Camp Shadow

Elm Springs spirits of the past remembered

Confederate Maj. Gen. Earl Van Dorn rested his Army of the West -- 10,000 troops -- at Elm Springs on March 5, 1862, the night before the Battle of Pea Ridge. "Early morning found them hurrying to Bentonville," reads a historical marker standing by the spring in Steele-Stevens Heritage Park in Elm Springs. Continue reading...

Danger, Will Robinson: Lost in Space breaks camp

There's not much new happening the next few days on broadcast or cable, so let's spend some time with the latest thrilling, big-budget adventure from Netflix, Lost in Space. Continue reading...

Blabbering relatives offer you a choice to dine -- or don't

DEAR CAROLYN: We have a few relatives, including a sibling, who we don't see or hear from often, as we are busy or live far away. We meet over a meal or for an hour or so, or at family gatherings requiring a drive, and I am so frustrated that they dominate the conversation, often talking about people we don't even know or subjects that don't interest us, in great detail, taking the bulk of our valuable time together. Continue reading...

Helpful Hints

DEAR READERS: Summer's about to turn up the heat -- are you ready? Do you know how to stay dry and odor-free? Let's look at antiperspirant and deodorant. Continue reading...

Horoscopes by Holiday

Happy birthday. There's a happy vibration to your personal life that spills onto the things you create. You're building a life around helping people, but it won't feel like that at first. Education is where it starts. You'll influence a group, and then the group will influence you. Two meaningful trips will give you the opportunity to heal family bonds. Continue reading...

Super Quiz: Americana

1. This bandleader was the king of "champagne music." Continue reading...

DEAR ABBY: Visiting is a one-way street for sisters refusing to travel

DEAR ABBY: I have three sisters who won't come to visit me. I am older and their only brother. We are all in our 50s. We all get along great and have no issues. Continue reading...

School news: The latest accomplishments for local students

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Leftovers, geology, Darwin

Food for the memories from mom’s freezer

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Horses, trucks, gardens

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Naked and afraid: Blinded by the white

Subscriber onlyA few days ago, I locked the door and stood naked in my bathroom, ready to perform my annual spring tradition -- the head-to-toe application of self-tanning lotion. It's a humbling, sometimes humiliating experience, even though I'm alone in the room. I have to look in the mirror to make sure I've applied the lotion evenly, and looking in the mirror during April makes me realize that calories consumed during winter didn't melt away with the snow. Continue reading...

Establish boundaries

Things get rough when his daughter visits

Subscriber onlyQMy husband and I have a yours and mine family with kids ranging from 4 months old to 20 years old. Some are out of the house, plus we have two little ones at home. My husband's daughter is 12 and lives with her mom nearly 2,000 miles away. Continue reading...

Give empanadas a hand: Little meat pies have a long history, are portable, easy to make and yummy

Subscriber onlyLet us now salute a few pinnacles of human achievement -- the great pyramids of Egypt, the internal combustible engine, space travel, the Skip Intro feature on Netflix programs. Continue reading...

FRONT BURNER: Bread you can sink your teeth into

Subscriber onlyIf I had to pick just one food I miss the most about Germany, it is the bread. Well actually it's fresh quark (a type of fresh cheese similar to yogurt), but bread is a close second. Continue reading...

Gadgets & Gizmos

Subscriber onlyA kitchen scale is an invaluable tool -- especially for bakers and those working from recipes written with metric measurements. But a kitchen scale that also counts calories and other nutrients is ingenious. Continue reading...

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