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EXPLORING Logan County

A FEATURE PUBLICATION OF BOONEVILLE DEMOCRAT AND PARIS EXPRESS

2019


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WHAT’S ON THE COVER? 5

Features

Along the True Grit Trail

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Chism House

Visit the National Forest Calendar of Events

The Hill Shaped history of South Logan County

The beautiful photograph on the front cover is of Hardy Falls on Mount Magazine. Photographer, Todd Sadowski, took this on one of his photo excurisions in 2013. Todd Sadowski is the founder and CEO of StrongTower Wealth Management, a faithbased financial advisory firm based in Hot Springs. He enjoys landscape photography as both a creative challenge as well as a stress reliever from his analytical job requirements. Stepping out into God’s creation and off the cell phone grid is a therapeutic experience for him. When he isn’t helping a client invest their nest egg or transition into retirement, he can often be found in the Ozark mountains with his hiking shoes and camera.

Trails of Mount Magazine

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Brews & Blues were on Tap during BB22

BEAUTY is everywhere you look in Logan County. Especially Mount Magazine State Park.

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Farm Family of the Year “The Parkers” 14

Keeping Paris Beautiful

Magazine Homecoming 45

Tug of War 47

Visit Cowie Winery 48

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Reflection Point is 25 feet tall

Booneville Democrat Booneville’s Oldest Business

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Magazine Rattlers Continue to Thrive

Riders of the Orphan Train

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Cultural Heritage of Mt. Magazine

New Sheriff in Town Logan County Receives New Jail

Booneville Bearcats Kick off their 100th Season

History of Magazine

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Logan County Parks

104 Years of Eagle Football

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Logan County Courthouse

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From Orangman to Trojans

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RV Owners Have Options

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Mount Magazine Lodge Publishers

RJ Benner - Group Publisher 5111 Rogers Ave, Ste 471 Fort Smith, AR 72902 1.479.785.7700 Ext 1300 Kristyn Sims - Publisher/Operations Director Booneville Democrat, Charleston Express and Times Record 5111 Rogers Ave, Ste 471 Fort Smith, AR 72902 1.479.785.7700 Ext 1372

Editors

Miranda Holeman - Paris Express 1.479.963.2901 Glenn Parrish 1.833.675.4455 Ext 1373 Ronju Jones 479.963.2901

Advertising

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Along the True Grit Trail By Miranda Holman Movies and books have a huge impact and create tourism in areas for better or for worse. They create pictures that tourists want to discover and experience. Films and books inspire and motivate us to travel, learn about different cultures, and meet new people. Now our own backyard is becoming a destination for tourists who want to experience something from the past. In Spring of 2019, a portion of Highway 22, that runs east-west from Fort Smith to Dardanelle, became known as the “True

Grit Trail.” “True Grit” a famous novel by Arkansas native Charles Portis, was first published in the Saturday Evening Post. It is a story told from the perspective of a woman named Mattie Ross, who recounts the time when she was 14 and sought retribution for the murder of her father by Tom Chaney. Her travels take her from her home in Dardanelle along Highway 22 to Ft. Smith. The novel was turned into a movie in 1969 starring John Wayne and Glen Campbell and became even more popular. The bill to rename the highway was proposed with the belief that

the popularity of the tale and the fans of “True Grit” and to allow attention it would bring to the them to feel a part of the story. state would make a compelling case for renaming a portion of Arkansas Highway 22. Movies and books provide magical moments for fans to be transported into the story and to feel like a part of the setting. Having destinations that fans can visit provides additional ways to be involved. With tourist sites related to movies remaining popular years after the film has left the theaters, Logan County has the same expectations for the True Grit Trail. The area hopes to mark this trail to attract the LOGAN COUNTY - 2019 | 5


Brews and Blues

were on Tap during BB22

By Miranda Holman The First Annual Brews and Blues on Highway 22, hosted by Prestonrose Farm and Brewing Co., benefited from great sunshine and warm June temperatures that attracted a crowd estimated around 200 even with historic flooding in the area. Prestonrose owner Liz Preston said she was pleased with the turnout and thought it was a great break-in event with comfortable crowd size. By capping tickets, attendees not only got to taste every flavor of beer available but also had the time to talk to the folks pouring your beer. No assembly line here. Craft Beer Fests may be relatively unfamiliar to the local area, but once you partake in diverse, fresh, local beers and experience firsthand the incredible beer culture that exists, you begin to understand the close-knit dynamics that craft beer lovers share. A broad selection of craft beers from 12 vendors were available for sampling and attendees were generally impressed with the variety of flavors on hand. Brewery booths were operated by volunteers or representatives from the brewing distributors to ensure attendees were able to learn more about the beer they were drinking, maybe even from the brewers themselves. BB22 only features craft breweries within the great state of Arkansas. This ensures exhibitors are smaller, independent breweries rather than the ones with the largest marketing budgets. It also 6 | 2019 - LOGAN COUNTY


means attendees might discover breweries they had no idea existed and can only taste in their home markets or at a beer fest. BB22 provided an open, safe and positive dog-friendly environment for the community to enjoy a little adult time. It was an excellent opportunity to meet people from all over the beautiful state, sample beers and hear great music by Kenny Mann and the Rev David Ashcroft, William Blackart, Adam Faucett and Typsy Gypsy in a casual, comfortable outdoor space.

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Chism House A Link To County’s Past

It is unlikely any single structure has more history in its name than the Chism House, located on Highway 23 about eight miles north of Booneville. Believed to be the oldest two-story dog trot home in the state, the Chism House a circa 1845 home built by Dr. Stephen Chism, for whom Chismville is named, for his bride Janetta Logan, the daughter of the man for whom the county is named.

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Listed on the inaugural list of the most endangered National Historic District places in Arkansas, the Chism House underwent a time consuming restoration process from 20092014 which involved completely disassembling the home, including two fireplaces, and reconstructing the home using as much original material as possible, and using period era tools in order to preserve the historic structure. Paul Glidewell of Booneville, owner of Broad

Ax Beam Works, completed the restoration process which included, when necessary, supplementing original material with other material which met stringent criteria to keep the home as authentic as possible in relation to when it was built. The final Chism descendant, Ben Chism, a great-great-grandson of Dr. Chism, visited the privately owned structure in 2014 and was impressed with the restoration.


The Hill

Shaped history of South Logan County

The Nyberg Building is named for State Sen. Leo Nyberg who was instrumental in acquiring the funding to launch the Arkansas State Tuberculosis Sanatorium in Booneville. A building of offices today, the building served many years as the Sanatorium hospital. By Glenn Parrish

water treatment plant.

There is likely no more historically significant location in south Logan County than what is commonly referred to as “The Hill.”

Advances in medicine, primarily through antibiotics made the Sanatorium largely obsolete by 1973 and the center closed its doors having treated about 70,000 patients, with loved ones of scores of which who planted roots into the Booneville community, helping to shape it for years to come.

Today it’s campus serves as the Booneville Human Development Center but at one time Pott’s Ridge south of Booneville was once home to the premier tuberculosis sanatorium in Arkansas, if not the entire country or world – at least one facility in Italy used it as a model. The center opened in 1910, admitting its first patient on Aug. 2. Over the next three decades the sanatorium grew to be a selfsufficient entity including its own farming operation, fire department, post office, and

In a single weekend the center transformed into its current capacity and it has operated continually since, serving the needs of developmentally disabled children and adults. In 2006 an effort to see the center awarded status as a National Historic District was launched. The venture would be successful as 89 percent of the building – well more

than the 51 percent required – were more than 50 years old. Some 76 buildings were built between 1909 and 1959. The buildings were used as hospitals and patient buildings, doctors’ and nurses’ cottages, dairy buildings and water and wastewater treatment plants, according to the National Registry nomination. At 900 acres, the campus is the largest National Historic District in the United States. The campus is also home to the Tuberculosis Sanatorium Museum, which opened in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the campus in 2010. The Booneville Historical Preservation Society operates the museum and can be reached at 675-5009. LOGAN COUNTY - 2019 | 9


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Farm Family of the Year

Continuing Tradition

not have a clear succession plan from one generation to the next and the farm wasn’t of the size or scope that would support a family without an off-farm job, so Clark took a job with Tyson in Waldron where he was first introduced to broiler houses. The Parker’s are extremely humbled to be named Farm Family of the Year for Logan County, and that they are just ordinary Logan County people trying to be good parents, good stewards of the land and animals and give a little back to the community where we are able. Clark said that farming provides opportunities to teach his children about everything from animal husbandry to environmental stewardship, as well as, teaching them about the value of a hard day’s work and the importance of integrity and work ethic.

