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Tourism and Newcomers Guide to the Arkansas River Valley

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welcome, all A letter from courier publisher David meadows

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n behalf of the natives, I would like to welcome you to our part of the Arkansas River Valley. While the official “valley” stretches more or less from Fort Smith to Conway, we believe we reside in the most beautiful, most accessible and most accommodating portion. Stunning scenery for every season is offered up at Lake Dardanelle and along the banks of the Arkansas River. Additionally, Mount Nebo and the Ozark National Forest offer any number of vantage points along State Highway 7 and Interstate 40 in Pope, Johnson and Yell counties. Whether you are visiting, are a new resident or are thinking about relocating to the area, I think you’ll find this edition of our Tourism and Newcomers Guide extremely helpful. Within these pages, you’ll find places to eat, shop, hike, float, ride and sightsee, just to name a few. If you’re making a move, you’ll find important contact information to set up your residence, along with ways to get connected quickly. We are known for family-centered communities, from standing-room-only high school football and basketball games to parades and community events that generate a civic pride that runs deep. Whether you visit Russellville, Dover, Dardanelle, Pottsville, Atkins, Danville, London, Clarksville or any other of our cities or towns, you’ll feel the presence of community immediately.

About the area On March 2, 1819, the territory of Arkansas was formed from lands part of the Louisiana Purchase. The heart of the Arkansas River Valley, Pope County, was formed Nov. 2, 1829. It originally included all of present-day Johnson and Yell counties, and was named for John Pope, the third governor of the Arkansas Territory. The community of Scotia was the seat. Eventually, Pope County’s government would move to Russellville, while the offshoots of Johnson and Yell counties would adopt Clarksville and Dardanelle and Danville, respectively, as their seats — the present-day circumstance of what were, once upon a time, Cherokee lands.

The Courier is extremely proud of our home, and we’re proud to have served this area for more than 125 years. We extend that commitment of service to you during your time here. Feel free to give us a call at (479) 968-5252 if we can be of assistance. And in the meantime, enjoy yourself. The opportunity is all around you.

The 2012 Tourism and Newcomers Guide to the Arkansas River Valley is published by Russellville Newspapers Inc., 201 E. Second St., Russellville, AR 72801. The contents herein are copyrighted and may not be reproduced without expressed, written consent from the publisher. The Tourism and Newcomers Guide shall not be liable for failure to publish an advertisement or for typographical errors or errors in publication. Publisher reserves the right to refuse any advertising for any reason and to alter advertising copy or graphics deemed unacceptable for publication. The Tourism and Newcomers Guide is readily available at The Courier.


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index To do: Go for big adventure on Big Piney.................................... 64 To do: Enjoy a cruise at sunset......................................................... 14 To do: Hit the trail on four wheels.................................................. 16 To do: Interact at Lake Dardanelle.................................................. 12 To do: Make a unique carriage stop............................................... 70 To do: Take in some culture at home............................................. 48 To do: Stroll on down to the Depot............................................... 66 Athletics..................................................................................................... 29 Emergencies............................................................................................. 62 Golf............................................................................................................... 22 Help organizations................................................................................. 59 Hospitals.................................................................................................... 59 Johnson County.........................................................................................9 Libraries...................................................................................................... 47 Pope County............................................................................................. 24 Recreation................................................................................................. 17 Restaurants............................................................................................... 35 Schools....................................................................................................... 32 State and federal government........................................................... 50 Utilities........................................................................................................ 69 Veterinarians............................................................................................. 57 Yell County................................................................................................ 52

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Huckleberry Creek Reservior Dedicated October 26, 1995

City Corporation, Russellville’s hometown water utility, provides water and wastewater services to Russellville residents, and to those outside the city limits as authorized by the Russellville City Council. The utility employs fifty-nine men and women living in the River Valley who are proud to serve the City of Russellville. City Corporation employees have continued their efforts to improve services in both the water and wastewater aspects of the utility. Some of these projects include the Huckleberry Creek Reservoir, the Sodium Hypochlorite Facility, and water fluoridation.

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City Corporation’s Board of Directors consists of five residents who serve 5-year terms and receive no compensation. These men and women serve with hopes of giving back to the community and making the River Valley a better place to live. By having an adequate, safe and economical water supply, residents and the community can continue to prosper. The newest member of the Board, added in 2012 is Luke Duffield. Mr. Duffield replaced the 2011 Chair Dave Palfreeman whose five year term expired December 31, 2011. The 2012 Chairman of the City Corporation Board is Tommy Richardson, who is joined on the Board by Don Guess, Vice Chair; Art Jones, Secretary; and Frank Russenberger, member.

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Huckleberry Creek Reservoir The search for a new water source for Russellville went on for 13 years from 1979 to 1992, during which time fourteen different alternatives were considered. After carefully considering all the options, it was determined that the best alternative would be the construction of the Huckleberry Creek Reservoir. The citizens of Russellville passed a one cent sales tax to pay for the purchase of the land and subsequent construction of the reservoir. The Reservoir was completed in February of 1996. When full, the reservoir holds 5.8 billion gallons of water. Sodium Hypochlorite (NaOCl) Replaces Chlorine (Cl2) Sodium Hypochlorite has replaced chlorine gas as the primary disinfectant. The disinfection process eliminates most biological organisms that may cause disease. Between disinfection and filtration, these processes remove any harmful particles from the drinking water. Sodium Hypochlorite, commonly known as liquid Bleach, is a safe alternative to chlorine gas in the treatment process. Although Sodium Hypochlorite is more expensive than Chlorine gas, it is a safe alternative to use at Water Treatment Plants located within neighborhoods like the City Corporation Water Treatment Plant. Garver Engineers won the 2009-2010 Engineering Excellence Award for the design of the Russellville Sodium Hypochlorite Facilities. City Corporation’s primary concern is to provide the best quality drinking water while taking steps to ensure the safety of our neighbors and the environment. Community Water Fluoridation Earlier in 2011, Arkansas Senate Bill 359 passed requiring water systems serving 5,000 or more residents to add fluoride to drinking water. The primary purpose of the bill is to “prevent tooth decay.” According to the Arkansas Department of Health, “in communities that initiated fluoridation, the decrease in childhood [tooth] decay was almost 30 percent over 3-12 years of follow up.” Recognizing the importance of fluoridation in dental health, the City Council of Russellville passed an ordinance in the late 50’s to begin this process. For this reason, citizens of Russellville have been enjoying the benefits of fluoridated water some 50 years before the process was mandated by state law.


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elcome to Johnson County, God’s little piece of heaven on earth! This area has something to challenge and meet the interests of everyone. For outdoorsmen, Johnson County has some of the finest and most diverse scenic beauty and recreational facilities in the state. Recreational opportunities abound for hunting, fishing, canoeing, hiking and camping. Educational facilities range from public school kindergarten to the University of the Ozarks, a fouryear, liberal arts college. Area industry is just as diverse. Industrial pursuits range from Tyson’s chicken legs to Sara Lee’s Leggs panty hose. Life is good in Johnson County! — Mike Jacobs Johnson County Judge

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rom mountain views that lend themselves to spectacular sunsets to clean and clear lakes, streams and rivers, Johnson County has many sights for nature lovers to take in and enjoy. The scenic combination of Johnson County offers an ideal setting for all types of recreational activities, including those at the county’s city parks, softball complex, baseball fields, soccer fields, swimming pool, riverfront pavilions, hiking trails and family fishing pond. For more involved outdoor excursions, the county has numerous opportunities, including Haw Creek Falls; Horsehead Lake, a 98-acre mountain lake with 10 family camping units that Johnson County Judge Mike Jacobs calls the “best kept secret” in the state; Horsehead Hiking Trail; and the Wolfpen Recreation Area adjacent to the Mulberry River with canoe ramp access to the river. Also known for its annual Peach Festival, which takes place in mid-July, Johnson County is perfectly suited for orchards, berry farms and other agricultural pursuits. With a population of 25,540 in 2010, Johnson County has three main municipalities: Clarksville, the county seat, Lamar and Knoxville. Johnson County is also home to the University of the Ozarks

in Clarksville, a private, Presbyterian-affiliated, four-year liberal arts university located at 415 N. College Ave. The university houses the Stephens Gallery, providing its guests a showplace for their creations. The 1,500 square feet of the gallery provide ample wall and floor space in which to exhibit works in a variety of artistic mediums and styles, while the arched windows to the east flood the display area with a soft, pleasing light. Two permanent collections donated to the university are on display in the gallery, the Pfeffer Collection and the Arch H. Gould Collection. The county is also home to three school districts, Clarksville, Lamar and Johnson County Westside. The Jasper district also has a presence. Johnson County was formed from a portion of neighboring Pope County on Nov. 16, 1833, and was named Johnson honoring the first territorial judge of Arkansas, Benjamin Johnson. The county is home to several historic places of note, including the County Courthouse, the Missouri-Pacific Depot and several historic homes. Whether a visitor’s interests are in the outdoors, history or art, Johnson County offers plenty to make a trip worthwhile.


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Johnson County The Johnson County Courthouse is located at 215 W. Main St. in Clarksville. The county has eight elected officials: • County Judge: Mike Jacobs, (479) 754-2175. • Sheriff: Jimmy Dorney, (479) 754-7612. • County and probate clerk: Michelle Frost, (479) 754-3967. • Circuit and chancery clerk — Jane Houston, (479) 754-2977. • Treasurer-collector — Leta Willis, (479) 754-3056. • Assessor — Don Hurst Jr., (479) 754-8839. • Surveyor — James Higby, (479) 705-9406. • Coroner — Albert Davis Jr., (479) 754-3562. Johnson County has 11 justices of the peace. Jacobs presides at quorum court meetings at 7 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at the Johnson County Courthouse. • Dist. 1 — Herman Houston, (479) 754-8124, 517 CR

3333, Clarksville. • Dist. 2 — Larry Holben, (479) 754-0263, 139 PR 3572, Clarksville. • Dist. 3 — Jeanette Hemmer, (479) 979-5444, P.O. Box 325, Lamar. • Dist. 4 — David Chronister, (479) 497-1403, 912 CR 3020, Hartman. • Dist. 5 — Larry Plugge, (479) 497-1895, 1096 CR 2201, Hartman. • Dist. 6 — Bruce Phillips, (479) 754-3877, 1064 CR 3320, Clarksville. • Dist. 7 — Steve Morgan, (479) 754-6541, 260 CR 3481, Clarksville. • Dist. 8 — Gene Raible, (479) 754-8637, 42 Thompson Drive, Clarksville. • Dist. 9 — Ken Medeiros, (479) 754-6884, 307 McKennon, Clarksville. • Dist. 10 — Harold Parker, (479) 885-2295, P.O. Box 193, Knoxville. • Dist. 11 — Keith Eichenberger, (479) 754-8757, P.O. Box 2104, Clarksville.

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Clarksville Clarksville’s City Hall is located at 205 Walnut St., Clarksville, AR 72830. The telephone number is (479) 754-6486. City Hall is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. • Mayor: Billy Helms. Elected in 2010, his term ends in 2014. Mayor and clerk-treasurer serve four-year terms. • Clerk: Barbara Blackard. • Administrative assistant: Verla Clark. • City attorney: Bruce Wilson. The Clarksville City Council meets at 6 p.m. the second Monday of each month. Aldermen are Freeman Wish, Don Stimpson, Andrew Lewis, Dana Schneider, John Pledger and Mark Simpson. Aldermen serve two-year terms. • District court judge: Len Bradley. District court meets each Monday. The court’s telephone number is (479) 754-8533. • Light and water manager: Mike Hughes, (479) 7543148. • Street superintendent: Tom Cogan, (479) 754-8900. • Parks Department supervisor: Tom Cogan, (479) 754-5050. • Animal control is contracted through the Johnson County Humane Society, (479) 754-4200.

Johnson County boasts its share of fun, including an annual peach festival.

Knoxville Knoxville’s City Hall is located on Old U.S. Highway 64. The mailing address is P.O. Box 130, Knoxville, AR 72845. The telephone number is (479) 885-6523. City Hall is open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Lamar Lamar’s City Hall is located at 437 W. Main St. The mailing address is P.O. Box 700, Lamar AR, 72846. The telephone number is (479) 8853865. City Hall is open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

• Mayor: Dan Roe. Roe was re-elected after he ran unopposed in 2010. Mayor and recorder-treasurer serve four-year terms. • Recorder-treasurer: Terry Freyaldenhoven. • Attorney: Rick Weaver.

• Mayor: Jerry Boen, (479) 885-3865. Boen was elected in 2010. Mayor and recorder-treasurer serve four-year terms. • City recorder-treasurer: Teri Chavers. • Secretary: Carolyn Morgan. • Attorney: Rick Weaver.

The Knoxville City Council meets at 6 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month. Aldermen are John Tyson, Robert Davis, Terry Sanderson, Jennie Brown and Redell Shatwell. Aldermen serve two-year terms. • Water office manager: Nelda Eichelberger, (479) 885-6523. • Water operator: James Raburn, (479) 885-6523. • Street supervisor: John Mark Dossett, (479) 885-6523.

The Lamar City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Monday of each month. Aldermen are Wilson Overbey, Wanda Willis, Mary Jean Nordin, Harry Tilley, Joe McCarley and Tod Higby. Aldermen serve two-year terms. • Water, sewer and street superintendent: Jerry Woodard, (479) 885-3865.


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Interact at Lake Dardanelle

Visitors Center a paradise within a paradise

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ature lovers coming to the Arkansas River Valley will delight in the variety of parks, reserves, campgrounds and lakes available to enjoy with little cost, and the Lake Dardanelle State Park Visitors Center is the proverbial cherry on top. “The Visitors Center here is a nice facility,” Andy Thomas, superintendent of Lake Dardanelle State Park, said. “I’ve worked for Arkansas State Parks for 33 years and I literally remember the time when the governor would come in, (and) we would have to pull the boards off the back of buildings and nail them on the front to make them presentable.” In 1996, Arkansas passed Amendment 76, an eighth-cent conservation tax that benefits the state parks, and led Arkansas to become one of the country’s leaders in state parks systems. Opened in 2003, the Visitors Center boasts 8,000 gallons of aquariums that represent the Arkansas River, local tributaries and Lake Dardanelle. “The aquariums are really neat,” Thomas said. “They’re set up like the river system is. We have the big tanks, the tributary tanks that have species in them you would find in the lake’s tributaries,

and they feed into the river tanks.” One of the biggest attractions to the youngsters who visit the park is the aquatic turtle touch table, where they can interact with live turtles. There are also several snakes that kids and adults alike can admire, as well a honeybee exhibit. Five interactive, touch-screen computer kiosks feature information on aquatic resources and the history and culture of the Arkansas River Valley, and have age settings to tailor the information to the viewer. Every week, the Arkansas River Valley Arts Center shows local artists’ work in the state-of-the-art exhibit at the Visitors Center. Directions to Lake Dardanelle State Park: From Interstate 40, take exit 81, then turn south on State Highway 7. Take the first right onto Lake Front Drive, then continue onto West Main Street before turning right onto Marina Road. The park is 3.3 miles down Marina, on the right, and the Visitors Center is marked.


