Every Day Life

Hard-Boiled Reality

Hard-Boiled Reality

As I sit to write this column Easter has just passed and I found myself spending quite a bit of time looking at pictures on Instagram and Facebook. It was such a sweet thing to be able to see the children, and in some cases grandchildren, of people I hold dear in my heart. In […]

May 1, 2015 | By More

Backyard Living

Here is Where We Must Begin

Here is Where We Must Begin

The banks of the Arkansas river are overflowing. Last week the water went past the basketball goals in downtown Dardanelle, and all the low water bridges have washed out. The wetlands in downtown Little Rock are fully submerged in water. It seems like almost every river town is issuing a flood warning. My little flower […]

June 3, 2015 | By More

Outdoors

We All Live Downstream

We All Live Downstream

“Water water everywhere, nor any drop to drink…” This line from “The Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner,” a poem by Englishman Samuel Taylor Coleridge, perfectly captures the water situation in Arkansas and many parts of the South. Water everywhere but you can’t drink it. Earth’s surface is mostly covered by water to the tune of […]

June 3, 2015 | By More

Community Commerce

Peter’s Family Living

Peter’s Family Living

The year was 1944. A vision and plan had set into motion what many did not know would be the beginning of a thriving, sustainable business in downtown Russellville. F.C. Peters and W.A. Baldwin had just opened a new furniture, hardware and appliance store in the heart of Russellville, Peters-Baldwin Company. It was not until […]

June 3, 2015 | By More

Valley Vittles

Cool

Cool

It has three of the five levels on the food pyramid — fruit, dairy and nuts for protein. By this rationale it could almost be labeled a health food. Healthy or not, one thing is for certain: Come summertime, few foods hit the sweet and cool spot like a banana split sundae. The origins of […]

June 3, 2015 | By More

On a Personal Note

Goodbye to the only place I’ve known

Goodbye to the only place I’ve known

Guest written by Alex Duvall I’ve lived my entire life in the Arkansas River Valley. I was born at Saint Mary’s on May 27, 1993 and attended Atkins Public School from the first day of kindergarten until the day I got my diploma. Last month I graduated from Arkansas Tech University with two degrees, and […]

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Saint Mary’s Recognizes Volunteers and Install Officers

Saint Mary’s Recognizes Volunteers and Install Officers

As Barbara Bush has said, “Some people give time, some money, some their skills and connections, some literally their life’s blood – but everyone has something to give.” The devoted members of Saint Mary’s Volunteer Auxiliary have given countless hours of their time and skills and expertise, and have been of immeasurable value to the […]

June 2, 2015 | By More
D&R Paints

D&R Paints

Many times, on the exterior, a successful business can appear like it has been fancied by luck or good fortune, when in reality, literal sweat, blood and tears are what have built a viable and sustainable livelihood. That very truth has been the heartbeat and ideology behind D&R Paints in Russellville for 29 years. After […]

May 1, 2015 | By More
I want to dig the hole, Mommy!

I want to dig the hole, Mommy!

My daughter wasn’t content to simply watch me set out the next tomato transplant. Eying my four-year-old closely, I gave her the shovel. I watched as she methodically dug each scoop until she asked, “Is this enough?” Then, she grabbed the bag of crushed egg shells from our chickens’ eggs. “You put the stinky fertilizer […]

May 1, 2015 | By More