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Blessed in Love

Blessed in Love

Story by Holly Ruppel When Doriane Woolley and Scott Wray, formerly of Russellville, exchanged vows in a copse of cottonwood trees shaded from the heat of the Santa Fe summer, they were surrounded by family and friends and the warmth inherent in the nearness of loved ones. The couple met in late 2008, when she […]

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Love Lift Us Up

Love Lift Us Up

Story by Holly Ruppel When Brenda and Thomas Irmer met 11 years ago, neither had any idea they would ever be married to each other. They were both married to other people, and between them, had three children. At the time, Brenda, who works as a licensed practical nurse (LPN) at Millard Henry Clinic and […]

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RESPECT: How to Stay Married for 50+ years

RESPECT: How to Stay Married for 50+ years

What is the secret of a long and happy marriage? According to one local family whose members have all been happily married to the same spouses for 50 years or more, the answer can be boiled down to a simple seven letter word; respect.  Webster’s Dictionary gives the meaning of “respect” as esteem, admiration and courtesy. […]

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February 1, 2011 | By More
A Time Honored Tradition

A Time Honored Tradition

Story by Holly Ruppel Looking forward to their future together, newlyweds Amanda and Kevin Corrigan wanted to pay tribute to their families and memories on their wedding day. In keeping with tradition, they each found special ways to honor the past.  The couple met five years ago at The University of Arkansas, where he was pursuing […]

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One Fine Evening

One Fine Evening

Story by Holly Ruppel Kaci and Preston Rood’s storybook romance began on a long, hot summer day, and just over a year later, they became husband and wife on a splendid, hot summer evening. The couple met while both were students at Arkansas Tech University, but it wasn’t until the 2009 Galla Creek Country Club […]

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A Legacy of Love

A Legacy of Love

Story by Jeannie Stone THREE BELLS from the infamous village chapel hidden deep in the valley did not ring for Bonnie and Dr. Gene Ring on their wedding day 50 years ago. The song, made famous by Bonnie and her siblings — Maxine and Jim Ed of the country singing group The Browns — was […]

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With This Mama, I Thee Wed

With This Mama, I Thee Wed

Written by Jeannie Stone Local wedding planner extraordinaire Diane Race has made an interesting side career absorbing the stress of weddings, so brides can breathe a little easier.  With more than a dozen years of experience fulfilling the wishes of the brides in the River Valley, Race counts the relationships she’s forged as high points […]

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True Love Was Waiting…Just Around the Corner

True Love Was Waiting…Just Around the Corner

Written by Christina Keaster GOD’S TIMIN IS PERFECT. Stuart and Paula McGee can attest to that fact. Paula, a seamstress and artist at Sew Sassy worked only a few steps away from the man she would one day marry—Stuart McGee, owner of Stuart’s Barber Shop. The two businesses are located in historic downtown Russellville. Cheryl Brown, […]

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Wedding Florals, Planning is the Key

Wedding Florals, Planning is the Key

Written by Dianne Edwards Flowers can be a beautiful part of every wedding, accenting and enhancing an already-gorgeous bride and her husband-to-be. And, as with every facet of the upcoming wedding, advance planning makes the day go more smoothly.  A most-popular question asked by brides-to-be and their wedding planners are “which members of the wedding […]

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February 1, 2010 | By More
Going to The Chapel

Going to The Chapel

Written by Christina Keaster Jerome and Kelsey Cox married at Saint Catherine’s at Bell Gable in Fayetteville, on Oct. 17, 2009. The chapter of their lives as Mr. and Mrs. Cox began on that day. Five years earlier, the first page of that chapter had already been written.  Kelsey and Jerome met at Arkansas Tech […]

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