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February, 2017

  • 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 ...

  • 18 January

    One in a Million

    BY LEANN DILBECK – Every good little Christian child who was brought up in church hits that point when their faith becomes their own. For me, I was 25. I had known and loved the Lord from an early age and always desired to do right but having no real hardships or tragedies in my life deprived me of learning ...

  • 13 January

    Governor’s State of the State

    LITTLE ROCK – Governor Hutchinson’s weekly radio address can be found in MP3 format and downloaded HERE. This week’s Column and Radio Address is the Governor’s State of the State Address to a Joint Session of the 91st General Assembly on January 10, 2017.   Thank you, and I salute you as well. It is good to be back with ...

  • 11 January

    My Last 500 Days

    BY LEANN DILBECK – That “aha” moment… when you know your time is running out. The once tiniest human in our home is now the tallest; and the one that we all call when we can’t reach something… the one that used to rely on his daddy to lift him above his head and fly with the angel to put ...

  • 4 January

    Gov. Hutchinson Approves Plant Board’s Amendment to the Pesticide Use and Restriction Regulation (“Dicamba Rule”); Tasks Board to Provide Clear Rules on Approval Process for New Technologies

    LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today sent a letter to the chairman of the Arkansas State Plant Board approving the board’s proposed amended regulation entitled Pesticide Use and Restriction. The Governor closely analyzed the three following issues as they were the most frequently referenced in his meetings and in public comments: (1) whether the Plant Board should completely ban dicamba ...

December, 2016

  • 21 December

    Year in Review

    BY US SENATOR DR. JOHN BOOZMAN –  As the 114th Congress comes to an end and we turn the page on 2016 it’s time to reflect on the achievements that will make a difference in the lives of Arkansans and all Americans. Earlier this year, the Washington Examiner reported that the Republican-led Senate is “passing bills at a rate that ...