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PUBLISHERS Jeff Terry and George Farris EDITORS John Post, George Farris, Jeff Terry SALES / BUSINESS MANAGER George Farris GRAPHIC DESIGN / PRODUCTION Peggy Bowen Tyler Rachel ADVERTISING SALES REPRESENTATIVES Bill Little, April Farris, Sadra Hill George Farris, Jeff Terry DISTRIBUTION MANAGER Melissa Wilson SPECIAL EVENTS COORDINATOR / OFFICE MANAGER April Farris CONTRIBUTORS Blaine Leeds, DDS, Jolie Leeds Angela Johnson, Mary Ann Taylor, Emily Nealy, Eli Cranor, Tyler Rachel, James M, Carter M.D. , Glenda Luter, CVM, To Advertise Contact 479-445-7222 or 479-970-5478 The AR Area Guide is an independent publication. Every precaution has been taken to avoid errors and omissions. However, we do apologize for any that may have been made. In the event of an error or omission for paid service, the liability shall be limited to the prorated abatement of the charge paid to the company. But in no event shall such liability exceed the amount payable to the company. No credit will be given for immaterial or unsubstantial errors.

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A note from the Publisher… It’s All Here in the Valley… The Russellville River Valley offers something special for everyone. One might take a short drive to Mt. Nebo, Mt. Magazine or maybe the Petit Jean Mountain. Whichever you choose, the scenery will be magnificent. Russellville and the River Valley offer to the residents a home like no other, a place with friendly folks, and a landscape with rolling mountains and beautiful lakes. We at WMP Marketing, Inc. (AR Area Guide) are proud to bring to the residents a guide to the valley. We will bring you the area’s top rated restaurants, retail businesses, and locally owned businesses. We will also sprinkle in a little history to keep everyone in the know. We strive to bring to the residents of the valley all that is good. And for those who might just be passing through, we are glad you’re here. Please enjoy the Arkansas River Valley and if you decide to stay with us…you’re welcome! Thanks to all our readers and please feel free to drop us a line and let us know how we are doing.

George Farris George Farris, Publisher

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The Edward Taylor “Bud” McConnell House National Register of Historic Places

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ravel west on I-40 towards Clarksville, the county seat of Johnson County, and just off the traditional court square you can find the majestic Edward Taylor McConnell House. Located at the corner of Fulton and Taylor Streets, just southwest of the First United Methodist Church, the home is located in a residential area formerly known as “Southtown”.

The McConnell House was originally constructed in 1869 by the Franklin Lodge No.9, Free and Accepted Masons of Clarksville, to serve as a girls’ school downstairs and a lodge hall upstairs. Although it was constructed in 1869, it was nominated to the National Register of Historic Places for its 1876 Folk Victorian architecture and appearance. Minutes of the June 25, 1869 Masons meeting state that the membership adopted the report of an exploratory committee which found“it is absolutely necessary that this lodge build them a Hall, and in addition thereto, that the lower or basement story be owned and occupied by the lodge as a high school to be called ‘Franklin College’ under the sole control of the lodge.”Costs for building the 30x60 feet two story high with a 20x24 feet wing on each side including all necessary door locks, windows and materials; including $416.00 to purchase the site (at that time a cornfield) was estimated at $3,456.00. At the time the vote was taken to acquire the property and construct the building, the members of the Lodge had pledged over $2,000.00 toward the total estimated cost of the structure. The minutes of the lodge give little insight into further financing and the project proved to be beyond the lodge’s ability to sustain. Minutes stated that, “the work progresses slowly in consequence of want of money”. The building hadtobecompletedwith funds borrowed from J.G. Brown. Afterwards several desperate attempts were made by the lodge to repay the

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money, but all proved unsuccessful. On March 21, 1874, the title passed to J.G. Brown in satisfaction of the unpaid loan. According to oral tradition, the loan from Brown to the lodge was with a staggering twenty-percent interest rate. The lodge minutes from April 28, 1874 report that the lodge had rented the structure back from Mr. Brown for $6.25 per month, and continued operating the school through some period in 1876. On November 4, 1876, J.G. Brown deeded the property to Edward Taylor (“Bud”) McConnell. The date was chosen to celebrate Mrs. McConnell’s 21st birthday. Mrs. McConnell is credited with designing the renovations that changed the structure from a schoolhouse to its current Folk Victorian appearance shortly after purchasing the home in 1876. The house still has a lot of its original features. Upon approaching the property you will find the long quarried walkway ordered by

Mrs. McConnell, inviting guests to the grand front door. Flanking the walkway and yard are nineteen white and pink dogwood trees, two towering magnolia trees, the grand oak tree, numerous pecan, black walnut and elm trees, a ginko tree and a variety of flowering plants and bushes. The front steps came from a relative’s home that was burned by civil war raiders at Pittsburg Landing. On the front of the house there are five original floor to ceiling windows that can be used as an entrance during parties for ladies in Victorian style ball gowns or for servant staff to enter and walk around the dining table without disturbing the guests. Traditionally, formal dining areas were positioned far from the heat of the kitchen to allow family members and guests to dine in comfortable temperatures. Oral tradition says that the main staircase was purchased from another home in Clarksville, and was reconstructed to give another way to the upstairs. The house boasts five bedrooms, four bathrooms, two dens, a music room, library, kitchen, welcoming room, laundry and large upstairs hall way. There is also a storage building on the property that once contained a smoke house.The original piano from the girls school still is proudly displayed in the music room today and has been passed down from owner to owner. Edward Taylor McConnell was known as “Bud”. Shortly after moving into the newly redesigned home, Bud McConnell was elected Sheriff of Johnson County and served in the role from 18781884. During his term, he is credited with establishing an outstanding record for fair but fearless law enforcement. McConnell enforced a policy prohibiting pistols from being carried in town, and arrested troublemakers in local saloons. McConnell increased the willingness of citizens to trust law enforcement to settle grievances, as opposed to taking matters into their own hands, as had previously been the case. Later in Bud’s life, he was designated a Brigadier General as commander of the Third Brigade of United Confederate Veterans of Arkansas. In addition to his notoriety, one of Bud’s daughters, Imogene Ragon, is a well renowned painter from the Clarksville area and lived in the house for many years. You can read about Bud and Clarksville’s history in the book “Iron Men” by C.H.McKennon. The exterior of the home retains almost all of its integrity from the era. The home was occupied by the McConnell family and its descendants from 1876 until February 1998. At that time the home was listed for public sale for the first time ever. Since the original listing, there have only been three different owners. This home is currently listed for sale with Cary Jackson of Century 21 of Clarksville. He can be reached at479-754-4040. BIBLIOGRAPHY Minutes of Franklin Lodge #9, Free and Accepted Masons Johnson County Historical Society Journal, April 1996, Vol. XXII, No.1 Recollections of Louise Spanke (granddaughter of E.T. McConnell), October 12, 1998

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There is a place in Russellville that has stood the test of time. A place that

has seen important people come and go, a place that has seen buildings rise and fall, a place that has even stood a true trial by fire. This place is the Central Presbyterian Church in Russellville, Arkansas. It is a monument in the River Valley. It’s been a part of the historic downtown region of Russellville for almost 100 years, and there is no reason why it can’t stand for the next 100 years. In the year 2000, Central Presbyterian Church was named to the National Register of Historic Places by the U.S. Department of Interior. The church has stood much like it does today since November 29, 1925, but not before two other church buildings were erected and later burned down. Needless to say, the Central Presbyterian Church in Russellville, Arkansas has seen its fair share of tragedy and triumph, and there are more years to come. Central Presbyterian Church was the first organized church in Russellville. At that time, it was under the name, Cumberland Presbyterian and was led by the Reverend Collins J. Bradley. Under Reverend Bradley, Russellville’s first church building was erected on January 29th, 1871. This church would burn down only a few years later, and another would take its place. In the same location as the current Central Presbyterian Church, the elder church members organized the building of a $10,000, brick church building. This building was completed in 1899. But this building too would burn down in 1908. The church was issued $4,000 in insurance money, and the members organized the building of yet another church. This one would last. The Central Presbyterian Church’s sanctuary sits on Russellville’s Main street today just like it did when it was erected in 1925. The building has seen two world wars, the Great Depression, Above Top: First Presbyterian Church’s first building was erected on January and 20 different U.S. presidents. The 29th, 1871. Above: Current building as it stands today. question remains how much more will it see? How many baptisms? How many more services? How “There is really a yearning for traditional services, and we can many more times will it hear the offer that.” pipes of the magnificent organ that is housed insides its walls? Brian Brock moved to Russellville two years ago. He made the move because of the job offering from Central Presbyterian. Since Well if you ask current pastor, Bryan that time, he and his wife have fallen in love with Russellville Brock, Central Presbyterian’s historic and the River Valley. “I grew up in South Carolina and my wife sanctuary will remain a part of the is from a small town, so we really like the size of Russellville. It’s church’s plans for years to come. a nice mix,” says Brock. “The church is overwhelmingly exciting “We plan on continuing to have a because they are so invested in serving people. It really makes it traditional service in that sanctuary nice for me because all of our members are so invested in getting for years to come,” says Pastor Brian. out there and serving.” Pg. 10 • Area Guide - Russellville River Valley 2012 • Spring Edition

Before Pastor Brian’s time at Central Presbyterian there was another building added to the church. This building was the vision of a small core group of people that wanted to help make the church more accessible to younger generations. This building is equipped with plenty of rooms for meetings, a stage, and even a basketball court. It has taken some time, but Pastor Brian is starting to see the building being used in the right ways. “When the building was first built it wasn’t really being put to proper use,” says Pastor Brian. “It was a very nice building, but we just weren’t using it. Since then we’ve really opened up the doors and tried to let the community use it. We want to use that building to become a more integral part of the community.”

both stand proudly as staples of downtown Russellville, and it is Pastor Brian’s hope that the buildings will be able to aid each other and the community into the future.“My ultimate goal would be to see the two buildings really serve in conjunction. I would like the new building to be more like a community center, where people Both buildings have seen their fair share of struggles, and now in town could come for events, and the people in the church could use it for meetings and events as well. And I see the old building remaining and being a place of worship. There are other churches that use this type of set up, and it is called the University Church Model,” says Pastor Brian. None of us truly know what the future has in store for us. There could be wars, famine, or social upheaval waiting just around the corner. But one thing is for certain, whatever it is Central Presbyterian Church and their buildings will be there to see it through. Both the old and the new building will continue to be staples of architecture and worship throughout the River Valley. If you are interested in joining a service at the Central Presbyterian Church in Russellville, services are held every Sunday at 10:50 AM. If you have any questions please direct them to Pastor Brian Brock by email at, he would love to answer any questions regarding the church.

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Russellville | Clarksville | Pottsville | Dover | Dardanelle | Atkins | Danville

City of Dover

Russellville City Council

Russellville City Offices

Mayor Bill Eaton Phone: 479-968-2098

Chamber of Commerce Jeff Pipkin President/CEO 708 West Main St. P. 479-968-2530 F. 479-968-5894

Mark Tripp: Ward 1, Position 1 479-967-5790 Ron Knost: Ward 1, Position 2 479-964-2305 Randall Horton: Ward 2, Position 1 479-886-5619 Burke Larkin: Ward 2, Position 2 479-970-0075  Paul Northcut: Ward 3, Position 1 479-264-6146  Kevin Freeman: Ward 3, Position 2 479-967-5465  Martin Irwin: Ward 4, Position 1 479-967-4543  Garland Steuber: Ward 4, Position 2 479-890-3462  Meetings are typically on the third Thursday of the month at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall.

City Hall 203 S. Commerce Dr P. 479-968-2098 F. 479-968-2358

Mayor Pat Johnson 86 Ridgeway • Dover, AR 72837 331-0345

Alderman Roger Lee #164 Terrace • Dover, AR 72837 331-2701

Alderman Ila Anderson P.O. Box 260 • Dover, AR 72837 331-2380

Alderman Fred Standridge 174 E Walker • Dover, AR 72837 331-2684

Alderman Pat McAlister P.O. Box 268 • Dover, AR 72837 331-2108

Wilma Lovelady Recorder/Treasurer P.O. Box 71 • Dover, AR 72837 331-2395

Alderman Chris Loper P.O. Box 416 • Dover, AR 72837 331-3313 Alderman Carl Wetzel P.O. Box 246 • Dover, AR 72837 331-2332

City Attorney Trey Smith Phone: 479-967-3186 Fax: 479-968-8050 City Clerk/Treasurer Kathy Collins  Phone: 479-968-1002  Fax: 479-968-4327 Director of Finance Jerrold McKaughan  Phone: 479-968-2237  Fax: 479-968-2358 Human Resources Tracey Cline-Pew  Phone: 479-968-2098  Fax: 479-968-2358 District Judge  Judge Don Bourne  Phone: 479-968-1393  Fax: 479-968-4166 

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Deidre Luker – City Attorney Don Bourne – District Judge Dover City Hall P.O. Box 258 • Dover. AR 72837 331-3270

Russellville | Clarksville | Pottsville | Dover | Dardanelle | Atkins | Danville

City of Dardanelle

City of Pottsville Pottsville City Hall 173 E Ash Street Pottsville, AR 72858 P:968-3029 F:890-3570 Mayor – Jerry Williams City Clerk – Carless Teeter

Council Members George Woolf – Ward 1 Pos 1 Leslie Oates – Ward 1 Pos 2 Donnie Elliott – Ward 2 Pos 1 Larry Shingleur – Ward 2 Pos 2 Milton Eoff – Ward 3 Pos 1 John Heflin – Ward 3 Pos 2

Dardanelle City Offices Chamber of Commerce President – Dana Edwards PO Box 208 2011 State Hwy 22 West Phone: 479-229-3328 FAX: 479-229-5086

City of Clarksville City Government Clarksville City Council Mayor - Billy Helms 754-6486 Municipal Judge Len Bradley City Clerk-Treasurer Barbara Blackard City Attorney Bruce Wilson

Aldermen: Don Stimpson Danna Schneider John Pledger Andrew Lewis Freeman Wish Mark Simpson Clarksville City Hall 205 Walnut St. Clarksville, AR 72830 754-0860

Mayor Carolyn McGee 479-229-4500 Kenny George: Ward 1, Position 1 479-229-4554 Bruce McConnell: Ward 1, Position 2 479-229-2650

City Treasurer Betty Smith 479-229-1022

Scott Moore: Ward 2, Position 2 479-495-9778 Kenneth Taylor: Ward 3, Position 1 479-229-4022 Linda Thompson: Ward 3, Position 2 479-229-4881 The council’s regular meeting is held the first Monday of each month in the Council Chambers.

City of Danville

City of Atkins

Meeting typically held 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m.

City Clerk Frances Myers 479-229-4500

Dardanelle City Council

Julia Ann Taylor: Ward 2, Position 1 479-229-4157

City Council Raymond Pearce Shawn Rehm Neel Warren Raymonds Staggs Jo Ann Spencer Paul Carpenter

City Hall 120 N Front St (479) 229-4500

Mayor Jerry Don Barrett

Mayor Steve Pfeifer

City Manager AD Morris

City Clerk Breanda Graves

City Council Ellen Capehart Jim Loyd Harold Pledger Jr. L.W. Bell Steve Coger

Chief of Police Ricky Padgett

City Attorney William Swain City Hall Phone: 479-641-2900 310 NE 1st Street Atkins, AR 72823

VFD Fire Chief Hoyt Ensey Water Superintendent James Pendergraft

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Russellville | Clarksville | Pottsville | Dover | Dardanelle | Atkins | Danville

Ar ea Chamber of Comme rc e

708 W. Main Street • Russellville, AR 72801 Phone: 479-968-2530 • Chairman – Jeff Wright • Vice Chairman – Trish Henry

Russellville is a hotspot for recreation such as boating, camping, fishing, biking and numerous other outdoor activities. Centrally located along Interstate 40, Russellville is a short hop from the State Capital and Little Rock National Airport, while comfortably nestled between the Ozark and Ouachita National Forest. Russellville has a moderate four-season climate that is an attraction to a multitude of visitors annually engaging in the variety of enjoyments, attractions and outdoor challenges that are offered. You are invited to visit and play here in the Arkansas River Valley.

