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[15 Jan 2011 | No Comment | 1,167 views]
Week in review (1/9-1/15)

It was quite a busy week here at First Arkansas News.
There was so much going on, in fact, that it wouldn’t be a surprise if some of our regular readers missed a thing or two. It’s a true shame to miss an article or two, so we’ve made it easy for people to keep up with the latest posts on this site. You can follow First Arkansas News through our RSS feed, on Facebook, through Twitter or through daily email updates (click the appropriate link to keep up through any …

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[14 Jan 2011 | One Comment | 1,591 views]
Weekend OTR: Red Ryder — Selling Horses to the Army

The weekend is here and we all know what that means — another installment in the Weekend OTR series here at First Arkansas News.
This week we’ve got a Red Ryder episode for you from way on back in 1945. We’re talking about a cultural icon here, folks. The famed Red Ryder character has been in comic strips, comic books on television and (of course) on an old time radio show. Furthermore, the BB gun is central to A Christmas Story, that holiday classic in which poor Ralphie obsesses over the …