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Letter to the Editor

Subscriber onlyDon't be fooled by all the "Vote Yes" signs you see posted throughout Bella Vista. Those signs are being put up by the Bella Vista Property Owners Association Board -- the Corporation -- not by the rank-and-file residents of Bella Vista, who are largely opposed to an assessment increase. And whatever is good for the Board/Corporation is generally not good for the people. And how do you feel about the POA spending your money on those signs and on those mailers/postcards you're finding in your mailbox? Continue reading...

Tapping tobacco settlement to help shorten 'wait list'

Subscriber onlyWhile there is little negative to be found in Governor Asa Hutchinson's latest move -- to tap the lucrative Tobacco Lawsuit Settlement dollars to reduce the number of disabled Arkansans on a long, frustrating "waiting list" for state services -- there is also lingering questions about the process. Continue reading...

Song of Nature

Subscriber onlyLong-time resident Henri David Thorough, sleeping in after a late night of pond gazing, jerked awake in the bedroom of his Bella Vista home. Bleary-eyed, he wondered what roused him from such a hard sleep. Continue reading...

Praying to Heaven's God

Subscriber onlyWhen I recently re-watched the HBO series "John Adams," I was struck by the frequent appearance of the Appeal to Heaven flag. That flag, first used by George Washington, was a symbol to our forefathers of their dependence on God. They openly acknowledged that they needed help from heaven's God to become a free nation. Continue reading...

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Subscriber onlydespicable scare tactics Continue reading...

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Subscriber onlyBallot dividing the membership Continue reading...

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Subscriber onlyMore on Rejuvenation Plan Continue reading...

Labor Day is over, races now are on for Nov. 8

Subscriber onlyThe Labor Day kick-off toward the Nov. 8 election is now underway. Continue reading...

Firefighters are dedicated, caring

Subscriber onlyI am so proud of our firefighters. Not only do they do an outstanding job fighting fires and running our ambulance system, but they are always there to help anyone needing assistance. Law enforcement officers have a way of exercising authority by requesting people do this or that. Firefighters are far more likely to simply say, "May I help you?" I have seen this occur dozens of times over the 17 years my wife and I have been residents of Bella Vista. Continue reading...

Respecting the national anthem

Subscriber onlyPlenty has already been written and said about San Francisco 49er quarterback Colin Kaepernick's refusal to stand during the national anthem before a game. I won't add a lot to that except to say Kaepernick is a very talented athlete with good intentions, but one who has unfortunately been misguided by some of the disruptive winds blowing through the country. Continue reading...