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The more things change, the more they stay the same

July 1, 2018 | By More
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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Open up your mouth and feed it

July 1, 2018 | By More
Open up your mouth and feed it

It’s Friday night and Dad just got paid in 1980-something. I’m in Russellville with Mom, Sister (who was a Christian, as we all were), and a few cousins. Just kids in a small town out for pizza. After we order the pizza I try to cure my Pacman fever, but there’s still too much time […]

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No smoke, no fire, no flush handle

July 1, 2018 | By More
No smoke, no fire, no flush handle

On a recent trip to Europe I visited London. It was the first time I had visited Great Britain, and I was quite excited to experience its rich culture. My first day was spent tackling the subway and recovering from jet lag, but the second day I was feeling much more energized and ready to […]

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Johnson Regional Medical Center

July 1, 2018 | By More
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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It was a gnarly time

July 1, 2018 | By More
It was a gnarly time

The idea to do a retro issue began with ABOUT’s illustrator/cartoonist Cliff Thomas. It wasn’t his idea, but his cool-guy aura and always entertaining teenage tales sparked it. So we asked Cliff if we could capitalize on his qualities and also those of his ridiculously appealing family members — wife Tracy, daughter Summer, and son-in-law […]

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A Man of Vision

June 1, 2018 | By More
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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My hometown: Ozark

June 1, 2018 | By More
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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Brookdale – Senior Living Solutions

June 1, 2018 | By More
Brookdale – Senior Living Solutions

Brookdale Russellville is a unique assisted living community serving the River Valley and is part of a national network of Brookdale facilities around the nation. Opened in 1996 and located near Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center, the Veterans VA Clinic, Millard-Henry Clinic, and Russellville Family Clinic, the facility offers 80 apartments including one and two […]

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A Quiet Place

June 1, 2018 | By More
A Quiet Place

After watching the psychological thriller, A Quiet Place, I have a newly formed respect and appreciation for waterfalls. If you’ve not made a trip to the theater yet, don’t worry, I won’t be lacing in any spoilers. In this post-apocalyptic version of Earth, humankind must remain completely quiet in order to survive a species that […]

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Icy, spicy, sweet with heat

June 1, 2018 | By More
Icy, spicy, sweet with heat

I’m a sucker for adventurous flavor combinations. The snap of lemon juice paired with the fullness of garlic and earthy tones of cumin on venison steak all gently muted under a pillow of buttery béarnaise is a favorite. The twists and turns keep my tastebuds locked into the moment, and anticipation of not knowing how […]

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