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to area business An advertorial supplement to The Courier • Feb. 3, 2013

Liberty fifth-largest Arkansas-based bank

Liberty Bank of Arkansas has grown into a dominant force in the Arkansas banking industry with a strong presence in the Arkansas River Valley. Liberty Bank of Arkansas is the fifth-largest Arkansasbased bank in the state with more than $2.8 billion in assets and 45 locations, along with 63 ATMs. New ATMs are located at select Walgreen stores in/around Northwest Arkansas, as well as our own Arkansas Tech University’s Baswell Techionary, Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center and the Hector community store, to service Liberty Bank’s growing customer base. Most Liberty Bank locations are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. “We continue to stress our person-to-person banking philosophy, and put special emphasis on providing our customers with excellent products and customer service,” said Roy Reaves, Chairman and CEO of Liberty Bank Central. Liberty Bank focuses our efforts around real banking. Liberty Bank captures the essence of this real banking theme by providing a oneof-a-kind banking experience for our customers by providing a wide selection of products and high-quality customer service with services that include: ■ Free checking and free instant debit/ATM card — Upon opening a checking account, our customers will instantly be issued a Debit/ ATM card that can be used immediately upon leaving the banking center. The card is issued while our customer is at our location, so there is no waiting for the card to be processed and mailed to the customer. Liberty Bank customers may choose to have their Debit/ATM card issued with their photo on it to provide even greater security and protection or personalize their debit card with one of our “themed” debit cards. These debit cards allow customers to select a card with their favorite school’s logo or one of our many other fun and interesting designs. The themed debit card has proven to be very popular, as it allows customers to

personalize their debit card more to their style. ■ Same-day posting — One of the great benefits of real banking at Liberty Bank is same-day posting of all transactions. Liberty Bank customers no longer have to rush to the bank to beat the traditional 3 p.m. cut-off time most banks have. With same-day posting, customers can be assured that any deposit or loan payment will be credited to their account the same day the transaction is made, right up to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. ■ Innovative products — At Liberty Bank, we know time is money and convenience is beneficial. Our Commercial Capture Express (CCX) and our Merchant Services are just two ways to save time and make life simpler. Liberty customers save time and money by not having to make daily trips to the bank and still receive same-day posting to their account (MondayFriday). Liberty Bank’s Online and Mobile Banking services are additional avenues for convenient banking. Liberty Bank allows customers to access their account information and conduct their banking transactions online, as well as, using their cell phone. Customers can check their balances and/or transfer funds from anywhere they have internet access. With Liberty Bank’s Merchant Services partnership with Elavon, customers can accept American Express/ Visa/MasterCard/Discover payments and the money is automatically deposited into their checking account. Liberty Bank also offers Electronic Check Services, Merchant Connect, and Electronic Smart Cards that can be reloaded as needed and still have the convenience of a debit card or credit card. Generations Gold Checking is very popular with Liberty customers. As with any new checking account opened with Liberty Bank, customers immediately receive custom checks, instant ATM/Debit card, online banking access, Internet bill pay, and the option of estatements. Additionally, for a low monthly fee, the Generations Gold account, offered exclusively by Liberty Bank, offers endless discounts on groceries,

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Cheryle Alexander, branch coordinator at Liberty Bank on East Main, shows a customer the different account options available to her. vacations, movies, gift cards, health services, roadside assistance, discounts from national and local retailers/ restaurants and identity theft protection. Other benefits that come with banking with Liberty Bank of Arkansas include:

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Liberty Bank teller Wendy Pitts assists a customer at the drive-through.

■ Full-time trust department — Liberty Bank of Arkansas continues to provide a full-time, full-service trust department at its 401 N. Arkansas Ave. location in Russellville. Vice President and Trust Officer, Ellen Tarkington, has more than 25 years experience in trust services and can help with virtually any trust and investment need including: retirement plan administration, investment management, personal trust, estate planning and administration, and much more. ■ Lending in the Arkansas River Valley — Liberty Bank offers loans of all types including: Personal, Commercial, Construction, Real Estate, Home Equity loans, and more. The River Valley is served by an experienced lending staff with more than 300 years of combined banking experience who realize the importance of a one-onone relationship with their customers. “Contrary to what many media outlets report, there is no shortage of funds available for lending in the River Valley,” said Mack Streety, EVP and Chief Lending Officer in the Central Region. “We stand ready to assist in the financing of business expansions, new start ups, and the ongoing capital needs of our local business community,” Liberty Bank also continues to be a leader in Mortgage

lending in the River Valley. Karen Lee, Senior Vice President of Mortgage lending of Liberty Bank has more than 25 years of mortgage experience. “We offer all types of financing options such as: Conventional, VA, FHA, and Rural Development Loans,” said Lee. “This year has been especially busy with rates being so low. Over the past few months, mortgage rates have been at all-time lows. From a rate standpoint, now is the best time ever to purchase a new home or refinance an existing mortgage. If you haven’t had a chance to do so, you should stop in and see how we can save you money.” ■ Commitment to communities — Liberty Bank is continually preparing for the future and is dedicated to providing excellent financial services that our customers and communities can count on. “Liberty Bank takes pride in each community we are a part of by focusing on the growth and prosperity of each community with continued involvement and support. We are proud of our entire staff for the pride they take in supporting so many worthwhile causes in the community, and we will continue to support our communities in every way possible.” said Reaves. “Please join Liberty Bank to experience real banking today.”


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The Arkansas Valley Alliance for Economic Development

In 2012, The Arkansas Valley Alliance for Economic Development (The Alliance) was involved in several industrial and business development projects benefiting the entire River Valley area. Here are just a few examples. In the spring we were excited to introduce everyone to our newest corporate citizen, Precision Surveillance Corporation (PSC). This Indiana-based company, after several months of comparing information on several locations throughout the U.S., decided their nuclear generation construction business would be more successful and profitable if it were located in the Arkansas River Valley than anywhere else in the country. Why? Blame it on the local workforce, the low-cost of doing business in Arkansas, their excellent working relationship with Arkansas Nuclear One, a great deal on an existing industrial building, local and state incentives, the excellent local transportation network, or ... Get the idea? Anyway, the company should complete its renovations and improvements in 2013. The Russellville operation will house at least 25 new full-time employees. We spent about six months or so working between officials with ConAgra Foods, the Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC), Gov.

Mike Beebe’s office, the Russellville City Council and numerous others to secure a major expansion of the food producer’s Russellville manufacturing operations. Now we realize we will not see the total benefit of this project for at least another year, when the company adds 80 new full-time jobs and completes an investment of more than $100 million. But we think it is important for everyone to understand that this project would never have happened if it were not for the tireless dedication of the Alliance Board and the Russellville City Council to the future development of the region. When we first became involved in this expansion project, the company was seriously consid-

ering making their investment in another state. With the work and cooperation of the people and agencies mentioned above, we were able to connect all of the pieces and bring this project to fruition for the Arkansas River Valley. Although plans for the recent expansion of PET Solutions, located near Centerville, began in 2011, the company did complete its $25 plus million investment in 2012. This protein manufacturer has since added more than 40 new full-time employees and increased production significantly. The Alliance assisted the company with its incentive applications through the AEDC, assisted with air permit applications through the Arkansas

Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) in numerous meetings and correspondence, and helped the company secure a $300,000 grant to help with water and wastewater needs. We were also excited to assist Superior Graphite Corporation with an expansion and upgrades of its Russellville operations. We met with company officials at their corporate offices in 2011 to offer our support and commitment to the company to help in any way possible with the company’s expansion plans in 2012. This project resulted in the creation of several new fulltime jobs and an investment of more than $6 million. 2012 also saw the purchase of Thompson Industries by Canadian-based Stella Jones Corpo-

ration. Stella Jones has since made numerous improvements to the Russellville operations, including constructing a new trimmer facility and expanding production significantly. The company has added around 20 new full-time positions and is preparing plans for even more growth in 2013. The Alliance assisted the company with AEDC incentive applications and will be assisting City Corp. and company officials to improve wastewater access in the area. The River Valley will also soon see the results of several months of work to secure a $600,000 grant to assist Wayne Poultry with renovations and upgrades to the former ConAgra Feed Mill at Atkins. When complete, this project will not only provide some additional jobs in the Atkins area, but will help ensure continued success and profitability for Wayne Poultry for years to come. Although the company did not need assistance from the Alliance this time around, we were excited to learn that NEW was adding another 100 plus new employees at its customer care center in Russellville, bringing its total employment to more than 500 workers. With the Alliance’s assistance in 2007 the company decided to locate their newest call center in Russellville, employing almost 200 people on opening day.

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The Arkansas Valley Alliance for Economic Development would like to say a special “Thank You” to all of the manufacturers in Pope and Yell Counties. In addition to providing jobs for over 8500 area residents, you invest in our community with volunteer service and financial support of many local non-profit organizations, schools, and events. We see your logos on our youth sports team’s jerseys. We see your names represented on numerous boards and commissions. We see you supporting cultural events and festivals throughout the year. And, we see you supporting fundraising events everywhere. We are grateful for all you have done for the River Valley over the years and we sincerely appreciate your continued commitment to the future. From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU! The Arkansas Valley Alliance for Economic Development members, Board of Directors and staff.

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Advanced Collision Solutions make auto repair a breeze

Advanced Collision Solutions (ACS) has been serving Russellville and the Arkansas River Valley since 2006 and features complete collision repair p for all vehicles. ACS has 12 employees in four de-

partments. Along with Dwane Ahrens and Richie Shilling, the company has two paint specialists, five auto body repair mechanics, one detailer and four office personal. p The ACS team, recogt nized for its n quality and q excellence ex through throu training in collision reco pair by I-Car Gold Class Professionals, Pro maintains certifi c cation in several areas a of collision repair technology. ACS uses only o the most modern equipment e and advanced adva material systems that t are specifically designed for d vehicle restoration. re 50, started his st career in auto repair

in 1982. In 2006, he merged his business with Richard Shilling’s, and they converted the old Outdoor Living Center on South Arkansas Avenue into an auto body shop and have cornered the auto body repair market in the area. ACS provides full collision repair for cars, trucks, sport utility vehicles and RVs. The body shop services insurance claims and provides full warranties on repairs. Saturday repairs are available by appointment. Ahrens is married to Anita, and they have three children: Kevin, 28, Brittany, 27, and Lindsey, 21. ACS is located at 2731 S. Arkansas Avenue. For more information, call 968-9732.