Clark, Tori, Bryce and Claire Parker. By Miranda Holman Farming may be the science and art of cultivating plants and livestock primarily to create food surpluses that enable people to live in cities, but for the 2019 Logan County Farm Family of the Year Clark and Tori Parker, farming is just a way of life. Clark and Tori Parker of Magazine were recently named 2019 Farm Family of the Year by Farm Bureau’s 72nd annual Arkansas Farm Family of the Year Program. The Parker’s farming priority may be raising commercial beef cattle and commercial broiler chickens, but Clark did admit to

The entire family, including the children are involved in the operation in some way, but Clark said you also have to make time for off-farm, whether it’s a husband and wife date night or a weekend getaway with the kids to Branson. Being careful not to let time get away without necessary family time is crucial.

having a small herd of registered Angus cattle that the family is raising as a hobby in hopes of producing show quality cattle for the kids 4H projects. Farming is not a life that Clark decided to venture into on his own, but instead, it was something he was born into. Coming from a long line of farmers, Clark said there was no particular ‘aha’ moment when he thought farming was right for him, but rather it was just always understood farming would be his path. Clark admitted to turning down job Claire Parker pets one of their horses on the farm. opportunities after college that would have moved him out of state. The family farm did LOGAN COUNTY - 2019 | 11


Clark said that every year barriers become higher for young farmers and even though he doesn’t know at this current time whether his children will want to carry on the tradition, he wants to provide every opportunity for them to pursue those dreams and eliminate those entry barriers as much as he is capable. His goal is to take the opportunities he was blessed with and pass on at least that much of an opportunity to his children and grandchildren. Looking ahead the Parker’s intend to grow poultry as long as their housing and equipment is viable and plan to maintain the cattle herd as long as they are physically able. They also hope to see a smooth farm transition for the next generation. Clark and Tori are grateful to the community for the support they have received and by being named farm Family gives them encouragement that they are in some ways doing things the ‘right’ way.

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Life on the farm consists of chicken houses, baling hay, brush hogging, cattle and so much more.

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Keeping Paris Beautiful

By Miranda Holman Over the past eight years, Paris has become a little bit cleaner and a more engaging city after a group of residents took matters into their own hands. Keep Paris Beautiful is a partnership between the schools and the community to clean up and beautify the town to keep it an inviting place for residents and visitors. This past spring marked the eighth annual Keep Paris Beautiful event under the direction of Project Coordinator Tonya Varnell. Over 75 volunteers, who love their city, took time out of their day to make the beautification projects happen. But the Keep Paris Beautiful committee also relies on local residents for project suggestions that they would like to see come to life in their city, and local businesses who donate supplies and help fund the project costs, just as much as volunteers,. With the helpful project suggestions and loyalty of local businesses, over the years, volunteers have been able to complete several town projects. Recent projects have included the repainting and replanting of the city’s welcome sign, filling the local blessing boxes, replanting the community garden, cleaning up and replanting flower beds at the Boys & Girls Club and picking up litter and debris around the local parks, ball fields, Girl Scout Hut and school campuses.

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But the town has also completed more engaging projects that have made Paris a more interactive city to live in with the addition of two interactive murals and outdoor checkers and tic tac toe games at the Eagle Pocket Park. The scope of projects that have been completed have been overwhelming to the Keep Paris Beautiful committee. They remain impressed with the dedication of the volunteers and the pride they contain for their community.

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Reflection Point Cross Is 125 Feet Tall

Reflection Point became a reality north of Booneville in the summer of 2014. That was when a $150,000 project to erect a 125-foot cross near the old city lake off of Highway 23 was completed. The project was actually announced three years earlier during the annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast. Though easily visible from a viewing area just off the highway near Glover Daniels Road, access to the structure, which is on land donated specifically for the construction of the cross, is restricted. Constructed of 36-inch pipe, the cross, which is lighted at night, spans 30 feet while standing 125 feet. The cross is anchored on a pad and was completed in a fashion that required no guy wires. LOGAN COUNTY - 2019 | 17


Cultural heritage of Mt. Magazine There is little archeological evidence that Native Americans lived on Mount Magazine. A few scattered projectile points indicate that they hunted big game here, but a lack of pottery and other types of artifacts seems to say they did not occupy the crest of the mountain throughout the year. Extreme winter weather probably pushed them to lower elevations. French hunters and explorers named most sites along the Arkansas River in the 1600s and 1700s. However, as waves of new settlers entered the Arkansas Territory, some names changed. In 1819, botanist Thomas Nuttall wrote of his observations as he traveled up the river. Near Dardanelle Rock a prominent landmark was called Magazine for its shape resembling a storehouse. That mountain is now called Mount Nebo. All of the mountains between the Arkansas and Petit Jean Rivers were called the Magazines. As Nuttall continued up river, he wrote that “a lofty ridge appears to the south called by the French the Cassetete, or Tomahawk Mountain.” Later surveyors and mapmakers called it Reveille or Revolee Mountain. Eventually, each Magazine mountain had an official name with the largest of them representing the whole range. Families began settling on Mount Magazine after the Civil War. Almost every flat area was farmed. Names of those early settlers, like Cameron, Benefield, Brown, and Greenfield, are still used today. However, none of their buildings are still standing. Old wagon roads and stone fences can be found in many areas. A railroad brought many people to the Petit Jean valley around the turn of the century. Passengers were awed by the scenic beauty and spread the word about wonderfully cool Mount Magazine in Arkansas. In 1900, the railroad company decided to develop the west end into a resort town, which included streets, parks, a post office, and a hotel called the Skycrest Inn, the mountain’s first hotel. Near the inn was a dance pavilion, which was 18 | 2019 - LOGAN COUNTY


later converted into more hotel rooms. This structure stood over the very western tip of the mountain. The Buckman Inn and the Greenfield log cabin camp followed in the 1920s. These two inns and cabins welcomed travelers to this mountaintop until all these facilities were closed and removed in 1930s. All good things come to an end and this peaceful period on the mountain was no exception. Farms wore out, the stock market crashed, and people had no money for leisure. Most of the land on the mountain was turned over to the government because of unpaid taxes during the 1930s. The U.S. Resettlement Administration oversaw other federal programs such as the Works Progress Administration (WPA) and the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). Together, these developed projects and created jobs in those economic hard times. Their most important accomplishment was constructing a road across the mountain from Havana to Paris which later became part of Scenic Byway 309. Dams were constructed to create Cove Lake and Spring Lake. Nature trails

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Did You Know? Subiaco after the fire on December 20, 1927.

Subiaco/New Blaine

Did you know that Subiaco Abbey started out as St. Benedict Priory? The Priory was raised to the rank of Abbey in 1891 by Pope Leo XIII with the name Subiaco which was the place in Italy where St. Benedict began life as a hermit. Subiaco (sub-lacu) means the land below the lake, a place of peace and tranquility. Did you know that on December 20, 1927, the interior of Subiaco Abbey was largely destroyed by fire? The fire happened one year after the second abbot, Fr. Edward Burgert, was elected in 1926 and governed until his resignation in 1939. Did you know that Elizabeth Hall Cemetery symbolizes New Blaine’s past and was documented by a feature writer as one of the most beautiful rural cemeteries in Arkansas?

Morrison Bluff/Scranton

Subiaco after the fire on December 20, 1927.

Did you know that Morrison Bluff was the first real community to be formed because it was by the Arkansas River and became the community’s trade route? A Mr. Morrison was traveling the Mississippi River with a keelboat of slaves when he mistakenly entered the Arkansas River. Mr. Morrison and his group found their way up a bluff inhabited by friendly Quapaw Indians. Mr. Morrison decided that this would be as good a place as any to settle and make his fortune. Soon more families settled in Morrison Bluff and it became the community Morrison Bluff. Did you know that in 1909 Scranton once had a short line passenger train? It extended east from Paris, through Subiaco into Scranton for the primary purpose of hauling out coal and ran twice a day. One passenger car was called the “Dinky.” The depot was located in the south part of Scranton. The passenger service was discontinued in the mid-twenties.

