Opinion

Sliding to summer; focus turns to the tick

Sliding to summer; focus turns to the tick

As we slide in to summer or as some call it tick time, it might be important to focus on the tick part. We've had a mild winter, so at least in Bullfrog Valley we have had ticks active year round. There are five species of ticks found in Arkansas most of which are...

M & M & M & M

M & M & M & M

Stick with me on this. It’ s going somewhere, I promise. M&M candies were first produced in 1941, by a company owned in partnership by Forrest Mars, son of Mars Candy Company founder Frank Mars, and Bruce Murrie, son of Hershey Chocolate’ s then-president William...

Pea Ridge

Pea Ridge

Saturday morning I went down to see my momma’s (Wanda Duvall) and got the paper. I forgot to fill up her medicine boxes so I went back down there after the mail ran and filled her boxes. Sunday morning before I attended St. Joe Freewill Baptist Church I went down to...

Stress

Stress

Have you ever noticed that life might seem to be rolling along smoothly when, suddenly, a little speed bump appears. Many people take this right in stride as a normal part of life, which it is. They proceed as if nothing was unusual. Me? Heck, no! I internalize . . ....

Locked in the Cabinet

Last week our president held the first meeting of his entire cabinet, and, perhaps in character for a man in love with superlatives, it was the strangest cabinet of all time. According to the C-SPAN transcript, President Trump began with a rambling,...

Lions History

We installed officers of the Atkins Lions Club Thursday, and it caused me to review the various organizations that have provided service in Atkins. Lions at one time were the main group that sponsored events. The club goes back to the 1930s, when it was chartered. The...

Two of a Kind

Two of a Kind

I’m not sure it rises to the level of a confession, but I’ll freely make the admission that I’ve always had a problem telling John Lewis and Elijah Cummings apart. If you don’t follow the national news as obsessively as some of us do, you might not know that the two...

Scalability in Electrical Energy Generation

Scalability in Electrical Energy Generation

Scalability is the capacity to expand production as the need for additional power comes to the fore. A nuclear power plant can take years from the time of initial planning, permitting, and construction, whereas installation of solar panels for a home array will take...

The Gumlog

The Gumlog

As I concluded last week’s column, I had taken over full-time management of The Chronicle after serving in the Army for six months and started going to drills in the Reserve. There’s not much to report about the rest of my time as editor and manager. I struggled...

The Times it is A Changin’

The Times it is A Changin’

As is being explained and demonstrated in other areas of this issue, logistic and economic realities have made some substantial changes and consolidations necessary for both the Atkins and Dover weekly newspapers. Let’s first concentrate here, though, not on things...