• Sandy reminds columnist to be thankful

    I worry how I’m going to schedule an appointment and not have it interfere with work. I worry about the future, making it on time to those scheduled appointments, stains on my car’s relatively new upholstery and how I’m going to get them out without …

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  • Town-ball was once popular at rural schools

    It was a little like baseball, but with all the rules changed. Town-ball had many variations, but the one thing that all versions had in common — the team at bat furnished their own pitcher! Also, the method of keeping score made it possible for …

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  • Letters to the editor

    Movie-goers now know Obama has communist, Muslim ties Dear Editor, In regard to “GOP scorns candidates’ views” (Oct. 8, 2012), I don’t even know how to start this letter. I cannot comment on the statements about slavery and Muslims that reportedly were said/written by Charles …

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  • Can anyone tell me what Issue 2 says?

    By this time, I normally have a good idea which way I will vote on the issues but earlier this week, I was stumped. Issue No. 2 is one of the amendments that is up for a vote this November but the sad thing is …

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  • Letters to the editor

    Get your own information about candidates To the editor: It is the season of ghosts, goblins and craziness. It finally dawned on me this year why the general elections are held around this time. Some of the accusations that are leveled at each other by …

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  • Farriers’ military history told

    Three Farrier brothers — George Farrier, Sam Farrier and Eunice Farrier — from this area served in the U.S. military during World War I. George Farrier and Sam Farrier were sent overseas where they fought in France. George was in a unit which came under …

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  • Some kids getting left behind in Texas

    No one really expected public schools in border towns such as El Paso to do well on under No Child Left Behind. Their tax base is too small to educate so many poor kids, many of whom don’t speak English when they begin school. Despite …

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  • Will Sandy wreak havoc on election?

    As I write this, residents of the Mid-Atlantic states are being warned to prepare themselves for a long-lasting power outage because of Hurricane Sandy, billed as “the perfect storm” and the storm of the century. When Hurricane Irene roared through New England last year, many …

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  • Letters to the Editor

    Reader wants to keep Sharp dry Dear editor: Wet or dry? Sharp County is facing that decision next week. We need to know the facts and vote responsibly and informed. True, there will be additional revenue brought in to the county. But not what most …

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  • Gettings books via sample

    If you have a Nook, Kindle or other e-reader, you may already be familiar with downloading “samples” of books before you buy. It’s a feature I absolutely love, although with my OCD, I’d rather the samples were automatically downloaded into their own category for me …

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  • Message in a bottle: Romney’s presidency, two years in

    I write this missive in the year 2014 from my small, poorly ventilated office in the Shandong Province of China where my job and millions of others have been outsourced by President Mitt Romney and his Republican allies in Congress. Now that we are half …

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  • State Capitol Week in Review

    Last year Arkansas hunters harvested 192,748 deer, about a 4-percent increase over the previous season’s harvest of 186,165. The harvest of bucks went up from 82,973 to 85,284 and the harvest of does increased from 88,341 to 93,838. So far this season about 38,000 deer …

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