• Some donations create a hairy situation

    You know how most women seem rarely to be happy with their hair? Well, I reckon I fall into that category. I was born with thick, wavy hair, but if I don’t get it thinned out regularly, it weighs down my whole head and makes …

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  • Disappointed by ‘Dallas’ downer

    I am utterly disappointed. Over the last 18 months Luke and I have been watching the original “Dallas” TV series and since that time I’ve written a column or two about my thoughts on the hit show that captured audiences in the 1980s. Last week …

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  • What’s so ‘dam’ funny?

    On Thursday I went to Heber Springs to report on the 50th anniversary of the Greers Ferry dam along with my co-worker Lacy Mitchell. As many of my readers know, I grew up in Heber Springs and am so proud I got to go cover …

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  • More ideas than finished projects

    Oh, Pinterest, you temptress. Every time we meet, you make me long for crafts I shall never make, foods I will never prepare, places I will never visit, and words I will never live by. Yet, I can’t give you up. Autumn has arrived — …

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  • ‘Sleepless’ is more like ‘clueless’ in Austin

    One might say he’s been looking for love in all in the wrong places, but now one Texas man is willing to pay $1,500 to the person who can find the woman of his dreams plus a $1,000 bonus if wedding bells ring. Call him …

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  • ‘Sailing stones’ move by themselves

    Death Valley National Park in eastern California is home to Racetrack Playa, a dried-up lake bed where rocks move by themselves, and the geological phenomenon has stumped scientists for decades. Stones, sometimes weighing as much as 700 pounds, fall from the surrounding mountains onto the …

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  • Tick bites can go from nuisance to menace

    When I was a kid, ticks were just a nuisance. Now, they are dangerous. They can make you sick, very sick. They can kill you. Rather, the diseases they may be carrying can kill you. And when they make you sick, if you do not …

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  • Job well done on carnival

    Saturday was a glorious day for being outside — perfect weather for the 70th annual White River Water Carnival. After years and years and years of going to carnivals in the 100-degree sticky August heat, Saturday’s temperatures were a most welcome relief. And Riverside Park …

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  • Interviewing Elvis’ Daughter 101

    As a reporter, reaching out to try and interview someone like Lisa Marie Presley, (OK, not just someone like her — but her), I had my reservations and for years it’s why I never tried until 10 days ago. One, I am a fan who …

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  • Unladylike behavior

    Being the mother of two daughters, I have done my best to raise them into proper young ladies, and boy, has it been a harder job than I expected. They enjoy doing things that will drive me up the wall and this past weekend, Alexas …

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  • A pain in my foot

    For the last few months, I’ve been hobbling around with a (literal) pain in my foot. It’s a stabbing type of pain when I walk on it. I thought it was a heel spur, but when I went to a doctor he said it was …

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  • Getting rid of pieces of my life at yard sale prices

    To the woman and two others who carried flashlights and stopped before dawn, I admire you for your zeal and outlook of how the early bird gets the worm. To the couple who bought a whole slew of like-new clothes for their daughters and only …

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