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October, 2019

  • 23 October

    Boozman Recognizes Arkansas Hunters

    WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR), a member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), recognized the environmental stewardship of Arkansas sportsmen and women in a hearing examining the impacts of disease on wildlife conservation and management. According to a recent study by the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, an estimated 58.8 percent or $3.3 billion ...

  • 23 October

    Reflections From History & Faith

    Abigail and John – Contributed by Jeff Olson Our nation’s founding era was not just about our founders and the many events of which they were a vital part. It was also about their spouses and families, and how their love and support played a key role. The contributions of women during America’s War of Independence were indispensable and have ...

  • 16 October

    Reflections From History & Faith

    The Church and Ideology By Jeff Olson When the Church was born through Jesus Christ, He gave her an identity and a mission; a mission which He knew would be a challenge and be challenged from the get-go. He also knew then that the world would continue to compete with the Church for the heart and soul of man and ...

  • 9 October

    Michael Povey: A Right Honorable Gentleman

    Once in a while you meet someone who stands out from the rest. Someone who, though they may not be a part of your every day life they make your life better just by knowing them. Michael Povey has done that for me, and if you have met him he has likely done the same for you. He usually arrives ...

  • 9 October

    Reflections From History & Faith

    Christopher Columbus Revisited By Jeff Olson Like many of you, as a child I learned about Christopher Columbus as the man who sailed the ocean blue in 1492. Much of what has been said and written about him by contemporary critics has been incomplete, fictional, historically and contextually obscured, and even disparaging to his actual identity. To move beyond these ...

  • 2 October

    Reflections From History & Faith

    “…the hand of God…” By Jeff Olson In looking back on the history of our great nation, there have been ordinary Americans who contributed in extraordinary ways to the freedom and future of our country. With some of these patriots, the extraordinary was inspired and guided by their religious faith as much or more than love of country or even ...

September, 2019

  • 25 September

    Reflections From Faith and History

    The American Legion Centennial – by Jeff Olson Over a week ago, as I sat down to decide the subject for this week’s column, my research uncovered the fact that America’s largest wartime veterans service organization was celebrating its centennial on that day, September 16. Though you are reading about this milestone one week later, it is nevertheless important that ...

  • 18 September

    Governor Hutchinson and U.S. Secretary Perdue Sign Shared-Stewardship Agreement

    LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson and United States Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Shared Stewardship today during a ceremony at the Arkansas Department of Agriculture. The MOU establishes a framework for the participating agencies to work more closely together to accomplish mutual goals, further common interests, and effectively respond to ecological challenges ...

  • 18 September

    The Tale of The Twig Girdler

    BY Polk County Extension Office I’ve already had a few cases of these brought in to the office, so I thought I would tell the tale of the twig girdler. Let me start….About this time every year, homeowners report that their pecans, hickory, and other hardwood trees are losing branches, sometimes several every day. Is it a squirrel? Is it ...

  • 18 September

    Reflections From Faith and History

    Immigration Revisited -by Jeff Olson During the past several months and years, we have been hearing and reading quite a lot about the need for immigration reform in our country. The arguments, and the passion which characterize them, are likely familiar to many of us and it has come well past the point that we are ready for the rhetoric ...