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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…

Recovering from Holiday Overspending

As this year begins, the holidays may now be in the past but many Americans are feeling the fallout from holiday overspending. For many, the joy of the Christmas season…

Execution of a Boy Martyr

Execution of a Boy Martyr

By Don Roth   On a frigid afternoon on January 8, 1864, a crowd assembled in front of St John’s College at Little Rock to witness the hanging of 17…

Civil War Sesquicentennial 1864: Frozen!

By Don Roth Winter weather over Arkansas was brutal at this time 150 years ago. Area newspapers across the state reported a severe snowstorm at Fort Smith on December 30.…

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…