River stage: 13.65 ft. Falling
Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015
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Where are the birds? And squirrels? And deer?
Before we moved this past summer, we were used to looking out the windows of our home and seeing abundant wildlife. Most of you know that I am no fan of squirrels, having conducted a long and pointless battle with the furry-tailed rodents. I finally gave up when I realized that squirrels, with brains about the size of an unshelled black walnut, are more intelligent than humans, with brains about the size of a fully ripened Arkansas cantaloupe...
USS Cole anniversary
The short memories of many have led them to believe "The War on Terror" began with the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. This idea ignores the 1998 Al Qaeda bombings of the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, as well as the bombing of the destroyer USS Cole in Yemen in 2000...
With just over a year before the all-important presidential election, who could have imagined that the top two contenders in many polls are Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders? Seriously. Think about that for just a moment. Donald Trump, a boisterous businessman sadly short on specifics, and Bernie Sanders, a card-carrying socialist who believes our national problems stem from the lack of a larger federal government...
Saving Syria, saving Europe
Two major events in the Syrian Civil War have highlighted the abject failure of U.S. policies: the introduction of Russian combat power in support of the dictatorship of Bashar al Assad, and the humiliating collapse of U.S. efforts to train and equip Syrian rebels to fight both the Assad regime and the Islamic State...
Community outreach board plans events
The City of Jackson has four governing boards whose members are appointed by the mayor and approved by the board of aldermen. The purpose of the boards is outlined in the Jackson city code. The four boards are the planning and zoning commission, park board, zoning board of adjustment and the community outreach board. The board members are citizens of Jackson and each has assigned representatives from the board of aldermen and the city staff...
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