101 North Johnson Street • Clarksville, AR 72830 Phone: 479-754-2340 • Whispering pines, fiery sunsets, crystalline rivers, streams and lakes. Majestic mountains bursting with ancient legends and lore. If this description sounds enticing, head for Johnson County.Johnson County is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. Nestled in the Arkansas River Valley, Johnson County successfully combines the unusual traits of down-home charm with urban advantages. There is always something in Johnson County to refresh your senses and warm your soul. WEL



PO Box 208 • 2011 State Hwy 22 West • Dardanelle, AR 72834 Phone: 479-229-3328 President – Suzie Awalt • 1st Vice President-Danny Bunting 2nd Vice President -Tanya Hendrix • Treasurer – Nancy Moore

Dardanelle is a city of historic homes, giant trees and friendly people. Located in the shadow of Mount Nebo and on the banks of the Arkansas River, Dardanelle lives up to its heritage as one of the original river ports when the early settlers arrived in the Arkansas River Valley. Just as in the early days, Dardanelle Rock and the Council Oak Trees welcomed travelers to our area, the city continues to invite new businesses and tourists to our city.

ATKINS “The Picklefest City”

P.O. Box 203 • Atkins, AR 72823 Phone: 479-857-7820 • President – Alan Stubbs

Atkins has long been identified as the pickle capital of Arkansas, although the pickle industry is only a part of its heritage now. The city grew up along the railroad, served as a center for river traffic, and is now situated along a major interstate. Picklefest, first observed in 1992, celebrates the pickle heritage of Atkins annually on the third weekend in May.

Dover Chamber of Commerce

P.O. Box 731 • Dover, AR 72837 Phone: 479-331-2243 President – Mike Walker

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Russellville | Clarksville | Pottsville | Dover | Dardanelle | Atkins | Danville

Danville Area

400 W Main • Danville, AR 72833 Phone: 479-495-3419 •

Chamber of Commerce

Danville, on the banks of the Petit Jean River, was first settled in the early 1840’s and was incorporated as a town on February 6, 1899. Danville is named after the steamship that plied the Petit Jean in those early years when the river was navigable. Danville is located in West Central Arkansas approximately 70 miles east of Fort Smith and 70 miles west of Little Rock, Arkansas’ 2 largest communities. Danville is also situated between two US National Forests, The Ozark St. Francis National Forest in the North and the Ouachita National Forest which shares a border with the town in the south.

Calendar of Events MAY

16th – Speed Networking held at the Chamber office 8:00 a.m. The cost is $5.00 and breakfast is included. Call to reserve your seat today.

18th – RHS Graduation at Arkansas Tech Tucker Coliseum from 7-8 p.m.

14th – Atkins Graduation

11th-12th – 23rd Annual Yell Fest held at Veterans Riverfront Park. For any questions concerning the festival you can call 479-2293328.

12th-13th – 13th Annual Spring Fling Hang Glider Fly-In to be held at Mount Nebo State Park.

18th-19th – 21st annual PickleFest

25th-28th – Mt. Nebo State Park will host Memorial Day Weekend Activities.

JUNE 2nd – Merritt Park Fishing Derby held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Merritt Park.


School 21st – Dover High Graduation held at Arkansas Tech Tucker Coliseum from 7-10 p.m.


20th – Dardanelle High School Graduation

2nd 9th Annual Merritt Park Children’s Fishing Derby 8am – 10am at Merritt Park. Ages 12 & under. Pre-registration recommended. Contact 479-229-3328 for more information.

3rd – Paintings by Diane Garrison Exhibit Opening Reception held at the River Valley Arts Center from 1-3 p.m. For more information call 968-2452.

9th – Spring Lake Fishing Derby 9th – Spring Lake Fishing Derby 13th-15th – “Nature at Night” Day Camp 16th-4th Annual Change A Life Charity held from 9-11 a.m. Free for kids held from 9-11 a.m. Free for kids held at Lake Dardanelle State Park. Open Golf Tournament to benefit the River Valley to kids ages 8-12 and will last from 9 a.m. to Shelter for Battered Women and Children 12 and under. 12 and under. 4 p.m. The cost is $65. For more information call 479-967-5516.

22nd-23rd – Mount Magazine Butterfly Festival XVI held at Mount Magazine State Park. For more information call 479-963-8502 or email mountmagazine@arkansas. com.


3rd - Paintings by Diane Garrison and jewelry by Steve Garrison Exhibit Opening Reception held at the River Valley ArtsCenter from 1-3 p.m. For more information call 968-2452.

will be held at Chamberlyne Country Club. For more information call Nancy at 7471466.

4th – Russellville Community Fireworks Display. For more information call 968-1272.

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Fun Things To Do In The River Valley

at LOW to NO Cost Nestled right in the River Valley are many fun things to do on your upcoming spring weekends at relatively no cost. Whether it’s walking the Bona Dea trails of Russellville or learning about butterflies at Mount Magazine State Park, the River Valley truly has it all. If the question, “what should I do this weekend?” is one you often ask yourself, then look no further. You’ve found a guide that will provide all of your beautiful spring days with fun filled, inexpensive activities. May 12th – 13th Annual Spring Fling Hang Glider Fly-In: If you’ve ever wondered how to get involved in hang gliding, this is the event for you. The Central Arkansas Mountain Pilots will be present, and they will provide information about hang gliding. No times are announced for flying because of the sport’s high dependence on weather, but they pilots are scheduled to fly Saturday and Sunday afternoon. Call Mt. Nebo State Park at (479) 229-3655 for more information.

June 9th Mountain Fishin’ Derby: Toss a line and set the hook! Bring your kids and see if they can catch a fish at Petit Jean State Park’s Mountain Fishin’ Derby. The derby is open to children 15 and under. Parents are welcome to help but the kids must do the fishing. Fish will be stocked and prizes provided by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. For more information call Petit Jean State Park at (501) 727-5441.

May 18th-19th Atkins Picklefest: The 21st annual Atkins Picklefest will include pickle eating and pickle juice drinking contests, as well as fried dill pickles. There will be arts and crafts as well as a rodeo and a parade. For more information, call (479) 970-5801 or e-mail atkinspicklefest@ May 25th – May 28th Memorial Day Weekend Activities: Mt. Nebo State park will be hosting games, hikes, and nature programs for the Memorial Day holiday weekend. The park will open the pool on this weekend, as well. For more information contact Mt. Nebo State Park at (479) 229-3655.

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June 22nd – 23rd Mount Magazine Butterfly Festival: The Mount Magazine State Park will be hosting a weekend celebrating the park’s butterfly and wildflower diversity. The weekend will outline how everything is connected in nature. There will be programs, guided walks, and the ever-popular Bug Bonanza Pavilion. A special concert will close the celebration. Contact Mount Magazine State Park at (479) 963-8502 for more information.

Main Street Russellville’s Hot Summer Nights/Artwalk: These two events bring together visitors, musicians and merchants in Historic Downtown Russellville for a night of art and culture. The event is held quarterly. For more information visit or call (479) 967-1437.

Disc Golf: Sure you’ve heard of golf, but have you heard of disc golf? If you haven’t, then you are missing out on an extremely fun and inexpensive activity. Russellville features two 18-hole Bona Dea Trails: If you champion caliber disc golf courses. like walking or jogging in One is located north of Russellville nature then the Bona Dea on Pleasant View Road. The other Trails and Sanctuary in is located at the Lock and Dam. Russellville are for you. For more information contact the Bona Dea boasts over 186 Recreation and Parks department acres and 5.5 miles of trails, at (479) 968-1272. wetlands, and lowlands. For more information call (479) Russellville City Parks: The city 968-5008. maintains 12 parks. Most facilities offer modern play equipment, Big Piney Creek: Is white water your thing? Look no farther than the Big pavilions, basketball courts, Piney Creek nestled in the heart of the Ozarks just outside of Dover. baseball fields, concessions Contact Moore Outdoors for water levels, rates, or to make weekend and restroom facilities. Facilities reservations for a great outdoor outing on one of Arkansas’s best also offer large pavilions, group waterways. (479) 331-3606; grills, tennis/basketball/pickleball/sand volleyball courts, walking trails, swimming pool, tournament-sized softball fields, seven-field baseball Sunset Cinema: Beginning in June the Russellville Area Chamber of complex, 15 soccer fields and multi purpose trails. For a complete list of Commerce will host The Sunset Cinema for the first Thursday of each park amenities, pavilion reservations and additional information, call the month. Lake Dardanelle State Park Visitor Center will play host to the Russellville Department of Parks and Recreation at (479) 968-1272 or event. For more information call (479) 968-2530. visit their website at

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AR State Parks In Our Area

A rkansas is the “Natural State,” and with that title comes an amazing array of outdoor activities for you and your family. Here

at AR Area Guides, we try to bring you the best our wonderful state has to offer, and our state parks just happen to be one of our state’s best attributes. The Arkansas State Parks are an integral part of Arkansas’s history. Petit Jean State Park was the first-ever state park in Arkansas. The Civilian Conservation Corps completed the park in 1933. Since then the Arkansas State Parks have grown and expanded along with the state to meet our ever-growing needs. Each park holds its own piece of Arkansas history, whether it’s a rich Native American heritage or the natural wonders of our state’s mountains, Arkansas State Parks truly have it all. The best thing about these parks is that many of them are located close by. So if it’s outdoor adventure you’re looking for, look no further than these great Arkansas State Parks that are conveniently located nearby the Conway, Central Arkansas and Russellville, River Valley areas.

Ozark Folk Center Mountain View, (870) 269-3851

The Ozark Folk Center is a place for people. It is devoted to the preservation and the perpetuation of traditional Ozark Mountain crafts and music. This park shares the story of the Ozark way of life, which bred an independent, religious, joyful people who survived the hardships of pioneer days by their native wit and wisdom. The Ozark Folk Center features the Crafts Village, the Ozark Folk Center Theater, the Conference Center, the Skillet Restaurant, and the Cabins at Dry Creek. If the culture of the Ozark people sparks your interest, then the Ozark Folk Center is the place for you.

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Woolly Hollow State Park Greenbrier, (501) 679-2098

Petit Jean State Park Morrilton, (501) 727-5441

Woolly Hollow State Park is one of Arkansas’s most picturesque state parks. The park preserves the “Woolly Cabin,” a one-room log structure erected on the Woolly family homestead in 1882. The park is a great place for camping with its 20 Class “A” campsites. There are also great areas for swimming, fishing, boating, and picnicking. If Woolly Hollow sounds like the park for you just take exit 125 off I-40 at Conway then go 12 miles north on U.S. Highway 65 to Arkansas Highway 2885, take Highway 285 east 6 miles to the park entrance.

Lake Ouachita State Park Mountain Pine, (501) 767-9366

Lake Ouachita extends into the headwaters of the Ouachita River, spanning nearly half of Garland and Montgomery Counties in the Ouachita Mountains of west-central Arkansas. Lake Ouachita State Park is the perfect place to take in all of the beauty this massive lake has to offer. The park has cabins, camping, and marinas. The park also offers guided tours and other interpretive services.

Petit Jean State Park was Arkansas’s first state park. It was built in 1933. Since that time the park has grown to become the park that it is today. The park is nestled atop the Petit Jean Mountain, which received its name from the legend of the Petit Jean; the story of a French girl who dressed like a boy and accompanied her sweetheart, a sailor, to America. Petit Jean State Park boasts the Mather Lodge, which offers 24 guest rooms. The park also has 21 fully equipped cabins, 9 rustic, 5 duplex, and 2 honeymoon cabins. The park contains 125 individual campsites. There are many hiking trails, picnicking areas, and other facilities including gift shops and grocery stores. Petit Jean is the oldest park in Arkansas, and if it interests you just take exit 108 off of I-40 on to highway 9, drive south 9 miles to Oppelo. Then head west 12 miles on highway 154 to the park entrance.

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Mt. Nebo State Park Dardanelle, (479) 229-3655

Mount Nebo is 1,350 feet tall and offers an amazing view of 34,000-acre Lake Dardanelle. Mt. Nebo has been inhabited since pre-Civil War days, and has always been a prime vacation spot. The mountain’s summertime cooler temperatures, lush vegetation, abundant wildlife and breathtaking scenery are only a few of the reasons why Mount Nebo has stood the test of time. If Mount Nebo sounds like the place for you then take exit 81 off of I-40 and take highway 7 south to Dardanelle, turn right on highway 22 west, then left on highway 155 south and head up the mountain.

Lake Dardanelle State Park Russellville, (479) 967-5516

Lake Dardanelle offers some of the finest fishing and boating resources in Arkansas. This 34,000-acre, man-made lake is two miles west of Russellville in Pope and Yell counties. The park provides picnicking, camping, swimming and boat launching at the Russellville and Dardanelle areas.

Mount Magazine State Park Paris, (479) 963-8502

At 2,753 feet above sea level, Mount Magazine is the highest point in Arkansas. Mount Magazine’s altitude, geography and climate combine to create beautiful vistas and unique habitats for rich wildlife diversity. These characteristics attract thousands of visitors each year. The park offers cabins, camping, picnic pavilions, hiking, cycling, fishing, swimming, rock climbing, horseback riding, and hang gliding. The park is located on Scenic Highway 309, 16 miles south of Paris.

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Russellville | Clarksville | Pottsville | Dover | Dardanelle | Atkins | Danville

Living In The

River Valley

The Russellville River Valley is an area both affordable to live

in and thriving with natural beauty. Towns like Russellville, Clarksville, Dover, Danville, Dardanelle, Atkins, Hector, Lamar, Knoxville and many others offer some of the best kept secrets in the Natural State, which makes it a great place to live. The River Valley boasts a plentitude of outdoor options, including hunting, hiking, and many others. Waterways like the Mulberry River, the Piney Creek, and the Arkansas River, in addition with Lake Dardanelle and the Illinois Bayou, are popular fishing spots, and double as locations for boating, water sports, and canoeing.

Also, the array of colleges allow for a multitude of choices while remaining close to home. Arkansas Tech in Russellville, the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton, and the University of the Ozarks, provide three great collegiate options within sixty miles of each other. The River Valley is an area of true variety that offers its residents plenty of options in every facet of its culture. Whether you’re already enjoying the River Valley, or just traveling through for a short visit, you should know the valley offers plenty of choices.

State parks, such as Lake Dardanelle, Mount Nebo, Mount Magazine, and Petit Jean, offer a rich outdoor experience unrivaled anywhere else in the state. The breathtaking views, combined with the immersive natural experience, makes for a popular weekend retreat for rest and recreation. All the towns possess their own unique flavor and attractions. Clarksville is home to over four-hundred acres of peach orchards, and hosts a Peach Festival there annually. Additionally, Johnson County offers fresh grown strawberries, apples, and grapes. Dardanelle, on the other hand, offers the Holla Bend National Wildlife Refuge for the outdoorsman. And just a short drive from the center of Dardanelle is Mount Nebo, with its beautiful views, hang gliding, bicycle riding, hiking, and camping.

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Life In The Valley

APARTMENTS RUSSELLVILLE Spring Lake (888) 366-0862 922 North Sidney Russellville AR, 72801 Shadow Lake (888) 622-9217 2601-A, West North Street, Russellville AR, 72801 Shiloh Creek (888) 811-8189 802 Limestone Circle, Russellville AR 72801 Lakewood Estates (479) 968-3143 1119 East 9th Street, Russellville, AR 72801 Remington (479) 964-2040 2402 West C Street, Russellville, AR 72801 Inglewood Manor Apartments (479) 967-6940 3112 2nd Ct, Russellville, AR 72801 Brentwood Village Apartments (479) 968-3493 401 N. Waco Avenue, Russellville, AR 72801 Vista Place Apartments (479) 967-2977 821 East O Street, Russellville, AR 72801 Riverwood Woodbrook (479) 968-2265 1616 East 16th Street, Russellville, AR 72802 Village Square (479) 967-1354 1940 South Elmira Avenue, Russellville, AR 72801

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Lakewood Apartments (479) 968-2559 1000 North Arkansas Ave, Russellville, AR 72801 Oakland Manor Apartments (479) 967-4568 1400 South Ithaca Avenue, Russellville, AR 72801 Parkwood Place Apartments (479) 885-2099 57 South Cazort Street, Lamar, AR 72846

CLARKSVILLE Brookstone Park 27 Cypress Avenue, Clarksville, AR (479) 754-0071 Countryside Manor Inc. 300 East Thompson Street, Clarksville, AR (479) 754-2052 Meadow View Estates 1801 Sagewood Drive, Clarksville, AR (479) 979-2501 Twin Oak Apartments 101 Fillmore Center, Clarksville, AR (479) 754-8348 Valley Estates of Clarksville 1620 Dunwood Drive, Clarksville, AR (479) 754-2902

DARDANELLE River View Apartments 108 Love Street, Dardanelle, AR (479) 229-3133 Colonial Arms Apartments 300 Market Street, Dardanelle, AR (479) 229-2106



By: Caleb Moore

Caleb & Jodi Moore

About once a week Jodi or I will get a call from a potential buyer that wants to buy a foreclosed house. My first question to them is “why just foreclosed houses”? Their responses are generally “because we want to get a good deal!” This idea of buying a foreclosed house to get a good deal is somewhat skewed. Inexperienced buyers typically only look at the surface of buying a foreclosed home, but there is so much more than just signing your name at closing for a foreclosed house that you “think” you’re getting a good deal on. This process can be very frustrating and time consuming if you’re not careful. So together let’s look at the steps of buying a foreclosed home.