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Booneville/Magazine

Did you know that on October 8, 1909, it was announced that Booneville would be the location of the new state Tuberculosis Sanatorium? The Board of Trustees on January 7, 1910, awarded the building contract to C. Talley of Ozark. The bid was $26,564. On August 3, 1910, the Arkansas Tuberculosis Sanatorium was opened to patients. Did you know that the Booneville Chamber of Commerce was organized in 1944? It had 131 charter members. One of its first projects was the improvement of Highway 10. Did you know that Booneville was incorporated in 1878, but reincorporated in 1899 when it moved northwest of its original location to land beside the newly completed Choctaw, Oklahoma and Gulf railroad? The original platting of the town provided vast streets. Today, the platted width of the roads is almost perfect for a four-lane highway with a turn lane without loss of parking or sidewalks. Did you know that Magazine was first settled in 1867 by E.D. Hooper who built the first store in Magazine? Hooper was a merchant from Illinois who moved to Arkansas in 1867 and chose the site of the present-day city of Magazine to establish a store. Did you know that the City of Magazine is named for the tallest mountain of Arkansas, Mount Magazine? It is located about seven miles west of the peak, at the intersection of State Highways 10 and 109. Established shortly after the end of the Civil War, Magazine was once a significant stop on the Rock Island Railroad and continues to flourish in the twenty-first century. Did you know that in order to win the 1955 US Open golf tournament, Magazine’s Jack Fleck had to beat a field that had won no less than ten previous Opens? Did you know that the Magazine school district is the highest in the state of Arkansas (in elevation)? Did you know that Booneville native Aaron Ward collected the first his by a NY Yankee in Yankee Stadium? Did you know that from Magazine you can see the highest point in a swath of the United States that measures somewhat in excess of a million square miles, or approaching a third of the contiguous USA? Did you know that seven men who went on to become generals were born in Booneville or attended Booneville schools? The men were Gen John P.McConnell, born in 1908 in Booneville; Gen William C. “Bill” Bacon, born in 1918 in Booneville; Gen Raymond Pendergrass, born in 1930 in Booneville; Gen Gerald W. Porter, born in Booneville in 1933; Gen. Billy Jester, born in 1938 and attended Booneville schools; Gen. Paul G. Wisley, born in 1939 in Booneville; and Maj. General Mark Berry, who graduated from Booneville high school. Also did you know, Gen. McConnell would become the Air Force representative on the Joint Chiefs of Staff and had 900,000 under his command. Maj. Gen. Berry would be appointed the Adjutant General of the Arkansas National Guard and was the first appointed Arkansas cabinet secretary to the Department of the Military.

Maj. Gen. Mark Berry (ret) is one of seven men to have been born in Booneville and or graduated from Booneville High School to reach the rank of general.

Carbon City/Ratcliff

Did you know that coal was discovered half the distance between Paris and Caulksville in 1866? The site was not mined on a large scale until the railroad made transportation more accessible. With the coming of coal shipments, coal dust filled the air and covered everything with a fine layer of coal dust, which made the community known as Carbon City. Did you know that Ratcliff marked it’s beginning with the coming of the Arkansas Central Company Railroad? It sprang from the parent community National Springs because Ratcliff was closer to the tracks. When the depot was built, the population boomed. At one time Ratcliff had a population of about 300 people with a school, churches, and businesses.

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Section men (rail maintainers) pose at the Ratcliff, Arkansas depot. - Joyce Friddle collection


Paris Did you know that in 1902 it was announced in the Paris Express that a telephone line would be built from Shoal Creek Plantation via Dublin, Prairie View and Wilkins to Paris? Did you know that pioneers settled into the Paris area around 1820? The village Paris was formed on the Old Military Road between Little Rock and Fort Smith, and 5 miles south of the Arkansas River. The Logan County seat, Paris, was named after the French capital in 1874. Paris was incorporated on February 18, 1879. Did you know that coal was first founded in Logan County in 1866 by Robert Waddell, with the first commercial mining beginning in 1881 in Paris? The arrival of a railroad line around the turn of the Twentieth century made mining on a larger scale profitable and prized Paris for its coal that was â&#x20AC;&#x153;free from impurities and for its heat-producing qualities.â&#x20AC;?

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Magazine Rattlers Continue to Thrive

By Glenn Parrish

Magazine’s modern era of varsity football began with the 1996 with players who had progressed through junior high and a JV season. The program actually has roots as old as most in the county and Magazine

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served as Booneville’s intial opponent in 1920.

Since restarting the sport, the Rattlers have laid claim to a state title, going 14-0 in the 2010 season under Josh Jones and Doug Powell. Jones compiled a 50-34 record at the school before departing and Powell has directed the Rattlers to 32 wins since taking over the reins including the program’s 10th playoff victory last season.


Booneville Bearcats to Kick Off Their 100th Season By Glenn Parrish With the kickoff of the 2019 football season in August, Booneville High School will be hitting the gridiron for its 100th season. Noting any previous versions of a Booneville team were unorganized and not necessarily truly a Booneville schools team, the school launched its football program in 1920 under the leadership of its superintendent. While the early going proved to have its share of setbacks, the school’s overall winning percentage was at .500 by year 5, and although two years later the record would drop below even again, the 1927 team finished 5-1-2 and the program has been a consistent winner ever since. More than consistent really. Going into the 2019 season the school had piled up 719 wins against just 332 losses. The record also has 35 ties on it for an overall winning percentage of 0.678. Along the way there have been four state titles, the most recent in the 2018 season, when the Bearcats ran the table in a 15-0 season. Championship awards are in the school’s trophy case for 1986, 2000, and 2013 as well. There have actually been four teams whose year ending record had a zero on the right hand side of the dash. The others are the title team of 2013 and the 1953 and 1938 teams, for which there were no playoffs. Booneville has also won 34 conference titles to date. Since the school wasn’t a member of an organized conference until 1929, that amounts to one about every 2.65 years. Consequently, if a player is in uniform as a sophomore, junior, and senior, odds are he won a conference crown.

The result of this play was a state championship touchdown.

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Only 17 men have been handed the title of head coach at Booneville High School. The last four alone – Scott Hyatt, Ken Rippy, Doug Scheel and Gene Bradley – account for 55 seasons with Rippy and Scheel elected to the Arkansas High School Coaches Association’s Hall of Fame, largely from their time in south Logan County.

Carson Ray set a school record with 33 touchdowns during the 2018 15-0 season by the Bearcats.

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104 Years of Eagle Football

By Jamie Varnell

While Paris was known more as a baseball town in the early 20th century, there is little doubt that football was part of the coal-mining town. The date attributed to the earliest team is generally listed as the 1915 team, 104 years ago. For much of that time, they played against larger schools. Paris has produced numerous college athletes, including Ron and Reggie Trusty and Grant Freeman who played for the University of Arkansas and Hershel Henson who played for Texas A&M.

Paris has also been home to iconic coaches such as Jim Clay, whose career spanned parts of three decades and over 200 wins. The number of leaders turned out under his tenure to continue to impact the program. The beloved Coach Clay would go on to serve as a multiple-term Mayor of Paris after his retirement from education. Dennis Crane led the Eagles on a monumental run in the 1990s, beating Booneville for the first time in 19 years and winning a Conference Title in 1990 before losing in the State Semifinals to eventual champion Fordyce.

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Paris previously had to compete against larger schools, including Alma and Van Buren under the leadership of Clay, but now rests firmly in the middle of the 3A classification. While Morgan Field is no longer the home of the Eagles, most remember the fever pitch the small venue provided. Paris now has a much larger facility located on the campus of the high school where fans are greeted by a bust of the late Dennis Crane as they arrive for their Friday nights in the fall.

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From Orangemen to Trojans By Miranda Holman Subiaco Academyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s football team started later than most schools in Logan County. In 1924, Fr. Louis Deuster, OSB recruited 20 students for the first-ever Subiaco Varsity Football practice, naming the team the Subiaco Orangeman. Even though Fr. Louis Deuster would only coach football for that one year, he also wrote the first songs and cheers used at the Subiaco Academy football games. The first football season under Fr. Louis was a disaster, losing to the College of the Ozarks second team 39-0 followed by a 96-6 loss to the Alma Wolves. Subiaco would not gain any victories in their first football season. In 1925, the team traveled to an away

game in a one-ton truck. In 1926 a Reo bus with a seating capacity of 15 passengers was procured for the team to travel to away games. Subiaco football team would change hands more than 20 times throughout the past 95 years, with some coaches coaching multiple times. Although the exact year is unknown, the Subiaco Orangemen would become known as the Subiaco Trojans under the direction of Coach Maus who holds the title for the longest

football coach at Subiaco Academy, coaching for a 30-year span.

