Every Day Life

I’m off to college…

I’m off to college…

…NO MOM, YOU CAN’T COME! I’m convinced there is a fifth season in the year that has nothing to do with the weather.  School season! Millions of children and their parents spent the last month and plenty of money buying just the right school clothes and supplies getting ready for another year of education.  First […]

September 1, 2015 | By More

Backyard Living

Grandma and Google

Grandma and Google

As I took a bite of the defrosted strawberry and its distinctive flavor melted on my tongue, memories of visits to Mema’s house came flooding back. As a child of the Great Depression, preserving food was second nature to her. Endless containers of fruit and vegetables packed her deep freeze. One of those foods was […]

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Outdoors

The Lucky Buckeye

The Lucky Buckeye

You may have noticed the tan colored pods varying from cherry to peach size. The pods hang from small trees that usually stand no more than five feet or so. These are red buckeye trees, they’re actually more of a shrub, and the pods contain the namesake nuts. The buckeye got its name because the […]

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Community Commerce

Lefler’s

Lefler’s

Every business you buy from and visit has a culture, whether the business creates it intentionally or unintentionally. Lefler’s in Russellville, one of five in Arkansas, boasts of three things: customer service, family and a passion for making women look and feel great. The beginning of Lefler’s is as enchanting as their culture. “Our retail […]

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Valley Vittles

Say Cheese!

Say Cheese!

September weekends in the River Valley often flirt with the ideal of what a weekend should be. Cool mornings lead to bright sunny days. The temperature is just right for opening windows and letting that first breath of autumn filter through the house. Because despite glorious weather, in the house is where you want to […]

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On a Personal Note

A Change in the Air

A Change in the Air

Guest Written by  Billy Reeder There’s a change in the air. As children once again pile on yellow buses and the noon sun has tilted a little more to the south all signs point toward fall. Around the cabin there are more. The elms and the sycamore trees are fading from green to yellow and […]

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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 […]

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 […]

August 1, 2015 | By More
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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