Every Day Life

Hard-Boiled Reality

Hard-Boiled Reality

As I sit to write this column Easter has just passed and I found myself spending quite a bit of time looking at pictures on Instagram and Facebook. It was such a sweet thing to be able to see the children, and in some cases grandchildren, of people I hold dear in my heart. In […]

May 1, 2015 | By More

Backyard Living

I want to dig the hole, Mommy!

I want to dig the hole, Mommy!

My daughter wasn’t content to simply watch me set out the next tomato transplant. Eying my four-year-old closely, I gave her the shovel. I watched as she methodically dug each scoop until she asked, “Is this enough?” Then, she grabbed the bag of crushed egg shells from our chickens’ eggs. “You put the stinky fertilizer […]

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Outdoors

Why I’m a Treehugger

Why I’m a Treehugger

My friend wore a puzzled look on his face as I made a statement about oak trees and the their place in the River Valley ecosystem. Then he asked what could be construed as a loaded question, “Have you turned into a treehugger?” I thought about it for a few moments.” Well, I really like […]

May 1, 2015 | By More

Community Commerce

D&R Paints

D&R Paints

Many times, on the exterior, a successful business can appear like it has been fancied by luck or good fortune, when in reality, literal sweat, blood and tears are what have built a viable and sustainable livelihood. That very truth has been the heartbeat and ideology behind D&R Paints in Russellville for 29 years. After […]

May 1, 2015 | By More

Valley Vittles

Get Your Fix!

Get Your Fix!

A long long time ago, when everything was closed on Sunday and riding in the back of dad’s pickup was standard means of summer transportation for the kids, Russellville restaurant options were limited. Nowadays, it’s difficult to appreciate just how limited those options were even for those of us who grew up with them. Finding […]

May 1, 2015 | By More

On a Personal Note

Country Boy in Costa Rica

Country Boy in Costa Rica

Guest Written by Otis Hibbard With anticipation we flew into the Guanacaste Region of Costa Rica. Our first real vacation in five years. Upon arrival, Susan kept pushing for an adventure tour. I canceled the whitewater rafting idea after reading all the restrictions including the requirement for top physical shape. Hearing about three men drowned […]

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The Good Country Doctor

The Good Country Doctor

There’s a Rockwellian feel to the office even before Dr. William W. Galloway folds his six foot six inch frame into a parlor chair across from me. The mustache covers his upper lip, but it doesn’t hide his smile. Tall, lanky, a mustache and an easy smile. Dr. Galloway completes the illusion that I’m sitting […]

April 1, 2015 | By More
Be Part of the Story

Be Part of the Story

Guest Written by Sara JondahlHave you ever heard of a Color Run?  It is a 5K or 1K running race where people run a course and at different points color is thrown out over you.  At the end you are also given a chance to throw color on surrounding runners, friends who came out to […]

Embrace It

Embrace It

Turkeys…That word is muttered with respect, whispered with urgency and grumbled with frustration more than any other word in my vocabulary come springtime. Turkeys are on my mind with the first performance of chorus frogs in February until late spring’s bugs and humidity close the chapter on another season. To say they are an obsession […]

April 1, 2015 | By More