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[28 Nov 2010 | 2 Comments | 2,939 views]
Arkansas Author: Bob Burns

Let’s meet Dr. Bob Burns, retired community college president. Burns wrote the book An American Dream Comes True (a community college president’s memoir), published by York Publishing Group, based on his experiences at NorthWest Arkansas Community College, where he was the founding president. Burns now lives in Sherwood after retiring from the Bentonville-based college nearly a decade ago. He served at NWACC from 1990 to 2002 and was known for his hard work and drive to help others succeed. Burns recently shared his thoughts on his book with First Arkansas …

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[24 Sep 2010 | One Comment | 1,900 views]
Weekend OTR — Bob Burns Show

It should come as no surprise that old time radio personalities from the Natural State are viewed favorably here at First Arkansas News.
While Lum and Abner are generally the sentimental favorites in these parts, comedian Bob Burns deserves some attention, as well. The Van Buren native is perhaps best known for his invention of the bazooka (a ridiculous instrument made from a whiskey funnel and a couple of pipes and, yes, the namesake of a tank-bashing weapon from World War II) and portraying the more backward elements of rural Arkansas.
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