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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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Leave it to the pros

Leave it to the pros

I thought I was pretty handy on the grill — choosing only the best cuts, marinating, soaking a few hickory sticks and letting them puff up a good white smoke before gently placing meat onto the sizzling grates. And my creations were plenty tasty. The wife and kids said so. Then we visited Ridgewood Brothers […]

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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
Simply Sublime

Simply Sublime

How do you know if you’re visiting a quality restaurant? It’s not always the case, but you can often get some idea of how good the food will be based on the decor, lighting, and appointments. It tells you if this restaurateur understands eye appeal. Done right, it creates a slow-burn anticipation. Smell is also […]

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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
Rock Island Line

Rock Island Line

      Immortalized through song, the railroad company was once a vital component of the River Valley economy.“The Rock Island Line, it’s a mighty good road. Rock Island Line, it’s a road to ride. Rock Island Line, it’s a mighty good road. If you want to ride it, you gotta ride it like you […]

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March 1, 2019 | By More
A taste of old Mexico

A taste of old Mexico

Defining Mexican food is best done by first clearly understanding what is not Mexican food. As Anthony Bourdain once said: “It’s not melted cheese over tortilla chips.” It’s also not Taco Bell.Though the offerings are often delicious in their own right, it’s not the various Tex-Mex establishments found in nearly every town. I used to […]

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Crusty, creamy, golden goodness

Crusty, creamy, golden goodness

Slogging through the gray days of our shortest month, that somehow seems twice as long as any other month, is always a challenge. We lean on a couple of crutches to get us through — the hope that warmer weather is just around the corner inspired by the occasional bright spring-like day and comfort food. […]

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February 1, 2019 | By More