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Letter to the Editor

Citizens of DeWitt:   The people of DeWitt and surrounding areas need to reclaim our city park. The geese have taken over. The last count showed around 249 geese that…

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, On May 29, 2013, I received a call from a very concerned parent of a student who attends Stuttgart Junior High School. The parent was concerned because she…

Letter to Editor

Last weekend was the commemoration of the Battle of Helena in 1863. The actual date was July 4, but the decision was made to have it on Memorial Day weekend…

Look, but don’t touch buck moth caterpillars

Look, but don’t touch buck moth caterpillars

  Fast Facts Touching buck moth caterpillars may result in spines lodging in fingertips Unlike other night-loving moths, adult buck moths are out during the day   “’Whoa! Don’t touch…

Minute Man Madness

By Don Roth   The Arkansas newspapers were urging men still at home and exempt from conscription to join “minute man” companies for home defense. While Henry M. Rector was…

NanoScience Makes it Easy to Upgrade Your Home Energy Efficiency

Summer is fast approaching, and for some parts of the country hot temperatures have already arrived, which means higher energy bills will soon follow. You can take some steps now…

Pet Talk: When Disaster Strikes

When a disaster suddenly strikes, it can be frightening for everyone, including your pet. The best thing you can do for you and your pet’s safety is to be prepared,…

Letter to the Editor:What has happened to people being considerate and respectful of other people’s property?

On May 10, 2013, De Witt had a sudden downpour of rain, which caused flooding in several areas of the city. My house was in one of those flooded areas.…

Prologue to Vicksburg

By Don Roth Maj. Gen. Sterling Price and his staff arrived at Little Rock during the first week of April from service east of the Mississippi River. The charismatic general,…

Homefront News

By Don Roth About this time one hundred fifty years ago, the Arkansas County Court proposed a tabulated statement showing and names of indigent families of soldiers then in the…