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Moments in time

• On Dec. 10, 1690, a near-mutiny forces the Massachusetts Bay Colony to issue the first paper currency in the Western Hemisphere. Soldiers were typically paid in coins, but shortages forced armies to temporarily issue IOUs — in one case, in the form of cut-up playing cards.

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HISTORY MINUTE

In what has most certainly been one of the most unusual years in memory, the nation will mark Thanksgiving once again on this Fourth Thursday in November. It is part of a long tradition that has spanned many generations.

The Cost of Hunting

Hunting is a broad subject. I went hunting for Elk once and easily spent $2,000 for one trip to the mountains. Most of the hunting around south Arkansas is centered around deer season. This statement will offend the passionate duck hunters but to most people duck hunting is a rich man’s sport. Regardless, for the sake of this discussion we will limit the discussion to deer hunting.

HISTORY MINUTE

HISTORY MINUTE

Betty Flanagan Bumpers made the position of First Lady of Arkansas more than just a ceremonial position. Through her efforts, she launched a movement that saved countless lives across the country by promoting the importance of vaccinations.

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