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December 13, 2018

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Rancorous first glimpse of new Trump-Dem dynamic

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump's first encounter with newly empowered congressional Democrats produced a striking Oval Office display that revealed how ill-prepared he is for the biggest political challenge of his presidency.

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The best of George

The first vote I ever cast was for Jimmy Carter, thereby making my particular evidentiary contribution to the idea that the 26th Amendment was a mistake.

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‘Thanks’ to a great leader

Dear editor: Wednesday, through technology, we participated in the memorial service to President 41, G.H.W. Bush. The beauty, noble breadth, majesty and sincerity touched all who were able to watch.

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Davis reception set

Dear editor: We would like to invite everyone to a retirement reception honoring County Judge Rick Davis for his dedicated service to all the citizens of Garland County.

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If you can’t win, cheat

Dear editor: I guess it’s best if you can’t win fairly, cheat. The Republicans are going national with that mantra. It’s unfortunate that it will destroy our country as a democracy.

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Arkansas People First

Dear editor: Starting in January of 2019, the Arkansas People First Hot Springs Chapter is planning to change the meeting time from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and we are continuing to have the meetings on the third Thursday of each month at 621 Albert Pike.

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From skeptic to believer

Dear editor: It is interesting that as the United Nations’ climate change conference began Sunday, Dec. 2, that recent research by various groups indicate the growing dangers of climate change. There are still many skeptical of the role human activity plays in this, including our president, a good number of the GOP Congress and even some Democrats.

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‘Thanks’ from P.H.O.E.B.E.

Dear editor: With great excitement for the coming year and the Nov. 15 event hosted by The Fun City Chorus at the Historic Visitors Chapel AME Church, we say “thank you” and “Happy Holidays.” The board, staff and volunteers of People Helping Others Excel By Example (P.H.O.E.B.E.) want you and our community to share in the excitement of a successful special event.

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Road animals

I have been doing quite a bit of traveling lately. I'm driving back and forth to Texarkana a couple of times each week. I must say that the highways and byways between here and Texarkana are very similar to a jungle with all of the different drivers on the roads.

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Caregivers are special people

Back in 1976, I wrote and published a little booklet titled "How to Plan Your Life" for school and college use only. This booklet was designed to help students touch all the bases by answering questions like, "Where am I?", "Is it possible for me?," "Where do I start?," "Now what?," and "Is that all there is to it?" We also wanted to make sure they had every opportunity to be successful in these four major areas of life: Spiritual, Family, Work or School, and Income. However, at that time in life, I really did not know how important it was to plan, especially in the later stages of life.

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Swamp water

Dear editor: Well, it didn’t take long for Twiddle Dee and Dum to chime in. Dum couldn’t figure out how I knew who John was Rag N on. I don’t know maybe it was all the seething rage that came through loud and clear, maybe it was the shot he took at Christians which he likes to do from time to time in his other letters. All I know is one needn’t be a Mensa member to figure it out.

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Shame on government

Dear editor: Saturday’s article about Magic Springs being fined for labor violations disturbed me. First, Magic Springs is a great employer and a mainstay of our local economy. As a teenager, I was thrilled to get my first job there. They employ a lot of young people, and it was a great environment to work in.

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Build that wall

Dear editor: I don’t know about everyone else, but I’m ready to get this wall built — just as soon as the check from Mexico clears the bank.

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History repeats itself

Dear editor: Regarding the letter of dear editor entitled "Trump doesn't get it": neither do most people blaming Trump for it. When we forget history we are doomed to repeat it. The Bible is the best history book in the world. It's the most accurate and doesn't change.

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