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A wordless narrative

A wordless narrative

Murals may be humanity’s oldest form of art by painting. The earliest known murals were displayed on cave walls dating back to at least 64,000 years ago. Those weren’t even created by us, but instead by our hominid cousin Neanderthals. The earliest known Homo sapiens murals are over 35,000 years old. Clearly, murals are part […]

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May 1, 2018 | By More
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
A Farewell to the Face of Main Street Russellville

A Farewell to the Face of Main Street Russellville

Betsy McGuire, the face of Main Street Russellville, is retiring from a position she’s held since since October 19, 1993. That’s 25 years as executive director. That’s 25 years of commitment and dedication to the revitalization and restoration of downtown Russellville now traded in for the new adventure of retirement. An alum of Southern State […]

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April 1, 2018 | By More
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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April 1, 2018 | By More
Cyclone Cyclers – Opening up the community for students

Cyclone Cyclers – Opening up the community for students

Students at Russellville High School (RHS) get more than just an 8-to-3 education. Advanced placement study sessions along with a wide variety of clubs, meetings and events offered means RHS is well populated with students throughout the afternoon as well as Saturdays. “If you are here after hours, this school is still very much alive,” […]

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April 1, 2018 | By More
Land of my ancestors

Land of my ancestors

The scale of scope dictates so much about how we process life. Though in school we’re presented with the world, its countries and cultures, our scope isn’t scalable by this indirect education. It’s not scalable by books we read, movies we watch, or other media based experiences. Our scope grows only with experiences. My mother […]

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March 1, 2018 | By More
My Hometown – Dover

My Hometown – Dover

The ruggedness of the Ozark Mountains is reflected in the town that lies in their shadow. Violence, disasters, and disappointments throughout Dover’s history have not dampened the pioneer spirit of its residents as they repeatedly rebuilt, volunteered, and planned for the future. Dover was established in the 1830s and in 1841 became the Pope county […]

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March 1, 2018 | By More
Silent Witness

Silent Witness

For more than a century the Latimore Home has served as cultural centerpiece for African-Americans in the River Valley. A witness to the past, and the last of its kind in Arkansas, the structure’s future is now in question. In 1940 folk singer Woody Guthrie, no stranger to travel, captured the essence of America’s obsession […]

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February 1, 2018 | By More
For better or worse & weekends at the dirt track

For better or worse & weekends at the dirt track

Mitchell Mourot is a stock car dirt track racer. He grew up around racing. His dad, Tim, used to race and has loved the sport for as long as he can remember. He’ll tell you there’s not much that can give an adrenaline rush like being behind the wheel of his stock car. While NASCAR […]

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February 1, 2018 | By More
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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