Viewpoints

Striving to be a great city

Dear editor: Hot Springs has been working diligently toward putting this city high on a list of “places to visit.” We, as residents, have a responsibility to actively participate in achieving that goal. Representing our city in a positive light starts with respecting our community, people who visit the “Spa City,” but more importantly — ourselves.

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Day of Prayer Nov. 4

Dear editor: Save the date. Sunday, Nov. 4, is the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. Sadly among the most forgotten are the children, women and men who, in more than 50 countries around the world, are being beaten, imprisoned or even martyred for the crime of their faith in Jesus Christ.

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Mickey and the scientists

It was a recipe for incongruity: a conference of social scientists earlier this month at a swank resort only a hop, skip and jump from Disney World.

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All-American with big smile

If there is such a thing as being able to "smile" your way to success, I have a good candidate that I feel honored to be able to tell you about. His name is Lawson Pilgrim, a two-time All-American basketball player when he played basketball for Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas. Lawson came into my life several years ago when he was introduced to me by Cliff Garrison, who was Lawson's coach. Lawson was not only a winner on the court but he is also a winner in the game of life. His mama always told him, "Success comes from hard work." This is so true, and this principle has real-life application for any of us.

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Voter suppression is real

Dear editor: The Arkansas law requiring voters to present identification at the polls was recently upheld in court. Personally, I have no problem with the way the law is now. The state is even issuing free ID cards to those requesting them.

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