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A Brush with Teeth

August 1, 2018 | By More
A Brush with Teeth

Summertime equals funnertime as so many southerners head to the beaches along the Gulf Coast during the summer months. I’m not much of a beach person (redheads tend to avoid the sun as much as possible) but the rest of my family, my son included, absolutely love it. This year was no exception as we […]

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Trinity Home Health of Arkansas

August 1, 2018 | By More
Trinity Home Health of Arkansas

Trinity Home Health of Arkansas is a locally owned and operated Medicare-certified home health agency serving the greater Russellville and Hot Springs areas. Trinity operates within 50 miles of each of these base locations. Tiffany Cowell, Trinity River Valley clinical liaison, says Trinity’s cohesive effort is what sets their services apart. “We work with the […]

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Headwaters

August 1, 2018 | By More
Headwaters

The pool is barely wider than my 9-foot fly rod. Riffles are mere trickles. The creek disappears just beyond the next pool, filtering through porous karst into the soil and stone itself for several yards and then back to the surface. The stretches of dry, sun bleached rock appear alabaster from a distance. But closer […]

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Planning the Fall Garden

August 1, 2018 | By More
Planning the Fall Garden

Standing at my kitchen table, I add water to the black, fluffy medium and stir. But I’m not baking a cake (although our family has four birthdays in August). Instead, I’m moistening a half bag of seed starting mix, preparing to plant broccoli, spinach, and cabbage seeds. I admit, a strange feeling sweeps over me […]

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Life Moves Pretty Fast

July 1, 2018 | By More
Life Moves Pretty Fast

Johnny Carol Sain – Crusing: Life does indeed move pretty fast. Seems like just yesterday we were cruising Russellville. The route was McD’s on 7 to 4th street over and over and over. If your ride had more than a few ponies under the hood, or even if you just thought it did, racking the […]

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Rock of Ages

July 1, 2018 | By More
Rock of Ages

Hidden away in damp sandstone caves, shelters, and rock faces are mysterious images created by ancient artists. Although their existence is threatened by time, erosion, and vandalism, these images connect us to the past. They’ve been discovered worldwide and several are found here in the Arkansas River Valley. The images are called rock art and […]

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Gardening through the decades

July 1, 2018 | By More
Gardening through  the decades

“How is the tomato plant doing?” I asked my dad, having given him a Roma tomato plant a few weeks prior. “It looks great!” He replied. “No tomatoes yet but it’s full of flowers. Do I need to spray or dust the leaves to prevent bugs?” I couldn’t object quickly enough. Our exchange reminded me […]

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The more things change, the more they stay the same

July 1, 2018 | By More
The more things change, the more they stay the same

It’s another hot, hot day in Yell County. All the garden weeding must be done before 8 a.m or after 6 p.m. when the sun isn’t directly overhead. When pulling out the thick Bermuda grass even our red clay soil is hot to the touch. Similarly, the first sprays of water coming out of the […]

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Open up your mouth and feed it

July 1, 2018 | By More
Open up your mouth and feed it

It’s Friday night and Dad just got paid in 1980-something. I’m in Russellville with Mom, Sister (who was a Christian, as we all were), and a few cousins. Just kids in a small town out for pizza. After we order the pizza I try to cure my Pacman fever, but there’s still too much time […]

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No smoke, no fire, no flush handle

July 1, 2018 | By More
No smoke, no fire, no flush handle

On a recent trip to Europe I visited London. It was the first time I had visited Great Britain, and I was quite excited to experience its rich culture. My first day was spent tackling the subway and recovering from jet lag, but the second day I was feeling much more energized and ready to […]

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