• The Journey

    Fall 1999. Preppers everywhere were cautiously making plans for something called Y2K. Some computer geek somewhere opined that computer chips everywhere were going to freeze up at one second after midnight, Dec. 31, 1999. The idea caught on and spawned a movement to prepare for …

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  • Too many drinking songs are hard on ears

    When Merle sang “Swinging Doors” or Hank Williams Jr. was ready to get “Whiskey Bent,” their words cried out for being fed up, depressed or dealing with love gone wrong, but today’s drinking songs are most often all about a party. Most traditional country music …

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  • Looks can be deceiving

    The front hi-visibility front sight was centered perfectly on the bullseye, the butt snugged up nice and tight to my shoulder, a deep breath was half exhaled and the trigger slack slowly taken up to the point of release. POP! Not the expected sound from …

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Chickens coming home to roost Dear editor: Thank you, Tea Party, and the Republicans that used you to get back control of Congress in 2010. They then whipped you into a frenzy for less government, no government, and keep the government out of my health …

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  • Halloween in the time of Ebola

    “Ewww!” said my wife, when I told her that BrandsOnSale.com is marketing leftover “Breaking Bad” meth lab hazmat suits as Ebola Containment Suits this Halloween, at $79.99 a pop. These suits are just part of a trend (call it tacky, insensitive, creepy, gross) that includes …

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  • State Capitol Week in Review

    When Arkansas voters go to the polls, they will receive lengthy ballots that include four proposed constitutional amendments. Three of the proposed amendments were referred by the legislature and would change current laws on ethics, ballot issues, term limits and the procedures for implementing rules …

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  • My new American Dream

    While I was growing up, I was taught the American Dream consisted of working hard so you could one day own a home and provide for the needs of your family. The American Dream, however, has changed and coming at a price I am no …

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  • Letters to the Editor

    A yes vote on annexation is a vote for the future Towns all over Arkansas are struggling to maintain their municipal services, attract industry, maintain their schools, increase their population and have leverage in Little Rock. Many are dying out. I come from two towns …

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  • History of nursing homes in Ark.

    “What are you going to do about it?” implored a mother to her son one day. The year was 1969, and U.S. Rep. David Pryor was being confronted by his mother about a serious problem facing an aunt in a nursing home. In spite of …

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  • No offense, but …

    The latest mudslinging to hit the political races last week was the racist email forwarded eight years ago by one candidate. Now don’t get me wrong. I’m not claiming to be a supporter but when choosing candidates, this sure doesn’t weigh up there on the …

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  • Local performances sure to entertain all

    My oldest daughter texted me and told me she had tickets for the Crescent Circus and she wanted me to tag along. My first reaction was that I really don’t care for circuses. I feel sorry for the animals, clowns really freak me out and …

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  • Gimme a second shot at ‘15 minutes of fame’

    According to an old saying, everyone will have 15 minutes of fame sometime in their life. When I was in high school, I hoped, with luck, to find mine in football. Our high school offensive line coach was a great man, but he had a …

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