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September, 2017

  • 8 September

    ‘Renewed Hope’ Report Shows Hope for Foster Care System

    SUBMITTED BY STATE REPRESENTATIVE JOHN MADDOX –  Often times, it takes years to see the full impact on legislation we pass. But then there are times, like this week, that we see how just a few changes in the law can make a difference in the lives of hundreds of children in a matter of weeks. The Arkansas Department of ...

  • 8 September

    State Studies Results of ACT Scores

    SUBMITTED BY THE OFFICE OF SENATOR LARRY TEAGUE –  LITTLE ROCK – The ACT is the most important standardized test for high school students in Arkansas, and every year parents and educators anticipate the releasing of test scores to see how our students are performing. In the past decade Arkansas students have shown steady improvement because more of them are ...

  • 6 September

    Through the Eyes of a Child

    BY LEANN DILBECK – This week is a very special week for our family. This week will mark five years that our family was restored after three years of brokenness.  Five years ago this week, our children’s and parent’s faithful prayers were answered. You all have allowed me to share our story so many times before so on this anniversary, ...

  • 1 September

    Use it… or lose it

    BY LEANN DILBECK – Ok, fellow mommies, we are now back into the swing of back to school schedules and I don’t know about all of you, but it’s a double-edged sword at my house. The return to routine and schedule, both welcomed … but I think we would all agree, schedules are so very unforgiving. Busyness seems to take ...

August, 2017

  • 2 August

    A Predator Among Us…

    BY LEANN DILBECK – I’ve generally always been an early riser, but over the last year, an insanely, frustratingly early riser… 4 a.m. early riser. My beloved Sophie girl, my fluffy, perky, adoringly loyal shih-tzu of almost 10 years was not… except for this one particular morning. I was cleaning out my refrigerator and she just looked at me with ...

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 ...