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Vinson Electric and HVAC Supply Inc. serves community Vinson Electric and HVAC Supply, Inc. began 2013 with a new credential — the new authorized Goodman dealer in the Arkansas River Valley. This addition came about after manager, Andy Neal, decided to add HVAC parts to his inventory in 2011 to better serve the HVAC contractors in the community. By March 1, Vinson Electric and HVAC Supply, Inc. will offer complete units and service to all HVAC contractors for any commercial, land or residential needs. In addition to serving the local contractors, local residents may contact Vinson Electric and HVAC Supply, Inc. for quality Goodman dealer referrals that of-

fer competitive pricing and a standard 10-year warranty on Goodman units. In addition to HVAC, Vinson Electric and HVAC Supply, Inc. has met the electrical needs of the community since the business was established in 1967 by the late Joe Vinson. Through Mr. Vinson’s morals and commitments established more than 40 years ago, the business still strives and operates with the public and customer in mind. The 36,000-square-foot building is one of the largest in the state, and electrical services include sales, quotations/ design in the commercial and industrial field, and outside/inside sales for industrial clients.

Delivery services are also available. In addition to electrical and HVAC needs, Vinson Electric and HVAC Supply, Inc. also offers a lighting showroom that features fixtures and lighting products to suit any need — from the simplest closet light to the most elegant lighting in the state. Millbank home stand-by units are also available to the public. The staff at Vinson Electric and HVAC Supply, Inc. takes great pride in its services and commitment to today’s demanding market and will ensure the utmost customer service to each customer through timely, friendly and professional service.

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AVON Licensed Beauty Center Linda Barholomew opened the AVON Licensed Beauty Center on Aug, 2, 2010. She has sold Avon for 26 years and enjoys the atmosphere of the store. She went door-to-door in her neighborhood before opening the store. The Avon Beauty Center carries all of Avon’s core products such as: Foot Works, Skin so Soft, Anew, and all of the lipsticks, makeup and Mark Line. If she does not have a product in the store, she can order it for you. The Avon Beauty Center can also do gift baskets and has gift cards of any amount available. The store also carries a lot of the Avon jewelry line. Paula Abdul has come to Avon and designed some jewelry for Avon. The Avon store carries most of her pieces. Also, Jon Bon Jovi has also introduced a new cologne and perfume for Avon called Unplugged. Linda has samples of all the colognes and per-

fumes, in the store. Need new makeup? The store can help you with all colors of base. eyeshadows, blushes and anything eyesh you need in the Avon makeup lines. lin Linda can also sign up anyone w is interested in selling who A Avon at the Licensed Beauty Center. She is located at 121 E. Harrell Drive. The hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. TuesdayFriday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. For more information, you can call her at (479) 968-Avon(2866). Terry and Linda Bartholomew have lived in Russellville for 29 years. Terry works at Arkansas Nuclear One. Linda joked that they came to Russellville 29 years ago for six months. They have a daughter, Samantha, who teaches at Pottsville Junior High School and her husband, Brad, works for Flexsteel Furniture. Terry and Linda have two granddaughters, Ella and Lily. Terry and Linda attends St. Johns Lutheran Church.

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THE PRO TEAM REALTORS is the newest real estate company in the River Valley. THE PRO TEAM may be a new office, but the agents are far from new to the real estate business. We would like to welcome any new or past clients to come by our office and see all the new ideas we have to offer. Our office hours are 8AM - 5PM Monday through Friday, and we will have a duty agent on call every weekend. • Our sales team consists of 7 agents that are repeat TOP PRODUCERS • Five of our agents have GRI (Graduate Realtor Institute) designations • Five of our agents are Graduates of GRLA (Graduate Realtors Leadership Academy) • Over 50 years of combined experience among THE PRO TEAM agents • Two agents named Realtors of the Year in previous years • Two agents are previous Presidents of the Russellville Board of Realtors • We offer CRS (Certified Residential Specialist), SRES (Senior Real Estate Specialist) & CDRS (Certified Default Resolution Specialist) agents • THE PRO TEAM AGENTS have CLOSED over $100 million in transactions • Spanish speaking translator/agent available

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Lemley Funeral Service continues tradition of excellence in Atkins

Since 1916, Lemley Funeral Service of Atkins has been dedicated to providing area families with the highest standard of service at the most affordable price. Perhaps that’s why, after roughly a century, they’re still here today. Jim Lemley and staff credit their longevity to simply treating people right — with openness and honesty. “We’ve always been a small-town business,” Lemley said. “We have to work harder and be more accountable to our families … they’re our neighbors. They’ve come to expect a difference in the level of service, as well as price, and we’re honored to be able to consistently provide it.” Lemley’s son, Chris, joined the business in 2009 and represents

“When people serve together for decades, that shows they are proud of what they are doing for the community … that they take pride in their work.” Chris Lemley the fifth generation of his family to serve the Arkansas River Valley. Funeral director Carl Rackley celebrated his 50th year with the business in 2012. Funeral director and embalmer Riley Christian has more than 30 years of experi-

ence in the funeral and mortuary business, and office manager Lorneva Pinion has been with the funeral home for 12 years. Combined, the licensed funeral directors on staff have more than 100 years of experience in their time at Lemley alone. “When people serve together for decades, that shows they are proud of what they are doing for the community … that they take pride in their work,” Chris Lemley said. Lemley Funeral Service offers families the very best in experienced service, modern facilities and dignity with affordability. Those who haven’t met them already are invited to call or come by and compare — no appointment necessary.

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Tyson Foods team members fight hunger

Congratulations to the Tyson Tyler Road Tyler Road Against Hunger team Against Hunger Team wins KNOW hunger recognition voted BEST OVERALL TEAM Tyson Foods’ purpose: Making Great When Tyson Foods launched its Food. Making A Difference.” KNOW Hunger: Join the Fight CamMany, many team members at the paign and recognition program, Tyson plant helped with the efforts, Rohr Foods Chaplain David Rohr knew he said. As a part of their campaign, Tyler wanted team members at Tyson Foods’ Road held a Hunger Awareness Concert Tyler Road location in Russellville to be at New Prospect Missionary Baptist a part of it. Church, donated more than 111 turkeys As a missionary in Brazil, Rohr had to give to people in need at the Main experienced first-hand the devastating Street Mission dureffects of hunger on ing the holidays, children and famicooked more than lies. “I also have an 350 desserts to adopted son who serve to those in was starved as a need at the Havana child, and I know Food Bank during how that starvation Thanksgiving, and has affected his engave out 350 boxes tire life,” Rohr said. of candy canes durAbout 15 team ing Christmas at the members joined food bank. with Rohr initially The Hunger to form the “Tyler Awareness Concert Road Against Hunoffered a great opger” Hunger Action portunity to raise Team. awareness about Over the course of hunger in the Rusthe campaign, the sellville area, Rohr team was able to said. He spoke about donate more than the issues of hunger, 100,000 pounds of and Tyson Foods food to Main Street David Rohr team members disMission and the Tyson Foods chaplain tributed fliers with Havana Food Bank. facts about hunger They held several during the concert. events to raise monFood donations were also accepted. ey, collected food from area businesses “It was a privilege for us to do this,” and other organizations, and dipped into Tyler Road Complex Manager Kemal their own pockets and larders often. Beach said. “We know that the food In recognition of their outstanding donated and the money raised was used efforts, the Tyler Road Against Hunger to feed people in our community that team was named Best Overall Team would otherwise not have food to put on throughout Tyson Foods for their work their table. The community and the Hain hunger relief. More than 130 team vana Food Bank are always appreciative members and a dozen teams from variof the help we can give, but the gratitude ous Tyson Foods’ locations participated from those that are actually hungry and in the year-long campaign. without food is priceless.” “The response from our Team Mem“We are very proud that we were able bers was extremely positive,” Rohr said. to accomplish so much, and we want to “At a time of year when people tend to make sure that the recognition we refocus on their own families, the fact that ceived is used to encourage more efforts we were making an effort to raise funds to help those in need in our community and food for others helped reinforce the in the future,” Beach added. fact that Tyler Road really does embrace

“At a time of year when people tend to focus on their own families, the fact that we were making an effort to raise funds and food for others helped reinforce the fact that Tyler Road really does embrace Tyson Foods’ purpose: Making Great Food. Making A Difference.”

for all of their efforts in the fight against hunger in their community in 2012.

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AMCARE Senior Life Partners Inc. In-home Care is becoming more and more popular as an adult care choice, particularly among the elderly seeking quality senior care in the comfort of their home. Monty and Avona (Keener) Kasselman founded AMCARE Senior Life Partners, Inc. in 2006 and opened an office in 2007 at 220 East 4th Street in Russellville. AMCARE has grown over the years, which necessitated a move to their new location at 914 West “B” Street, just a few blocks from the hospital and medical community. Daily office operations are performed by Monty Kasselman, owner and chief financial officer; Avona Kasselman, owner and president; Misti Chalfant, care coordinator; Margaret Austin, office assistant and personal care aide; Jennifer Krentz RN BSN; Pam Turner RN; Christine Leggett, certified care assistant and targeted case manager. After a 30-year banking career, Avona left the banking industry in 2004 to pursue other interest

and two years later AMCARE was founded. We are licensed by Arkansas State Board of Health Services, and certified by Arkansas Department of Human Services, Division of Aging and Adult Services. AMCARE’s mission statement is to assist those who desire the comforts of their own home for as long as possible by providing compassionate, dependable and professional care, ensuring they are able to maintain a safe, comfortable and independent lifestyle. AMCARE provides assistance in the comfort of the client’s home, providing help with activities of daily living such as, light housekeeping, meal preparation, medication monitoring, personal care, showering, dressing, grooming, toileting, and transportation to doctor appointments and other events. AMCARE provides assistance to those that may need help while recovering from surgery, chronic illness, the aging process, challenges (mental and physical), Alzheimer,

Dementia, etc. A free assessment is performed in the comfort of the client’s home or at AMCARE’s office. Our specialist will listen and discuss the needs, plan of care, financial options, and other options that may be available to the client and family. “Making a Difference” the AMCARE way:

sures you that the client will receive care on the days specified in the “Plan of Care”.

COURTESY CALLS AMCARE will call the client or their contact with any changes concerning the schedule.

EVENING & WEEKENDS CARE ASSISTANTS AMCARE hires “cream of the crop” employees. Certified care assistants (PCA & CNA) are bonded, insured and covered by worker’s compensation. Care assistants are employees, not contract labor.

TRANSPORTATION AMCARE provides transportation for the clients we serve.