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Lake Dardanelle State Park is the hub of a wide variety of family-friendly activities that can be enjoyed year ’round.

Park interpreters host environmental education programs throughout the year in the center’s state-of-the-art classroom with digital projectors and surround sound. In 2010, 20,000 local kids gained course credit at their schools through the programs. “We have some great educators out here, and we have a great partnership with our River Valley schools,” Thomas said. “We’re an extension of their classrooms. They can come out here and study micro-invertebrates or anything.” The classroom, which opens up to a balcony that overlooks Lake Dardanelle, has also become a hot spot for weddings. The facility sits on the shore of Lake Dardanelle, providing breathtaking views of the lake and something for every visitor

to enjoy. The park also provides pavilions, launch ramps, a marina, bicycle and kayak rentals and a hiking trail, and has provided more and more people with a safe, economical vacation spot. “People are staying closer to home, with the gas prices the way that they are,” Thomas said. “They’re not going to Disney World or Gulf Shores. I think they’ve been to the casinos — been there, done that. They’re looking for a quality vacation that’s economical.” The park has changed a great deal during the last few years. What began as mainly a camping destination has blossomed into a premier site for environmental education, conservation and community pride.

Pottsville School District Large enough to challenge… Small enough to care Pottsville School District is preparing students to be college and career ready. We are a growing community and at Pottsville Schools we take this growth as a compliment as families choose to move to our school district. We will not however, be satisfied with our past successes, but will continue to strive to be the best we can be. We are committed to a continuing effort to offer the best 21st century education in a caring and rigorous educational environment. apache.afsc.k12.ar.us • 479-968-8101


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Enjoy a cruise at sunset

State park offers romance, fun on the water

ooking for a romantic evening, but can’t afford dinner and a movie? Looking for a fun activity to enjoy with the family? Then hop aboard one of Lake Dardanelle State Park’s famous sunset cruises for a relaxing and educational experience you won’t soon forget. The cruises begin by loading a maximum of 20 guests on a pontoon boat and then sets out across the lake, where you’ll spend the next hour taking in some of the most beautiful scenery the Arkansas River Valley has to offer, while learning about the area’s abundant wildlife and history. The cruise passengers often have the opportunity to see an eagle’s nest on the pontoon boat’s voyage across the lake, and if they’re lucky, maybe even an eagle, Lake Dardanelle Park Interpreter Elizabeth Drake said. Drake said those hoping to see an eagle would have the best odds of sighting a bird in the early summer months, and they’re usually gone by June. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty of wildlife and scenery to take in if an eagle doesn’t grace your adventure with its presence. “They get to see a lot of unique birds that come here

through the summer months,” Drake said. “They definitely get to see the eagle’s nest and just enjoy the beautiful sunset. And they’re always different. They’re never the same.” Joe Keating is one local who has enjoyed the cruise time and time again. “We’ve done quite a few tours. They’re really neat,” he said. “They’re a lot of fun.” The sunset cruises are free, but space is limited and a registration is required ahead of time. To register for a seat on the cruise, call (479) 967-5516. The park also offers many other activities, including educational seminars on the lake’s wildlife, camp safety, scavenger hunts, star gazing and kayak tours. Kayak tours cost $12 for adults, $6 for children ages 6-12 and are free for children 5 and under. To view monthly schedules of Lake Dardanelle State Park’s many activities or to learn more information about one of the Arkansas River Valley’s most scenic areas, visit www.arkansasstateparks.com/lakedardanelle.


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• The Senior Activity Centers of Pope, Johnson and Yell Counties offer active opportunities for all seniors in the Arkansas River Valley Area. • Computer Skills Classes • Dance Lessons • Overnight & Day Trips • Oil Painting Classes • Mental and Physical Exercise Equipment including Wii • Our excellent traditional services continue to be made available: • Fellowship with Friends • Well Balanced Meals • Local Transportation • Social Activities • Meals on Wheels for the Homebound Elderly • Complete wellness of each individual we serve continues to be a primary point of emphasis: • Wellness Classes • Physical Fitness Classes • Socialization Opportunities • Volunteer Opportunities • Poker, Pool & Dominoes!

We encourage you to stop by any one of our Senior Centers and take a look around. It is a very easy way to introduce yourself to the Senior experiences that await you at each of our centers. Pope Co. Senior Activity Center 1010 N. Rochester, Russellville (479) 968-5039

Dardanelle Senior Activity Center 701 N. 5th St., Dardanelle (479) 229-4129

The Leon Millsap Center 1301 E. 8th St., Danville (479) 495-7371

Johnson Co. Senior Activity Center 1421 Oakland St., Clarksville (479) 754-6148


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Hit the trail on four wheels

Directions to Moccasin Gap Trail: The trail entrance is located about 25 miles north of Russellville, off State Highway 7.

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he Arkansas River Valley offers hiking, biking, walking trails and also boasts several great locations for All Terrain Vehicles (ATV). Four-wheeling is a fun, family activity appropriate for all ages. The U.S. Forest Service maintains several trails in the Ozark National Forest, many of which are within a 30 minute or less drive from Russellville. Moccasin Gap Trail is authorized for ATV, mountain bikes and horse travel by the U.S. Forest Service. Riders can enjoy cascading waterfalls as they follow the 28-mile long trail that winds through pines and other hardwoods. There are several streams and areas for picnicking. Trails are colorcoded and maps are available at the trail entrance located about 25 miles north of Russellville, off State Highway 7. Mack’s Pines, located just a few miles before Moccasin Gap, is a family owned and operated business offering 28 miles of trails perfect

for novice and expert riders. When riders have mastered the marked trails, there are hundreds of miles of unmarked forest trails to explore. Maps of much of the Ozark Forest are available at local Forest Services offices and Honda of Russellville also carries maps and sales associates know about many other areas. Remember to follow ATV safety precautions and bring the appropriate GPS or other navigational tools. The U.S. Forest Service recommends wearing gloves, helmets and eye protection. Also remember to bring first aid kits and flashlights if you are riding at dusk or after, and pack enough drinking water and snacks. Four-wheeling is a great way for the family to spend the day together exploring the Arkansas River Valley and capturing the wildlife and fauna on film. Visit www.fs.usda.gov for more safety tips and contact information.


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recreation Fishing • Lake Dardanelle — The 34,300-acre body of water is known as one of the state’s — and the country’s — best fisheries and regularly hosts major bass fishing tournaments, while the Visitor’s Center offers a variety of interpretive programs for people of all ages. Trails • Bona Dea Trails and Sanctuary — Located off Lake Front Drive, Bona Dea Trails is for day use only and boasts four hiking and five interpretive trails. Campsites • Mount Nebo State Park — State Highway 155, Dardanelle; (479) 229-3655. • Lake Dardanelle State Park — 100 State Park Drive, Russellville; (479) 890-7474. • Sites operated by the COE in Lake Dardanelle area; for information call (479) 968-5008: • Cabin Creek • Cane Creek • Delaware • Dublin • Dwight Mission • Horsehead

• Okane • Old Post Road Park • Piney Bay • Riverview • Shoal Bay • Spadra

The COE has four locations along the Arkansas River as part of its Rockefeller Lake-Ormond Lock and Dam Project. They include: • Cherokee • Pontoon • Sequoyah • Sweeden Island

COE campsites along Lake Nimrod: • Carden Point • Carter Cove • County Line • Quarry Cove • River Road • Sunlight Bay

Marinas • Russellville Marina, Boat Repair and Cabins — 330 Beach Road, Russellville, (479) 967-1543. Online at www.russellvillemarina.com. • Dardanelle Marina Service and Boat Dock — 10305 Marina Road, Russellville, (479) 229-2497. • Lucky Landing — 400 Lucky Landing Road, Russellville, (479) 641-7615. • Spadra Water Front Marina — 700 Marina Drive, Russellville, (479) 754-5021. Parks and facilities (in Russellville unless noted) • Hughes Center — 1000 E. Parkway, (479) 968-1272. Open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday; 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Friday; and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. • City Park Complex — 915 East “B” Street, (479) 968-1272. • Confederate Mothers Memorial Park — 1915 S. Glenwood Ave., (479) 968-1272. • Illinois Bayou Park — 6630 U.S. Highway 64 West, (479) 968-1272. • James School Park — 807 W. Fourth Place, (479) 968-1272. • M.J. Hickey Park — 1312 E. 16th Street, (479) 968-1272. • Pleasant View Park — 3595 N. Arkansas Ave., (479) 968-1272. • Pleasant View Water Ski Area — 3694 Pleasant View Road, (479) 968-1272. • Pleasant View Disc Golf Course — 3694 Pleasant View Road, (479) 968-1272. • Russellville Soccer Complex — 901 Lock and Dam Road, (479) 968-1272. • Russellville Skate Park — 205 S. Jonesboro Ave., (479) 968-1272. • Sequoyah Park — 1805 W. 12th St., (479) 968-1272. • Shiloh Park — 3405 N. Arkansas Ave., (479) 968-1272. • Veteran’s Park — 1005 N. Detroit Ave., (479) 968-1272. • Washburn Park — 1185 Lake Front Drive, (479) 968-1272. • Tech Field — Campus of Arkansas Tech University, (479) 968-0648 • Hog Wild Family Fun Center — 301 N. Sidney Ave., (479) 967-0119. Open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. (winter) and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. (summer) Sunday through Thursday; and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. • Sportsworld — 3700 W. Main St., (479) 968-1122. Open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday. See RECREATION on page 19

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recreation Parks and facilities Continued • Saint Mary’s Wellness Fitness Center — 3308 W. Main St., (479) 968-7979. Open 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday; 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. • Russellville Driving Range — 1401 E. Main St., (479) 9686586. Open 8 a.m. until dark Monday through Saturday; 1 p.m. until dark on Sunday. • Beezer’s Fine Billiards — 224 N. Shamrock Blvd., (479) 968-3559. Open 3 p.m. to 1 a.m. Monday through Thursday; 3 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday; and 1 p.m. to midnight on Sunday. • Merritt Park — 2011 State Highway 22, Dardanelle; (479) 229-1022. • Planter’s Park — (479) 229-1022. • Veteran’s Riverfront Memorial Park — 115 N. Front St., Dardanelle; (479) 229-1022.

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golf

With five local golf courses, the Arkansas River Valley allows even the most demanding golfers the chance to find a course fit for a king.

Russellville Country Club Russellville Country Club is a semi-private facility that underwent a major renovation in 1998 that resulted in changes to the design of many holes and the rebuilding of all 18 greens. • Size: 6,348 yards from back tees; 5,920 yards from middle tees; 4,968 yards from forward tees. • Par: 71 from back and middle tees, 72 from forward tees. • Green fees: $35 for 18 holes and $20 for nine holes on weekdays; $40 and $25 on weekends. Cart rentals are $20 for 18 holes and $10 for nine holes. • Phone numbers: (479) 968-2660 (pro shop); (479) 968-1139. Chamberlyne Country Club Chamberlyne Country Club near Danville is a semi-private facility that offers country club amenities in a relaxed and rural setting in the rolling hills of Yell County. • Size: 7,047 yards from championship tees; 6,638 yards from the back tees; 6,229 yards from middle tees; 5,056 yards from front tees. • Par: 72 from all tees. • Green fees: $35 on weekdays, $45 on weekends; includes cart rental. • Phone numbers: (479) 495-4110 or (479) 495-4120 (pro shop).

Lion’s Den Golf Club Inc. Lion’s Den Golf Club in Dardanelle is owned by PGA golfer and Dardanelle native John Daly, complete with champion Bermuda grass greens. • Size: 6,405 yards from back tees; 5,806 yards from middle tees; 4,987 from forward tees. • Par: 72 on all holes, though par is 37 on front nine and 35 on back nine. • Green fees: $30 Monday through Thursday, $40 Friday through Sunday, includes cart rental. • Phone number: (479) 229-4162 (clubhouse). Galla Creek Golf Course Galla Creek Golf Course in Pottsville is an 18-hole, semiprivate facility that offers a friendly atmosphere where golfers can play for reasonable prices and relax with a meal at the restaurant. • Size: 6,126 yards from blue tees; 5,798 yards from white tees. • Par: 71 from both tees. • Green fees: $23 Monday through Thursday; $27 Friday through Sunday and on holidays. Cart rental is $16 per 18 holes. • Phone number: (479) 890-6653

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Clarksville Country Club Clarksville Country Club is a nine-hole facility that serves the golfers of Johnson County and the surrounding area. • Size: 6,209 yards from the back tees; 5, 011 yards from the front tees. • Par: 72 from both tees. • Green fees: $14 with member, $20 without. Cart rental is $15 (limited). • Phone numbers: (479) 754-3026 (pro shop).

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Pope County

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ocated in the heart of the Arkansas River Valley, Pope County provides a beautiful backdrop for a variety of industry, farming and recreational activities. In the early 1800s, the Osage claimed what is now Pope County as part of their hunting grounds. The area became part of a Cherokee reservation in 1817, but a new treaty moved the Cherokee into Oklahoma in 1828. In 1829, Pope County was the first Arkansas county to be formed out of the former Cherokee reservation. Now home to 61,754 residents, the county is the 13th most populous in the state. Municipalities within the county include Atkins, Dover, Hector, London, Pottsville and Russellville. Russellville, the county seat, is home to 27,920 residents. The county hosts five K-12 school districts, and Arkansas Tech University, an accredited four-year university located in the heart of Russellville, was founded in 1909 and currently

offers more than 70 degree programs. In addition to strong educational programs, Pope County is also home to a diverse labor force. Several Fortune 500 companies have facilities in the county, including Firestone Tire and Rubber Company, Dow Chemical, Tyson Foods and International Paper. Thousands of people are employed by a wide variety of manufacturers in the area, with products ranging from aluminum foil to aircraft components. Pope County is also home to Arkansas Nuclear One, Arkansas’ only nuclear power plant. Life in Pope County is not all work and no play, however. Residents and visitors may take time to relax at one of Russellville’s 14 city parks or relax at Holla Bend Natural Wildlife Refuge or Lake Dardanelle State Park. The state park’s visitor’s center, located on the shores of Lake Dardanelle, features an aquarium, a turtle

elcome to Pope County, one of the most beautiful counties in the state, with the Ozark National Forest to the north, Lake Dardanelle to the south and Mount Nebo towering magnificently in the distance. With the fertile river valley lying parallel to Interstate 40, the Union Pacific Railroad and the Arkansas River, transportation is available for area industries and businesses. Excellent school systems located within the county offer quality education for grades K through 12, and Arkansas Tech University offers an outstanding higher education program. Medical facilities are equipped to provide good care and treatment, and many churches fulfill the spiritual needs of area residents. Recreational opportunities are available year-round — including hunting, fishing, camping, canoeing, hiking, walking trails, water sports, youth and adult ball leagues and golf — all of which make Pope County one of the most desirable places in the state of Arkansas to live; you are welcome to join us. — Jim Ed Gibson Pope County Judge

touch table and state-of-the-art touchscreen information kiosks. The park also has rental bicycles and kayaks available and is a popular destination for fishermen, campers and sightseers. After a day at the lake, visitors may enjoy taking a stroll in downtown Russellville. Don’t miss the historic Shinn Building — erected in 1847, the edifice was the first store constructed in Russellville. Once per quarter, the city hosts the Downtown Art Walk, where downtown businesses stay open afterhours and host local artists and musicians. No matter the season, visitors to Pope County can always expect to find friendly faces and a warm welcome.


