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A taste of the Old World

October 1, 2017 | By More
A taste of the Old World

You don’t have to travel abroad to find a taste of European cuisine. A trip down state Highway 186 in Altus wine country will lead you to the family-owned Wiederkehr Restaurant. The Wiederkehr family has deep historical roots in the area, and have been in the wine business for generations. The restaurant today was once […]

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A life sculpted by art

October 1, 2017 | By More
A life sculpted by art

Vibrant oil paintings decorate the interior of the Lemley House Art Guild, one of the many art studios in the historic downtown district of Russellville. The musty scent of fresh oil paint stains the air. Shelves overflow with tubes and brushes. There is little surface that hasn’t been graced with paint. Within these canvas covered […]

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Authentically Appetizing

October 1, 2017 | By More
Authentically Appetizing

Genuine is hard to define. What makes anything bona fide? Is authenticity a whim of subjectivity? In the case of food, is it dependent on a strict adherence to a specific ingredients and preparation? Sure, you’ve got to have the right ingredients to make a dish. You’ve got to cook it at the appropriate temperatures […]

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Fearscape: Phobias – Library Haunted House Returns for Its Fifth Year

Fearscape: Phobias – Library Haunted House Returns for Its Fifth Year

Guest Written by Elizabeth Lilley Teen & Adult Programmer, Pope County Library System This year, the Pope County Library will host its 5th annual Haunted House. Since 2013 this event has provided an opportunity for teens to work together, reach out to the community, and get hands-on experience with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and […]

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Taming the beast

October 1, 2017 | By More
Taming the beast

When the morning’s temperature starts to slowly drop, and the leaves are falling in everyone’s front yards, and you can’t even order a pizza without being offered the “pumpkin spice” flavor option, you know fall is on its way in. And coming right along behind fall is Halloween. My son loves Halloween. It’s the perfect […]

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Rodan + Fields – Lisa Gibson, Independent Consultant

October 1, 2017 | By More
Rodan + Fields – Lisa Gibson, Independent Consultant

For Lisa Gibson, skincare is just as important as maintaining any other aspect of your health. After teaching for 33 years at Atkins Middle School, Lisa said she wanted to keep busy and found her second calling as an independent consultant with Rodan & Fields skin care. “I decided to start my skin care business […]

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Connected to a web

October 1, 2017 | By More
Connected to a web

We recently moved to rural Yell County, a place I’ve dreamed of living since I was a child. We started a fall garden, created a compost bin, are building a portable chicken coop, and plan to get the clothesline up this weekend. I can’t wait to build a root cellar, get some goats and mules […]

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Días de los Muertos

October 1, 2017 | By More
Días de los Muertos

Every year beginning on October 31 and ending on November 2, millions of people around the world celebrate the Days of The Dead, or Días de los Muertos. It’s primarily a Mexican holiday, although it is now celebrated in most latin countries and areas with large hispanic populations. It has been a long held belief […]

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Oh deer

October 1, 2017 | By More
Oh deer

I’d never killed a September deer before, but at 7:57 a.m. on September 27 a mature whitetail doe lay expired at the end of a short blood trail in the Ozark Mountains of Newton County. Yep, the same Newton County that’s nested a Chronic Wasting Disease outbreak in Arkansas. The specter of eating an infected […]

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Jack

October 1, 2017 | By More
Jack

What is it that makes me nervous you ask? It’s just this pumpkin. I bought it yesterday from some roadside stand along Highway 64. There was something about the stand that called to me. In fact, I heard a voice plain as day tell me to stop as a black and white banner stretched above […]

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