Every Day Life

And They Lived Happily Ever After…

And They Lived Happily Ever After…

Just what in the world is that suppose to mean? Does it mean no fighting, no crying, no slamming doors (that would be me, not him), no running away from home (again me, not him), no sleeping through your wife pouring her heart out (yep,  that is him), no thinking we aren’t going to make […]

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Backyard Living

A Beautiful Mystery

A Beautiful Mystery

We were somewhere between Conway and Maumelle when my son asked, “Where does outer space lead to?” It was around 8:30 at night, and there were few cars on the interstate. Out the windows empty fields stretched in each direction and thousands of stars filled the sky. Our other two children had already drifted off […]

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Outdoors

Ozark Witch Hazel

Ozark Witch Hazel

The Arkansas woodlands look mostly barren in February. Somber grays and browns are interrupted only by the evergreen pines and cedars along with twining honeysuckle vines in the creek bottoms. The viridescent forest is still a month away. Even the serviceberry, one of the earliest bloomers with its snow-white blossoms, won’t be showing off until […]

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Community Commerce

Joshua’s Fine Jewelry

Joshua’s Fine Jewelry

Not every family that gets to play together and work together, but for the owner of Joshua’s Fine Jewelry in Downtown Russellville, Chris George, and son Nathan, store manager, that is their reality. Chris George began Joshua’s in 1994, naming it after his late son, Joshua. When a supplier encouraged him to go out on […]

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Valley Vittles

Savor the Flavor

Savor the Flavor

Fast-food is “what’s for dinner” many times in our hectic lives. When we finally punch the time clock, pick Junior up from baseball practice and run by the pharmacy for allergy medication it just seems like too much effort thinking up a recipe, let alone actually cooking it. Sometimes, on the weekends, we enjoy a […]

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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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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, […]

December 1, 2014 | By More
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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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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