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Community service : Easter Feed nears

posted: 03/31/2015 2:50 a.m. Comment 1

I'm looking forward again to the barristerlike barkings of effervescent Fayetteville attorney Jim Rose III (again clad in colorful civilian uniform) as he transforms into the role of drill sergeant who assigns volunteers to the serving line at the M&N Augustine Foundation Easter Feed.

Failing the frailest

posted: 03/29/2015 1:44 a.m. Comments 2

Should residents of any Arkansas nursing home have the same legal right to photograph and record their living space as any homeowner or lessee? Certainly seems reasonable and logical enough.

A bridge too shoddy

posted: 03/28/2015 2:04 a.m. Discuss

As Washington County's bridge supervisor for 21 years, William Reed has been the person responsible for making sure the bridges are safe for the public. Apparently there are at least two new inadequate bridges he overlooked, as did state inspectors.

Big-ticket item : A dad's frustration

posted: 03/24/2015 2:46 a.m. Discuss

For those who missed it, Gary Brown's letter to the editor in the Northwest edition of the paper the other day likely touched a tender nerve among some students at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville and their parents.

A little potpourri : Leave law alone

posted: 03/22/2015 1:58 a.m. Discuss

I hope the good people of Arkansas are paying close attention to the efforts of some lawmakers to weaken our state's Freedom of Information Act.

One man's difference

posted: 03/21/2015 2:59 a.m. Discuss

Most of us would take satisfaction from looking back in hopes we leave positive differences in our wake for others.

Hogs on the Buffalo : Review the permit

posted: 03/17/2015 2:40 a.m. Comment 1

Attorneys for environmental groups have asked the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (cough) to reopen C&H Hog Farms' operating permit for public comment and review because of all the flaws they've found in revisions to the owners' 2014 Nutrient Management Plan.

Sign of the times : He said, he said

posted: 03/15/2015 1:53 a.m. Comments 2

It never surprises me that whenever someone takes issue publicly with what someone else said, the resulting back-and-forth becomes inevitable.

Columnists: Make mills accountable

posted: 03/14/2015 1:54 a.m. Comments 3

Most of us have seen the cute puppies for sale, wagging wildly in boxes or cages near shopping centers on the outskirts of our communities. They also are offered on the Internet, on posters and sometimes as "pets for sale" in local newspapers.

John Paul Hammerschmidt: Collective concern

posted: 03/10/2015 3:07 a.m. Comments 2

Last week I wrote about former Third District Congressman John Paul Hammerschmidt of Harrison being hospitalized in Springfield, Mo., for a heart problem that kept him in the intensive-care unit at Cox Medical Center South for nearly two weeks.


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