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Pet Talk – Arthritis and Your Pet

The Aggie family lost a beloved member when Reveille VII, the retired mascot of Texas A&M University, died last week. Ever since her arrival in Aggieland, Reveille VII, a female…

Weather delays may impact yield for Arkansas rice crop

Fast Facts Late planting increases disease risk for 2013 rice Later crop increases risk of damage from tropical weather “Few, especially outside the agricultural sector, appreciate the production risk exposure…

Vicksburg Focus

By Don Roth Brig. Gen. James C. Tappan’s Confederate Brigade, which had marched from Little Rock to Camden early in May of 1863, began its march to Monroe, Louisiana, on…

Riverine Hostility

By Don Roth On June 12, Union General Stephan A. Hurlbut reported from Memphis that Gen. Sterling Price had left Little Rock with a force of 4800 men and was…

Letter to the Editor

Citizens of DeWitt:   The people of DeWitt and surrounding areas need to reclaim our city park. The geese have taken over. The last count showed around 249 geese that…

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, On May 29, 2013, I received a call from a very concerned parent of a student who attends Stuttgart Junior High School. The parent was concerned because she…

Letter to Editor

Last weekend was the commemoration of the Battle of Helena in 1863. The actual date was July 4, but the decision was made to have it on Memorial Day weekend…

Look, but don’t touch buck moth caterpillars

Look, but don’t touch buck moth caterpillars

  Fast Facts Touching buck moth caterpillars may result in spines lodging in fingertips Unlike other night-loving moths, adult buck moths are out during the day   “’Whoa! Don’t touch…

Minute Man Madness

By Don Roth   The Arkansas newspapers were urging men still at home and exempt from conscription to join “minute man” companies for home defense. While Henry M. Rector was…

NanoScience Makes it Easy to Upgrade Your Home Energy Efficiency

Summer is fast approaching, and for some parts of the country hot temperatures have already arrived, which means higher energy bills will soon follow. You can take some steps now…