GUARANTEE AMCARE provides service as scheduled in most areas. This as-

AMCARE provides care in the evenings, overnights, 24/7, and weekends. AMCARE certifications include Medicaid programs such as Personal Care, ElderChoice, AAPD, and some individuals with Medicaid may also qualify for additional hours of personal care. AMCARE also accepts private pay, long term insurance cases, and other grants that may be available. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. However, an AMCARE representative is on-call 24/7. AMCARE can be reached at (479) 880-1112.

Let us help you Understand Your Choices. Are you facing the realization that assisted living is a necessity, but don’t want to surrender the independence that comes with living in your own home? If so, we at AMCARE want to help you understand all of the options available, including that of remaining in the place you know and love...your home. Call AMCARE today for your FREE assessment. Our Aides are certified, trained, screened, bonded and insured employees. AMCARE is a licensed private care agency, Medicaid certified, and qualifies for most long-term care insurance. Care plans customized from a few hours a day to 24/7, including evenings, weekends and holidays.

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UACCM

UACCM providing a skilled workforce The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton (UACCM), established by the Arkansas Legislature in 1961, prides itself on providing the area’s citizens with relevant, quality education and training, as it has for the past 50 years. As a two-year community college, the institution has been able to respond to changing needs of business and industry in a quick and efficient manner. From an initial enrollment of 278 students and 13 programs in 1963 to the current almost 2,200 for-credit students exploring 43 plans of study, UACCM contributes significantly to the area’s job creation and economic development. Through its various incarnations, UACCM has kept its focus on its students, the community and the changing needs of the region. Just as UACCM has a diverse array of programs, its students have a variety of goals. Some want to complete a short-term training program and quickly enter the workforce armed with solid occupational skills, while others want to build a strong academic foundation by earning the first two years of their bachelor’s degree in a small, comfortable campus setting. The college’s technical/career programs include air conditioning, heating and refrigeration, automotive collision repair, automotive service technology, business, computer information systems, dietary management, drafting, early childhood development, emergency medical technician, nursing assisting, petroleum technology, practical nursing, registered nursing, surveying, visual

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communication and welding. Students may pursue an Associate of Arts degree for transfer to a four-year university in the areas of business, general education, general studies, liberal arts and teaching (pre-school and middle school tracks). UACCM is one of 18 independent campuses and entities in the University of Arkansas System, and this affiliation has allowed UACCM to form innovative partnerships with other UA System institutions, including the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, University of Arkansas at Fort Smith, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and the University of Arkansas Criminal Justice Institute. These partnerships further expand access and options available to students within the immediate service area. The college is converting many of its 18-month certificate programs into accelerated 12-month programs that continue during the summer so graduates can complete them in one year and go directly into the workforce. As the skills set and technology required by business and industry change, UACCM will further expand and adapt its curriculum to help foster continued economic development. This includes forming innovative partnerships with other educational institutions, businesses and industry to further expand access and options available to students within the immediate service area. More information can be found at the college’s website, www.uaccm.edu, or by calling the UACCM Admissions Office at (501) 977-2000 or (800) 264-1094.

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A-1 Pawn of Russellville recently celebrated 30 years in business serving the River Valley as a pawn shop and sporting goods store. A-1 Pawn is a full line Browning dealer and has a fulltime gunsmith on staff. Archery needs of the community are also met through the custom bow shop. Products offered include PSE, Martin and Quest bows with a full line of archery accessories. A-1 Pawn is also the area’s dealer for Yamaha Outbards, Xpress and Waco boats as well as a big selection of boating equipment. In addition to boating, Buffalo Canoes and Jackson Kayaks are also available. Not only does A-1 Pawn of Russellville meet the River Valley’s needs as a pawn shop, custom bow shop, and sporting goods store, A-1 Pawn also offers a wide selection of hunting and casual apparel with a large selection of guns, knives, hunting accessories and gift ideas.

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Valley Piano offers unique service for nearly 40 years

People from all over the Arkansas River Valley come to Russellville to shop at Valley Piano. Having a full-service piano store in our community is a very unique distinction that only the larger metropolitan areas usually can offer. For nearly 40 years, Valley Piano has been family-owned and operated by Brian Chenowith. At Valley Piano, every customer is so important that they deal directly with the owners on every transaction — no matter if it’s a $10 set of guitar strings or a $10,000 piano. Valley Piano sells new and used pianos. It has have a selection of vertical ad grand piano styles. Chenowith is a member

of the Piano Technicians Guild (PTG), and all pianos are set up and serviced to PTG standards. Piano tuning and moving services are offered for hire. A large selection of lesson books and sheet music is kept in stock. There is a myth that small and local means poor selection and high prices. Valley Piano is very competitive in price and selection with several advantages over dealers in another city or Internet retailers. Valley Piano is convenient with a showroom where instruments may be tested before purchase. In addition, Valley Piano provides fast product support and service on instruments sold. Valley Piano also sells digital pianos and

keyboards. The selection ranges from inexpensive home models to top professional-grade models for performers. Recording equipment and computer based interfaces are stocked for the growing home studio market. The company is proud to offer a selection of guitars and accessories not widely available in the mainstream stores. Guitars, amps, pedals, pickups and strings are just a few of the items available. Valley Piano has also expanded its service work to include string changes, pickup installs and action setup. Please stop by for a visit to see what Valley Piano can do to meet your musical instrument needs.

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Hogwild opens new Gold Rush Museum and Education Center

After more than four years in business in the Arkansas River Valley, Hogwild Family Fun Center began 2013 with the unveiling of its newest attraction, a 2,000-square-foot Gold Rush Museum and Education Center. “Customers can take a step back in time to 1848, when the discovery of gold in California changed the future of the United States,” Hogwild owner Buddy Grimes explained. The museum includes a one-room schoolhouse, general store, livery stable, blacksmith shop, mining sluice and other interactive exhibits. Walls feature information recorded by actual pioneers traveling the California Trail, and display cases are filled with authentic merchandise from the Gold Rush era. A tour of the museum includes the opportunity to participate in hands-on learning experiences, in addition to the opportunity to “pan for gold” in the authentic mining sluice. In addition to the new Gold Rush Museum and Education Center, Hogwild offers go-karts, bumper cars, miniature golf, a bungee trampoline, mini bowling, a 20-foot climbing wall and more than 100 arcade games, in addition to pizza, pasta, wings, salads and sandwiches. Grimes and his wife, Miranda, started the business on Aug. 16, 2008, after deciding Russellville needed a place for families to enjoy quality time together. In January 2010, Hogwild moved to its

current location at 301 N. Sidney Ave., growing from 7,000 square feet to more than 22,000 square feet. “We started with 32 arcade games and a restaurant,” Buddy Grimes said. “We now have over 100 arcade games and attractions. We are very excited about staying fresh. We add 5-7 new games and attractions each year.” Hogwild’s eight-kitchen personnel work under the leadership of John Millard. Six servers and hosts are joined by six arcade employees under the management of Hope Vilauahn. In total, Hogwild’s annual payroll exceeds $300,000. Contributing to the local economy is important to Grimes, who graduated from Atkins High School and earned a bachelor’s degree from Arkansas Tech University, where wife Miranda also attended. They are the parents of three children, Kayla Shinn, who works at Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center along with her husband, Justin; Chris Grimes, who is studying pre-law at ATU; and Erin Lipsmeyer, a student at Pottsville High School. To contact Hogwild Family Fun Center or its Gold Rush Museum and Education Center, call 967-0119.

Center dedicated to helping residents achieve fitness goals Snap Fitness opened in November 2006 and is a locally owned and operated fitness center that has continued great service to the River Valley 24/7 now for over 6 years. Snap moved from Parkway Avenue last year to expand and grow. They are now located at 501 N. Arkansas Ave., Suite B next to Tuesday Morning and Goody’s in the Russellville City Mall. Owner Kevin Adkison, an alumnus of Russellville High School (RHS) and Arkansas Tech University (ATU), grew up in Pope County helping and

working with his family, who also owned and operated several other small businesses in the River Valley area. Willy Vick, a RHS grad, is the newest manager at Snap Fitness. Willy has competed in several Mr. Arkansas competitions, strong man competitions and has been involved in the fitness industry for over 10 years. Every six weeks the Hustle 101 and PiYo Strength classes at Snap Fitness are designed to change and start an entire new program and intensity level. These

classes are the some of the newest in the fitness industry. Snap Fitness is dedicated to helping you reach your goals. That means we give you the right equipment, the right time to work out, and the right trainers to get you where you want to be. Come by and see the new facility and join up. Not sure? Ask for a seven-day free pass. For more information about Snap Fitness of Russellville, call (479) 890-SNAP (7627). or go to www.snapfitness.com/ russellville.

The staff at Hogwild Family Fun Center is seen panning for gold in the new Hogwild Gold Rush Museum and Education Center now open inside Hogwild Family Fun Center Hogwild Mining Co. & Museum 301 North Sidney Ave. Russelville, AR 72801 479-967-0119 Hogwildfamilyfuncenter@yahoo.com


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FEBRUARY EVENTS @ Pope County Library System

TEEN EVENTS CHILDREN’S STORY TIME Atkins Library Atkins Library February 6 & 20 @ 3:30-5:00 p.m. Fridays @ 10:00 a.m. Dover Library Dover Library February 5 & 19 @ 3:30-5:00 p.m. Mondays @ 10:00 a.m. Hector Library Hector Library February 14 & 28 @ 3:30-5:00 p.m. Tuesdays @ 10:00 a.m. Russellville Library (Heritage Hall) Russellville Library February 12 & 16 @ 3:30-5:15 p.m. Wednesdays @ 10:00 a.m. ADULT PROGRAMS Thursdays @ 2:00 p.m. MOVIE MONDAYS AFTER SCHOOL ANTICS Russellville Library (Heritage Hall) Russellville Library February 11 & 25 @ 6:00-8:00 p.m. February 7th & 21st @ 3:30 p.m. Film Appreciation with Jesse Lobbs BABY & ME BOOK CLUBS Russellville Library Russellville Library (Heritage Hall) (Heritage Hall) Heritage Hall Book Club Wednesdays @ 2:00 p.m. February 14 @ 6:00-7:00 p.m. LEGO CREW Brown Bag Book Club Russellville Library (Bring your lunch and drop-in.) February 14 @ 4:00 p.m. February 15 @ 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. YOGA FOR KIDS WRITERS GROUP Russellville Library Heritage Hall Writers February 28 @ 6:00 p.m. February 21 @ 5:00-7:00 p.m.