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The Pope County Courthouse is located at the northwest corner of Main Street (U.S. Highway 64) and Arkansas Avenue (State Highway 7) in Russellville. • County judge: Jim Ed Gibson — (479) 968-7487. • Sheriff: Aaron DuVall — (479) 968-2558. • County clerk: Laura McGuire — (479) 968-6064. • Circuit clerk: Fern Tucker — (479) 968-7499. • Treasurer: Donna Wall — (479) 968-2194. • Assessor: Karen Martin — (479) 968-7418. • Tax collector: Rita Chandler — (479) 968-7016. • Coroner: Leonard Krout. Krout is contacted through the Pope County Sheriff ’s Office at (479) 968-2558 or by calling 911 emergency communications. • County surveyor: David Garza — (479) 968-5005. • The Pope County Road Department is located in the County Complex on State Highway 326 and can be reached at (479) 968-6400. Pope County has 13 justices of the peace who are members of the quorum court. County Judge Jim Ed Gibson presides at quorum court meetings at 5:30 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at the courthouse. The budget committee meets at 5:30 p.m. the Tuesday preceding the quorum court meeting. Other committees meet informally throughout the month. • District 1 — Philip Haney, (479) 641-2297, 805 N.E. 11th St., Atkins. • District 2 — Tom McMillen, (479) 967-1923, 255 Park Road, Russellville.

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• District 3 — Vacant; to be appointed. • District 4 — Kim Virden, (479) 331-1714, P.O. Box 281, Dover. • District 5 — Dusty Hampton, (479) 498-4744, 1155 W. Gumlog, Russellville. • District 6 — David Ivy, (479) 280-1662, 321 Bradley Cove Road, Russellville. • District 7 — Mary Metz-Blaylock, (479) 293-4514, 300 Trapp Road, London. • District 8 — Don Daily, (479) 968-7681, 1709 S. Dayton, Russellville. • District 9 — Gordon E. Thornsberry, (479) 968-2633, 153 Bragg Circle, Russellville. • District 10 — David Rollans, (479) 890-4677, 408 Skyline, Russellville. • District 11 — Sharon France, (479) 967-9755, 902 Lancelot Drive, Russellville. • District 12 — Roy T. Butler, (479) 968-2013, 105 Bayou Lane, Russellville. • District 13 — Madelyn Ginsberg, (479) 967-3369, 101 Evergreen Estates, Russellville.

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Pope County Russellville Russellville City Hall is located at 203 S. Commerce Ave. The mailing address for City Hall is P.O. Box 428, Russellville, AR 72811, and the telephone number is (479) 968-2098. • Mayor: Bill Eaton — (479) 968-2098; email beaton@rsvlar.org. • City attorney: Trey Smith — (479) 967-3186; email tsmith@ rsvlar.org. On the Net: www.russellvillearkansas.org City council The city council meets at 6 p.m. the third Thursday of each month in the council chambers at City Hall. The council’s agenda preparation meeting is at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday of the week preceding the Thursday meeting. Aldermen (all terms ending December 2012) run as Independents and serve two-year terms: • Ward 1, Position 1 — Mark Tripp, (479) 967-5790 • Ward 1, Position 2 — Ron Knost, (479) 964-2305 • Ward 2, Position 1 — Randall Horton, (479) 886-5619 • Ward 2, Position 2 — Burke Larkin, (479) 970-0072 • Ward 3, Position 1 — Paul Northcut, (479) 264-6146 • Ward 3, Position 2 — Kevin Freeman, (479) 967-5465 • Ward 4, Position 1 — Martin Irwin, (479) 967-4543 • Ward 4, Position 2 — Garland Steuber, (479) 890-3462 Recreation and Parks Mack Hollis serves as director for the Recreation and Parks Department. He oversees the operation of 14 parks facilities within the city limits. His telephone number is (479) 968-1272. The Recreation and Parks Commission meets the second Wednesday of each month at noon at the Hughes Center, 1000 E. Parkway Drive. Public Works The Department of Public Works oversees the street, traffic and fleet services divisions, and the department’s phone number is (479) 968-2406. The Community Development division enforces the city’s building code and issues building, plumbing, mechanical, electrical and business permits.

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The Board of Adjustment meets the fourth Monday of each month in the council chambers at 5 p.m. The Planning Commission meets the fourth Monday of each month in the council chambers at 5:30 p.m. Animal Control The animal shelter, located on South Mobile Avenue, is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and closes from 1-2 p.m. for cleaning. The telephone number is (479) 968-1944. The department responds to emergencies 24 hours a day, seven days a week through the 911 dispatch office. Russellville Regional Airport Russellville Regional Airport is owned by the city of Russellville and is located off 16th Street east of South Elmira Avenue. The airport’s telephone number is (479) 967-1227. Bobby Day is the manager and is part of a staff of three fulltime employees. Summer business hours are from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. In the winter, the airport is not staffed after 6 p.m. Afterhours service is available by prior arrangement, and 24-hour access to the terminal building is available to aviators.

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Atkins City Hall, 310 Northeast First St., P.O. Box 128, Atkins, AR 72823; telephone (479) 641-2900. City Hall is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. • Mayor — Jerry Don Barrett, term ending 2014 • City attorney — William Swain The Atkins City Council meets at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month. Aldermen (all terms ending in December 2012) are Raymond Staggs, JoAnn Spence, Sean Rehm, Nell Warren, Raymond Pearce and Paul Carpenter. Aldermen serve two-year terms. Dover City Hall, 9686 Market Street, P.O. Box 258, Dover AR 72837; telephone (479) 331-3270 or 331-4238. City Hall is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and closes from noon to 1 p.m. for lunch. • Mayor: Pat Johnson — (479) 331-4225. His position is up for re-election in 2014. • City attorney: Deidre Luker — (479) 967-8100 The Dover City Council meets at 6 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month. Aldermen are Ila Anderson, Patricia McAlister, Chris Loper, Roger Lee, Fred Standridge and Carl Wetzel. Aldermen serve four-year rotating terms. Hector City Hall, 11356 State Highway 27, P.O. Box 194, Hector, AR 72843; telephone (479) 284-5371. City Hall is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. • Mayor: Melvin Emerson — (479) 284-5371

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• City attorney: William Smith — (479) 968-4020 The Hector City Council meets at 6 p.m. the third Monday of each month. Aldermen (all terms ending December 2012) are Angela Watkins, John Riley, Wanda J. Hull, Suzanne Day and Eddie Coffman. Aldermen serve two-year terms. London City Hall, P.O. Box 130, London, AR 72847; telephone (479) 293-4513. City Hall is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. • Mayor: Eddie Price — (479) 293-4513 • City attorney: James Coutts The London City Council meets at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month. Aldermen (all terms ending December 2012) are Gary Blair, Pat Sanderson, Debra Demmitt, Steve Payton, Daren Mooney and Lynn White. Aldermen serve two-year terms. Pottsville City Hall, 173 E. Ash St., Pottsville, AR 72858; telephone (479) 968-3029. City Hall is open from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. • Mayor: Jerry Williams — (479) 968-3029 • City attorney: Jeff Phillips The Pottsville City Council meets at 7 p.m. the fourth Monday of each month. Aldermen and their terms’ ending years are Milton Eoff, 2014; Larry Shingleur, 2012; John Heflin, 2012; Leslie Oates, 2012; Donny Elliott, 2014; and George Woolf, 2014. Aldermen serve rotating four-year terms.

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With 11 local high schools, an NCAA Division II university, an NCAA Division III university and numerous junior high and middle schools, the Arkansas River Valley is a hotbed for scholastic athletics. Arkansas Tech University boasts one of the most successful women’s basketball programs in Division II, and many high schools in the area have enjoyed plenty of success.

Arkansas Tech University Mascot: Men — Wonder Boys; women — Golden Suns Conference: Great American Conference • Athletic director: Steve Mullins, (479) 968-0245 • Assistant athletic director: Kristy Bayer, (479) 964-0513 • Sports information director: Ben Greenberg, (479) 968-0645 University of the Ozarks Mascot: Eagles Conference: American Southwest Conference • Athletic director: Jimmy Clark, (479) 979-1484 • Sports information director: Josh Peppas, (479) 979-1483 Atkins High School Mascot: Red Devils Conference: 3A-4 • Athletic director: Charlie Sorrels. (479) 641-1296 • (479) 641-1296 (fieldhouse); (479) 641-8894 (gym) Clarksville High School Mascot: Panthers Conference: 5A-West • Athletic director: Gary Thompson, (479) 754-0766 • (479) 754-7795 (fieldhouse); (479) 754-3712 (gym)

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Danville High School Mascot: Little Johns Conference: 3A-4 • Athletic director: D.J. Crane, (479) 495-4806 • (479) 495-4806 (fieldhouse); (479) 495-4830 (gym) Dardanelle High School Mascot: Sand Lizards Conference: 4A-4 • Athletic director: Larry Walker, (479) 229-4655 • (479) 229-465 (fieldhouse); (479) 229-4655 (gym) Dover High School Mascot: Pirates Conference: 4A-4 • Athletic director: Robbie Chenowith, (479) 331-2916 • (479) 331-2129 (fieldhouse); (479) 331-4223 (gym) Hector High School Mascot: Wildcats Conference: 2A-4 • Athletic director: Andy Cheney, (479) 284-4681 • (479) 284-4681 (fieldhouse); (479) 284-2136 (gym)

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Johnson County Westside Mascot: Rebels Conference: 2A-4 • Athletic director: Steve Golden, (479) 497-1171 • (479) 497-1171 (fieldhouse, gym) Lamar High School Mascot: Warriors Conference: 3A-4 • Athletic director: Lance Spence, (479) 885-2387 • (479) 885-2387 (fieldhouse); (479) 885-3977 (gym) Pottsville High School Mascot: Apaches Conference: 4A-4 • Athletic directors: Bryan Rust, (479) 968-6411; Chance Johnson, (479) 968-6334 • (479) 968-6411 (fieldhouse); (479) 968-6338 (gym) Russellville High School Mascot: Cyclones Conference: 6A/7A Central (reg. season); 6A East (playoffs) • Athletic director: Jim Dickerson, (479) 890-6356 • (479) 968-9253 (fieldhouse); (479) 968-3152 (gym) Two Rivers High School Mascot: Gators Conference: 3A-5 • Athletic director: Barry Fisher, (479) 489-4154 • (479) 489-4171 (fieldhouse); (479) 489-4166 (gym)

• Boys & Girls Clubs of the Ark. River Valley With locations in Russellville and Dardanelle, the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Arkansas River Valley provide sports and activity opportunities to local youth. For more information about Boys & Girls Club activities, call (479) 968-7819. • Russellville Youth Baseball Association RYBA is a U.S. Specialty Sports Association (USSSA) sanctioned youth baseball association that provides boys ages 4-15 an opportunity to play baseball. For more information, contact Al Harpenau at (479) 970-5192. • Arkansas Valley Soccer Association The AVSA has semi-annual seasons (spring and fall) and gives more than 1,000 boys and girls the opportunity to join in the world’s most widely-played sport. For more information, call (479) 890-6309 or visit arkansasvalleysoccer.com. • Arkansas River Valley Tennis Association (ARVTA) — (479) 857-6734.

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• Baseball, softball (Dardanelle) — Call Willie Lawhon, (479) 229-5084. ��� Baseball, softball (Dover) — Call Royce Moore, (479) 331-2571.

