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Prospectve Plantings: Corn acres expected to rise, could cotton beat dire expectations?

Fast Facts: USDA releases ‘Prospective Plantings,’ estimates of crop acreage Thursday Follow-up ‘Acreage’ report due June 28   The U.S. Agriculture Department’s “Prospective Plantings” report was due out Thursday, indicating…

Pet Talk

Pet Dental Health We all know that our teeth are important. We even visit our dentist regularly to have teeth cleanings and oral exams. Keeping our teeth clean is vital…

DeWitt “Going Orange” Team to Participate in Jonesboro MS Walk

What if we could connect every person living with multiple sclerosis, every person who cares about someone with MS, every family affected by it, everyone who has seen what this…

Shooting Starrs’

Shooting Starrs’

By Don Roth The Starr revolver is not a familiar household name in the realm of Civil War small arms.  The pistol was in fact third, after Colt and Remington…

Cushing’s Awareness Day

We go on about our lives everyday until sickness stops us in our tracks.   Most of the time we can call our doctor, go get medicine, maybe have to see…

Letter to the Editor: Charlie Hamilton, Icon

Who is an icon? I’ve heard about icons and I’ve always associated that word with great men and women but I never knew the meaning of the word. The dictionary…

Spring Has Arrived, But Where’s Our Warm Weather?

Spring Has Arrived, But Where’s Our Warm Weather?

By Valenya Franks March 20 was a day that many have looked forward to since mid-December, the first day of spring. However, that day, and the days following, have been…

Civil War Nursing in Richmond

By Don Roth   During the nineteenth century, nursing was associated with motherhood and caring for sick relatives.  Nursing strangers in hospitals went beyond a respectable woman’s role, for it placed…

New Brass on Site

By Don Roth Lt. Gen. Edmund Kirby Smith assumed command of the Trans-Mississippi Department on March 7, 1863.  The 39-year-old Florida native was an 1845 graduate of West Point and…

Counties supporting 911 operations due to shortfalls in revenues; a little help might come from Senate Bill 797

By  Scott Perkins  When an Arkansas family strikes the numbers”9-1-1″ on any phone, they deserve the confidence to know that capable communication systems and dispatchers are ready to jump into…