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Updated Jul 30, 2015 at 12:03 PM

As I get older, I am finding it much more difficult to understand just exactly what it was about summer that I looked forward to each year as a child. Today, even with air-conditioning, the heat is oppressive making it very difficult to enjoy even the least amount of outdoor activity.

Updated Jul 23, 2015 at 2:51 PM

Let me go on record saying that the good benefits of social media far outweigh the bad but there are times I personally feel that it can do some real harm. Such was the case last week prior to the countywide special election regarding funding for...

Updated Jul 23, 2015 at 2:44 PM

Dear America, I remember when you embraced the differences of your people as your strength. Your melting pot, however, has melted and burned the very men and women who have protected you since 1776. When a Muslim terrorist gunned four of your...

Updated Jul 23, 2015 at 2:40 PM

Over 130 years ago in "Life on the Mississippi" Mark Twain wrote, "Helena occupies one of the prettiest situations on the Mississippi River.” Indeed, Helena does occupy a special spot on the river and is a beautiful Mississippi River Delta...

Updated Jul 16, 2015 at 12:15 PM

“Big Brother is watching you.” That particular phrase from George Orwell's 1949 novel “1984” is frequently used in literature, movies and TV to emphasize too much government and political interference. Written just prior to...

Updated Jul 16, 2015 at 11:51 AM

Living in Helena now for three years, I still say is one of the best decisions I have made in my life. I was shocked three years ago with the lack of traffic on Cherry Street, the overgrown lots, the buildings falling in, and the general lack of any...

Updated Jul 9, 2015 at 2:28 PM

“How rude!” That was the catchphrase of one of the youngsters on the situation comedy “Full House” a few years back whenever someone cut her off sharply or tended to ignore her presence. I was tempted to utter that phrase...

Updated Jul 2, 2015 at 11:19 AM

“Saturday in the park, I think it was the Fourth of July…Saturday in the park, everyday's the Fourth of July.”

Updated Jun 25, 2015 at 12:12 PM

Children could teach us a lot of valuable lessons if we would only pay closer attention. But somehow adults are so caught up in a world consisting of things like making a living and impressing their neighbors and co-workers they never notice the...

Updated Jun 18, 2015 at 11:39 AM

Biologically speaking, almost all red-blooded males can become a father. A greeting card my daughter Christina gave me for Father's Day a few years ago stated, “It takes someone special to be a daddy.”

Updated Jun 11, 2015 at 11:35 AM

On April 30, 2013, the Phillips County Jail officially closed its doors after failing to pass inspection because of several serious violations. As a result, 60 inmates from the 75-bed facility were transferred to jails in neighboring counties such...

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