Every Day Life

I like your toupee

I like your toupee

Birthdays are not always as fun as they were when we were young, just another year older, another year gone by. In my family, adult birthdays are usually celebrated with dining out at a restaurant chosen by the birthday girl or boy… I mean woman or man. It’s relatively low key but still fun to […]

September 1, 2016 | By More

Backyard Living

Story Plants

Story Plants

We started our McElroy House pollinator garden during a workday back in the fall of last year. We put down cardboard across a square of the front yard bordering Second and Green Streets. It wasn’t much, but kept down the weeds and served as a marker throughout the winter, reminding us of the spring commitment […]

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Outdoors

Hallelujah

Hallelujah

Throaty hoots of a great horned owl echo through the trees as I swig the last lukewarm coffee and gently close the truck door. Hunting license — check. Shotgun — check. Pocketful of shells — check. Apple and water bottle — check. Keys slide into a front pocket and into the dark woods I go. […]

September 1, 2016 | By More

Community Commerce

Bonds Family Dentistry

Bonds Family Dentistry

Despite the fact Dustin Bonds came from a long line of educators, he always knew he wanted to be a dentist. It was just natural that he began working toward the goal of owning and operating his own practice with education. And even though he and his wife, Angela, strayed to Tennessee to further his […]

September 1, 2016 | By More

Valley Vittles

No passport required

No passport required

Atmosphere is important when selecting a place to dine. Doubly so when the establishment is geared toward a regional food. Indeed, part of the charm and appeal of eating out is an opportunity to escape through all your senses — sight, scent, sound and taste — to someplace far away from the ordinary. Arkansas’s wine […]

September 1, 2016 | By More

On a Personal Note

A Fair Amount of Fun

A Fair Amount of Fun

Guest written for ABOUT by Chris Zimmerman The Pope County Fair has always been more to me than just rides, treats, and games I can never win.  Sure, that was alway a big part of it, but my best memories come from the sounds, smells, and memories of the livestock barn. I grew up in […]

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Number 43

Number 43

Arkansas Tech University is my alma mater, but, like nearly everyone from The Natural State, I’m a member of the Razorback congregation. I don’t remember when I became a Razorback fan. I think it was kind of like carrying the family name — I was born into it. There wasn’t another option. I do remember […]

September 2, 2016 | By More
The Old Lady in the Mirror

The Old Lady in the Mirror

August… So many words spring to mind at just the mention of this month. For me, as the mother of a school-age child, it represents the start of the next school year (do you hear angels singing in the background? Just me?) It’s not that I don’t enjoy the slower pace of summer and the […]

August 1, 2016 | By More
A Taste of Philly…but better

A Taste of Philly…but better

Philadelphia is half a nation away from the River Valley, but last summer my family and I were fortunate to visit the City of Brotherly Love. First thing on the agenda was the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, but then it was all about the cheesesteak. We asked a few locals about the best Philly […]

August 1, 2016 | By More