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AR SAVES in the River Valley: stroke awareness and new technology saves lives

AR SAVES in the River Valley: stroke awareness and new technology saves lives

May is National Stroke Awareness month, a nationally recognized partnership between the National Stroke Association, the American Heart Association, and a myriad of nonprofits to educate the public about the prevention of stroke and to support stroke survivors. The National Stroke Association calls a stroke a “brain attack” occurring when blood flow to an area […]

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May 1, 2018 | By More
Luxury Pool and Spas

Luxury Pool and Spas

Jeremy Lawson, co-owner of Luxury Pools and Spas, grew up in the pool business. He says his grandfather first started selling pools decades ago when there was only one rectangular option. His family founded Luxury Pools and Spas back in 1976. With his father at the helm and he and his brother Shane grew up […]

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Home Waters

Home Waters

One early morning a few weeks ago I stepped onto my porch and heard a roar coming from under the hill. It took me a moment to realize that the heavy rains and regional flooding that had washed out the low water bridges and turned our front yard into a lake had also taken the […]

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Something new under the sun

Something new under the sun

Clarksville’s 42-acre solar plant is highly visible along Interstate 40, its twenty-thousand plus solar panels reflective and geometric. Once inside the plant’s gates, visitors find a surprisingly simple setup: the panels themselves are attached to steel beams, a few wires, and metal boxes connected to the city grid. The panels are lined up in long […]

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Central Beekeepers Supply

Central Beekeepers Supply

John Smith, owner of Central Arkansas Beekeepers Supply in Russellville, first learned bee keeping from his father when he was a young boy. “My dad would extract honey from wild bees,” he explains. “Later he turned to keeping them in captivity. World War II was the only time he didn’t keep them,” John adds. John […]

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Scott Dorminy – Farmers Insurance

Scott Dorminy – Farmers Insurance

Shopping for insurance can be confusing and overwhelming. That’s why Farmers Insurance agent Scott Dorminy focuses on educating clients and working with them to find the best possible policy for their lives. “Working in insurance has taught me that people often don’t know their plans until they have to file a claim,” he explains. With […]

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The magic is  in the balance

The magic is in the balance

I’ve made a lot of mistakes making bone broth. It’s a pretty simple process, really, but like all simple processes the magic is in that balance between nuance and precision. Sometimes my process is unbalanced. If you aren’t familiar with making bone both, let me back up and tell you what it is. Basically, it’s […]

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Russellville Pediatric and Adolescent Clinic

Russellville Pediatric and Adolescent Clinic

Russellville Pediatric and Adolescent Clinic opened February 22, 2016. Gerri Standridge, office manager at the clinic explains that Dr. Pilkington and Dr. Kirby opened the clinic to provide support for families and to offer “localized care in a smaller setting.” Today the clinic serves patients from zero to twenty years old and together their doctors […]

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Managing dementia with dignity

Managing dementia with dignity

Every month caregivers and professionals from around the region gather around a table at River Valley Hospice in Russellville for the Purple Angels Advocates meeting. Their mission, explains Rhonda Horton, development and community outreach officer for Arkansas Hospice, is to make “the River Valley a dementia-friendly community.” Purple Angel Advocates is a global network upholding […]

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December 1, 2017 | By More
The people before us

The people before us

When I look around our home—watch the sunrise come up between Mount Nebo and Jones Mountain, watch the changing trees on Springs Mountain—I often wonder about indigenous tribes that once owned this land. I know about my grandfather’s history here. I know at one point there was a healing springs community based on the sulphur […]

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