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Letter to the Editor

By Marsha Heien I know you have seen the recent TV ad for the Wounded Warriors Project. It’s a very worthy endeavor. But why should it be necessary? Aren’t our…

Between the Lines

By Brenda Blagg     Juxtaposition of two events — an ongoing legislative session and the opening of the filing period for this year’s elections — could prove costly for…

Super Bowl Preview

  By Kevin Brown   Get your snacks and beverages (of all varieties) ready. Fire up the grill (if for nothing else, to stand around and stay warm). This Sunday…

Rail Links and Relationships

By Don Roth   The only portion of the Memphis and Little Rock Railroad in operation was the western division between DeValls Bluff and Little Rock. Two trains ran daily…

Janet Carson to Speak at PCC on Feb. 1

Do you enjoy garden-fresh vegetables but you are not able to produce them for yourself? If so, you will want to come out and hear Janet Carson as she speaks…

Common Food and Fitness Mistakes

By Ana Hollis, County Extension Agent – Family & Consumer Sciences It’s the first month of this New Year and many resolutions to eat healthier and exercise may be well…

Kevin’s Korner

  2014: The Year of the Horse   So on January 31st the Chinese New Year begins. A.K.A. the Chinese Spring Festival, A.K.A. the Lunar New Year, this traditional holiday…

Arkansas State Taxes

While Arkansas state tax and federal returns are not due until April 15, we know thousands of Arkansans may be filing soon in anticipation of a refund.  This year, the…

Civil War Sesquicentennial Series: Refugee Problem at Fort Smith

By Don Roth   When Fort Smith was taken over by Federal forces in September, 1863, the town quickly became a haven for refugees. Most of the people found it…

The Second Confederate Congress

The Second Confederate Congress

By Don Roth The second Confederate Congress convened at Richmond on December 7, 1863. Among those in attendance from Arkansas were Senator Robert W. Johnson of Pine Bluff and three…