Every Day Life

A failure to communicate

A failure to communicate

There is always something so refreshing about a new school year. Maybe it’s the feeling of autumn on its way in or the organization of getting back to a steady routine, but I relish in the back to school hubbub. My son entered the third grade this year, and although he isn’t excited about having […]

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Backyard Living

Symbol of a simpler time

Symbol of a simpler time

Holding my phone at eye level, I added one more snapshot to the multitudes who have taken the same picturesque photo. As iconic as the Grand Teton Mountain in its background, the historic T.A. Moulton barn boasts the title, “Most Photographed Barn in America.” Since taking up gardening, I have developed an affinity for barns. […]

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Outdoors

Just a little Buffalo River

Just a little Buffalo River

I’ve been griping about rained-out local creek smallmouth fishing all summer long. The high waters made fish tough to find and often posed a wading hazard. But just an hour’s drive north, the crystalline cool Buffalo National River flowed under more normalish summer conditions. Ever since the fly rod — an elegant tool for a […]

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Community Commerce

Russellville Family Funeral

Russellville Family Funeral

Pam Smith began her career in the funeral home business 17 years ago. “I started at another local funeral home here in Russellville, in the office area helping customers with payments and helping the funeral directors with their paperwork,” Pam said. Later she recognized that assisting people through trying times was her true calling. “It […]

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Valley Vittles

Meat-eaters delight

Meat-eaters delight

My diet turns decidedly more carnivorous as summer fades into autumn. Omnivorous through spring and summer, when the first cool breezes blow through the River Valley my tastebuds turn. The fruits and veggies that satiated through the heat just won’t cut it anymore. This is likely some vestigial urge from a time when we needed […]

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On a Personal Note

Attitude is a Choice. So is Bullying.

Attitude is a Choice. So is Bullying.

Guest written by Coach David Verdu Bullying is defined as an attitude, aggressive behavior forcibly imposed on another person. Good definition, however what one person calls bullying another person says is “just playing.” I think what we fail to see is what is behind the action — the attitude. Are we really looking closely and […]

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Other Recent Posts

Phone-less days

Phone-less days

This is going to blow some minds, but back in the 70s and 80s, sometimes an entire day would go by and I would never speak to my parents unless it was in person. Sometimes I’d spend the day at the creek or in the woods or at a friend’s house without any communication with […]

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My heart never left

My heart never left

Billy and Marlene Newton’s breathtaking home is built on natural and family heritage. Just a few miles east of Russellville sits 500 acres rich in biodiversity. The land offers sanctuary for native wildlife and for a family with deep roots in the River Valley. Billy and Marlene Newton call this property home. The Newtons own […]

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Only if you’re REALLY good

Only if you’re REALLY good

As the mother of a rambunctious boy, I take drastic measures to avoid taking my son to certain stores, specifically Walmart. Even during a quick trip, something will happen to make me regret taking him. I’m very thankful for the accommodating Nana and Meme and my sister Amy for allowing me to drop off Raff […]

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