Western Yell County High School Mascot: Wolverines Conference: 2A-4 • Athletic director: Mike Hernandez, (479) 476-4100 • (479) 476-4125 (gym)

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schools Russellville Randall Williams serves as superintendent of the Russellville School District. Alene Bynum is assistant superintendent of personnel and instruction. Nathan Barber is the district’s business manager and assistant to the superintendent. Bynum, Barber and Williams have offices in the district’s administration building located north of the Gardner building at 220 W. 10th St. The mailing address is P.O. Box 928, Russellville, AR 72811. The telephone number is (479) 968-1306. Email is available on the district’s Web site at rsdweb.k12.ar.us. Information about each school and the administration and school board is also available. The school board regularly meets at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month. The board president is Virginia Berner, (479) 968-1349. Elementary schools • Center Valley, (479) 968-2650 • Crawford, (479) 968-4677

• Dwight, (479) 968-3967 • London, (479) 293-4241 • Oakland Heights, (479) 968-2084 • Sequoyah, (479) 968-2134 Other schools • Upper Elem. 5th Grade, (479) 968-2650 • Middle School, (479) 968-2557 • Junior High, (479) 968-1599 • High School, (479) 968-3151 Atkins Boyce Watkins serves as superintendent of the Atkins School District. Administrative offices are at 307 N. Church Street, Atkins, AR 72823; telephone (479) 6417871. Email is available on the district’s Web site at atkins.k12.ar.us. The school board meets at 7 p.m. the second Monday of each month at the district’s administration building. Phillip Haney, (479) 641-1849, is the board president. • Elementary School, (479) 641-7085 • Middle School, (479) 641-1008 • High School, (479) 641-7872 Clarksville Dr. David Hopkins serves as superintendent of the Clarksville School District. Administrative offices are at 1701 Clark Road, Clarksville, AR 72830; telephone

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(479) 705-3200. Email is available on the district’s Web site at www.csdar.org The school board meets at 6 p.m. the third Monday of each month. The current board president is Donny Frost. • Pyron Elementary, (479) 705-3256. • Primary, (479) 979-6000 • Junior High, (479) 705-3224 • High School, (479) 705-3212 Dardanelle John Thompson serves as superintendent of the Dardanelle School District. Administrative offices are located at 209 Cedar St.; telephone (479) 229-4111; Email is available on the district’s website at district.dardanelle.k12.ar.us. The school board meets at 7 p.m. the third Monday of each month. The board president is Sherry Hicks, (479) 229-2200. • Elementary, (479) 229-3707 • Primary, (479) 229-4185 • Middle School, (479) 229-4550 • High School, (479) 229-4655 Danville Alan Love serves as the superintendent for the Danville School District. The mailing address for the administrative office is P.O. Box 939, Danville, AR 72823;

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telephone (479) 495-4800. The district’s website is www.dps-littlejohns.net. The school board meets at 5:30 p.m. the third Monday of each month in the administration office. Bobby Redfern is the school board president. • Elementary, (479) 495-4820 • Middle School, (479) 495-4827 • High School, (479) 495-4810 Dover Jerry Owens serves as superintendent of the Dover School District. Administrative offices are at 9371 Market St.; mailing address is P.O. Box 325, Dover, AR 72837; telephone 331-2916. The school board meets third Monday of each month. The board president is Thomas Hill, (479) 331-3467. • Elementary, (479) 331-2702 • Middle School, (479) 331-4814 • High School, (479) 331-2120 Hector Karen Cushman serves as superintendent of the Hector School District. Administrative offices are at 11520 State Highway 27; telephone (479) 284-2264. The school board meets at 7 p.m. the second Monday of each month in the administration office boardroom. The board president is Todd

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Fountain, (479) 284-2037. • Elementary, (479) 284-2264 • High School, (479) 284-2259 Pottsville Larry Dugger serves as superintendent of the Pottsville School District. Administrative offices and mailing address are 7000 State Highway 247, Pottsville, AR 72858; telephone (479) 968-8101. Email is available at the district’s website, apache.afsc.k12,ar.us. The board meets at 7 p.m. the third Thursday of each month. The board president is David Potts, (479) 968-6068. • Elementary, (479) 968-2133 • Middle grades, (479) 890-6631 • Junior High, (479) 968-6574 • High School, (479) 968-6334 Two Rivers The Two Rivers School District is seeking a new superintendent. The district was formed by the consolidation of Ola, Plainview-Rover, PerryCasa and Fourche Valley. Administrative offices are located at 510 W. Main St. in Plainview; mailing address is P.O. Box 187, Plainview, AR 72857; telephone, (479) 272-3113. The district’s website is www.trgators.org.

The board meets at 7 p.m. the third Monday of each month. Jackie Harrison is the board president. Western Yell County The Belleville and Havana school districts consolidated in 1986 to form Western Yell County School District. The elementary school is located in Belleville, and the high school in Havana. Brad Spikes serves as the district’s superintendent. Administrative offices are located at 1 Wolverine Drive, Havana; mailing address is P.O. Box 214, Havana AR 72842; telephone, (479) 476-4116. The board meets at 7 p.m. the third Monday of each month in the administration office in Havana. Tommy Fink is board president. Arkansas tech career Center The Arkansas Tech Career Center is located at 2201 S. Knoxville Ave. in Russellville. Pat Edmunds is director. The phone number is (479) 968-5422. In 2011, the Area Career Technical Center became the Arkansas Tech Career Center in conjunction with Arkansas Tech University-Ozark. The merger allows students to receive concurrent college credit while participating in the vocational program.

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REACH The Russellville Education Association of Christian Homeschoolers (REACH) was organized to support families who have chosen to educate their children at home by providing information, encouragement and activities to enrich the homeschool experience; to encourage and assist families in achieving academic excellence; and to be a source of information for any family considering homeschooling. More information can be obtained by calling membership coordinator Lynell Albrecht at (479) 967-9893 or by visiting the website at www.rsvlreach.com. Saint John Catholic School Saint John Catholic School is located at 1912 W. Main St. in Russellville. The school’s principal is Mark Tyler, (479) 967-4644. The school’s website is www.stjohnscatholicschool.com The school, which began operation in the Arkansas River Valley in 1947, ranges from Montessori pre-kindergarten to fifth grade. The school is open to students of all faiths. Community Christian School Community Christian School is a nondenominational Christian school located at First Assembly of God in Russellville. The school offers classes from kindergarten to eighth grade. All classes are taught by Christian teachers who are certified and receive 60 hours of professional development each year. Rebecca Partain is the principal. The mailing address is P.O. Box 1786, Russellville, AR 72811. For more information, call (479) 9681429 or visit the school’s Web site at www.russellvilleccs.com. Russellville Adult Education Center The Russellville Adult Education Center is located at 1000 S.

Arkansas Ave. in the former Gardner Junior High building. RAEC programs in both Pope and Yell counties assist adults to prepare for post-secondary education, successful careers and productive lives. For more information, call (479) 968-5244. Arkansas Tech University Arkansas Tech University is a public, four-year accredited university on North Arkansas Avenue in Russellville. The phone number for general information is (479) 968-0389. For more information on the administration, academic colleges and departments, visit the website at www.atu.edu. Dr. Robert C. Brown is the university’s president. His phone number is (479) 968-0237, and his email is rcbrown@atu.edu. His office is in the Administration Building. University of the Ozarks University of the Ozarks is a private, Presbyterian-affiliated, four-year, liberal arts university located at 415 N. College Ave. in Clarksville. For information, call (479) 979-1000. The website is www.ozarks.edu. Dr. Rick Niece is the out going president of the university. His phone number is (479) 979-1242, and his email is rniece@ozarks. edu. His office is located at 102 Mabee Administration Building. UACCM The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton is a two-year public college located on State Highway 132 just off Interstate 40’s exit 107 in Morrilton. Admissions can be reached at (505) 977-2053 or (800) 264-1094, adm@uaccm.edu. Larry Davis is chancellor of the college, and can be reached at (501) 977-2013. For more information about UACCM, visit the university’s website at www.uaccm.edu.

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1. Wanton soup ......................................1.25 2. Egg Drop Soup....................................1.25 3. Vegetable Soup ..................................1.25 4. Hot & Sour Soup .................................1.25 5. House Special Soup (For Two) .......4.95

Appetizers

6. Egg Roll (1)............................................1.00 7. Fried Wanton (w. Cream Cheese) (8) .......................................................................3.95 8. Fried Chicken Wings (8) ...................4.95 9. Steamed or Fried Dumplings (8) .......................................................................3.95 10. Cho Cho Chicken (8) .......................3.95 11. Fired Biscuit (20)...............................3.95

Fried Rice

12. Vegetable Fried Rice .......................5.25 13. Pork Fried Rice ..................................5.55 14. Chicken Fried Rice ...........................5.80 15. Beef Fried Rice ..................................5.80 16. Shrimp Fried Rice ............................6.25 17. Combination Fried Rice.................6.25

Lo Mein or Mei Fun

18. Vegetable La Mein or Mei Fun ....5.25 19. Pork La Mein or Mei Fun................5.55 20. Chicken La Mein or Mei Fun ........5.55 21. Beef La Mein or Mei Fun................5.80 22. Shrimp La Mein or Mei Fun .........6.25 23. Combination La Mein or Mei Fun .......................................................................6.25

Chow Mein or Chop Suey 24. Vegetable Chow Mein or Chop Suey .............................................................................5.25 25. Pork Chow Mein or Chop Suey .........5.55 26. Chicken Chow Mein or Chop Suey..5.55 27. Beef Chow Mein or Chop Suey .........5.80 28. Shrimp Chow Mein or Chop Suey ...6.25 29. Combination Chow Mein or Chop Suey .............................................................................6.25

Vegetables

84. Vegetarian Combination...............5.65 85. Broccoli w/White Sauce.................5.65 86. String Bean Szechuan Style .........5.65 87. Broccoli w/Garlic Sauce .................5.65 88. Bean Curd w/Ground Pork Szechuan Style.............................................................6.45 89. Home Cooking Style Bean Curd.6.45 90. Sauteed Muchroom........................6.45

All You can eat buffet LUNCH DINNER ADULT $6.95 $8.75 $4.95 CHILDREN $3.95 (under 4 years eat FREE w/ each adult)

Buffet Take Out Available All pricing subject to change


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TARASCOS R e S T A u R A n T e

FREE CHEESE DIP With purchase of two adult entrees when you mention you saw this offer in The Courier’s Welcome Guide. Expires 4-31-13

NEW BREAKFAST

MENU

Saturday & Sunday Ser ved Until 12pm Our Menu Is Also Available

Huevos Rancheros $6.4 9

CAmAROnES al mojo de Ajo $9.75 Shrimp sauteéd finished with spicy garlic tequila sauce, served w/rice, beans, avocado salad & tortillas

Tony Special $10.4 9 Grill blackened tilapia served over grilled vegetables, chipotle mayo, rice, beans, salad & tortillas

Fish Tacos $8.4 9

Doubled corn tortilla filled w/fresh tilapia dressed w/chipotle & avocado créme topped w/pineapple & coleslaw. Served in three tacos w/side of rice & beans.

ShrIMp QueSAdIllA Quesadilla Camaron $7.29

Grilled shrimp & onions in large flour tortilla w/melted cheese. Served w/rice, beans & mexican flag (lettuce, guacamole, s/cream & pico). Grilled shrimp, tomatoes, onions and jalapeno peppers in 3 med. flour tortillas w/melted cheese. Served w/rice, beans & mexican flag

Tarasco’s Omelette $7.75

Grilled meat w/mushrooms, bacon, peppers & onions, topped w/melted cheese. Sides of rice, beans & tortillas

Governador Quesadillas $6.99

11 Combinations To Choose From

All Priced At

$6.99

ChIMIChANGAS $7.4 9

Chicken, Ground Beef, Adovada (Pork), Steak & Potato. Served with fresh veggies, fried in a crispy flour tortilla topped w/cheese sauce. Served w/rice, beans, lettuce, s/cream, pico de gallo, guacamole & guacamole dip

eNChIlAdAS

Three corn tortillas filled w/your choice of meat, onions, cheese, topped w/enchilada sauce,melted cheese. Served w/guacamole, s/cream, lettuce, pico de gallo, rice & beans Chicken $7.49, Ground Beef $7.49, Cheese $6.49. Supremas (one chicken, ground beef & cheese)

eNChIlAdA verdeS MAMA MAry SpeCIAl $7.4 9

eNChIlAdA blANCAS panchitos $7.99

CArNe ASAdA $8.99 bistek ranchero $7.99

DINNER COMBOS

FAJITAS Shrimp $8.99, Shrimp & Steak $8,99, Shrimp & Chicken $8.99, Steak & Chicken $8.99, Tarascos Fajita (shrimp, Steak, Chicken & Chorizo) $7.99. Served with rice, beans, guacamole, pico de gallo, s/cream, cheese & tortillas

SHRImP $9.25 • CHICKEn $7.99 STEAK $7.99 • THREE mEAT $9.25

Scrambled eggs, chorizo, peppers, onions and tomatoes. Served with rice, beans, or potatoes & tortillas.

•Fish •Steak •Chicken •pork

or

(479) 477-2600

AlAMbreS

Sliced grilled steak over grilled onions & tomatoes, served w/rice, beans & tortillas

Specialty TACO COMBO DINNERS

Authentic Mexican Food “Voted Best Taste” and (479) 477-3108 “People’s Choice Awards

Three corn tortillas filled w/cheese & chicken, topped w/mama mary’s green sauce, lettuce, tomatoes, onion & s/cream. Served with rice & beans

Huevos Con Chorizo $6.4 9

Choose from over 10 breakfast combos; including omelettes and burritos.

217 N. Front St. • Dardanelle

SPECIALTIES

Three eggs any style served w/corn tortillas topped with ranchero sauce and cheese. Served with rice and beans or potatoes. Loaded with bacon, chorizo, peppers, onions, cheese, topped w/enchilada sauce

“A Real Mexican Taste”

Steak sauteéd & chopped w/onions, serrano, tomatoes & ranchero sauce. Served w/rice, beans & tortillas

Three flour tortillas filled w/chicken, onions, cheese, topped w/créme sauce. Served w/rice & beans

CK - Spinach $7.99 Two flour tortillas filled w/chicken, fresh spinach, onions & cheese, topped w/créme sauce. Served w/rice & beans

pollo Asado $7.4 9

ChIlI relleNOS

Grilled chicken breast, covered w/cheese sauce. Served w/rice, beans, mexican flag & tortillas

Whole poblano pepper stuffed & covered w/ beaten egg deep fried to golden brown & topped w/ranchero sauce. Served w/onion, chilies w/rice, beans, mexican flag and tortillas Cheese $6.99. Ground Beef & Cheese $7.99

Sabrinas $11.99

Grilled shrimp, octopus, bacon, mushrooms, onions, on top of a whole chicken breast w/melted cheese. Served w/rice, beans, mexican flag, sliced orange & tortillas

CAldOS (SOupS)

Caldo de Camaron - (Shrimp & Veggie Soup) $7.99. Caldo de pollo $6.99. Caldo de Res (beef stew) $6.99. Sop marinera (seafood soup w/tostados) $10.99

QueSAdIllAS

Large flour tortilla stuffed w/melted cheese, grilled meat or veggies served w/rice, beans and mexican flag. Steak $6.99, Chicken $6.99, Roasted Veggies $5.99

SALADS ... Large selection of specialty salads Grilled Chicken $5.49 • Grilled Shrimp $5.49 • Guacamole Salad $3.49 • House Salad $3.99 • Santa Fe Salad $6.99

TACO SALADS - served with honey cilantro vinaigrette dressing. Served in a crispy flour tortilla, topped w/jack & cheddar cheese, guacamole, pico de gallo, s/cream & pinto beans.

Grilled Veggies $5.50 • Grilled Chicken $5.99 • Ground Beef $5.99 • Chicken or Steak Fajitas $6.99 • Shrimp Fajita $7.99 All prICeS SubJeCT TO ChANGe

Taste of the Valley Downtown Russellville 2011

LUNCH COMBOS 10 DIFFEREnT COmBInATIOnS

All Priced At

$4.99

All ser ved w/lettuce, pico de gallo, s/cream. From Open - 3:00pm no changes

BURRITO COMBO DINNERS

FAJITA COMBO DINNERS •Chicken •Steak •Shrimp •Fish

ALA CARTE MENU AVAILABLE

Crispy Tacos $.99 Soft Taco $1.75 Fajita Burrito $4.99 Bean Burrito $3.99 Tamale Pork and Beef $1.50 Cheese Enchiladas $1.99 Chiles Relleno $3.49 Sope $2.50

KIDS MENU OVER 10 mEAL COmBInATIOnS

$4.49

DIPS • APPETIZERS • SOUPS & MORE!


