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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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Letter: Thank you

Jan 13, 2016 10:18am

If only I could find the words to tell so many friends and family what the outpouring of love, food, cards and courtesies have meant to my family and I. You carried us through a very heart-...

View from the bottom rung - Jan. 9, 2016

Jan 09, 2016 5:05am

Well here it is column time and the scribe again must search for time within a busy Holiday schedule to expound upon profound human philosophies, interests, events, politics and, well, just...

View from the bottom rung - Dec. 26, 2015

Dec 26, 2015 4:34pm

Biblical scripture offers so many great titles for an article reflecting today’s politics that the choice is a difficult one to make. Where to begin, which to choose, which presents the best “hook...

View from the bottom rung - Dec. 12, 2015

Dec 14, 2015 12:33pm

Well here it is a couple of days past Thanksgiving with my back once again shoved against the wall for time. Just too much food, festivity and fun over the holiday eating away at the ol energy, or...

State Capitol in review - Dec. 9, 2015

Dec 09, 2015 10:37am

Since August the state has added 109 foster homes with space for 232 more children, the governor announced at the dedication of a 33-bed residential home for children in Charleston.


Legislative digest - Dec. 9, 2015

Dec 09, 2015 10:36am

Typically when a bill is passed in the state legislature, if it doesn’t not have an emergency clause, it will take effect 90 days after we adjourn. But there are occasions when a specific date is...

State Capitol in review - Dec. 2, 2015

Dec 02, 2015 4:47pm

In schools with high speed Internet access, teachers can post photographs and video clips of classroom projects online, where parents can see what their children are doing.

Students with...

State Capitol in review - Nov. 25, 2015

Nov 25, 2015 5:05am

More than $703,000 in loans to about 800 former college students in Arkansas will be forgiven under a global settlement between state attorneys general, the federal Justice and Education...

View from the bottom rung - Nov. 14, 2015

Nov 14, 2015 10:12pm

One of my favorite comedians is Dick Van Dyke from the golden age of television. The comedian plied his trade back when writers had the talent to create a successful comedy show without morphing...

View from the bottom rung - Oct. 31, 2015

Nov 02, 2015 9:44am

Hit by a train, or hard driving rain? Not been posting much on social media of late, and still run into friends who miss my occasional politically oriented letter to the little paper across the...

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