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Harvest brings every body in

Harvest brings every body in

For me, pecans have a strong connection with the meaning of family. Perhaps it’s because pecans are ready for harvest around the time of year when families get together for the holidays. Pecans often grace Thanksgiving dinner tables as the main ingredient of pecan pies and other delectable dishes, or just a dish of autumn […]

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November 1, 2017 | By More
Number 43

Number 43

Arkansas Tech University is my alma mater, but, like nearly everyone from The Natural State, I’m a member of the Razorback congregation. I don’t remember when I became a Razorback fan. I think it was kind of like carrying the family name — I was born into it. There wasn’t another option. I do remember […]

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September 2, 2016 | By More
So many books, so little time

So many books, so little time

I have always been someone who has at least two books going at once. Before I had children, I’d often balance a novel with a non-fiction read, slipping in a few magazine articles here and there for good measure. These days, with three young children at home, I am more likely to have eight books […]

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July 1, 2016 | By More
Our thoughts on the Pope County Library/lots/rezoning issue

Our thoughts on the Pope County Library/lots/rezoning issue

ABOUT the River Valley firmly and unequivocally supports the Pope County Library System and its growth. With that being said, we want to offer clarity regarding the current rezoning/library/Casey’s convenience store discussion. The debate is over the sale of two lots, and the rezoning of one of those lots, to Casey’s General Store, Inc. The […]

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June 23, 2016 | By More
Saint Mary’s Recognizes Volunteers and Install Officers

Saint Mary’s Recognizes Volunteers and Install Officers

As Barbara Bush has said, “Some people give time, some money, some their skills and connections, some literally their life’s blood – but everyone has something to give.” The devoted members of Saint Mary’s Volunteer Auxiliary have given countless hours of their time and skills and expertise, and have been of immeasurable value to the […]

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June 2, 2015 | By More
Every Word

Every Word

“Tasha knows how to write a story and pull you in right from the beginning. It definitely kept me wanting to read and turning the pages to see what was going to happen next.” “WOW, ummmm I don’t even know how to start this… WOW. I have been put through so much during this book! […]

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September 1, 2014 | By More
Uncommon Grounds

Uncommon Grounds

In January of this year, a new coffee business opened in downtown Russellville with a vision of merging the past with the present. “All my friends are social scientists,” explains Brandon Tucker, co-owner of Penny University Coffee. “We used to talk about social conventions, and we’d talk about how really strange it was that people […]

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September 1, 2014 | By More
What Will You Build?

What Will You Build?

When you hit pause on life long enough to think about what you are thankful for, some of the things that cross your mind might be your family, a pet, season tickets for your favorite sports team, possibly a new car. However, time to time, a lot of us can neglect showing thanks for having […]

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August 1, 2014 | By More
Uncommon Skills

Uncommon Skills

Superhuman feats of strength and agility aren’t something we witness every day, but witness them I did on this unseasonably cool July evening. Josh Cook had launched himself from a chain-suspended 2×6 board, and now clung to the climbing wall in his garage like Spiderman. He landed on the wall with perfect fingertip placement on […]

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August 1, 2014 | By More
Thanks Mom!

Thanks Mom!

    Thanks Mom! Thanks for my first fishin’ pole. Thanks for letting Dad and Grandpa take me to the pond and put me in the boat when I was barely big enough to hold the fishin’ pole. Thanks for reading the animal and dinosaur books to me before I could read. Thanks for letting me […]

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May 3, 2014 | By More