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Brenda Miles: First love’s game — Part III

Jul 26, 2016 11:00am

“Once in awhile he won’t call, but it’s all in the game…” Tommy Edwards, 1958

Friday morning. The last full day of camp. How had it gone by so quickly?? Bob and I met at breakfast and I was...

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Kenneth Bridges: Ridge’s Trail of Tears goes through Arkansas

Jul 19, 2016 11:36am

John Rollin Ridge was the first Native American novelist. His own story takes him through early Arkansas, the chaos of the frontier, and his own close calls with death. He was born in New Echota,...

Steve Barnes: In memory of Jane

Jul 19, 2016 11:31am

She could not abide being referred to as a “mother-in-law.” Perhaps she’d heard too many jokes by too many now long-dead comedians, of the genre that appeared regularly on the Ed Sullivan Show....

Steve Brawner: When were the good old days?

Jul 12, 2016 5:08pm

All the bad news and societal changes lately probably have a lot of people yearning for the good old days. When exactly were those?

If someone invented a time machine to transport you and me...

Brenda Miles: First love’s game

Jul 11, 2016 5:38pm

Note: This is such a simple story — special, perhaps, only to those who lived it. I’m just hoping the time (50’s) setting (many teenagers went away to “church camp”) and subject (who hasn’t...

Kenneth Bridges: A flower for Daisy

Jul 11, 2016 4:54pm

The world becomes a better place when people are willing to take a stand for others. In one of the most contentious ages in Arkansas History, Daisy Bates was a voice for peace and justice during...

Steve Barnes: Penchant for secrecy is troubling

Jul 11, 2016 4:52pm

Several days before the F.B.I. announced it would not recommend criminal charges against Hillary Clinton, I received an e-mail from Facebook. It seemed my wife wanted to “Friend” me. Should I...

Steve Brawner: It’s OK to vote for someone else

Jul 06, 2016 11:45am

Voters complain each presidential election about their choices, but that’s especially true this year. According to Real Clear Politics’ compilation of polls, Hillary Clinton is viewed unfavorably...

Kenneth Bridges: Sevier plays key role in Arkansas, Mexican histories

Jul 05, 2016 1:49pm

The Mexican War was fought between the United States and Mexico from 1846 to 1848. The war was short, fierce, and bloody. At the end, it was an Arkansan, Ambrose Sevier, who helped broker the...

Steve Barnes: Trump has double digit lead in Arkansas

Jul 05, 2016 1:42pm

A new poll of Arkansas voters by the Talk Business/Hendrix College partnership indicates our former First Lady, of Arkansas and the U.S., is most definitely not first in our collective esteem....

Brenda Miles: THE DITCH — The Final Chapter

Jul 05, 2016 1:35pm

I’ve been overwhelmed by the almost 60 wonderful e-mails I’ve received on my piece, “The Ditch.” So many of these offered hope I’d find my old friends, Glodene and Doll Baby. I am delighted to...