Every Day Life

Replaced by the Other Woman

Replaced by the Other Woman

Well it has happened and I knew it would someday, but still there is a slight sting to it:  I have been officially replaced by the “other woman”. Good thing I like this other woman or this could get really ugly. Good thing she seems to love him as much as I do (probably not, […]

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Backyard Living

Nothing is here to stay

Nothing is here to stay

When I first sat down to write this month’s column I was thinking about how I couldn’t wait for Spring to get here. And not just because I love all things gardening. There are five humans and four animals who call this little two bedroom house a home. By the end of the winter, when […]

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Outdoors

Embrace It

Embrace It

Turkeys…That word is muttered with respect, whispered with urgency and grumbled with frustration more than any other word in my vocabulary come springtime. Turkeys are on my mind with the first performance of chorus frogs in February until late spring’s bugs and humidity close the chapter on another season. To say they are an obsession […]

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Community Commerce

Yell County Gin Company

Yell County Gin Company

Fact not opinion – the South is a beautiful place. There is no denying that some of earth’s greatest gems, natural and man-made, call one of the “fly over states” that make up the South home. Many consider Arkansas to be God’s country because of the abundance of incomparable scenery and recreation. What is equally […]

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Valley Vittles

Side Order to Salad

Side Order to Salad

When you think of Asian cuisine what comes to mind? Noodles and rice, spicy chicken and sushi for sure, but I’ll bet egg rolls are near the top of the list as well. Crunchy and filled with cabbage, meat and spices, egg rolls have in many ways transcended their restaurant origins and you can find […]

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On a Personal Note

Be Part of the Story

Be Part of the Story

Guest Written by Sara JondahlHave you ever heard of a Color Run?  It is a 5K or 1K running race where people run a course and at different points color is thrown out over you.  At the end you are also given a chance to throw color on surrounding runners, friends who came out to […]

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Ordinary People asked to do Extraordinary Things

Ordinary People asked to do Extraordinary Things

Connie Christian joined the Army soon after high school. After growing up on Front Street and graduating from Dardanelle High in 1977, she and her husband moved to Fort Sill, Oklahoma where they both decided to enlist. They went to the recruitment office together, but her husband’s back problems kept him from being able to […]

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Dead Skunks don’t Lie

Dead Skunks don’t Lie

During the last week or so, the drive into town has turned into an obstacle course. I’m constantly jerking my steering wheel this way or that to avoid some hapless, flattened critter. Road kill typically peaks at this time of year and in the fall as hibernating and semi-hibernating animals are on the move. What […]

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Taylor Nursery

Taylor Nursery

When Raymond Taylor, the late founder of Taylor Nursery, began his business in July of 1977, offering just a few services, it is likely he never dreamt that it would become all that is has bloomed into today. “It was on July 4th, 1977, that he dug the footing for the foundation. He began with […]

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