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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…

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: What I Make and What I Really Do

The dinner guests were sitting around the table discussing life. One man, a CEO, decided to explain the problem with education. He argued, “What’s a kid going to learn from…

Pet Talk: Controlling Your Cat’s Hairballs

Many pet owners love their feline friends and will do whatever it takes to keep them relaxed and happy. This makes it especially alarming for pet owners to witness their…

Fitness, Obesity and Medical Care In America

By Glenn Mollette Each of us must take responsibility for our health. We must become more active as a nation and more selective about what we eat. The average American…

April Library Corner 2013

MEMORIALS: “Ambush Creek” by Dunlap, in memory of Tommy Depriest by JW & Margaret Aycock “Dust & Glory” by Zimmer, in memory of Jimmy Ray Capps by JW & Margaret…

War in its Ugliest Form

By Don Roth   While filling in for Gen. Prentiss on May 1, Helena commander, Brig. Gen. Willis Gorman, together with his staff, friends, and a few ladies, rode off…

Abandoned Pesticide Collection Program Removes More than 1 Million Pounds

Fast Facts: Seven-year-old program collects more than 1 million pounds of unwanted pesticides Multi-agency program has collection events in all 75 counties   A program to gather outdated, unused or…

Spring’s Pollen Outburst a Feast for Bees

Spring’s Pollen Outburst a Feast for Bees

Fast Facts Pollen high in protein Bee’s whole body is adapted for pollen collection and transport   Spring’s pollen outburst may be a smorgasbord of suffering for humans with allergies,…