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Comfortable, Cosmopolitan, Sublime.

Comfortable, Cosmopolitan, Sublime.

Sinatra’s silky baritone croons through the rustic yet refined decor. Earth tones of raw umber, slate gray, and golden wheat are accentuated by textures of stone, brick, plaster, and grainy wood. Dark walnut-stained booths with high, private backs and low amber light work with the decor ensemble to bring a sense of warm relaxing comfort. […]

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September 1, 2018 | By More
My Hometown – Hector

My Hometown – Hector

There is a slow cadence in Hector. It’s quiet. It’s remote. It’s beautiful. Wild azaleas exist on the trails in the mountains and wild game is plentiful. The farmland is sprawling and green. The water is clear and accessible. The Ozark National Forest caps the town to the north and provides an abundance of outdoor […]

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Rascally

Rascally

“Mom! I saw a rabbit in the garden!” That’s not possible, I thought. Even though at age 10 my son could recognize a rabbit, I just knew his eyes had betrayed him. After losing every single bean sprout my second year of gardening, my husband built an electric fence to keep the deer and rabbits […]

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Warrior

Warrior

Tim Allen Amerson III was the first boxer to fight at the Russellville Fight Night held at the Hughes Center a few months ago. Usually the more experienced boxers go last, but Tim was fighting early that evening so he could make it to his senior prom at Dardanelle High School. Six feet one inch […]

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Camp Mitchell – A Lifetime Experience

Camp Mitchell – A Lifetime Experience

Many of us have summer camp experiences. Endless days of camp songs at the flagpole, tug-of-war and kickball, swimming and hiking, followed by s´mores and stories around the campfire at night. Even the rainy day inside activities were new and exciting. They are nostalgic memories where time stood still even just for a moment, and […]

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Where have you been all my life?

Where have you been all my life?

There was a time in the River Valley when food choices were limited. Sure, we had plenty of restaurants, but they all featured the same type of foods prepared or served in slightly different ways. It was simply life in rural Arkansas. But the times, they are a-changin’. An authentic and growing array of diverse […]

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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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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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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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