Every Day Life

Education is a Priority

Education is a Priority

Guest Written by Julie Morgan This year will be the first in many that I have not started a new academic/school year. The beginning of school is one of my favorite times. Russellville and the River Valley are home to some wonderful school districts and Arkansas Tech University. Most cities in Arkansas have a school […]

Backyard Living

Summer Reading

Summer Reading

As a child, I never did very well in science classes. I passed the classes with decent grades but something always felt so out of reach, so disconnected. Now that I’m well into my thirties I find myself craving a more solid foundation in biology, botany, even physics. I’m discovering that my children are the […]

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Outdoors

Crawling Under a Rock

Crawling Under a Rock

What is it about a big flat rock that just beckons you, or at least me, to flip it over? Maybe it’s because for years — nope, make that eons — a big flat rock could provide some food for a hungry Homo sapiens. Way back in our history, before we became…civilized, we weren’t so […]

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Community Commerce

Griffin Electric Heating & Air

Griffin Electric Heating & Air

When you think about your family and how much you love them, do you think you love them enough to work around them every single day and still like them? If your answer is no, then the business model found at Griffin Electric Heating & Air would not be your slice of pie. A husband […]

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Valley Vittles

Rustic and Refined

Rustic and Refined

Rustic and refined — opposites, counters, mutually exclusive. Anything described as a combination of the two would appear to be an oxymoron. But in contradiction we often find genius. The best cut of pork, of any meat, is the loin. Tender and flavorful, pork loin’s closest pork rival for the crown could only be bacon, […]

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On a Personal Note

My First Taste of Freedom

My First Taste of Freedom

Guest Written by Stephanie Brison In the late 1970s, young girls did not have too many choices for a summer job. I did what so many others did: I babysat. Even after more than thirty-five years have flown by, I can still recall the excitement, anxiety, and apprehension of my jump into “maturity.” First of […]

Other Recent Posts

Buckwheat

Buckwheat

As our livestock population grew, I wanted to add a miniature goat. I truly wanted a fainting goat even though fainting goats have a genetic defect. If you made a loud noise or clapped your hands, they fainted. I wished that I could do that to my boys if they misbehaved. I envisioned having a […]

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Time for Junior to Get a Job

Time for Junior to Get a Job

I’m a Pisces — born under the sign of the fishes. I won’t go far into the backstory of my childhood fishing obsession here, but I’m positive the Zodiac had something to do with it. Everyone in the family says I could cast a rod and reel before I could walk and it got worse […]

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Summertime Jobs

Summertime Jobs

It’s summertime and the living is easy… unless you’re a kid trying to make a buck. In that case, a summer break from school means you get a tiny taste of the “real world” as mom and dad put it. Exchanging your free time  for money isn’t always an easy decision, but sometimes a serious […]

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