Every Day Life

What’s a Hippie?

What’s a Hippie?

Fireworks and food, sparklers and bottle rockets, patriotism and the red, white and blue… festivities ring out all over the country for days before Independence Day, and several days after. It’s one of my favorite holidays and equally beloved by my son. He, along with nearly all children, loves the excitement that comes from watching […]

July 1, 2016 | By More

Backyard Living

Sowing seeds of a family legacy

Sowing seeds of a family legacy

It was one of the last weekly lunches I remember sharing with my mom before her fight with cancer took a downward turn. Sitting together in the City Mall, I ate my egg roll salad and Mom nibbled at her chicken salad sandwich from Nothing Fancy. Conversation buzzed all around us but, as it was […]

June 1, 2016 | By More

Outdoors

Little Lives of the Creek

Little Lives of the Creek

My first memories of a creek trace back to Hacker’s Creek. Hacker’s is a transition for water draining from semi-spirited rapids in the Ozark hills to the somber brown might of the Arkansas River. Topography is the deciding influence for a creek’s personality, and Hacker’s reflects the gentler rolling hills and long stretches of flatland […]

July 1, 2016 | By More

Community Commerce

Farm Bureau Arkansas

Farm Bureau Arkansas

The Pope County Farm Bureau Insurance office sits alone off Parkway. The front double doors lead you into an open seating area with plenty of room to seat you and your family.  Helpful faces wait to greet you, willing to direct you however they can. It closely resembles the homey roots the organization was founded […]

August 1, 2016 | By More

Valley Vittles

Food fit for the King

Food fit for the King

Elvis ate here. Do I need to say anything more? I’m talking about the Old South restaurant in Russellville. The last of its kind, Russellville’s Old South was constructed in 1947 as one unit of a roadside cafe chain designed around America’s love affair with automobiles and the open road. It was built alongside Highway […]

July 1, 2016 | By More

On a Personal Note

Service to country can take many forms

Service to country can take many forms

Guest written by Dr. Russ Hall President of the River Valley chapter of the Military Officers Association of America This short essay is being written by a person that loves this country more than anywhere else on this earth. After graduating from ATU, I served seven years in the Air Force as a pilot. A […]

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Feltner’s Athletes Corner

Feltner’s Athletes Corner

Feltner’s Athlete’s Corner is filled to the brim with the latest, name-brand apparel and equipment for any River Valley athlete. While this image may paint an overwhelming scene, the store itself is very cozy. The side door puts you at the split between the apparel and shoes, and evidence of the store’s personality are apparent; […]

July 1, 2016 | By More
So many books, so little time

So many books, so little time

I have always been someone who has at least two books going at once. Before I had children, I’d often balance a novel with a non-fiction read, slipping in a few magazine articles here and there for good measure. These days, with three young children at home, I am more likely to have eight books […]

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It was 1980 something

It was 1980 something

If you’ve still got your Van Halen 5150 cassette, go ahead and click it into the deck and push play. If you could never dig on “Van Hagar” then Bon Jovi or Guns & Roses or Poison or Ratt will work. But you gotta have some Alabama and Waylon, and maybe some Hank Sr. to […]

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