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Mount Magazine Lodge Gracing the south bluff of Arkansasâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s highpoint, the Lodge at Mount Magazine offers some of the most breathtaking scenery in The Natural State. With its sweeping views of the Petit Jean River Valley and distant Blue Mountain Lake, this resort mountain lodge combines a majestic natural setting with firstclass amenities. The modern, rustic-style lodge offers 60 guest rooms, a hearth room lobby, delicious Southern fare in the Skycrest Restaurant, a conference center, business center, indoor swimming pool, fitness center, and gift shop. The three-wing lodge stretches along the bluff so that the hearth room, restaurant, swimming pool, and all 60 guest rooms offer the view from the bluff. This is a getaway for couples. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s for families and friends to share together, too. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a pictureperfect setting for weddings, reunions and other special events. And, the conference/ meeting facility sets the stage for successful corporate retreats and conferences. Stretching along the bluff on both sides of the lodge are Mount Magazineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 13 cabins. Reservations may be made by calling the lodge at 1-877-665-6343. Visitors enter into a spacious hearth room featuring a two-story fireplace and large windows framing the sweeping view of the Petit Jean River Valley. Nearby are two meeting rooms that offer seating for up to 112 persons, a gift shop, registration desk, and the lodgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s administrative offices. The 66,617-square-foot Guest Room/ Swimming Pool facility features 60 guest rooms that include 24 standard queen rooms, 19 double queen (deluxe) rooms, 13 single king rooms, and four suites. Forty rooms offer balconies and 17 rooms include spa tubs. Each guest room offers a view of the Petit Jean River Valley and Blue Mountain Lake. The lodge includes a 1,325-square-foot indoor swimming pool featuring a small area for children, lap lane, and hot tub. Adjacent to the pool are a fitness center and locker rooms. No pets are allowed in The Lodge at Mount Magazine except service animals. However, Cabin No. 4, one of Mount Magazine State Parkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 13 cabins, is â&#x20AC;&#x153;dog-friendly.â&#x20AC;? This is one of the parkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one-bedroom cabins. It is the only â&#x20AC;&#x153;dog-friendlyâ&#x20AC;? facility in the park. This cabin is located near the lodge and shares the same view from the south bluff of Mount Magazine. 34 | 2019 - LOGAN COUNTY

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Trails of Mount Magazine Mount Magazine State Park offers some of the best hiking in Arkansas along with a variety of Arkansas outdoor adventure activities. Explore the Arkansas mountain biking trails, hang gliding locations and more. Hikers can take a hike on the Signal Hill Trail, or the Greenfield, Benefield, Mossback Ridge, or Will Apple’s Road Trails and explore the many natural and historical resources of the mountain as well as stunning views of Bear Hollow, the Arkansas River Valley and Blue Moutain Lake. Hiking trails vary in length from .5 to 2.8 miles. The total trails system in the park is 14.2 miles. In addition, the park trails link to the USDA Forest Service’s 9.7-mile Cove Lake Trail and 34-mile Huckleberry Mountain Horse Trail that lead into the adjacent Ozark National Forest. They can be enjoyed in as little as one hour, or for as long as an overnight trip on our Arkansas backpacking trails, making it possible to enjoy some of the best hiking in Arkansas for as long as you’d like. The Huckleberry Mountain Horse Trail is the park’s only multi-use trail and one of the best places for horseback riding in Arkansas. Here ATVs, hikers, bikers, and horse riders can follow the trail to the park boundary and continue into the national forest for 34 miles of some of the best hiking in Arkansas and the most scenic and rugged landscape in the state. Whether you’re looking for strenuous, multi- day hikes or great views of Blue Mountain Lake, hiking trail maps are available at the Mount Magazine State Park visitor center or the Magazine Ranger District office located at 3001 East Walnut Street in Paris. LOGAN COUNTY - 2019 | 35


Visit the National Forest Whether you love nature up close or from the comfort of your vehicle, the Mount Magazine Ranger District in Logan County has something for everyone. Often referred to as the jewel of the OzarkSt. Francis National Forest, an abundance of outdoor recreation opportunities await you. Just a short drive from downtown Paris, this 100,000 acre forest features the highest point in the state, picturesque mountain lakes, scenic drives and a multitude of opportunities to enjoy such as mountain biking, hiking, swimming, camping, fishing, horseback riding, and hunting. Looking for a short woodland stroll or an overnight backpacking trip? Try the Mount Magazine Hiking Trail, which offers over 21 miles of hiking opportunities. A short morning hike around the Cove Lake perimeter trail might be a great way to start the day. If you’re looking for something a little more strenuous, try hiking the trail from Cove Lake to the top of Mount Magazine. This trail will take you from a 1,000 foot elevation to the highest point in the state at an elevation of 2,753 feet. This one will take you all day or make it an overnighter. Cove Lake is the answer if water is what you’re looking for. The Civilian Conservation C o r p s ( C C C ) a n d Wo r k s P r o g r e s s Administration (WPA) built this 160-acre mountain lake during the late 1930’s as part of President Roosevelt’s Resettlement program. It is a great place for swimming, fishing, boating and picnicking. If you travel with your horse, you’ll want to visit the Huckleberry Mountain Horse Trail. This 35-mile trail system provides hours of scenic riding within the Mount Magazine Ranger District. The trail is also open to mountain bikers and Off Highway Vehicle enthusiasts. For brochures and detailed information about the Mount Magazine Ranger District call or stop by the district office located just east of Paris on Highway 22. Office hours are Monday thru Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or call 479-963-3076. 36 | 2019 - LOGAN COUNTY


Calendar of Events September 2019-August 2020

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September 2019 South Logan County Fair September 3-7: The annual South Logan County Livestock Show and Fair is held nightly at the South Logan County Fairgrounds located south of Booneville on Carolan Road. Attractions include a free dinner on Thursday night. Ladies Night Out September 5: Ladies Night is a night we use to celebrate the Ladies! Grab your pals and gals and join us from 5 - 8 p.m. in downtown Paris, AR.

October 2019 Haunted History of Paris Saturday nights in October: The Logan County Jail Museum hosts a historical tour at Oakwood

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Cemetery at 6 p.m. each Saturday night in October. Frontier Day Festival October 5: Watch live reenactments throughout the day where the west comes to life in the Paris Frontier Days Festival. Kids Zone activities include bounce arounds, petting zoo and pony rides. There will be live entertainment and fun activities throughout the day. Vendors with crafts and food will be available. October Daze/Arkansas Marathon October 12: Booneville is host to the longest consecutively held marathon in the state, the Arkansas Marathon. The 2019 edition will be the 51st annual event. Held in conjunction with the marathon, which begins and ends near First and Broadway, is the annual October Daze event in downtown Booneville. The festival features a harvest pageant, food and craft vendors, scarecrow contest, games

3 1. The South Logan County Fairgrounds is home to an annual fair and livestock show. Held starting the day after Labor Day through the following Saturday, the fair will be held for the 76th time this year. 2. Haunted history of Paris. 3. Magazineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s High School FBLA sponsors a color run the second Saturday of every March. 4. Frontier Days reenactments.

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5 including a chicken drop and a rubber duck dash and more. Paris Fall Festival October 31: Merchants Trick or Treats Fall Festival is a safe way to celebrate Halloween with area merchants and churches. Features include carnival games, bounce houses, train rides, trunk or treat and free food. Sell It Again October 31-November 1: The second annual fall version of Sell It Again on Highways 10, 109, 22 and 23 will be held from October 31 and November 1. Previously a Highway 10 only event similar to similar events the Big To Do on 22 and Bargains Galore on 64, the fall version of Sell It Again was altered in 2018 to become an almost exclusive Logan County event as the four highways connect virtually all parts of the county. Sell It Again shoppers have encountered virtually everything at the yard sales that pop up along, and near the route, even the kitchen sink.

November 2019 Courthouse Lighting November 23: For the second year in a row a special courthouse lighting ceremony will be held at the Logan County Southern District Courthouse in Booneville. The courthouse, which was built in 1929, and its lawn will be ablaze in lights.

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Christmas Open House with Farm & Craft Market November 24: Merchants say thanks to customers by holding a Christmas preview of holiday merchandise. Various retailers serve refreshments from 1-5 p.m. in the Paris downtown square and beyond. Santa will visit with children and giveaway a keepsake ornament to the first 50 Children.

7 5. Paris Courthouse at Christmas. 6. Lights on the Lake Floating Parade at Dublin Park 7. A Christmas tree decorating contest is organized by the Booneville Garden Club and held outside Booneville City Hall each year.


