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Work, Work, Work!

Join us each Tuesday as we highlight the writing talents of Mrs. Ginny Asimos’ Language Arts class at Morriss Elementary. These students will be sharing essays and proving what talented writers they are! MOST DIFFICULT TASK … I sprint to my phone, see that it’s Monday, and screech, “Why me?!” Panic attacks. Homework calculations. Getting breakfast. School screams at me, telling me what to do every week. Being on time is very hard, but it’s work I must do. … Some people wake up early because they are perfectionists, and that is how to describe me.

Little Orphan Annie Comes to Texarkana

When someone hears the word “Annie,” especially in a musical setting, our minds remember the little orphan with red hair and the ever so famous red dress. She was a child icon who went from a cartoon comic character to live theatre, Hollywood movie stardom and television fame.

In the Valley of Vision

photo by Brian Jones
Pregnancy had been particularly sweet for Texarkana natives Jordan and Mitch James, following a struggle with fertility. Months of fear and anguish over the possibility of never becoming parents had turned into a pregnancy marked by gratefulness and pure joy. The couple had finally become pregnant; beyond their wildest dreams, they were being blessed with twins. However, it was the week of Thanksgiving, the time of year when it begins to smell like fall and the air turns crisp, that the joy of a long-awaited pregnancy took an unexpected turn.

A Life with Reservations

photo by Matt Cornelius
I wear a modern dress because we are still here. I wear shells to honor my ancestors. I wear squash blossom to honor my mother. I wear red in honor of all the missing and murdered Native American women. … “If not me, who? If not now, when?” This was the sage wisdom of Susan Warmack’s then first grade son, David; they were words meant to move her to action and lead her to start her foundation, The Native American Advancement Foundation (NAAF). The challenge was demanding, but Susan’s passion for her Native American community and for the place she was raised was and is still greater!

Higher Purpose

photo by Matt Cornelius
November 11 is a special day in the United States as it commemorates the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, when in 1918, the first World War ended. Since that time, Americans have used this special day to honor all the brave men and women of this country who have answered the call as freedom fighters and who have given us the invaluable gift of security we sometimes take for granted.

Giving Guide 2021

When we give, it touches so many people. Nonprofits have always been an essential part of our local economy and culture. The assistance and support they offer is crucial to the well-being of our entire region. Each one makes the area a better place to live and work. … These organizations across the region are still reeling from the impact of the coronavirus, yet they have continued providing vital services and resources and are fulfilling needs.

John David Blagg

photo by Seth Dortch
Partner in FowlCo Premier Waterfowl Outfitters, a Garber, Oklahoma guided dove and waterfowl hunting lodge, Texarkana native, John David Blagg is living his best life and creating unmatched hunting experiences for seasoned hunters as well as newcomers to the sport. With his team of experienced guides, he leads groups through bountiful landscapes at the heart of the Central Flyway. Along with FowlCo’s beautiful and inviting hunting lodge, John David and his team create a once in a lifetime experience for their clients. … fowlcooutfitters.com … What is your favorite Texarkana memory?

The Monthly Mix

Holiday Photo Outfit Inspiration for Her

Christmas card season is quickly approaching! It is the perfect time to take updated photos with your family. Typically, mom is hard at work looking for outfits for the kids and husband. That means often it comes down to the last minute for her own outfit! I have found some great options for outfits for her that would look good with any color scheme for photos.


A Sarine Thought… or Two

photo by Matt Cornelius
Just Your Type-1-ical Gal … Nowadays there seems to be a day or a month to celebrate, or bring awareness to, a myriad of topics: National Donut Day, Bring-Your-Child-to Work Day, No-Shave November and National Root Vegetable and Exotic Fruits Month to name a few. While November is definitely our nation’s month of thanksgiving, it is also National Diabetes month. As many of you know from past articles, I am a Type 1 Diabetic. I was diagnosed at two years old because of the observant eye of an exceptional babysitter who told my mother something just wasn’t right.

Tuscan Beauty

photos by Matt Cornelius
The rich Tuscan architecture of Kim and Dr. Randall Glass’ family home feels perfectly situated above rolling farmland and grazing cattle. One of the most endearing aspects of this architectural style is its ability to combine traditional, formal elements with warm and rustic qualities. “I have always been really drawn to the Tuscan style. I looked for plans for over a year. We’d even had an architect draw plans, but they just weren’t what we wanted,” explained Kim.

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