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[2 Jun 2013 | No Comment | 1,699 views]
Week in Review (May 26-June 1)

It’s the start of a new week, so that means it’s time to take a look at what went on last week here at First Arkansas News through our Week in Review series. It would be an outright tragedy if our tens of fans missed a post or two, so we rehash revisit our most resent stories as a matter of convenience. And, oh yes, we covered a lot of ground last week — we did a little something to honor veterans on Memorial Day, paid a visit to the …

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[26 May 2013 | One Comment | 2,582 views]
Memorial Day OTR: Fibber McGee and Molly ‘The War is not Almost Over’

Here’s a dandy bonus for the tens of fans of our Weekend OTR series in observance of Memorial Day. That’s right — we’re posting an extra episode this weekend in hopes of giving everyone a chance to remember that Memorial Day means a lot more than an extra day off work.
For this episode, we’re digging into the vaults of Fibber McGee & Molly — a program that had more World War II-related story lines than perhaps any comedy during the Golden Age of Radio . In fact, author Mickey Smith …

Holiday OTR, Old time radio (OTR), Weekend OTR »

[30 May 2011 | 2 Comments | 2,406 views]
Holiday OTR: Great Gildersleeve — Memorial Day Parade

Happy Memorial Day to all. Make sure to fire up that grill, thank a veteran for his or her service to this country, kick back and enjoy the holiday.
With any luck, you’re reading this while enjoying a day off from work and have a little time to take in today’s Great Gildersleeve episode.  If not, go ahead and celebrate by listening to a classic old time radio episode, anyway. Take a break. You deserve it. The Man might be able to deprive you of a holiday, but he can’t completely …

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[28 May 2011 | One Comment | 2,757 views]
Holiday OTR: Norman Corwin — On a Note of Triumph

It’s time for the weekend so that means we’ve got another installment in our Weekend OTR series ready here at First Arkansas News.
Of course, we’re sticking with a holiday theme seeing how this is Memorial Day Weekend. In observance of the holiday, then, we’ve selected a fascinating episode — Norman Corwin’s highly dramatic special that was released after Germany surrendered to the Allies. The thing rolls on for about an hour, but this episode is hard to beat for those who are curious about how Americans viewed the Nazis after years …

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[22 May 2011 | One Comment | 2,979 views]
‘Click It or Ticket’ to return Monday

If you’re not already, it’s time to fasten those seatbelts.
The Arkansas State Police announced last week that Monday, they will be joining the national “Click It or Ticket” campaign.
According to a press release from the state police, the event will run May 23-June 5.
Coordinated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the campaign is a national effort to encourage motorists to obey the law and buckle up, both day and night.
Arkansas’s mobilization efforts encompass state, county and city law enforcement all working overtime to emphasize the importance of consistent …

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[29 May 2010 | One Comment | 1,551 views]
What’s Memorial Day without some great recipes?

Memorial Day weekend is upon us, and it’s been awhile since I put some recipes on this site.
So here are a couple to go with all of that BBQ meat you will be grilling this weekend.
First off is my pasta salad – it’s a change from the ordinary macaroni salad.
Pasta Salad
* 2 boxes of Suddenly Salad Caesar pasta salad mix
* 1 cup of your favorite Italian dressing
* 1 lb of salami cubed
* 2 cups of cherry tomatoes, halved
* 8 oz of mozzarella cheese cut into cubes – now I always …