• LRAFB impressed Strategic Air Command in Cold War

    Little Rock Air Force Base in Jacksonville in northeast Pulaski County today is a key part of the defense of the United States and home to thousands of service members. But it emerged mostly as a local effort. During World War II, much of the …

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  • Life’s lessons can come from simple wishes

    Life’s lessons can come from simple wishes It really is about the little things in life. Like wanting to hear Christmas carolers one last time. Such a simple request from a little girl fighting for her life who was told last week she might only …

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  • Surrender at Jacksonport

    Throughout the Civil War, Jacksonport was an elusive target for both Union and Confederate forces, even after the Federal occupation of Little Rock in September 1863. Rebel raiding campaigns harassed Yankee forces at key points across northern Arkansas until the end of the war. After …

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Powhatan’s swinging bridge To the Editor: (Regarding Craig Ogilvie’s column last Monday) I also remember crossing on the Powhatan bridge and going to the bottoms to pick cotton. We went several years but one year we went to George Crigler’s brother’s farm at Black Oak. We stayed …

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  • Duck hunting and double standards: Tolerance is a two-way street

    A I finished my last bit of Christmas shopping, it seemed like Duck Dynasty merchandise was everywhere. Who would have thought, in 2013 the hottest gift ideas would involve rednecks from Louisiana? What’s more, I never would have believed anything the “Duck” family said would …

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  • Alligators, crocs use tools

    What will alligators and crocodiles think of next? Earlier this month, several reputable news sources reported that alligators and crocs use tools to lure birds close enough to catch and eat. What are these tools? They are sticks and twigs, which the beasts manage to …

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  • Delilah to the rescue

    My daughter Shay has two dogs, Ambro and Delilah, both little prissy house dogs. Ambro is a Malitpoo and Delilah is a small Yorkie but when she thinks someone is trying to hurt one of us, she turns into a pitbull. We watch the dogs …

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  • Tolerance to all, and to all a good night

    Well, I kept my word. I stayed away from controversial subjects until after Christmas. Yay, me! But now that the holiday is over, I’ve got a whole bunch saved up. How about we start with the moron in Deerfield Beach, Fla., who’s suing because of …

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  • Civil War at Christmastime

    One hundred fifty years ago, both the Yankee and Confederate armies were preparing to spend another Christmas away from home. While Confederates were amassing in southwest Arkansas for the largest Christian camp revival in history, the Federal army tried to justify their presence this side …

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  • Thanks for the lesson, Phil

    Just recently, Phil Robertson was suspended from the popular A&E show “Duck Dynasty” for openly stating that he does not support gay marriage, something he believes is a biblical point of view, as do I. The fact that Robertson was unable to speak his opinion …

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  • Acting on some good intentions

    My dad used to say that good intentions are never enough; they must be acted upon. Still, I find myself too often with good intentions which I don’t follow through on. That was what was happening that holiday season. I was busy with preparation for …

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  • Deep in the bowels of password hell

    As the new year approaches, many of us in the brotherhood of computer clumsoids (and our number is legion) feel the sharp prod of IT experts encouraging us Luddites to change passwords once a year like smoke alarm batteries or high school girlfriends or underwear …

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