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Consumer Alert: Auto recalls causing headaches

Oct 07, 2015 5:23am

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), approximately 1.3 million consumers are potentially affected by more than 50 recalls that have been announced for vehicles...

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Master Gardener: Ornamentals for shade gardens

May 20, 2015 3:05am

Those of us who have owned our homes long enough see a gradual change in the landscape over the course of the years - trees grow, hedges mature - and yard that was once in full light has areas now...

When it comes to money couples need to be partners

May 13, 2015 3:06am

When it comes to tying the knot, couples need to be sure that love and money can mix.

According to a survey by the National Endowment for Financial Education and 69 percent of...

DHS seeking donations for foster children in the area

May 13, 2015 3:06am

Caseworkers say that children often come into foster care without even basic items like toothbrushes or clean socks and underwear. So the Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS) Division of...

Credit vs. pay-as-you-go: What’s better for your finances?

May 13, 2015 3:06am

In an effort to kept debt at bay, many consumers go through life paying as they go rather than relying on credit.

According to, 63 percent of millennials — the group aged 18-29...

Master Gardener: Talking about blackberries

May 13, 2015 3:06am

These days blueberries get a lot of the PR about being a healthy fruit. An overlooked fruit however, the blackberry, also has considerable health benefit.

Depending on, variety, blackberries...

Consumer Alert: Your identity is stolen. Now what?

May 13, 2015 3:06am

Identity thieves can hit at any time, wrecking your financial integrity. According to the Federal Trade Commission’s Consumer Sentinel Network, nearly 2,500 Arkansans filed ID theft complaints in...

Potluck: Let’s bake mom a cake

May 07, 2015 6:08am

Sunday is Mother’s Day, and I think we ought to bake Mom a cake.

We could also send her a card. I like cards, but my daughter, Lonnette, thinks they are so yesterday.

Thankfully, my...

Letter carries will be collecting food Saturday

May 06, 2015 3:05am

Saturday, the National Association of Letter Carriers, United States Postal Service, Feeding America and other partners are asking area residents to help Stamp Out Hunger.

The annual food...

Consumer Alert: Be cautious when helping with international disasters

May 06, 2015 3:05am

A recent report in ranks Arkansas as one of the top 10 states for charitable giving in 2014 and many Arkansans will continue that trend by helping those in Nepal who are...

Master Gardener: May gardening tasks

May 05, 2015 9:09am

Send your houseplants on a “summer vacation” by moving them outdoors for the summer. Do it gradually as their foliage has to adjust to stronger light conditions outdoors. Fertilize them twice...

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