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Library system eyes changes in coming months, years The Pope County Library System is pursuing many changes in the coming months and years. The system’s master plan is in its final draft and recommends more space for programs, meetings and laptop use; more staff; added collections; an increase in e-book offerings; added hours; the addition of a coffee shop; more computers; and more parking. “We are always looking for community partners to donate food and prizes for our programming department,” said library director Shawn Pierce. “Also, we need volunteers to help shelve, answer phones and work in the bookstore being formed.” The system is headquartered in Russellville, with branches in Atkins, Dover and Hector, and a Bookmobile. Combined, system locations are open 8,372 hours per year. Nearly 25,000 area residents have library cards, and the system’s 119,727 books and other items “turned over” two times last year, with 263,000 checkouts. The Young Adult Collection turned over 3.5 times. The system has 9,000 e-books available for checkout. One of only two such resources in the state, the Bookmobile makes 24 stops per month and has a Booksby-Mail Service for low-vision or disabled persons in Pope County. In 2012, the number of library program offerings increased by 67 percent.

Library timeline 1924: Russ-Ark Library During the ministry of Rev. W.R. Hodgson, a public library is established at the Cumberland Church in Russellville. 1933: Atkins Library The Atkins Branch Library is first established and sponsored by the Atkins Civic Club. 1950s: Dover Library The Dover Branch Library begins as a stack of books in a window display at L.J. Churchill’s General Mercantile Store. 1996: Hector Library The Hector Branch Library opens in October 1996.

“We are always looking for community partners to donate food and prizes for our programming department. Also, we need volunteers to help shelve, answer phones and work in the bookstore ...” Shawn Pierce Director, Pope County Library

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River Valley United Way River Valley United Way is the leadership organization for health and human service needs throughout Pope, Johnson and Yell counties. We envision a community where all individuals and families achieve their potential through education, income stability and healthy lives. To advance the common good and mobilize the caring power and resources of our communities we will raise and leverage funds raised annually to create and support innovative programs and approaches to generate sustained impact in Pope, Johnson and Yell Counties and ignite a three county social movement, and thereby mobilize thousands to action-to give, advocate and volunteer to improve the conditions in which they live. We will work to connect and galvanize all sectors of societyindividuals, businesses, nonprofit organizations and governments to create long-term social change that produces healthy, well-educated and fiscally stable individuals and families while we hold ourselves and our partner agencies accountable to this cause through our steadfast commitment to continually measure-in real terms-improvements in education, income and health thus, creating a truly RICH community. The River Valley United Way salutes the following businesses and industries of Pope, Yell and Johnson counties who made a commitment to help improve the lives of all people in the Arkansas River Valley by conducting a employee/workplace campaign, a special event or contributed a corporate gift to the River Valley United Way 2013 Campaign: ■ Arkansas Nuclear One — $207,879 ■ Unpledged/Non-Campaign — $27,749 ■ Deltic Timber — $24,888 ■ Walmart — $17,468 ■ Dow Chemical Company — $14,000 ■ Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center — $13,794 ■ Individuals — $12,705

■ Johnson Regional Medical Center — $9,100 ■ Simmons First Bank — $9,001 ■ Baldor — $6,728 ■ Winter Wonderland/Russellville Advertising and Promotion Commission — $6,229 ■ Johnson County Dance Event — $6,000 ■ UPS — $5,575 ■ Cargill — $5,126 ■ Southwestern Energy — $5,000 ■ First State Bank — $4,714 ■ Arkansas Tech University — $4,496 ■ Friendship Community Care — $4,200 ■ Arvest — $4,000 ■ Tyson Foods Dardanelle — $3,250 ■ Entergy — $3,100 ■ Forrester Davis — $2,808 ■ Nationwide Insurance — $2,242 ■ ConAgra and Specialty Foods — $2,000 Twenty other businesses contributed between $200-$1,300 each to help reach the total of $437,000**. With the support of these businesses and hundreds of individuals, River Valley United Way is improving lives throughout Pope, Johnson and Yell counties. Our records indicate that more than 35,000 individuals are assisted each year through one of our partner agencies/programs. Because the businesses listed above care enough to support River Valley United Way, the partner agencies can continue to provide life-changing programs. Because all of these these programs exist, the River Valley is a better place to live. For more information on how your company, business or organization can get involved in making a difference in the community through United Way, contact River Valley United Way at 9685089 or visit our website at www. rivervalleyunitedway.org **as of 1/15/13—other businesses may have pledges pending.

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Stroud’s Home Furnishings opens new store Same philosophy continues

Cheri Stroud Pruitt, a certified interior decorator and the owner of Stroud’s Home Furnishings, remembers her father, Price Stroud, fondly as she carries on the family business. Price Stroud opened a grocery and feed store on Moose Street in downtown Morrilton around 1949. He began offering home furnishings around 1953.   “Daddy often spoke of the 1950s, when he and a coworker would load his truck with televisions on Saturday afternoons and start out across the county,” Pruitt recalled. “He’d ask people to just try the TVs for a few days and give him their opinions. Most people were intrigued and wanted to buy one. It was around then that he really began financing on a much bigger scale.” Today, Stroud’s carries on the tradition of customer service that began with Price Stroud, centered around a huge selection of furniture by brands including Rowe and Catnapper. Stroud’s is home to a La-Z-Boy Comfort Studio, and sells GE

appliances, Toshiba electronics and Shaw flooring. Its Sleep Zone offers a Simmons Beautyrest line, along with Justice and Therapedic mattresses. “At Stroud’s, you’ll find wonderful ideas, along with eclectic and unique décor,” Pruitt summarized. Pruitt purchased the store from her father in 2004. “I was dedicated to continuing business as he had,” she said. That’s why Stroud’s still offers in-store financing, just like Price Stroud did back in the 1950s. But Pruitt is committed to changing with the times as well. “Our showrooms are now set up with lamps, pictures, rugs and a vast array of beautiful décor,” she said. “We offer in-home décor consultations, having redecorated homes from Dover to Conway. With decorators on staff and many special order sources, we’re ready to help transform any home.” Pruitt’s father may have taught her the business, but it

was her mother, June Stroud, nee Boyle, who taught her the art of decorating. “I feel so blessed to have had them as parents,” Pruitt said of Price and June Stroud. “Often, Daddy would look around the store and say, ‘Don’t ever think I did this, or that, because all

things come from God.’ I have never forgotten that.” Stroud’s Home Furnishings recently moved to a new store southeast of Walmart in Morrilton. “Our facility is new, but we’re still the same friendly, honest and helpful staff,” Pruitt said.

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Realtor. Broker. Mentor. Author. Tony Moore. The staff at The Courier had the privilege to sit down and interview Tony Moore, broker and owner of Moore & Co., Realtors, about his upcoming book expected to publish Spring 2013.

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Q: What is your book about? TM: First of all, its purpose is to help a person to assess if a career in real estate is for them. It also assists a person through the beginning stages of their career and helps him or her to ask the right questions when looking for a Real Estate Company to join. It is also a tool to use during the first 12 months which is a very critical time.

The difference between risk taking and sound investing is how much you know about what you’re gonna do before you do it. This book helps people analyze that something before they do it, and then if they choose to take that risk and invest in a career, then they can actually analyze that career with some real solid principles gathered over the last 30 years of helping agents become successful.

Q: Is this book a tool that an agent can use throughout their career? TM: Its main purpose is to help in the beginning stages, but it does offer principles that are imperative to long term success.

Q: Is this information something that cannot be found in one place anywhere else? TM: I couldn’t find it in one place. I have learned from other sources and experiences over the years, but it is so scattered, so I felt compelled to try to put a guide down in writing.

Q: Why did you write this book? TM: First and foremost, I wrote it to help others. I have been motivated over the years by watching others get into the business that maybe shouldn’t have to start with. Consequently, they don’t have the right tools to assess getting with a broker who can really help them, and then they struggle. Maybe they had some talents and abilities – but they were never properly coached. Those abilities never fully came out; therefore, they leave feeling dejected from an industry that maybe they could have done something in if maybe they had known more to begin with. This book helps a person to better decide if this industry is for them, and then it gives them necessary tools to succeed.

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Bat and bedbug infestations are on the rise — and Delta Pest Control is on the job. The business began in 1976 in McGehee, expanding to Russellville and beyond after Bill and Doris Lawrence of Russellville purchased it in 1984. That year, Delta employed five technicians in the McGehee area. Since then, it has grown to include 38 secretaries and technicians assigned to areas throughout Arkansas. Nine clerical employees and 12 technicians are assigned to Russellville alone, making Delta Pest Control well equipped to respond to any pest problem — even those pesky bats and bedbugs. “A bedbug can lay 500 eggs in a lifetime and can fast for a year between meals,” The New York Times reported on its website, nytimes.com, in 2010. “During the day they live in the dark cracks and crevices behind woodwork, light switches and moldings and even in the seam that runs around the edges of a mattress. At night, they emerge to suck the blood of mammals like us.” Delta Pest Control offers an answer to the spine-tingling prospect of an infestation. “We have the training and experience to control these problems,” Doris Lawrence said.

The business, which readers of The Courier voted “Best Pest Control Company” last year, handles minor repairs and re-

modeling in addition to termite and pest control. “We offer quality service at reasonable prices,” said Doris Lawrence, adding that the business moved to a new location at 1215 E. 14th St. last year — a move that allows Delta to better serve its customers’ needs. Born in McGehee, Bill Lawrence is a former coach and superintendent. Doris Lawrence was born in El Dorado and is a former school guidance counselor. They have one daughter, Lindsey, of Fayetteville. To contact Delta Pest Control, call 890-6960.

“We have the training and experience to control these problems. ... We offer quality service at reasonable prices.” Doris Lawrence Owner

Q: Why do you feel like you are qualified to be writing this? TM: That’s a great question. I’m a producer. I’m in the field every day helping buyers and sellers, something I love to do. Then, I am also Principal Broker for somewhere between 8,000 to 10,000 transactions. Along the way, I have assisted agents with almost every conceivable situation. Since my sons have joined the firm, I felt compelled to start writing things down in a more systematic approach to maybe help them along the way. This book came out of that desire, so I hope it can, in some small way, find its way into the hands of someone else and help them.

