Every Day Life

It’s Only Skin Deep

It’s Only Skin Deep

Just read a beauty cream advertisement the other day that asked the question, “Who are you fooling?” And the answer was “Everyone.” And my answer was NO YOU ARE NOT! Seriously ladies, the only people telling your 50-plus year-old-self that you look 30-years-old are other 50-plus-year-olds. The real 30-year-olds think you look 50-plus! Now, if […]

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Backyard Living

Fragments of life image by image

Fragments of life image by image

I tend to be one of those parents who take and share a lot of photos of my children. At least part of the day, I keep my cellphone camera in my back pocket and frequently snap candid shots of my five-year-old sons playing trucks, digging in the dirt or caring for their baby dolls. […]

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Outdoors

A Sense of Place on Your Plate

A Sense of Place on Your Plate

Fire and meat. Is there a pairing more quintessentially human than fire and meat? The hunks of whitetail tenderloin in front of me just came off the grill. Seasoned with garlic, salt, pepper, cumin and just a dash of crushed red pepper they were every bit as mouth-watering delicious as they looked. Seasoning, coal fire […]

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Community Commerce

Kirt Mosley Interior Designer

Kirt Mosley Interior Designer

If you are lucky in life, you will find a job that you do not hate, that also pays the bills. If you are blessed, you will find your passion and be able to make money pursuing it. Kirt Mosley, local interior designer, is definitely a blessed man. Years ago, Mosley’s father and grandfather owned […]

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Valley Vittles

Ozark Heritage Poured Over a Biscuit

Ozark Heritage Poured Over a Biscuit

Chocolate gravy was a Sunday morning staple of my childhood. A steaming bowl of chocolate gravy with a big pat of butter melting in the middle of it, the smell of buttermilk biscuits, and a side of bacon or sausage crackling in the cast-iron skillet was a delicious way to start the day. The biscuits […]

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On a Personal Note

Protecting and Serving My Community

Protecting and Serving My Community

Guest Written by Drew Latch, RPD Public Information Officer I have lived in Russellville for twelve years. The small town feel with the midsize town amenities has made my decision to stay and raise a family here a better choice every day. I was born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas.  I graduated from Little […]

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Grape with a Southern Twang

Grape with a Southern Twang

“Oh my…that is…whew!” This was the reaction from my daughter after her first muscadine tasting. It’s the typical reaction from first-time tasters. The wild grapes have a distinct flavor, and can be a bit tart before the first frosty mornings tame that tangy bite. Found throughout the hot and humid southeast, wild muscadines ripen in […]

September 1, 2014 | By More
This Moment is Joyful

This Moment is Joyful

My twin sons started preschool this week. They looked so tiny yet so grown up as they ran to the front door of our house with their giraffe and fox backpacks precariously balanced on their small bodies. It seems everywhere they go these days they run. “Use your walking feet!” I catch myself saying over […]

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Seafood with South of the Border Spice

Seafood with South of the Border Spice

Mexican food is one of the more commonly hybridized ethnic foods. Finding Mexican food with pure south of the border ingredients is tough. Tex-Mex is often labeled Mexican, but once you get past the tortilla there’s a lot of American influence on the dishes. Nothing wrong with that, Tex-Mex is delicious, and you’d be hard […]

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