Monthly Archives: April 2013

Spring Brights Make For Easy Mixers

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Online Goodwill Hunting

By Emily Smith Warm, spring days set the perfect backdrop for pulling Crayola brights into the fashion forefront. Mixing saturated hues is easy when you anchor your outfit with black (or white.) This grass green, button-front dress contrasts perfectly with the juicy orange silk scarf used as a belt! TIP: Mixing your prints (checkered plaid…

It Can Happen Here

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Pipeline Rupture LTE

Dear Editor: Friday afternoon, March 29, Pegasus pipeline, an Exxon Mobil pipeline carrying Canadian crude oil, ruptured and sent thousands of barrels of oil, a yet “officially” undetermined amount, into the streets and onto the property of residents of Mayflower. The rupture also occurred dangerously close to Lake Conway, within 2 miles of the Arkansas…

Invest in Arkansans, Instead

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Investment LTE

Special Editorial By Mikel C. Lolley, ED of the Treadwell Institute Last week, Gov. Mike Beebe, Grant Tennille, and a cadre of expert advisers presented the first Economic Development Superfund Project under Amendment 82. The project is a $1.1 billion start-up steel mill, Big River Steel, LLC. The terms include $132 million worth of incentives…

Food Freedom

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Making Ripples

By Amanda Bancroft I’m not really a vegan, so you needn’t fear a long-winded lecture on the virtues of veganism. No, I’m not even a vegetarian anymore. Or an omnivore, or a flexitarian. But wait, don’t I have to technically fit into at least one of these labels? I certainly thought so, at one time….

The Unfineables

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Through this column we feature various library materials and services. However, one service that rarely gets featured is something unique to public libraries and arguably a driving force in their relevancy: free help…for practically anything. What does that look like? Read more for an insider’s view. To you, we may appear a coven of shy,…

Nothing Specialist

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By Rachel Birdsell I’ve been thinking about specialists a lot, lately. Specialists take a field of study, narrow it down to a particular branch, then climb out to the end of that branch and pick a leaf they fancy. They take that leaf and turn it over, upside down and then back again, and they…

Acclaimed L. Ron Hubbard Sci-Fi Award Goes To Fayetteville Writer

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Staff Report Twelve winning writers and twelve illustrators from around the globe — including Marina Lostetter of Fayetteville — will be honored during the 29th Annual L. Ron Hubbard Achievement Awards at the famed Wilshire Ebell Theatre, beginning at 6:30 p.m. April 14. Marina Lostetter resides in Fayetteville with her husband, Alex. Originally from Oregon,…