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In your face

June 1, 2019 | By More
In your face

The Russellville City Mall, in the heart of town, has long been a distribution point for ABOUT with several advertisers and a big magazine rack located there. We deliver new issues several times a month. Yet, I’d never sampled food from one of the newest mall tenants — Daily Bread — until this year’s Taste […]

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We can’t stand in silence

June 1, 2019 | By More
We can’t stand in silence

    Ethnically, Pope county is about 90 percent or higher white. And without looking at the demographics, I’d wager that this is roughly the same for other counties in the River Valley region. I don’t recall much blatant racism while growing up in Atkins, though, there was plenty of passive racism in the way […]

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Guns and responsibility

June 1, 2019 | By More
Guns and responsibility

During my rural childhood, I was taught, as I’m sure many of you were, that there were two appropriate places for guns — either on the rack or in the woods. No one had to tell me that school or downtown was not the proper context for a gun. But then, we didn’t worry about […]

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There’s no taste like homegrown

June 1, 2019 | By More
There’s no taste like homegrown

I had waited two long years for this moment. My husband and children sat next to me at the dinner table, oblivious to my anticipation. Two years ago, I planted my first asparagus crowns in a newly built raised bed garden. Unlike other vegetables in the garden, the first harvest wouldn’t come for a few […]

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Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil

June 1, 2019 | By More
Eichmann in Jerusalem:  A Report on the Banality of Evil

As reviewed by Johnny Carrol Sain “It is indeed my opinion now that evil is never ‘radical,’ that it is only extreme, and that it possesses neither depth nor any demonic dimension. It can overgrow and lay waste the whole world precisely because it spreads like a fungus on the surface. It is ‘thought-defying,’ as […]

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Russellville Family Funeral

June 1, 2019 | By More
Russellville Family Funeral

The modern look of the new Russellville Family Funeral building sets a theme for the business as a whole: a place where funerals are professionally handled yet affordable for families. The new building makes a way for funeral planning to become a more comfortable process. But Russellville Family Funeral is made personable by funeral director […]

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All about mom

June 1, 2019 | By More
All about mom

I am always so curious as to what most children think of their mother; what she does all day, things she says and habits she has, what she looks like, and what they think her own childhood was like. I am forever entertained and endeared by their answers. I interviewed several kids about their mom, […]

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The Hero we need. The hero we deserve. The hero we hunger for.

May 1, 2019 | By More
The Hero we need. The hero we deserve. The hero we hunger for.

His athletic build is surprising — it’s not the physique you’d expect to see on a man who enjoys food and has made good food his life’s mission. His husky masculine voice, reminiscent of Ron Burgundy, seems fitting for a hero. But those are the only descriptions I can note as the Tater Man answers […]

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From conservation to inspiration

May 1, 2019 | By More
From conservation to inspiration

Steve Duzan has always had a fascination with wildlife. “As a kid, I either wanted to be a plant breeder to develop new foods or a wildlife biologist,” Steve says. During his childhood, he explored the land surrounding his home in El Dorado, mostly an area behind his house he called “The Valley.” Strolling among […]

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Leave it to the pros

May 1, 2019 | By More
Leave it to the pros

I thought I was pretty handy on the grill — choosing only the best cuts, marinating, soaking a few hickory sticks and letting them puff up a good white smoke before gently placing meat onto the sizzling grates. And my creations were plenty tasty. The wife and kids said so. Then we visited Ridgewood Brothers […]

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