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Talkin’ outdoors, and more

It’s lunchtime at the Cracker Barrel in west Little Rock on a late September day. Steve “Wildman” Wilson has just sat down at a table and is perusing a menu as he waits to place his order. As he looks up from his menu, a man at a nearby table recognizes him and comes over

Wintertime at Moss Mountain Farm

Prepare the garden. Don’t let cooler temperatures keep you from enjoying the magic of winter and this holiday season. It can be easy to forget to winterize the garden amidst the excitement of decorating, parties and family time. But, a little preparation now can pay off when spring arrives. Winterize garden tools with these tips:

Supporting those who served

When Cpl. Matt Foster left Afghanistan after his tour of duty in 2013, he didn’t know whether he would ever see his K-9 partner again. For nine months, Foster and Sgt. Mick, a black Labrador retriever, lived and worked together keeping the military compound at Camp Leatherneck and the surrounding area in Helmand Province safe

Leaky ductwork costs money

Fall is in full swing, and winter will be here soon. That means it is time to turn on the heat, and if this winter is anything like the last two years, your heat pumps and furnaces will be getting a workout. In 2013 and 2014, colder-than-average temperatures led residents to use 30 percent more

Nature’s inspiration

"I think that I shall never see, a poem lovely as a tree.” — Joyce Kilmer. If there is one thing that Arkansas has in abundance, it’s trees. Maybe that’s part of the reason why we also happen to have such friendly people. If you’re like most folks in The Natural State, when you step

Americans concerned about prescription painkiller addiction

Most Americans are concerned about the abuse of narcotic painkillers, despite widespread use of these legal medications, new research suggests. About one in four Americans reported taking a prescription painkiller — such as hydrocodone (Vicodin) or oxycodone (Percocet, Oxycontin) — within the past year, the study said. Around 70 percent of Americans said they’ve been

Plant now for spring flowers

Who doesn’t think spring is on the horizon when they see the first daffodil in bloom? Spring blooming bulbs are easy to grow and enjoy, and now is the time to plant them. Although daffodils are the most common spring flowering bulb, there are many other choices. Crocus bloom first, followed by early daffodils, then

Save energy while preparing holiday feast

Baking pies, roasting a turkey and warming up the side dishes for your family’s Thanksgiving feast can be hard on your electric bill if you rely on your oven to do all the work. This Thanksgiving, consider using your stovetop, barbecue grill, microwave oven, slow cooker, toaster oven, electric skillet and even your blender or

Make your way to Fairfield Bay’s Little Red Restaurant

The Maui Coconut Fried Shrimp was up next. This appetizer was very good and hand-breaded. The sweet red chili sauce is a Little Red creation that truly makes this one a must-try. Ivanor asked me if I liked chicken and dumplings. Well, “Heck, yes,” I replied. Then she told me their chicken and dumplings, which