This is Arkansas – Spring Mill

April 30, 2012 Craig Ogilvie ... the rest is history! When built in 1867, Spring Mill was a “state-of-the-art” facility, complete with imported millstones …

Funny money

April 27, 2012 For most Americans, a penny at the gas pump has vivid significance but billions of dollars create a meaningless blur. Increasingly, we are unable to …

War brings sick, wounded to Arkansas

April 27, 2012 One hundred fifty years ago the stark realization of war has hitting home in Arkansas. The past several columns have identified a grave problem of …

Swinging for the catcher

April 27, 2012 Donetta Sterling “Say Anything” Yeah! Softball season has started. My daughter Alexas has been playing since tee-ball and I am surprised I …

Up in smoke

April 26, 2012 Towards the beginning of the cult classic “Dazed & Confused,” a high school senior named Slater, inquires of baby-faced freshman Mitch, “Are you cool?” What …

Dumbing down the American dream

April 26, 2012 Young Americans received unwelcome news this week when an April 23 AP report found 53.6 percent of college graduates under the age of 25 are …

Historical figure spotlighted

April 26, 2012 Larry Stroud “What the ???” Local author Mark Alan Rorie’s latest book in his Polk Bayou Kids series introduces young readers to …

The ‘crucial’ Hispanic vote, debunked

April 25, 2012 After reading dozens of mainstream media newspaper and national magazine stories about the so-called “crucial” Latino November vote, I have sadly concluded that my journalism …