• Letter to the Editor

    Hysteria about Agenda 21 needs to stop To the editor: Do you know what Agenda 21 is? Don’t worry most people don’t. However a few vocal advocates insist it’s affecting you! And it is, just not the way you think.  Agenda 21 is a rather …

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  • Recreational marijuana

    Come November, Arkansas voters could be the first in the South to decide whether or not to legalize marijuana for recreational use. Last week, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel certified the wording of a proposed state constitutional amendment called “The Arkansas Hemp and Cannabis Amendment.” The …

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  • Father-and-son sheriffs

    With the 1803 Louisiana Purchase lands west of the Mississippi came open to exploration by not only Louis and Clark but the brave and daring individuals who first settled the Louisiana Territories, of which a portion became the Missouri Territories and later included the Arkansas …

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  • Dad’s Day: Juicier headlines needed

    Almost every day, as I plod through a world dominated by Murphy’s Law, I am haunted by one of my late father’s favorite observations: “There’s no such thing as a simple job.” For instance, I assumed it would be child’s play to Google “Father’s Day,” …

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  • Admiration for Cleburne County’s library, leadership

    Sometimes all it takes is a spark to create a wildfire. That’s what it seemed like has happened with one of our neighboring communities, Cleburne County. Last Wednesday, I got to see the fruits of their labor, and what a beautiful site it was: The …

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  • How to live with your parents: Keep that sense of humor

    Hey, young adults, living at home with Mom and Dad isn’t the end of the world — if you follow the right advice. As it goes, reports the U.K.’s Daily Mail, nearly 30 percent of adults under age 35 are living at home with their …

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  • Asking for help isn’t always easy

    Asking for help isn’t always easy. For some it comes naturally, but for those who consider themselves independent, it can seem like a sign of weakness and inability to cope. However, there are some we perceive as those who rely on others’ help, like a …

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Stop Clean Line energy Dear editor: I am writing to warn the citizens of your county of a coming monster called Plains and Eastern Clean Line electrical transmission line. We in western Arkansas have been meeting with Clean Line Energy for over a year now. …

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  • Privacy 2014: Is there a ‘right to be forgotten’?

    Everyone seems to like privacy, so much so that we often expand the term into the social concept of “privacy rights,” indicating that privacy isn’t just a good thing but something to which we are all entitled. This begs an important question: “To what degree …

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  • Want to turn this country around? Do something!

    I think it’s pretty obvious to everyone that our country is headed down a very bad path and if “we the people” don’t so something soon — there’s no telling where we’ll be in the near future. It’s not enough to sit around and gripe …

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  • Saying thank you to those who saved the world

    Here in this little French village of Sainte Mere Eglise they remember D-Day. Sainte Mere Eglise, as students of history and World War II movies know, became the first town to be liberated from Hitler’s armies when hundreds of American paratroopers fell from the sky …

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  • About Town

    Do you ever get a craving for really good cheese dip? Not the yellow canned stuff from the supermarket, but the homemade, melt-in-your-mouth creamy cheese dip that can only be found in Mexican restaurants.  Now don’t get me wrong, a block of Velveeta, a can …

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