Archive - Nov 21, 2012 - News Article
It may be a long way to Baton Rouge, La., from Bryant, Ark., but a hot air balloon ride can bridge the distance and the decades between them.
Deborah Saucier, 59, remembers being a 10-year-old lying on the grass of her yard of her Lousiana home, her younger brother close at hand.
The meaning of GIVING has taken on many different definitions in the course of its existence.
Three members of the Arkansas Health Center maintenance staff agreed to jump off the pier into the AHC pond if fellow employees donated at least $300 to the Saline County Toy Run. Once the goal was reached, a fourth employee promised to jump if another $100 was raised.
The employees donated $400, and Tuesday afternoon the staff held the men to their promise. Chuck Pearson, Fred Santoff, David Webb and Stanley Dempsey, fully clothed, jumped into the murky pond. Members of the Haskell Fire Department attended the event to ensure the safety of the jumpers.
Ken Young and wife Jo have made their mark on the homebuilding industry in Saline County.
They take pride in Ken Young Company's ability to build quality homes that provide attractive, quality homes for county residents. But there's a lot more to the couple's success than simply counting the houses that Ken built.
They have incorporated into their lives a practice of sharing their success with others. In fact, they recently donated all of the profits from a new residential construction project to Churches Joint Council on Human Needs.
We all have Thanksgiving memories that are close to our hearts. Memories of going to Grandma and Grandpa's house, the scent of freshly baked pies, the turkey roasting in the oven.
As a child of older parents growing up in Colorado, my mom and dad never really liked the cold. After my father's retirement, they became "snowbirds" and moved to Arizona. With my three brothers living in different states, I was a young adult on my own, so I was very excited when my boyfriend at the time asked me to join his parents for Thanksgiving.
The world is so much smaller now that it was when I was younger. Of course, the size of the world hasn't changed, but technology has made neighbors of us all. We are a society of instant news and information, constantly bombarded with tweets, updates, likes and breaking news.
Today, Americans pause for Thanksgiving. A time in which we take stock and express our gratitude to those in our lives that we cherish the most. We think about family, friends and thank God for the many blessings we have.
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A Traskwood man convicted of murder two decades ago pleaded guilty today to helping bury the body of a man in 2008, but he will not be serving additional jail time because of that act.