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2013 city corp overview Water system update

City Corporation provides water service to almost 12,000 customers, which include residential, commercial, and industrial accounts as well as Tri-County Regional Water District, a wholesale customer that provides water service to large areas outside the Russellville city limits. During 2012, which included one of the most severe droughts of record, City Corporation was able to maintain service to all of our customers. Due to the increased demands, we asked the community to implement water conservation measures during the drought conditions and the community responded very well, which aided in our ability to provide uninterrupted water service. During the peak demand in 2012, our water plant treated a maximum of 13.43 million gallons in a single day (MGD), which is slightly less than our alltime maximum daily flow of 13.5 MGD in 2007. Our water treatment plant is capable of producing 19.2 MGD, which provides for growth and expansion for several years to come. Our water plant is located on the Illinois Bayou at the end of Waterworks Road just west of the Russellville Country Club, but our primary water

source is the Huckleberry Creek Reservoir (HCR), which was constructed in 1996 a couple miles west of Dover. This $20 million investment was entirely funded through a temporary 1-cent sales tax that was supported by the citizens of Russellville. Untreated water is delivered from the HCR to our water plant through almost 4 miles of 48” pipeline. Due to the drought, the level of the reservoir was down 17.5’ in early January which is the lowest historical level. Recent rains have helped raise the level by more than a foot and a half, but we will need more rainfall events and will have to supplement with water pumped from the Illinois Bayou into the HCR to bring it back to full before the summer of 2013 arrives. Our most recent Master Plan (2003) indicates that the HCR should provide a sufficient water supply until 2035 or beyond. However, the Master Plan also recommends that City Corporation begin the activities associated with developing a new water supply due to the potential time consuming and often politically and environmentally sensitive issues that are involved with such a process. Our immediate needs are more related to our distribution sys-

tem. While our source and treatment plant have excess capacity, the challenge we currently face is delivering the water to all parts of our service area. We have several different pressure zones that are individually served by tanks and pump stations. At times of high demand, we are forced to balance

the needs of the different zones by supplying enough water to one zone without depleting another. We are currently focused on addressing these issues as well as general replacement of aging water lines, which will result in a dependable supply of quality drinking water and improved

fire protection for the citizens of Russellville. The staff and Board of Directors at City Corporation remain dedicated to providing the highest quality water possible for the communities in and around Russellville through an efficient and financially sound water system.

City Corporation had already began the efforts to address the wastewater overflows in the system, but decided to increase those efforts and move forward with a plan to analyze and make necessary repairs to the entire wastewater collection system over a ten year period. Such a plan would eliminate the majority of inflow and infiltration and restore capacity to our collection and treatment systems. At this point, the flows in all of the various collection system ba-

sins have been recorded during wet and dry conditions and City Corporation is well underway with the process of physically surveying the pipelines, manholes and pump stations based on the priority as determined through the flow monitoring. We have begun the first of many major construction projects resulting from these efforts which consists of replacement of approximately 8,500’ of large diameter pipeline along and around East 2nd Street. Our consultants are currently estimating that these studies will result in the need to invest approximately $30 million in collection system improvements over the next ten years. While City Corporation is in a strong financial position at this time, the upcoming projects, both known and projected, will have a major impact on our finances moving forward. In order to prepare for that impact, City Corporation has retained the services of a rate consultant to provide a report on our current water and wastewater rates and forecast how these rates will address short and long term needs.

Wastewater System Update

In November of 2009, City Corporation was placed under Consent Administrative Order (CAO) from the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) for issues related to treatment and system capacity. The order addressed historic violations of treatment parameters, primarily instances of excessive Total Suspended Solids (TSS), which is the amount of suspended particles, and Total Residual Chlorine (TRC), which is the amount of “leftover” chlorine, in our effluent stream that is discharged to Whig Creek. In addition to these parameters, the order addresses the issue of the amount of Nitrates (NO3-N) in our effluent stream that were projected to be out of compliance with new limits that were soon to be imposed. In addition to these treatment issues, the order addressed the historic problem of wastewater overflows within our collection system due to water that directly (Inflow) and indirectly (Infiltration) enters our pipes, manholes and pumping stations during times

of heavy rainfall. Upon receiving the CAO, City Corporation began moving quickly to comply with the order. An action plan was developed and submitted to ADEQ in response to the CAO which listed the efforts to be undertaken to comply by the deadlines imposed in the order. In summary, those efforts include the following: City Corporation treatment staff has installed temporary de-chlorination equipment to remove any residual chlorine in the effluent and construction is to begin in the coming days on the installation of permanent de-chlorination facilities at the plant at a cost of approximately $650,000. City Corporation treatment staff has worked with our consulting engineers to temporarily modify the treatment process to address the TSS and Nitrate issues. These modifications have worked well during the recent dry weather, but will likely be less effective during wet weather conditions. The permanent solution for addressing both of these pol-

lutant limits is an estimated $9,000,000 construction project at the wastewater treatment plant which includes the construction of de-nitirification facilities to permanently address the Nitrates and an additional final clarifier to address the TSS. In December, City Corporation worked in conjunction with the City of Russellville to issue a Revenue Bond in the amount of $9,000,000 which will be paid for through current water and wastewater revenues.


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Area Agency on Aging has new, permanent home

Area Agency on Aging of West Central Arkansas moved into its new location in January. Located at 915 South Arkansas, the agency now has a permanent place to call home. The 9,000-square-feet former retail building will provide ample room for the agency to continue its growth for years to come. Already converted to office space by previous owners, the new location boasts spacious offices, hallways large enough to accommodate wheelchairs and a conference/training room that will give much needed space for continued education for staff and volunteers. The nonprofit agency was previously located at 1310 West Main. AAAWCA specializes in home care services for personal care needs such as bathing,

grooming, help with dressing, meal preparation, light housekeeping and laundry. These essential services allow seniors or disabled adults to stay in their homes, even as their physical abilities become limited. Certified personal care aides are supervised by a registered nurse who specializes in personal care needs. In addition, case managers visit clients regularly to ensure they are receiving quality care. Many clients are Medicaid eligible, but a growing number pay for their services or have health insurance that pays for the care. The agency also offers personal emergency response systems, using the “Voice Care� System. The unit, about the size of an answering machine, is connected to a

landline phone system and the client wears a button either on a necklace or a bracelet. The unit allows the client to summon immediate help from anywhere in their homes or yards and is helpful for seniors who live alone or are at risk of falling. The agency’s senior companion program offers friendship, light housekeeping, meal preparation and limited transportation at no cost to seniors who qualify. The volunteerdriven program matches clients with volunteers, all seniors themselves, to further help the client remain in their own homes as long as possible. Case management services are available at no cost to clients. Case managers evaluate each client’s individual

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situation and recommend the best programs to fit the clients’ needs and qualifications. There is never a charge for this service. Family Caregiver Grants offer short-term help and respite for caregivers. The grants are distributed yearly and help caregivers pay for respite care. It’s one of many resources available for family members caring for their loved ones. The agency supports 14 senior activity centers across its 10-county region, offering home-delivered meals, group meals, socialization, recreation activities and other services to seniors. Centers in Pope, Yell and Johnson counties are managed by community groups. AAAWCA assesses clients’ eligibility for

home-delivered meals. The agency’s long-term care ombudsman, Stacy Pearson, advocates for seniors in nursing homes and assisted living facilities in Pope, Yell, Johnson, Conway and Perry counties, ensuring residents are well-cared for and any issues are resolved. For information on these and other programs offered by the agency, call (479) 9679300 or (800) 467-2171, visit the agency’s web site at www. seniorspecialists.org or follow the agency on Facebook, under “Area Agency on Aging of West Central Arkansas.� Clients, volunteers and the community are also invited to visit the new location, 915 S. Arkansas Ave., during office hours, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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Broussard Funeral Home of Russellville opened in 2011 with a simple idea: A funeral shouldn’t have to cost $8,000-12,000. “We knew there was a more affordable option,” said James R. Broussard, who owns the business along with his wife, Christina. The concept has proved popular. In mid-2012, Broussard opened a Clarksville location at 1157 S. Rogers Ave., and later this month the Russellville location will move to the site of the former Gateway Pentecostal Church at 3323 E. Sixth St., where a new chapel will seat approximately 200 people. Broussard is a full-service funeral home that sells affordable pre-need funeral packages, monuments and floral arrangements; James Broussard is a Louisiana-born licensed funeral director who moved to Arkansas about seven years ago. Christina Broussard was born and raised in Russellville. Together, they are the parents of three children. In addition to the Broussards, Broussard Funeral Home’s two locations employ Nicole Jackson, receptionist and funeral assistant; Shawn Jones, receptionist; Pam Peak-Smith, licensed funeral director; the Rev. Amos Pledger, licensed funeral director; Todd McAteer, a licensed funeral director and the newly elected Johnson County coroner; and Kay Wilkins, receptionist. “We treat your family as if they were our own,” James Broussard said. “We truly strive to offer the kind of service someone experiencing the loss of a loved one desires most — service, compassion and affordability.”

3323 E. 6th Street (Across from Tyson), Russellville • 968-1143 • www.broussardfuneral.com


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Pledger Insurance Agency Inc. Laura Lee Hardy • Cheryl King • Jo Pledger

815 East Parkway Dr. Russellville, AR 968-3210

Come by and see us about your insurance coverage. We have three experienced agents with over 40 years experience, to meet your needs. We sell all lines of insurance: Auto, Home, Health, Life and Commercial Insurance. Agents, Mary Jo Pledger, Cheryl King and Laura Lee Hardy.

What do you want, expect and deserve from your insurance agent? The qualities you just brought to mind are the reasons Mary Jo Pledger started working in insurance in 1984. Since then, she has helped thousands of customers with their insurance needs. In 2006, she purchased the property at 815 E. Parkway Dr., next door to LeeAnn’s Fine Jewelry. This provided facilities to begin her own agency, and soon after, to gain Independent Agent status. Now offering a variety of insurance companies

including MetLife, Travelers, Safeco, and Progressive, the agency is truly a one-stop shop for all your personal and business needs. Pledger Insurance Agency strives to provide a friendly, family atmosphere. Agents Cheryl King and Laura Lee Hardy are also on hand to give professional advice and to go the extra mile each and every day — with each and every customer! Call or come in today and you will see why Pledger Insurance Agency is the best at taking care of your insurance needs, whatever they may be!

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Emilee’s Gold, Silver and Coin offers honest transactions Emilee’s Gold, Silver and Coin started on Dec. 1, 2011, with a promise — honest and fair transactions for those seeking to sell precious metals. The family-owned and -operated business, located at 105 E. Parkway Drive in Russellville, buys scrap gold and silver jewelry, bent or broken; silver coins that are pre-1964, and all gold coins. They buy sterling silver and flatware, and gold and silver bullion and round. They also buy dental gold. “We pay top dollar on the spot, with free appraisals and no pressure,” owner Thomas Robberson said. “Emilee’s Gold, Silver and Coin provides a comfortable and confidential environment for our clients to sell their precious metals. We want to treat our clients with respect, to eliminate the stress of selling their precious metals.” For more information about services offered by Emilee’s Gold, Silver and Coin, call 8904653.

