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July 30th

DAVIS: Timing is everything

July 30, 2013

Sometimes, it's not what you do, but when you do it that makes all the difference. The evidence to support this statement can be found in history and all around us.
In recent weeks, a movement to take Saline County from dry status to a wet county has been forming. This isn't the first time an effort regarding alcohol in the county has been knocked around and likely won't be let last, regardless of the outcome. If the effort is successful, somewhere down the line of history, an attempt to revert back to dry status will gain momentum.

July 24th

What happens while you're making other plans

July 24, 2013

By Jennifer Joyner

I remember my mother’s 32nd birthday pretty well. This is partly because she — sweet lady that she is — kept the birthday card my brother and I made her hanging on her bedroom wall for several years.
It was a large card, made with poster board instead of paper.
It featured a picture I drew of my mother with a humongous cake.
The only parts of her that were visible in the drawing were her legs behind the huge cake, and there was a little caption bubble that read: “Who turned out the lights???”

July 22nd

Sense and Nonsense: Don't know what to say? Take a tip from a movie

July 22, 2013

By Lynda Hollenbeck

Did you ever stop to analyze an expression and wonder where it came from?
An example is: "Round up the usual suspects."
How many times have you heard that line? Police people often use it jokingly, but I wonder how many people — even the police — know where it started.
Like many expressions that have found their way into common conversation, this one originated in a movie — one of my favorites, in fact — "Casablanca." Claude Rains as Capt. Louis Renault says it in one of the memorable scenes from the 1942 film classic that I never tire of watching.

Celebrate the dog days for what they are

July 22, 2013

By Steve Boggs

If you’re like me, your internal clock is set to the school year, not the regular calendar. The year begins in August, when school starts, and ends in July. While the Dog Days of Summer officially began July 3 and do not end until Aug. 11 (according to the Old Farmer’s Almanac), the last two weeks of July are really the heart of the Dog Days.

The Benton Panthers baseball team could get just one hit in a 5-1 loss to the Conway Wampus Cats in...
The Benton Panthers baseball team took their first-round game of the Central Arkansas Tournament 9-...
The Bauxite Miners fell 9-6 to Maumelle in their 1st game of tourney in Mayflower, but came back...

 

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