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It’s all about perspective

August 1, 2019 | By More
It’s all about perspective

I almost didn’t share it. But before I could talk myself out of it, I posted a photo of a brand new crop I planted this year. I had seen other gardeners from around the world grow this unique, prolific bean and I couldn’t wait to test it in my garden for fun. Also known […]

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Just do it

August 1, 2019 | By More
Just do it

When it comes to the arts, a lot of people thinks it’s all about talent. They believe the only difference between success and failure, in creative and artistic endeavors especially, are latent abilities bestowed upon the lucky few as they formed in their mother’s womb. Of course, natural gifts do indeed play a role. A […]

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Pearly Everlasting

August 1, 2019 | By More
Pearly Everlasting

  I haven’t had a chance to write about it much, but I seldom choose to leave our house these days. My home is on the same land where my grandfather ran a truck patch, where my father grew up, and where I visited on the weekends as a young child. I love it here […]

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Timeless breakfast in a timeless place

August 1, 2019 | By More
Timeless breakfast in a timeless place

Way up in Johnson County where the Ozarks roll out beyond the horizon in every direction, where a clear water creek flows cool and unencumbered through the white oaks and hickories, and very near to where the pavement ends forever, there sits a quaint old store in the quaint little town of Oark. “Old” is […]

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10 Things About: Skye Freeman-Thompson

August 1, 2019 | By More
10 Things About: Skye Freeman-Thompson

Age: 44 Occupation: Human service worker/homeless liaison for Russellville Schools Hometown: Dover Family: Daughter Shelbi, who is a Senior at UCA 1) What is your favorite book and why? Anything by Ruby Payne or John Grisham. Ruby Payne is an educator and an author who has helped many understand what poverty is and what it […]

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Mackenzie Shilling – Cameo Hair Design

August 1, 2019 | By More
Mackenzie Shilling – Cameo Hair Design

Looking around Cameo Hair Design, you might not spot Mackenzie Shilling at first. She’s one among a few different hairstylists there, cutting away at a child’s long, brown hair. Mackenzie is tall, blonde and has the mark of a hairstylist, meaning she completely embodies what she does in who she is. But Mackenzie didn’t become […]

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Sweet, sweet summertime

August 1, 2019 | By More
Sweet, sweet summertime

With the sun shining brightly, the cool waters of swimming holes refreshingly flushed, and vines and bushes teeming with ripe berries and melons of every variety, summer is easily my favorite time of year. My son also revels in the relaxed schedule of the summer months. But because he is an only child, and his […]

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10 Things About: Chris Olson

10 Things About: Chris Olson

Age: 38 Occupation: Executive Director RussVegas Foot Races Foundation Hometown: Born in and lived in Russellville until 1996 then moved back in 2006. Family: Wife Lisa, daughter Grace Anne age 9 and son Reid age 5. 1) What is your favorite book and why? The Bible. It’s refreshing to know what God has done in […]

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Funky Town Mall

July 1, 2019 | By More
Funky Town Mall

It’s safe to say that Funky Town Mall is one of the most unique places to shop in Russellville. If you’ve never been, it feels like you’re on a scavenger hunt as you scour the shop for different treasure. The mall is a collection of different booths filled with oodles of jewelry, books, crafts, pocket […]

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Gar Hole

July 1, 2019 | By More
Gar Hole

Point Remove Creek’s slow warm currents dawdle in the lazy hot days of mid-summer. The creek bottom’s air dawdles, too. It’s stagnant and damp, amplifying smells of life and death, and the pungent odor of death is strong today. Metallic green and blue bottle flies swarm and cover the corpse of a shortnose gar lying […]

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