• Secular Humanists bid all a ‘Merry un-Christmas’

    That “most wonderful time of the year” has arrived, and with it, most predictably, another round of attacks (yawn) by Secular Humanists doing their best to destroy the season by removing the Christ child from the creche. Yes, these are the same people who think …

    Read More

  • Scooby gets his ‘forever home’

    Scooby found a home! I’m so excited, I’ll repeat it: Scooby found a home! Scooby was the little hound mix from the Humane Society of Independence County that went all the way to Los Angeles and got to hang with the world-renowned “Dog Whisperer” Cesar …

    Read More

  • The holidays have changed

    It was “Christmas in July” for me when I was about 14 years old and accompanied my mother to the local Thrift Shop. Amongst the other antiques and second-hand treasures, I discovered a stack of yellowing Depression-era 12-page Sunday comics sections from the now-defunct Nashville …

    Read More

  • Arkansas lottery reaches $300M milestone

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas lottery scholarship program reached a milestone last week. It was announced that $300 million in college scholarships had been awarded since the lottery began three years ago. More than 90,000 Arkansas students have received an Academic Challenge scholarship in those …

    Read More

  • Is ‘Sesame Street’ getting too wordy?

    Ignoring a subject won’t necessarily make it go away but where do we draw the line at what is and at what age is proper discussion for our children? I admit when I saw the news headlines claiming “Sesame Street” was tackling the subject of …

    Read More

  • Holiday has changed since pioneer days

    By the mid-1800s, Christmas traditions in frontier Arkansas were modest and mostly religious celebrations. Only the wealthy decorated their homes and gift-giving consisted of small items that would be placed inside children’s stockings. Many changes occurred by the late 1800s, when the holidays took on …

    Read More

  • When everything goes wrong — blame the boyfriend

    I’ve finally moved into my new home. The house had sat for a couple of years with no one living in it, so I expected there might be some issues and I was totally prepared for them — or so I thought. The faucet in …

    Read More

  • Secular Humanists bid all a ‘Merry un-Christmas’

    That “most wonderful time of the year” has arrived, and with it, most predictably, another round of attacks (yawn) by Secular Humanists doing their best to destroy the season by removing the Christ child from the creche. Yes, these are the same people who think …

    Read More

  • British nurse hoaxed by radio prank, commits suicide – Totally unthinkable?

    How could she possibly do it? How could nurse 46-year-old Jacintha Saldanha possibly take her own life after two Australian radio DJs using bad accents crank-called a hospital in Great Britain, and tricked her on the air into transferring them to get confidential information on …

    Read More

  • Are you smarter than a Maya?

    The Mayan calendar “ends” at midnight Dec. 21, but in reality, that is not when it ends, but is actually where it begins — the Maya started at that point when they created their calendar. They started the calendar there, on the winter solstice of …

    Read More

  • The End?

    For whatever it’s worth to you folks, I am 92.4 percent certain that the world will not end on Dec. 21. This is in contrast to the 96.8 percent certainty it won’t happen today. These beliefs are based upon the fact that I have not …

    Read More

  • Forget the calendar

    Underground bunkers. Food stockpiles. Suicide pacts. All of these are coming into play as people interpret the infamous Mayan calendar to mean that the world will end on Dec. 21. According to a Reuters survey of 16,000 people in 21 countries, at least 10 percent …

    Read More