We Want Your Gold! TOP DOLLAR PAID ON THE SPOT Bring your unwanted or broken jewelry to us, and trade it for CASH! • Gold • Silver • Platinum • Dental Gold • Sterling Flatware & Coins • Stop by for a free, on the spot appraisal!

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Arkansas Hospice and the River Valley Home

This July will mark the 10th year year history, Robbert Nachtweh was that Arkansas Hospice has been cared for in his own home. Early on, making a difference in the lives of though, Arkansas Hospice founder Michael Aureli saw the need for a Arkansas River Valley residents like hospice inpatient facility between Linda Nachtweh. Linda’s husband, Robbert, became Little Rock and Fort Smith to care for patients needing more assistance an Arkansas Hospice patient in with pain and symptom manageApril 2011 during the final months of his battle with chronic obstructive ment. In 2005, Arkansas Hospice chose Russellville as the site for its pulmonary disease, better known as first free-standing inpatient hospice COPD. facility. Sherrie Guinn, a registered nurse Thanks in large part to community at Arkansas Hospice, paid regular support and the visits to the Nachtweh home Sweetheart Saturday fundraisto care for Robbert and made ers, this goal became a reala lasting imity in 2011 with pression on the the opening of family. the Arkansas “Sherrie made Hospice River sure Robbert Valley Home, never had to an eight-bed bear any unfacility located necessary pain at 220 John or discomfort,” Babish Lane. Linda said. “She Last Novemwas not only ber, the center there for Robmarked its first bert, but for me anniversary and the rest of of caring for the family, as patients in the well. She readLinda Nachtweh River Valley. ied me for the Proceeds from inevitable and this year’s answered all Sweetheart Saturday, set for Feb. 9 questions honestly and completely. at the Hughes Community Center, Her hugs and smiles were so reaswill continue to support the Arkansuring. No matter what time of day sas Hospice Home. or night, Sherrie was there for RobArkansas Hospice cares for nearly bert when he was in crisis or when 500 patients and their families — she was needed in any way.” like the Nachtwehs — each day in After Robbert died, Linda put her gratitude for Sherrie’s care into writ- more than 30 Arkansas counties. With the help of compassionate, ing and nominated her for the 2012 Nursing Compassion Award. Sherrie committed team members like Sherrie Guinn, Arkansas Hospice rewent on to receive the honor. mains committed to carrying out its “I can honestly say from the deepest sincerity in my heart that without mission of enhancing the quality of life for those facing terminal illness Sherrie, the death of Robbert would and grief in the River Valley and have felt almost too much to bear,” beyond for decades to come. Linda wrote. “I will always think of For more information on Arkanher as a guardian angel that God sas Hospice or Sweetheart Satursent to help Robbert, as well as me, day, please call 498-2050 (toll-free in his last days.” at (888) 498-2050) or visit www. Like many patients served by Arkansas Hospice Russellville in its 10- arkansashospice.org.

“I can honestly say from the deepest sincerity in my heart that without Sherrie, the death of Robbert would have felt almost too much to bear. I will always think of her as a guardian angel that God sent to help Robbert, as well as me, in his last days.”

On March 1, 1982, Leon Anderson left the world of football coaching to make his mark in the business world. Anderson started Anderson Insurance Inc., and in March of 1986 moved to its current location at 614 W. Main St. and provided Nationwide Insurance policies and products. Anderson, a lifelong Pope County resident, graduated form Atkins High School, earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Arkansas Tech University and a Masters of Microbiology at the University of Arkansas. He married Mary and had two sons, Adam and Clay. Adam, a graduate of ATU, and Clay, a graduate of the University of Arkansas, have both joined their father at Nationwide as associate

agents. Along with the Andersons, Nationwide employs Shelia Loyd as a customer representative and Laura Clark as a clerk. Nationwide offers a number of different insurance and financial products aimed at providing the best level of coverage at the best price. One of its biggest selling points is the face-to-face interaction between clients and agents. Anderson has recently added the Nationwide Agri Business program — Nationwide is the largest insurer of farms in the United States. Other new products include Blue Cross/ Blue Shield medical insurance and health products, including Medicare supplemental insurance. For more information, call 9681116.


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The City Corporation board of directors is a group of dedicated citizen leaders from our community who give their time and expertise freely, without compensation, to serve the needs of our customers. They take great pride in the leadership. Don Guess

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City Corporation is proud to offer a local business office to service your water and wastewater needs. Our lobby hours are from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday thru Friday with the exception of holidays and possible inclement weather closures. In the event of closures, our telephone system will prompt customers to the Water and Wastewater Rate Comparison situation and inform them who to call for emergency needs. Should you have an emergency outside normal business office hours please call our 24 hour facility at (479)968-1148. Our drive thru window is open from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday thru Friday with the same exceptions. You may also contact us by telephone during the same hours at (479)968-2105. City Corporation is committed to improving technologies to enhance the customer’s ease of use. Therefore, we also offer self help web services and automatic payment services. For more information visit our website http://www.citycorporation.com. There is a wealth of knowledge and secure customer access on our website and we are committed to improving and updating this regularly. Our courteous staff will be happy to discuss any questions or suggestions you may have with your water or wastewater services. In addition to water and wastewater service, City Corporation is contracted with the City of Russellville to provide invoicing and revenue collection for solid waste services for single family residents inside the city limits of Russellville. For other solid waste questions or suggestions, outside of billing inquiries please contact Waste Management at (479)880-2278. Steve Mallett, General Manager

“On behalf of the staff at City Corporation, I want to extend our appreciation to the community for the opportunity to serve the River Valley by providing quality water and wastewater services at the best value.”


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Tech driving force for economic development

Arkansas Tech University is committed to serving as a driving force for economic development in the Arkansas River Valley, both today and tomorrow. A 2012 study found that the two campuses of Arkansas Tech University have an estimated annual economic impact of more than $219 million on the communities in their immediate service areas. Dr. Julie Trivitt, clinical assistant professor in the University of Arkansas Sam M. Walton College of Business, and Dr. Robert C. Brown, professor of economics and president at Arkansas Tech University, utilized standards from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) and the statistical data report generated by the Arkansas Tech accounting office to compile their report. Three categories of economic impact — expenditures by the university, student spending and visitors to campus — were used to estimate the impact Tech makes on the local economy. The 2012 economic impact study by Trivitt and Brown is a follow-up to a similar report they prepared in 2008. The updated study finds that the main campus of Arkansas Tech University in Russellville makes an estimated annual economic impact of $201.1 million on the counties of Pope, Johnson and Yell. That accounts for between 17 and 20.8 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP) of the three-county region. Trivitt and Brown added a component to their 2012 study that also analyzed the economic impact of ATU-Ozark Campus on its service area. The study found that Arkansas Tech-Ozark Campus makes an estimated annual economic impact of $18.2 million on the Franklin County economy. That figure accounts for 7.6 percent of that county’s GDP. “Arkansas Tech University takes an active role in promoting the economic development of our region,� Brown, who has served as Tech president since 1993, said. “The activities of the university, our students and those who visit our cam-

“ ... It is our commitment to provide each student with the tools necessary to persist to graduation that will make the greatest long-term impact on the fiscal health of our region. An educated work force is an integral component of attracting new industry. The degrees that are produced at Arkansas Tech today will benefit our region for generations to come.� Dr. Robert C. Brown University president puses make a significant annual contribution to the continued growth and prosperity of our local economies. “However, it is our commitment to provide each student with the tools necessary to persist to graduation that will make the greatest long-term impact on the fiscal health of our region. An educated work force is an integral component of attracting new industry. The degrees that are produced at Arkansas Tech today will benefit our region for generations to come.� Tech tackled one of the state’s most pressing economic development issues — increasing the percentage of the adult population that has earned a

bachelor’s degree — when it introduced its Accelerated Degree Program in 2011. Adults who have earned 60 or more credit hours can earn a Bachelor of Professional Studies degree in 18 months or less in one of seven areas of concentration — agricultural business, criminal justice, early childhood education, industrial/organizational psychology, information technology, interdisciplinary studies and public relations. All of the courses are available completely through distance learning with an option of taking eight-week accelerated courses. New courses are rotated on a weekly basis. The Tech Accelerated Degree Program reached a milestone

when it welcomed its 1,000th newly enrolled student in January 2013, just 16 months after the program was announced. “We are committed to providing a convenient and affordable way for the hundreds of thousands of Arkansans that have some college, but no degree, to complete their degrees and provide better futures for themselves and our state,� said Dr. Mary Ann Rollans, dean of the Arkansas Tech College of Professional Studies and Community Outreach. Tech was the first public university in the state to dedicate significant staff and financial resources to a 100-percent online degree completion program. A full-time staff of

six faculty and two academic advisors work with Accelerated Degree Program students to help them achieve their academic objectives. “Another attractive feature that is unique to this degree is awarding up to 12 hours of credit for prior learning through the evaluation of competency-based criteria using a standardized scale for assessing the documented competencies attained through work experience and various training components,� Rollans said. For more information about the online degree completion program at Arkansas Tech, visit www.atu.edu/accelerateddegree or call toll free to (855) 264-0821.

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Daiber offers complete range of vision care

Daiber Vision Care offers complete eye health and vision care, including comprehensive vision exams and fitting of eyeglasses and contact lenses, treatment and management of injuries, infections and disease, Lasik consultation and cataract pre- and postoperative care. Daiber Vision Care also gives attention to patients’ individual visual needs, whether they be related to work, environment or sports and leisure activities. The Russellville clinic, which moved to its current location in 2003, provides new digital ophthalmic lens design available in both single vision and progressive for optimum clarity. More prescriptions are now available in daily replacement contact lenses. And within the past year, Daiber Vision Care added a Zeiss Visucam, which is capable of photo documenting

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internal and external eye pathology, to better serve clients. The clinic was founded 20 years ago, in 1993, by Dr. Amy Daiber. She established the practice upon graduating from Southern College of Optometry in 1992. She and her husband, Bryan, and their four children make the Arkansas River Valley their home. She is a member of the American Optometric Association and St. John Catholic Church. Daiber was joined by Lori J. Canfield, O.D., in October 2001. Canfield attended the Southern College of Optometry from 1997-2001. She is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Arkansas Optometric Association and Russellville Assembly of God Church. She and her husband, Brooks, and their two children live in Dover.

