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ChickenCoop

Chickie Needs a Coop

For years, Terri Burton, whose nickname is Chickie, raised flocks of free-range chickens, letting them have the run of her twenty-six-acre property in the…

HotDog

The Fingers of Giants

Family gatherings have always been an important part of my family’s tradition. I live far enough away that I don’t get to see them…

RisingStars

Hoop Dreams

The coolness of the gym is a nice respite from the Pine Bluff afternoon heat, but the sweat still flows out on the court…

JessicaSowards

People Watcher

I am an observer. A people-watcher. My walk through this broken world is dotted and flourished with a great appreciation for humanity and for…

Jessica

Redefined

When I look back over my thirty-two years and attempt to sequence them, there are a couple of great divides. Befores and afters. The…

Larry

How to Make a Dream Come True

The early part of April 2017 found longtime musician Larry Bedell conspiring with James “JT” Thomas, who at that time was the executive chef…

PAllen

Life on Moss Mountain Farm

The name P. Allen Smith has become a well-recognized name, and it’s no wonder people would want to visit his farm that is featured…

Pie

Pie Scout, At Your Service

At Garrison Commons, the small park in downtown Fort Smith, Arkansas, where bands perform, and movies play sits Pie Scout. Housed in a shiny,…

JessicaSowards

Sing Your Song

The earliest memory I have of singing was in my bedroom closet before I’d even started preschool. I’d asked for one thing for Christmas,…