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The Battle of Poison Springs

By Don Roth Lt. Gen. Kirby Smith on April 16 accompanied Gen. Sterling Price’s two divisions while en route to Camden where Union Gen. Steele was penned up. Together with…

State Capitol Week in Review

By Senator Jonathan Dismang Absentee voters would get a grace period in which they can present election officials with a copy of their photo ID, under a new rule approved…

St. Charles News

By Margaret Aycock Well, howdy ya’ll! You know, if I did not love my job, I would just go back to bed, sleep all day and get up and watch…

Kevin’s Korner

Kevin’s Korner

By Kevin Brown Photo By Scott Wood Kevin here. Back after a short hiatus. Three weeks off the “korner” but I missed it. Several people have either asked me, asked…

Between the Lines

By Brenda Blagg Life as they knew it changed dramatically a little over a year ago for people in a small Arkansas town. Thousands of gallons of heavy crude oil…

Trapped in a Box

By Don Roth The forward elements of the Federal army faced off against Gen. Sterling Price’s dismounted cavalry on April 6, near current day Prescott, after being reinforced by U.…

Between the Lines

By Brenda Blagg Monday’s nationwide rush to sign up for federal health care shouldn’t have surprised anyone. For a while at least, as the deadline to sign up arrived, the…

Civil War Sesquicentennial Observance: Steele Vs Smith

By Don Roth On March 23, Gen Steele’s army of 8500 men left Little Rock, on a disagreeable march toward Shreveport while consuming short rations. The head of the column…

A Lenten Thought

By Michael P. Daniel “Once you were darkness, but now in the Lord you are light. Live as children of light – for the fruit of the light is found…

State Capitol Week in Review

By Senator Jonathan Dismang After approving a $5 billion budget for state government, the legislature officially adjourned the 2014 Fiscal Session. All but a few of the 300 bills approved…