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OPINION: REX NELSON: A slice of pie

posted: 04/21/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 3

Earlier this year, the folks at Arkansas Life magazine asked me to list my favorite restaurant for pie. It wasn't an easy choice because Arkansas is one of the top pie states in the country. I settled on the small restaurant at the Shangri-La Resort on Lake Ouachita near Mount Ida.

Drivetime Mahatma: A theory: Scofflaws tax-addled

posted: 04/21/2018 3:24 a.m. Comments 2

A wise perceptive letter was printed on the Voices page the other day. It was written by John Brayman of Little Rock. He remarked on our column about people who drive with expired temporary tags. Our advice was to get information from the tag, visit a city attorney and ask that a warrant be issued.

The Strenuous Life

posted: 04/21/2018 3:10 a.m. Comment 1

The snapping rubber band hurt my cold hands. Flexing my fingers, I looked to my brother, who shook his head and said, "You've got to be smarter than the rubber band to make it work. Try not to break any more, Hercules. Those things cost money."

IN THE GARDEN

posted: 04/21/2018 1:50 a.m. Discuss

Q Is there anything I can do to ward off aphids in my tomato garden this year? I was overwhelmed by aphids in my garden last year and really struggled getting rid of them. It was awful. Is there anything I can add to my soil as I get ready to plant my tomatoes?

DEAR ABBY: Family judges pretty woman's boyfriend on his looks alone

posted: 04/21/2018 1 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: I am a 33-year-old woman with two young children (11 and 9). "Andrew" and I have been dating for almost a year, still learning about each other and building a foundation for our relationship.

HOG CALLS: Closing out good for business for Hogs

posted: 04/21/2018 1 a.m. Discuss

A close-out sale doesn't necessarily mean the end of a line going out of business.

THE RECRUITING GUY: Charlotte OL prefers to be own man

posted: 04/20/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 3

Arkansas designers Cody Vincent and Jake Nevill have produced graphics that have been a hit with recruits.

OPINION: DANA D. KELLEY: Rule of three

posted: 04/20/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 20

The conditioning of humans in society is accomplished in many ways, and influenced by many things. We are shaped by nature, by science, by society, by relationships, by beliefs, by experiences, by circumstances.

DEAR ABBY: Age is a barrier to daughter joining mom's social club

posted: 04/20/2018 1 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: I am part of a small social ladies group. The eight of us range in age from mid-50s to late-60s. We get together once a month for lunch, a movie, dinner, shopping, etc. I look forward to it, and we always have a good time.

OPINION: JOHN BRUMMETT: Wading in the pool

posted: 04/19/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 26

The trial was scheduled for five days. Columns written in the evenings after a day absorbed in court and without benefit of real-time experience in the minute-by-minute news cycle of the Trump age ... they wouldn't feel the same.

Like it is: College kickoffs closer to getting the boot

posted: 04/19/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

When the NCAA adopted the new rule that teams can fair catch a kickoff inside the 25, it set off a fiery debate that is the beginning of the end for kickoffs.

Arkansas Sportsman: Fishers capture high school title

posted: 04/19/2018 2:19 a.m. Discuss

A couple of Fishers are living up their names in competitive bass fishing.

THE TV COLUMN: Television will be Scandal-less as series ends

posted: 04/19/2018 1:49 a.m. Discuss

To quote the famous lyrics from "My Way" -- "And now, the end is near, and so I face the final curtain ..."

DEAR ABBY: Brother's fiancee is unaware of his hidden opiate addiction

posted: 04/19/2018 1 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: My divorced 38-year-old brother is addicted to opiates. My wealthy, enabling mother constantly bails him out financially. My brother is engaged to a very kind woman -- a mother of three he met four months ago. She's not aware of his lies, manipulations, debt and pill addiction.

OPINION: REX NELSON: Celebrating Sister Rosetta

posted: 04/18/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 3

Last month, The New York Times published a lengthy story with multiple photos that used this headline: "A Dying Southern Town Needed a Miracle. Marijuana Came Calling." That dying town is Cotton Plant.

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