Scientific research takes many forms. For Drs. Karen and Marvin Fawley, that means crawling around the Warren Prairie on their stomachs, searching for tiny plants with the unwieldy name Geocarpon minimum, a small leafy plant no more than a quarter-inch tall. The Fawleys call it “belly botany” and while the technique may sound odd – and a little uncomfortable – it’s yielding big results. Geocarpon minimum has been federally classified as endangered and is … Continued
A magnificent sunrise is quickly shrouded by low clouds Saturday morning at Lake Monticello. Photo by Mark Cater, Cater Digital Arts, of Monticello.
It’s not everyday that the descendant of an American literary giant stops by for a visit, but the grandson of Ernest Hemingway recently visited the Dumas home of Joe and Nancy Wilkin to learn more about his grandfather’s hunting trip to Southeast Arkansas where he was a guest on Wilkin’s father’s houseboat. In late 1932 and early 1933, Ernest Hemingway was the guest of Wilkin’s late father, J.A. Wilkin, a well-known professional duck guide, cattleman … Continued
Introduction: On Saturday, February 24, 2007, a series of tornadoes from one parent supercell ripped across Southeast Arkansas. One of the largest, categorized as an EF-3, carried winds exceeding 140 miles per hour. It cut through the heart of Dumas, injuring 28 people and leaving many residents homeless and jobless. It destroyed 25 businesses and 19 homes and damaged 65 others. A community building sustained major damage, as well as a 20-unit assisted living center. … Continued
Often cited as the foundation of modern emergency medical services, this year EMS recognizes the 50th anniversary of the groundbreaking whitepaper, Accidental Death and Disability. The paper, released by the National Academy of Sciences in 1966, assessed the mortality and injury rate among civilians during a time in which the number of people killed on the nation’s roadways was near epidemic proportions. The findings and recommendations in the report led to the development of … Continued
When Kristi Ridgell took a job as the district’s elementary school principal two years ago, she walked into many responsibilities, giving multi-tasking a new meaning. She is the district superintendent, elementary school principal, pre-kindergarten director, parent coordinator, and she oversees the district’s 21st Century Grant. “I am a hard worker and very determined,” Ridgell said. “I give it my all at everything I do. I can multi-task.” Ridgell, who holds a master’s degree in … Continued
A Bradley County centenarian celebrated her 100th birthday singing and dancing with more than 180 friends and family members. Among Alice J. Henderson’s well wishers were President Barack Obama and Gov. Asa Hutchinson, who sent proclamations. Warren Mayor Bryan Martin and Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Pastor Eddie Hampton, who attended the celebration, also issued proclamations in her honor. To mark the occasion, which was celebrated at her church and at a huge party at … Continued