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ALL OF THESE AND MUCH MORE AT LEFTY’S GUN & PAWN 408 UNION STREET • DARDANELLE • 479-229-2363 Medical

Q11) Russellville Family Clinic 108 Skyline Drive Russellville (479) 968-7170 P14) Russellville S31)

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2405 E. Parkway Dr. #3 Russellville (479) 498-2050

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HUGE WAREHOUSE OF FURNITURE! VILLE, AR • (479) 968-1812

W20) Woody’s Boots & Repair 511 East 4th Street Russellville

(479)968-8980

Entertainment

N10) Picwood

3800 West Main Street Russellville (479) 968-3434

Services

P23) Liberty Bank

R27) Keith’s Music & Sound

W30) Preferred Staffing, Inc.

R32) Lee Ann’s Fine Jewelry

R9)

M53) Nebo 2 Pre-Owned

W27) Sorrells Body Shop

3030 S. Arkansas Russellville (479) 968-6759 111 E. Parkway Russellville (479) 280-1920

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Outdoors 815 North Arkansas Ave. Russellville (479) 968-4322

CC29) Happy Days RV Sales

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Parkway Dental 402 East Parkway Drive Russellville (479)890-6174

L41) Arkansas Hospice

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Dermatology Clinic (479) 968-6969

N20) Wilkins Brothers

805 E. Parkway Russellville (479) 967-7833 Center 3405 E. Main St. Russellville (479) 498-2277

W30) PJ’s Corner L44) T31) Z27)

401 N. Arkansas Russellville (479) 967-2151 425 E. 4th Street Russellville (479) 967-4040 Rose Drug 3103 West Main Place Russellville (479) 968-1323 1903 S. Arkansas Russellville (479) 968-3991

Churches

903 West Main S13) St. John’s Lutheran Curch 500 N. Cumberland Ave. Russellville (479) 968-1812 (479) 968-1309 The Other Foot 2725 E. Parkway Drive Dardanelle (479) 968-4900 EE16) Lefty’s Valley Piano 408 Union Street 813 E. Main Street Dardanelle Russellville (479) 968-5200 (479) 229-2363 Vinson Electric 2500 South Arkansas Ave. Russellville (479) 880-9308


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LARGE PIZZA, PEPPERONI, GROUND BEEF, ITALIAN SAUSAGE OR CHEESE

CRAZY BREAD , 8 PIECE ORDER, CRAZY SAUCE , 2-LITER PEPSI ®

$ $

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plus tax

ORIGINAL ROUND Carry Out . Plus Tax

ONE LARGE PIZZA

All Day, Every Day!

5

LARGE LARGE PIZZA PIZZA CHEESE, PEPPERONI,

$

WITH

GROUND BEEF OR Cheese, ITALIAN SAUSAGE

plus tax PLUS TAX

Pepperoni or Italian Sausage

ORIGINAL ROUND CARRY OUT

Pepperoni, Cheese or Italian Sausage plus CRAZY BREAD & SAUCE and a 2-liter PEPSI

OR CALL AHEAD FOR THESE SPECIALTIES:

DEEP DISH PIZZA: A square, thicker pizza with a crispy crust, covered in cheese from edge-to-edge, baked in a deep-dish pan, and cut into eight generous triangle-cut pieces. With 1 topping for $8 SUPREME PIZZA: Our original round pizza topped with pepperoni, Italian sausage, green peppers, mushrooms, and onions. $9 THREE MEAT TREAT: Our original round pizza topped with pepperoni, sausage and bacon. $8 STUFFED CRUST PIZZA: A large 14” pizza with a mozarella cheese-stuffed crust and any 1 topping $9 CRAZY BREAD & SAUCE: Eight warm sticks of freshly baked bread topped with butter and garlic, then sprinkled with Parmesan cheese. Our Crazy Sauce is made with a special blend of tasty herbs and spices. $3 ITALIAN CHEESE BREAD: Freshly baked bread with a crispy edge, covered with melted cheeses and topped with Italian spices. $4 CAESAR WINGS: An eight-piece order of our tasty wings. Eight different varieties. $5 SALADS: Two choices: Antipasto: $3.00 Individual or $5.00 Family -sized

RUSSELLVILLE

Caesar: $2.25 Individual or $4.25 Family-sized

407 N. Arkansas

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LOWREY PICWOOD 11

La Chiquita Restaurant

THEATER

Authentic Mexican Food 1509 E. Main • Russellville, AR

479-890-9402

Free Cheese Dip On Monday and Tuesday

ALL THE LATEST HOLLYWOOD MOVIES WITH MATINEES SATURDAY & SUNDAY NOW SHOWING DIGITAL CINEMA &

MATINEES STARTING APPROX. 1pm & 3:30 pm NIGHTLY SHOWS STARGING APPROX. 7pm & 9:30pm

968-3434

or online at www.picwood11.com

with the purchase of two Adult entrees • Appetizers • Salads • Daily Specials LOCAL FAVORITES

Carne Asada Tampiquena

$8.49 Grilled skirt steak and cheese enchilada covered with tampiquena sauce, served w/ rice, beans, lettuce, guacamole & sour cream.

Chile Colorado

$7.99 Beef or chicken chunks cooked to perfection w/ ranchero red sauce, served w/ rice, beans & tortillas.

A LA CARTE

Chimichanga $3.45 (2) $6.49 Enchilada $1.69 (2) $2.89 Chalupa $2.69 (2) $4.89

Since 1947

LUNCH SPECIALTIES $4.99

A poblano pepper stuffed w/ mozzarella cheese covered w/ battered egg & dip fried. Mild sauce on top.

Taquitos mexicanos $5.19 (beef or chicken) Two corn tortillas wrapped around deep fried to golden brown.

$6.19

Chicken breast lightly seasoned & charbroiled. Covered w/ cheese sauce, rice, beans & tortillas. ** Add .99 after 5 p.m.

968-3789

$6.99 (beef or chicken) Flour tortilla stuffed w/ cheese &, grilled meat, tomatoes, onions, & bell peppers, served with rice, lettuce, guacamole, sour cream & pico.

NACHOS Cheese $3.49 Beans $3.99

Supreme

$6.75

Fajita

$6.19

Penjamo

$7.49

Hawaiians

$7.99

(chicken, beef, or mixed) w/ tomatoes, onions & bell peppers

Pollo asado

1330 East Main • Russellville

Fajita Quesadilla

ground beef, shredded chicken & beans, topped w/ lettuce, guacamole & sour creme.

Chile relleno

Serving the River Valley

Mary Tierra $8.99 Beef strips and shrimp marinated, grilled to perfection, served with rice, beans, & tortillas, garnished w/ lettuce, tomatoes, onions, slice of avocado/lime.

Special Lunch Menu Starting at $3.79

(beef, chicken, and shrimp) w/ tomatoes, onions & bell peppers

(shrimp, ham, and chicken) w/ pineapple, onions, tomatoes, and bell peppers

FAJITAS Hawaiianas

$10.99

Paisano

$10.99

Tender, marinated shrimp, ham, chicken, pineapple, onions, bell peppers, tomatoes, & mushrooms.

Tender, marinated shrimp, chicken, beef, cactus, onions, jalapenos, tomatoes & squash.

Dinner Combo

SPECIALS starting at $6.39

Prices Subject to Change


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“Award Winning Barbeque” Celebrating 33 Years In Business 407 S. ArkAnSAS • ruSSellville, Ar • 479-968-2421

OLD POST FAMOUS PLATE SPECIALS SANDWICH PLATE

This is our famous Old Post Special! Any Jumbo Sandwich with 2 Side Orders

$7.49

FREE DRINK

With Sandwich Plate on Monday & Tuesday Both Dinner Plates Include Two Sides. Choose From ... BBQ Beans • Mac ‘N Cheese • Coleslaw • Green Salad • Fried Okra • Chips • Potato Salad • Corn On The Cob • Green Beans • Kurley Q Fries • Banana Pudding ... or Potato for both sides

Sandwiches Only

Choose from Beef, Pork, Smoked Ham, Smoked Turkey, Polish Sausage, Rib (on the bone), Chicken Breast

REGULAR JUMBO

$4.50 $5.15

DINNER PLATE

All Dinners Served with 2 Side Orders and Garlic Toast. Choose from:

• Smoked Ham or Turkey • Beef Brisket Thin Sliced Slow Smoked Beef Strips • Chicken Breast • Pulled Pork All White Breast Strips Shredded Pork • Half Chicken • Polish Sausage Circles of Smoked Sausage

Smoked Rib Dinner Delicious Smoked Ribs, 4 per dinner, with 2 Side Orders and Garlic Toast Combo Dinner A Full Pound of Meat, 2 Side Orders and 2 Garlic Toast (choose from 1 to 3 meats)

Appetizers

Meat by the Pound

• Sweet Potato Fries Small $2.99 • Lg. $3.79 1/2 Size $2.99 • Full Size $3.99 • Fried Sweet Potatoes with honey to dip them in! •Deviled Eggs $2.50 • Fried Dill Pickle Spears $3.25 • Cheese Tater Skins • $3.99

All our smoked meats are slow cooked, and can be ordered by the half pound or pound.

Baked Potato Skins smothered in Cheddar Cheese, Served with Sour Cream and Bacon Bits.

• SOUPS Available from Nov. to Feb. Homemade Smoked Beef Vegetable Soup Cup $3.89 and Bowl $4.89 • SALADS Small Dinner Salad $1.99 Large Salad $3.99 Lettuce, Romaine, Tomatoes, Carrots, Cabbage, Eggs and Cheese

CHEF SALAD

Our large salad with any of our delicious smoked meats.

• STUFFED BAKED POTATO

Beef or Pork Ham Turkey Polish Sausage Chicken Breast Half Chicken Whole Chicken

1/2 Lb.

$4.25 $4.00 $4.25 $4.00 $4.00

PORK RIBS

Lb.

$8.50 $8.00 $8.50 $8.00 $8.00

$4.79 $7.75

Half Rack (6 Ribs) Full Rack (12 Ribs)*

$10.00 $20.00

Beans or Slaw Potato Salad BBQ Sauce Iced Tea

$19.50 $24.99 $19.50 $7.00

BY THE GALLON

We can cater your party or family gathering. Just call and ask for a manager to help you with your order! Please call ahead for larger orders.

FAMILY PACKS

Large Baked Potato with sour cream and butter. Cheese, Bacon Bits $4.99 Add any smoked meat $1.00 extra

Enough meat, beans, slaw or other side orders. Also includes buns & BBQ sauce for 4 or 6 people (extra charge to substitute potato salad) .75 per pint

Chicken Nugget or Corn Dog Meal, Kurly Q Fries or Mac ‘N Cheese. Includes Small Drink $4.99

A rack of ribs (12), pint of beans & slaw & 3 garlic toast

KID’S MEAL

$9.49

6 PACK ... $25.99 RIB PACK ... $27.99

PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE

$10.49 $12.49

Catering Menu Catering for all kinds of parties, family gatherings or special events. • Corporate Meetings • Employee Picnics • Home Parties • Wedding Receptions & Rehearsals • Backyard BBQ’s • Graduation • Birthday Parties Just call and ask for a manager to help you.


2012 Tourism and Newcomers Guide to the Arkansas River Valley Dine-In or ut Take O

TWO LOCATIONS

1510 E. Main St., Russellville 967-5611

2205 N. Arkansas St., Russellville 880-9111

Lunch Specialties

Speedy Gonzales ............................................... $4.25 One taco, one enchilada, choice of rice beans.

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Bienvenidos A La Huerta

A Local Favorite!

Huevos Rancheros ............................................ $5.25

(Ranch style eggs) Two eggs topped with mexican sauce, served with rice, beans and flour tortilla.

Taco Salad ........................................................... $5.59 Crispy flour tortilla with beef or chicken, cheese sauce, shredded cheese, lettuce, tomato and sour cream.

Chimichanga ...................................................... $6.25

Stuffed flour tortilla with your choice of chunks of beef or spicy chicken, deep fried to a golden brown topped with cheese, sauce, served with rice, beans, lettuce, sour cream, guacamole, sour cream, rice and beans.

Tacquitos Mexicanos ....................................... $5.99

Two corn tortillas wrapped around your favorite fillings that’s deep fried to a golden brown served with lettuce, pico de gallo, guacamole, sour cream, rice and beans.

Special Lunch No. 1 ......................................... $5.49 Chile relleno, taco, beans, and guacamole salad.

Special Lunch No. 2 ......................................... $5.49 One burrito, Mexican rice and refried beans.

Special Lunch No. 3 ......................................... $5.49 Bean Burrito, cheese enchilada and Mexican rice.

Burrito La Huerta ............................................. $5.99

A large flour tortilla filled with seasoned ground beef or tender chunks of chicken topped with lettuce, sour cream, cheese, tomato served with rice and beans.

Fajitas ................................................................... $6.25

We use our special recipe to cook tender strips of marinated chicken or beef skirt steak served with sautéed onions, bell peppers, tomatoes and garnished with lettuce, guacamole, sour cream, pico de gallo, corn or flour tortillas.

Huevos Con Chorizo ....................................... $6.25 Pork meat with green chili sauce. Served with rice, beans and flour tortillas.

Huevos Mexicanos ........................................... $5.25

Best of Best Recipient 2004-2010

COUPON

FREE Cheese Dip w/two combination dinners. Expires 4/30/12. 4/30/13. Expires

Lunch Menu Mon.-Fri. 11am-3pm

$3.75

Served with Rice & Beans

Fajitas

• Chicken • Beef • Shrimp Mixed, Hawaiian and Rancheras Lunch and Dinner Menu All prices subject to change.

Combination Dinners

$6.99

Over 25 to choose from!

Two scrambled eggs with tomatoes, onions, rice and beans.

Especialidades La Huerta Especial La Huerta Single .....................................................................$9.99 Double ............................................................... $18.50

Special Dinner ....................................................$9.99 One chalupa, one taco, one chili relleno, one tamale and one enchilada. Served with rice and beans

Chorizo, Shrimp, Chicken, Steak, Rice, Beans, Sour Cream, Guacamole, Pico de Gallo and Tortillas.

Chile Colorado ...................................................$8.99

Fajitas Beef, Chicken or mixed (single order) ...............$8.99 Double .................................................................. $16.50

Chile Verde ..........................................................$8.99

We use our special recipe to cook tender strips of marinated chicken breast or beef skirt steak served with sautéed onions, bell peppers, tomatoes and garnished with lettuce, guacamole, sour cream, pico de gallo, rice beans and corn or flour tortillas.

