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View from the bottom rung - April 30, 2016

Apr 30, 2016 4:05am

I’m surprised to find that many people do not read their local newspaper. Well, not actually surprised perhaps, rather amazed. In my extended sojourn upon this rocky sphere, it has been the case...

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State Capitol in review - April 13, 2016

Apr 13, 2016 8:45am

The conclusion of the three-day special session on Medicaid sets the stage for a dramatic vote in the fiscal legislative session that begins today.

I voted against the Medicaid expansion...

Letter: Clean Line issue

Apr 13, 2016 8:44am

Once again, it is necessary to update the public on the real story behind the Clean Line transmission line project. Clean Line executives are, as always, telling half the story. The other half is...

Letter: Ocker replaces monument

Apr 06, 2016 1:43pm

Early in March the Ocker Monument company of Van Buren replaced the left side stone of a marker that displayed the names of Alma citizens that had contributed to the upkeep of the Alma Cemetery...

View from the bottom rung - April 2, 2016

Apr 02, 2016 4:06am

March 13, 2016:

Welst here I be resting my weary bones at Santa Rosa, N.M. After a hectic few days preparing for this little excursion that will take me and my chauffeur, social adviser and...

State Capitol in review - March 30, 2016

Mar 30, 2016 9:08am

Thousands of Arkansans have found lost valuables, money and keepsakes through the state auditor’s office, which has the mission of trying to connect lost and unclaimed property with its rightful...

Letter: Alma mayor proud of city employees

Mar 23, 2016 9:08am

During the past two weeks I have heard from several citizens many good compliments about the professionalism that the fire, police and street departments of the City of Alma displayed at a recent...

View from the bottom rung - March 19, 2016

Mar 21, 2016 9:01am

Raising hell and slingin’ gravel - song by country singer Dallas Moore. I know that bit of information not because I am familiar with the music of Mr. Moore or have ever heard the song, but...

Letter: 4-H thanks

Mar 17, 2016 12:27pm

The Rocky Top 4-H Club and all the 4-H clubs in Crawford County want to thank everyone who helped us with our 4-H county fundraiser. Thanks to all who made and bought pies and to the 4-H members...

State Capitol in review - March 16, 2016

Mar 17, 2016 12:27pm

The legislature began budget hearings in preparation for the fiscal session that convenes in April.

Legislators focused on budget request from the “Big Six,” which is a shorthand reference...

Legislative digest - March 9, 2016

Mar 09, 2016 10:37am

The director of the Arkansas Department of Health has updated legislators on what the department is doing to monitor the Zika virus and prevent an outbreak in our state.

Zika is a virus that...


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