Author Archive: Jeannie Stone

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Ambrosial Artisian

Ambrosial Artisian

    The time is 8:16 a.m. The place is the Downtown Russellville’s Depot Park. The Farmers Market has only been open a few minutes, and tension is high for those 15 folks patiently waiting in line to purchase their favorite baked goods under the crisp, white tent. Kuroki Bakery: Artisan Breads & Pastries is […]

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July 1, 2019 | By More
Memories of James School

Memories of James School

We try. We really do, those of us raised in a white bubble. But it’s inevitable that we fall short of comprehending the full script of the African American experience, even in our own communities. When we look back across the years, we often see the bad parts. This keeps some folks from looking back. […]

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February 1, 2019 | By More
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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February 1, 2018 | By More
When the Cemetery Whispers

When the Cemetery Whispers

For some inhabitants of Russellville, life goes on around them with little notice of their existence. They are the voices of the past, these 5,000 souls (plus two dogs) who inhabit the thirty acres known as Oakland Cemetery that sits smack-dab in the middle of town. Built in 1847, the historic resting place was just […]

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October 1, 2016 | By More
Creating an Artful Life

Creating an Artful Life

In a comfortable country home between Dardanelle and Centerville and surrounded by twenty acres of the prettiest woods and pasture land, there is an artist of national renown who churns vignettes of everyday life into art. This is the home of Brenda Morgan: wife, mother, neighbor, and recently named 2015 Beaux Arts Visual Artist of […]

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June 1, 2016 | By More