The national journalism “public interest” organization known as ProPublica has researched and published a story revealing how the federal stimulus money was distributed to each county in the United States, including those in Arkansas. I say good for this group. Seems to me that responsibility should have fallen with a metro newspaper back east. But [...]View Post
A group is trying to get the Benton County wet/dry question on the Nov. 6 ballot. Keep Dollars in Benton County is trying to legalize retail alcohol sales in the county. The group received initial funding from Sam Walton’s grandsons Steuart and Tom Walton. Their father, Jim Walton, is on Walmart’s board of directors and [...]View Post retail
“Come Fly Away,” a Broadway touring show that pairs the music of Frank Sinatra with the choreography of Twyla Tharp, will be on stage tonight for one show only at the Arkansas Best Corp. Performing Arts Center at the Fort Smith Convention Center. Classics like “Luck Be a Lady,” “Fly Me to the Moon,” “Body and [...]View Post
A news release says Rep. Randy Forbes, (R-VA), contends the Air Force removed the logo several weeks ago from the Rapid Capabilities Office, which included a Latin line reading: “Doing God’s Work with Other People’s Money.” But following a complaint by the Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers that phrase was [...]View Post
Moved to a front burner in the nation’s economic woes are all the defaults in student loans that may turn out to be the next crisis-level challenge to face America. Studies show a worrisome leap in the number of student loan defaults of late. Lots of people are just walking away from their contractual obligations [...]View Post
Did you see where it cost Judy Robinson, of the Arkansas Forestry Commission, a two-time Most Valuable Employee” of that agency over the years, $2.88 cents to be canned(official version: laid off) from her position? Yep. You read that correctly. Pretty unbelievable, actually it’s downright shocking, that she would get her walking papers through the mail [...]View Post Bryan King, John Shannon, judy Robinson
Deceptions do have consequences. I found myself scratching my head after reading the Northwest Arkansas Times story the other day about Marilyn Heifner, executive director of the Fayetteville Advertising and Promotion Commission admitting that she fibbed about the counter offer being made for the lease and purchase of the Old Post Office building on the [...]View Post Greg Harton, Marilyn Heifner
The index of citizen dependancy on the government dole in America rising faster and higher than that missile fired from underwater off the West Coast two years back. Remember that still unsolved mystery? In fact, the Heritage Foundation says 67 million of us today are counting on some form of federal program for [...]View Post Heritage Foundation
Glen Campbell, the “Rhinestone Cowboy,” will visit the Walton Arts Center in late April. I hope he rides in on a horse.
Arkansas native Glen Campbell may be making a last run, but he’s going at full speed as he does.
The country musician and actor was diagnosed with the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease many months ago. He then announced he would go on a final tour, which, thankfully, now includes a stop in Fayetteville on April 27. He will perform at the Walton Arts Center, it was announced Wednesday.
You can watch Campbell this Sunday (Feb. 12) as he performs at the Grammy Awards with The Band Perry and Blake Shelton. Campbell will also receive the Grammy organization’s lifetime achievement award.
Tickets to Campbell’s upcoming show at the Walton Arts Center go on sale at 9 a.m. Thursday (Feb. 16). Tickets range from $43-$79 and are available by calling 443-5600 or through the venue’s website.View Post alzheimer, arkansas, band, blake-shelton, center, early, glen campbell, grammy performers, perry, shelton, tickets, venue
The Arkansas Crisis Center will host an orientation for new volunteers from 10 a.m. to noon tomorrow (Feb. 11) at their offices at 614 E. Emma Ave. in Springdale. Volunteers will learn about the center’s programs and services, clients served and how volunteers are able to help. 756-1995 or www.arcrisis.orgView Post crisis center, training, volunteer