Step #1: Find a real estate agent that is knowledgeable about foreclosed houses. Many buyers’ agents today are not familiar with the process of closing on a foreclosed house. Most agents will shy away from showing foreclosed houses because of the many hours they have to spend to make sure that every “T” is crossed and “i” is dotted. If your agent has never been through this process before, it’s best to either find an experienced agent or be sure to keep tabs on your agent for updates and progress. I believe this is why The Caleb and Jodi Moore Team receive many calls from buyers looking for foreclosed houses because we have sold numerous bank-owned houses in the last couple of years.

Step #2: Get pre-qualified at a local bank. You have heard this before from several other sources about getting pre-qualified, and it is always a good idea whether buying a foreclosed house or an owner occupied house. The process in buying a foreclosed house is different because you “MUST” be prequalified when submitting an offer. I have seen buyers miss out on good foreclosed houses because they could not get to the bank fast enough to get a pre-qualification letter necessary for submitting their offer. In the mean time, another buyer swoops in and makes an offer, leaving the first buyer disappointed and sad. You must have a pre-

qualification letter in the amount you are offering for the house when submitting an offer.

Step #3: How low should I go? I can’t tell you how many times I have had a buyer purchasing a foreclosed house ask me “Caleb, how much less do you think they’ll take?” I always tell them to put down whatever makes them feel comfortable. Here is some advice though. If the house has been on the market for more than 60 days, generally the Foreclosure Company or bank will be more flexible on the purchase price. Also, look to see how many times the house has already been reduced by the seller. If has been repeatedly reduced, then the Foreclosure company typically won’t negotiate much more. Keep this in mind as well when negotiating. The bank or Foreclosure Company does not have emotion tied into the house like a typical seller does. They base their price on the BPO that comes in first, how many days the house has been on the market, and what percentage less they are allowed to offer. It is not a bad idea to low ball an offer to a Bank or Foreclosed Company, but keeps in mind that other people are looking for a good deal as well. You could miss out on a good opportunity if you start out too far apart.

Step #4: Earnest Money A lot of clients that I work with don’t understand what earnest money is or why it’s important. Earnest money is another word for “good faith money”. It shows the seller how “earnest” you are about buying this house. With a foreclosure company or bank they will generally “MAKE” you put down a minimal of $1,000. The money will be given to the listing company and put in a non-interest bearing trust account until closing. At closing the earnest money will be given back to you or go toward your closing cost. There is a chance you could lose your earnest money if you back out of the contract with no reason, so my advice is make sure your ducks are lined up before make an offer and give earnest money to the listing company.

Step #5: What about repairs? Typically, bank owned properties are not in the best of shape. I’ve seen previous owners of the house literally take everything but the kitchen sink. The Bank or Foreclosure Company normally will reduce the price instead of fixing the repairs needed. They do not want to mess with the hassle of getting the house up to date when most of the time its more money than it’s worth. Be prepared when writing the offer to accept the house in “AS-IS” condition. Some banks will allow you to make the offer contingent on a home inspection, others won’t. Try at first to allow the bank or Foreclosure company to accept this contingency of a home inspection, but if they counter back with “AS-IS” condition make sure you do the math on how much you will spend on getting the house in the condition that you want. Sometimes it’s better to walk away if you think there are too many repair items to be done.

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Tips on Buying a Foreclosed House

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Understanding The Loan Process With interest rates at an all-time low, now is the time to consider buying your dream home, refinancing your mortgage, or even taking out a home equity loan. There are seven basic steps you will need to follow in order to ensure your buying or refinancing loan experience is a success. 1. Find a lender: Comparing lenders can be daunting, as interest rates, origination fees, and points can be overwhelming to the average person who does not deal in banking every day. Local lenders generally tend to know the local real estate market better and have a familiarity with the state laws. Choose a responsible and reliable lender because you are going to rely on this individual to get you through the underwriting process in a timely manner. 2. Determine the type of loan that fits your needs: Since there are numerous loans available, your lender will ultimately be your experienced guide and will help you determine the loan that best meets your needs. 3. Submit your loan application: When submitting your loan application, you will need to provide such information as your social security number, income, debt, and savings. A credit report will be pulled, and your debt to income ratio will play a huge role in deciding the type of loan that is best for you.

begin looking so that you know how much you are qualified to purchase. 5. Process your application: The lender needs proof of all the income and debt you have provided, so you will need to provide him/her with documentation such as bank statements and W2s.

4. Obtain a pre-approval letter: A pre-approval letter is needed 6. Receive final approval and underwriting of the loan: If you when buying a home. It is best to receive this before you are purchasing a home, the lender will need to send the house contract and your documentation to underwriting in order to get final approval, as well as have an appraisal done on the home. 7. Secure funding and close the deal: Once the buyer and seller have gone to closing and signed all the documents, the paperwork is submitted back to the lender to be verified before transferring the funds. Americans are loaded with credit-card debt.The average American household with at least one credit card has nearly $10,700 in credit-card debt with an average interest rate of 17 to 19 percent. It is recommended that you never use credit cards for things you consume quickly, such as meals and vacations. If you cannot pay off the credit card in a month or two, the purchase is not a good idea. There is no faster way to fall into debt. If there is something

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you really want, save for it over a period of time. The key to getting out of debt efficiently is to pay down the balances of loans or credit cards that charge the highest interest while paying at least the minimum due on all your other debt. Once high-interest debt is paid down, take the next highest, and so on. If you pay only the minimum due on credit-card bills, you will barely cover the interest you owe, and it will take you years to pay off your balance.You could potentially spend thousands of dollars more than the original amount you charged. Do not be so quick to pay off your mortgage if you have other debt. Mortgages tend to have much lower interest rates than other debts, and the interest is tax deductible.

mortgage loan or received a credit card offer in the mail, someone If you have more debt than you can handle, ask for help. There are has accessed that three-digit number to determine how much you reputabledebt-counselingagenciesthatmaybeabletoconsolidate can borrow and how much to charge you in interest to do so. your debt and help you better manage your finances. Credit score usually refers to your FICO score and includes a Because of the economic turmoil, consumers are having an summary of all your credit accounts and payment history. FICO increasingly hard time getting loans. How lenders view your scores range from 300 to 850. The score is calculated using each creditworthiness is a critical part of determining how you live of the three big credit-reporting agencies: Equifax, Experian, and your life, so it is important that you manage your credit report and TransUnion. focus on improving it. You credit score is determined using the following breakdown: Even if you have not checked your credit scores lately, there is a good chance someone has. Whether you have applied for a • 35% - payment history • 30% - how much you owe each creditor compared to the available credit with each creditor • 15% - length of your credit history • 10% - how many accounts you have recently opened compared to the total number of your accounts • 10% - types of credit used Check your credit score at least two months before applying for a loan or credit card so that you have time to correct any errors that might be on the report. Remember, your credit score is the key to receiving a loan. So, pay your bills on time and manage your money so that you can pay down those high-interest credit cards. Investing is a simple concept. Investing means putting your money to work for you! Since you cannot create a duplicate of yourself to work more hours on the job, you need to send an extension of you – your money – to work. Quite simply, making your money work for you maximizes your earning potential. The need to invest is becoming more of a necessity. The days of everyone working in the same job for 30 or 40 years and then retiring with a hefty pension are long gone. Some of the most common ways to invest is to put money into stocks, bonds, mutual funds, or real estate, as well as starting your own business. No matter which method you choose, the goal is Pg. 32 • Area Guide - Russellville River Valley 2012 • Spring Edition

always the same – to put your money to work so it earns you a Apply these 12 steps and watch your money stress levels decrease. profit. Consult with an investment advisor. Choose your advisor carefully, 1. Pay bills on time to avoid late fees. as you will be relying on them to manage your money in a way that will afford you the highest profits to secure your long-term 2. Pay more than the minimum payment on your credit cards. future. 3. Read your bank statement regularly or review it online. Do not throw your money into any random investment. Do your homework by analyzing thoroughly and committing your capital 4. Build an emergency fund of at least three month’s living only when there is a reasonable expectation of profit. There will expenses. always be risks to investing, but carefully- planned 5. Prepare a will. investing is more than just hoping Lady Luck is on your 6. Shop for the best insurance rates and coverage. side. 7. Transfer to lower interest rate credit cards. The key factor for paying down debt, investing your 8. Make a monthly budget and stick to it strictly. money, and simply making endsmeetmonthaftermonth 9. Annually adjust your W-4 to ensure you are not giving the and year after year is money government too much money. management. By mastering theartofmoneymanagement, 10.Check your credit report annually for accuracy. you will have fewer bills, emergency money, and even 11.Contribute to a retirement account. a savings built up. 12.Comparison shop for mortgage or refinancing deals.

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Choosing an Insurance Company 1. Service

When choosing an insurance company, service is a very important factor.Your hard earned premium dollars deserve convenience and courtesy. Select a company that provides a qualified team to take care of your insurance needs.

2. Reliability-

The strength of a company should be considered when selecting an insurance provider. Consumer Reports is a good place to check out a company’s financial strength and claim service rating.

3. Competitiveness-

Although pricing is not the most important factor when choosing a company, it is certainly in the top five. Get quotes from two or three companies, and select the coverages and price that suits your needs best.

4. Local Agent -

Select a company that provides a local agent. If you have a problem, you are able to sit down with someone, face to face, and solve the problem. Additionally, some of your premium dollars, are going back into your community through your agent and his or her staff.

5. Location and Facility-

A convenient and professional looking facility can be an indication of the level of service you will receive. Select a company that has obvious pride of ownership in their office.

Find A

Local Bank RUSSELLVILLE Liberty Bank of Arkansas (479) 967-2151 401 North Arkansas Avenue, Russellville, AR 72801 Bank of America (479) 964-2142 209 West Main Street, Russellville, AR 72801 Regions Bank (800) 734-4667 110 South Denver Avenue, Russellville, AR 72801 Bank of the Ozarks 479) 498-2265 405 West Main Street, Russellville, AR 72801 Simmons First Bank (479) 967-8000 800 North Arkansas Avenue, Russellville, AR 72801

Liberty Bank 1000 South Rogers Street, Clarksville, AR (479) 754-9330 Simmons First Bank 1100 South Rogers Street, Clarksville, AR (479) 754-1100 Regions 115 South Cravens Street, Clarksville, AR (800) 734-4667

DARDANELLE River Town Bank 1511 North Front Street, Dardanelle, AR (479) 229-3311

River Town Bank (479) 229-3311 1511 North Front Street, Dardanelle, AR 72834

Liberty Bank 600 Union Street, Dardanelle, AR (479) 229-2265



First Security Bank 214 West Main Street Clarksville, AR (479) 979-6223

Liberty Bank 5987 US Highway 64 E (479) 967-4233

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Bank of the Ozarks 1144 South Rogers Street, Clarksville, AR (479) 754-8008

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Spring Gardening

in the River Valley

Your gardening questions answered by local expert Mary Ann Taylor.

There are so many garden projects at this time of the year. You should have already pruned back rose bushes and grasses, but if you haven’t, it’s not too late, go ahead and do it now. Check the grasses for green growth and cut above that growth. Do not prune your climbing roses until after the first big flush of spring bloom. Do not prune any spring blooming plants like azaleas, camellias, and gardenias until after they have bloomed.

new growth. If they are too crowded, now is the time to divide the plants. Most perennials will not bloom until their second year but that is the age of most of those sold in garden centers.

Perennials make great background plants in the flowerbeds with clumps of annuals spaced in front for blooms all summer long. Repeat the same annual and color throughout the garden. For difficult, dry areas there are many new varied sedums on the market. They require practically no care and very little water. Most would be classified as ground covers, and they will It is time to prune crape myrtles, bloom. butterfly bushes, salvias, mums, sages, and any other summer and One of the greatest ways to freshen up an existing bed is to put fall blooming shrubs. Most of down a layer of new mulch. You can even make part of the bed those will bloom on new wood and landscaping cobble rocks for a change, instead of all full mulch. pruningencouragesmoreblooms. An application of superphosphate Remember to ask the salesperson if the plant is right for your will also help. area if you don’t know. Plant your shrubs and perennials in the background first, and then add annuals for lots of color. Just Most summer and fall blooming remember to experiment and have fun. perennials have begun to show If you have only a patio or deck, make a cluster of beautiful pots with seasonal and tropical plants. Just remember to water and fertilize often, and you can have beautiful plants until winter. Magazines have many pictures of mixed pots. Take those pictures with you when you go to purchase and get the plants you especially like. Your mixed pot will look best when you use a variety of foliage colors, shapes, spikes, and some blooming plants. Be sure to repeat some of the plants throughout the pots to have a coordinated look. Follow these steps, have fun, and you’ll have a beautiful garden this spring! Pg. 36 • Area Guide - Russellville River Valley 2012 • Spring Edition

Spring Cleaning & Remodeling Landscaping Spring is the perfect time to think about remodeling and cleaning up around the house. From the curb appeal that can be seen by anyone to the closets that are seen by no one, a fresh organized look will provide a renewed feeling around any home. Let’s take a look at landscaping. The front yard will become a reflection of the people who live in the house, as it is always the visitor’s first impression of the home and its inhabitants. Sometimes large amounts of money can be wasted because of poor planning. Whether you are designing a yard, garden, or greenhouse, planning is the most important step and must be done first. Analyze the surroundings and study the ecology of the site. The position of the sun in relation to your home is one of the key factors to consider when planning which plants to place in your landscaping.

a list of everything you would like to have done around your house. Prioritize the list into two categories: things you really want done this year and things that if necessary could wait until next year. Next, organize the list by creating hard, moderate, and easy criteria. Work on the easy set of tasks first in order to give you the instant gratification and accomplishment.

Spring Cleaning

Set aside at least 20 minutes a day for spring cleaning. You will feel like you are hardly having to work on your list at all, but your home will be Spring cleaning gives everything a fresh new look and makes a home completely clean and organized by the time you are ready to plunge into feel clean and organized. Before beginning your spring cleaning, make the swimming pool this summer.

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Pick one room or closet to start with first. Do not get too many tasks from your list started at once, or you will not finish any one task. Use the “love it, hate it, like it” system for getting rid of things. Anything in the “hate it” pile gets put into the trash or donation pile without a second thought. The “love it” items get put back in place in an organized fashion. As for the “like it” pile, you will need to go through these items one by one to determine which ones are worth keeping and which ones you can do without. Focus on the floors and walls. Completely washing your walls and sprucing up your floors will do wonders for the appearance of your home. Polishing the floors or cleaning the carpets will give your home that serious touchup even when it didn’t take a long time to accomplish. If you do not already have closet organizers, files for different groups of documents, and proper shelving in the kitchen, spring is the time to make the investment. Just having these tools around will make doing your spring organizing much easier.

for anyone in the home to know exactly where everything should go. Throw out anything broken. Go through your home and find all broken items, such as pens that do not work, cups that have no lids, and kitchen appliances that do not operate. If an item is worth keeping, make it a priority to get it fixed. Otherwise, all broken items should be tossed out, repurposed, or given away immediately. Many of us feel like we have to get everything done at once and feel disappointed if we do not accomplish all the cleaning we set out to do. Take your time and do one task at a time to ensure that each task you do complete will help produce that refreshed feeling in your home.

Outdoor Cleaning Spring has sprung. It’s time to switch from hot cocoa to fresh lemonade and pack up the rain boots and replace them with flip flops. If the outside of your home is looking weather-beaten, then it’s time to do some outdoor cleaning.

