Vocation to Creation

VOCATION TO CREATION This issue of ABOUT embraces diversity and history in the River Valley. Inside you’ll find the story of a man that shaped metal for a living, but turned his vocation into a creative outlet he still explores after nearly 60 years of fabrication. We offer a glimpse into one of the first settlements in the River Valley; a place that we’ve all heard of but knew little about. And then we bring you to the table of a fantastic eatery with a menu of flavors not usually found in the River Valley.

Vocation to Creation

Doug Hensley‘s rich baritone voice carries through the cool February air... ...

A Hidden History

From 1820 until 1829, Pope County was home to a large Cherokee school... ...

Cultured Cuisine

The word “bistro” has a classy ring to it. It just sounds cosmopolitan. Try it yourself; say,......

Welcome to ABOUT...the River Valley Magazine

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Welcome to an on-line introduction to the Arkansas River Valley’s most-talked ‘about’ magazine – ABOUT… the River Valley – the full-color publication featuring stories about those who live, work and play in the four-county area surrounding Russellville, Arkansas. Published monthly (with the exclusion of January and July,) the locally-popular, full-color publication is a source of information and entertainment for readers and advertisers alike. Copies are available by paid mail subscription and through complimentary targeted delivery. (Refer to “Subscribe” for additional information.)

ABOUT Magazine includes stories and photos featuring those individuals who make their living in the valley and enjoy the recreation and beauty of our area. With stories about local personalities, organizations, events, educational opportunities, popular recipes and local home tours, our readers enjoy “meeting” their neighbors in each issue of ABOUT… the River Valley Magazine. Also included is a calendar of events found on page 7 of each issue, which is regularly updated on our website.

Our loyal advertisers enjoy the outreach of 10 full-color issues each year with an advertising medium that offers true ‘staying power.’ Past issues of the magazine can be found gracing the coffee tables in homes and businesses long after the current issue has arrived extending the retention value of their advertising investment.

To secure a copy of the latest issue, visit our offices at 220 East 4th Street, Russellville, Arkansas, or subscribe online or by sending a check or money order for $20 to: ABOUT Magazine, P.O. Box 10176, Russellville AR 72812. (One-year/10 issues.) For additional information please call (479) 857-6791.

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ABOUT...The River Valley is locally owned and published for distribution by direct mail and targeted delivery to those interested in the Arkansas River Valley.