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Curse of the ginger gene

October 1, 2018 | By More
Curse of the ginger gene

If you’ve never visited the Northeast, I strongly suggest you do. The scenery, the cuisine, the architecture… I adore every aspect of it. On my most recent trip up north I visited Salem, Massachusetts. Although the Salem witch trials are a gruesome part of early American history, I feel very drawn to the hauntingly beautiful […]

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Hunter

October 1, 2018 | By More
Hunter

I watch her movements become slow and deliberate as rustling leaves bring her to alert. An image of the oak tree reflects in her dilated pupils. Shaky hands testify to the adrenaline racing through her veins. I whisper, “can you see it?” There is no reply. “It’s on the third branch up.” Searching eyes scrutinize […]

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Saint Mary’s Regional Health System

October 1, 2018 | By More
Saint Mary’s Regional Health System

Founded in 1925 and located at 1808 West Main in Russellville, Saint Mary’s Regional Health System serves the River Valley community with a 170 bed full-service hospital offering a range of medical services and quality care with 77 active physicians and 43 consulting physicians. Other facets of Saint Mary’s Regional Health System include the Millard […]

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The planning season

October 1, 2018 | By More
The planning season

Tugging at the root, I shook off the dirt and tossed the scraggly tomato plant in the wheelbarrow. I then gathered up the spent cucumber vines and pulled up a few weeds, the roots letting go with gentle tugs. Finally, untangling the season’s new blackberry canes, I tied them up to the trellis to prepare […]

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Comfortable, Cosmopolitan, Sublime.

September 1, 2018 | By More
Comfortable, Cosmopolitan, Sublime.

Sinatra’s silky baritone croons through the rustic yet refined decor. Earth tones of raw umber, slate gray, and golden wheat are accentuated by textures of stone, brick, plaster, and grainy wood. Dark walnut-stained booths with high, private backs and low amber light work with the decor ensemble to bring a sense of warm relaxing comfort. […]

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My Hometown – Hector

September 1, 2018 | By More
My Hometown – Hector

There is a slow cadence in Hector. It’s quiet. It’s remote. It’s beautiful. Wild azaleas exist on the trails in the mountains and wild game is plentiful. The farmland is sprawling and green. The water is clear and accessible. The Ozark National Forest caps the town to the north and provides an abundance of outdoor […]

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Rascally

September 1, 2018 | By More
Rascally

“Mom! I saw a rabbit in the garden!” That’s not possible, I thought. Even though at age 10 my son could recognize a rabbit, I just knew his eyes had betrayed him. After losing every single bean sprout my second year of gardening, my husband built an electric fence to keep the deer and rabbits […]

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Downtime

September 1, 2018 | By More
Downtime

Last week I had a bit of a reentering. One afternoon while playing outside, my children tipped over a cardboard box to discover a whole congregation of snails. Knowing that I love snails, they came inside excitedly to tell me. “What do snails eat?” my middle child asked. For some reason, that question has echoed […]

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A Beautiful Mess

September 1, 2018 | By More
A Beautiful Mess

A Beautiful Mess is an eclectic vendor market located in downtown Russellville at 200 North Arkansas Avenue. The 10,00 square feet building is rented out to vendors who sell one-of-a-kind wares in their individualized spaces. The business opened in the fall of last year and has grown to serve the community through a large diversity […]

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Cleanup at Tree Three

September 1, 2018 | By More
Cleanup at Tree Three

The end of summer always comes with a bittersweet feeling for me. On one hand, warm evenings that stretch late with sunshine, taking my son on vacations and quick adventures without him missing school are the best. On the other hand, months of hot weather, the idea of cooler days, pumpkin spice everything, and my […]

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