Lexi Grissom, left, and Caitlin Erikson cut out dog treats with cookie cutters and place them in a pan.
Every morning, Shelley Moore’s classroom at Cabot High School smells like peanut butter. But her students aren’t making cookies or PB&J sandwiches — they’re making dog treats. Moore and her special-education students have started a business called K-9 Crackers. Moore has used the business to help her students learn money management, home-living skills and communication skills. When Moore was trying to come up with a project for her ... READ MORE
HIGDEN — Flowers and plants will soon surround Mary Howard’s lakeside home near Higden. With ice still on the ground just a few weeks ago, Howard said, she is anxious to start her gardening efforts.
OK, people, we need to talk. It seems like every time I go shopping, I encounter wild children. I don’t want to sound like a grumpy old woman, but it seems like it’s gotten worse these days. For example, early one Sunday afternoon, I was in a department store where not many people were shopping. I noticed — heard — a father and his kids. At first, I thought it was nice. He was teasing with them as they were walking. He was also repeatin... READ MORE
Though Jim House came from a poor family, he worked his way up the corporate ladder through the years and spent 39 years in the insurance field working to serve others. He was born in Alicia to a farm family. House attended first- through seventh-grade in Alicia but went to Walnut Ridge for high school. “A grade school was all Alicia had at that time,” he said. “I graduated from Walnut Ridge in 1959.” His parents stressed to House and h... READ MORE
Fishermen always love discussing superlatives. No matter where we are, the conversation is likely to turn to the extreme aspects of fishing. If someone says something, for example, about the biggest this or the fastest that, a wildfire of discussion will almost certainly be ignited. Conflicting opinions will add fuel to the conflagration, wagers will probably be laid, and after some burning argumentation, someone will pull up the Intern... READ MORE
Home-cooked takeout. It’s an oxymoron, but you know what it means. There are loads of articles in cooking and health magazines touting the benefits of making your own takeout favorites. It’s no surprise. At-home takeout is more affordable, healthier and often tastes better. Without a doubt, my favorite takeout food is Chinese and Thai, which unfortunately is usually loaded with sodium and excess fat from oil. So I often make my own. Wit... READ MORE