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 By Pastor John Clapp    Local    July 1, 2022 

We need a second Great Awakening

I hope you and your family will have a great holiday this weekend. We can all use some much-needed family time and a great BBQ. Monday night, I hope all your fireworks go off and are loud and bright....

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    July 1, 2022 

Waves

If you have been to the ocean, you may have witnessed the overpowering energy in waves. Wave motion is usually caused by the wind and affects the water from the surface all the way to the bottom....

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    July 1, 2022 

Random Thoughts

As we have seen, Andrew and Abby Borden were hacked to death by a hatchet in their Fall River, Massachusetts, home on August 4, 1892. Abby was killed first. In the Borden home at the time of Abby Bord...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 29, 2022

Too good to be true

Every morning when I open my work email, I sigh in dismay at the number of new items in my inbox. Some days, there is a storm of obvious scams. The ones in Chinese are the easiest to spot. Other days...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    June 26, 2022

Please vote on Tuesday

Vote, vote, vote, please. Let the politicians know we are keeping an eye on them by having a large voter turnout. Tuesday, June 28, is the day. There are lots of candidates to choose from. It is a...

 

CoffeeTime

The young man’s bride of a whole six months waltzed dramatically into the den to show off her new outfit. But engrossed in the college football game of his alma mater, he never took his eyes off...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    June 24, 2022

Regrets

Arthur C. Brooks from The Atlantic magazine says, “Life is full of regrets.” You may wish things were like they used to be in the “Good Old Days.” That could be decades or just yesterday....

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    June 24, 2022

Random Thoughts

Andrew and Abby Borden were murdered in their home in Fall River, Massachusetts, on August 4, 1892. The crimes obviously shocked the residents of that municipality, which is located near the Rhode...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 22, 2022

Nutrition and exercise for the over 50 group

Occasionally in this column, I’ll write about interesting books I have read. Sometimes the books are just for entertainment, and sometimes they provide useful information. A few months ago, I was...

 

Senate Review

We met again at the Capitol this past week in a special legislative session to approve projects that were submitted to the Legislature for consideration to receive a portion of our state’s American...

 

CoffeeTime

Men! They’re very first species of human-kind that the Creator made, and with absolutely no instruction manual to show Him how. The Bible says God made Man “in His image.” I have to wonder ...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    June 19, 2022

Happy Father's Day to all the dads and substitute dads everywhere

A great shout out to my dad and sons for the good fathers they are. The Gulp and Gallop is alive and well again this year through June 30. Under 18 can get a meal and short entertainment. Check the Ne...

 
 By Tonya Cater    Local    June 19, 2022

Fact sheets added to your Social Security statement

Social Security Public Affairs Specialist in Arkansas Your Social Security statement tells you how much you or your family can expect to receive in disability, survivors, and retirement benefits. It also provides a record of your most recent...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    June 17, 2022

Random Thoughts

Like many folks, I was a small child when I first heard a playground rhyme about a woman named Lizzie Borden. According to the mantra: “Lizzie Borden took an ax and gave her mother 40 whacks/And,...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    June 17, 2022

Bicycles

“I ride my bike, I roller skate, don’t drive no car.” – Melanie, 1971. Jody Rosen’s new book “Two Wheels Good” tells the story of the most popular form of transportation humankind has...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 15, 2022

It's wheat harvest time

Now that the rain has stopped and temperatures are in the triple digits, wheat fields are drying out enough for harvest. We’ll be seeing more combines and wheat trucks on the roads so drive with...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    June 12, 2022

Congratulations Oklahoma girls' softball team!

The OU girls won it all Thursday evening for championships two years in a row. On the men's side Oklahoma is not out of it yet. Maybe, just maybe they can win their side for a sweep of the NCAA...

 

CoffeeTime

Husband has had a horrible time at work that day. Feeling kicked around, unappreciated and definitely out of sorts, he pulls into the driveway, only to find that his three-year-old has left her...

 
 By Arden Chaffee    Local    June 10, 2022

Collecting

An article in Smithsonian Magazine brought collecting to my attention. Most of us have collections. We often start them by accident, having begun by browsing garage sales, auctions and inheritance. I...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    June 10, 2022

Random Thoughts

In the 1850s a prominent official in the U.S. government had a brilliant idea. And, like many ideas dreamed up by governmental officials, this one did not work out as planned. Mississippi politician...

 

Senate Review

As of 4:30 p.m. on May 27, the Second Session of the 58th Legislature was officially adjourned. We had a busy few months addressing some of our state’s most pressing issues, including strengthening regulations dealing with the medical marijuana...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 8, 2022

Exercise your freedom and vote

The other day I was talking with one of the candidates whose name will be on the ballot for the Tuesday, June 28, primary election. He’s concerned that the turnout of voters will be small. It seems...

 
 By Rep. Carl Newton    Local    June 8, 2022

Carl's Capitol Comments

The Legislature adjourned regular session May 27, as we are constitutionally required to do. We are still convened in special session, adjourned to a call of the chair. The governor, meanwhile, has called us into an additional special session,...

 

Coffeetime

Tough one! When you think of babies born without arms or legs, you witness hardened criminals allowed to go scot-free, over and over again or see a war perpetrated against a country who has not...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    June 1, 2022

My iced tea is missing again

Every day I bring an insulated tumbler to work. Except for the occasional times I don’t. I have a collection of plastic and metal tumblers with lids and straws that are perfect for sipping my iced...

 

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