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Capitol City Revitalizing

By Don Roth While all the draft eligible men were in the army, the property in Little Rock received less care and the town began to look shabby in places.…

Kevin’s Korner

By Kevin Brown I wrote this by hand on Tuesday, October 22nd. The day I found out. On that day, a friend of mine from grad school called and said:…

Health Department and Pharmacists Urge Arkansans to get a Flu Shot During National Influenza Vaccination Week

The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) and the Arkansas Pharmacists Association (APA) urge unvaccinated people to get their flu shots during National Influenza Vaccination Week, December 9-13. According to ADH’s…

Volunteerism in Arkansas

The holidays are often a time when many families have a greater sense of helping those in need.  But in Arkansas, we can boast that our citizens donate an enormous…

A Parole System Gone Bad

By Don Roth Not having the locations to detain or otherwise accommodate large numbers of captured troops early in the war, the U. S. and Confederate governments relied on the…

Blacks in the Medical Corp

By Don Roth The limited supply of white soldiers, together with the failure of adequate numbers of white women to enter hospital work, meant that Confederate hospitals needed the labor…

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor:   No one likes to think about death and dying, but it’s something everyone has to face eventually. There’s an incredible resource in our community that provides comfort,…

Pet Talk: Finding Nemo (The Perfect Home)

Though they may not be fun to play fetch with in the front yard, and they can’t curl up with you on the couch after a long day, a fish…

A Strategic Line

  By Don Roth   The Memphis and Little Rock Railroad was a very important part of the supply line to the Federal army at Little Rock. Lt. Gen. E.…

The Matron’s Role

By Don Roth Early in 1862 the Matron Act allowed the Confederate Medical Department to legitimize the role of women in medical facilities and defined the realm of male and…