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Try to pay attention when someone tells you their problems

Subscriber onlyWhen it is too hot to fish I guess I don't mind hauling in hay. Hot is what it is today and hay is curing as it hits the ground, or soon after! I am so thankful we are going to get another nice hay crop and yet where we are going to put it is another question. We still have last years crop to contend with and it is in the barns and sheds. No, I am not griping, just stating. Continue reading...

Common sense absent in gun-rights debate

Subscriber onlyI've written much of this column before. Continue reading...

Letter to the Editor

Subscriber onlyCrazy parking lot policy Continue reading...

Letter to the Editor

Subscriber onlyHats off to the mayor Continue reading...

Maj. Brannon exemplifies the Greatest Generation

Subscriber onlyFor the past nine years the Bella Vista Patriots have hosted the 4th of July Patriot Parade in the Sugar Creek Shopping Center. We do it to celebrate Independence Day and we do that by honoring our past and present military personnel. This year's parade will begin at 9:30 a.m. with pre-parade entertainment and the parade march will kickoff at 10. Continue reading...

The Church on Menopause Is Not Growing

Subscriber onlyThree decades ago I began to write about fatherless families. The AWOL men caused me to ask, "Where have all the fathers gone?" A decade or so ago, we studied and began to teach about women in the ministry. We saw prejudice in the churches so we researched biblical roles. Women on the Team was the result (now being updated). Continue reading...

UA vote puts stadium over students, 8-2

Subscriber onlyMore than a fortnight ago, UA Board member David Pryor tried to send a signal to the rest of the University of Arkansas Board members, the UA Administration and certainly its athletic staff. Continue reading...

Letter to the Editor

Subscriber onlyGarden party thank you Continue reading...

Tell Me Why, Orlando?

Subscriber onlyShock. Anger. Sadness. Outrage. All of these emotions rolled through me. A talented young singer shot down in cold blood. A bloody massacre by a killer who knew what he was doing. An alligator dragged away a child at Disney World. All within four days in Orlando. Continue reading...

Summer preparations

Subscriber onlyThere is a perception that June and July are slow times in public school districts, but that's not altogether accurate. There is much planning and coordinating behind the scenes as educators prepare for the coming school year. Continue reading...

Paying it forward

Subscriber onlyThe other day, when my wife and I were on the way to church, we stopped at a friendly Starbuck's for my wife to get a cup of coffee -- I don't drink the stuff. To our surprise, the woman at the window refused to take our money for the coffee, saying that the people in the car in front of us had already paid for it. Continue reading...