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Computer science classes increase

Accelerated nursing program instituted

Subscriber onlyLITTLE ROCK -- Since the legislature enacted a law in 2015 that requires Arkansas high schools to offer computer science, the number of students in computer classes has increased by 460 percent. Continue reading...

Government budget needs cooperation from all

Subscriber onlyIf you remember that this report is written a week or at least several days before you read it in the paper, it doesn't sound so much like old news. But the big topic in our nation's capitol this week is a budget to keep our government functioning. When I think of all the people and businesses who are affected by a "shut-down" and consider the very simple reality that everyone in government knows when the existing budget runs out, I can't help wondering "why?" How can supposedly responsible people we elected from all across our nation allow a condition, or circumstance, of this kind to come about? What have we done wrong that has allowed selfish, egotistical, partisan politics to run our country? Continue reading...

Wright promoted to director

Santa to read to children

Subscriber onlyGreetings Library, family! Continue reading...

State helps fund school facilities

Subscriber onlyLITTLE ROCK -- Since its creation in 2005, the state's program to pay for school facilities has paid local school districts more than $930 million and committed to paying $283 million by the end of 2019. Continue reading...

Remembering a 1940s Christmas

Subscriber onlyThe 1940s are memorable to me for several reasons. Continue reading...

Age provides a different perspective

Subscriber onlyMaybe the greatest benefit to growing old (or older) is that it gives us a reference point for change. If we remember how things "were," we can compare them to what we see now and make some personal judgments about our progress -- either good or bad. We can do that in our society today as we try to compare various elements of our lives now to how we believe they were some period of time ago recognizing they are subjective opinions. Having passed the 80-year threshold, I remember the World War II era, but not the "Great Depression" of the late '20s. I remember my first paying job as a farm worker and a relatively brief Air Force career as an enlisted man, seeking a college degree, marriage, starting a family, choosing a working career, etc. Continue reading...

Community support encourages

Subscriber onlyCommunity support is heart-warming. Continue reading...