Author Archive: Denise Pitts-Robinson

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My Hometown: Pottsville

My Hometown: Pottsville

In the mid 1800s more than 250,000 people left the eastern United States and headed west. Many took the Oregon and Santé Fe Trails with dreams of striking it rich during the California Gold Rush. But some of those families set out for lands in Missouri and Arkansas rumored to be rich with fertile farmland.  […]

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April 1, 2016 | By More
True Colors of Community Shine Through

True Colors of Community Shine Through

I’ve driven by that building on East Main Street in Russellville probably a thousand times. I’ve always wondered what it was back in the day. It looks industrial to me, and I’ve often wondered what was made there and what family owned it. The paint has been peeling for years and if you look closely […]

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February 1, 2016 | By More
Arkansas Center for Music Education

Arkansas Center for Music Education

Shirley Faulkner spends her days sharing a love of music with anyone who walks through the doors at the Arkansas Center for Music Education. Her love of music is a family affair. Her husband, Brian Faulkner, not only teaches the pre-K music program at the center, he also teaches music at area day care centers […]

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December 2, 2015 | By More
Not All Heroes Wear Capes

Not All Heroes Wear Capes

It happened on an ordinary day in April of 2013. Gina Welsh was running errands and stopped by Walgreens Pharmacy in Conway to pick up a prescription.  She had no idea that this stop on her errand list would change her life. While picking up her prescription, the pharmacist told Gina about the bone marrow […]

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November 2, 2015 | By More
I’m off to college…

I’m off to college…

…NO MOM, YOU CAN’T COME! I’m convinced there is a fifth season in the year that has nothing to do with the weather.  School season! Millions of children and their parents spent the last month and plenty of money buying just the right school clothes and supplies getting ready for another year of education.  First […]

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September 1, 2015 | By More
The Hampton Foundation

The Hampton Foundation

A Helping Hand for Parents in Need According to the World Health Organization, there are approximately 450,000 premature babies born in the United States every year and approximately 15 billion born worldwide.  That’s one in every nine babies born to U.S. families expecting to have a full-term healthy bouncing bundle of joy. Premature birth is […]

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September 1, 2015 | By More
Pope County Water Rescue

Pope County Water Rescue

It’s the time of year when we all start making those wonderful plans for summer. I can’t wait for the BBQs with friends, weekend trips to Long Pool, and lazy weekend days at the lake with nothing but my husband, a good book and a fishing pole to keep me company. The best laid plans […]

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June 3, 2015 | By More
The Park Hill – Doc Kennon Home

The Park Hill – Doc Kennon Home

Charles Wahl Jr. met his soon to be wife at church.  Gussie had noticed Charles at a party and had not been able to forget him so she and a friend climbed the steps to the Catholic Church one Sunday and sat in the pew directly in front of Charles and his family.  Her plan […]

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May 1, 2015 | By More
Once a Hotel, Now a Local Landmark

Once a Hotel, Now a Local Landmark

It’s a beautiful summer day in 1927.  From the lobby of the hotel you can hear the train whistle as it departs the depot after dropping off a few travel weary passengers.  Many of these passengers are traveling salesman making their bi-monthly stop in Russellville Arkansas to display their wares in hopes of selling to […]

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April 1, 2015 | By More
RussVegas – Where Everyone’s a Winner

RussVegas – Where Everyone’s a Winner

It begins with a starter pistol.  A single shot into the air signaling to walkers and runners it’s time to begin their foot race through beautiful downtown Russellville.  People of all ages will gather this April 10th and 11th to raise money for Circle of Friends and Arkansas Children’s Hospital.  This is the second annual […]

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March 1, 2015 | By More