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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.

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Potts Inn Museum

Historic Butterfield Stagecoach Station Pottsville, AR

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otts Inn Museum is the only surviving Stagecoach Stop on the Butterfield Overland mail route which ran from Memphis to Fort Smith, before the civil war. The home was built in the Greek Architectural Style and is located in Historic Downtown Pottsville, Arkansas. Kirkbride Potts, was one of Arkansas earliest settlers to this area in 1828. He settled south of the Arkansas River, where he met his future wife, Pamelia Logan, a member of a pioneer family who lived in what is now Logan County. They married in 1828 and their first home was a two story log cabin at the foot of Crow Mountain. Their home soon became a well-known stop for travelers, thus the need for the move to the larger home at the current location.

his home state of Pennsylvania; however, he built it with local labor and native materials from the immediate area. Lumber for siding and trim, bricks for the chimneys, and laths and plaster for walls were designed and finished on site. Chimney rock was cut at the foot of Crow Mountain. It was then transfered to the grounds surrounding Potts Inn. The masonary, Mr. Brown, and the Potts Family laid it out and pieced the rock together to form each chimney. There are nine fireplaces inside Potts Inn. Each fireplace served two rooms upstairs allowing every room in Potts Inn to be heated except for the kitchen. Only doors, mantels, and glass window panes, were factory-made and shipped up the Arkansas River. Visitors can see the hand planed beams held together by wooden pegs in the attic.

Kirkbride, along with Pamelia and their eleven children, designed and constructed Potts Inn between 1852 and 1858. The first floor of the home features four 20x20 rooms: He patterned it after the Classical Revival Style he knew in the men’s public room, ladies’ parlor, dining room, and Pg. 6 • Area Guide - Russellville River Valley 2012 • Holiday Edition

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HISTORY

main bedroom. The ladies’ parlor was used for all the Potts family daughters’ weddings, as well as family funerals. Each of the 20x20 upstairs bedrooms had 4 beds. When visitors came, the children would sleep upstairs in the attic in the winter or on the upstairs porch during hot weather. Mrs. Potts was well known for her clean sleeping quarters and good meals. Visitors could also wash off the grime from their trip by paying extra for a bath. The first person taking the bath paid the most, each person after paid less, until the last person taking the bath paid the least and had to empty the bath water. The buildings served as a post office, a social and cultural

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center, an inn, overnight Butterfield Overland Stage Stop, Livery, and home. The Butterfield line closed at the beginning of the war in 1861. With the stage line gone and four years of devastating war and its after math, Potts Inn changed. It converted to a, “hotel,” to provide high class accommodations for new customers as for early travelers. For example, it contributed to railway development by providing food and lodging to surveyors and engineers working for the newly established Little Rock and Fort Smith Railway Company. Pamelia Potts died August 5, 1878, and Kirkbride followed November 27, 1879. Both are buried in Potts Cemetery overlooking the land of Galla Creek. The inn was in continuous use by the Potts family until 1970 at which time the Potts sold the home and the city block it sits on to Pope County. The county and Potts Inn board of directors now maintain the building and grounds.

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Historic Collections The log cabins, placed around the museum ground in a pattern similar to its original pattern, house a variety of historic collections. The original smokehouse has been converted into a doctor’s museum in honor of the town’s early 1900’s physician, Dr. Charles R. Teeter. The Hat Musuem is one of only two hat museums in the United States. On display are 100 years of hats, many made by William McLean, a milner originally from Clarksville, AR, who went to New York to make hats for president Calvin Coolidge’s wife and the Queen of Romania, among others. The U.S. and Arkansas First Ladies Inaugural Gown Collection contains a replica doll’s gown of each of the U.S. and Arkansas’ first ladies’ inaugural gowns. Many of the original barns that were used to store stock feed, now house antique farm implements. Potts Inn is viewed as a legacy to the pioneering spirit of Pamelia and Kirkbride Potts, to their energy, courage, integrity, and endurance.

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David Vance, long time supporter and board member of Potts Inn Museum stands next to mail desk used to sort mail.

