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Sense and Nonsense: 'Dad, where did I come from' gets many responses

March 25, 2013

By Lynda Hollenbeck

Parents — probably since the beginning of time — dread the day when they have to enlighten their children about the onset of life.
You know what I mean. The old "birds and bees" stuff; facts of life; creation; whatever you want to call it.
This can sometimes be the theme for movies and television shows, even TV commercials, where a kid raises a pointed question that begs for some "real" information.
The days are long past when kids will buy into the stork story.
I don't remember my mother ever having this biological discussion with me.

Arkansas in Obamacare spotlight

March 25, 2013

By Steve Boggs, publisher.

The state of Arkansas has become the focal point in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Also known as Obamacare, the Affordable Care Act included many controversial aspects. One was the mandate that every person carries health insurance, or faces a fine. The Supreme Court upheld that mandate when challenged in court. The other was forcing states to expand the Medicaid program to include everyone making 138 percent of the federal poverty level in wages. That one got struck down by the Supreme Court.

Common Sense: The sounds of the game stay with you

March 25, 2013

By Brent Davis, editor.

America's national pastime is gearing up for another season. Exhibition games have begun and player evaluations are underway. The "boys of summer" may be dealing with frigid temperatures in some regions of the country, but the enthusiasm they have for the game provides a layer of insulation that is difficult to penetrate.

Enter the Net: Memories of ice cream trucks and El Cena Casa

March 25, 2013

By David Hughes

Just about each week I enjoy a long talk with a long-time friend during which he catches me up with what’s going on in town and we reminisce about the good old days and, of course, conversate on how to fix what’s wrong with the world.
We met in high school, first because I was attracted to his sister, but she felt she could do a lot better (grin,) and of course – she was right. But, our friendship was my introduction to the kids at Bauxite High School, who might as well as been from Mars before he and I started hanging out.

The Bryant Hornets baseball team fell 3-2 to the Catholic Rockets at Lamar Porter Field in Little...
The Bauxite Lady Miners routed St. Joe's 16-0 on Tuesday in Conway. Valery Cotton went 3 for 4 at...
In a late scheduling change, the Harmony Grove Lady Cardinals played host to Nashville on Tuesday,...

 

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