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Ralph Shaffer | Death on the Back Nine

Sep 17, 2014 1:25pm

The golf analogy - describing aging as the back nine of life - has become an obsession with Internet writers and my email companions who finally realize they are getting old. I’ve seen the same...

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Sherman Frederick | Rattlesnakes in the house

Sep 10, 2014 2:41pm

Leave rattlesnakes alone. They don’t want to bother you anymore than you want to bother them. Pretty good libertarian rule.

But when rattlesnakes nest in your house, then it’s time to make...

Nate Strauch | Putting the ‘you’ in utopia

Sep 10, 2014 2:40pm

It’s a great premise, I’ll give them that. Executives at Fox have green-lit a new reality show called “Utopia.” The network is dumping 15 people onto a secluded compound and tasking them with...

Ken Bridges | ‘Toltec’ Mounds have long, complicated history

Sep 09, 2014 6:51am

It is a story that stretches back more than twelve hundred years in Arkansas, and it started with a letter. In 1876, Mary Eliza Knapp wrote to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, to...

Kenneth Bridges | Corbin was ‘Father of Arkansas African-American Higher Education’

Sep 02, 2014 7:12am

Joseph Carter Corbin built one of the most successful African-American universities in the nation from nothing and helped keep it alive when so many forces threatened to wreck it. He was born in...

Ken Bridges | Pope had key role in state’s history

Aug 26, 2014 7:29am

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Pope had key role in state’s history

John Pope was the third territorial governor of Arkansas and a man who helped steer Arkansas out of its wilderness era. However, his...

Dr. Kenneth Bridges | Davis charmed early television audiences

Aug 20, 2014 1:14pm

In the days when westerns dominated the new invention of television, one Arkansas actress charmed audiences across the nation with her colorful portrayals. Gail Davis, once called by longtime...

Editorial | Comedy finished, tragedy renewed

Aug 13, 2014 7:00pm

The news of Robin Williams death came like a punch to the gut. The beloved comedian and Oscar winning actor died Monday of an apparent suicide. He was 63.

As with many highly creative people...

Dr. Ken Bridges | McRae grows into governor’s role

Aug 12, 2014 9:00am

Thomas Chipman McRae grew up surrounded by the chaos of the Civil War and the desperation of Reconstruction. As the oldest of five children, he led his family through difficult times. Btu he would...

Agritourism growing in state

Aug 12, 2014 8:45am

Agritourism is growing in Arkansas as more farm owners open their gates to tourists and form a spiderweb-like network among several state agencies and nonprofit organizations.

Pumpkin...

Dr. Ken Bridges | We all scream for ice cream

Jul 22, 2014 6:19am

Summer in Arkansas means long, hot days and starry nights. It is a time for kids staying up late chasing fireflies in their back yards and jumping into whatever puddle of water they can find to...

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