• Col. Faulkner’s Arkansaw Traveler

    Sandford C. Faulkner never held elective office, never wrote a book and never traveled extensively. However, his folklore story of how a backwoods squatter outwitted an educated city slicker made Faulkner one of the leading characters in Arkansas history. The early history of Col. Faulkner …

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  • Get over your selfies

    Surely it’s not just me who is annoyed by everyone taking “selfies” of themselves. Don’t get me wrong — I like seeing photos of friends and family every once in while on Facebook but some people are just out of control. I can’t help but …

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  • Letters to the Editor

    Moral decline Dear editor: How does the moral decline in the home, church, schools and government affect you? In the home, most of the time both parents work and many times the children are left with the T.V., cell phone and computer. Guess what? They don’t …

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  • About Town

    A long time ago, the first movie I remember seeing as a youngster was a Chuck Norris flick called “Lone Wolf McQuade.” While I don’t remember much about the plot of that movie, I’m sure that Chuck Norris killed a bunch of bad guys and …

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  • Solon Borland was one of many Arkansans who opposed compromise

    He was a man of many passions and many ambitions. And in the early years of Arkansas statehood, a time that attracted many men with restless spirits and towering ambitions to the area, Solon Borland was one of the standouts. A politician, veteran, physician, and …

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  • Water, water monsters everywhere

    While reading a book about the Loch Ness monster over the weekend, I found the subject of lake monsters and water monsters expounded upon. Practically every lake or body of water in the world are claimed to have water monsters, with most of the monsters …

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  • Today’s society: Entitlement and ‘gimme, gimme, gimme’

    I’m sure by now everyone has heard the word “entitlement” used to describe people in today’s society. The word is used almost daily by a variety of different groups with all sorts of agendas. Sometimes I wonder if anyone really knows what an “entitlement” is …

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  • Caraway was first woman elected to U.S. Senate

    Hattie Caraway was not going to stay quiet. Her husband dead only a few months and already having had to fight an election to keep his seat in the United States Senate, the nation’s only woman senator was determined not to be ignored and pushed …

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Voters said no to same-sex marriage Dear editor: Seventy-five percent of Arkansas voters voted to pass the General Assembly and a State Constitutional Amendment that not only bans same-sex marriage, but it prohibits the recognition of legal marriages conducted in other states and countries. To …

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  • Old-fashioned names making a comeback

    Get this: Old-fashioned baby names are beginning to make a comeback. That was the finding of BabyCenter, a digital resource for parenting and pregnancy, which released the top 100 baby names for 2013. Some of the names at the top of the list are oldies …

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  • Lumps, skin lesions, though scary, shouldn’t be cause for worry

    You notice a lump on your child’s neck. Was it there yesterday? Where did it come from? The average parent’s mind begins to race, and it isn’t long before they’re consulting Dr. Google. The good news is that the lump is probably not a threat …

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  • Maggio should step down now

    It surprised no one that following a week of turmoil, Circuit Judge Mike Maggio pulled out of the race for the Arkansas Court of Appeals. What does surprise us, however, is why Maggio is still sitting in his current seat. Maybe it’s not that surprising. …

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