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Heather Harris, a member of the American Optometric Associations Paraoptometric Section, is the office manager and has been with Daiber Vision Care for 10 years. Monica Malone manages the Dardanelle office and has been with Daiber since 1996. The staff of optometric assistants also includes Angie Drewry, Becca Ambrose, Asha Hentschel, Brittany Merjie and Maggie Cowen. Daiber Vision Care is located at 317 E. Parkway Drive in Russellville and at 204 N. Front St. in Dardanelle. The Russellville and Dardanelle offices have a complete line of prescription and nonprescription sunglasses, Titmus safety frames and fashion frames including Ray-Ban, Fendi, Nike, Coach, Guess, Flexon, Wiley X, Harley-Davidson, Candies, Skechers, Rampage and Jalapenos.

The Russellville and Dardanelle offices have a complete line of prescription and non-prescription sunglasses, Titmus safety frames and fashion frames including Nike, Coach, Guess, Candies, Flexon, Wiley X, Fendi and Ray Ban. Services include glaucoma, cataract & eye health management, contact lens specialty & pediatric care, sports vision, and lasik consult. p 204 N. Front St. Dardanelle

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Joshua’s Fine Jewelry

Turn jewelry you like into jewelry you love. Using our innovative design system, you help create your own jewelry masterpiece and we custom make it just for you. At our store, you don’t just browse for jewelry - you help create it! Stop in today for a free design session.

310 West Main • Russellville 479-968-3117 M–F 9:30am–6pm • Sat. 9:30am–2:30pm www.joshuasfinejewelry.com

Joshua’s Fine Jewelry in Russellville is home to many of the country’s top jewelry companies, including Andrea Candela, Chamilia, Seiko, Citizen and more, offering a broad variety of different pieces of jewelry to fit each of its customers’ needs. The business opened in 1982 and changed its name to Joshua’s Fine Jewelry in 1994. The family-owned business does whatever it can to satisfy its customers, owner Chris George said. “Whatever our customers can dream up, we strive to do,” George said. Joshua’s has seen several changes since last year with a new remodel and adding a new custom design program that renders your design in 3-D. “This program is very cool. We are one of the only jewelry stores in the

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state to have it,” George said. George said during the year there would be more changes to come. “Keep an eye on our website this year. You can preview our custom design program on there now, hopefully by the middle of this year; we will have something new to go with it.” You can visit their website, joshuasfinejewelry. com, to take a look. The site also includes tips on how to buy a diamond, and the ability to see fine watches for sale. Joshua’s has nine employees: two jewelers, an apprentice, a watch and clock repairman, two office and sales employees, and four other sales and other “projects” staff. George, a long-time resident of Yell County,

and his wife Cathy, who runs HealthyU on B Street, have three sons: Joshua, Nathan, and Zachary. Nathan and Zac work in the store. George is also the minister of the Mount George Church of Christ and is on the board of Camp Caudle. Aside from visiting the store for your jewelry and watch needs, George also encourages customer to come in and see the current Joshua, his nearly 2-year old grandson. “We’ve got pictures, “he said. “Sometimes he’s even here at the store. That’s the fun part.” Joshua’s Fine Jewelry is located at 310 W. Main St in Downtown Russellville and can be reached at 9683117, through its website, or through its Facebook page, facebook.com/joshuasfinejewelry.

Welcomes New Dentist & Assistant: Michael Kitchens, D.D.S. &Wendi Metclaf to their staff

Services Include:

• Cosmetic Services • Whitening • Onsite Denture Lab • Periodontics

• Veneers • Root Canals • Gentle Dental Care • Emergencies Welcome

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We Accept Most Insurance HOURS: Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

“Let us make you smile.” 402 E. Parkway Dr. • Russellville, AR (479)-890-6174 or 877-96-TOOTH

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arkway Dental was officially established in November, 1998, under the name Simmons Family Dental Group. Since this time, the office has continued to expand not only the staff, but also the services. In 2007, Simmons Family Dental group was officially changed to Parkway Dental. Parkway Dental currently has three dentists on staff and a dental hygiene team of five. Our most

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recent addition is Michael Kitchens, D.D.S. Michael Gregory Kitchens was raised in Russellville Ar. In 2004, he graduated from Russellville High School. He attended Arkansas Tech University and graduated with a degree in Biology in 2008. He then attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center where he earned a degree in Doctor of Dental Surgery. He now resides in Russellville AR with his daughter.

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Michael Kitchens, D.D.S. Is also assisted by Wendi Metclaf from Dardanelle, AR. Parkway Dental has many benefits to offer its customers. While the clinic is in its 15th year of operation, Dr. Simmons is in his 22nd year of practice. Dr. Dale Brooks joined our staff in May of 2008 and has added dental implantatology to the long list of services provided to River Valley patients.

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AQUILAR FOOT CARE CLINIC Former Chief of Podiatry at Walter Reed Army Medical Washington, D.C. Board Certified In Foot Surgery Fellow, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Fellow, American Society of Podiatric Surgeons Offers the River Valley Area Preventive, Conservative & Surgical Treatment In: • • • •

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The Oak Tree Bistro The Oak Tree Bistro is a full-service, upscale comfort food restaurant, serving handmade food with a strong focus on flavors and attention to detail, artfully presented in a relaxed atmosphere. The owner, Tommie Harms, opened the Bistro in 2009. She opened the Oak Street Bistro after leaving The Courier in 2009, where she worked as an executive advertising representative. With her long history in the coffee business in California and Washington state, the Oak Tree Bistro started out as a coffee house that served locally hand roasted espresso and coffee. The menu at the original location came as an after thought, with the simple idea of serving fresh food for people of the River Valley. The Bistro then started having monthly five-course dinners that sold out, leaving people wanting more. The menu took off and the Bistro ended up selling more food than coffee. The Bistro’s first location was at 1019 North Arkansas

Avenue, but the business recently moved to its new location with a new menu at 2725 East Parkway Drive, Russellville. The move was two years in the making, with several different locations considered. The Point Shopping Center was the perfect spot, with upscale shops — it was a no brainer. The move was a full construction, adding 400 square feet to the building, along with a patio where customers can unwind while enjoying their food and drinks. The Bistro’s customers have welcomed the new location with open arms, loving the new building and menu. The Bistro has 40 employees, at the old location there were only 12. There are 13 employees in the kitchen, with Velto Nolan serving as the morning kitchen manager and Stephen Rego as the evening kitchen manager. Executive Chef Vincent Wayde, 36, was hired in the summer of 2012 to transition the business from its old location design, equip the facility,

develop the menu, hire and train the staff. Wayde started working in kitchens at 15, where he developed a passion for fine foods and upscale dining. He worked his way up the ranks in restaurants in Virginia, Washington D.C., Dallas, Kansas and Arkansas.

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He was born in Taipei, Taiwan, to military parents, and traveled extensively as a child. Wayde graduated high school and college in Virginia. In 2003 he moved to Hot Springs and bought the Pompeii Café. He sold the restaurant in 2008 and has consulted many projects since. He

MAUS IMPLEMENT Serving the River Valley Since 1940’s

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Dr. Andrew M. Monfee, M.D.

and his wife, Gretchen, have a daughter, Cassidy, 7. Everything at the Bistro is cooked fresh to order with a dinning experience to match. Come in and enjoy a glass of wine from the full bar, and great food with a unique dining experience in the River Valley.

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Jeff Bosold, MSN, FNP

Carey Bosold, DNP, FNP

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Sharon Vinton Exercise Specialist

Maus Implement Company Inc. started in Atkins with the JM Maus General Mercantile Store. In 1944 JB Maus signed the 1st contract with John Deere. In 1951 JB Sr. moved the dealership to Morrilton on the west end of old Highway 64. He ran the dealership until his death in 1969, when his son JB Maus Jr. took over. After being in the same location for 45 years, the family decided it was time to build a new modern facility. In 1996 the new facility was completed in Morrilton. Both of JB’s sons started in the family business at age 14, working in the service department. JB passed away in 2004 leaving the dealership to his sons Johnny (John B. Maus III) and Jeff Maus. Maus Implement opened their second location in Russellville in 2005, and in 2011 we purchased the Damascus location. Rachel Maus joined the family business in 2004.

“We are proud of our past and being 4th generation John Deere dealers for the Arkansas River Valley.”

3807 S. Arkansas Ave, Russellville

1187 HWY 9, Morrilton

(479) 968-2220

(501) 354-3527

17053 Hwy. 65 South Damascus

(501) 335-7313


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“Our strength is in the quality and diversity of our assets.� Ray Dillon President, Deltic

Deltic helping grow Arkansas River Valley The story of Deltic Timber Corporation is one of strategic timberland management, efficient manufacturing operations, and the realization of the highest and best use of selected Deltic properties for residential and commercial real estate development. With its beginnings at the turn of the 20th Century, Deltic has long understood the value of diverse assets. From consolidated forestry operations starting in the early 1900s, to the location in the 1970s of two sawmills serving distinctive Arkansas land bases, including the Ola Mill providing lumber products to an improving economy. Plus, in 1990, the formation of its real estate development operations in Little Rock and Hot Springs. In every effort, Deltic has focused on adding value to the land and to Arkansas. “Our strength is in the quality and diversity of our assets,� said Ray Dillon, President and CEO of Deltic. “Our core asset of nearly 450,000 acres of well-stocked Southern Pine timberland makes up the backbone of the company’s consistent earnings from planned, sustainable-yield harvests.� Deltic adds value to its timber assets through the productive and efficient operation of dimension lumber sawmills located in Ola, with a second mill in Waldo, Ark., in addition to a joint

venture in a major medium density fiberboard plant, Del-Tin Fiber, in El Dorado. Within these multiple facilities, Deltic is able to balance production with market changes, taking advantage of opportunities created by an ever-changing supply-versus-demand environment. The company’s real estate holdings in Pulaski and Garland counties are diverse as well. Chenal Valley, a 4,800-acre planned development in Little Rock, currently hosts nearly 35 neighborhoods containing in excess of 2,500 home sites. Recent sales of commercial property, including the impressive success of the Promenade at Chenal, also bode well for the future success of this quality development. Deltic is helping grow the Arkansas River Valley. Even with the challenges posed by the current housing economy’s impact on wood-based building products and real estate development industries, Deltic has been able to consistently achieve excellent financial results due to its quality assets and the productivity of its workforce. Deltic is a natural resource company made up of assets that are as supportive of one another as they are diverse. As such, Deltic is well positioned to take advantage of an improving economy here in Arkansas and across the country.

