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Without darkness there is no light

December 1, 2019 | By More
Without darkness there is no light

Here at the tag end of 2019 — a stretch of time that we covered in what seemed far less than 12 months — we can peer back at the good and bad with a clarity of vision that only hindsight can provide. We measure our successes against our failures. We ponder our poor decisions […]

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10 Things About: Korri Freeman

December 1, 2019 | By More
10 Things About: Korri Freeman

Age: 26 Occupation: Business owner and art teacher at KaleidoKids Art Studio in Russellville Downtown. Hometown: Russellville/River Valley native, RHS and ATU graduate. Family: I work every day at the studio with my husband, Daniel and our 18-month-old daughter, Finnli. 1) What is your favorite book and why? Elizabeth Gilbert’s Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond […]

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Gifts from the garden

December 1, 2019 | By More
Gifts from the garden

  Do you ever get stuck in a gift-giving rut? Every year you set out to find that “perfect” gift, but you end up settling on another sweater knowing full well the sweater will take its place alongside the others you’ve given in previous years. For many years my Christmas shopping revolved around Black Friday […]

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Holiday memories

December 1, 2019 | By More
Holiday memories

The Yuletide season is the perfect culmination of the three previous seasons it follows coming in with a whirlwind entrance. The smells of cinnamon and pine combined with the coziness of hearth fires and the twinkling of Christmas ornaments glinting off the string of lights strung so carefully around a sapling, make for the most […]

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Compare and contrast

December 1, 2019 | By More
Compare and contrast

    We often fall into a lazy lumping together, a broad labeling of meals with similar names, similar ingredients, or with origins stemming from a general region of the globe. This happens a lot within Hispanic/Latino cuisine. While there is definitely some overlap with ingredients and spices from meals with histories tracing back to […]

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Eat or be eaten

December 1, 2019 | By More
Eat or be eaten

  Gut-hooked bass are nearly always dead bass, but this one was just barely gut hooked. Thankfully, I’d pressed the barb down on this #2 wooly bugger fly (actually, it was my own tie with trademark outlandishly big hackles I’d christened the beasty bugger) and it looked like I could slip the point out of […]

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Newton’s Pharmacy

December 1, 2019 | By More
Newton’s Pharmacy

  Newton’s Pharmacy is your one-stop shop for all of the little things you need. While it is a pharmacy, Newton’s also offers vitamin supplements, gift items for your family, immunizations and consultation for individuals on long term care and medication. Owner Bill Newton, however, is extremely proud of the medical synchronization that Newton’s offers. […]

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River Valley Veterans Memorial Park – Honoring those who served

November 1, 2019 | By More
River Valley Veterans Memorial Park – Honoring those who served

Construction of the River Valley Veterans Memorial Park is underway on three acres on Lake Front Drive near Bona Dea Trails. The purpose of the park is to honor all veterans and currently serving military members from the four-county area, which includes Conway, Johnson, Pope, and Yell Counties. The ground-breaking ceremony for the park was […]

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Farmed by faith. Farmed by family.

November 1, 2019 | By More
Farmed by faith. Farmed by family.

The Ralston Family Farm is located just a few miles south of Atkins, in rich bottomland encircled by mountains. Grain bins and a large central office sit near the road, surrounded by cultivated fields. The family grows non-GMO corn, soybeans, and cattle, but most of their 6,800-acre farm is dedicated to growing rice. And not […]

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It’s Greek to us

November 1, 2019 | By More
It’s Greek to us

Just a few years ago, I didn’t even know how to pronounce “gyro.” Now I’m eating them. And loving them. And wondering why I waited so long to try one. That last part is easy to figure out — there wasn’t any place to get a gyro in the River Valley. Not that I was […]

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