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February 2020 Casino Night TBA: St. Joseph’s Catholic School Fundraiser features gambling action and silent auction.

March 2020 Spring Carnival TBA: Subiaco Academy Spring Carnival Fundraiser features games, wine and beer tasting and entertainment.

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year. The 2019 event will be the 65th annual fundraiser for the club. Magazine Christmas Parade December 14: The 18th annual Magazine Christmas Parade will be held in downtown Magazine, beginning at the school and ending on Highway 109 at First Baptist Church. Santa Claus is on hand at the Gloria Perry Community Center following the parade.

Christmas Parade & Shop Small Day November 30: Shop local and support smalltown business owners while you journey downtown. Bring family and friends and gather around the square for the 2019 Christmas Parade. This year’s theme is Christmas. Look for hot cocoa stands to warm you up.

December 2019 Booneville Christmas Parade December 2: The 38th annual Booneville Christmas Parade will be held through Booneville on Monday night, Dec. 2. The parade route starts at Main (Highway 10) and Kennedy Street and ends at the Booneville Municipal Complex, where Santa Claus awaits.

Santa on the Square Everyday in December: Santa will be available to hear Christmas wishes from 3-7 p.m. daily in Santa’s Cottage on the North side of the Paris Courthouse Square. Bring your camera, your kids and your pets. Horse-drawn Carriage Rides Saturdays in December: Free horse-drawn carriage rides brought to you by the Paris Area Merchants to enjoy the holiday lights and sounds around downtown Paris.

Ladies Night Out TBA: Ladies Night is a night we use to celebrate the Ladies! Grab your pals and gals and join us from 5 - 8 p.m. in downtown Paris, AR.

April 2020 Sell It Again On Highway 10 April 4-6: The seventh annual spring version of Sell It Again on Highway 10 will be held with yard sales at various locations along 64 miles of Highway 10 between Greenwood in Sebastian County and Ola in Yell County, including Booneville, Magazine, and Blue Mountain in south Logan County. Keep Paris Beautiful TBA: Citywide volunteer clean-up hosted by Paris School District. Community Easter Egg Hunt Easter Weekend: Community Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by Southside Baptist Church at Wood St. Park.

Ladies Night Out December 5: Ladies Night is a night we use to celebrate the Ladies! Grab your pals and gals and join us from 5 - 8 p.m. in downtown Paris, AR.

Booneville Tree Lighting December 7th

Merchant Dinner on the Square December 14: The Paris Merchant’s Association hosts a romantic outdoor dining experience, described as magical. The evening features a three-course meal, served outside at the courthouse square, surrounded by the twinkling lights.

Lions Club Pancake Breakfast December 7: The Booneville Lion’s Club hosts an all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast on the first Saturday in December every

Lights on the Lake Parade Mid-December: Watch the twinkling lights reflect on the lake during the Lights on the Lake Floating Parade at Dublin Park.

10 8. Booneville’s annual Christmas parade has a theme for its floats each year. In 2018 Rockline Industries put together a “A Christmas Story” float to keep with the movie theme. 9. The Booneville Lions Club has been holding an all-you-caneat pancake and sausage breakfast on the first Saturday in December since 1955. 10. Annual Easter egg hunt.

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Big To Do on HWY 22 Mid-April: Area-wide yard sales on and off Hwy. 22 from Barling to Dardanelle. Paris is a host city Wednesday through Saturday the week of the event.

May 2020 Rockin’ Robins Car Show May 9: The 8th annual Rockin’ Robins Car, Truck, and Motorcycle Show will be held in downtown Booneville, along Broadway, including in front of event organizer Robin Gillett’s Rockin’ Robin’s Café, which is styled in a 50s theme. The show has drawn as many as 75 vehicles in past years. Springtime in Paris Mid-May: Springtime in Paris Festival featuring vendors selling food and crafts, live entertainment, Pooches on Parade, the Miss Paris Pageant, kid zone, petting zoo and special guests will also be there throughout the day. Farmer’s Market Opening Day TBA:South side of the Paris Courthouse square hosts vendors selling produce, baked goods, and more.

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Booneville City Pool Late-May: The Booneville City Pool traditionally opens near Memorial Day weekend and remains open daily through late August.

June 2020 Magazine Homecoming June 13: The annual City of Magazine and alumni homecoming is held in Magazine. Events and attractions including a parade, live music, memorabilia display, alumni basketball games, a rodeo, and more. Brews and Blues on 22 TBA: Join us for the 2nd Annual BB22 at the North Logan Country Fairgrounds in Paris. Breweries from around the state, live music and several food trucks on hand to be sure you kick the summer off right. Campsites are available. The event is hosted by Prestonrose Farm and Brewing Co. Ladies Night Out TBA: Ladies Night is a night we use to celebrate the Ladies! Grab your pals and gals and join us from 5 - 8 p.m. in downtown Paris, AR.

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Paris Rodeo TBA: The Paris Rodeo Arena features cowboys and cowgirls competing in high-paced horsemanship.

July 2020 Ratcliff Annual Firework Show TBA: Free fireworks show at the Ratcliff City Hall hosted by the Ratcliff Rural Fire Department. Food vendors will be selling hotdogs, nachos and popcorn.

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New Blaine Annual 4th of July at the Park TBA: Start the day of festivities with a pancake breakfast, followed by the Mr. and Miss Little Firecracker Pageant, then fireworks at dark. Donations are accepted. Fireworks over Paris TBA: Free fireworks display featuring live entertainment, food vendors and a Kids Bicycle Decorating Contest at Wood Street Park hosted by PACC and the City of Paris. Freedom Celebration The annual Freedom Celebration and fireworks show at Bearcat Stadium in Booneville will be held in early July. The event is sometimes held on July 3 and sometimes on July 4, which falls on Friday and Saturday in 2020.

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Taste Of South Logan County The annual Taste of South Logan County will be held at the Jeral Hampton Meeting Place between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. The event allows lunch eaters to sample the efforts of local cooks and chefs and decide who prepares the best meals in southern Logan County.

August 2020 North Logan County Fair Mid-August: Carnival, fair-burgers and the award winning animals are just a few things you will see at the North Logan County Fair.

12. Rockinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Robins hosts an annual car show in downtown Booneville every year in May. 13. Fireworks at Paris. 14. Children enjoy the fireworks in Paris during the July 4th celebration.

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17 15. Santa Claus is a regular at the Magazine Christmas Parade, held the second Saturday in December. 16. Magazine versus Paris in donkey basketball in an annual FFA fundraiser. 17. Camp Cahinnio in Ione hosts the Girls Scouts Diamonds Cardboard Regatta each September. Campers from all over the state typically converge for the competition.

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Magazine Homecoming

By Glenn Parrish

Any number of small towns in Arkansas revolve around their school. South Logan County’s Magazine takes it to an extreme. About three and a half decades ago a group of citizens and graduates of the high school in the town created a homecoming event held every year on the second weekend of June. Like most schools, the school had, for many years, held a homecoming event, but without football until the 1990s the event was during basketball season and in the winter so the summer event was an instant success. For over 30 years the event was held primarily in the city’s park, now named for former mayor Hank D. Stone, but in 2017, in hopes of continuing to attract long time attendees, many of the festivities were moved to the most logical place, the school campus. After all, the reunion weekend typically features the Magazine High Class from half of 50 years earlier. In 2019 that meant the 1969 grads, and a “Summer of Love,” theme. Class members boarded a flatbed trailer to ride in the homecoming parade. The weekend also typically draws other classes, Having most events at the school provides not only an air conditioned setting for folks looking to avoid the heat, it also allows them to take in performances by elementary school kids and the high school band, the cafeteria for a kickoff breakfast, and – a big hit – a location to display memorabilia like photographs and trophies earned during yesteryear sporting performances. An addition to the event schedule since the move to the school has also been the alumni basketball games 1. Bearing the colors, Boy Scouts lead the homecoming parade. 2. A homecoming regular Darren McConnell came home to celebrate a Class of 1979 reunion in June of 2019. 3. Homecoming attendees used sno-cones to beat the heat in 2018.

where players get to play in the new Diamondback Arena. There are, of course, plenty of outdoor event like the turtle races, live bands, kids’ activities including snocones, all of which leads up to the homecoming rode-o at Chigger Valley Arena to wrap up the day.

