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10 Things About: Chris Olson

10 Things About: Chris Olson

Age: 38 Occupation: Executive Director RussVegas Foot Races Foundation Hometown: Born in and lived in Russellville until 1996 then moved back in 2006. Family: Wife Lisa, daughter Grace Anne age 9 and son Reid age 5. 1) What is your favorite book and why? The Bible. It’s refreshing to know what God has done in […]

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Funky Town Mall

July 1, 2019 | By More
Funky Town Mall

It’s safe to say that Funky Town Mall is one of the most unique places to shop in Russellville. If you’ve never been, it feels like you’re on a scavenger hunt as you scour the shop for different treasure. The mall is a collection of different booths filled with oodles of jewelry, books, crafts, pocket […]

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Gar Hole

July 1, 2019 | By More
Gar Hole

Point Remove Creek’s slow warm currents dawdle in the lazy hot days of mid-summer. The creek bottom’s air dawdles, too. It’s stagnant and damp, amplifying smells of life and death, and the pungent odor of death is strong today. Metallic green and blue bottle flies swarm and cover the corpse of a shortnose gar lying […]

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The power of respect

July 1, 2019 | By More
The power of respect

His warm voice on the other end of the call immediately eased my clenched stomach. Both excitement and nervous energy pulsed through my body as I prepared for the biggest interview of my life. I am a new-ish gardener from Pottsville teaching other beginners how to garden through my blog and on my fledgling podcast, […]

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Pops is the tops

July 1, 2019 | By More
Pops is the tops

Every year, about the time that Mother’s Day and Father’s Day rolls around, I interview about a dozen kids and ask them a few questions about their parents. I have always been fascinated by what their little minds latch on to, their opinions about their moms’ and dads’ habits and tendencies, and what memories stand […]

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Wonders in every era

July 1, 2019 | By More
Wonders in every era

I’m not a Luddite by any stretch. Truth be told, technology — specifically the internet and everything attached to it including the Pandora’s box of social media — plays a significant role in my day-to-day. It also makes my life more interesting through introductions to new people and connections to friends — real friends — […]

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Nice to be Home

June 1, 2019 | By More
Nice to be Home

From Minnesota to Arkansas, Judy Olson’s Nashville-level talent might have led to superstardom – but Judy chose country music on her own terms. Judy Olson’s first audience was the congregation of Crane Lake Chapel, a church her father pastored near the Canadian border in Minnesota. Someone from the church community had given her a mandolin. […]

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5 Years, 52 Parks, 1,000 Memories

June 1, 2019 | By More
5 Years, 52 Parks, 1,000 Memories

Amanda Guizar has been fascinated with the outside world since she made memories with her family at Petit Jean State Park as a child. She remembered learning to fish with her father and running around the woods and fields. As someone who had struggled with weight issues, she also remembered that hiking had once been […]

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In your face

June 1, 2019 | By More
In your face

The Russellville City Mall, in the heart of town, has long been a distribution point for ABOUT with several advertisers and a big magazine rack located there. We deliver new issues several times a month. Yet, I’d never sampled food from one of the newest mall tenants — Daily Bread — until this year’s Taste […]

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The Biography of a House: Part 2 – Lineage

June 1, 2019 | By More
The Biography of a House: Part 2 – Lineage

First January, 1859 Clear and cold. Left camp, crossed the Pine ridges between Piney and Illinois Bayou a 9 mile drive. Passed several saw mills on our way. After crossing the Bayou a four miles drive brought us again to the ancient village of Russellville, a small inland village, the buildings all appeared to have […]

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