• 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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  • Letter to the Editor

    Wet/dry ‘passion’ not equal to energy expended upon taxes Dear editor: I sure wish everyone with all the passion about the wet/dry issue would have paid more attention and energy to the taxes they have voted for. All of a sudden people are finally waking …

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  • Mowat combined many interests in his writings

    Farley Mowat, who combined his interests of the outdoors, environmental issues, indigenous peoples and many more into a very successful writing career, died on May 6, less than a week from his 93rd birthday. His best-known work may have been “Never Cry Wolf,” written in …

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  • The most important wagon

    After the Teton Dam broke and flooded the valley, everyone busily worked to help those who had been affected. My dad owned both a large farm and a business selling farm equipment, and the tractors were quickly put to use moving mountains of mud and …

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  • Do you want some guns with your fries?

    If you were out to dinner, particularly with kids, and some manly guys jonesing for food showed up toting AK-47s or AR-15s, would you feel comfortable? Or would you get up and leave the restaurant? I ask this, because the latest manifestation of gun rights …

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