Make sure all of your windows are squeaky clean. Since you will be opening up your windows throughout the spring, start with the screens. Remove them from the windows and gently Commit to making your bed every day if you do not already do this. A bathe them with a garden hose. After cleaning newly-made bed is basically a new start and that is exactly what spring the screens, use a glass cleaner to clean the outside of the windows. is all about. Label everything. The key to good cleaning and organization is to buy Clean all the leaves and debris out of your a good label maker, make sure everything has its place, and then label. gutters. Clogged gutters can cause water Everything has a proper and practical place, and labeling makes it easy damage to your home. Several tools for

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cleaning your gutters are available, such as scoops and pressure a little money and a lot of elbow grease. When summer comes around, washers. Always wear gloves, as exposed metal can easily cut your you will be glad you accomplished all the spring cleaning, and you will hands. truly be able to just sit back and enjoy the outdoors. De-clutter your garage. A garage becomes the place to throw any unwanted stuff for so many people. Closing the door will not make the clutter disappear. Organize the items in the garage like you would your closets. Grouping like items together, installing extra shelving, and using storage containers can help you transform your garage into an open space that allows you to actually park your car in it.

Remodeling With interest rates at an all-time low, you may be planning a remodel for your home. Whether you are remodeling a bathroom, kitchen, office, or your entire home, there are some steps that must be followed in order to ensure your remodel goes as smoothly as possible. • Sketch out your ideas and imagine your remodeled space. Know how your space will be used. • Ask others who have remodeled for advice and learn from their experiences. If you do not know anyone personally, several websites are available, as well as message boards and chat rooms. • Think ahead. If you are planning on selling your home in the next five years, consider ideas that will appeal to the majority of the market.

Examine your fences. For wooden fences, look for rot and loose nails • Gather a team. Make certain that the individuals you hire are qualified, and consider treating the wood. If you have a metal fence, make sure licensed, and properly insured. there are no areas where the fence is pulling away from the ground. • Negotiate a contract with each contractor, as misunderstandings can Spring is the best time to paint your house. Winter weather can take a lead to big disasters. Written contracts are a must! Handshakes are a toll on a paint job. If you own a brick home, pressure washer the brick way to greet one another, not a way to guarantee understanding of a and give the front door, garage door, and shutters a fresh coat of paint. project. Also, clean any siding, such as on the eaves of your home, and paint • Get permission. Many structural changes need legal permits. Building them as well. Pull up any weeds in the landscaping and plant new shrubs, trees, and permits ensure that a remodeling project meets local building codes and flowers. This will certainly give your home that curb appeal you have safety requirements. been wanting. Pruning can be detrimental if not done properly and at the Always plan for right time, so consult your local garden center to determine what pruning • problems. The larger actions are best for your yard. the project, the more Spring is for barbeques. Remove all the dirt and pollen by hosing off potential for disaster and your patio and outdoor furniture, so that you can be proud to invite your frustration. Be prepared neighbors over for that backyard barbeque. Remember, no one wants to to face any issues sit down on dirty cushions, so make sure you deep clean them as well. If head on to correct the problems and move your patio needs staining, now is the perfect time. on quickly so that the Remember, the cleaner your yard looks, the more beautiful your home project can be complete looks. You can achieve a fresh, clean look for your home by investing according to your time schedule.

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Stroud’s Home Furnishings Opens New Store But Continues Same Business Philosophy Cheri (Stroud) Pruitt, Certified Interior Decorator, and the current owner of Stroud’s Home Furnishings, remembers her father, Price Stroud, very fondly, as a great influence in her life.

afternoons, and start out across the county. He’d ask people to just try the TVs for a few days and give him their opinions. Most peoplewereintriguedandwanted to buy one. Televisions were what people wanted and Price Stroud found a way for most to have one. He had extended credit in the grocery business, but this led to financing all types of home furnishings on a much bigger scale. Years later, my dad lobed to ay he was doing business with the grandchildren of his original customers. Someone once told me, “Your father gave our family credit when no one else would.” Customerslovedandappreciated my dad.

My father, Price Stroud, started in business around 1949, when his father offered to send him to college or set him up in business. After assuring his father he would not make the college basketball team, which was his favorite sport, he decided he’d just go into business. That was where it all began. Stroud’s Home Furnishings started out on Moose Street in downtown Morrilton as a Grocery and Feed Store, adding appliancesandelectronicsaround Stroud’s still has a huge selection 1953. of furniture including a La-Z-Boy Daddy often spoke of the Comfort Studio. We also have GE early 1950s, when he and a co- appliances, Toshiba electronic, worker would load his truck as well as Shaw Flooring. Our with televisions on Saturday Sleep Zone offers Justice and

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Therapedic Mattresses. You’ll find very eclectic and unique décor,rangingfromcontemporary to traditional. Customers often say we have the best selection they have seen. My father and mother had a huge influence on me. My dad taught me about business and my mother, June (Boyle) Stroud was very creative in decorating, and afraid to try very little. I’ve always felt so blessed to have had them as parents. Often, Daddy would look around the store and say, “Don’t ever think I did this, or I did that, because you know all things come from God, and we are nothing unless God allows us to be or to do anything.” I have never forgotten that. When I purchased the store from my father in 2004, I knew for the most part, I would continue business as he had. Our biggest

change is in Home Décor. Our showrooms are set-up with lamps, pictures, rugs, as well as lots of luxurious décor. We offer In-Store and In-Home Décor Consultations,havingredecorated homes for customers from Dover to Conway. With decorators on staff, and many special order sources at our fingertips, you can’t go wrong. We are doing business as usual–continuing the original philosophy that started this company over 60years ago. We’re honest, offer quality merchandise, and we’re here after the sale. Stroud’s is blessed with the best customers anywhere. For this, we want to thank the entire River Valley. Come see the new store, just southeast of WalMart in Morrilton, Our facility is new, but we’re still the same friendly, helpful staff. We hope to see you soon.

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EASY RECYCLING TIPS 1. Find a convenient place to collect recyclable items. Most things come from the kitchen, making it a good spot to set up a recycling center.

Recycling is easy when you know what you’re doing. You can get the whole family involved, reuse things you already have, and reduce your carbon footprint.

Sort and store: Save drink holders to corral used cans and bottles. Wrap newspapers with twine and then simply stack them. Plastic lids and caps are generally made of a different material than their containers and need to be sorted separately. Practical placement: Collect used household batteries to take to local drop-offs. Reuse shredded papers as packing material. Gather old phone books and magazines in a wire bin. Divide and conquer: Store items that may contain liquid in solid bins to prevent sticky messes. Sort plastic and cardboard by type. The hang-up: Keep a towel handy to wipe up spills. Scissors are useful for cutting twine or breaking down boxes. Post a recycling guide for quick reference. And don’t forget a hook for your reusable grocery bag. Creative reuse: An old picnic basket holds used packing peanuts and bubble wrap. Save plastic and paper shopping bags for reuse.

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no longer need to rinse them out or remove their labels.

6. Recycle junk mail or reuse it as scratch paper. To opt-out of certain junk-mailing lists, go to 2. The great thing about recycling is that it lets you put your favorite old containers, 7. Newspapers, magazines, and bins, or baskets to use. Assign white paper can all be recycled containers for glass, plastic, and as long as the paper is clean aluminum. To avoid messes, and dry. Plastic wrap, stickers, choose solid containers for or rubber bands should be storing items such as glass jars removed, but staples and plastic or cans that may have a sticky window envelopes are OK. residue. 8. Recycle worn-out 3. Take leftover plastic bags rechargeablebatterieslikethose back to grocery stores where used in cell phones, computers, they are collected and reused to or power tools. Go to www.rbrc. org to find a drop-off location make plastic lumber. in your area. 4. Check the bottom of plastic items to identify what type 9. Divvy up recycling duties of plastic they are. If the type among family members and is not recycled at your local sort items on a daily basis. center, consider ways to reuse 10. Print out this list of the container. commonly recycled materials. 5. Save water and time when Post it where you recycle for recycling cans and bottles. You easy access.

Building a Raised Bed Garden C

ontained raised beds are the most popular type of raised beds, and they’re great for vegetable and herb gardens, as well as flower gardens. Fruits, such as strawberries, grapes, blueberries, and raspberries, also do very well in a contained raised bed.

or you are planning to grow crops like carrots or parsnips that need a deeper soil, your bed should be at least ten You can choose from a variety of materials to construct your inches deep. raised bed. Wood is a very popular choice, because it is easy to work with and it is inexpensive. Concrete blocks, natural stone, Step Three: Prep Your or brick are also nice options, but there is definitely an added Site. Once you know expense and labor to consider in using them. Some gardeners go the size and shape of the ultra-simple route, and simply place bales of hay or straw in your bed, you can get whatever configuration they desire, then fill it with good soil and to work prepping the site. How much prep you will have to do is compost and plant it up. This solution will only give you a year of use, because the straw will decompose, but it’s worth trying if you don’t mind replacing the bales yearly, or if you’re still developing a more permanent solution. Since most contained raised beds are constructed from wood, here are instructions for building your own wood raised bed garden. Step One: Select your site. If you know that you’ll be growing vegetables or herbs, or sun-loving flowers in your new garden, select a site that gets at least eight hours of sun per day. A flat, level area is important, and you should also make sure that the area has easy access to water sources as well as room for you to work. Step Two: Determine the size and shape of your garden. Make sure that you can access all parts of the garden without stepping into the bed. One of the main advantages of a raised bed is that the soil doesn’t get compacted the way it might in a conventional bed because they are planned for accessibility. It is a good idea to keep the garden to around four feet wide, because this way you can access the middle of the bed from either side. If you’re placing your bed against a wall or fence, it should be no more than three feet wide. Any length you like will work, as long as you keep the width in control. In terms of depth, six inches is a good start, and many vegetables grow well in a bed that is six inches deep. As with many things, though, if you can do more, more is better! Ten to twelve inches would be ideal. If you have decent subsoil (not too clayey or rocky) you can simply loosen the soil with a garden fork and build a six to eight inch deep bed. If your soil is bad,

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determined by the depth of the bed you’re planning, as well as the plants you’re planning to grow there. If you are planning a vegetable or herb garden, a six-inch deep bed is perfect. To save yourself some labor, you can use newspaper, landscape fabric, or cardboard to cover and smother it, then put your soil and amendments right on top. However, to ensure that your plant’s roots have plenty of room to grow, it is a good idea to dig out the existing sod and loosen the soil with a shovel or garden fork to a depth of eight to twelve inches. Step Four: Construct the Bed. Using rot-resistant lumber such as cedar or one of the newer composite lumbers, construct your bed. Two by six lumber is perfect, as it is easy to work with and will give you six inches of depth. Cut your pieces to the desired size, then attach them together to make a simple frame. You can attach them in a variety of ways. You can make a simple butt joint at each corner, pre-drilling and then screwing the corners together with galvanized screws. You can use a small piece of wood in the corner,and attach each side to it. Step Five: Level Your Frames. Using a level, make sure your frame is level in all directions. This is a necessary step because if your bed is not level, you will have a situation where water runs off of one part of the garden and sits in another. If part of your frame is high, just remove some of the soil beneath it until you have a level frame. Step Six: Fill Your Garden. The whole point of a raised bed garden is that it gives you the opportunity to garden in perfect soil. Take this opportunity to fill your bed with a good mixture of quality topsoil, compost, and rotted manure. Once they’re filled and raked level, you’re ready to plant or sow seeds. Maintaining a Raised Bed Garden Happily, raised bed gardens require very little maintenance. Each spring or fall, it’s a good idea to top dress with fresh compost and manure, or, if your bed only holds plants for part of the year, go ahead and dig the compost or manure into the top several inches of soil. As with any garden, mulching the top of the soil will help retain moisture and keep weeds down. Moisture retention is important, because raised beds tend to drain faster than conventional beds.

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Seasonal Tips for Sewer & Drain April showers bring May flowers and the onset of spring, which means it’s time for “spring cleaning.” Roto-Rooter offers these maintenance tips to protect your home against plumbing problems. Kitchen/Bathrooms * Check faucets for drips or leaks. Make repairs to save water. * Ensure that all drains have strainers to prevent hair, soap and debris from clogging the drain lines. * Check toilets for hidden leaks. Add six drops of food coloring to the toilet tank. If the toilet is leaking, color will appear in the bowl within 30 minutes.

Appliances * Consider replacing a water heater more than 15 years old. (The first four numbers of the serial number represent the month and year it was made.) Newer water heaters are more energy efficient. * Check dishwasher, washing machine and ice maker supply hoses for bulges or leaks. Replace hoses showing signs of weakness or older than ten years. Use stainless steel hoses wherever possible. They are more reliable and less prone to bursting than other types.

* Install flood alarms. Like a smoke alarm, a flood alarm is a battery-operated device that sounds an alarm when it comes in contact with * Pour a gallon of water into infrequently used water. It alerts you to potential flooding or drains (including floor drains) to fill the trap and leaks. prevent odors from entering the house. Slow floor drains should be snaked to ensure they Outside will carry away water quickly in the event of a flood. * Make sure yard drains, gutters and downspouts are cleaned out, open, and free of debris. * If your home has a sump pump, make sure it operates properly by pouring a few buckets * Sewer Inspection-If you are planning to of water into the sump pit. The pump should purchase a home, doing a video inspection of quickly turn on, discharge the water then shut the underground sewer pipe may be a good idea, off without any problems. especially in older homes with clay or concrete sewer pipes. The inspection will reveal any * Install a backflow valve in the floor drain if flaws with the sewer before you buy and inherit you live in an area where sewers sometimes a problem. The cost of repairing or replacing an backup into homes. This device will prevent undergroundsewermaycostmanythousandsof future backups. dollars making a relatively inexpensive camera inspection a good investment. * Inspect for slow leaks in your home by taking a reading on your water meter before bedtime. * Recommend cleaning septics out every 3 to The next morning, without using any water 5 years and treating them with Roto Rooter overnight, take another reading. If the reading Product. has changed you have a leak that should be repaired.


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Pottsville Elementary Shannon Davis, Principal Grades: K-3 Cedar Street off Hwy 247 479-968-2123 Pottsville Middle Grades Houston Townsend, Principal Grades: 4-6 Apache Drive off Pine Ridge Rd 479-880-6631 Pottsville Junior High Kenny Bell, Principal Grades 7-9 250 Apache Drive 479-968-6574 Pottsville High School Jonathan Bradley Grades 10-12 500 Apache Drive 479-968-6334

Pottsville School District Administration 7000 Hwy 247 Pottsville, AR 72858 479-968-8101 Superintendent - Larry Dugger Director of Transportation Ray Cynova

Dardanelle School District Dardanelle Primary School Sue Ann Jernigan, Principal Jon David Keeling, Asst. Grades K-2 900 S Fourth St 479-229-4185 Dardanelle Elementary School Terry Laughinghouse, Principal Debbie Murphy, Asst. Grades 3-6 2306 N Hwy 7 479-229-3707

Dardanelle Middle School Avis Cotton, Principal Joey Rocconi, Asst Grades 7-8 2032 North State Hwy 7 479-229-4550 Dardanelle High School Marcia Lawrence, Principal Lynn Balloun, Asst Grades 9-12 1079 North State Hwy 28 479-229-4655 Dardanelle School District Administration 209 Cedar Street Dardanelle, AR 72834 John Thompson – Superintendent

Dover School District Dover School District Administration 9371 Market St.

