• Protect your daughters, not your religion

    When we hear the words “child bride,” many of us might think of our grandparents. We often see a cute little white-haired couple’s picture in the paper, announcing they’re celebrating 65 years of marital bliss, and they wed when she was 16. It must have …

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  • Letters to the Editor

    Growing problem of dog attacks Dear editor: On the evening of Aug. 23, 2013, I let my four little dogs outside to use the restroom, something I have done for the past 15 years. Shortly after they had gone out I heard a lot of barking. I looked out …

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Ambulance owner disputes story about transport Dear Editor, I was amazed at the article written by Angelia Roberts regarding Ozark EMS. I believe in freedom of the press and freedom of speech, but only if it has been verified by all parties involved. Ms. Roberts misquoted me quite a few …

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  • Also wanting some answers

    In today’s letter to the editor, Kathy Cheatham, the owner of Ozark EMS takes me to task over a recent story involving the transport of a prison inmate. You see, Ms. Cheatham, I know you have a love of letter writing since I have seen …

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  • For all of those who make us what we are

    I hadn’t thought too much about it until that day. I guess because in my junior and senior years of high school, I won honors in football, wrestling and track. I don’t mention this to brag, but rather show what might happen when we are …

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  • Letter to the editor

    Final lap was bittersweet Dear Editor: Saturday’s “Final Lap for Sara” Sara Low 5K was bittersweet. I have never run for a better cause, never been with better people, and never been so touched as with everyone who gave their time resources year after year for this event. …

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  • ‘Downton Abbey’ or ‘Duck Dynasty’?

    Just consider me late to the party. I knew I did not wish to start watching any more shows on television, but I started not one but two more, anyway. I recently went to the library — yes, the Independence County Library right here on …

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  • A New Yorker’s view of gun control

    During my last visit to New York City, I stumbled into an unexpected discussion about its restrictive gun polices. The discussion occurred after I ducked into a coffee shop. The place was empty except for three transit employees. “I don’t know why the kid shot …

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  • Learn to use your school counselor

    As the new school year gets under way, your school age children will be facing a whole new set of opportunities and challenges. While it is common for parents to focus on the school’s classroom teachers, there’s an important resource that too many parents simply …

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  • Let Miley be a lesson to our daughters

    Just as I suspected. Miley Cyrus got what she wanted on the Video Music Awards in August. Last week the former Hannah Montana star admitted it was her intention to “make history” for years to come with her bump-and-grind performance with Robin Thicke (son of …

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  • MacArthur Museum site dates to 1840

    Better known as the Museum of History, the Little Rock Arsenal building was erected in 1840 and was once part of a large military installation south of the old downtown business district. It became the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History in 2001. Although some …

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  • Found! (Now we need his owner to find him, too)

    Help! Earlier this week I received another houseguest — a dog. My daughter Shay’s boyfriend Daniel came upon the little fellow in Desha and apparently he was getting too close to the highway. Being the animal lover he is, Daniel pulled over and tried to …

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