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4 6 where players get to play in the new Diamondback Arena. There are, of course, plenty of outdoor event like the turtle races, live bands, kids’ activities including snocones, all of which leads up to the homecoming rode-o at Chigger Valley Arena to wrap up the day. 4. Magazine Mayor Stan McConnell and his wife Pat are ready for the homecoming parade. 5. The memorabilia displays of athletic trophies and various photographs of days gone by have been a big addition. 6. There are always plenty of activities like “bouncearounds” to keep the children entertained each year. 7. Antique vehicles, including tractors, are homecoming parade regulars. 8. Turtle races are a big event at the homecoming festival every year. 9.A horse drawn carriage was featured in the 2018 homecoming parade.

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-Tug of WarBy Glenn Parrish Through its three and a half decades, the annual Magazine Homecoming event has had several different attractions and competitions. While turtle races are an annual occurrence events like a horseshoe pitching tournament, sack races and others have come and gone. In 2019 a new event made its debut as the

Magazine Rattler football team issued a tug-of-war challenge to the Logan County Sheriff’s Office. The young ones might have expected their youth and strength to prevail, but it was the deputies and staff to win the best of three tugs in only two pulls. The difference was the older, wiser men who used gloves and had a better grip on the rope.

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Visit Cowie Winery Visitors are always welcome at Cowie Wine Cellars of Arkansas, located in Carbon City, a short drive west of Paris on Highway 22. Cowie Wine Cellars is a small family winery. The attractive field stone and cedar shake building was built by Robert Cowie and the Cowie children. The winery also houses the Arkansas Historic Wine Museum. On display in the museum are many of the awards the winery has won in state, national, and international competitions. Whatever your taste in wine, the Cowies produce one that will please you. Inside the museum, you can view the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gallery of Barrels,â&#x20AC;? oil paintings by Bette Kay Cowie on the ends of wine barrels. Also on the premises is the Winery Bed and Breakfast, a romantic get away featuring a double whirlpool, cathedral ceiling, balcony and stained glass window. The Most Rev. Anthony B. Taylor, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Little Rock, blessed the 33 newest bells at the Cowie Family Chapel of St. Ann of the Bells. There are over 50 bells on the site. The bells came from all over the United States, and are dedicated to different saints and people of the church. The smallest bell is four inches across and the largest is 52 inches across. The oldest was cast in 1780 in Scotland. The bells are hung in the four towers of the chapel, the tallest being 45 feet tall. A few bells will be used inside the chapel. The chapel is almost complete. It has 14 choir stalls and eight stained glass windows. A three manual organ and an altar and ambo are made from the wood of an old wine tank from the Newman Winery in Scranton. The top of the altar is a four-inch slab of stone from the area. The chapel is open to the public. After the ceremony, tours of the chapel were given and wine and cheese were served to the guests. Call for more information at 479-963-3990 or visit cowiewinecellars.com. LOGAN COUNTY - 2019 | 47


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New Sheriff in Town

By Miranda Holman Jason Massey may be the new sheriff in town, but he is no rookie to law enforcement. Serving for the past 16 years Massey started as a reserve deputy patrolling neighborhoods and working in school zones while helping the full-time deputies. “I enjoyed serving my community by protecting the people,” said Massey. “It was a way I could give back.” At that same time, Massey was working as a full-time attorney handling matters on the backend after the problems happened, but Massey wanted to do more by working with law enforcement which handles the problems up front and works directly with the people involved.

“Justice can be served by helping the aggrieved party up front; I ended up becoming a full-time deputy.” For 12 of the 16 years, Massey has been a full-time law enforcement officer with the vast majority of time here at the Logan County Sheriff’s Office. “I served as a patrol deputy, investigator and chief investigator,” said Massey. “I have over 1,600 hours of law enforcement training including executive level management training, a Bachelor of Arts in English from Lyon College and a Juris Doctor from UALR School of Law.” In the past, Massey has worked as the Logan County Public Defender, a private criminal d e f e n s e a t t o r n e y, a child welfare attorney and has also worked for a law firm that specializes in defending county governments from lawsuits. “There are several skills that are very important,” said Massey when asked what the most important skill of his position is. “Some important skills are the abilities to act quickly when needed and to listen to both sides of the story.” Massey understands the importance of quick thinking in his line of work. “Law enforcement officers have to make splitsecond decisions that can lead to life and death issues, and we have to routinely speak with people on all sides of a problem and must reserve their decision until the information is gathered.” Massey admits that that is not always the easiest thing to do when emotions are high and people are hurt. “There are so many issues that arise day-to-day that can affect the safety of our employees and that can bind

our county in legal issues, said Massey. “ I am always willing to listen to others and I have a willingness to learn.” Resolving issues both within the Sheriff’s Office and with our Logan County citizens is one of the aspects that Massey enjoys most about being sheriff. “ I spent most of my time in full-time law enforcement as an investigator and I loved working cases, finding evidence, and arresting the offender, said Massey. “Now as the Sheriff, I work hard to make to make sure the Sheriff’s Office and Detention Center are running smoothly and our employees are motivated and doing their jobs by resolving issues.” Massey is always looking for ways to better train employees and to save money. “We live in an unfair world and where bad things happen, even though we strive to be like our Savior, we all fall short, but I continue because I want to help people get some measure of justice in this world.” “Matthews 5:9 says: ‘Blessed are Peacemakers …’ and we are all certainly feel blessed when we help keep peace in our county.” Massey said that the way he prepares for his role in the community is first through prayer. “I have to get my mind right and put the burdens on God.” But he also prepares by reading the newspaper daily, speaking with his employees, other agencies and by gathering information in general. “As Sheriff, I am expected to know a wide range of issues so I am always gathering information. I also enjoy training. Sheriff Massey is proud to have the opportunity to serve the citizens of Logan County. “I am blessed with an awesome family. I love my wife and our children and I see my family as a reflection of our community. We all have loved ones and we all want to be secure in our homes and work. That is the basis of government, so being able to serve and protect our citizens is a great feeling.” “I ask our citizens to continue to be a loving and supportive community. We have seen anti-law enforcement sentiment in some parts of our country but Logan County has been so supportive. Keep it up!” LOGAN COUNTY - 2019 | 49


Logan County Receives New Jail By Glenn Parrish The new Logan County Detention Center in Paris is more than a jail, potentially much more. A grand opening, flag raising, ribbon cutting, and dedication was held at the facility, located at 201 Lowder Street in Paris, in May. Funding for the facility is from a one of two half cent sales taxes passed by county voters in July 2016, a special election in which 71 percent of county voters approved the taxes, one to build and one to equip and maintain the new jail. There were two bond issues totaling $12.1 million to pay for the building. Construction of the facility began in December of 2017. Current Logan County Massey credits his predecessor, former sheriff Boyd Hicks, and Logan County Judge Ray Gack as being the catalysts in pushing for the facility. When Hicks ran for sheriff about six years ago he made it known in the campaign that he wanted to see a new jail built. “Like all sheriffs I wanted to put people in it. There were a lot of people running around stealing things, doing things that didn’t need to be doing, and they needed a place to stay,” Hicks recalled. “We only had 34 beds in Logan County.” Hicks said he was advised by sheriffs in other counties to nix talk of a new jail if he really wanted to be elected. “I said I don’t want to win sheriff if we don’t get a new jail,” Hicks said he answered. “First of all we’ve got to have a safe place for employees to work — these folks risk their lives every day.” Noting he offered tours of the old jail, after which he said nobody left disbelieving the need for a new facility, Hicks also said the other sheriffs inquired how he was able to get the sales tax measure passed. “It was the people of Logan County. They know we needed a new jail,” said Hicks. “Five years later, here we are. I appreciate 50 | 2019 - LOGAN COUNTY


every citizen of this county that supported (the plan). I want to let you know that (the deputies) and these folks that are going to be working here are going to be safer, they’re going to be able to better protect you.” Gack said opening the jail was historic for the county. “We’re here to make history,” Gack said during a ribbon cutting/dedication. “We had a whole lot of people who had a hand in this thing. It’s everybody’s jail.” The jail itself, Gack said, is simple. But, he admitted, it is not small. “Boyd and I together probably have 50 years plus of law enforcement experience between the two of us,” said Gack. “We kind of knew what would work and what wouldn’t work. It would have been so simple to go to another jail and said ok, build us one like this one.” Instead the judge, sheriff, and Quorum Court members toured multiple jails, compiled an essential list. Security was primary. For employees, the public, and prisoners, Gack said. But it is large. “It is a big jail but it kind of goes back to that experience thing,” said Gack. “What we wanted to do was design a jail for 3019, not 2019. Fifty years from now we’re going to be overcrowded. We don’t what our grandkids or people coming up to take our place to star all over.” Gack pointed out that the jail is situated for growth to the east for more cell “pods.” “Yes it’s big right now but in the future it’s going to save us money,” the judge said. Fifteenth Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Tom Tatum II mentioned the availability of almost tripling the current capacity during the grand opening. “This will enable us to hopefully get some more people off the street who are causing you problems. It will make our community much safer,” said Tatum. “It’s and outstanding complex.” Tatum also praised the facility’s courtroom. LOGAN COUNTY - 2019 | 51


