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Solider Shares Poem... PDF Print E-mail
Written by Clarence H. Jones   


Viet Nam 1967 D-Company 1st Battalion 12th Infantry 4th Infantry Division

This poem was written by Master Sergeant Clarence H. Jones of Vicksburg, Mississippi and dedicated to all who have given their lives for the freedom of our country, The United States of America and the world. This Poem is intended to bring attention to the sacrifices made by the members of our armed Forces and their families, because we as Americans tend to forget and take lightly the freedom we enjoy today and to whom we as Americans should honor for that freedom.

SURELY THEY’LL BE PASSING BY
     (The Brave Men and Women of Yesteryear)

Last Updated ( May 29, 2011 at 01:59 AM )
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A Memorial Day Message To Remember... PDF Print E-mail
Written by Arkansas Free Press Staff   



(Picture Courtesy of Corey Parrish, U.S. Air Force)

WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz send the following Memorial Day message to the Airmen of the U.S. Air Force and their families:

Last Updated ( May 29, 2011 at 01:59 AM )
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Riverfest Crowds Sweet As Can Be PDF Print E-mail
Written by Tracy Crain   



An impressive crowd showed up for the opening night of Riverfest 2011. Arkansas Free Press staff were on hand to meet a few members of the crowd. More exclusive coverage to follow in the days ahead.

Last Updated ( May 29, 2011 at 01:23 AM )
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Central Arkansas Forecast May 27-30 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Tim Weatherguy McNeill   

Memorial Day weekend has arrived and that officially kicks off summertime. Be sure to take time this weekend to honor the military, both past and present, for protecting our freedoms in this country.

This weekend looks perfect for just about any outdoor activity. If you decide to join us for Riverfest, expect lots of sunshine, very seasonal temperatures, and very little in the way of rain. High pressure is moving into the region, which means a gradual warming cycle will occur early next week.

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Post Office Offers Fuel Tips, Helps Motorists Gear Up For Holiday PDF Print E-mail
Written by Arkansas Free Press Staff   



NATIONAL — With the largest civilian fleet in the world — more than 214,000 vehicles traveling more than 1.2 billion miles each year — the U.S. Postal Service knows a lot about vehicles and tire pressure.

Summer driving season is approaching and the Maintain Tire Pressure postage stamp helps remind motorists that proper tire pressure can help improve gas mileage. It’s one of the 16 Go Green Forever stamps issued by USPS.

Last Updated ( May 26, 2011 at 09:01 PM )
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Last Chance To See: Till Beth Do Us Part PDF Print E-mail
Written by Chris Boggs   

Community Theatre of Little Rock Presents Its Spring Comedy
“’Til Beth Do Us Part”
by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten

The Community Theatre of Little Rock presents its Spring production of "’Til Beth Do Us Part” May 27 and May 28 at 7:30 pm and May 29 at 2pm, at the Public Theatre, located at 616 Center Street, next to Horn’s in downtown Little Rock.  Admission is $14 for adults, $12 for military, students and seniors age 65 and over, $12 for groups of 10 or more, and free of charge for children age 6 and under.

 

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Five States Receive Funding to Turn Around Low Achievement PDF Print E-mail
Written by Arkansas Free Press Staff   

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that five states will receive funding to turn around their persistently lowest achieving schools through the School Improvement Grants (SIG) program. The funds are part of $546 million available to states for the SIG program in fiscal year 2010. In fiscal year 2009, states received a total of $3.5 billion for the SIG program.

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