Fajitas Jalisco .......................................................$9.99

Marinated tender strips of beef, chicken and shrimp cooked with onions, bell peppers and tomato and garnished with lettuce, guacamole, sour cream, pice de gallo, rice beans and corn or flour tortillas

Hawaiian Fajita ...................................................$9.99

Marinated tender strips of beef, chicken, and shrimp with pineapple, served with sautéed onions, bell peppers and garnished with lettuce, guacamole, sour cream, pice de gallo, rice, beans and corn or flour tortillas

Fajitas Rancheras ...............................................$9.99 Strips of beef, chicken and pork, served with sautéed onions, bell peppers and garnished with lettuce, guacamole, sour cream, pice de gallo, rice, beans and corn or flour tortillas

Steak Tampiqueño ........................................... $10.99 Grilled T-Bone steak with rice and beans served with salad

T-Bone Steak Ranchero ................................. $10.99 T-Bone steak topped with spicy tomato sauce served with rice beans and tortillas

T-Bone Steak Mexicano................................. $10.99

T-Bone steak topped with cooked onions, tomatoes, bell peppers. Served with rice, beans and tortillas

Carne Asada ........................................................$9.49 Tender slices of charbroiled sirloin steak. Served with rice, beans, salad and flour tortillas

Tacos Carne Asada.............................................$8.99 Three flour tortillas stuffed with sliced steak. Served with pico de gallo and beans

Grilled chopped sirloin steak with red chile sauce. Served with rice beans and a flour tortilla. Pork meat with green chili sauce. Served with rice, beans and flour tortillas.

Carnitas.................................................................$8.99 Pork tips with rice, beans and salad, served with tortillas.

Shrimp Cocktail............................................... $12.99 Shrimp in a special tomato sauce with sliced avocado.

Camarones al la Diabla....................................$9.99

Shrimp covered with our special sauce and served with rice, beams, guacamole salad and tortillas

Camarones Empanizados ............................. $10.99

Breaded shrimp served with rice, beans, guacamole salad and tortillas.

Camarones Rancheras ......................................$9.99

Grilled Shrimp cooked with red chile sauce, grilled onions, tomatoes and bell peppers. Served with rice, beans and tortillas.

Chimichanga .......................................................$7.99

Enchiladas Suizas ...............................................$8.99

Four rolled corn tortillas filled with cheese. Covered with grilled chicken, lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream and jalapeno cheese.

Enchiladas Verdes ..............................................$7.99

Four corn tortillas stuffed with chicken and covered with our special green sauce, sour cream, lettuce and tomatoes

Taquitos Mexicanos ...........................................$6.99

Four tightly rolled corn tortillas stuffed with beef or chicken. Served with lettuce guacamole, sour cream and pico de gallo.

Burritos Jalisco ...................................................$7.99 Two flour tortillas wrapped around chicken breast topped with cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, red sauce and sour cream.

Burrito La Huerta ..............................................$7.99 A large flour tortilla filled with seasoned ground beef or tender chunks of chicken topped with lettuce, tomato, sour cream and cheese. Served with rice and beans Burrito Special ....................................................$5.99

One beef burrito with sauce, topped with cheese, lettuce, and sour cream

Burrito Mexicano...............................................$5.99

A flour tortilla stuffed with pork and cooked with tomatoes, onions and bell pepper topped with letttuce, guacamole and sliced tomato.

Stuffed flour tortillas with your choice of beef or chicken, deep-fried to a golden brown and topped with cheese sauce, lettuce, sour cream, guacamole and pico de gallo. Served with rice and beans.

Burrito Al Carbon ..............................................$8.99

Shrimp Chimichanga ........................................$8.99

Steak burrito cooked with pico de gallo

A flour tortilla stuffed with shrimp, deep fried and topped with cheese sauce. Service with lettuce, guacamole, pico de gallo, sour cream, rice and beans.

Enchiladas Supremas ........................................$7.99

Four corn tortillas, one beef, one chicken, one cheese and one bean, topped with enchilada sauce, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes and sour cream. Served with rice and beans.

Enchiladas Rancheras .......................................$6.99

Three cheese enchiladas topped with enchilada sauce and pork that has been cooked with tomatoes, onion and bell peppers. Served with rice beans and salad.

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Opal Mae’s Cafe & Catering Service

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An Arkansas Original Since 1980. Experience Local Flavor Conway • Russellville

May of 2011, Stoby’s was voted Best Breakfast by local readers of “The Courrier” newspaper. In 2009, we were voted Best Breakfast by the readers of the “Arkansas Times”, and in the issue of “Esquire Magazine,” Stoby’s was selected amog the best breakfasts in America. Stoby’s won 2nd Place in the World Cheese Dip Championship in 2010

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Libraries

The Arkansas River Valley Library System is open to citizens of all ages, offering books, videos and Internet access for information, education and recreation. The area offers seven separate public library locations.

Pope County Library System The Pope County Library System consists of the Russellville Headquarters Library and three branches in Atkins, Dover and Hector. In addition, the system utilizes a bookmobile for community outreach programs in the county. Russellville Heritage Hall, adjacent to the Russellville Headquarters Library, is available as a community meeting room. The building is the former library and is designated as an historic building on the National Registry. The library system is funded by a one-mill county property tax approved by county voters in 1997. The library is governed by an appointed five-member administrative board. The library board meets the third Wednesday of each month at 4 p.m. The library’s website, www.popelibrary. org, includes information about programs offered, a link to the library catalog, links to more than 125 sites, genealogy information, the family index for genealogy, an auto repair and small engine repair reference center and accelerated reading lists for local schools. Patrons with a Pope County library card can access their account and renew their books or put books on hold. Patrons can also use Heritage Quest and Proquest at home. The library has several children’s and young adult programs each week for all branches. Judy Mays is the library director. • The Russellville Headquarters is located at 116 E. Third St., Russellville, (479) 968-4368. The library is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. There are 10 public-access computers and one 15-minute email computer. The history and genealogy department has a wealth of information for Arkansas and family history research. A microfilm/microfiche reader is available to scan to a computer and the information can be printed, saved or emailed. The ancestry database is also available in each of the branches. • The Atkins Centennial Library, 216 N.E.

First St., Atkins, (479) 641-7904, is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. It has six public access computers and a microfilm reader/printer. • The Dover Library, 80 Library Road, Dover, (479) 331-2173, is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. • The Hector Library, 11600 State Highway 27, Hector, (479) 284-0907, is open from 1-5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday; and 2-6 p.m. Thursday. Yell County • The Arkansas River Valley Regional Library, (479) 229-4418, is located at 501 N. Front St., Dardanelle, AR 72834 and is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.

The library has computers open to the public and available for free literacy tests. ESL and a citizenship tutoring program is available through the Yell County Literacy Council, which meets at the library and can be reached at (479) 229-2993. • The Yell County Library, (479) 4952911, is located at 904 Atlanta St., Danville, AR 72833 and is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. The library has computers open to the public, along with a genealogy collection. • The Plainview Community Library, (479) 272-4979, at 220 S. Cleveland Ave., Plainview, AR 72857 is open from 9 a.m. to noon and 1-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.


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to do

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Center for the Arts first of its kind in the Arkansas River Valley

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he Russellville School District’s dream of building a performing arts center to serve the students and residents of the Arkansas River Valley finally come to fruition this spring and the results are wonderful. The multi-purpose Center for the Arts held its grand opening with the Russellville High School student production performance of “Annie Get Your Gun” at the end of April 2012. That grand opening marks the beginning of an era in Russellville where the performing arts will have a stage to showcase acts in a marvelous setting designed just for these kind of shows.

The grand performance hall has seating for 1,880, has an orchestra pit and is designed to support local musicals and theatrical performances, as well as state and national Broadway shows, concerts, symphony, ballet and other dance performances.

The new Center for the Arts promises to prove itself a cultural hub for the Arkansas River Valley in years to come, with seating for nearly 2,000.

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The grand performance hall is larger than the Walton Arts Center’s main performance hall in Fayetteville. The Baum Walker Hall at the Walton Arts Center has total seating for 1,201 and attracts any number of regional and national acts each year to Northwest Arkansas. The Black Box Theater at the new Performing Arts Center seats 150 and is perfect for intimate gatherings that can be used to showcase musical recitals and smaller theatrical performances. The glass lobby provides a wonderful backdrop for gallery showings, receptions and community events by offering visitors gorgeous views inside and out. The beautiful art facility provides local entertainment and cultural experiences usually only found in larger cities. “I think people will be amazed, not just in the beauty of The Center,” Wendy Sparks, operations manager said. “But also at the quality of the sound and all the extra amenities. We will be offering local entertainment and bringing in national shows.” The Center has state-of-the art sound and lighting systems, managed by Daniel Stahl. The extra amenities include professional dressing rooms, a costume/sewing room and a large set shop for construction of sets and backgrounds. The Center offers students the ability to gain experience for college and the work force by providing educational opportunities and behind the scenes experiences at large events. The Center’s staff will work closely with local art centers, dance foundations, the symphony guild and the surrounding school districts to provide local art shows, dance recitals and various school projects. Aside from the numerous cultural events, The Center will also host summer musicals, community events, educational shows, after school programs and summer art programs. Special church services were planned for Easter at The Center in the spring of 2012. “The Center truly is the dream of so many in the area,” Sparks said. “With the community’s support, we’ve created something beautiful and functional which will provide a much needed service for years to come.” The Center is available for organizations to rent for conventions, luncheons, dinner parties and galas. A complete list of upcoming events and contact information can be found on their web site at www.russellvillecenter.net. For more information, contact Wendy Sparks at (479) 4986600 or at wendysparks@russellvillecenter.net.

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Legislators U.S. Senate • Mark Pryor (D) First elected to the Senate in 2002, Pryor is up for re- election in 2014. Contact: Little Rock office, 500 Clinton Ave., Ste. 401, Little Rock, AR 72201, phone (501) 324-6336 or toll free (877) 259-9602; Washington, D.C. office, 255 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20510, phone (202) 224-2353; www.pryor.senate.gov. • John Boozman (R) First elected to the Senate in 2010, Boozman is up for re-election in 2016. Contact: Fort Smith office, 1120 Garrison Ave., Fort Smith, AR 72901, phone (479) 573-0189; Washington, D.C. office, 1 Russell Courtyard, Washington, D.C., 20510, phone (202) 224-4843; www.boozman.senate.gov. U.S. House of Representatives Maps of Arkansas’s four congressional districts can be found at www.govtrack.us/congress/findyourreps.xpd?state=AR. Third District • Steve Womack (R) First elected to the House in 2010, his position is up for re- election in 2012. Contact: Fort Smith office, 623 N. Sixth St., Fort Smith, AR 72902, phone (479) 424-1146; Washington, D.C. office, 1508 Longworth HOB, Washington, D.C. 20515, phone (202) 225-4301; www.womack.house.gov. Fourth District • Mike Ross (D) First elected in 2000, his position is up for re-election in 2012. Contact: Hot Springs office, Hot Springs Federal Building, 100 Reserve St., Suite 307, Hot Springs National Park, AR 71901, phone (501) 520-5892; Washington, D.C. office, 2436 Rayburn House Office Bldg., Washington, D.C. 20515, (800) 223-2220; www.ross.house.gov. State Senate District 4 • Michael Lamoureux (R) Succeeded former state Sen. Sharon Trusty in 2009 after a special election; his position is up for re-election in 2012. Contact: 208 Craigwood Circle, Russellville, AR 72801; (479) 968-7300; email michael.lamoureux@senate.ar.gov. District 18 • Jason Rapert (R) First elected to the Senate in 2010; his position is up for re- election in 2014. Contact: P.O. Box 295 Bigelow, AR 72016; (501) 336-0918; email jason.rapert@senate.ar.gov. District 2 • Randy Laverty (D) First elected to the Senate in 2002; his position is up for re- election in 2012.

• Democratic Party — Gene Raible, chair; Michelle Frost, vice chair; Melody Reasoner, secretary-treasurer; called meetings are in the courtroom at the Johnson County Courthouse; (479) 754-2399. • Republican Party — Paul Perdue, chair; Claire Gainey, vice chair; Bea Wiser, treasurer; monthly meetings are at 6:30 p.m. the first Monday of each month at the Lucus Center on Lucus Street; Contact Paul Perdue at (479) 705-0516.

Pope County

• Democratic Party — Jim Kennedy, chair; Sandra Drittler, vice chair; Richard Peel, secretary; Tom Sullivan, treasurer; (479) 968-4203. Monthly meetings are on the second Monday of each month in the quorum court room at the Pope County Courthouse. • Republican Party — Gene Daughtry, chair; Madelyn Ginsberg, first-vice chair; Terry Anderson, second-vice chair; Teresa Harris, secretary. Monthly meetings are at 7 p.m. the second Monday of each month at the Pope County Courthouse; contact Daughtry at (479) 970-0546 or email rgdottree@yahoo.com. • Russellville River Valley TEA Party Association — Bob McCready, coordinator; (479) 968-5485. Meetings are the first Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Main Street Mission. See PARTIES on page 72

Contact: P.O. Box 303, Jasper, AR 72641; (870) 446-5005; email randy.laverty@senate.ar.gov. District 6 • Bruce Holland (R) First elected in 2010; his position is up for re-election in 2014. Contact: P.O. Box 2387, Greenwood, AR 72936; (479) 996- 4520; email bruce.holland@senate.ar.gov. State House of Representatives

District 68 • Andrea Lea (R) First elected to the House in 2008; her position is up for re- election in 2012. Contact: P.O. Box 1342, Russellville, AR 72811; (479) 967-4922; email andrea.lea@arkansashouse.org. District 69 • Betty Overbey (D) First elected to the House in 2010; her position is up for re- election in 2012. Contact: P.O. Box 177, Lamar, AR 72846; (479) 885-6479; email betty.overbey@arkansashouse.org. District 70 • Robert Dale (R) First elected to the House in 2009; his position is up for re- election in 2012. Contact: 90 Claud Hottinger Road, Dover, AR 72837; (479) 970-3503; email redale70@yahoo.com. District 61 • John Catlett (D) First elected to the House in 2010; his position is up for re- election in 2012. Contact: 11732 W. Highway 28, Rover, AR 72860; (479) 495- 9662; email john.catlett@arkansashouse.org.


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Yell County

Lake Dardanelle, Nimrod Lake and Blue Mountain Lake all offer a variety of outdoor activities such as boating, fishing, skiing and swimming.

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ell County provides a multitude of outdoor opportunities, from camping and hiking in Mount Nebo State Park — observing or partaking in hang gliding off those very bluffs — to fishing or boating the plentiful six lakes and three rivers countywide. Take time to enjoy breathtaking views of the Ouachita and OzarkSaint Francis National Forests, visit wildlife in the Holla Bend Wildlife Refuge and enjoy ultimate hunting in the Carden Bottoms and surrounding woods of Yell County. Yell County is a prime location for any outdoorsperson. Yell County is unique with its two county seats, one in Dardanelle and the other in Danville. It was named after the state’s first member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Archibald Yell. Yell was also the second governor of Arkansas. Yell County is rich in history.