“One of the most interesting things about it, which is different that any of the other counties in my district is we’re going to have the ability to hold court in here, which is less transport to the courthouse,” he said. “A lot of the prisoners will stay confined here more rather than being bused around your community. Hopefully that will save money not only for the county budget but also for the court system.” It is hoped the jail will change lives too. Deputy prosecutor Tyler Barham said he supported the idea of a new jail because there was really no fear by those outside the law. “As a prosecutor I know first hand that a lot of people that commit crimes or are accused of crimes in our county don’t have any fear of going to jail. That’s because they couldn’t hold them,” said Barham. “I know that’s been a problem for the sheriff. He’s had to make a lot of tough decisions about who to release to keep under the number that we have to keep under. “We won’t have that problem any more.” Secretary of State John Thurston commended the county on the accomplishment of building a new jail. “Not only does it provide extra security and accommodations for those who work here but as I was standing here I thought why does a facility like this benefit the county as a whole,” said Thurston. “Well when you have someone who has committed a crime and you’re not able to put them in a cell, that doesn’t deter them from doing them again. “What happens with a young man or a young woman who commits a crime and you’re able to put them in here for a few days, or overnight, or whatever, most reasonable people don’t want to come back. Being able to put them here, at least

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for a season, benefits the county as a whole. “Those folks who are not what you call outlaws but might be going down a wrong path, being able to put them up for a night or two in this beautiful hotel, could very well change their life.” Massey agreed. “We don’t’ want this to be a facility where we’re just holding folks,” he said. “We’ve talked about have GED classes and we’re getting that set up. We’ve talked about having substance abuse counselors come over because opioid and meth are our biggest problems. “Maybe we can get with some of the people we have here and get their lives turned around. We definitely don’t want this to just be a holding facility.” LOGAN COUNTY - 2019 | 53


Riders of the Orphan Train By Miranda Holman *Some information and photos used for the article was provided by the Logan County Museum. From 1854 to 1929, over 200,000 children were transported on “orphan trains” out of New York City, Boston, Chicago and Philadelphia. These children arrived in towns across the Midwest and South, including Arkansas, changing their lives and the lives of the families who took the orphan train riders into their homes. New York City saw an explosion in population in the late 1800s when 12 million immigrants were processed in at Ellis Island and another eight million arriving through other ports. It is estimated that in1852, 10,000 children were orphaned in New York City due to illnesses and lack of jobs to provide for families. Children’s Aid Society was founded by a young minister and social worker, Charles 54 | 2019 - LOGAN COUNTY

Loring Brace. He felt deeply compelled to find homes and families for these orphans. Brace invented the orphan trains with the outlook that if the children had the opportunity to leave the city and grow up on farms, they would have a better life. His society and several others transferred children out of the city for 75 years. Twenty-nine children, including two little girls, would find that their journey on the orphan train would bring them from an orphanage in the city to a small rural town in Logan County. Rose Koerdt was a rider on the Orphan Train out of New York City. She was born as Rosa Hahn on September 19, 1898, in Sloane Hospital, New York. Records from the New York Foundling Hospital states that she was left by her (German) grandmother on September 28, 1898. After arriving in Logan County in January 1901, at the young age of two and a half, Rose was taken in by Anna and Anton Weisenfels from Morrison Bluff. The Weisenfels

provided Rose a stable home and family. Angela Kleck was also an orphan train rider that would arrive in Logan County. Angela was around five when she was taken in by a family also living in Morrison Bluff. When the placement did not work out, the Weisenfels took in Angela as well and provided her with a good home.

Edmond, Anna and Rose Koerdt


Children pose with the orphan train in Kansas in 1900. The orphans would be adopted at the train stops. (Kansas State Historical Society). During the 75 years that the orphan train was in existence, not every orphan found themselves in favorable conditions, while other children were treated as part of the biological family and provided stable, loving homes. Rose and Angela were among the children fortunate to have found a family that would provide such a stable home with the Weisenfels. The course of life for the riders of the orphan train would be a monumental change for the children as they found ways to adjust to a new family they just met, adapt from city life to rural living and finding a way to call Logan County, Arkansas home.

Angela (Lynn) Weisenfels Kleck

Anton and Anna Weisenfels

Immigrants on Ellis Island (Library of Congress). LOGAN COUNTY - 2019 | 55


History of Magazine Magazine was founded by Eli D. Hooper in 1870, who also built its first store one mile north of the present site of Magazine. The town of Magazine was the namesake of Magazine Mountain, which according to true historical records, was named by the French who at the time were owners of the land prior to the year 1803 when as a part of the Louisiana Purchase, it became the possession of the United States of America. Prior to the sale of the land to America, the French government sent a platoon of exploring soldiers from New Orleans to establish trade routes and make treaties with Indians in the lands which is now the state of Arkansas. The French Captain of the platoon named North Four-H and South Four-H, and Petit Jean and other rivers. He also named Mount Magazine (Magasin in French) because of its great stone house type foundation, it impressed him as a place in which to store weapons of war. Petit Jean River was named for Little John, the smallest in statue of the soldiers who was killed in a fight with Indians. He was buried in the Petit Jean River so the Indians could not find him. These are true and legal historical facts from records of the French government. After Eli D. Hooper founded Magazine it continued to steadily grow and a high school was established and several churches were erected. Old Town Magazine had a very colorful history as a pioneer railroad town of western Arkansas. During the 56 | 2019 - LOGAN COUNTY

year 1899 a railroad was built and the town was moved to the present site of Magazine. It had been planned to establish the railroad division and the county seat at Magazine. But Booneville was successful in securing both. In the year 1904, Ouachita College established the Magazine Academy at Magazine and it became one of the leading educational institutions of western Arkansas.


In the year 1910, Magazine had a population of 2,000 and its surrounding rural sections had about six times more population than it has now. The town had two banks, two newspapers, four hotels, five physicians and surgeons. Magazine for many years was the headquarters of a company of the Arkansas State Guard and the Arkansas National Guard. Among the Magazine natives in ranks were three generals, several colonels, majors and others. General Elgin C. Robertson and Charles R. Hull and Colonel Charles E. Scott were numbered among the officers. Magazine had three cotton gins that have been out of operation for many years. It also had a leading theater for many years. They also had a leading theater for motion pictures. Carnivals, county fairs, picnics and circuses were part of its life. There was an enclosed athletic park or stadium in which baseball and football games were held. William Reutherford, Samuel A. Maysey and George Hester were leading attorneys. The late Robert D. Cravens, multimillionaire businessman and political leader who was shot and killed by a kidnapper for ransom at Oklahoma City in 1963 was a native of Magazine. He was the grandson of the late Captain A. B. Conner, mayor of old Magazine who had much to do with its history.

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Logan County Parks Logan County is home to several parks that avail many activities to its citizens. Several of those parks can be found on National Forest Districts and cities of all sizes in the county also have parks. On the National Forests are the following:

• Sorghum Hollow • Marcelle Phillips • Veterans Park The Sorghum Hollow Camp is located on Park (Paris) FR 1614 (gravel). From Arkansas 22, follow FR 1614 (Sorghum Hollow Road) 4.7 miles, then turn left into camp. This developed camp has 15 campsites and restroom facilities. Day-use parking is also available. Primitive group camping and day-use parking are provided at two undeveloped camp locations that provide access to the Huckleberry Mountain horse trail. For more information, contact: Magazine Ranger District P.O. Box 511 Hwy 22 East & Kalamazoo Road Paris, AR 72855 (479) 963-3076 County cities are also home to several parks.

• Booneville Municipal RV Park Booneville Municipal Complex 479 East Main Street 58 | 2019 - LOGAN COUNTY

East 8th Street Features: • 1/3 Mile & 2/3 mile walking track • Playground, pavilion and swimming pool • Baseball/softball fields, tennis court • Picnic tables, grill stands

The city park contains a picnic area with tables and grills, a short walking or jogging path, a covered pavilion, a restroom facility, and a playground. Located adjacent to the park are a public swimming pool, tennis courts and baseball/ softball fields.

