Gov. Beebe releases disaster funds to aid wildfire fight
(Local News ~ 08/09/11)
LITTLE ROCK - Governor Beebe today released $100,000 from the Governor's Disaster Fund to help the state response to Arkansas wildfires. The money will pay for Arkansas National Guard response to the fires. Since Friday night, ANG has been the primary source of air support and water drops for the firefighting efforts. ...
Ness awarded Honor Scholarship
(State News ~ 08/09/11)
Green Forest's Megan Ness has been awarded an Honor Scholarship to attend North Arkansas College this fall. The daughter of Violet Alvard, she is the recipient of the Gwen Thomson Memorial Scholarship, Green Forest Chamber of Commerce Scholarship and the Arkansas Lottery Scholarship. ...
Guest opinion: Sept. 11 - Love your enemy day
(Editorial ~ 08/09/11)
September 11, 2011 will mark the tenth anniversary of a terrible tragedy, when almost 3,000 Americans were killed by coordinated attacks by 19 Al-Qaeda terrorists. Within a month the Bush administration declared war on Afghanistan, "Operation Enduring Freedom," even though the terrorists involved in the attack did not come from Afghanistan. ...
Guest column - Christianity, murder not exclusive
(Column ~ 08/09/11)
Since the tragic double terrorist attack in Oslo, Norway, we are seeing shooter Anders Behring Breivik's right wing affiliations and Christian religion called into question, ridiculed and in some cases ignored by conservative media outlets. There was no doubt that, after incorrectly trying to link the incident to Islamic terrorism, many conservative reporters and commentators would attempt to distance the alleged shooter from both the religious and political views he so obviously held. ...
Letter to the Editor: Insulted by gays having equal rights
(Letter to the Editor ~ 08/09/11)
Dear Editor, I want to thank Gary Best for his wonderful letter speaking out on his Christian beliefs and why he believes homosexuality is wrong. We, as Americans, are afraid to speak out anymore for fear of "insulting" someone or being made fun of...
Elizabeth "Lizzie" Eugenia Martha Parker
(Obituary ~ 08/09/11)
Elizabeth "Lizzie" Eugenia Martha Parker, a resident of Eureka Springs, AR, was born November 7, 1995 in Fayetteville, AR, a daughter of Timothy Steven Parker and Sharon Kay (Keck) Parker. She departed this life Friday, August 5, 2011 in Warren, AR at the age of 15 years...
Wynona Jackson Mitchell
(Obituary ~ 08/09/11)
Wynona Jackson Mitchell, age 83, of White Hall, died Saturday, August 6, 2011, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Mitchell was born December 1, 1927, in Cabanal, AR, a daughter of the Wilburn Ray and Dorcas McKinney Jackson. She was reared and received her early education in Berryville and Greenland, graduating from Greenland High School. She was a resident of Fayetteville from 1942 to 1953, at which time she moved to Pine Bluff...
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