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'Nature's garbage men': Opossums are plentiful, productive and really, most sincerely, odd

posted: 04/24/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

We know what we mean when we talk about the possum, but what we mean isn't the possum.

OLD NEWS: Domestic diva touts frugal tips

posted: 04/24/2017 1:55 a.m. Discuss

This week in April 100 years ago, the Arkansas Gazette sponsored a free Wartime Cooking School with recipe demonstrations and musical interludes. School was in session five afternoons in a row.

Bean count concludes lesser brain still scores

posted: 04/24/2017 1:47 a.m. Discuss

The Virginia opossum has a small brain case compared to other animals its size.

Pelt asking price is fur from lavish

posted: 04/24/2017 1:47 a.m. Discuss

Opossum hunting and trapping season ended Feb. 27, which raises the question: "Who wants to hunt or trap opossums?"

'O': The difference a letter was once intended to make

posted: 04/24/2017 1:46 a.m. Discuss

The opossum became known in Europe in the late 1400s as a symbol of New World wonders after one of Christopher Columbus' co-captains collected a pregnant female in South America and presented it to the Spanish King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella.

OLD NEWS: Sheriff's partner in life, law fit to fill post

posted: 04/17/2017 1:50 a.m. Discuss

After Miller County Sheriff Lish Barber was shot to death Oct. 30, 1925, Gov. Thomas Jefferson "Tom" Terral appointed Barber's widow as sheriff.

OLD NEWS: Sheriff cut down in grocery gunfight

posted: 04/10/2017 1:57 a.m. Discuss

One hundred years ago this week, Assistant U.S. Agriculture Secretary Carl Vrooman was pounding on a table in Little Rock and telling the Arkansas Gazette that any Southern landowners who weren't willing to switch from cotton to food crops "are disloyal."

OLD NEWS: Trial saga trails off in stories on assault

posted: 04/03/2017 1:49 a.m. Discuss

A little known fact of the newspaper trade is how often readers let us know what they're thinking. And that is seldom. A few subscribers are chatty correspondents, but the vast majority of y'all won't pick up the phone or fire off a letter until we mess up.

Riding, goofy fun on tap at bike fest

posted: 04/03/2017 1:48 a.m. Discuss

The usual suspects will get up to some unusual shenanigans this weekend when bicyclists literally make a big splash during the 29th annual Ozark Mountain Bike Festival at Devil's Den State Park.

OLD NEWS: Producer proffers coffins as war looms

posted: 03/27/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

In March 1917, with Congress about to declare war against Germany, Arkansans eagerly displayed their patriotism.

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