Dover, AR 72837 479-331-2916 Dover High School Jo Lynn Taverner, Principal Grades 9-12 101 Pirates Loop 479-331-2120   Dover Middle School  Verna L. Boxnick, Principal Grades 7 - 8 203 College Street 479-331-4814 Dover Lower Middle School  Verna L. Boxnick, Principal Grades 5 - 6    135 College Street 479-331-4814  Dover Elementary School Donny Forehand, Principal Grades K-4 75 Pine Hill Road 479-331-2702 Superintendent – Jerry Owens

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Pottsville School District

Clarksville School District Clarksville School District Administration 1701 Clark Road Clarksville, AR 72830 479-705-3200 Clarksville Primary Elementary School Steve Ziegler, Principal Grades K-1 2023 Clark Road (479) 979-6000 Pyron Elementary Christel Thompson, Principal Grades 2-4 1903 Clark Road 479-705-3256 Kraus Middle School Janice Price, Principal Grades 5-6 1901 Clark Road 479-705-3240

Clarksville Junior High Paul Dean, Principal Grades 7-9 1801 Clark Road 479-705-3224 Clarksville High School John Burke, Principal Grades 10-12 1703 Clark Road 479-705-3212 David Hopkins – Superintendent 479-705-3200 Steven Wyatt – Asst. Superintendent/Student/ Academic Services 479-705-3200 Toby Cook – Asst. Superintendent/ Support Services – 479-705-3255 Freeman Wish – District Treasurer – 479-705-3201 Cheryl Ziegler – District Curriculum Coordinator 479-705-3203

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Marsha King – District Special Education Coordinator 479-705-3216

Atkins School District Atkins Elementary School Carol Sober, Principal Grades K-4 611 NW 4th Street 479-641-7085 Atkins Middle School Allen Willbanks, Principal (resigning) Grades 5-8 611 NW 4th Street 479-641-1008 Atkins High School Phil Daniel, Principal (resigning) Grades 9-12 403 Ave 3 NW 479-641-7872

Danville School District S.C Tucker Elementary Nancy Barrick, Principal Grades K-5 East 9th Street 479-495-4820 Danville Middle School Steve Pfeifer, Principal Grades 6-8 201 East 11th St 479-495-4800 Danville High School Nolan Bryant, Principal Grades 9-12 East 11th Street 479-495-4810 Danville School Superintendents Office Mike Hernandez, Superintendent East 11th Street 479-495-4800

Choosing The Right Childcare

The GardenGrowing Children from the Ground Up

Choosing appropriate child care for your infant or young child can seem as overwhelming as helping your teenager select a college or university. As a parent, it is your responsibility to ensure that your child is safe and happy in a child care environment that is fun, educational, and nurturing. Here are some tips for making such an important decision. About 70% of parents place their young children in some type of daily care. Whether you choose in-home or center-based care, a preschool, or someone else’s home for your child’s daily care setting, you should follow some specific guidelines to ensure receiving quality, professional care. Most important is to know your own child’s temperament, likes and dislikes, health, interests, and behavior. For a baby under 1 year old, give careful attention to your child’s need to be nurtured and held, any special health needs, and the type of person you want to care for your child during the first year of life. For an older child, developing play and learning styles, interaction with other kids, intellectual curiosity, and need for individualized attention should be considered.

The Garden is not a “day care.” It is a preschool where children are provided with an educational experience and a chance to grow. The Garden works with parents in order to prepare kids for public school.

The Garden opened its doors in August of 2009 behind the vision of owner, Emily Nealy. “We really feel like it’s a calling,” says Nealy. “It’s a ministry. There’s nothing more in my life that I can do better, and I want to do it for as long as I can.” Since the opening in 2009, Nealy has seen many different kids come and go, but each group holds a special place in her heart. “Kids in general are just smart. They are willing to learn, and they are very creative. That’s exactly why we offer the type of learning environment that we do,” says Nealy. The Garden is truly a unique place for kids to learn. It offers opportunities for them to be creative and to become truly prepared for public school. At The Garden, kids are able to grow in the fertile soil of knowledge, and that is all that is all that a parent could ever ask.

The family’s own values and emotional needs also come into play. Some parents are overly anxious about leaving their very young child with one person, while others prefer this individual care. But by age 3 or 4, it’s good for kids to have at least some exposure to other kids and participate in a structured program like preschool or daycare. Before choosing a care setting, you should be aware of the options available and consider cost, location, and reputation. What to Look for Make a list of qualities you’re looking for in a caregiver or day care, such as experience, religious background, discipline beliefs, and flexibility. The International Nanny Association (INA) recommends that you interview any prospective hire at least twice and that you conduct a criminal background check, which is usually done by most placement agencies. If you’re considering a day care center or other group setting, spend some time observing the center and talking to parents with kids there. Finally, do you have a sense of trust in this person or program? Do you believe that your child will be happy and have the opportunity to learn and grow in this environment? To read the complete article or more articles like this please go to KidsHealth. org. This information was provided by KidsHealth®, one of the largest resources online for medically reviewed health information written for parents, kids, and teens. For more articles like this, visit or © 1995- 2012 . The Nemours Foundation/KidsHealth®. All rights reserved.

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CHILD CARE ABC Children’s Academy 500 E. 3rd- 479-968-5048 308 E. 11th- 479-968-5084 1101 S. Erie- 479-968-5100 2106 Hwy 22- 479-229-2000 1309 N. 2nd- 479 -229-4186 A Happy Camper’s Preschool 825 N. Greenwich Russellville, AR. 72801 479-968-4545 Caughman’s Corner Preschool 1013 N Denver Ave Russellville, AR 72801 (479) 968-3767 Child Development Appleton Child Development 20189 SR 124 Atkins, AR 72823 479-284-3954 Crawford Child Development Center Crawford Elementary school 1116 North Parker Russellville, AR 72801 479-967-1624 Dover Child Development Center 107 Hill Street Dover, AR 72837 479-331-2331 Russellville Child Development Center 507 North Elmira Russellville, AR 72802 479-968-5155 Center Valley ABC Center Valley Elementary School 5401 SR 124 Russellville, AR 72802 479-967-2239

in the River Valley

London ABC London Elementary School 154 School Street London, AR 72847 479-293-1423

Coal Hill Child Development Center 103 North Main Street Coal Hill, AR 72832 479-497-1838

Oakland Heights ABC Oakland Heights Elementary School 1501 South Detroit Russellville, AR 72801 479-880-8007

Johnson County Home Based Head Start 514 West Main Clarksville, AR 72830 479-754-7868

Russellville ABC 1610 South Arkansas, Suite 5&6 Russellville, AR 72801 479-858-6173 Pope County North HomeBased Head Start 107 Hill Street Dover, AR 72837 479-331-3013 Pope County South HomeBased Head Start 407 East Parkway Russellville, AR 72801 479-880-0555 Yell County Home-Based Head Start 501 Water Plant Road Ola, AR 72853 479-489-5020 Danville Child Development Center 700 Industrial Street Danville, AR 72833 479-495-2922 Dardanelle Child Development Center 1109 N. 3rd Street Dardanelle, AR 72834 479-229-4169 Clarksville Child Development Center 700 Cline Road Clarksville, AR 72830 479-754-6259

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Playlife Child Care 5979 N Arkansas Ave Russellville, AR 72802 (479) 498-4527 Friendship Pediatric Services 1301 Russell Rd. 479-967-2316 The Garden For Creative Learning Preschool 2115 West B 479-880-2115 Kids’ Stuff 227 E Circle Dr Russellville, AR 72801 (479) 968-5159 Kingdom Kids Learning Center 5130 N. Arkansas Ave. 479-967-0253

Grins N Giggles 1007 W B St Russellville, AR 72801 (479) 968-1660 Teeter Totter Day Care 500 S Glenwood Ave Russellville, AR 72801 (479) 967-4545 Bright Beginnings 400 E C St Russellville, AR 72801 (479) 968-7073 Friendship Community Care 1301 Russell Rd. 479-967-2316 DLC Day Care 1609 S Dayton Ave Russellville, AR 72802 (479) 967-8013 Little Church 304 S Commerce Ave Russellville, AR 72801 (479) 968-2143 Parkway Day Care & Learning 2001 W Parkway Dr Russellville, AR 72802 (479) 967-7496

Nelson Learning Center 108 W H St Russellville, AR 72801 (479) 968-7178

Friendship Pediatric Services 828 N Greenwich Ave Russellville, AR 72801 (479) 498-0381

Little Hands Child 1609 S Dayton Ave Russellville, AR 72802 (479) 967-7763

Shinn’s Preschool & Nursery 901 S Detroit Ave Russellville, AR 72801 (479) 968-1422

Noah’s Ark Learning Center 124 E G St Russellville, AR 72801 (479) 890-9422 (479) 968-2622

Learning Land 1103 E L St Russellville, AR 72801 (479) 968-3

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The Hometown Voice JOHNNY STORY J

ohnny Story knew at a young age that he wanted to work in radio. Story was born and raised in Russellville. His interest in radio was sparked because his best friend’s brother was in the radio business. “I really went through the school of hard-knocks getting into the radio business, and I just would not take no for answer,” says Story. “When I first started I would ride my bike down to KARV.” Johnny Story is a well-known name in the Russellville and River Valley area. He has covered country fairs, sporting events, elections, accidents, murder cases, and much more. But in the end it’s all about people. “My favorite aspect is the fact that I get to be a service to people,” says Story. During his time Story has seen the radio business grow and change due to the increases in technology. “When I first started we did everything off of notecards,” says Story, “but now you can be on three different shows at once, with the different recording devices and advancements in technology. It’s almost like we can bend time in the radio business.”

“...the voice we’ve all turned to for entertainment or for information.”

Johnny Story has been a part of the Russellville and River Valley radio scene for over thirtysix years. During those years he has been the voice we’ve all turned to for entertainment or for information.Through his undying passion for this area and the people that make up this area, Johnny Story has made a name for himself and provided a wonderful service to his hometown. Listen for Johnny Story on 100.9 KWKK from 6AM – 10AM, on 102.3 KCJC from 10AM – 2PM, and 980 KCAB on the AM dial.

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Shopping In The River Valley Slovepending a few days in Russellville is always well worth it. If you the outdoors, then you’ll love it here. There are plenty of bike

trails, fishing spots, sights to see, and other outdoor activities. If you’re having trouble taking it all in, don’t worry, there’s enough night life to keep you busy until tomorrow. So when you watch the sun go down over Sunset Point on top of Mount Nebo, don’t think that you have to go down with it and retire early. There’s still plenty to do, but it may require you to ditch the fishing poles and mountain bikes, at least for a little while. So you’re ready for a night on the town in the River Valley. You’ve already been on top of Mount Nebo, which is only a few miles away in Dardanelle, and watched the sunset over the River Valley. Now what? There’s plenty to choose from. If you’re looking to do some shopping, look no further than the Valley Park Centre, located on East Main Street by Chick-Fil-A. Valley Park Centre includes a variety of stores to choose from, including J.C. Penney’s, T.J. Maxx, The Beach Shack, Hibbett Sports, Hobby Lobby, and PetSmart. With so many choices, you’re guaranteed to find all your shopping needs. If you happened to miss dinner, head on over to Savanah’s Restaurant, located on Front Street in Dardanelle, for a great restaurant with a beautiful view, friendly staff, and a wonderful atmosphere. Still haven’t had enough on Front Street? Walk a few feet down to Front Street Bar and Grill for even more delicious food, served alongside live, local music. If Savanah’s filled you up, you can just stop by for a well-mixed drink or two and relax on the outdoor patio overlooking the river. Take a short drive across the bridge into Russellville for even more nightlife. If you enjoy a good round of pool, test your

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skills at Beezer’s, located on Shamrock Boulevard. Take your pick from numerousrecentlyreleased movies to watch at the Lowrey Picwood 11. This theater has a history here, erected in 1941, as being a great meeting place for moviegoers for years. Bargain movies are available Monday nights and during weekend matinees. Right down the road on Main Street is Sportsworld, where you can enjoy a game of bowling, mini-golf, or even try your hand at winning some prizes in their arcade. Haven’t gotten enough of the River Valley music scene? Visit Bugsy’s Wings ‘N Things on Arkansas Ave, right off of I-40, for the only place in Russellville specializing in serious wings. There’s tons of fun every week, including live music and a fullystocked bar. If you’ve got the kids with you and they don’t feel up for a movie or a quick game of bowling, try taking them to the Hog Wild Family Fun Center. It’s the perfect place to host parties, with an arcade, go karts, mini-golf, bumper cars, mini bowling, water wars, and many more exciting surprises that not only provide fun for the kids, but for the whole family. Before you get crazy

with all the games and prizes, check out their great menu, stocked full of pizza, sandwiches, pasta, and salads. Open from 11 am to 10 pm on weekends, and located on Sidney Avenue. There is a rich, thriving nightlife in Russellville just waiting to be taken advantage of. There’s fine dining, bars, recreational games, movies, and even fun for the kids. So if you had a long day from fishing, hang-gliding, mountain biking, or hiking, just take your pick from the extensive list of things to do at night to wind down and get ready for your next big, adventurous day in the Arkansas River Valley.

Make it a “Daly” Outing Lion’s Den Golf Club, Inc. is located on a tree covered hillside overlooking

scenic Lake Dardanelle, just a short 3 miles west of the City of Dardanelle, AR on US Highway 22 and one mile on Bay Ridge Drive. This 18-Hole golf course, carved out of the rugged rolling hills and their green

woodlands, makes for exciting fairways. The new Champion Dwarf Bermuda Greens are kind to the beginning golfer plusdemandingtothemoreexperienced. Playing this challenging course with its scenic hilly terrain that is complemented by a breathtaking view of Lake Dardanelle andthesurroundingmountainswillmake it a day to remember.

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Volunteerism At Its Best Last year 1606 Volunteers graciously donated their time at the River Valley Christian Clinic. Total Number of hours given: 8145

The mission of River Valley Christian Clinic is to provide health care (medical, dental and optical) and spiritual guidance to anyone in the River Valley who cannot afford to access traditional health care. Services are provided without regard to race, sex, age or religion. Patients are allowed to visit the clinic one time without being qualified. To qualify as a patient at RVCC, applicants must be uninsured, not eligible for Medicaid or Medicare, and must fall within 125% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. At present, dental and optical patients with Medicaid and Medicare are accepted.

practitioner began December 2010. She sees patients in the morning one day per week. In January 2011 the clinic began contracting with a former volunteer to be director of the Patient Assistance Program (PAP). The PAP director is responsible for ordering and re-ordering medications and organizing all volunteers in the PAP area.

The clinic is funded through individual, corporate and church Marcia Chronister RVCC Clinic donations as well as through grants. The clinic administrator Administrator discusses patient is the only paid, full-time employee at present. In March 2009, forms with Diane Race the clinic began contracting with a part-time Nurse Practitioner Alltheprofessionalsandothers who comes one day per week and sees patients during regular who assist at the clinic are here office hours (9:00 am - 3:00 pm). Another part-time nurse on a voluntary basis. A team of leaders helps coordinate all of the

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Services Provided

volunteers. There are usually 50-60 volunteers at each clinic including, doctors, nurses, dentists, pharmacist, pharmacy technicians, x-ray technicians, lab technicians, medical records personnel, patient assistance, greeter/ runners, parking/security, child care, interpreters, counselors, dental assistants, eye doctors and optical Don Guess assistants. RVCC Board President

Medical Care Physician Evaluation and Treatment Routine Lab and X-Ray Exams Physical Therapy Diabetes Care Dental Care

Clinics are held on the first and third Thursday evening of each month. There is a follow-up clinic on Tuesday afternoons following each clinic night. Nurse Practitioner Day Clinics are held on Thursdays. We see an average of 355 patients per month. Office staff interviews an average of 52 patients per month to determine patient’s eligibility.

Dental Evaluation Extractions Eye Care Optometry Examination Eyeglass Provision

Current programs of the clinic include:

Curtis Hagerty, DDS of Hagerty Family Dental

Regular Thursday night clinics (medical, dental and optical) are held on the 1st and 3rd Thursday night of each month beginning at 6:00 pm and ending when the last patient is seen. Colposcopy (Biopsy of Cervical Tissue) Clinics are held during regular clinic as needed from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm.

Pharmacy Services Medication Assistance

The Love of Christ in Action

River Valley Christian Clinic

Danny J. Aquilar, DPM, FACFAS, FCCWS Diabetic Clinic at RVCC

Follow-up Clinics (medical only) are held on Tuesdays following regular clinic beginning at 1:00 pm and ending at 3:00 pm.

1714 State Highway 22 Dardanelle, AR 72834

Nurse Practitioner Day Clinics (medical only) are held one day per week (Thursday) beginning at 9:00 am and ending at 3:00 pm.

479-229-2566 Toll Free 877-229-3450 FAX 479-229-1021

Diabetic Clinics (medical, optical, podiatry and nutrition) are held quarterly beginning at 5:30 pm and usually ending between 8:00 and 9:00 pm.

Sandy Kremp, RN Owner of VSPA

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We have the heart and the vision.We have the community

support and the volunteer base to provide services. With your support we have been able to implement many of the programs we had envisioned such as the PAP director and the daytime Nurse Practitioners. With your help we are providing service to many more needy people. R.D. Walker, Owner/ Pharmacist of C&D Drug Store

Sandy Sikes, Employee of Millard Henry Clinic and Anita Sellers, employee of Arkansas Orthopaedic Center

Jeanie Crites, RN Employee of River Valley Medical Center and Libby Caston, Volunteer

Stephen F. Lefler M.D. and Gary Denton, Pharmacist / Co-Owner of Michael Escue M.D. Obstetrics/Gynecology from Rose Drug of Russellville Millard Henry Clinic

Linda Gifford, Volunteer Arkansas River Valley Dentistry Dr. J.R. Cook, DDS

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Non-Medical Volunteers Non-Medical volunteers outnumber the medical professionals at RVCC. There are usually between 25-35 non-medical volunteers at each clinic and about 15 others on weekdays. These include, greeter/runners,parking/security,childcare,interpreters,volunteer check-in, medical records, Patient Assistance Program (PAP) and volunteer callers. There are many ways to participate in the service of the clinic. Some positions are during the day and others are at the evening clinics. Many of the positions simply require directing patients on clinic night and others require managing charts and computer work. We have something for everyone and we offer on-the-spot training.

