• Water, water monsters everywhere

    While reading a book about the Loch Ness monster over the weekend, I found the subject of lake monsters and water monsters expounded upon. Practically every lake or body of water in the world are claimed to have water monsters, with most of the monsters …

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  • Where a kid can be a kid

    Why don’t stores have those merry-go-rounds in front anymore? Used to, you’d see them all the time. I remember riding them when I was little and thinking that was a big deal — my parents weren’t the kind to give into every whim of us …

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  • The (e)state of a person’s life

    The property wasn’t off limits and neither was the stuff, but it sure felt funny perusing all of the items waiting for the auction block. I attended my first estate auction a few weekends ago, but it felt more like a window into the future. …

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  • DNA from skulls may not be human

    Many people believe we are not alone in the universe and a recent DNA test may prove just that. Brien Foerster, a researcher, writer and tour guide in Peru, recently announced preliminary results after an elongated skull he had tested was found to contain DNA …

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  • Remembering a gentle giant

    This is for my sister-in-law who still misses her favorite horse. I think we all shed a few tears when Buster moved on to greener pastures and was no longer there to greet her each afternoon when she arrived home from work. She was never …

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  • Dream find turns into nightmare

    A couple in northern California had a dream come true — while out walking on their property, one of them saw the top of a rusty can in or at the edge of the path, which they had walked on numerous times over the past …

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  • Retreat is a welcome break in routine

    It’s fun to break out of my routine every once in a while and do something new. Last weekend, my friend and scrapbooking buddy Christine Brown and I went to our first scrapbook retreat. It was a fundraiser for the Ash Flat Church of Christ’s …

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  • Lady head vases make for pretty art

    If I don’t stop collecting them now, it could get out of hand. They’re small, so they don’t take up too much space, and the holes in their heads do serve a purpose, I just haven’t found a good use for them yet. Lady head …

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  • We’re Steele friends

    We’re Steele friends. I’ve been so blessed with an array of friends who come from all walks of life. I’ve fought for more than one when they were down and I can’t tell you how many have come to my rescue when I’ve needed them. …

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  • Attacks on Christians

    There’s a disturbing trend happening in America: Christians are coming under attack for their religious beliefs. That’s right — in America. Once considered the moral standard, Christianity is now being called oppressive and intolerant to certain groups of people. It has seemed to come to …

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  • Adventurer gave details about Arkansas backwoods

    When young German adventurer Friedrich Gerstacker visited Arkansas between 1837 and 1843, he came through Oil Trough and Batesville during some real happening times. He marveled at the immense canebrakes in the Oil Trough bottoms, which were full of bears, and enjoyed bear hunting. Not …

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  • Can’t wait for spring

    Punxsutawney Phil appears to be right, in that we are not done with winter yet. Or rather, winter is not done with us. As we do every year, my friend Mary Jo Shivey and I went to Little Rock last weekend for the Arkansas Flower …

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