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Arkansas Loses A Leader

Apr 04, 2015 12:45pm

Arkansas recently lost a leader. John Paul Hammerschmidt, a man who dramatically reshaped Arkansas in his twenty-six years of service as a Congressman from the 3rd District, passed away.

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Letter Strom-Pyle

Mar 17, 2015 10:48am

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The Costs Of Minimum Wage

Dec 23, 2014 2:59pm

In the recent election, the Arkansas Minimum Wage Initiative, or Issue 5, passed to raise the current state minimum wage to $7.50 per hour on Jan. 1, 2015, to $8 per hour on Jan. 1, 2016, and to $...

2014 Wrap-Up And Previewing 2015

Dec 22, 2014 2:07pm

As we prepare to kick-off 2015 and the excitement and promise of a New Year, it’s important to look back at what we’ve accomplished. I want to highlight some of the work we’ve done, recognize some...

Keystone A Jumpstart For Economy

Dec 19, 2014 4:15pm

In a recent survey sent to more than 30,000 Arkansans, I asked what issues the new majority in the Senate should focus on in the upcoming 114th Congress. Participants told me that one of their top...

Tis The Season To Shop Safely

Dec 12, 2014 1:45pm

The days of driving to the store and waiting in line to buy the perfect Christmas present are fading. In today’s world of e-commerce, we rely more on the Internet to cross off our Christmas lists...

Survey Says …

Dec 05, 2014 12:00pm

If you subscribe to my email newsletter, you know that I asked Arkansans what issues need to be a priority in the 114th Congress. The results are in and I want to share them with you.

The...

Immigration Executive Order Is Presidential Overreach

Nov 28, 2014 4:53pm

After months of threatening to act unilaterally, President Obama has announced his plans to grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants through executive order.

His plan is misguided and...

Support Small Business: Shop Locally

Nov 21, 2014 12:36pm

Christmas commercials are a reminder that the holiday season is here. If your list of things to do looks my wife Cathy’s, it includes putting up decorations, baking and shopping. As we look for...

Thanks For Responding, Caring

Nov 19, 2014 12:20pm

We would like to express our appreciation and gratitude to the dedicated volunteers from Sugar Grove, Dry Creek and surrounding communities. Thanks to the Logan County Sheriff’s Department, First...

A Prison, And Other Thoughts

Nov 19, 2014 12:20pm

I read last week that we are not interested in a 1,000-bed prison unit that would bring jobs and tax money for ones needing to work. However, “we the people, by the people” should have the...

A Salute To Local Library

Nov 11, 2014 5:08pm

It was ironic that the Wednesday, October 29th edition would include an article about Bridget Williams, the new librarian at the Booneville Library, as I had already begun writing a letter to the...

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