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[29 Sep 2011 | One Comment | 4,464 views]
John Robert Starr comments on the ‘Toe Suck Fairy’

Yes, it’s true — the infamous “Toe Suck Fairy” was back to his old tricks and has been caught yet again.
According to Reuters, 50-year-old Michael Robert Wyatt of Vilonia (Faulkner County) was arrested by officers from the Conway Police Department after he spent a few weeks allegedly approaching women in convenience stores and asking if he could suck their toes.
Ah, but this isn’t the first time Wyatt has been up to such shenanigans. He first acquired the nickname “Toe Suck Fairy” (a parody of the Toad Suck Ferry Lock and …

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[13 Dec 2010 | 5 Comments | 3,217 views]
Looking for work? Here are some local resources that might help

As anyone who has been paying attention is well aware, the economy is still a mess.
The Arkansas Department of Workforce Services reported the unemployment rate was 7.8 percent in October — up slightly over the 7.7 percent rate in September and up from 7.5 percent a year ago. Meanwhile, the national unemployment rate was 9.6 percent — down from 10.1 percent a year ago.
In short, Arkansas’ civilian workforce totals 1.34 million and 104,800 of those able-bodied employees are looking for jobs.
Beverly Smith, co-owner of Career Staffing Services (CSS) in North …