Does Your Church Want to Help? If your church is interested in partnering in this ministry and you would like to have a spokesman from RVCC speak to your church, or you would like to furnish a meal for our volunteers on clinic night, please call Don Guess at 479-858-1687

Scan the QRC with your smart phone and be automatically directed to the River Valley Christian Clinic Website.

We would love to have you volunteer too! You can print a volunteer application from or pick one up at the clinic during office hours Monday-Friday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

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Touch Lives, Not Tissue.

Advanced Cancer Treatment at Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center brings IGRT Technology — the world’s most advanced radiation therapy treatment approach – to the River Valley. Unlike other radiation treatment systems, this breakthrough technology allows physicians to actually see tumors at the time of treatment – saving patients time and preserving healthy tissue. With IGRT, Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center is providing physicians with confidence, and patients with hope.

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Arkansas Department of Health Hospice Volunteers Share Why They Give Their Time Nancy and Shirman Yancy: We have been blessed and felt we wanted to give something back to the community. We feel this is a good way to serve God and to serve your fellow man. One of the most information aspect of being a volunteer is being available for the family to talk with. Just listen and be a set of ears. We all need that, Janie Booty: I decided to become a hospice volunteer after experiencing the wonderful care that my husband (Michael) received during his illness. Hospice continued to support me and my family after his death. By volunteering for hospice, I’m not only giving back to the community, I’m honoring my husband and his memory. Malana Shumaker – because it was warm and fuzzy. It makes you feel good, helping other’s with life’s most difficult journey. Paula Coffman likes working with the hospice programbecauseyoumeet a lot of interesting people and heart interesting stories. Rev Jeff Cheatham – Assuring a hospice patient plus his or her family of God’s love, grace, mercy and forgiveness is one of life’s satisfying moments. Such times are evidence that I am honored to be a hospice chaplain.

Become A

VOLUNTEER 1. Research the causes or issues that are important to you. Look for a group that deals with issues about which you feel strongly. 2. Consider what you have to offer. Similarly, think about your specific personality and how your organization skills or communication style might fit with different organizations or activities.

5. When you find an organization that is in line with your interest, request a interview and plan for it much the same wya that you would plan for a job interview, An interview will allow you and the organization to find the right match for your skills and interests. 6. Would you like to learn something new? Consider whether the organization offers training or professional developement opportunities for ther volunteers. Volunteering can provide you with thechancetolearnaboutsomething you’re interested in and develop new skills in a new area.

3. Think outside the box. Many community groups that are looking for volunteers, like neighborhood watch programs, prisons, disaster relief organizations, youth organizations, inter generational programs, and park services may not have occurred to you but could 7. Find the volunteer activity that fits your schedule. Organizations just be the perfect fit. needdifferentlevelsofcommitment 4. There’s no need to wait and for different types of volunteer be asked. There are many ways activities. to find organizations that are looking for volunteers. Ask your 8. Volunteer with friends or as a friends or colleagues about their family. Volunteering with others own volunteering activities. The can be a great way to get to know internet has great online volunteer people better and can help keep referral services, including www. you exctited about volunteering. volunteer,gov.

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Special People...

Marsha DuVall, Owner/Pharmacist at Rose Drug of Dardanelle

William Scott, St Mary’s Hospital Lab Employee

Volunteer in the Optical Center at RVCC

Janet Thurber works in the Patient Assistance Program at RVCC

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Judi Baker, RN

Dennis Berner, M.D. Internal Medicine Millard Henry Clinic

Stephen F. Lefler M.D. and Michael Escue M.D. Obstetrics/Gynecology from Millard Henry Clinic

Left To Right: Bethany Marcum, Amber Accord, Linda Lane, Jannine Hunnicutt - Childcare Providers at RVCC

Special Place... Diane Race-Volunteer, calling next patient Gary Denton Co-Owner/Pharmacist Rose Drug of Russellville

GaryRollans Pharmacist Rose Drug of Dardanelle

Debbie Harris, RN

Shirley Judkins, RN Employee of Dardanelle Nursing Center

Harding University Student Pharmacy volunteer

Robbie Withouse and Linda Staggs volunteering in the lab at RVCC

Patients waiting in line for lab.

Danny J. Aquilar, DPM, FACFAS, FCCWS Diabetic Clinic at RVCC


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Putting The “U” In Volunteer A volunteer, as defined by Merriam Webster’s Dictionary is a person who “voluntarily undertakes or expresses a willingness to perform a service with no legal concern or interest.” Glenda Anderson Luter defines it as “a hand, a hug, a shoulder, or a smile.” Mrs. Luter learned exactly what those meant when she was on the receiving end of each of those. In 1988 she was diagnosed with breast cancer, suffering 19 out of 22 positive lymph nodes. Mrs. Luter received surgery, eight months of chemo, and 36 days of radiation. Not only has she experienced cancer, but she has also suffered a heart attack and a car accident. But through the love of her heavenly father, her husband, and the loving acts of neighbors helping neighbors, Mrs. Luter has endured. Because of those trials in her life, Mrs. Lutern became devoted to volunteering. She has been the volunteer coordinator for the Arkansas Department of Health Hospice since the beginning of the program in 1992. Needless to say, Mrs. Luter has a special awareness to the needs of volunteers and the hospice families. “This is my favorite job, and not a lot of people get the chance to have their favorite job,” says Luter. “You have to be a certain kind of person to do this kind of work. I was called to do this. Some people are good with computers, some are good with babies; I think I’m good at this.” For Mrs. Luter, it is truly all about helping others, in the exact same way that she was once helped. “We often lose sight of what life is really about. I give thanks each day as I put my feet on the floor and enjoy it as if it were my last. What greater gift could there be than knowing that you helped someone during a difficult journey?” says Luter. The simple fact is that volunteers provide compassion. Volunteers are the helping hand and human face of private and individual enterprise. They are thoughtful, committed citizens who continue to change our world – one activity at a time.

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Snap Fitness is the leading franchisor of 24/7, express fitness centers that feature state-of-the-art equipment and fast paced workouts conveniently located in neighborhood areas. Founded in 2003 by CEO Peter Taunton, the Minnesota-based franchisor has sold more than 4000 locations in the United States, Canada, India, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Australia and Mexico. In November of 2006, Kevin Adkison, a 1989 graduate of Russellville High School, began looking into purchasing a fitness center. “Before 2006, nothing in the area fit my fitness needs or my work schedule,” says owner, Kevin Adkison. “I attempted to purchase a local fitness facility before 2006, but the deal between the two parties never materialized. I realized that there was not a gym that met the needs of a large group of people in our area.”

Upon opening the 2400 square foot facility, the Russellville location became the first Snap Fitness in Arkansas and the only 24-hour location in Russellville. The facility features all state of the art equipment, including the award-winning cybex arc trainer. Snap Fitness offers tanning, which is also available 24-hours a day. In addition, they also offer free weights and dumbbells to fit any fitness needs, as well as Dish Network television sets and Sirius satellite radio.

The first Snap Fitness was located on Parkway and has been in business since 2006. However, they moved locations in October of 2011, and are now located at 501 North Arkansas Avenue, Suite B, in the City Mall next to Tuesday Morning and Goody’s. The Upon doing research on new technologies, Adkison came across new facility is approximately 8000 square foot, allowing room for Snap Fitness franchise information. He and his fiancé traveled to expansion and growth. Chanahassen, Minnesota to look at other Snap Fitness locations and meet with founder Peter Taunton.

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Millard-Henry Salutes Their Employees Who Volunteer Their Services At RVCC

Front Row, L-R: Gayle Caldwell, James Carter, M.D., Patrick Godbold, Amanda Vinson, Sandy Sikes, Finley Turner, M.D. Back Row, L-R: Bethany Walker, PA-C, Angie James, Tammy Warren, Robbie Withouse, Traci Noblett, Gloria Dixon, R.N., Cathy Kehl, R.T., Karen Wilkins, R.T., Cathy Lackey, Chandani Patel

At Millard-Henry Clinic, our first priority is meeting our community’s healthcare needs. Over the past 67 years our providers have worked closely with Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center to bring new physicians, services and technology to the River Valley.

In addition, our practice provides exclusive care in Pediatrics, General Surgery and OB/GYN in the River Valley. Millard-Henry Clinic, your providers of exceptional healthcare services for over 67 years!

With more than 33 providers including physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners serving our patients, there has never been greater access to care in our community. Our specialty areas of medicine include Pediatrics, Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics, Gynecology, General Surgery, Dietician services and Coumadin Clinic. Additionally, Millard-Henry Clinic works very closely with other physicians in our community to take care of our patients without the need to travel out of town. Weareheretoserveourpatientsthroughscheduledappointments, same day care, urgent/acute care, laboratory services, radiology services and healthier living through lifestyle modification and education.

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Cicelie Freeman, Stephen Lefler, M.D., Brenda Jones, Michael Escue, M.D.

Staying On Track

With Routine Oral Health

Dr. Blaine Leeds, DDS

“A nd visit your dentist twice a year….”. Do you know

where that phrase comes from? Remember the old “Brusha, brusha,brusha,”Ipanatoothpaste commercial? The jingle was such effective advertising that dental insurance companies latched on to the mindset already ingrained in patients by the commercial to affect their benefit structure. Most dental insurance companies allow for two dental “check-ups” per year covered under a standard dental insurance plan. Many insurance companies view this prevention as important enough to provide 100% benefit for their patients to have these visits. Why would insurance companies pay 100 percent for this treatment? Because the insurance providers know that patients who have routine dental exams often avoid dental treatment train wrecks that cost their companies thousands of dollars in benefits paid out to customers. When is the last time you had a routine dental hygiene visit? If it’s been more than a year, then you’re overdue. Very rarely we will see a patient in my office that is healthy enough to be seen only once per year for routine maintenance care. Typically this is a type A, woman, business leader / family leader, non smoker, that brushes with a powered brush and flosses daily. Almost every human being needs to have a professional hygienist treat them twice per year. Americans will change their car’s oil religiously every three thousand miles on the dot, but will wait four years between dental check-ups even when they have insurance!

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check up should include a thorough examination by the hygienist and the dentist, digital x-rays, and a prophylaxis (polish) if you are a healthy patient. If you have gingivitis (reversible gum inflammation) or periodontitis (irreversible inflammation of entire tooth support structure) you will probably need to be reappointed with the hygienist for more thorough gum and root treatment. Your routine care should always be accomplished by aregistereddentalhygienist. These professionals are most often college graduates with a two year post graduate degree from an accredited hygiene school. In the year 2012 many dental offices have made the move to digital x-rays. With digital radiographs, the radiation a patient receives is less than that found in most ultraviolet light bulbs. Also digital films allow patients to see their x-rays on a computer screen and see what the dentist and staff are describing in a much better way. Many offices will also have intra-oral cameras which will allow images of every tooth, previous dentistry and problem areas.

for our patients. That filling you may have been avoiding may be done with a new material that no longer requires local anesthetic. Advancements like lasers, new implant technology, and new filling materials that allow for tinier, whiter restorations are all advancements that continue to get better and better each year. Also new pharmaceutical advancements have allowed for pre-appointment medications to help patients who are afraid or have had a bad experience in the past. Simply put there is no reason dentistry has to be painful in the year 2012 and beyond. Finally, many patients discover other health problems and catch them early by discussing their medical history on a regular basis with their dentist or dental assistant or hygienist. Diabetes, sleep apnea, melanomas / skin issues and a host of other issues are commonly diagnosed and discussed by dentists and their teams first, then patients are directed to the proper medical providers and time, money and even lives are sometimes saved based on a simple dental visit.

So get in touch with your dentist and set up a regular checkup. You and your family will save money, smile more naturally and improve not only your oral health but your general and systemic For insured dental patients, the routine exam and x-rays should be a health as well. no-brainer. Most are covered at 100% by their insurance company. For patients who do not have dental insurance, proper routine care Dr. Blaine Leeds DDS is a general dentist in Pottsville. Dr. Leeds is an affordable way to prevent expensive and sometimes painful is a member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of dental care that occurs due to neglect/non-compliance. Insurance General Dentistry, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry is a method of payment, not a method of treatment. As patients, and the Dental Organization of Conscious Sedation. You can we should never allow an insurance company to dictate what listen to Dr. Leeds on KXIO 106.9 FM where he is the sports treatment our medical and dental provider deem to be the best. director every Monday thru Friday morning from 6:35 am to 7:20 am and on the KXIO app in the apple iTunes store. Dr. Leeds is Routine check ups also keep patients alerted to new treatment also the lead singer for the rock band On the Verge, a classic rock modalities that may have become mainstream since their last cover band that routinely opens for artists like The Steve Miller visit. Every month in dentistry a new technological advance Band and .38 Special. You can reach Dr. Leeds or his team at seems to make our job easier and more comfortable and better 479.858.7382 or on the web at

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AUTO REPAIR AND SERVICE… HELPS PREVENT COSTLY MISTAKES For those who want their vehicle repaired in a hurry due to a busy schedule but also want the job done right, a professional auto repair and transmission service center is the right solution. There may be some minor repairs you can perform on your own, however; to ensure you have the warranty, best parts, and workmanship backed by experience, use the services of a welltrained auto technician.

weather with no heat. It also can be uncomfortable riding in a car in the summer months with your cooling unit operating poorly. You may think that you are saving money by not getting the needed repairs in this area, but besides being uncomfortable in your vehicle because of a poorly operating heating and cooling system, this can also negatively affect areas such as:

If you have noticed small problems in your car such the gears slipping, the brakes making grinding noises, a strange smell • Transmission functions coming from under the hood, or if you have trouble stopping your vehicle, take it in to a reliable auto repair shop for an inspection. • Engine functions These problems may be small right now, but if you don’t get them • The powertrain taken care of soon, they can turn into big ones. Although you want the cooling and heating systems operating efficiently all year long, there are two specific times of the year that it is especially important, the winter and the summer months. During the cold months, it can be very uncomfortable in your vehicle riding through harsh

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• Fuel efficiency With affordable service rates some auto repair shops provide, you never have to ride in your car and be miserable again. However; even when your car is operating perfectly and you don’t see a problem with your heating and cooling, it’s just as important to keep your regular vehicle inspection to get the maintenance service you need to avoid problems from occurring.

Whether your car related need is with the AC system, transmission, brakes, battery, exhaust system, belts & hoses, or you need a top-rate engine tune-up, take it into auto repair and transmission experts that have been in car repair for many years. A qualified and experienced auto technician that is knowledgeable about all makes and models of cars can have you in and out of their shop in no time. Call and schedule a time to get your vehicle inspection and find out about discounts, specials, or other money saving deals you can get in on to help save on your auto service. Source: “” \o “Free Articles” Free Articles from

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number of commercial and administrative positions increasing, we are also seeing an increase in professional positions.” The hiring trends survey indicates that 11 percent of respondents plan to hire for engineering positions, while 10 percent plan to hire for accounting and finance. Eight percent of respondents anticipate hiring for marketing and information technology positions. And while many companies are planning new hires, they are finding it difficult to recruit and fill positions. More than 50 percent of employers who answered the survey indicated they have difficulty recruiting for and filling positions. “Recruiting and retaining top talent is more important than ever to small businesses,” Funk said. “To ensure a good fit, identify whether a hiring candidate’s core values match those of the company.” Whenconsideringnewhires,anoverwhelming99percentoftheemployers who responded to the hiring trends survey said an applicant’s attitude is the most important characteristic when making a hiring decision.

