Every Day Life

Please replace nozzle

Please replace nozzle

A mother’s work is never done. There is always a mess to clean, a boo boo to kiss, an errand to run, etc. The list of to-do’s grows longer every week and never gets completely accomplished. One afternoon, after a particularly hectic day at work, I picked up my son from school and was elated […]

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Backyard Living

Get to know your native neighbors

Get to know your native neighbors

When my sons were around four years old they started to learn how to distinguish the differences in plants. They would get excited about the coming of spring and ready to work in the garden. After spending a great deal of time with the leaves in the fall, they began to notice the subtleties and […]

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Outdoors

It’s not a sport

It’s not a sport

Bullfrog tadpoles are big, easily fat as my thumb and a little longer. They’re obvious while resting on a pond’s mud flat or among the rocks in a tumbling creek. They wear the typical cryptic olive-brown camouflage you’d expect to see on an aquatic creature that can easily slide down any number of gullets, but […]

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Community Commerce

Meadow on the Mountain

Meadow on the Mountain

Nestled in the crest of Atkins’ hillsides, Meadow on the Mountain is a wedding venue that will take your breath away. A two-story structure overlooking the natural beauty of the River Valley and banked by a rolling meadow, it has a welcoming southern charm. “Rustic elegant is the theme that we’ve been going with,” said […]

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Valley Vittles

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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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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Full house & fulfilled life

Full house & fulfilled life

Lori Johnson surveyed the concerned eyes of doctors seated around her. An intimidating experience to be certain, this midwife with a high school education knew she could not give up. Her six-month-old daughter’s life lay in the balance. She knew when she started the process of adopting this Chinese baby that something was terribly wrong. […]

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Block and roll

Block and roll

“The first thing we teach you is how to fall,” Erin Clair says as the women strap on wrist guards, pull on a couple of knee pads, lace their skates up tight, quickly clip on a helmet and start practice with a couple of warm up laps before doing a series of modified exercises. Erin […]

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The Best Gift

The Best Gift

May, the season for graduations: a time for ceremonious goodbyes and nerve-racking beginnings. Whether you are a graduating high school senior or a college graduate, I understand your apprehension and excitement of being on the brink of starting anew. I first graduated from Arkansas Tech in 2015 with a journalism degree and now two years […]

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