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Letters from home – Remembering the Arkansans of the ‘Great War,’ 100 years later

In 1917, the world was in unprecedented chaos, with 14 nations warring with each other over land, air and sea. For three years, Americans had been following news of brutal trench warfare, dazzling dogfights, stealthy U-boats and deadly mustard gas, wondering if they would be in the thick of it soon. And then they were.

A friend in need – fans and friends support ailing music legend Sleepy LaBeef

Rockabilly pioneer Sleepy LaBeef has devoted fans and friends, and they demonstrated that in full force at a benefit concert last month at Ward in Lonoke County. LaBeef, a native of Smackover who now lives in Springdale, and his wife, Linda, have recently been battling health issues. For Linda, it was pancreatic cancer, and for

Remembering the heroes of 1943 B-17 bomber crash

As our nation commemorates Memorial Day this month, consider visiting the Grant County Veterans Memorial Park at Sheridan. The memorial site honors the nine airmen whose Boeing B-17F Flying Fortress crashed in Sheridan in 1943 and is located at the crash site of the World War II bomber. The park’s centerpiece is a life size