September 23, 2008 Volunteerism not dead Dear editor: If you try to tell the members of the Extension Homemakers Clubs of Independence County that volunteerism is dead, you may get an argument.

Kids in the dark

September 23, 2008 Last week, I got to "rough it" just like in the "olden days." Except I was not nearly as prepared as the pioneers were, and I was a lot more vocal with my displeasure about having to do withou

A lil’ imagination

September 22, 2008 Before Sheriff Andy Taylor and Opie can even make it to their dining room table, I can already smell what's for dinner.

Fiddling with our rights

September 19, 2008 As the nation on Sept. 17 again marks Constitution Day, it's worth noting what a difference a few centuries make.

Child protection

September 19, 2008 LITTLE ROCK - The governor has ordered a thorough review of the state's foster care system, to make sure adequate precautions are in place to protect children who have been taken from their famili

Workshop offered

September 18, 2008 In 2004, members of the Ancient Artifact Preservation Society in Marquette, Mich., during their annual conference, decided to promote building a museum over the largest known piece of float copper in


September 17, 2008 Illegal response Dear Editor. I would like to respond to the letter about illegal Immigrants that April Hernandez spoke about on Sept 5th.

Jokes are telling

September 17, 2008 If there's truth in humor, what do late-night jokes tell us about the presidential campaign?