Tags archives: family

Final Thought

•••
By Sonny Rhodes   t has been quite a school year for Team Rhodes. Abby, the youngest of three siblings, is a high school senior, so we’ve all experienced a number of firsts and lasts this year. The firsts include her driving a car unattended, opening a college acceptance notice, and receiving a scholarship offer. The lasts include a high school[...]

Stress Free Holiday Fitness

•••
Do you remember that television commercial from a few years ago where a woman, dressed in a thick, fluffy red robe with white furry trim, is bent over, fussing with the Christmas tree? Her young daughter comes into the room, catches a glimpse of her mom from behind and shouts, “Santa!” Mom’s cheerful holiday humming stops cold as she straightens her stanc[...]

Final Thought

•••
It was one of those days you look back on years later and think, “How in the world did we do all that?” It was Nov. 23, 1968. The Saturday before Thanksgiving. As I recall, it was a perfect day for two small-town teens from Arkansas to be afoot in a big city: Dallas, Texas. The teens were yours truly and my buddy, Mack. I was barely 16. He had just turned[...]

Fall hiking in the Ouachitas offers colorful scenery

•••
Zoie Clift, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Hiking is an awe inspiring route to experience the beauty of Arkansas. The state’s climate allows the pastime year round, and the fall season shines a spotlight on the colorful scenery. “Fall hiking is great,” said Tim Ernst, a wilderness photographer and author of many guidebooks abou[...]

Cave City Watermelon Festival starts August 11

•••
The Cave City Watermelon Festival has revealed its 2016 entertainment headliners. This year’s lineup includes three nationally recognized headlining artists, with one performing each night of the festivities. Thursday, August 11th will be headlined by The JJ Weeks Band, whose music has been featured on the official soundtracks for high-profile films “God’[...]