Every Day Life

Taming the beast

Taming the beast

When the morning’s temperature starts to slowly drop, and the leaves are falling in everyone’s front yards, and you can’t even order a pizza without being offered the “pumpkin spice” flavor option, you know fall is on its way in. And coming right along behind fall is Halloween. My son loves Halloween. It’s the perfect […]

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Backyard Living

Connected to a web

Connected to a web

We recently moved to rural Yell County, a place I’ve dreamed of living since I was a child. We started a fall garden, created a compost bin, are building a portable chicken coop, and plan to get the clothesline up this weekend. I can’t wait to build a root cellar, get some goats and mules […]

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Outdoors

Oh deer

Oh deer

I’d never killed a September deer before, but at 7:57 a.m. on September 27 a mature whitetail doe lay expired at the end of a short blood trail in the Ozark Mountains of Newton County. Yep, the same Newton County that’s nested a Chronic Wasting Disease outbreak in Arkansas. The specter of eating an infected […]

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Community Commerce

Rodan + Fields – Lisa Gibson, Independent Consultant

Rodan + Fields – Lisa Gibson, Independent Consultant

For Lisa Gibson, skincare is just as important as maintaining any other aspect of your health. After teaching for 33 years at Atkins Middle School, Lisa said she wanted to keep busy and found her second calling as an independent consultant with Rodan & Fields skin care. “I decided to start my skin care business […]

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Valley Vittles

Authentically Appetizing

Authentically Appetizing

Genuine is hard to define. What makes anything bona fide? Is authenticity a whim of subjectivity? In the case of food, is it dependent on a strict adherence to a specific ingredients and preparation? Sure, you’ve got to have the right ingredients to make a dish. You’ve got to cook it at the appropriate temperatures […]

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On a Personal Note

Fearscape: Phobias – Library Haunted House Returns for Its Fifth Year

Fearscape: Phobias – Library Haunted House Returns for Its Fifth Year

Guest Written by Elizabeth Lilley Teen & Adult Programmer, Pope County Library System This year, the Pope County Library will host its 5th annual Haunted House. Since 2013 this event has provided an opportunity for teens to work together, reach out to the community, and get hands-on experience with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and […]

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Días de los Muertos

Días de los Muertos

Every year beginning on October 31 and ending on November 2, millions of people around the world celebrate the Days of The Dead, or Días de los Muertos. It’s primarily a Mexican holiday, although it is now celebrated in most latin countries and areas with large hispanic populations. It has been a long held belief […]

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A failure to communicate

A failure to communicate

There is always something so refreshing about a new school year. Maybe it’s the feeling of autumn on its way in or the organization of getting back to a steady routine, but I relish in the back to school hubbub. My son entered the third grade this year, and although he isn’t excited about having […]

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Shake it off

Shake it off

Few people show as much lifelong dedication to their craft as Terry Holland of Russellville. She’s been practicing the Middle Eastern art of belly dance since 1974. Over the years, she has become a prolific dancer and has been instrumental in developing Arkansas’s belly dance community. Terry, or “Zahara” as her audience knows her, got […]

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