore on …

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  • Why ask why?

    Have you ever noticed how angry you can make someone, just by asking them the simple words “why” or “how?” And it doesn’t matter what you’re referring to either. You can be asking a question as simple as why someone doesn’t like chocolate, to something …

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  • The whole family has to work for Sandman to make regular appearance

    From the moment children enter our lives, sleep becomes a primary focus for the entire family. But the obstacles to being well-rested don’t disappear after the days of round-the-clock feeding and sleep training. Many parents battle sleep issues with their kids well into the early …

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  • Advertising our failures

    Isn’t it funny how we try to fix things after they are beyond fixing? That idea rang true when we were talking shop at the office and how people claim they don’t have money to advertise their business, but magically come up with it when …

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