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View from the bottom rung - May 28, 2016

May 28, 2016 4:07am

The landscape had so radically changed that without a frame of reference the exact site of the old school house would have been impossible to determine. Even the outline of its foundation, wiped...

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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...

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...

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...

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...

View from the bottom rung - March 5, 2016

Mar 05, 2016 5:06am

Moving on: Repentance and redemption:

Two months into a new year and time to move along. At this stage, the aging process just keeps picking up speed and time’s a-wasting. From somewhere a...

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