• Somewhere in Texas

    It is amazing what all you can accomplish on a mini-vacation. Last week we set out for parts unknown for some much needed rest and relaxation. When the proprietor sent us directions on how to get there, complete with a last stop for food memo, …

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  • Back to work, joyfully sleep deprived

    Greetings and salutations! I finally made it back to work last Thursday, after being off eight weeks with our newborn daughter, Kaylee Ann. Gary and I can hardly begin to express our appreciation for everyone’s thoughts, support and prayers over the last few years after …

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  • Niece is witness to tragedy — again

    More than a week after a gunman killed 12 and injured dozens of others at a movie theater in Colorado, I am still poring over the many stories that continue to come out about the victims and acts of sacrifice. It seems to always happen …

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  • Four-legged diva proves world has gone to the dogs

    If there really is a thing as reincarnation, I would want to come back as a dog named Kira. She belongs to my cousin’s daughter Ashley. She is a small shih tzu that has to be the most spoiled, pampered pooch I have ever seen. …

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  • ‘Snake Doctors’ embedded in folk culture

    As a 4-year-old I became familiar with the term “snake doctors” at my Mam-maw and Pap-paw Farrier’s rural farmstead 10 miles west of Cave City. I distinctly remember Mam-maw saying as she looked out a window, “There sure are a lot of snake doctors flying …

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  • Putting the ‘real’ in reality

    It’s hard to be optimistic about the world and society we live in when a trip to a movie theater turns deadly. It’s one of a few reasons why I question whether I want to have children. There are too many things to worry about …

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  • Stranger danger!

    Stranger danger is something parents begin teaching their children at a very early age. It’s good for children to have a healthy fear because it may be what saves their life but it’s sad we have to immediately begin telling them at an early age …

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  • No go

    I failed. Yep, when 2012 rolled in I decided I would seriously take on my debt diet. That didn’t work. As obsessed as I was with getting this whole money/planning for the future things in gear, I have yet to get changes made in order …

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  • ‘Like’ for Pitbull’s sake

    I was on Facebook the other day and there’s a contest being held by Walmart to bring the rapper Pitbull to the Walmart store that gets the most “likes.” Pitbull will make a personal appearance at whichever store that receives the most. Yes! We’ve got …

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  • Papier-mâché had military uses

    We all know about papier-mâché, right? It’s a fun to use material for making craft items, especially in elementary schools, and what else? Oh, yes — making piñatas. That’s all I knew about. So when my wife, Wanda, while remembering her elementary school days, suggested …

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  • Work ethics in question

    Progressing into an older age bracket I am aware there are certain things that send me over the edge. Maybe this whole self-absorbed mentality has always been right in front of me my entire life, but it seems as if it is getting worse. Self …

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  • Griffith was ‘A Face in the Crowd’ in Arkansas

    I’m always amazed when Hollywood comes to Arkansas and the ties many notable celebrities, for instance, Andy Griffith have to the state. With Griffith’s recent passing, I’m reminded of “A Face in the Crowd,” the 1957 movie in which he starred, but did you know …

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