Every Day Life

It’s definitely not a cat in the bathroom

It’s definitely not a cat in the bathroom

Fresh air definitely does a body good and every few weeks I like to open all the doors and windows in my old Victorian house while I deep clean. I use a lot of essential oils while I mop and clean and use diffusers throughout my house. I usually have a process to go throughout […]

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Backyard Living

Persistence

Persistence

Rounding a curve near my home, I glanced at a garden I pass every day. Tassels from the corn stalks reached to the heavens. My eyes lingered a moment longer than usual, captivated at the sight. Wasn’t it just a few days ago I tapped my brakes and narrowed my eyes, playing “name that plant” […]

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Outdoors

Wisdom fell from the trees

Wisdom fell from the trees

Something in the tall grass had Rudy’s full attention. He was locked on point like a bird dog for a few seconds before springing into the air with that decidedly canine pounce – arched back and front paws extended – so typical of coyotes and foxes when they’re hunting rodents. I should clarify that Rudy […]

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Community Commerce

Riggs CAT

Riggs CAT

Riggs Cat has proudly been serving customers in Arkansas for the past 90 years. “We have been a caterpillar dealer in the state of Arkansas since 1927,” assistant branch manager Kevin Duvall said. “We are fourth generation owners with fifth generation employees.” There are eight different Riggs Cat store locations in Arkansas with 400 employees […]

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Valley Vittles

Raise your salad bar

Raise your salad bar

We didn’t know what to expect when we started Valley Vittles here at ABOUT. We had a few dishes in mind to feature when the idea first bubbled up, but how far could we go? How soon would we run out of good food to write about and photograph? I mean, there’s only so many […]

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On a Personal Note

The good old days

The good old days

Guest written by Cliff Thomas “I just don’t understand kids these days”. The first time this thought occurred to me was when my daughter was a teenager. She had some friends over and we were all playing a video game in which you take down rival gangs by being a more successful criminal. The topic […]

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Editors Notebook: Scenes of summer

Editors Notebook: Scenes of summer

The mockingbird is stationed at the tiptop of a giant pine in our front yard in the gray light. His renditions come out in this order — cardinal, Chuck-wills-widow, summer tanager, thrasher — along with pieces of other broken melodies mixed with various warbles and flutes. A towhee joins him in song from across the […]

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July 7, 2017 | By More
Jamie Lou and the Hullabaloo

Jamie Lou and the Hullabaloo

If you haven’t seen or heard Jamie Lou & The Hullabaloo, a five-piece rock band based in Russellville, you’re missing out on one of the best bands to come out of the Arkansas River Valley. Their new extended play (EP) recording “Femi-Socialite” paints a sonic landscape full of dark moody valleys and colorful, reverb-drenched mountaintops. […]

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June 27, 2017 | By More
Juiced

Juiced

The life force pulses through this little blue and green planet in liquid form. Sure, we terrestrial aerobic organisms require air transport for our oxygen, but liquid is the medium through which all the building blocks required for organic life move, breakdown, bond, and transport nutrients throughout our carbon-based forms. Fruit and vegetable juices are […]

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June 1, 2017 | By More