Most Arkansas wouldn’t know 81-year-old John Williams if they saw him strolling Fayetteville’s Dickson Street. Yet they really do know him very well in their hearts and minds through his gifts of enduring and endearing music that virtually everyone across the planet recognizes.
Grounds to revoke?
I was waiting at week’s end to hear what Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality Director Teresa Marks will do with that ball bouncing in her court.
I’m still aghast and agog at the eloquent guest-writer essay by Newton County hog CAFO co-owner Jason Henson published on last Saturday’s Voices page.
While the Farm Service Agency was guaranteeing the federal loan to C&H Hog Farms and concluding the farm posed no significant environmental impact to the Buffalo National River, the state’s Department of Health was expressing concerns over polluting the river with dangerous pathogens from swine waste, according to a letter dated March 21, 2013.
Value of our moms
The record-setting snow and cold winds are long gone and Mother’s Day has arrived.
It was inevitable that forces intent on preserving the ecology of the pristine Buffalo River would challenge the government’s approval of that industrial hog farm at Mount Judea.
There was no way to know our annual May reunion would be a weekend assailed by three cold days of wind, rain and snow.
Our veterans suffer
Merciful father, will the rain of patient abuse and neglect at the veterans home in Fayetteville never end?
The vast meeting room inside Fayetteville’s Public Library was overflowing at the dinner hour Wednesday. Each seat was occupied.
If we somehow could meld creative Fayetteville and artistic Eureka Springs into a single vibrant community, this new “Fayettesprings” has a kindred city only a day’s drive west along Interstate 40.