• How dementia patients can avoid unnecessary suffering in final days

    One day in April 2004 my husband of 45 years, L. Howard Moss III, laid down for a nap, woke up, did not know who I was, and never knew again. This was our abrupt entrance into the world of dementia. Not Alzheimer’s, with its …

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  • 25 Arkansans have earned Congressional Medal of Honor

    On the last Monday of every May, Americans pause to pay tribute to those who gave their lives in the defense of their country.  It was a tradition that began as Decoration Day just after the Civil War in which families would place flowers at …

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  • Letters to the Editor

    Editor’s Note: A group of Boy Scouts recently wrote letters to the editor during Beth Bruce’s Communications class at Merit Badge University, held recently at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. Below are the letters that were submitted.   Dear editor: Boy Scouts …

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  • Time to have ‘the talk’

    We’re having “the talk” at our house. Not the sex talk, but the “death” talk. Gary, Kaylee and I went to my mom’s for a later Mother’s Day weekend, and she told me about some things she wanted taken care of, when she passes away. …

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  • The ultimate sacrifice: Remembering American heroes

    Last year on Memorial Day, my wife, daughter and I were touring Cambridge, England. We took a bus ride three miles out of the city to the U.S. military cemetery there, one of 25 American burial grounds administered by the U.S. government on foreign territory. …

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  • A very special gun and a day to remember

    As Memorial Day approached, memories flooded Randall’s mind. He lifted the polished gun down from its place on the wall. It reminded him of a fateful decision. Rounding a bend in the small valley, he and his men had come under enemy fire, and found …

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  • Graduations always make me cry

    Was I the only preschooler who had to wear a cap and gown for graduation? Do preschoolers have graduation anymore? In recent weeks I’ve heard and seen (on Facebook) where some parents are shocked to find their children are being asked to wear the attire, …

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  • Letter to the Editor

    ‘Difference’ matters When asked about the terrorist attack against our embassy in Benghazi, Mrs. Clinton’s reply was, “What difference, at this point, does it make?” In my humble opinion, it makes all the difference in the world. We can illustrate that by applying the same …

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  • Politically correct 9/11 museum ignores truth

    The National September 11 Memorial and Museum, recently dedicated by President Obama, has been fraught with controversy from the beginning. As one cultural historian summed it up, the museum has too many stakeholders trying to achieve too many irreconcilable goals. Among the cross purposes are …

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  • Who knew? Learning can be fun

    Lately, all I seem to do is read, which is very strange for me. I’ve never liked to read. As a matter of fact when I wrote my first book, I asked my colleagues to write a comment about me that I could put in …

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  • Galileo and climate change deniers

    Future historians will rightly compare the climate change deniers of the 21st century to the science-hating reactionaries who jailed Galileo in the 17th century. But at least the truthers of yore had an excuse, because science was a fairly new concept. Our deniers have no …

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  • About Town

    This week, About Town stayed close to home and traveled around the world from the comfort of the seats at Independence Hall, the auditorium at UACCB. This past Tuesday night, we had the opportunity to attend the West Magnet spring dance performance. West Magnet is …

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