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Teen Writers – writing is its own reward

November 1, 2017 | By More
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

November 1, 2017 | By More
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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Basic biology for the beginning chef

November 1, 2017 | By More
Basic biology for the beginning chef

While Thanksgiving is a time to be gracious and thankful, it’s also a time to fellowship with friends and family. And for most American families that happens around the dinner table on the fourth Thursday of every November. Thanksgiving recipes are often passed down through generations of women, with so many spices and ingredients being […]

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Wisdom comes from dirty hands

November 1, 2017 | By More
Wisdom comes from dirty hands

Opinions are like… elbows. Everyone has a couple. Is that how the saying goes? It sure seems like it on social media where you can read lengthy pontification on anything you care to know about, and even things you didn’t want to know about. And it’s often from someone who wouldn’t know their elbow from […]

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Orr Auto Mall

November 1, 2017 | By More
Orr Auto Mall

Orr Automotive opened their first lot in 1927. Now they have more than 30 locations in Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma. This huge selection is a large part of what makes Orr Auto Mall in Russellville such a popular spot. “You have up to 500-plus vehicles to choose from,” says manager James Parker. Sitting underneath […]

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Straddling two worlds

Straddling two worlds

Guest Written by Andy Sarjahani Andy “Cotton” Sarjahani, a Russellville native who now resides in Austin, Texas, left the world of academia in 2014 to become a documentary filmmaker. He was involved with the production of “Tower,” an award-winning documentary released in 2016 about the 1966 University of Texas shootings. Andy’s first solo-directed documentary wrapped […]

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Nitro Coffee

November 1, 2017 | By More
Nitro Coffee

When I was a kid, coffee was a blue-collar beverage for adults, and it was served one way — black. Dad, Granny, Poppy, uncles and aunts, they all drank the bitter stuff straight and preferred it quarter-floating strong. If they could see the bottom of the mug at any time before the mug was empty, […]

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Hanging out with my girls

November 1, 2017 | By More
Hanging out with my girls

I slipped on my Slogger boots and walked through the dew-soaked grass toward my garden. Opening the gate, my white hen trotted to greet me. “Good morning, Lucky Duck!” My daughter named this hen when we brought our first flock home four years ago. With her snowy feathers, she reminded my then 3-year-old of a […]

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Meditating on the hunt

November 1, 2017 | By More
Meditating on the hunt

It was that distinct big hound bawl booming up from the hollow that got my attention. The sound rolled over top of the choppy beagle barks and brought my focus to the mountain bench below. Gripping the shotgun, I focused every bit of my ten-year-old awareness on that Ozark bench and waited as plumes of […]

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A taste of the Old World

October 1, 2017 | By More
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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