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Pilgrim Reflections: When things don’t add up

Apr 21, 2015 6:21pm


We all experience it even though we may have difficulty defining it. Some possible synonyms include “bewilderment, befuddled, baffled, confused, mystified, etc.” But, at the end...

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MUSIC BEAT: Diamond Rio to appear in Hot Springs

Jul 17, 2012 11:07am

Diamond Rio will appear at the Finish Line Theater at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs on Thursday. Show time is 7 p.m.

For more than two decades, Diamond Rio has been one of the most popular...

Walgreens to acquire Pine Bluff-based USA drug

Jul 11, 2012 10:53pm

Walgreen Co. announced Thursday that it has entered into an agreement to purchase USA Drug Stores, a regional drugstore chain in the mid-South owned by Stephen L. LaFrance Holdings Inc. and...

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Gambling proposals should get attention of state chamber

Updated: Jul 11, 2012 10:57pm

Various organizations have been waging campaigns over the past few months to refer proposals to expand gambling in Arkansas significantly, to legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes, to take tax...

Andy Taylor fictional character; ruled his town with real values

Jul 11, 2012 10:41pm

If Sheriff Andy Taylor were to knock on my front door along with Opie and Barney Fife, I probably would invite them all into my living room and offer them a glass of tea.

So real are they to...

Advice from cousin Gage on how to spend my Fourth of July in NYC

Updated: Jul 04, 2012 4:52pm

Days before this Fourth of July, I realized that I had not made any plans to commemorate our country’s independence and, even worse, I had no idea of what I was going to do to rectify the problem...

Supreme Court rules on health care

Updated: Jul 04, 2012 4:42pm

In a historic decision anticipated for months and impacting hundreds of millions of Americans, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday, June 28, that the individual mandate – the cornerstone of the...

Thinking of health care

Jul 04, 2012 4:31pm

The Supreme Court has ruled the Affordable Care Act is the law of the land, and of course everybody knows if that’s good or bad.

I wish I had that kind of certainty about how to rearrange...

Lessons to be learned from living alone

Updated: Jul 04, 2012 2:44pm

For the past week my roommate has been abroad visiting her sister. During this seven-day span, which is the first time I’ve ever lived alone, I have learned a lot — the most important of which is...

Ten killers manage to delay justice again

Jul 04, 2012 2:29pm

Arkansas can continue to sentence killers to death, but can’t execute them, thanks to a 5-2 state Supreme Court ruling Friday that declared the Arkansas Method of Execution Act was...

Baptists vote shows break from the past

Jul 04, 2012 2:21pm

Two men made the news this week, both of whom said the right thing when it mattered most: one after being in the wrong place at the wrong time, one while being in the right place at the right time...