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The people before us

December 1, 2017 | By More
The people before us

When I look around our home—watch the sunrise come up between Mount Nebo and Jones Mountain, watch the changing trees on Springs Mountain—I often wonder about indigenous tribes that once owned this land. I know about my grandfather’s history here. I know at one point there was a healing springs community based on the sulphur […]

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West Main Gallery: Antiques & More

December 1, 2017 | By More
West Main Gallery: Antiques & More

West Main Gallery in downtown Russellville has been open for a little over two years furnishing the River Valley with one-of-a-kind presents, home furniture, and holiday gift items. The gallery operates as a vendor mall where vendors rent spaces to run their own stores with the gallery providing the personnel and staff to make this […]

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All I want for Christmas

December 1, 2017 | By More
All I want for Christmas

Christmas lists and sitting on Santa’s lap, whispering the names of wished for Barbie’s and bats and balls past the white beard and into his listening ear, are all part of what most children enjoy about the Yuletide season. One afternoon, after I had picked up my son from school, I asked how his day […]

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Season of Peace

December 1, 2017 | By More
Season of Peace

It seems to happen during the week of Thanksgiving every year. Usually there’s a few warm, breezy, and muggy days — though we are deep into autumn, these are the last gasps of summer — before a chilling front moves through and all of sudden it’s winter. I love those mornings afterward. Though I already […]

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Italian Comfort Food

December 1, 2017 | By More
Italian Comfort Food

When it comes to Italian food, I go for the savory, the spicy, the adventurous. I like the tang of tomato sauce and the zesty zing of peppered dishes. I don’t want dairy creaminess and I definitely don’t want chicken. This mindset is always firmly in place as I peruse the menu. It’s not that […]

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Answered Questions

December 1, 2017 | By More
Answered Questions

I used to think the surest way to attract expert opinion was to pop the hood on my truck. Then I started tying flies. To be fair, I asked for the criticism… sort of. I posted a few photos of my feeble fly tying attempts on social media. As everyone knows by now, social media […]

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Harvest brings every body in

November 1, 2017 | By More
Harvest brings every body in

For me, pecans have a strong connection with the meaning of family. Perhaps it’s because pecans are ready for harvest around the time of year when families get together for the holidays. Pecans often grace Thanksgiving dinner tables as the main ingredient of pecan pies and other delectable dishes, or just a dish of autumn […]

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Teen Writers – writing is its own reward

November 1, 2017 | By More
Teen Writers – writing is its own reward

Young writers all across the Pope County area came together, eager to tell their stories and unleash their creativity, as the Pope County Library Teen Writers program kicked off its second summer session in 2017 led by local author, Brandy Nacole. Originally from Dover, Brandy found her passion for writing at the young age of […]

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Football for All

November 1, 2017 | By More
Football for All

On November 6, 1869 the first American football game was played between Rutgers and Princeton University students in New Brunswick, New Jersey. On that fall day in New England, 50 college students lined up for a game that would kick off what would be the most popular viewed sport in the country. Those early games […]

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Basic biology for the beginning chef

November 1, 2017 | By More
Basic biology for the beginning chef

While Thanksgiving is a time to be gracious and thankful, it’s also a time to fellowship with friends and family. And for most American families that happens around the dinner table on the fourth Thursday of every November. Thanksgiving recipes are often passed down through generations of women, with so many spices and ingredients being […]

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