• Letter to the Editor

    Sharp Co. does not need to go into hospital business To the Editor: Dear citizens of Sharp County: Do you ever get the feeling that the county is run by a few influential people that impose their will on the majority through various and devious means? After much thought, this appears to be what …

    Read More

  • Don’t worry, Santa, the ‘war on Christmas’ isn’t real

    When I read that 52 percent of American adults say they believe in Santa Claus (according to a survey from Public Policy Polling), I wasn’t surprised to learn in the same poll that 42 percent also believe there is a “war on Christmas.” After all …

    Read More

  • Fine Bowie Knife collection

    One of the many little-known treasures of Arkansas is the Bowie Knife Gallery at the Historic Arkansas Museum in downtown Little Rock. The 175-year history of America’s most famous knife is revealed in the world’s finest Bowie collection, right here in Arkansas! The exhibit includes …

    Read More

  • Fake it till you get caught

    How do you get into the biggest event of the year, stand beside the most famous people in the world and have your face televised all over the world? Pretend you know how to do sign language. Standing beside the speakers at the recent funeral …

    Read More

  • Letters to the Editor

    Glad for those voting ‘no’ Dear editor: Attention voters of Independence County: First, I would like to thank all the voters who turned out to vote on this quarter-cent tax, for and against. I know if you don’t turn up and vote, you can’t voice your opinion. There could …

    Read More

  • ‘A Christmas Toy Story’: Back to the basics

    Boy, do we need to get back to the basics in America — especially with our Christmas toys. Consider: In the basement of any kid’s home you’ll find once-trendy, dust-collecting gadgets that are no longer played with. So I was delighted to stumble across a …

    Read More

  • Let it snow? I don’t think so

    Let me be the first to say that I was not one of those people running around hoping and praying for this nasty winter weather, just to get a day off work. If I had my way I’d live on an island in the middle …

    Read More

  • Tebow to Tea Party: The top 10 comedic news stories of 2013

    Be still, your beating hearts. As we exultantly find ourselves in this festive place once again. The most wonderful time of the year. When squealing children race home from school to check and recheck their favorite news websites. Husbands and wives fight for possession of …

    Read More

  • Beware the button battery: Tiny discs can lead to big-time health scare

    Parents sometimes dismiss the occasional swallowed item as a rite of “passage” in young kids. They often assume that the ingested object will indeed pass through, and they’ll see it again at a diaper change. While this may be true with some items like coins, …

    Read More

  • Equations of Christmas: What does ‘X’ really mean?

    I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas, a White Christmas, Happy Holidays and Season’s Greetings; but most of all, I wish you a Blessed Christmas. I recall various memories of Christmas past: cramming scores of beloved aunts, uncles and cousins into small houses, …

    Read More

  • Major League success: Brooks Robinson Jr.

    It was an incredible career in baseball, and it all started in Arkansas. Starting from modest roots in Little Rock, Brooks Robinson Jr. would build one of the most successful careers in baseball history. Born in 1937 to a firefighter and semi-professional baseball player, Brooks …

    Read More

  • The Scarlet Hashtag – Adultery goes high-tech

    Cheaters never prosper, but facilitators of cheaters laugh all the way to the bank. I hesitated to write about this, because I didn’t want to provide free publicity — but since the subject has already been publicized via “Dr. Phil,” “The View” and “Time” magazine …

    Read More