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Potluck: How to put some smoked goodness on the table this weekend

May 26, 2016 3:05am

Just in time for Memorial Day comes a new book from grill guru Steven Raichlen, “Project Smoke: Seven Steps to Smoked Food Nirvana, Plus 100 Irresistible Recipes from Classic (Slam-Dunk Brisket)...

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Master Gardener: Adventures in Botany; The plant explorers

Feb 09, 2016 9:59am

What reasons drove men (and a few women) to the literal ends of the earth in search of botanical specimens? What drives the contemporary plantsman today?

Botanists or those interested in...

At the movies

Feb 05, 2016 5:38am

Below is a list of movies playing in Fort Smith. Show times and information are available at and

Opening today

The Choice — Gabby meets Travis, a...

Potluck: Try these recipes for the big game

Updated: Feb 04, 2016 8:28am

Are you ready for the last football game until August?

Sunday’s Super Bowl 50 (no Roman numeral this year) will feature what is arguably the season’s two best teams, the Carolina Panthers...

House Calls: The Zika virus

Feb 03, 2016 3:06am

The Zika virus has been on the news as of late, so I thought I would discuss it in my House Calls article.

The Zika virus is transmitted through mosquito bites. Its symptoms are fever, rash...

Master Gardener: Botanists, raiders and poachers

Feb 02, 2016 11:19am

These days we tend to think of botanists as crotchety old academics, holed up in offices piled high with books on horticulture. (No inference to you Dr. Klingaman!) But back a couple hundred years...

Potluck: Monkey around with Chinese dishes

Jan 28, 2016 6:46am

Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, is Feb. 8.

In the Chinese lunar calendar, each year is signified by an animal from the Chinese zodiac. 2016 is the year of the Red Fire...

Master Gardener: Analyzed your soil health lately?

Jan 27, 2016 5:24am

Your county extension service provides professional soil testing. If you want faster results, invest in a quality soil testing kit. The test can spot nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium and other...

Potluck: Get ready for Mardi Gras

Jan 21, 2016 3:06am

Mardi Gras, or “Fat Tuesday,” is Feb. 9 this year, which means Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent, is Feb. 10.

Lent is roughly six weeks of penance, reflection and fasting, which prepares...

Consumer Alert: Pick the right facility for your seniors

Jan 20, 2016 3:06am

Moving a family member into a nursing home or assisted living facility is a big, and sometimes scary, step. Your loved one deserves respectful and safe care, and you are placing your trust in...

Master Gardener training scheduled

Jan 20, 2016 3:06am

The Arkansas Master Gardener Program was started in 1988 in 4 counties (Garland, Jefferson,

Pulaski, and Saline) and 40 members, the Arkansas Master Gardener Program:

• Has over 3000...

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