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Not A Drop To Drink

Water quality can be issue for people anywhere AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples The news of the water contamination in Flint, Mich., and other locations in recent years is enough to

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Simple Steps to Coexistence

Chipmunks can be converted to better neighbors AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples A reader recently inquired about how to prevent chipmunks from digging around expensive landscaping plants. Another person reported that

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Solar Sensations

Dishes cooked with the sun simple, safe and tasty AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples We get a lot of rain here in Northwest Arkansas — about 48 inches on average per

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Treats Without Tricks

Halloween is opportunity to make a difference AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples Halloween is just more than two weeks away. Odd though it may seem, the celebration of creepy costumes and

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Time To Think

Autumn prepares us for long, cold winter AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples Autumn has arrived, ready to remind us of the best and worst in life. Even as they die, leaves

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Happy Hopping!

Toads entertaining guests in Arkansas puddles AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples If you happen to notice a rock that moves, it just might be a toad! We have several toad species

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Off Grid, Out Of Mind

Changes to lifestyle not as easy as one might think AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples The realities of off-grid living do not always match the fantasies. Whether you need to be

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Milkweed Maintenance

Caring for Monarchs’ favorite plant AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples Many of us know about the importance of planting or preserving milkweed for Monarch butterflies, who rely on it as their

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An Angel Indeed

Helping those in need can bring great rewards AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples You’re in a pinch and desperate during an emergency. After weighing the options, it doesn’t seem like there’s

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Appreciating Otters

Critters making a comeback in Arkansas waters AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples One of our most playful Arkansas residents is the river otter. There is something caricature-esque about them, with their