July 30, 2014 Edition

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Grandparents' Corner

Ellie, four, Amelia Kate, two, and Caroline, seven months, are the children of Thomy and Kris Green of Malvern.

Grandparents are Everett and Generia Green of Hoxie and Wally and Karen Cox of Hot Springs Village.

They are the great-grandchildren of Elizabeth Cox of Jonesboro

Walnut Ridge
in the spotlight

The Commercial Appeal in Memphis has a web feature on the 100 best songs about Memphis, and "Memphis and Arkansas Bridge," in which a country boy wants to get home to Walnut Ridge, is number 59. Former TD editor Tom Moore, who is a longtime executive at Arkansas State University, shared this fact with us.

"Memphis and Arkansas Bridge" was written by Charlie Rich in 1970. About the song, the feature says, "It's a cautionary story about an Arkansas boy who becomes lost after he crosses the Mississippi into sinful Memphis, where he ends up "drinking with a bunch of hoods, and that ain't good" before finding himself in Nashville, with little understanding of how he got there. continued...

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