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Love is in the air

Subscriber onlyValentine's Day is a silly holiday but nice. You might guess it was created by Hallmark but it wasn't. It goes back to the Roman Empire. Then the Catholic Church "Christianized" it. Now, its little red hearts on cards with Cupid's bow and arrow and sweet words. I recall our first-grade teacher had us kids exchange cards. I was kissed by a girl. Yuck! Continue reading...

Thoughts from the heart

Subscriber onlyThere are some convictions on my heart right now about all of those things that are truly important in life. Continue reading...

Pondering the changes at DHA with abrupt exit

Subscriber onlyIn full disclosure I am involved with the Friends of the Arkansas State Archives as a Life Member and interested party in ways to maintain its archives and promote the history of this state. Continue reading...

California dreaming (Not!)

Subscriber onlyWe bought a lakefront house in Bella Vista last August as a vacation home and are looking forward to spending more time there as the weather warms up. The neighbors are very nice people; they invited us to a neighborhood Christmas party in December and we got to know them a little better. Continue reading...

Letter to the Editor

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State's immunity may change due to wage issues

Subscriber onlyIt has long been said, "You can't fight City Hall." Continue reading...

Future shock

Subscriber onlyJoe sat on the hood of the bombed-out Ford Taurus, which was his home these days. The sky was grey. It hadn't been any other color for years. Not since the Last War. A few flakes of something fell around the car. Since it didn't melt, it wasn't snow. Not this time. But snow would come soon. It snowed almost all the time except for July and August. What he thought was July and August, anyway. He hadn't really kept track of the calendar. No one made them anymore. Or anything else for that matter. Continue reading...

Local author to publish sixth book

Subscriber onlyLocal murder-mystery author Amanda McKinney has been very busy in recent years, and is about to publish her sixth book. Continue reading...

Immigrants and welfare

Subscriber onlyI have mixed feelings about immigrants. As a Christian minister and gospel worker, I love it that the mission field is arriving on our doorstep. They represent an opportunity to share Christ and display love. Continue reading...