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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
A view of the past

A view of the past

  It’s still foggy as I drive to the Arkansas Archeological Survey office at the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute atop Petit Jean Mountain. The car winds around forested roads before reaching the fields of Santa Gertrudis and Red Angus cattle dotting the landscape of the former Winrock Farms.  At the top of the mountain, we head […]

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July 1, 2019 | By More
Nice to be Home

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

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

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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June 1, 2019 | By More
The Hero we need. The hero we deserve. The hero we hunger for.

The Hero we need. The hero we deserve. The hero we hunger for.

His athletic build is surprising — it’s not the physique you’d expect to see on a man who enjoys food and has made good food his life’s mission. His husky masculine voice, reminiscent of Ron Burgundy, seems fitting for a hero. But those are the only descriptions I can note as the Tater Man answers […]

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May 1, 2019 | By More
From conservation to inspiration

From conservation to inspiration

Steve Duzan has always had a fascination with wildlife. “As a kid, I either wanted to be a plant breeder to develop new foods or a wildlife biologist,” Steve says. During his childhood, he explored the land surrounding his home in El Dorado, mostly an area behind his house he called “The Valley.” Strolling among […]

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May 1, 2019 | By More
A place of hope and healing

A place of hope and healing

          The building is located in the former home of Alfred and Marjorie Crabaugh, two people who served the Russellville community proudly. Alfred as the dean of Arkansas Tech University, and Marjorie as the founder of local chapters of the Salvation Army, Girl Scouts and more. Now, a decade after their […]

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April 1, 2019 | By More
The biography of a house; Part 1 – A Humble Beginning

The biography of a house; Part 1 – A Humble Beginning

The story of a house is much more than its location. It’s the story of all those who lived within its walls. It’s the story of the community around it, both neighbors and visitors passing through. It is the story of existence at its most foundational level — eating and sleeping, being sick and being […]

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April 1, 2019 | By More
Transformers: Robotics competition is changing STEM education and communities for the better

Transformers: Robotics competition is changing STEM education and communities for the better

Whether it be Rosie from the Jetsons, R2-D2 from Star Wars or Autobot Transformer Optimus Prime, we as a culture are fascinated by robots. While these famous automatons may seem like pure space-age fantasy, the robots in Russellville are very real. Not only are these robots real, they are in our schools under the control […]

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March 1, 2019 | By More