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Bellwether

Bellwether

Standing along Winrock Road on top of Petit Jean Mountain is a big red barn, home of the Petit Jean Farmer’s Market and a hub of this small rural community. Established in 2010, the market is open on Saturdays with a pop-up market the first Saturday of the month. Outside you will see a variety […]

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My Hometown: Morrilton

My Hometown: Morrilton

In 1825, about a mile south of present-day Morrilton, a trading post was established by Major William Lewis and his son Stephen D. Lewis.  They called the area Lewisburg.  Because of its location on the Arkansas River this new little town thrived and had a population of nearly 2,000 by the time of its incorporation […]

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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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Teen Writers – writing is its own reward

Teen Writers – writing is its own reward

Young writers all across the Pope County area came together, eager to tell their stories and unleash their creativity, as the Pope County Library Teen Writers program kicked off its second summer session in 2017 led by local author, Brandy Nacole. Originally from Dover, Brandy found her passion for writing at the young age of […]

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Football for All

Football for All

On November 6, 1869 the first American football game was played between Rutgers and Princeton University students in New Brunswick, New Jersey. On that fall day in New England, 50 college students lined up for a game that would kick off what would be the most popular viewed sport in the country. Those early games […]

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A taste of the Old World

A taste of the Old World

You don’t have to travel abroad to find a taste of European cuisine. A trip down state Highway 186 in Altus wine country will lead you to the family-owned Wiederkehr Restaurant. The Wiederkehr family has deep historical roots in the area, and have been in the wine business for generations. The restaurant today was once […]

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A life sculpted by art

A life sculpted by art

Vibrant oil paintings decorate the interior of the Lemley House Art Guild, one of the many art studios in the historic downtown district of Russellville. The musty scent of fresh oil paint stains the air. Shelves overflow with tubes and brushes. There is little surface that hasn’t been graced with paint. Within these canvas covered […]

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Días de los Muertos

Días de los Muertos

Every year beginning on October 31 and ending on November 2, millions of people around the world celebrate the Days of The Dead, or Días de los Muertos. It’s primarily a Mexican holiday, although it is now celebrated in most latin countries and areas with large hispanic populations. It has been a long held belief […]

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Jack

Jack

What is it that makes me nervous you ask? It’s just this pumpkin. I bought it yesterday from some roadside stand along Highway 64. There was something about the stand that called to me. In fact, I heard a voice plain as day tell me to stop as a black and white banner stretched above […]

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Shake it off

Shake it off

Few people show as much lifelong dedication to their craft as Terry Holland of Russellville. She’s been practicing the Middle Eastern art of belly dance since 1974. Over the years, she has become a prolific dancer and has been instrumental in developing Arkansas’s belly dance community. Terry, or “Zahara” as her audience knows her, got […]

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