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Life Moves Pretty Fast

Life Moves Pretty Fast

Johnny Carol Sain – Crusing: Life does indeed move pretty fast. Seems like just yesterday we were cruising Russellville. The route was McD’s on 7 to 4th street over and over and over. If your ride had more than a few ponies under the hood, or even if you just thought it did, racking the […]

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July 1, 2018 | By More
Rock of Ages

Rock of Ages

Hidden away in damp sandstone caves, shelters, and rock faces are mysterious images created by ancient artists. Although their existence is threatened by time, erosion, and vandalism, these images connect us to the past. They’ve been discovered worldwide and several are found here in the Arkansas River Valley. The images are called rock art and […]

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July 1, 2018 | By More
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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June 1, 2018 | By More
My hometown: Ozark

My hometown: Ozark

Wild game and fish kept the first pioneers from starvation in hard times as they honed their skills in the outdoor wealth of the Ozark Mountains, the Mulberry and the Arkansas Rivers. Early Ozark area settlers possibly learned their skills from the Indians who co-existed with them in the area. The mountain people were called […]

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June 1, 2018 | By More
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