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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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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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Not your mom’s

Not your mom’s

Pimento cheese is one of those storied Southern delights ranking right up there with grits and fried chicken. But truth be told, I’ve never been a fan. That’s weird because I’m a big fan of cheese. I like mayonnaise and chili peppers (pimentos are a type of chili pepper), too, and when you add those […]

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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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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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No pain no gain

No pain no gain

Just like 65 percent of my fellow Americans, I, too, make New Year’s resolutions. And of course, like many resolution makers, I don’t always follow through for more than a few weeks or months. But even a few weeks or months of healthy eating and productivity is better than none, right? A few years ago, […]

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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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My Hometown: Morrilton

My Hometown: Morrilton

In 1825, about a mile south of present-day Morrilton, a trading post was established by Major William Lewis and his son Stephen D. Lewis.  They called the area Lewisburg.  Because of its location on the Arkansas River this new little town thrived and had a population of nearly 2,000 by the time of its incorporation […]

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Managing dementia with dignity

Managing dementia with dignity

Every month caregivers and professionals from around the region gather around a table at River Valley Hospice in Russellville for the Purple Angels Advocates meeting. Their mission, explains Rhonda Horton, development and community outreach officer for Arkansas Hospice, is to make “the River Valley a dementia-friendly community.” Purple Angel Advocates is a global network upholding […]

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Harvest brings every body in

Harvest brings every body in

For me, pecans have a strong connection with the meaning of family. Perhaps it’s because pecans are ready for harvest around the time of year when families get together for the holidays. Pecans often grace Thanksgiving dinner tables as the main ingredient of pecan pies and other delectable dishes, or just a dish of autumn […]

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