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Commentary: Summers off? Not for educators

Subscriber only"Ah, to be an educator and to have the summers off!" Continue reading...

SpongeBob movie is a nice summer diversion

It's hot. It's nasty. You've seen all the reruns, and are desperate for something to watch on Friday night next to the air conditioner. What to do? Continue reading...

ENTERTAINMENT NOTES

Elsewhere in entertainment and the arts: Idol auditions Fox’s American Idol will hold auditions for its 15th season Aug. 8 at North Little Rock’s Verizon Arena, Interstate 30 and East Broadway. Continue reading...

Hot Springs' Ghost Bones, showcase winners, at Stickyz

Ghost Bones will perform at 8:30 p.m. Friday at Stickyz Rock 'n' Roll Chicken Shack and the show will open with sets by Androids of Ex Lovers and John Willis. Continue reading...

Get help before dealing with abusive sister who wants baby

DEAR CAROLYN: I have an older sister who was incredibly abusive toward me as a child. She was controlling, manipulative, the works. Continue reading...

Helpful Hints

DEAR HELOISE: My girlfriend had a headache and asked for some pain reliever. I pulled a store brand out of my bag, and she said, "Um, that's OK ..." Continue reading...

Horoscopes by Holiday

Happy birthday! You momentarily may have lost sight of your goal in recent weeks, but your solar return brings it back in shining glory. Your efforts with fellow fire signs create swift momentum. September brings funding to fulfill a wish. Continue reading...

On Christianity

DEAR REV. GRAHAM: We moved to a new town recently, and we seem to be the only family in our neighborhood that goes to church. Those I've talked with say they don't think it's important, and they have better things to do on weekends. How should we react? We don't want to come across as conceited or "holier than thou." Continue reading...

Super Quiz: Americana

1. Complete the popular lyric: "I wish I was in the land of --------." Continue reading...

Commentary: Teach them all

Learning is foundation for excellence

Subscriber onlyIt is a privilege for me to share with our patrons the following message I prepared for our Springdale School District staff as we open our 2015-2016 school year. Continue reading...

Dogs, drives, dinners

Events provide ways to cool off, raise money

Subscriber onlyTaste of Crawford County CASA 4 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. -- Sample the Taste of Crawford County for lunch or dinner to benefit CASA of Crawford County. Continue reading...

Hidden History: Pea Ridge site sees more than just three days of battle

Pea Ridge site sees more than just battle remnants

Subscriber onlyOff the beaten path of the park tour road, beyond the preserved battlefields, behind the brush and brambles of a summer woodland, Pea Ridge National Military Park conceals many features unseen by most guests. Those secrets tell a story not only of the battle but of life in the Ozarks before and after those fateful March days in 1862, when Federal forces during the Civil War won control of Missouri for the Union. Continue reading...

Friend's death hits hard

Loss of “uncle” looms large

Subscriber onlyThis is not the column I planned to write today. What I had in mind was something light and funny, but if I tried to write those words today, they'd be hollow. Even worse, they'd be fake. Continue reading...

A few fresh nominees, but Emmy still adores HBO

It has been a week since we learned of this year's Emmy nominations and that has given the dust time to settle. Continue reading...

Rev Room gets Mystikal; track goes disco

Rapper Mystikal will perform at 10 p.m. Friday at the Rev Room. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 the day of the show and $50 for "VIP," which includes meet and greet, access to VIP lounge, a private waitress and plush seating. Continue reading...

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