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The Scarlet Locke Hair Lounge

October 1, 2019 | By More
The Scarlet Locke Hair Lounge

Scarlet Locke is one of those cute and comfy salons The walls are purple, and with October closing in fast, Sarah Clower has almost finished decorating it for Halloween. Sarah has owned Scarlet Locke, at 317 West B Street, for nearly three and a half years. “I’ve always strived to create a place that was […]

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Bosom Buddies

October 1, 2019 | By More
Bosom Buddies

Many of you may have a scratchy wool sweater, hand-knit and gifted to you by an aunt, stowed away in the back of your closet. It’s an afterthought. A relic. But knitting is in style again. And knitters still love to share and gift their creations. This goes beyond knitting for family and friends and […]

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Mechanical Failure

October 1, 2019 | By More
Mechanical Failure

    I’ve never been mechanically inclined. I’ve tinkered a bit. Back in high school, a more knowledgable buddy showed me how to tweak the four-barrel Quadrajet carburetor sitting atop the 400 small block in my old Chevy pickup. I put headers on that truck and did a few other minor upgrades and repairs, but […]

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10 Things About: Brian Eisele

October 1, 2019 | By More
10 Things About: Brian Eisele

Age: 36 Occupation: Owner of the Oark General Store and CEO of the Clarksville-Johnson County Chamber of Commerce. Hometown: Born and raised in Aiken, South Carolina, moved to Oark, Arkansas, in 2012 and now resides in Hartman. Family: Wife Reagan Reagan, three kids, two dogs, 12 cats, eight chickens, and seven cows. 1) What is […]

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Yard remedies

October 1, 2019 | By More
Yard remedies

“What are you doing?” My 11-year-old nephew appeared behind my shoulder. Kneeling to the ground, my attention alternated between my task and my daughter and niece’s softball practice. I turned and looked up at his inquisitive eyes and held out my hand to reveal the contents in my palm. “I’m picking plantain. You want to […]

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Water tables

October 1, 2019 | By More
Water tables

I’ve gotten into this habit of listening to Jason Isbell and the 400 Unite while I garden. I love to sing along with lines like “old women harmonizing with the wind,” and “Jack and Coke in your mama’s car; you were reading the Bell Jar.” But there is one song I usually just listen to, […]

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Cryptozoology files: The catarachnid

October 1, 2019 | By More
Cryptozoology files: The catarachnid

October is, and always will be, my favorite month of the year. The leaves turning every shade of autumn and falling in plenitudes, swirling at your feet on those brisk morning walks we all tell ourselves we will take. There is just something about October that gives even the most negative Nancy a warm and […]

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Make your mark

October 1, 2019 | By More
Make your mark

I follow Neal Harrington down the steps and into his studio. The room is cluttered, but it’s a good clutter, an artist’s clutter. A massive printing press looms in the back corner. Large finished prints hang on one wall and the other wall sports a Bob Dylan poster and street signs. Below the poster and […]

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The tastieest burger

October 1, 2019 | By More
The tastieest burger

Not that long ago, or at least it doesn’t seem so long ago, if you wanted a cheeseburger in Atkins there was one option — Bewley’s Tastee Burger. Besides hefty and delicious cheeseburgers, Bewley’s Tastee Burger offered other options like taco burgers, pizza burgers, burritos, taco salads and various dinners. Through the teenage years, I […]

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Slow Smoked Success

September 1, 2019 | By More
Slow Smoked Success

The trees lining State Highway 64 in Russellville fairly vibrate with the summer buzzing of cicadas. Their song is slow, purposeful, timeless. Not far off the highway, Grant Hall and Robert Couser, owners of Ridgewood Brothers Barbecue, tend the fire in a smoker longer than a pickup truck. Inside the smoker, slabs of top-choice meat […]

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