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Lincoln Car Show Brings Back Senior Center Memories

Subscriber onlyThis Saturday, June 25, is the annual Chicken Rod Nationals Car show, and just as important is the traditional breakfast served in the Senior Center. When these events happen, it takes me back in time, some 20 years ago, when the Center was in the old building across the street, back of the bank. Then, it was operated solely by volunteers except for the director and bus driver. Of course, we served breakfast for the Apple Festival crowd, everything "cooked from scratch," as much as possible. I especially remember the biscuits made by Doris Colburn, so light and fluffy, one man paid full meal price for a sandwich of biscuit and sausage. Continue reading...

UA Vote Puts Stadium Over Students, 8-2

PRYOR SOUNDED ALARM OF ‘BAD BUSINESS’ MOVE IN AN ACADEMICLY POOR STATE

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...

Shock, Anger -- 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. What is going on there? I'm praying for your city! Continue reading...

School Day Goes Beyond Reading, Writing, 'rithmetic

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...

More '16 Summer Books: Courts, Art And Very Good Reads

UPDATED HISTORY ON POWERFUL WOMEN IN ARKANSAS

Subscriber onlyAs promised last week, there is indeed two weeks' worth of columns regarding the summer of 2016's reading list. Continue reading...

Remembering Dad On Father's Day

Subscriber onlyMy dad passed away in September and this will be our first Father's Day without him. But his example lives on as a worthwhile tribute to dads everywhere. Continue reading...

'Children Say The Darndest Things'

Subscriber onlyWhen it comes to outrageous sayings, little kids can "trump" us all. (I won't go there.) Continue reading...