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An ode to bean water

Coffee is a globally admired beverage known for its pleasant aroma, deeply rich taste and caffeine buzz that has an addictive hold on much of the world’s population. Beginning in March, a …

For no single reason I can point to (even for my own understanding) I’ve always been partial to the presence of wildlife in the area where I’ve spent my lifetime. I admit that when a …

Understanding what teens are thinking can be a mystery for any parent or family member. It would be much easier if teens came with a set of instructions or were more open in their communication. …

Barbie wakes domestic movie market

From the bright pink scenes of Barbie to a three-hour thriller chronicling the career of the American theoretical physicist credited as the “father of the atomic bomb,” 2023 delivered …

Sev Youso Sr., founder and longtime editor of the Benton County News, cautioned his staff: “When you write about something or someone, don’t assume that you know the whole story. Dig. And …

Starting or expanding a business is never an easy endeavor. Along with developing a solid business plan, entrepreneurs often face significant financial obstacles. Small businesses often lack access …

The USDA Farm Service Agency reminds producers of approaching application deadlines for purchasing risk coverage for some crops through the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program. NAP provides …

Night games

While rinsing the lunch dishes last Saturday afternoon, I glanced out the window and watched a squirrel hustling across the lawn toward the rows of evergreens near the road. As I gazed at the pines, …

Life can be stressful. Work is sometimes hectic, and personal lives occasionally get complicated. Taking a moment to separate yourself from the persistent stimulation of day-to-day existence is …

A valuable lesson in politics

My career as a politician was brief. Some may say it ended before it ever really started. Like many notable statesmen, my experience as a representative was stained with excitement, controversy …

Foley’s prime a century ago

Today’s lack of action in downtown Foley is a boring topic; arguing about the inactivity is a waste of time and a dead end to guessing why a small frontier town located in a rural area …

Farm Service Agency is accepting offers for specific conservation practices under the Conservation Reserve Program Continuous Signup. In exchange for a yearly rental payment, farmers enrolled in …

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