Every Day Life

REJOICE!

REJOICE!

Oh you dear sweet mommas who still have children, especially school age ones, at home and are about to be overwhelmed with holiday chaos, I say to you, “REJOICE.” Yes I know, about now some of you are feeling like anything but rejoicing. You are exhausted from Thanksgiving. Either you had everyone to your house […]

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Backyard Living

Running Dry

Running Dry

A few weeks ago, my family and I went walking in the country where we came across a partially dry creek bed. It was the same creek I once played in as a child, just a little further upstream from the banks I knew. Water congregated in shallow, leaf-filled puddles. We found a tiny frog, […]

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Outdoors

A Change of Pace

A Change of Pace

The ice storms last winter left behind considerable dendro-damage. Large pine limbs covered the front yard, and two fence-post diameter cedar trees had cracked under the weight of early December ice and snow. A few days after the ice melted, I was headed to the shed for gas can and chainsaw. As luck would have […]

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Community Commerce

Dependable Air Conditioning Company, Inc.

Dependable Air Conditioning Company, Inc.

When I think of Arkansas, specifically areas like Russellville, I cannot help but hear the theme song from Cheers in my head. “Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name.” With the picturesque scenery, Southern hospitality and endless opportunities for adventure, Arkansas is a place many choose to call home for a lifetime. […]

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Valley Vittles

Decadent Old World Treats

Decadent Old World Treats

It’s unbelievably rich. Thin layers of flakey pastry, nuts and sweetened with either syrup or honey. It’s called baklava and it’s a treat that has been satisfying the sweet tooth for centuries. Many, many centuries. Baklava is likely one of the oldest recipes of the civilized world. Though its specific origins are hard to trace, […]

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On a Personal Note

Shopping Local is Worth Every Penny

Shopping Local is Worth Every Penny

Guest written by Tabatha Duvall Christmas shopping — the best part of the season and the worst part of the season. Giving is the true meaning of the season, but fighting crowds, monitoring sales and stalking parking spots makes us wonder if it’s worth getting out in the cold. Honestly, the introvert in me has […]

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Where it pays to play with toys

Where it pays to play with toys

The engineer has played an integral role in the construction of the world. Often referenced as the vanguards of science, engineers have achieved feats ranging from the invention of the wheel to Thomas Alva Edison’s creation of the incandescent light bulb. However, the average engineer is often pictured as slaving over a laboratory’s neutron well, […]

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Chicken-Fried Perfection

Chicken-Fried Perfection

The great American truck stop has its roots in the south. You need look no further than the menu to confirm this. T-bone steak and eggs, chicken prepared at least four different ways, bread and potatoes both standard issue for every meal and then there’s the crowning jewel. The combination of beef, breading and white […]

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The Call in Pope County

The Call in Pope County

You have probably heard the saying “home is where the heart is” at some point in your life. There is an even greater chance that you have felt homesick for someone or something. Google defines home as “the place where one lives permanently, especially as a member of a family or household.” Can you imagine […]

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