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Helena on Target

By Don Roth   The expedition to Helena was on! Missouri Gen. Price, having departed Jacksonport on the 22nd, moved down the east side of White River to Augusta with…

Preparations Begin for Helena Expedition

By Don Roth On June 14, 1863, Lt. Gen. T. H. Holmes telegraphed Department Commander Lt. Gen. Kirby Smith for permission to attack Helena and then consulted with Generals Sterling…

Pet Talk: What to Expect When Your Pet is Expecting

  Many people see their pet as their own child, but what do you do when you find that your little one will soon be having children of their own?…

Pet Talk – Arthritis and Your Pet

The Aggie family lost a beloved member when Reveille VII, the retired mascot of Texas A&M University, died last week. Ever since her arrival in Aggieland, Reveille VII, a female…

Weather delays may impact yield for Arkansas rice crop

Fast Facts Late planting increases disease risk for 2013 rice Later crop increases risk of damage from tropical weather “Few, especially outside the agricultural sector, appreciate the production risk exposure…

Vicksburg Focus

By Don Roth Brig. Gen. James C. Tappan’s Confederate Brigade, which had marched from Little Rock to Camden early in May of 1863, began its march to Monroe, Louisiana, on…

Riverine Hostility

By Don Roth On June 12, Union General Stephan A. Hurlbut reported from Memphis that Gen. Sterling Price had left Little Rock with a force of 4800 men and was…

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…