Author Archive: Karen Rickets

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Fight Like Bryce!

Fight Like Bryce!

There is hardly a person who hasn’t been directly or indirectly affected by cancer. We all know someone who has battled cancer: a loved one, a close friend, a neighbor, or your co-worker. Perhaps you are a cancer survivor. Among the horror stories of chemo and radiation treatment, we hear of the men and women […]

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June 1, 2017 | By More
Meadow on the Mountain

Meadow on the Mountain

Nestled in the crest of Atkins’ hillsides, Meadow on the Mountain is a wedding venue that will take your breath away. A two-story structure overlooking the natural beauty of the River Valley and banked by a rolling meadow, it has a welcoming southern charm. “Rustic elegant is the theme that we’ve been going with,” said […]

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June 1, 2017 | By More
Block and roll

Block and roll

“The first thing we teach you is how to fall,” Erin Clair says as the women strap on wrist guards, pull on a couple of knee pads, lace their skates up tight, quickly clip on a helmet and start practice with a couple of warm up laps before doing a series of modified exercises. Erin […]

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May 1, 2017 | By More
The Best Gift

The Best Gift

May, the season for graduations: a time for ceremonious goodbyes and nerve-racking beginnings. Whether you are a graduating high school senior or a college graduate, I understand your apprehension and excitement of being on the brink of starting anew. I first graduated from Arkansas Tech in 2015 with a journalism degree and now two years […]

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May 1, 2017 | By More
Russellville Lawn & Landscaping

Russellville Lawn & Landscaping

Springtime: the time of year when lawnmowers are awakened and the low drone cuts through the pollen-filled air. This is a busy time of year for lawn care businesses such as Russellville Lawn and Landscape. Being in business for 15 years, Russellville Lawn and Landscape not only produces quality work, but also cultivates personal relationships […]

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May 1, 2017 | By More
Advanced Collision Solutions

Advanced Collision Solutions

Advanced Collision Solutions is the very definition of growing a business from the ground up. What started as an empty lot on the outskirts of Russellville is now a thriving automotive collision repair enterprise. Richard Shilling had a vision for the lot in 2005 and recruited Dwane Ahrens to manage the budding business. “I left […]

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April 1, 2017 | By More
Rackley Furniture

Rackley Furniture

When you enter Rackley Furniture, you are at first greeted by a sea of sofas and rows of plush recliners. The atmosphere is welcoming with a faint sent of new leather and wood polish.  As you walk further into the store, it is easy to imagine a new leather sectional fitting perfectly in your recently […]

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March 1, 2017 | By More
Working with the grain

Working with the grain

The sound of chitchat drifted from the open doorway. At first glance the shop might seem unorganized, every countertop piled with an assortment of wood blocks and woodworking tools. But with further inspection, you can see a method behind the madness. Every clamp, saw, gouge and miscellaneous piece of wood has a place in the […]

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