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What’s Left?

Jul 13th, 2016 | By | Category: Opinion

This has been a devastating time in our city and our nation this past week. The nation has suffered two more tragic deaths of black men and then a sniper killed five police officers in Dallas. In our city, along with that devastating news, a young 18-mo. old was killed by a gun in his/her […]



What’s Left?

Jul 6th, 2016 | By | Category: Opinion

We all had a great time at the city’s 4th of July event last night! It was very well attended and especially by children. I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many kids at this event in past years. There were 3 water features there and the kids were loving it. And, oddly enough, it […]



What’s Left?

Jun 29th, 2016 | By | Category: Opinion

As I am writing this (Tues. afternoon) my sister is in surgery at UAMS. I heard from my niece that the leg surgery was finished and went well. She just had to have some necrotic tissue removed (dead skin) and then just sew together the good skin. The possibly lengthy surgery – which is now […]



What’s Left?

Jun 22nd, 2016 | By | Category: Opinion

I will begin by giving you an update of my sister. She will have surgery this coming Tuesday on her arm and leg – at the same time. Thankfully, she insisted that both of these surgeries should be done at the same time. She didn’t want to have two more surgeries and two more general […]



What’s Left?

Jun 8th, 2016 | By | Category: Opinion

Well – I believe summer is actually here! Temps in the high 80’s and no rain for the rest of this week! Great for swimming! I hope lots of the kids are having fun at our city pool! Summer is the time to spend time with family – and pets – and do those things […]



What’s Left?

Jun 1st, 2016 | By | Category: Opinion

Last night I watched “Charlie Rose” on PBS. He had as a guest David Brooks – a columnist for The New York Times. It was a re-run from March 28th of this year – which I had actually seen – but I remembered it was an interesting interview and watched it again. Mr. Brooks was […]



What’s Left?

May 25th, 2016 | By | Category: Opinion

Our kids got out of school this past Monday! Yea, summer! I know the kids are happy and the parents are – well – some are happy – some might not be….but hopefully, the kids will find some entertaining things and educational things to do this summer. Look on Page 8 for the summer book […]



What’s Left?

May 18th, 2016 | By | Category: Opinion

I hope that you are having a great week! Last Friday night I attended BHS graduation. I don’t know how many that makes for me – counting my own – but I know I have only missed one that I can remember (someone else covered it for me) – since 1990. So -I have seen […]



What’s Left?

May 11th, 2016 | By | Category: Opinion

A friend of mine emailed this to me – author unknown: Most of our generation of 50+ were HOME SCHOOLED, and, this is how that happened.   1. My mother taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB DONE WELL. “If you’re going to kill each other, do it outside. I, just, finished cleaning.”   2. My […]



What’s Left?

May 4th, 2016 | By | Category: Opinion

This Sunday is Mother’s Day! I hope you have plans – big or small – to let your mom know how important she is to you. I know – as the years go by- how important my mother is to me and our whole family. Not to say she is perfect – she would agree […]