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Slimming Seasonal Staples for Spring


With spring finally upon us, you may be inclined to add some fresh foods into your diet. The season synonymous with change provides a variety of seasonal produce that can…

May Fiasco

By Don Roth   After spying Gen. William Vandever’s cavalry slowly winding its way toward Fredericktown, Col. Shelby’s Missourians, accompanied by Gen. Marmaduke, quickly moved through torrents of rain to…

New Traveling Exhibition Tells the Story of Abraham Lincoln’s Struggle to Meet the Constitutional Challenges of the Civil War

New Traveling Exhibition Tells the Story of Abraham Lincoln’s Struggle to Meet the Constitutional Challenges of the Civil War

The Delta Cultural Center’s current exhibition, “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War,” examines how President Lincoln used the Constitution to confront three intertwined crises of the Civil War—the secession…

Marmaduke Raids Missouri

By Don Roth Brig.-Gen. John S. Marmaduke’s Confederate cavalry division broke camp on the Eleven Points River in Randolph County Arkansas on April 17, 1863, for a raid into the…

A Projected Expedition

By Don Roth   The latter days of March continued with soft spring weather that seemed to curtail disease and invigorate troop encampments around Little Rock.  Three Arkansas regiments commanded…

Pet Talk: The Itch That Keeps on Itching: Fleas and our Pets

Of all the joys spring offers us, one of the most troublesome things about this time of year is the increase of insects on our furry friends.  Of all these creepy…

Organ Donation: The Gift of Life

By Valenya Franks   Currently, there are over one hundred thousand Americans on an organ waiting list in need of a kidney, heart, liver or another vital organ. Approximately every…

Pet Ownership in City Limits: Are You Violating the Law?

By Valenya Franks   According to city ordinances, all dog owners living within the city limits of DeWitt, Gillett, St. Charles and Almyra are required to have their dogs properly…

Pet Talk – Bringing Home Your First Rodent

  While many may not find a rodent as a first choice for a pet, with some insight and guidance you may be more receptive to the idea of a…

The Henry Rifle

The Henry Rifle

By Don Roth One of the most advanced small arms in use during the Civil War was the Henry rifle. The plant superintendent of the New Haven Connecticut Arms Co.,…