See YELL on page 54

ell County was established by the state Legislature in November 1840. The county covers an area of about 930 square miles. Yell County was named after the second governor of Arkansas, Archibald Yell. There are many diverse industries in Yell County, but most revolve around agriculture, such as timber, poultry, cattle and crops. Tourism and recreation play a major role in Yell County’s economy. The area has many lakes and mountains and is part of two national forests. Lake Dardanelle, Nimrod Lake and Blue Mountain Lake all offer a variety of outdoor activities such as boating, fishing, skiing and swimming. The crown jewel of Yell County is Mount Nebo State Park. It rises 1,000 feet above the Arkansas River Valley and has cabins, campsites, picnic sites, a swimming pool, hiking trails and the most breathtaking view of the surrounding valleys. I would like to take this opportunity to welcome everyone to Yell County or, as we like to say, “The Free State of Yell!” Welcome and God bless. — Mark Thone Yell County Judge


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Yell County has two county seats, one in Dardanelle and one in Danville. The Yell County courthouse in Dardanelle is located at 106 Union St. The Yell County courthouse in Danville is located at Fifth and Main streets.

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Yell County has 11 justices of the peace. County Judge Mark Thone presides at quorum court meetings on the second Monday of each month at Danville. • District 1 — Ronny Crawford, (479) 272-4810, 10622 River Road, Rover. • District 2 — Greg Dixon, home (479) 489-5822, work (479) 968-1275, fax (479) 968-1539, P.O. Box 402, Ola. • District 3 — Bood Keathley, (479) 495-2236, P.O. Box 361, Danville. • District 4 — Bob Dixon, (479) 476-2861, 12773 Rodeo Road, Havana. • District 5 — Travis Garner, (479) 495-2719, 13822 Mace Road, Danville. • District 6 — Sharon Carter, (479) 576-2777, 11573 Omega Road, Danville. • District 7 — James D. Woodson, (479) 229-4133, 12925 W. State Highway 155, Dardanelle. • District 8 — J.L. Martin, (479) 229-4520, P.O. Box 266, Dardanelle. • District 9 — Leroy Randell, (479) 229-2473, 109 Vine St., Dardanelle. • District 10 — Matt Robinson, (479) 229-2676, 15137 N. State Highway 28, Dardanelle. • District 11 — Gary D. Spencer, (479) 272-4671 or (479) 2722593, 13654 Kingston Road, Ola.

Yell, continued from page 52 Take a few days to tour Brearley Cemetery in Dardanelle, the Kimball House on Front Street in Dardanelle, Mountain View Farm in Plainview, Spring Lake Recreation Area in Stafford, the Mickles Bridge in Mickles or the Ward’s Crossing Bridge in Plainview along with the other 16 locations on the National Register of Historic Places in Yell County. The Arkansas River borders the northern portion of Yell County, near the county’s largest city, Dardanelle. In the late 1800s, a pontoon bridge was constructed, allowing traffic to pass from Pope County into Yell County. The bridge was famously marked the longest pontoon bridge in the world and operated until 1929. It has since been replaced by a four-lane, steel bridge. Yell County is poultry-prominent. Poultry production is the most significant industry in Yell County. There are numerous poultry farms and three major processing plants. Agriculture in general is a prominent source of employment for area residents. Soybeans, rice, corn, row-crops, hog and cattle operations are a common visual aspect up and down major highways and dirt roads alike. Yell County hosts a multitude of summer festivals where small towns, friends and family gather to exhibit the best they have to offer: a sense of kinship, community and opportunities. Welcome to Yell County. To visit the area’s website, see yellcounty.net.


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Dardanelle Dardanelle City Hall, 120 N. Front St., P.O. Box 360, Dardanelle, AR 72834; (479) 229-4500; www.dardanelle.com. The Dardanelle

City Council meets at 7 p.m. the first Monday of each month at City Hall unless that Monday is a holiday. In such a case, the meeting will be at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month. • Mayor — Carolyn McGee, home (479) 229-3792, office (479) 229-4500, cell (479) 477-0102, email cmcgee@dardanelle.com.

Aldermen are: • Kenny George, Ward 1 (479) 229-4554, cell (479) 223-1425 kenneth311@suddenlink.net • Bruce McConnell, Ward 1 (479)229-2650, cell (479) 970-6599 bmcconnell@suddenlink.net

• Scott Moore, Ward 2 (479) 495-9778 scottmoore.ycso@gmail.com • Julia Ann Taylor, Ward 2 (479) 229-4157, cell (479) 477-0088 juliataylor@suddenlink.net

• Linda Thompson, Ward 3 (479) 229-4881 lindat193@gmail.com • Kenneth Taylor, Ward 3 (479) 229-4022 junetay@hotmail.com

Danville Danville City Hall is at 1299 E. Eighth St., Danville, AR 72833; telephone (479) 495-2013. The Danville City Council meets the third Thursday each month at 6 p.m. at City Hall. • Mayor — Steve Pfeifer, (479) 495-2339, danville@arkwest.com, P.O. Box 87, Danville, AR 72833. Aldermen are: • L.W. Bell (479) 495-2514 P.O. Box 255, Danville, AR 72833 • Annette Ford (479) 495-2327 722 Grant St., Danville, AR 72833

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• Arkansas Animal Care Clinic; Tena Spencer D.V.M.; Lesley Holidy D.V.M.; 3202 W. Main St.; (479) 968-7387. • Atkins Animal Clinic; Scott Hamm D.V.M.; Mike Hamm D.V.M.; 304 N.W. 12th St.; (479) 641-2244. • Azzore Veterinary Specialists; Dr. Terry Dew D.V.M.; MS, Diplomat, A.C.V.S.; Mario Hodgson, D.V.M.; 2711 E. Parkway Drive, Russellville; business office (479) 964-4300; appointment line (866) 838-4282. • Clarksville Veterinary Clinic; Neal R. Jones D.V.M.; 1312 N. Harmony Road, Clarksville; (479) 754-6074. • Davis Veterinary Services; Dr. John Davis D.V.M.; 1424 State Highway 22 West, Dardanelle; (479) 229-0595. • Lakeview Animal Clinic; John W. Wink D.V.M.; 8817 U.S. Highway 64 West, Russellville; (479) 293-4280. • Parker Animal Clinic; Shane Parker D.V.M.; 8817 U.S. Highway 64 West, Russellville; (479) 293-4280. • Parkway Animal Hospital; Ken Smith D.V.M.; 407 N. Elmira Ave.; (479) 968-2255. • Merritt Animal Clinic; Chris Merritt D.V.M.; 2370 N. State Highway 7, Dardanelle; (479) 229-2600. • Russellville Animal Clinic; Dr. David Oates; Dr. Heath Stump; 1210 E. 14th St., Russellville; (479) 967-7777. • Southwind Animal Hospital; Corry Key D.V.M.; 3943 E. Main St., Russellville; (479) 498-8600. • Town & Country Veterinary Clinic; Dale Kaufman D.V.M.; Jeana S. Kaufman D.V.M.; 4461 Pleasant View Road off State Highway 7; (479) 968-6700. • Tanner Veterinary Hospital; David Tanner D.V.M.; 2600 S. Arkansas Ave.; (479) 968-3535. • Tri-County Veterinary Services; Jeanne Strackbein D.V.M.; Blake Hawkins D.V.M.; Josie Robison D.V.M.; 1009 E. Poplar, Clarksville; (479) 754-9090.


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DIRECTORY 2012 Sunday: 9:00 am Sunday School 10:15 am Morning Worship & Kid Style 6:00 pm Evening Worship 6:00 pm Youth Worship Wednesday: 5:30 pm Youth Meal and Bible Study (7th-12th gr.) 6:30 pm Adult Bible Study 6:30 pm Children’s Bible Study (1st-6th gr.) 6:30 pm Teamkids (3-K yrs.)

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• Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center is a 170-bed joint commission-accredited acute care hospital in Russellville, providing a comprehensive range of medical and clinical services to the Arkansas River Valley area. Service lines include cardiology, orthopedics, women’s and children’s, emergency services and general surgery, as well as inpatient rehabilitation, home health, an outpatient therapy center, a cancer center and a Wellness Fitness Center. Saint Mary’s can be reached at (479) 968-2841, or can be found online at www.saintmarysregional.com and www.facebook.com/saintmarysregional. • Chambers Memorial Hospital Chambers Memorial Hospital is located in Danville. Chambers is a general hospital licensed with 41 private single-unit patient rooms. Since 1956, Chambers Memorial Hospital has served the health care needs of Danville and surrounding communities while providing a comprehensive range of medical services and high quality care. Chambers Memorial Hospital is a not-for-profit hospital that sets high standards for health care and promises to offer quality care while working to keep health care costs down. For more information, call (479) 495-2241 or (479) 495-6333 or visit the website at chambersmemorialhospital.com. • River Valley Medical Center River Valley Medical Center is a 35-bed facility located at 200 N. Third St. in Dardanelle. River Valley Medical Center provides many inpatient and outpatient services. To contact, call (479) 229-4677 or 968-2480. For hospital general information, call (479) 229-2827 or 880-9502. • Johnson Regional Medical Center The 80-bed Johnson Regional Medical Center is a not-for-profit facility located at 1100 E. Poplar Ave. in Clarksville. JRMC is served by a medical staff of more than 40, including specialty clinics. Some services include cardiac stress testing, a 10-bed inpatient geriatric psychiatric unit, home care, an eight-bed intensive care unit, a 12-bed inpatient rehab unit, lithotripsy, mammography, a recently upgraded MRI, nuclear medicine, obstetrics, physical therapy, surgical services and ultrasound. To contact the hospital, call (479) 754-5454. The website is www.jrmc.com.

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Help organizations • River Valley United Way The River Valley United Way is a nonprofit organization located at 310 N. Boston Place, Suite 2, in Russellville. The group is focused on improving the lives of Pope, Yell and Johnson County residents through programs and agencies who make the Arkansas River Valley a better place to live. For more information, call (479) 968-5089 or visit the website at www.rivervalleyunitedway.org. • Main Street Mission The Main Street Mission is a Christian-based nonprofit ministry located at 1110 E Second St. in Russellville. The Mission serves free lunches at the kitchen from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Food boxes are available from 9-10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. For more information, call (479) 968-5358 or visit the website at www.mainstreetmission.org. • Help Network Inc. Help Network Inc., a clearinghouse for benevolent funds for area churches, civic organizations and businesses in Pope, Yell and Johnson counties, is located at 312 S. Boulder Ave. in Russellville. The agency verifies emergency needs of clients for assistance with bills. For more information, call (479) 967-7890 or visit the website at www.helpnetworkrsvl.org. • Counseling Associates Counseling Associates has two locations in the Arkansas River Valley. The Russellville location is at 110 Skyline Drive, and the Clarksville location is at 1021 Poplar Drive. Counseling Associates offers outpatient, group and family therapy, along with many other crisis and treatment services. For more information, call (479) 968-1021 in Russellville, (479) 754-8610 in Clarksville or (800) 844-2066 after hours. • American Red Cross The American Red Cross, River Valley Chapter is located at 1311 E. 16th St. in Russellville. The Red Cross is a humanitarian organization led by volunteers who provide relief to victims of disasters and help people prevent, prepare and respond to emergencies. For more information, call (479) 968-3498 or visit the website at www.redcrossnwa.org.


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• Community Service Inc. Community Service Inc. is located at 1505 S. Oswego Ave. in Russellville and 106 Cherokee Lane in Clarksville. It is a private nonprofit organization that gives guidance and counseling to troubled youth and their families, along with several other services. For more information, call (479) 967-3370 in Russellville or (479) 754-7296 in Clarksville, or visit the website at www. communityserviceinc.com. • Salvation Army The Salvation Army office is located at 1004 Weir Road in Russellville. For more information, call (479) 968-5358 or visit the website at salvationarmy.org. • Area Agency on Aging The Area Agency on Aging of West Central Arkansas serves Johnson, Pope and Yell counties from the Russellville office located at 1310 W. Main St. The Area Agency on Aging provides a wide variety of assistance and support for persons primarily age 60 and older. For more information, call (479) 967-9300 or (800) 467-2171 or visit the website at www.seniorspecialists.org.

• Friendship Community Care Friendship Community Care Inc. provides services for individuals of all ages with intellectual and developmental disabilities, manages eight ABC facilities and manages senior activity centers in Johnson, Pope and Yell counties. Local Friendship offices are at 920 N. University Drive in Russellville. For more information, call (479) 967-2322 or (800) 461-1793, or visit www.fccare.org. • Cross and Shield Ministries Cross and Shield Ministries offers a wide range of assistance and programs to emergency service personnel, and to citizens in crisis. For more information, call Chaplain Paul Northcut at (479) 264-6146 or visit the website at www.crossandshield.org. • Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Central Arkansas The Arkansas River Valley branch of the Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) is located at 310 N. Boston Place, Suite C, in Russellville. BBBS’s main goal is one-on-one mentoring for children between ages 6 and 14. For more information, call (479) 968-5525 or visit the website at www.bigbrothersbigsistersnca.org. See HELP on page 72

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Residents of the Arkansas River Valley can call 911 to report traffic accidents, fires, medical emergencies and other criminal activity — dispatch centers dispatch fire, police and medical officials in Pope, Yell and Johnson counties.

