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Lick the Spoon | Rice: how a hunting trip shaped Lonoke County history

Sep 16, 2014 11:18am

National Rice Month, a great way to combine history and cooking, plus throw in some local pride. Lonoke County, between Carlisle and Lonoke, is the origin of rice culture in Arkansas. The county...

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Susan Sarandon and Melissa McCarthy in 'Tammy'

In ‘Tammy,’ Melissa McCarthy adds to her gallery of aggressive, unkempt characters

Jul 04, 2014 6:00am

At this rate, we’re probably only a couple of movies away from seeing Melissa McCarthy play a feral clump of sweatpants and greasy hair, living under a bridge and scaring small children.

Her...

Lick the Spoon | The real reason for picking a Farm Family of the Year

Jul 03, 2014 9:28am

Since 1947, the Arkansas Farm Family of the Year program has recognized outstanding farm families throughout the state. This year, the Kenny and Lisa McFarlin Family of Carlisle is the 2014 Lonoke...

Pilgrim reflections | ‘America the Beautiful’

Jul 03, 2014 9:28am

From childhood we sing the songs

That celebrate our nation:

Her birth, her freedoms and her dreams

That so often have defied imagination.

No other nation on this earth

...

Lick the spoon | Going green in the kitchen

Jun 24, 2014 8:08am

From what I have read, green tomato recipes began with the end-of-season picking of all the fruits and vegetables in gardens before losing them to frost. But some dishes were so good that green...

PILGRIM REFLECTIONS | “Coping With Change”

Jun 24, 2014 10:34am

It’s inevitable; the question is “How will we respond to it?”

Change.

Such a small word. Only six letters. But, oh how big the ramifications!

By nature we don’t like it because...

ASU-Beebe Community Band concert July 1

Jun 24, 2014 7:59am

The Arkansas State University-Beebe Community Band concert will be 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 1 in the Owen Center Theater, 910 Pecan St., Beebe.

ASU-Beebe Community Band members are from...

MUSIC BEAT | Floyd Cramer remains a legend

Jun 23, 2014 5:36pm

During a recent trip to a popular bookstore, I noticed a section of compact discs devoted to instrumentalists and adult/contemporary performers. Among the artists in these sections was Floyd...

Movie Review - ‘Jersey Boys’

Jun 20, 2014 6:00am

In “Think Like a Man Too,” Friday’s other big release, one of the characters suggests that, instead of a wild bachelor party, everyone should make better use of the Las Vegas Strip and just go see...

MUSIC BEAT | Jeff & Sheri Easter set for Ward church

Jun 19, 2014 5:00pm

Jeff & Sheri Easter, one of the most recognizable names in Southern Gospel music, will be appearing at DaySpring Missionary Baptist Church in Ward on Thursday, June 26 at 7 p.m.

“We are...

Lick the spoon | No guilt, fat free, low calorie, sugar free

Jun 19, 2014 5:11pm

Even 20 years ago, the rising rate of diabetes was beginning to draw attention, and low-no fat cooking was already well established because of efforts of the American Heart Association. Ever...