Russellville, Ark. -- The hiring outlook in all regions of North America is increasing for administrative and commercial jobs, according to a recent hiring trends survey conducted by Express Employment Professionals, “Starting your career in today’s hiring environment can be challenging, one of the nation’s largest privately-held staffing companies. including making a positive, memorable impression with people who could be your employer,” Funk said. “It’s important to show your positive Nearly 1,300 current and former Express clients across the United States attitude and offer ideas on how you can help the company.” and Canada responded to the survey. The Russellville Express Employment Professionals franchise began Hiring trends for the second quarter of 2012 are expected to be greatest in operation in 2000 and offers temporary help and direct hire employees in commercial and light industrial, with 32 percent of respondents planning a variety of fields, including administrative, commercial, data processing, new hires. This is up three percent from the first quarter. technical, sales, marketing and more. Twenty-eight percent of respondents anticipate adding administrative and office clerical staff, an increase of eight percent from the previous quarter. Additionally, 43% plan to fill positions in “other” sectors that include clinical/healthcare, customer service, food service, general labor, maintenance, medical/dental/nursing and sales.

Worldwide, Express Employment Professionals put 335,000 people to work in 2011 and has more than 550 offices in three countries. Express provides expertise in evaluation hire, temporary staffing, professional search and human resources and works across a wide variety of industries. Temporary sales for the international staffing franchise company totaled more than $2.1 billion in 2011.

“As the economy continues to recover from the recession, we are seeing more employers increase their production and add to their staff in The Russellville office, located at 701 East Main Complex, Ste. 18 is Russellville,” said Robert A. Funk, CEO and chairman of the board for currently accepting applications. For more information, call (479) 967Express, and owner of the Russellville Express Office. “In addition to the 7070 or visit

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COUNTY GOVERNMENT Pope County | Yell County | Johnson County

Pope County County Judge’s Office Jim Ed Gibson 479-968-7487 Assessor Karen Martin 479-968-7418 Tax Collector Rita Chandler 479-968-7016 Circuit Clerk Fern Tucker 479-968-7499 County Clerk Laura McGuire 479-968-6064

5th Judicial District Circuit Judges

Juvenile Probation Debbie Gobell 479-967-1520

Division 1 William Pearson 479-968-1073

Adult Probation Ramona Woods 479-968-5154

Division 2 Gordon McCain 479-968-2280 Division 3 Ken Coker 479-968-3869

Public Defender James Dunham 479-967-7624

Division 4 Dennis Sutterfield 479-967-5011

Veteran Services Jack Smith 479-968-6049

District Court Judge Don Bourne 479-968-1393

County Road Department Sidney Gray 479-968-6400 County Jail Terry Bailey 479-968-2558

Prosecuting Attorney David Gibbons 479-968-8600

Pope County Departments

Treasurer Donna Wall 479-968-2194

Emergency Medical Service Doug Duerr 479-968-8222

Sheriff Aaron Duvall 479-968-2558

911 Coordinator/Office of Emergency Management David Freeman 479-968-1800

Coroner Leonard Krout 479-968-2558

Court Appointed Special Advocate Genny Baker 479-880-1195

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County Extension Agent Phil Sims 479-968-7098 Health Department Pam Sellers 479-968-6004 Senior Activity Center Sherry Tidwell 479-968-5039

Pope County | Yell County | Johnson County

Yell County County Judge Mark Thone 479-229-4858 Sherriff - Bill Gilkey 479-229-4175 Tax Collector - Bill Gilkey 479-495-4868 Treaurer Brandi Rolen 479-495-2933 Assessor Sandy Bottoms 479-495-2940 Circuit and County Clerk Sharon Barnett 479-229-4404

Prosecuting Attorney Tom Tatum 479-495-2649 Circuit Judge Division 1 Betsy Danielson Division 2 David McCormick 479-229-3580 Division 3 Terry Sullivan 479-495-7975 YELL COUNTY DEPARTMENTS

Johnson County Assessor Don R. Hurst Jr. 479-754-3863

Circuit Clerk Jane Houston 479-754-2977

Collector Leta Willis 479-754-3371

County Clerk Michelle Frost 479-754-3967

County Judge Mike Jacobs 479-754-2175

Sherriff Jimmy Dorney 479-754-2200

Office of Emergency Management Jill Gilkey 479-229-1359 Agricultural Extension Office Van Banks 479-229-4441 Emergency Medical Services Sidney Ward 479-229-2944 Dardanelle Police Department Chief Montie Sims 479-229-2533

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Featured Restaurant

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CJ’s Burger

Fat Daddy’s

Colton ’s Steak House

Hog Wild Family Fun Center


2803 N Arkansas Ave .....(479) 968-2300


2320 N. Arkansas Ave. ...(479) 880-2333

605 N. Arkansas Ave........479) 968-2007 1520 S. Arkansas Ave.... (479) 968-1960


1509 E. Main St ..............(479) 968-1999


401 S. Arkansas Ave.......(479) 967-7900

Brock ’s Dog house

113 N. El Paso................ (479) 280-1939

Brown’s Catfish

1804 E. Main Street.........(479) 968-3360

C & D Snack Bar

121 N Commerce............(479) 968-2456


3089 E. Main....................(479) 967-0220

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7206 Hwy 64 West .... (479) 967-1273 2410 East Main.......... (479) 967-4141

Italian Gardens Cafe

La Huerta Mexican Restaurant

Madame Wu’s Hunan

La Huerta Mexican Restaurant

Las Palmas


315 W. Main Street..........(479) 967-1707 1510 E. Main ...................(479) 967-5611

2005 N. Ark. Ave. ............ (479) 880-9111 615 N. Arkansas Ave.......(479) 890-2550

914 S. Arkansas Ave.......(479) 968-4569 2790 East Parkway.........(479) 880-8080

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New China

2005 N. Arkansas Ave.....(479) 968-8881

Oak Tree Bistro

1019 N. Arkansas Ave.....(479) 890-9576

Pudgy Pig BBQ

2405 E. Parkway..............(479) 967-6062

Stoby’s Depot & Dining Car

Old South Restaurant

405 W. Parkway...............(479) 968-3816

Old Post BBQ

420 East 4th St................(479) 968-1191 1122 N. El Paso...............(479) 968-1135

Opal Mae’s Café

Quizno’s Subs 407 N Arkansas.....(479) 968-7827

1330 E. Main Street.........(479) 968-3789 407 S. Arkansas Ave.......(479) 968-2421 321 West B......................(479) 967-6725

Oumami Japanese

Taco Villa

Whatta Burger

DARDANEL LE Captian Hamm’s

1176 Hwy 7 .....................(479)-229-1241

Front Street Grill

115 South Front Street...(479)-229-4458


111 South Front Street .(479)-229-3425


1410 N. Arkansas............(479) 968-1410

El Molcajete

1000 W. Main ..................(479) 968-7290


South Park

Pizza Hut

1501 N. Church...............(479) 641-7662

1107 N Arkansas Ave. ....(479) 967-8880

Ozark Mt. Smoke House

511 Union Dardanelle.....(479) 229-3517 502 N Arkansas...............(479) 890-5555

B & T’s Diner

Pizza Meister & Cafe

200 Crow Mtn Rd............(479) 641-2733

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101 So. Rogers ...............(479) 754-2904 1103 N. Harmony Rd. .....(479) 754-8249

DOVER Bucaneer

45 E Camp........................(479)331-9779

Dewayne’s BBQ

9185 SR 7 N ....................(479) 331-2986




JJ’S Fish & BBQ

10894 SR 27 ....................(479) 284-3000

292 Hwy 315 ...................(479) 885-0012

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2304 N. Arkansas Avenue (479) 858-7199

P.O. Box 2436 (479) 968-8898




2326 N. Arkansas Avenue (479) 967-1000

2407 N. Arkansas Avenue (479) 968-4300

519 S. Cleveland Ave. Russellville, AR 72801




111 E Harrell Drive Russellville, AR 72802 479-967-2299

1522 E. Main Street (479) 968-7774

204 Lake Front Drive (479) 968-5511

1206 E. Main Street (479) 968-4959 COMFORT INN & SUITES



215 W. Birch Street (479) 968-3666

330 Beach Road (479) 967-1543



109 east Harrell Drive (479) 280-1940

2615 W. Main Street (479) 968-4862




2200 N. Arkansas Avenue (479) 968-4400

3019 E. Parkway (479) 967-7500



2714 East Parkway. (479) 968-2424

120 E. Harrell Drive (479) 967-9030

1320 E. Main Street (479) 968-6332

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Best Western I-40 & Exit 58 479-754-7900 Hampton Inn I-40 & Exit 55 479-754-4444 Comfort Inn I-40 & Exit 58N 479-754-3000

DARDANELLE Economy Inn 1032 N. St. Hwy 7 479-229-4118

Top Tips To Save Money When You Travel 1. Buy essentials at home. Many travel essentials, such as film, may cost less at home. 2. Pick a hotel with perks. Choosing a hotel with many free amenities, such as Internet access, parking, and local calls, can save you money. 3. Hit the Internet. Many travel deals can only be found online. 4. Go far from the crowd. Traveling off-peak, whether it means flying or visiting a destination during a less popular time of year, means saving money and hassle.

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Accountants Moore & Aikman 219 N. Houston Russellville, AR. 72801 479-967-7637 Advertising Agencies WMP Marketing P.O. Box 9118 Russellville, AR. 72801 479-455-7222 River Valley Radio 479-968-6816

Sissons Body Shop 304 East 39th St. Russellville, AR. 72801 479-968-2880 Auto Dealers Phil Wright Autoplex 3300 E. Main St. Russellville, AR. 72801 479-968-1555 Auto Glass/ Windshield Repair


Fast Glass 690 E. Main St. Russellville, AR. 72801 479-968-5006

1-800-800-8000 or 479-968-8898

Anderson Auto 1114 E. 13th St. Russellville, AR. 72801 479-968-366

2404 N AR Ave Russellville

Agriculture Lending Farm Credit of West Arkansas 2797 E. Parkway Russellville, AR. 72802

Auto Repairs & Services

Hwy 7 Auto 7101 Market St. Dover, AR. 72837 479-968-2689

Amusement Centers

Vernon’s Auto & Truck Repair 3230 Bernice Ave. Russellville, AR. 72802 479-967-1515

Hog Wild Family Fun Center 310 N. Sidney Ave. Russellville, AR. 72801 479-967-0119

Catherine’s Cakes 311 W. B St. Russellville, AR. 72801 479-967-4202

Tom E. Tiger/ Sportsworld 3700 W. Main, Suite B Russellville, AR. 72801 479-968-1122 Antiques/Collectibles The Collectors Gallery 130 East Harrell Dr. Russellville, AR. 72801 479-967-6773 Appliances Hollingsworth Appliances 3521 West Main St. Russellville, AR. 72801 479-968-3744 Peters Family Living 201 N. Arkansas Ave. 479-968-2929 Auto Body Repair Altmans Body Shop 1411 S. Knoxville Russellville, AR. 72811 479-968-8118


The Cake Place 411 W. Parkway Ave. Russellville, AR. 72801 479-968-8945 Beauty VSPA 2300 West Main STE 8 Russellville, AR. 72801 479-890-6773 Joe Mac’s Beach Shack 3083 East Main, STE. A Russellville, AR 7201 479-967-3826

VSPA 2300 W Main Ste 8

Russellville 479-890-6773

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A New Image 802 E. 4th St. Russellville, AR. 72801 479-967-5100 Arkansas Beauty School 109 N. Commerce Ave. Russellville, AR. 72801 479-968-3075 Boat Dealers & Marine Supplies Bower Marine 4303 W. Main St. Russellville, AR. 72801 479-968-6201 Russellville Marina Boat Repair & Cabins 330 Beach Road Russellville, AR. 72802 479-967-1543 Boot SALES & Repair Woodys Boot & Repair 511 E 4th St. Russellville, AR. 72801 479-968-8980 Carpet & Floor Covering Georgia Carpet Mill, LLC 501 SR 247 Russellville, AR. 72801 479-968-2441 Chiropractors Notto Chiropractic Health Clinic 619 E. Parkway Drive Russellville, AR. 72801 479-858-7176 Clinics & Medical Kirkland Family Medical Clinic 300 N. 3rd St. Dardanelle, AR. 72834 479-229-6109

Millard Henry Clinic 101 Skyline Dr. Russellville, AR. 72801 479-968-2345 Russellville Eye Clinic, P.A. 1700 West B St. Russellville, AR. 72801 479-968-7302 Russellville Family Clinic 108 Skyline Drive Russellville, AR. 72801 479-968-7170

Russellville Hearing Clinic 200 N. Quanah Russellville, AR. 72801 479-968-7250 Russellville Medical 2600 W. Main Russellville, AR. 72801 479-967-5790 Russellville Primary Care Clinic 2524 W. Main Russellville, AR. 72801 479-967-3980 Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center 1808 West Main Russellville, AR. 72801 479-968-2841 Homebuilders & General Contractors Duvall Construction 290 Bradley Cove Rd. Russellville, AR. 72801 479-967-4743 Farris Construction #2 Davis Lane Russellville, AR. 72801 479-970-2347

Rose Drug P.O. Box 335 Dover, AR. 72837 479-331-2133 Rose Drug-Russellville 3103 West Main Russellville, AR 72801 Electric, Heat & Air Contractors Vinson Electric 2500 So. Arkansas Ave. Russellville, AR. 72811-1103 479-968-1296 Employment Services Arkansas Dept. Of Workforce 104 S. Rochester Ave. Russellville, AR. 72801 479-880-1320


479-968-1572 Express Professionals 701 E. Main Ste. 18 Russellville, AR. 72801 479-264-9863

Counter Tops

Financial Services

Alpha Counter Tops 709 S. Elmira Ave. Russellville, AR. 72812 479-967-0229

Priority Federal Credit Union 430 N. Hampton Ave. Russellville, AR. 72801 479-280-6203

Dentists Blaine Leeds D.D.S. 1101 Poplar St. Clarksville, AR. 72830 479-754-3357 Bonds Family Dentist 1919 W. Main St. Russellville, AR. 72801 479-880-2311 Don A. Simmons Jr., D.D.S. 402 E. Parkway Russellville, AR. 72801 479-890-6174 Drug Store/Pharmacy C & D Drug Store 121 North Commerce Ave. Russellville, AR. 72801 479-968-2456 Rose Drug-Dardanelle 1736 St Hwy 22 West Dardanelle, AR. 72834

Florists Colonial Flowers 308 W. Main St. Russellville, AR. 72801 479-968-1572 Walters Flower & Gifts 1101 S. Arkansas Ave. Russellville, AR. 72801 479-968-2368 Funeral Directors Broussard Funeral Home 502 Tyler Road Russellville, AR. 72802 479-968-1143 Furniture Peters Family Living 201 N. Arkansas Ave. 479-968-2929 Rackley Furniture 1402 N. Church St. Atkins, AR. 72823 479-641-2220

Strouds 308 N. Moose St. Morrilton, AR. 72110 479-354-3672 Gold/Silver Dealers Emilee’s Gold Coin & Silver 105 E. Parkway Russellville, AR. 72801 479-890-4653 Health & Fitness Maxx Nutrition 300 E. 3rd St. Russellville, AR. 72801 479-890-5220 Snap Fitness 2113 E. Parkway Drive Russellville, AR 72801 479-890-7627 Lawn /Garden Equipment Carr’s Chain Reaction 201 W. Parkway Russellville, AR. 72801 Mountain Enterprises 120 Linker Mountain Rd. Dover, AR. 72837 479-967-3261 Heating & Air Conditioning Equipment & Repair Alexanders Heating & Air 735 Orchard Road Hector, AR. 72843 479-331-4923 Dependable Air 3904 S. Arkansas Ave. Russellville, AR. 72811 479-968-5555 Insurance Campbell & Company 1001 S. Arkansas Russellville, AR. 72801 479-968-2062 CSI Insurance 700 E. Parkway Dr. Russellville, AR 72801 479-968-5553 State Farm Craig Campbell 700 E. Main St. Russellville, AR. 72801 479-967-1880 Internet/Website Design/Hosting WMP Marketing P.O. Box 9118 Russellville, AR. 72801 479-455-7222 Locksmith Dennis Lock & Safe 701 E.Main St. Suite 9 Russellville, AR. 72801 479-890-5625

Mastectomy Products Pink Ribbon Boutique 1704 West C Place Russellville, AR. 72801 479-967-6494 Mortgage Brokers ENG Lending 309 N. Elmira Ave. Russellville, AR. 72801 479-968-1750 Professional Mortgage Co. 2410 E. Parkway Drive Ste 3 Russellville, AR. 72802 479-890-0084 Newspapers/Magazines The Courier 201 E. 2nd Street Russellville, AR. 72801 479-968-5252 AR Sport’s P.O. Box 9118 Russellville, AR. 72801 479-455-7222