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Cornwell Funeral Home, with locations in The professional staff at Cornwell Funeral Home STORY is committed to providing dignified, respectful Danville and Dardanelle, is a family-owned business established over four generations ago. and personalized assistance to every family. President Rush Cornwell expressed that since Recognizing that each family is unique, it is its establishment in 1898, “Cornwell Funeral important to Cornwell’s staff to work with each Home has strived to ensure that we provide family to create a meaningful service that honors personalized and compassionate services to the the life and memory of their loved one. Owner families who have entrusted the care of their loved Mike Cornwell believes that such personal service one to us.” He further adds that at no additional is part of the reason Cornwell Funeral Home is cost, Cornwell Funeral Home accepts all pre- the oldest existing business in Yell County and arrangement contracts and insurance policies that why more families put their trust in Cornwell a family has with other funeral service providers. Funeral Home more than any other, year after According to the Cornwell family, honesty and year. And with their new on-site crematory and a true concern for those we serve have been the personalized caskets, Cornwell Funeral Home is building blocks and hallmark of our reputation. moving full-force into the 21st century.

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Tyson Foods team members fight hunger

Congratulations to the Tyson Tyler Road Tyler Road Against Hunger team Against Hunger Team wins KNOW hunger recognition voted BEST OVERALL TEAM Tyson Foods’ purpose: Making Great When Tyson Foods launched its Food. Making A Difference.” KNOW Hunger: Join the Fight CamMany, many team members at the paign and recognition program, Tyson plant helped with the efforts, Rohr Foods Chaplain David Rohr knew he said. As a part of their campaign, Tyler wanted team members at Tyson Foods’ Tyler Road location in Russellville to be Road held a Hunger Awareness Concert a part of it. at New Prospect Missionary Baptist As a missionary in Brazil, Rohr had Church, donated more than 111 turkeys experienced first-hand the devastating to give to people in need at the Main effects of hunger on Street Mission durchildren and famiing the holidays, lies. “I also have an cooked more than adopted son who 350 desserts to was starved as a serve to those in child, and I know need at the Havana how that starvation Food Bank during has affected his enThanksgiving, and tire life,” Rohr said. gave out 350 boxes About 15 team of candy canes durmembers joined ing Christmas at the with Rohr initially food bank. to form the “Tyler The Hunger Road Against HunAwareness Concert ger” Hunger Action offered a great opTeam. portunity to raise Over the course of awareness about the campaign, the hunger in the Rusteam was able to sellville area, Rohr donate more than said. He spoke about 100,000 pounds of the issues of hunger, food to Main Street and Tyson Foods David Rohr Mission and the team members disTyson Foods chaplain Havana Food Bank. tributed fliers with They held several facts about hunger events to raise monduring the concert. ey, collected food from area businesses Food donations were also accepted. and other organizations, and dipped into “It was a privilege for us to do this,” their own pockets and larders often. Tyler Road Complex Manager Kemal In recognition of their outstanding Beach said. “We know that the food efforts, the Tyler Road Against Hunger donated and the money raised was used team was named Best Overall Team to feed people in our community that throughout Tyson Foods for their work would otherwise not have food to put on in hunger relief. More than 130 team their table. The community and the Hamembers and a dozen teams from varivana Food Bank are always appreciative ous Tyson Foods’ locations participated of the help we can give, but the gratitude in the year-long campaign. from those that are actually hungry and “The response from our Team Memwithout food is priceless.” bers was extremely positive,” Rohr said. “We are very proud that we were able “At a time of year when people tend to to accomplish so much, and we want to focus on their own families, the fact that make sure that the recognition we rewe were making an effort to raise funds ceived is used to encourage more efforts and food for others helped reinforce the to help those in need in our community fact that Tyler Road really does embrace in the future,” Beach added.

“At a time of year when people tend to focus on their own families, the fact that we were making an effort to raise funds and food for others helped reinforce the fact that Tyler Road really does embrace Tyson Foods’ purpose: Making Great Food. Making A Difference.”

for all of their efforts in the fight against hunger in their community in 2012.

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AMCARE Senior Life Partners Inc. In-home Care is becoming more and more popular as an adult care choice, particularly among the elderly seeking quality senior care in the comfort of their home. Monty and Avona (Keener) Kasselman founded AMCARE Senior Life Partners, Inc. in 2006 and opened an office in 2007 at 220 East 4th Street in Russellville. AMCARE has grown over the years, which necessitated a move to their new location at 914 West “B” Street, just a few blocks from the hospital and medical community. Daily office operations are performed by Monty Kasselman, owner and chief financial officer; Avona Kasselman, owner and president; Misti Chalfant, care coordinator; Margaret Austin, office assistant and personal care aide; Jennifer Krentz RN BSN; Pam Turner RN; Christine Leggett, certified care assistant and targeted case manager. After a 30-year banking career, Avona left the banking industry in 2004 to pursue other interest

and two years later AMCARE was founded. We are licensed by Arkansas State Board of Health Services, and certified by Arkansas Department of Human Services, Division of Aging and Adult Services. AMCARE’s mission statement is to assist those who desire the comforts of their own home for as long as possible by providing compassionate, dependable and professional care, ensuring they are able to maintain a safe, comfortable and independent lifestyle. AMCARE provides assistance in the comfort of the client’s home, providing help with activities of daily living such as, light housekeeping, meal preparation, medication monitoring, personal care, showering, dressing, grooming, toileting, and transportation to doctor appointments and other events. AMCARE provides assistance to those that may need help while recovering from surgery, chronic illness, the aging process, challenges (mental and physical), Alzheimer,

Dementia, etc. A free assessment is performed in the comfort of the client’s home or at AMCARE’s office. Our specialist will listen and discuss the needs, plan of care, financial options, and other options that may be available to the client and family. “Making a Difference” the AMCARE way:

CARE ASSISTANTS AMCARE hires “cream of the crop” employees. Certified care assistants (PCA & CNA) are bonded, insured and covered by worker’s compensation. Care assistants are employees, not contract labor.

TRANSPORTATION AMCARE provides transportation for the clients we serve.

GUARANTEE AMCARE provides service as scheduled in most areas. This as-

sures you that the client will receive care on the days specified in the “Plan of Care”.

COURTESY CALLS AMCARE will call the client or their contact with any changes concerning the schedule.

EVENING & WEEKENDS AMCARE provides care in the evenings, overnights, 24/7, and weekends. AMCARE certifications include Medicaid programs such as Personal Care, ElderChoice, AAPD, and some individuals with Medicaid may also qualify for additional hours of personal care. AMCARE also accepts private pay, long term insurance cases, and other grants that may be available. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. However, an AMCARE representative is on-call 24/7. AMCARE can be reached at (479) 880-1112.

Let us help you Understand Your Choices. Are you facing the realization that assisted living is a necessity, but don’t want to surrender the independence that comes with living in your own home? If so, we at AMCARE want to help you understand all of the options available, including that of remaining in the place you know and love...your home. Call AMCARE today for your FREE assessment. Our Aides are certified, trained, screened, bonded and insured employees. AMCARE is a licensed private care agency, Medicaid certified, and qualifies for most long-term care insurance. Care plans customized from a few hours a day to 24/7, including evenings, weekends and holidays.

(479) 880-1112

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Proven Reliability Yamaha Outboard’s

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IN CREDIT Toward the purchase of goods/ services on select models from your authorized participating Yamaha Outboard Dealer.*

OFFER VALID FROM JANUARY 1, 2013 – MARCH 31, 2013. See your authorized participating Yamaha Outboard Dealer today for details! Other restrictions and conditions may apply. *PROGRAM TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Consumer benefit for purchasing a new (unused, not previously warranty registered) eligible Yamaha 2.5 to 350 HP four-stroke outboard is choice of either a 24-month Yamaha Extended Service contract (choice offered in Florida is a 24-month Yamaha Limited Warranty), or a credit based on MSRP towards the purchase of goods and/or services at the authorized participating dealer that sold the outboard, at no extra cost to consumer. NO BENEFIT SUBSTITUTIONS. To be eligible, outboards must also have been manufactured since April 2006. Promotion is only applicable from authorized participating Yamaha Outboard dealers in the USA, sold to purchasing consumers residing in the USA. Promotion is limited to available stock in dealer inventory that is sold, PDI completed, delivered and warranty registered on YMBS by the dealer in accordance with Yamaha’s Promotion and warranty registration requirements during applicable dates. No model substitutions, benefit substitutions, extensions or rain checks will be allowed. Outboards sold or provided for commercial, camp, resort, rental, promotional/demo, government agency, competition, tournament or sponsorship use are not eligible. This promotion cannot be used in conjunction with any other Yamaha offer. Some exceptions may apply. See authorized participating Yamaha dealer for complete details. Yamaha reserves the right to change or cancel this Promotion at any time. Other restrictions and conditions apply. REMEMBER to always observe all applicable boating laws. Never drink and drive. Dress properly with a USCG-approved personal floatation device and protective gear. © 2013 Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. All rights reserved.

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A-1 Pawn of Russellville recently celebrated 30 years in business serving the River Valley as a pawn shop and sporting goods store. A-1 Pawn is a full line Browning dealer and has a fulltime gunsmith on staff. Archery needs of the community are also met through the custom bow shop. Products offered include PSE, Martin and Quest bows with a full line of archery accessories. A-1 Pawn is also the area’s dealer for Yamaha Outbards, Xpress and Waco boats as well as a big selection of boating equipment. In addition to boating, Buffalo Canoes and Jackson Kayaks are also available. Not only does A-1 Pawn of Russellville meet the River Valley’s needs as a pawn shop, custom bow shop, and sporting goods store, A-1 Pawn also offers a wide selection of hunting and casual apparel with a large selection of guns, knives, hunting accessories and gift ideas.

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2207 E. Main St., Russellville • (479) 968-4106

Sastry Prayaga, M.D.

Dai-Yuan Wang, M.D.

Shuja Rasool, M.D.

LEADING SPECIALISTS. ADvANCED hEArT CArE. MEETING ALL your NEEDS hErE AT hoME. Cardiology Associates of Nor th Central Arkansas is proud to provide advanced hear t care to the River Valley region. We offer our patients convenient access to complete cardiology services delivered by experienced, board certified physicians: Dr. Sastry Prayaga, Dr. Dai-Yuan Wang and Dr. Shuja Rasool. Our team of leading specialists is committed to your heart health. To schedule an appointment, please call 479.968.4311.

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Salute to Area Business 2013