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June, 2017

  • 27 June

    Birthday Blessings, America!

    BY LEANN DILBECK – A nighttime aerial view of our nation’s capital was my first glimpse of this great city as the plane prepared for landing in Washington DC and made quite an impression on a young, bright-eyed, ambitious, and very southern 24-year old. My welcome crew took me for a nighttime site seeing tour of the National Mall. I ...

  • 13 June

    At the root of it all…

    BY LEANN DILBECK – I sunk my bare toes into the dirt. Ahhh… therapy. A busy life with a job full of deadlines and demands, two energetic teenagers and an even more energetic husband that all love to work hard and play hard, who would imagine that sinking my toes in fresh dirt would be so therapeutic? God knew. My ...

March, 2017

  • 15 March

    Laugh often…

    BY LEANN DILBECK – Who doesn’t enjoy a good laugh? Whether it’s a giggle from something brutally honest spoken from a child’s mouth or that big ol’ belly laugh that a good time with great friends can bring about… it’s truly healing to the soul. The health benefits of it are well documented, ranging from lowering blood pressure, increasing blood ...

February, 2017

  • 23 February

    Senate Proposes Attorney Fee Limits

    FROM STATE SENATOR LARRY TEAGUE – February 17, 2017 LITTLE ROCK – After a lengthy and impassioned debate, the Senate voted to refer to voters a proposed constitutional amendment that would limit attorneys’ fees in civil lawsuits and limit the amount of punitive damages that can be awarded. The measure is Senate Joint Resolution 8. The Senate vote is a ...

  • 23 February

    Boozman Invites Arkansans to Participate in Tele-Town Hall Monday

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Boozman will host a telephone town hall on Monday, February 27 at 7:30 p.m. CT to connect with Arkansans and discuss topics under debate in Washington. This statewide event allows Arkansans the ability to ask Boozman questions over the phone or listen to the conversation about the issues impacting them. Arkansans interested in participating in ...

  • 22 February

    Lock ‘em up!

    BY LEANN DILBECK – Toddlers love to play with buttons. Our son’s favorite toy and teether was either the TV remote control or cordless phone.. Just seeing it caused him to salivate excitedly while reaching as if it was chocolate covered (that’s what my brain relates to.) The worst that could happen with these, if you weren’t paying close attention ...

  • 16 February

    No Limits

    BY LEANN DILBECK – We’re taught as small children to color within the lines – to stay within the margins.  We learn our parents’ rules, the school’s rules, and of course, girls have their own set of rules, but everywhere children look, there’s rules, margins, guidelines and we anticipate that one day when we achieve adulthood – all of those ...

  • 9 February

    Families are Targets

    BY LEANN DILBECK – To think of your family as the “hunted” is enough to spark every parent’s worst nightmare… but today’s traditional, God-centered families are under attack like never before by THE most cunning and evil enemy ever known. He seeks to devour families and everything they represent… they are a threat. In the cross-hairs are the very values ...

January, 2017

  • 26 January

    Gov. Hutchinson, ADE Launch Reading Initiative

    January 26, 2017 LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Asa Hutchinson and the Arkansas Department of Education are excited to announce the R.I.S.E. (Reading Initiative for Student Excellence) Arkansas reading initiative. R.I.S.E. Arkansas will build a culture of reading through stakeholder collaboration and provide additional instructional support to current and future teachers. “Reading and literacy skills are vital for success in the classroom and ...

  • 25 January

    Arming Our Children

    BY LEANN DILBECK – Children’s brains are like little sponges that seem to take in every single word and visual around them. And, just when you think they are not paying attention, and let something “slip,” we are quickly and humbly reminded of how keenly aware they always are. The brain’s retention at that age is remarkable. For me, it ...