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Based on the evidence

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Concerned with the spending of $998,000

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Thank you!

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Filing fees, dates announced for 2018 state election contests

Subscriber onlyYes, Gentle Voter, the incoming year, now less than a month away -- is a primary election year in Arkansas. Continue reading...

We all have expectations and inconsistencies

Subscriber onlyYears ago I read about a study that told how often you must communicate to a faculty in a public school to make sure it makes a change or completes specific projects. Continue reading...

The Chaplain's Perspective

Subscriber onlyAlthough I do not profess to be an expert, let's talk about guns for a moment. When I lived in Michigan a few years ago, over a million hunters always took to the fields and woods to hunt deer each year. That's roughly equivalent to the size of the United States Army, and the data may also be comparable in many states which allow hunting. Almost all of those hunters were law-abiding citizens who took care of their weapons and made sure everyone around them was safe. They used high-powered guns something like the old M1 rifle used by the military a few wars back. No one questioned their right to own and use a firearm; indeed, no one I ever talked with even got around to mentioning Second Amendment rights. It was understood. Continue reading...

Navigating life's changes

Subscriber onlyEvery now and then things have to change. It might be that change is needed at work, within an organization, a school, a church, or within your home. Continue reading...

Questions to ask when meeting new political candidates

Subscriber onlyIn preparing for 2018, a political year in Arkansas, there seem to be a plethora of new, fresh faces eager to announce they are running for political office in 2018. Continue reading...

POA Executive Salaries

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A Hydrant Must Work When Needed

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Accusations

Subscriber onlyAccusations of sexual misconduct in all areas of our society today seem to be rampant. Some of these charges are based on something that happened 40 years ago by a person who is now running for a critical position in our senate. If these accusations are true, they should have been brought forward long before this and should be accompanied by proof. We have turned the adage of "innocent until proven guilty" totally upside down. These women should not have waited this long to come forward and are now making it look as if it is totally politically and, no doubt, financially motivated. Continue reading...

Thank you Bella Vista!

Subscriber onlyRemembering December 7 and September 11, there will be a free concert presented by the Veterans Council of Northwest Arkansas, the JM Band and the Bella Vista POA at 7 p.m. inside Riordan Hall in Bella Vista. Continue reading...

Let Freedom Ring!

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Be careful what you wish for....

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Do Christians have the right and duty to defend themselves and others?

Subscriber onlyWith the recent church shootings, the question has often arisen as to whether Christians have the right and duty to defend themselves and others and even to take lives to save lives when such becomes necessary. Numerous editorial pieces have been written on the subject, many of which would make it appear that being a Christian and carrying a gun for self-defense is totally incompatible. And carrying a weapon inside a church has been viewed as totally incongruous with the Gospel. But what is God's answer? Continue reading...