Out of Bounds by Geary Leason

“There is NOW Peace in the Valley” It wasn’t looking good for either side in the recent national “Bathroom War,” a very contentious issue that rattled the cages of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender people (LGBT) and their well-intentioned supporters and the cages holding the morality-driven Social/Religious Conservatives (SRC) folks. Many states viewed the Federal […]

Miles of Memories by Brenda Miles

“CHOW CHOW & SWEET DREAMS” Mama helped Daddy in the store while I was young. The store was on the other end of the acre where our house was located. Willie Mae stayed with me during weekdays, but Mama often worked late at the store. Especially on Friday and Saturday nights when country people came in […]

Out of Bounds by Geary Leason

“Curiosity in the Forth Grade” “Raise your hand, please.” These are the words Mrs. Loveless spoke when she noticed Tommy Smith squirming in his seat located in the back row of her fourth grade classroom over at Shirley Elementary School. “All right, what is it, Tommy?” she asked after acknowledging Tommy’s raised hand. “I need […]

Thinking Out Loud by Greg Allen

Unprincipled Clan(s) Around the beginning of April, a friend of mine shared something that would later trigger an epiphany in me. He said: “Greg, my wife and I are Christians and neither one of us vote because we see no distinction between Democrats and Republicans.” Political ads then began to inundate our television sets and […]

Miles of Memories by Brenda Miles

“A Tribute to My Willie” She never wore a lacy cap. She never wore a ruffled white apron over a black uniform with matching shoes because she wasn’t a real maid. Instead, she wore dresses she had sewn herself from feed sacks and navy felt house shoes when her corns ‘got to botherin.’ She was […]

Out of Bounds by Geary Leason

“Let’s Talk” Bathroom privacy, the big issue of the day, has the potential to tear America apart, to strip us to our bare essentials! It also offers several great moneymaking opportunities according to Mickey Smedley, a local wheeler-dealer, best known for his somewhat successful Hog Waste Conversion Kit back in 2013. Here’s the problem/opportunity: The […]

Couch Potato by Brie A.

Romans 12:11 Hebrews 12:1 1Corinthians 9:24 “I don’t want to be an anointed couch potato!” Reinhard Bonnke was an evangelist to Africa. Literally, multitudes of people would come to his services and millions of people would get saved and healed. Well, never mind. Just read this. At one of the events my family goes to, […]

Out of Bounds by Geary Leason

“Room for Everybody” Mickey Smedley seems to have a knack for making big scores out of controversial issues. One such “opportunity” arose a couple of years ago when some yahoo in state government allowed for some well-healed Yankee pig farmers and mega agricultural giant, Cargill, to build a 4,500 hog raising operation in Judea, AR. […]

The Crazy Things We Did by Doug Nelson

“The Last Straw” Back in 1965 I bought a 1959 Chevy Convertible. It had a 348 cu engine with a granny gear. Bill suggested we put a 409 cu in it along with a 4-speed tranny, so we did. I was dating a girl named Lynn, and she wanted me to teach her to drive. […]

Out of Bounds by Geary Leason

How is Your “Tolerance” These Days There’s lot of feathers and bullets flying around today over the many lifestyle, cultural, and religious dogmas as embraced by people far and near. I’m not sure that there has ever been such a smorgasbord of clashing ideologies in the past as compared to today’s free-for-all. Let’s look at […]