Author Archive: Meredith Martin-Moats

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Shilo’s savior

Shilo’s savior

I met Shilo Schluterman and her therapy dog Javie at the Garage Arcade in downtown Russellville. Shilo was hard at work on school papers with plans to graduate from ATU this December. Just a few years ago graduation seemed impossible. Shilo suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), an affliction common to combat veterans. Shilo enlisted […]

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November 1, 2018 | By More
Dog Ear Books

Dog Ear Books

Dog Ear books first opened its doors in November of 2016. Since then the downtown bookstore has grown exponentially. Walking into the brightly lit store at the the corner of Main and Commerce in Russellville, you’ll find a large selection of new books in all genres along with an ample used book section. You’ll also […]

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Saint Mary’s Regional Health System

Saint Mary’s Regional Health System

Founded in 1925 and located at 1808 West Main in Russellville, Saint Mary’s Regional Health System serves the River Valley community with a 170 bed full-service hospital offering a range of medical services and quality care with 77 active physicians and 43 consulting physicians. Other facets of Saint Mary’s Regional Health System include the Millard […]

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Downtime

Downtime

Last week I had a bit of a reentering. One afternoon while playing outside, my children tipped over a cardboard box to discover a whole congregation of snails. Knowing that I love snails, they came inside excitedly to tell me. “What do snails eat?” my middle child asked. For some reason, that question has echoed […]

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A Beautiful Mess

A Beautiful Mess

A Beautiful Mess is an eclectic vendor market located in downtown Russellville at 200 North Arkansas Avenue. The 10,00 square feet building is rented out to vendors who sell one-of-a-kind wares in their individualized spaces. The business opened in the fall of last year and has grown to serve the community through a large diversity […]

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Warrior

Warrior

Tim Allen Amerson III was the first boxer to fight at the Russellville Fight Night held at the Hughes Center a few months ago. Usually the more experienced boxers go last, but Tim was fighting early that evening so he could make it to his senior prom at Dardanelle High School. Six feet one inch […]

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Trinity Home Health of Arkansas

Trinity Home Health of Arkansas

Trinity Home Health of Arkansas is a locally owned and operated Medicare-certified home health agency serving the greater Russellville and Hot Springs areas. Trinity operates within 50 miles of each of these base locations. Tiffany Cowell, Trinity River Valley clinical liaison, says Trinity’s cohesive effort is what sets their services apart. “We work with the […]

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The more things change, the more they stay the same

The more things change, the more they stay the same

It’s another hot, hot day in Yell County. All the garden weeding must be done before 8 a.m or after 6 p.m. when the sun isn’t directly overhead. When pulling out the thick Bermuda grass even our red clay soil is hot to the touch. Similarly, the first sprays of water coming out of the […]

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Johnson Regional Medical Center

Johnson Regional Medical Center

Johnson Regional Medical Center is locally owned and operated and has been serving Johnson, Logon, Franklin and Pope Counties since 1922. Michael Dorsey, CEO of JRMC, says that the services offered at JRMC are “tailored to the needs of the community. We have a strong primary care base of local physicians supported by a group […]

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A Man of Vision

A Man of Vision

Tom Cogan is working on a hand-built cedar canoe when I arrive outside the large geodesic dome he uses as a work space. His dog, Scout, comes up to say hello. Tom calls the large building the boat shed because his father used to build boats inside its angular walls. Now he’s building his own, […]

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