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James K. Joslin

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Recent Stories by James K. Joslin

Thanksgiving Day … it’s all about the turkey, right?

posted: 11/26/2015 midnight Discuss

Editor’s note: This story originally appeared in the Three Rivers Edition of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette on Thanksgiving Day in 2010.

Concord school program uses 10K as fundraiser

posted: 11/01/2015 midnight Discuss

FFA, foreign language clubs and other student organizations have long turned to community-based fundraisers as a way to offer the students in such programs perks such as club jackets, parties, field trips and more. In Concord, students in Becky Cornett’s Gifted and Talented program are asking for supporters to lace up their running shoes so students can take a bite out of The Big Apple.

Growing K-LIFE: Oct. 30 golf tournament next step in fundraising for youth organization

posted: 10/18/2015 midnight Discuss

As of 2013, the city of Houston, Texas, was estimated to have a population of 2.196 million people. Dallas, meanwhile, boasted 1.258 million. On the other end of the spectrum, Searcy tallied 23,768 townsfolk, according to the United States Census Bureau.

More than a jig: Lure that created a company as much about faith as fish

posted: 10/14/2015 9:05 a.m. Discuss

Wouldn’t you know it. … The one and only shower on radar in the entire state was drifting across the very White River oxbow lake where we were fishing.

‘World-class fishery’: Trout-fishing guide finds home in, beside Little Red River

posted: 09/27/2015 midnight Discuss

It’s been about 20 years since I took my first couple of trout-fishing trips. Those outings, however, were centered more on fun and fellowship than fishing. They were journeys where several work buddies tried to forget the blues of the retail world while occasionally dunking a worm or spinner into the waters of the Spring or White River.

Green is good: Food plots, habitat enhancements needed by deer, hunters

posted: 09/13/2015 midnight Discuss

My first year as caretaker on the farm, a spread of around 1,000-plus acres in southeast Arkansas, saw me take zero deer and only get a look at three whitetails on opening day and two the next day. A year removed from my deer doldrums and after some cooperative efforts with a cousin of the landowner, I found myself in a tower blind overlooking a food plot that the cousin, his son and I had crafted.

Mom’s influence: Love for all things outdoors rooted in memories of mother’s stories

posted: 06/07/2015 midnight Discuss

I knew there would come a day when I’d be writing these words. This past Mother’s Day was the first one I awoke to without my mom. Every Mother’s Day before, I had the opportunity to present her with a card, a box of candy or some little something I’d made or bought just for her. In turn, I would receive her thanks and her love. Thinking of how I looked into her eyes on those occasions, I have remembered every stomach virus, scraped knee and broken heart she rode out with me. I knew that I’d never be able to repay her for all those times, and for so much else.

Reasons to fish: Reasons to quit should never outnumber all the reasons why

posted: 04/19/2015 midnight Discuss

Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson recorded a tune in 1983 that was penned by Haggard and titled “Reasons to Quit.” The pair of so-called country outlaws sang of a vice or two they shared and lamented on their inability to stop. While Merle and Willie wanted to cease the smoking and drinking, I definitely don’t want to find an anglers’ rehab program.

Thanksgiving Day … it’s all about the turkey, right?

posted: 11/27/2014 midnight Discuss

Editor’s note: This story originally appeared in the River Valley & Ozark Edition of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette on Thanksgiving Day in 2010.

It’s Christmastime in Arkansas again — well, almost

posted: 11/27/2014 midnight Discuss

This is the day that is often thought of as the beginning of the holiday season.



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