Law enforcement Pope County • Pope County Sheriff ’s Department, (479) 968-2558 • Arkansas Tech University Office of Public Safety, (479) 968-0222 • Atkins Police Department, (479) 641-1811 or 641-1860 • Dover City Marshal’s Office, (479) 331-3270 • Hector Police Department, (479) 284-2533 • London Police Department, (479) 293-4513 • Pottsville Police Department, (479) 968-2864 • Russellville Police Department, (479) 968-3232 Silent Partner Tip Line, (479) 967-2221 www.russellvillearkansas.org www.facebook.com/RussellvillePolice Yell County • Yell County Sheriff ’s Department Dardanelle, (479) 229-4175 Danville, (479) 495-4880 • Danville Police Department, (479) 495-2121 • Dardanelle Police Department, (479) 229-2533 • Arkansas State Police Troop J, Clarksville, (479) 754-3096

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Johnson County • Johnson County Sheriff ’s Department, (479) 754-2200 • Clarksville Police Department, (479) 754-8100 • Lamar Police Department, (479) 885-3865 Fire Departments Pope County • Russellville Fire Department, (479) 968-2332 • Appleton, (479) 284-2126 or 886-6322 • Atkins, (479) 641-2289 • Bayliss, (479) 293-4229 • Crow Mountain, (479) 968-4472 or 967-1556 • Dover city, (479) 331-0915 or 331-3270 • Dover Rural, (479) 331-4020 • Hatley, (479) 331-0140 or 331-3852 • Hector, (479) 284-2512 or 284-5511 • Linker Mountain, (479) 331-3270 • London, (479) 293-4999 • Martin township, (479) 331-2896 • Moreland, (479) 331-2056 • Pea Ridge, (479) 641-1004 or 641-2382 • Pottsville, (479) 968-8334 or 968-6882

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Yell County (479) 495-4881 Johnson County (479) 754-2200 Other Emergencies Call 911 to report traffic accidents, fires, medical emergencies and other criminal activity — dispatch centers dispatch fire, police and medical officials. Pope County • Pope County Emergency Rescue Team (479) 968-8222 • Pope County Emergency Management (479) 968-1800 • Russellville Fire Department Rescue Team (479) 968-2332 Johnson County • Johnson County Emergency Management (479) 754-6383 • Johnson County Regional Medical Center (ambulance) (479) 754-5454 Yell County • Yell County 911 Emergency Management (479) 495-7831

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Go for big adventure on Big Piney

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s big adventure what you are looking for? Maybe a calm relaxing day-trip? Small mouth bass fishing, a getaway for a family camping trip or picnic, hiking, looking for waterfalls — or maybe a day-trip floating down Class I to Class III rapids? The Big Piney Creek, that flows for 70.8 miles through Pope, Johnson and Newton counties, is the prime location for year-’round recreational activities for the adventurous and those who want to take it easy in the Arkansas River Valley. The Big Piney Creek is situated in the heart of the Ozarks. Its headwaters are in what most locals consider a “remote, rugged area in Newton County.” The mouth of the creek empties into Lake Dardanelle, which makes it a tributary of the Arkansas River and part of the Mississippi River watershed. With scenic, mountainous terrain creekside and numerous rapids twisting through its tri-county course, the U.S. Forest Servicemanaged creek is one of Arkansas’ most beautiful and recreational opportunities.

The clear mountain stream also provides numerous swimming opportunities along its course. In Pope County, a prime day trip, which could extend into

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Commodities are made available for the area’s needy families and emergency food and shelter is provided in cooperation with FEMA. Commodity Supplement Food Program for persons 60+.

ARVAC manages Social Security monies for the elderly, the mentally ill, court ordered, and children.

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Long Pool is a popular site for swimming and other recreation on the Big Piney. The area boasts picnic and other facilities.

several days, is Long Pool Recreation Area and Campground. Long Pool — surrounded by large bluffs — is a natural pool for swimming and is also used as an access point for the float to the “Twin Bridges” on the Big Piney. There are several campsites,

grills, public restrooms, hot and cold showers and hiking trails for your pleasure. Long Pool is located six miles north of Dover on State Highway 7, then west on State Highway 164, northeast on Forest Road 1801 for three miles and northwest on paved Forest Road 1804 for two miles. If canoeing, rafting or kayaking down the creek, don’t forget to stop in at Moore Outdoors, on State Highway 164, before you get to Long Pool. Debbie and Kerry Moore have owned and operated this business since 1978. Moore Outdoors rents boats and rafts during the morning hours while the water is at acceptable floating levels. The Moores also provide shuttles which allow newcomers and seasoned paddlers the opportunity to get to know the area better through colorful stories along the ride. Moore Outdoors also has cold drinks, snacks and gear for purchase and a nearby campground at the Twin Bridges take-out point on the Big Piney. Optimum flow for floating is at stages 2-4 feet on the Big Piney. Grab your camera, your friends and family and hit the Big Piney for days worth of fun, adventures and memories. Directions to the Big Piney: To reach Long Pool, a popular launch site, travel six miles north of Dover on State Highway 7; west on State Highway 164; northeast on Forest Road 1801 for three miles; and northwest on Forest Road 1804 for two miles.

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Directions to the Depot: From Interstate 40, take exit 81, then travel south on State Highway 7, also known as Arkansas Avenue. At the intersection of Arkansas and Main Street, turn right, then turn right again on North Denver Avenue. The Depot will be on your right.

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stroll through downtown Russellville isn’t complete without a stop at the historic Missouri-Pacific Depot, according to Betsy McGuire, director of Main Street Russellville. The depot is a place where the city’s history meets the real world of today. The first depot, built in 1880, was the transportation hub of the time, with rail travel a popular way to visit far away places. The current depot, built in 1916 and put in use by 1917, replaced the former depot just in time to be put to use helping transport troops during World War I. A building rehabilitation of the old building began in 1999, offering a “community gathering place in the heart of the city,” McGuire said. “We’re not an official museum,” McGuire said. “But we’ve tried to do something with the history of rail travel.” The depot has a history room — the former freight room — with historical information, displays and relics from the past. The original baggage scales, with two missing elements, grace the center of

the room alongside a toy train display and a stage-area filled with mementos from bygone eras, including a manual typewriter and old advertising posters. The main entrance, formerly used by the ticket agent and station master, features historic displays, photos and a shoe-shine stand that was in use from 1940 to 1980 and survived a fire that destroyed a shoe store. The telegraph room has its original battery pit that supplied power to the telegraph machine. The rail system was placed in Russellville in 1917 and stopped its passenger service in the 1960s. The train depot was used for freight service until the 1980s. The rumble of a train as it passes, can be heard and felt several times each day, and it testifies to the depot’s continuing importance to the growth and development of Russellville. “I sometimes worry about the building,” McGuire said. “It shakes and trembles as the trains go by, and then I think this has withstood nearly 100 years of trains going by.”


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Water and sewer • Atkins Water Works, (479) 641-7853 • Atkins City Hall 641-2900 • Clarksville Light and Water, (479) 754-3148 • Danville Water Department, (479) 495-2516 • Danville City Hall, (479) 495-2013 • Dardanelle Water Department, (479) 229-3992; emergency, (479) 229-2533 • Dover City Hall, (479) 331-3270 • East Johnson County Water Users Association, (479) 885-2607 • Lamar Water Department, (479) 8853865 • London Water Office, City Hall, (479) 293-4023 • Northeast Yell County Water Association, (479) 229-2800 • Pottsville Water Department, (479) 968-3029 • Russellville City Corp., (479) 968-2105 • Tri County Regional Water Distribution District, (479) 968-6268 Natural gas • CenterPoint Energy (800) 992-7552 www.centerpointenergy.com Electricity • Entergy (800) 368-3749 www.entergy.com • Arkansas Valley Electric Cooperative (479) 647-2176 (800) 468-2176 www.avecc.com Telephone/television/Internet • CenturyLink (479) 880-2285 www.centurylink.com • Suddenlink Communications (479) 968-2223; (866) 401-3769 www.suddenlink.com

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Voter registration New residents to the Arkansas River Valley can register to vote at their county courthouses in Russellville, Danville, Dardanelle and Clarksville. • Pope County Clerk’s Office, Russellville, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, (479) 968-6064 • Yell County Clerk’s Offices in Dardanelle and Danville, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, (479) 229-4404 (Dardanelle), (479) 495-4850 (Danville) • Johnson County Clerk’s Office, Clarksville, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, (479) 754-3967 Motor vehicle regISTRATION, licenses Newcomers can take care of their driver’s license and vehicle registration business at revenue offices in Pope, Yell and Johnson counties. New residents can also register to vote at revenue offices. Pope County • Russellville Revenue Office 105 S. Rochester Ave. (479) 968-1526 • Atkins Revenue Office 220 E. Main St. (479) 641-2642 • Dover Revenue Office 8904 Market St. (479) 331-9734

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Make a unique carriage stop Inn once only scheduled post between Little Rock, Fort Smith

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efore the Civil War started 150 years ago, a home modeled after the great houses in Pennsylvania served as a Butterfield Overland stagecoach stop legendary for its food and respected as a comfortable boarding place for travelers and local visitors. Potts Inn, the only known scheduled stop between Little Rock and Fort Smith, was built in the 1850s at the foot of Crow Mountain by Kirkbride Potts, a young bachelor who came to the Arkansas River Valley in 1828. He married Pamelia Logan, whose family founded Logan County, south of the Arkansas River. Kirkbride decided to mine for gold in California in the 1840s and wasn’t successful. He returned, began construction on the two-and-a-half-story home in the 1850s and finished eight years later. The functional frontier home became a stage depot stop and a well-known social center between Memphis, Tenn., and Fort Smith in those early days. The rooms on both the first and second floors are square, flanking a 12-foot-wide central hall. The parlor was used for state occasions, tea parties and musicals. All of the Potts family daughters were married in front of the fireplace. Governors, military officers and Cherokee chiefs shared the hospitality and delicious fare assured by Mrs. Potts. The home also served as the first post office in the area. In 1857, the U.S. government passed legislation to establish an overland mail route to transport mail and passengers to California. John Butterfield of New York was awarded the contract, and the Potts home was a scheduled stop on the Butterfield Overland mail route. The stagecoach traveled almost 3,000 miles one way, and organizers accomplished a set goal with the first trip in September 1858 taking less than the allotted time of 24 days. In 1970, the home was obtained by Pope County with the purpose of converting it to a museum after renovations were completed. Maintained by the Pope County Historical Foundation and listed in the National Register of Historic Places, Potts Inn is home to the original well house and smoke house, as well as several cabins on the grounds that display other facets of local history. Among them are the original postal desk used by Potts; the baby buggy Pamelia used to ferry her 11 children; a rocking chair Kirkbride brought with

him from Pennsylvania; boards that were hand-planed, with marks of the plane bits still visible; bricks used in the nine fireplaces made on the premises, including the molds and racks used to make the bricks; and doors and windows, many still with the original glass panes, that were brought by keel boat up the Arkansas River. Another building is home to 100 years of hats — one from each year — and dolls adorned with replica dresses and gowns worn by every first lady of Arkansas and the United States at their inaugural balls. Potts Inn is also part of Pottsville’s National Historic District that includes the Pottsville Citizens Bank, which opened in 1913 and was robbed by two men in Santa Claus suits in 1920; the Falls and Sinclair Grocery Store, which was built prior to 1880; and a cattle dipping vat that signifies the importance of agriculture in the river valley. Directions to Potts Inn: The inn is located off Interstate 40 (exit 88) and U.S. Highway 64. For more information, call (479) 968-8369.

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HELP, continued from page 60 • Community Development Institute Community Development Institute is located at 2707 E. H St. in Russellville. It operates Head Start, Head Start Home Base, Early Head Start, Migrant and Seasonal Head Start and Arkansas Better Chance in 13 counties across the state. For more information, call (479) 968-6493 or visit the website at www.cdiheadstart.org. • CASA Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is located on the fourth floor of the Pope County Courthouse. CASA, through supervisors and volunteers, advocates for abused and neglected children placed into the foster care system in Pope, Johnson and Franklin counties. For more information, call (479) 880-1195 or visit the website at www.arcasa5.com. • Arkansas Department of Health Hospice The Arkansas Department of Health Hospice program is a nonprofit organization assisting qualifying patients who have been

diagnosed with a terminal or life-limiting illness. The Arkansas Department of Health Hospice team can be reached through local county health units in Pope, Johnson, Yell, Conway, Faulkner, Perry, Logan and Scott counties. Care is provided in both the patient’s home and in nursing home settings. For more information, call (479) 968-4177 or visit a local county health unit. • Arkansas Hospice Russellville Arkansas Hospice Russellville is a community-based, not-for-profit organization offering end-of-life care for those with a life-limiting prognosis. The Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home is an eight-bed inpatient hospice facility located at 220 John Babish Lane in Russellville. The Arkansas Hospice Home opened in November 2011, and provides 24 hour care to hospice patients who require symptom and/ or pain management that can not be controlled at home. For more information, call (479) 498-2050, (479) 964-4500 or toll-free at (888) 498-2050, or visit the website at www.arkansashospice.org.

PARTIES, continued from page 50 Yell County

• Democratic Party — Danny Bunting, chair; Jim Pickens, secretary; John McCord, treasurer; (479) 229-2479. Called quarterly meetings are at the quorum court room at the Yell County Courthouse in Danville. • Republican Party — Tim Bull, chair; 857-2855. Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month at various locations around Yell County. Find Republican Party of Yell County Arkansas on Facebook.

Election Commissions

• Johnson County — Democrats Ron Taylor, chairman; Mike Buckner, third member; Republican Jill Perdue, second member; P.O. Box 1115, Clarksville, AR 72830; (479) 214-1144. • Pope County — Republicans Portia Short, chairwoman; Edwin Shinn, third member; Democrat Carol Shoptaw. To contact Short, call (479) 9681209; Shinn, 467-4507; Shoptaw, 968-7214. • Yell County — Democrats Danny Bunting, chair; Jim Pickens, third member; Republican Carol Crowell; (479) 229-2479.

SHINN’S PRESCHOOL & NURSERY Russellville’s First & Most Experienced Since 1959

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offers your child: • Gross Motor & Fine Motor Developmental Skills • Thinking Skills • Music and Art Classes • Science Activities and Creative Drama • Academic Readiness Skills • Beginning Computer Skills • A Clean & Caring Environment • Dance Classes Hours 7 am - 5:30 pm Preschool Session 8:30 - 11:30 am Ages 2 1/2 - 6 yrs. Programs Available Fulltime (M-F) 3 Day (M-W-F) l 2 Day (T-Th) 1013 N. Denver l Rsvl 968-3767 Joan Caughman Owner/Director, BSE-MSE 30+ Years Teaching Experience

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Nutritious Meals • Infants to 12 Years Pre-School & Pre-Kindergarten Program Before/After School Care State Licensed Individual Guidance Hours: Mon.-Fri. 6:30 am-5:30 pm Sandy Huie - Owner

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TEETER TOTTER Pre-School & Daycare BEFORE & AFTER SCHOOL CARE We are with the food program serving breakfast, lunch & snack Well Supervised State Licensed • Loving Care Christian Owned & Operated Child Care Vouchers Accepted Now Accepting 18 months old - 12 years

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Opal Mae’s Party Rental Supply Featuring Vessels for Wedding and Rehearsal Dinners, Business Lunches and Social Events Call For Appointments 967-6725 or 967-4202

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Come See Us In Our New Showroom Stroud’s Home Furnishings has been serving the River Valley for decades. We are here after the sale, and we aren’t going anywhere. Stop by today and meet our professional sales staff. We’re honest and trustworthy and have been for over 55 years. We hope to see you soon. We’ll have a La-Z-Boy Recliner ready for you.

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Dr. “K” and Staff Welcome you and your family to the River Valley!

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