SAVANAH’S 208 N Front St

Dardanelle 479-229-3425

River Valley Hoops P.O. Box 9118 Russellville, AR. 72801 479-455-7222 AR Sportsman’s Guide P.O. Box 9118 Russellville, AR. 72801 Russellville/River Valley Area Guide P.O. Box 9118 Russellville, AR. 72801 479-455-7222 Optical Daiber Vision Care 317 E. Parkway Dr. Russellville, AR. 72801 479-967-6113 Paint Dealers D & R Paints 905 E. Main St. Russellville, AR. 72801 Paving Contractors Blackstone Construction P.O. Box 11840 Russellville, AR. 72812 479-968-1149 Pawn Shops Arkansas Trading & Loan 918 E. Main Russellville, AR. 72801 479-967-4876

A-1 Pawn 2207 E. Main Russellville, AR. 72801 479-968-4106 S & L Pawn 901 N. Arkansas Russellville, AR. 72801 479-890-5859 Pet Boarding/Grooming The Dog House, Inc. 57 Gravel Hill Rd. Russellville, AR. 72801 479-747-6787 Photography The Studio 1915 W. Main Russellville, AR. 72801 479-968-4403 Physical Therapy

Recreational Vehicles Hubbard ATV 301 S. Knoxville Russellville, AR. 72801 479-890-6334 Recycling Centers Cunningham Metals Inc. 3408 S. Arkansas Ave. 479-968-1574 Hastons Recycling 10290 Comfort Lane Ola, AR. 72853 479-489-5460 RESTORATION River Valley Restoration Services, Inc. 479-967-5024 or 479-747-3567

Tanning Salons Joe Mac’s Beach Shack 3073 E. Main St. Russellville, AR. 72802 Telephone Installation Systems & Wiring Service Plus Telecommunications 820 East 4th St. 479-968-8888 Televison-Cable Suddenlink Communications 127 N. Elmira Ave. Russellville, AR. 72801 479-968-2223 Tire Dealers/ Service


Beacon Tire & Service Center 1713 E. Main St. Russellville, AR. 72801

Portable Toilets/ Septic Tanks

A & K Roofing 232 Hidden Springs Road Russellville, AR. 72801 479-641-2763

Hindsman and Son, Inc. 1309 E. Main St. Russellville, AR. 72801 479-880-1222 www.hindsmanandson.coom

Murdock Portable Toilets, Septic & Storage 1908 West C Place Russellville, AR 72811 479-968-1282

Miller Roofing 318 So. Arkansas Russellville, AR. 72801 479-890-3499

Coulter Physical Therapy, Inc. 115 Skyline Drive, Suite A Russellville, AR. 72801 479-967-5155

Roto Rooter 1503 So. Knoxville Russellville, AR. 72801 479-968-3871 Property Management River Valley Realty 800 West Main St. Russellville, AR. 72801 479-880-7113 Prosthetic Laboratory Snell 2300 W. Main St. Russellville, AR. 72801 479-968-1713

Motley Crew Roofing & Construction 1710 E. Main St. Russellville, AR. 72801 479-967-0805 Sand, Gravel & Stone Duffield Gravel 771 Hedgepath Rd. Russellville, AR. 72801 479-967-6113

Las Palmas II

615 N Arkansas Russellville 479-890-2550

Radio Broadcasting

Screen Printing

River Valley Radio/Max Media of Arkansas 2705 E. Parkway Drive Russellville, AR. 72812 479-968-6816

Gameday Screen Printing 613 N. Arkansas Ave. 479-967-5522

Real Estate Coldwell Banker/ Greg Hall 172 Alaskan Trl. Russellville, AR. 72802 479-857-7089 Remax 2608 E. Parkway Russellville, AR. 72801 479-967-0133 River Valley Realty 800 West Main St. Russellville, AR. 72801 479-880-7113

Sportscene of Arkansas 316 W Main, Russellville, AR 967-8846 Shoe Sales Feltners 2320 W. Main St. Russellville, AR. 72801 479-968-6464 The Other Foot & More 2143 East Parkway Avenue Russellville, AR 72801 479-968-4900

Off Road Tire 106 Tacoma Ave. Russellville, AR. 72801 479-968-4969 Russellville Tire Company 612 S. Arkansas Ave. Russellville, AR.72811 479-968-2623 Veterinarian Services/Supplies Davis Veterinary clinic 1424 State Hwy 22 Dardanelle, AR. 72834 Merritt Animal Clinic 2370 N. Highway 7 Dardanelle, AR. 72834 479-229-2600 Southwind Animal Hospital 3943 E. Main St. Russellville, AR. 72802 Women’s Clothing & Accessories Joe Mac’s Beach Shack 3073 E. Main St. Russellville, AR. 72802 The Other Foot & More 2143 East Parkway Avenue Russellville, AR 72801 479-968-4900 VacUum Cleaner Sales & Service Hyla 950 Hogan Lane Conway, AR. 72034 501-513-9400

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A Change of Heart Ministries 2415 W Parkway Dr, Russellville, AR 72802 (479)967-3435

Church of Christ E 5th & Greeenwich, Russellville, AR 72801 (479)967-4627

Liberty Grove Assembly of God 501 Bradley Cove Rd, Russellville, AR 72802 (479) 890-6652

First Baptist Church Missionary Baptist Student 503 W L St, Russellville, AR 72801 (479) 968-8077

St Johns Lutheran Church 500 N Cumberland Ave, Russellville, AR 72801 (479) 968-1309

All Saints Episcopal Church 501 S Phoenix Ave, Russellville, AR 72801 (479) 968-3622

Church of Christ 200 S Denver Ave, Russellville, AR 72801 (479) 968-1316

Church of Chris 105 Church St, Russellville, AR 72802 (479) 641-2049

The Journey Inc 603 E J St, Russellville, AR 72801 (479) 968-7155

Arkansas River Valley Baptist 801 E 16th St, Russellville, AR 72801 (479) 967-1792

First Christian Church 103 S Boston Ave, Russellville, AR 72801 (479) 967-3874

New Life Trinity 706 W 6th St, Russellville, AR 72801 (479) 967-3882 New Prospect Baptist Church 316 S Houston Pl, Russellville, AR 72801 (479) 968-2407

Bakers Creek Baptist Church 5572 N Arkansas Ave, Russellville, AR 72802 (479) 967-2956 Baptist Collegiate Ministry 1404 N Arkansas Ave, Russellville, AR 72801 (479)967-3217 Bethel Assembly of God Church 1706 E 2nd St, Russellville, AR 72801 (479) 968-1635 Bible Baptist Church 578 Sparksford Dr, Russellville, AR 72802 (479) 967-6422 Calvary Missionary Baptist 5496 Sr 124, Russellville, AR 72802 (479) 967-8053 Calvary Temple Assembly of God 3345 Sr 124, Russellville, AR 72802 (479) 967-8369 Central Christian Church 224 S Independence Ave, Russellville, AR 72801 (479)968-1413 Central Presbyterian Church 400 W Main St. Russellville, AR 72801 (479) 968-1238

First Cumberland Presbyterian 1200 N Arkansas Ave, Russellville, AR 72801 (479) 968-1061 First Free Will Baptist Church 1103 E L St, Russellville, AR 72801 (479) 968-6966 First United Methodist Church 304 S Commerce Ave, Russellville, AR 72801 (479) 968-1232 First United Methodist Church 318 S Commerce Ave, Russellville, AR 72801 (479) 967-9992 Gateway Pentecostal Church of God 3323 E 6th St, Russellville, AR 72802 (479) 967-4493 Grace Baptist Church 1800 S Knoxville Ave, Russellville, AR 72802 (479) 968-4115 Grace Fellowship Church 1007 N Nashville Ave, Russellville, AR 72802 (479) 967-4442 Happy Valley Assembly of God Church 4060 Sr 326, Russellville, AR 72802 (479) 641-7895 House of Praise 5130 N Arkansas Ave, Russellville, AR 72802 (479) 967-6720

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Church of Chris 5th & Greenwich Russellville, AR 72801 (479) 968-1636 Church of Christ-16th Street 709 E 16th St, Russellville, AR 72801 (479) 968-6372

Oakland Heights Assembly of God Church E 12th & S Greenwich, Russellville, AR 72801 (479) 968-6424

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- Day Saints Russellville, AR 72801 (479) 968-3114

Pleasant View Baptist Church 2625 Pleasant View Rd, Russellville, AR 72802 (479) 968-8647

Church of The Nazarene-First 1300 W Main St, Russellville, AR 72801 (479) 968-1344

Pottsville Freewill Baptist Church 412 Sr 363, Russellville, AR 72802 (479) 880-0831

Covenant Presbyterian Church 120 S Cumberland Ave, Russellville, AR 72801 (479) 967-4889 Covenant Presbyterian Church 2810 S Knoxville Ave, Russellville, AR 72802 (479) 967-4889 Crusade Church 1711 S Cleveland Ave, Russellville, AR 72801 (479) 498-4524 Fair Park Baptist Church 615 S Knoxville Ave, Russellville, AR 72801 (479) 967-4858 Faith Lutheran Church 3410 N Arkansas Ave, Russellville, AR 72802 (479) 967-2088

Primitive Baptist Church 510 N Knoxville Ave, Russellville, AR 72801 (479) 880-0018 Russellville Christian Center PO Box 570, Russellville, AR 72811 (479) 968-7965 Russellville Missionary Bapt 210 John Trusty Ln, Russellville, AR 72801 (479) 967-4038 Second Baptist Church 1100 N Frankfort Ave 72801 479-967-4085 Shiloh Missionary Baptist Chr 4060 N Arkansas Ave, Russellville, AR 72802 (479) 968-1753

Fellowship Bible Church 1608 Parker Rd, Russellville, AR 72801 (479) 968-7072

Sounds of Victory Ministries 114 N Elmira Ave # B, Russellville, AR 72802 (479) 967-6689

First Assembly of God 124 E G St, Russellville, AR 72801 (479) 968-2622

St John’s Catholic Church 1900 W Main St, Russellville, AR 72801 (479) 967-3699

The Refuge 520 E 3rd St, Russellville, AR 72801 (479) 964-4357 The Sanctuary Church 138 Church St., Russellville, AR 72802 (479) 967-2051 United Pentecostal 1505 Marina Rd, Russellville, AR 72802 (479) 968-6003 Victory Missionary Baptist Church 517 Reasoner Ln, Russellville, AR 72802 (479) 968-7994 Welcome Hill Assembly of God 5379 Crow Mountain Rd, Russellville, AR 72802 (479) 967-1451 West Side Church of Christ W Main, Russellville, AR 72801 (479) 967-7984 Wesley United Methodist Church 300 N Cumberland Ave, Russellville, AR 72801 (479) 968-1860 West Side Church Of Christ 2300 W C St, Russellville, AR 72801 (479) 968-1121 Woodlawn Free Will Baptist Church 110 Sequoyah Way, Russellville, AR 72801 (479) 967-4536

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Tips to Prevent Poisonings

Safety Tips for You, Your Family, and Friends Unless noted, the safety tips below were adapted from the American Association of Poison Control Centers’ poison prevention tips for children and adults.

What To Do If A Poisoning Occurs • Remain calm. • Call 911 if you have a poison emergency and the victim has collapsed or is not breathing. If the victim is awake and alert, dial 1-800-222-1222. Try to have this information ready:  the victim’s age and weight  the container or bottle of the poison if available  the time of the poison exposure  the address where the poisoning occurred  Stay on the phone and follow the instructions from the emergency operator or poison control center.

Poisoning Prevention in Your Community National Poison Prevention Week occurs each year during the third week of March. It is a great time for communities to raise awareness about unintentional poisonings and to share prevention tips. You can find more information and event materials at the National Poison Prevention Week Council website.

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• Participate in National Drug Take Back days recognized by the Drug Enforcement Administration Drugs and Medicines or local take back programs in your • Only take prescription community. External Web Site medications that are prescribed to Icon you by a healthcare professional. Household Chemicals and Misusing or abusing prescription Carbon Monoxide or over-the-counter medications is not a “safe” alternative to illicit Informationaboutcarbonmonoxide substance abuse. poisoning can be found on other • Never take larger or more CDC web pages; see sources of frequentdosesofyourmedications, additional information below for particularly prescription pain the relevant website. medications, to try to get faster or • Always read the label before using more powerful effects. a product that may be poisonous. • Never share or sell your • Keep chemical products in their prescription drugs. Keep all original bottles or containers. prescription medicines (especially Do not use food containers such prescription painkillers, such as cups, bottles, or jars to store as those containing methadone, chemical products such as cleaning hydrocodone, or oxycodone), oversolutions or beauty products. the-counter medicines (including pain or fever relievers and cough • Never mix household products and cold medicines), vitamins and together. For example, mixing herbals in a safe place that can only bleach and ammonia can result in be reached by people who take or toxic gases. give them. • Wear protective clothing (gloves, • Follow directions on the label long sleeves, long pants, socks, when you give or take medicines. shoes) if you spray pesticides or Read all warning labels. Some other chemicals. medicines cannot be taken safely when you take other medicines or • Turn on the fan and open windows whenusingchemicalproductssuch drink alcohol. as household cleaners. • Turn on a light when you give or take medicines at night so that you Keep Young Children Safe know you have the correct amount from Poisoning of the right medicine.

cannot reach them. • When you are taking or giving medicines or are using household products: • Do not put your next dose on the counter or table where children can reach them—it only takes seconds for a child to get them. • If you have to do something else while taking medicine, such as answer the phone, take any young children with you. • Secure the child safety cap completely every time you use a medicine. • After using them, do not leave medicines or household products out. As soon as you are done with them, put them away and out of sight in a cabinet where a child cannot reach them. • Be aware of any legal or illegal drugs that guests may bring into your home. Ask guests to store drugs where children cannot find them. Children can easily get into pillboxes, purses, backpacks, or coat pockets.

Proper Disposal

For more information on proper Be Prepared disposal, please see the FDA’s web • Keep medicines in their original • Put the poison help number, site, Disposal of Unused Medicines: bottles or containers. 1-800-222-1222, on or near every What You Should Know. • Monitor the use of medicines home telephone and save it on your Other Tips prescribed for children and cell phone. The line is open 24 teenagers, such as medicines for hours a day, 7 days a week. • Do not call medicine “candy.” attention deficit hyperactivity Be Smart about Storage disorder, or ADHD. • Identify poisonous plants in your • Dispose of unused, unneeded, or • Store all medicines and household house and yard and place them expired prescription drugs. Follow products up and away and out of out of reach of children or remove federal guidelines for how to do sight in a cabinet where a child them.

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You should call 9-1-1 anytime there is a: - Fire - Serious Medical Condition - Crime - Any situation requiring immediate response from Fire, Police or Emergency Medical Personnel

The 9-1-1 Operator Will Need To Know

- Address of the emergency - Phone number you are calling from - Nature of the emergency

POPE COUNTY Russellville Police Department Police Chief Tom McMillan 115 West H Street Russellville 479-968-3232 Russellville Fire Department Fire Chief John Cochran 479-968-2332 Ambulance Director Sam Reed 479-968-8222 Pope County Sheriff’s Office Sheriff Aaron Duvall 3 Emergency Lane, Russellville 479-968-2558 Pottsville Police Department Police Chief Blake Herron 52 2nd Street Pottsville (479) 968-2864

Pottsville Fire Department (479) 968-8334 Atkins Police Department Police Chief Charles T. Whittenburg 305 E Main St , Atkins (479) 641-1811 Atkins Fire Department 479-641-2289 Dover Police Department Chief of Police Rodney Pfeifer 9720 Market St Dover (479)331-3270 Dover Fire Department 479.331.0915

JOHNSON COUNTY Clarksville Police Department Police Chief Greg Donaldson 203 Walnut Street, Clarksville 479-754-2200 Clarksville Volunteer Fire Department Fire Chief Craig Beerman 479-754-6052

Ambulance Director Terri Stumble 479-754-6600 Johnson County Sheriff’s Office Sheriff Jimmy Dorney 301 Porter Ind Road 479-754-2210

YELL COUNTY Police Department Police Chief Montie Sims Dardanelle - 479-229-2533 Danville - 479-495-2121 Dardanelle Fire Department Fire Chief ... Dardanelle - 479-229-9903 Danville - 479-495-7004

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Yell County Ambulance Director Sidney Ward 479-229-4944 Yell County Sheriff’s Office Sheriff Bill Gilkey 479-229-4175 479-495-4881

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