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Lake will be dammed

posted: 10/10/2015 2:51 a.m. Discuss

The Federal Emergency Management Agency finally made it official that Bentonville will be getting over $2.7 million from the federal coffers to help replace the aged and ailing Lake Bella Vista Dam.

Class of ’65

posted: 10/06/2015 3:35 a.m. Discuss

Those who attend their 50th high school reunion, whether it be in Batesville, Paragould, Hope or Camden, would relate to the poem I was asked to deliver in Harrison Saturday night.

After all this time

posted: 10/04/2015 2:47 a.m. Comments 2

It's difficult for any of us to last 65 years in this world without having at least a few inexplicable events that leave us wondering what the heck we just experienced.

The great vulture invasion

posted: 10/03/2015 3:11 a.m. Comment 1

Not only is Eureka Springs among my favorite places, it's a town that continually faces situations best described as downright quirky.

In the same boat

posted: 09/29/2015 3:50 a.m. Comments 2

Isn't it interesting how each of us proceeds through our lifetimes as if our personal thoughts, emotions, opinions, needs and concerns lie at the center of all that exists?

Fit to be fried

posted: 09/27/2015 2:03 a.m. Comment 1

The Buffalo River Watershed Alliance is, well, fit to be fried over the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality's (cough) failure to fully monitor the misplaced Newton County hog factory in the Buffalo National River watershed, judging by the group's formal complaint filed last week with agency director Becky Keogh.

Sticking it to evaders

posted: 09/26/2015 2:57 a.m. Discuss

I've written lately about bystanders and others dying in our state and across the nation because of needless wild police chases, many of which wind up featured on the cable TV show Cops, the wilder the better to enhance one's chances of appearing on an episode of chasing "the bad boys."

Toxic CAFOs

posted: 09/22/2015 2:19 a.m. Comments 2

The good folks of Arkansas are by no means alone with concerns over the treasured Buffalo National River being contaminated by hog waste from a large factory farm like the hundreds that have replaced traditional family farms nationwide.

Columnists: Endless death spiral

posted: 09/20/2015 1:56 a.m. Discuss

It's happened again. Sadly, the spiral of needless deaths will continue unless the high-speed policies among law enforcement agencies are effectively changed across our state and nation.

Farm Bureau ‘whereases’

posted: 09/18/2015 1:54 a.m. Comments 2

Occasionally I’ll read something that sets my head to shaking left, then right, and I’ll mumble, “you gotta be kidding!”



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