• Veterans Park (Booneville)

• Magazine City Park

479 East Main Street Located behind the Municipal Complex, the park features a 1/5 mile walking track, a pavilion, picnic tables and restrooms.

Highway 109 North Features: • Playground • Community building, restrooms • Walking track • Basketball court, volleyball, horse shoe pits • Picnic tables, pavilion • Bandstand

• Baseball/Softball Complex Baseball, Softball, & T-ball fields AR Highway 10 East


• Magazine Municipal Park

• Scranton City Park

Highway 109 North An information and quiet seating area are the amenities of this park beside the city’s municipal complex.

Highway 197 Features: • Baseball/softball fields • Playground • Pavilion, picnic tables • Walking trail

• Magazine RV Park Located on Highway 109 North, across from the city park, the RV park features four RV hookups.

• Blue Mountain Fun Park 258 Logan Features: • Lighted pavilion, grillstand, picnic tables • Playground • Basketball court • Walking trail

• Driggs Community Park Highway 109 North Features: • Pavilion, picnic tables • Grillstand • Basketball court • Playground

• Subiaco City Park Conrad/Boniface Streets Features: • Pavilion, picnic tables • Playground • Basketball court, tennis court

• Jack Creek Natural pool in Sugar Creek, scenic overlooks, rugged rock bluffs. Camping (5 units), picnicking, swimming, horse-shoe pit, accessible vault toilet, picnic shelter, fishing, 1/2 mile scenic loop trail, 4 mile trail connects to Dry Creek Wilderness, 3-1/2 mile trail connects to Knoppers Ford. Take Arkansas Hwy. 23 south from Booneville, AR for 2 miles; turn left (east) on Arkansas Hwy. 116 for 1 mile; then south at sign on paved County Road for 4 miles; then 1 mile south on Forest Service Road 19; turn left (east) on Forest Service Road 141 for 1 mile.

• Cold Springs Ranger District Knoppers Ford Natural pools in Sugar Creek. Camping (6 units), picnicking, swimming, horse-shoe pit, vault toilet, fishing, 3-1/2 mile trail connects to Jack Creek. Equestrian use from October 1-May 1. Take Arkansas Hwy. 23 south from Booneville, AR for 2 miles; turn left (east) on Arkansas Hwy. 116 for 1 mile; then south at sign on paved County Road for 4 miles; then 3 miles south on Forest Service Road 19 (gravel).

• Camp Cahinnio Camp Cahinnio is considered mostly a Girl Scout camp site and while the camp is operated by the Girl Scout Diamonds and for several weeks in the summer hosts multiple Girl Scout Troops, it is also utilized by private entities, hosts church camp and welcomes a Midsummer’s Night Dream a festival sponsored by the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann , which is part of the

Society for Creative Anachronism, and hosted by the Shire of Smythkepe.

• Cold Springs Ranger District Cover Lake Attractions The Magazine Ranger District is located in the Arkansas River Valley on the western edge of the Ozark National Forest. The District is known for its beautiful natural scenery of sandstone bluffs, flowing streams and lakes and pristine landscapes. A favorite area for water sports is scenic Cove Lake. This 160-acre mountain lake offers swimming, fishing, and boating for your enjoyment. Surrounding Areas At 2,753 feet, the highest elevation in Arkansas, Mount Magazine provides panoramic views of the surrounding Ozark National Forest, Arkansas and Petit Jean River Valleys, and Ouachita National Forest to the south. Nearby are the cities of Fort Smith, Dardanelle and Russellville, home to Arkansas Tech University. Facilities • 28 family unit campsites • 24 family unit picnicking sites • Restroom with hot showers (fewer services in winter) • Drinking water (reduced services in winter) • Hiking trail • Boat launching ramp (“No wake” restriction enforced on lake during holidays and weekends • Camping trailers allowed; no special facilities available • Concession services include boat rental and food service from Memorial Day to Labor Day Fees: Current user fees and regulations are posted at the self-service pay station. Directions: From Paris take Arkansas 109/309 south then turn southwest on Arkansas 309 and go 9 miles. Negotiable by camping trailers. For more information, contact: Magazine Ranger District P.O. Box 511 Hwy 22 East & Kalamazoo Road Paris, AR 72855 (479) 963-3076

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Logan County Courthouse

The first Logan County Courthouse, erected September 1874 in Paris, was a one-story frame building, containing four offices and a court-room. At that time Paris became the permanent seat of justice and the county seat. From this humble beginning, to the small brick courthouse in 1880, to the large reconstruction in 1909, and the remodel of 1949, the Paris Courthouse has seen many changes. The first official seat of government was at Revilee at the home of Charles Brome Humphrey. Revilee was chosen the temporary county seat until a permanent one could be chosen. It was located about 2 60 | 2019 - LOGAN COUNTY

1/2 miles northeast of the present town of Magazine at the old Humphrey home. The property is now owned by Paul Yarborough and is also known as the “Old Marr Place.” Logan County’s first courthouse was built in 1871 by Silas Shirley, on Flattop Mountain. Located south of Paris on Highway 309 then east about a mile on Red Bench road, in Section 22, T 7 North, R 25 West. Three commissioners, C.P. Anderson, James M. White and James L. Garner, were appointed to locate the courthouse in the center of the county. At that time there were very few roads in the county and Red Bench was in the middle of the county on

a road that ran from Patterson’s Bluff to Booneville. A small frame courthouse and jail was built there on land donated by James L. Garner who was sheriff of Sarber, now Logan, County. The first permanent county seat was called Anderson. People were not satisfied with the location and the county seat remained at Anderson only one year. On February 27, 1873 the legislature passed an amendment to more clearly define the county’s boundaries and officially gave it a name (Sarber), and appointed another commission to locate the seat of justice. This commission composed of James R. Laffery, Daniel R. Lee and


James A. Shrigley. These men selected Ellsworth, a community along the old Little Rock-Fort Smith military road, about 10 miles east of Paris and a little north of Highway 22. A small frame court house was constructed, but before it was completed there was talk of an investigation into the f inances of the construction. On February 17, 1874, someone burned this building, destroying all the county records except the register of county scrip and the county seal. To settle the contention about the permanent location of the county seat, the Legislature of 1874 passed an act authorizing an election to be held whereby the electors of the county might, by a majority vote, select a site of the seat of justice. An election was held and the site of Paris was selected by a majority of the electors. A one-story frame court house, containing four offices and a court-room was erected. The first court house at Paris stood on the public square, directly southwest of the present court house. It was consumed by fire October 19, 1877. All records for the county were again destroyed. The second courthouse in Paris was built in 1879- 80 at the cost of about $8,000. It was a plain and substantial two story brick structure with the hall and county offices on the first floor and the courtroom on the second. The town of Paris was growing and after 28 years the County Judge and members of the quorum court decided that the county needed a new courthouse, well planned to accommodate court proceedings, well designed to please the eye, well built to stand for years to come and roomy enough to handle the growing business of running a growing county. That decision resulted in the beautiful courthouse, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, that today sits on Courthouse Square in Paris. When the 1909 project started, part of the old 1880 building was torn down and the rest was left in place and was used for the court room and the vaults that are now in the Circuit Clerk and County Clerkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s offices on the second floor. So, part of the building is 131 years old. A major remodeling was done in the 1950s and additional renovation work was performed in the first decade of the 21st century. Part of that work entailed a total refurbishment of the buildingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s clock tower and, after many years of silence, the clock now tolls the time in Paris once again. LOGAN COUNTY - 2019 | 61


RV Owners Have Options South Logan County residents with recreational vehicle owners or those bringing them into the city have multiple options when it comes to parking. Both the cities of Booneville and Magazine operate RV lots – Booneville’s lot accessible from the entrance to the Municipal Complex on Highway 10 near Booneville Creek and the Magazine lot located on Highway 109 across from Hank Stone Park. There are also three privately owned lots in Booneville. Parkside RV Park is accessible from Holden Avenue and is located on land that borders the city’s land on which it’s park is located, forming somewhat of an “L” of RVs. A second lot, dubbed the Homestead RV Park is located at the intersection of First and Kennedy streets two blocks south of Highway 10. The third lot, the Holiday Capri RV Park is located immediately behind the Holiday Capri Motel and is accessible from South Nixon Street, about a block south of Highway 10.

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