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Potts Inn Historian

harles Wade Oates age 86 graduated from Pottsville High School in 1943. He attended Arkansas Tech University and the College of Ozarks, better known today as The University of Ozarks in Clarksville. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacy. He worked in Waldron and then returned to Russellville taking a position at Walker’s Drug Store. He and Dale Walker bought the pharmacy and renamed it C & D Drug Store. Charles retired from the pharmacy in 1992, and returned to Pottsville to the family farmland, where he still resides today. He and wife Jean have three children; Bonita Walters, Charles David Oates, and Brenda Harrison. Charles is very knowledgeable of the history of Potts Inn , as well as the Pottsville community. He has been a long-time member of the museum board and loves to discuss past stories of Potts Inn. Here are just a few that you should find very entertaining: Generations of the Kirkbride Potts family tell of the

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time when the Potts children decided to see if the family cat could swim. The only source of water on the property was the family well. So the children threw the cat down their well. Since cats are not good swimmers and it would’ve been very difficult to retrieve it from the well, the family cat did not survive. Kirkbride had to drill another well until the affected well finally flushed all the lasting remains of the cat out. As previously stated, the Potts had eleven children. Imagine eleven children and no indoor plumbing. Chamber pots were placed by the beds at night. During the day, an outhouse could be used; A SEVEN-HOLE OUTHOUSE. At this time, it was customary for families to dispose of old bottles down these holes. Bottle collectors still call and inquire about digging in the vicinity of that seven-hole spectacle. Mr. Oates says access denied! The most interesting story told by Charles is the one of Kirkbride and an Indian Chief. The Indian Chief knocked on the door of Potts Inn asking to talk to Kirkbride. He had brought a horse with intentions of trading it for Mrs. Potts. Kirkbride politely said, “No, my wife is not for sell or trade.” The Chief left, but returned leading not one, but two horses. Mr. Potts reinterated, “No, my wife is not for sell!” Disgusted, the Chief left and returned one last time. He had upped the offer to four horses. Finally Mr. Potts emphatically said, “NO! No I will not trade my wife for all your horses!” This made the Indian Chief furious. So furious that he threw his tomahawk at Mr. Potts’ head. It struck the facing around the front door. The indention was visible for many years until multiple paintings slowly caused it to fade. Now two things are sure about the above story. Mr. Potts truly loved his wife and the Pottsville community is blessed to have such a wonderful piece of history in their town.

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Board Members-Front Row left to right: Margaret Motley, Sandy Vance, Alicia Powell (tour guide), Anna Fields, Sue Roberts Back row left to right: George Woolf, Charles Oates, David Duffield, Van Tyson, David Vance Not pictured: Pam Scarber, Lisa Whitten, Kellie Van Es, Sadra Hill Photography Courtesy Of Tyler Rachel

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oday, the museum welcomes visitors Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Programs offered by the museum include professional development for teachers of Arkansas History, children’s story time, and outreach programs. Summer professional development hours are offered by the museum, and are approved by the Arkansas Department of Education. Teachers may receive up to three hours of professional development by attending. The cost is only fifteen dollars per teacher; however, Pope County teachers pay only five dollars each. The first hour of the workshop focuses on instructional strategies and content in Arkansas History, and takes place in the city council room at Pottsville City Hall. Mayor, Jerry Williams, and the Pottsville City Council graciously allow the museum use of their facilities. The goal of the workshop is to enhance teachers’ understandings of patterns of Arkansas settlement, in particular the River Valley area. An emphasis will also be placed on the Potts family, Potts Inn, Butterfield Overland Mail Route, and the Trial of Tears. Following the instructional strategies, participants are welcomed by Potts Inn Museum board members at the museum where they are introduced to the way of life of the nineteenth century which is preserved there. Anyone interested in supporting Potts Inn with donations please call 479-968-8369. All donations will be used to maintain and improve the only museum in Pope County. With your donation, you will receive a newsletter to keep you informed of activities at Potts Inn. Please check us out on facebook. www.pottsinnmuseum.com

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CITY GOVERNMENT

Russellville | Clarksville | Pottsville | Dover | Dardanelle | Atkins | Danville Randall Horton: Ward 2, Position 1 479-886-5619 RHorton@rsvlar.org Burke Larkin: Ward 2, Position 2 479-970-0075  BLarkin@rsvlar.org 

Russellville City Council Mayor Bill Eaton Phone: 479-968-2098  BEaton@rsvlar.org Mark Tripp: Ward 1, Position 1 479-967-5790 MTripp@rsvlar.org Ron Knost: Ward 1, Position 2 479-964-2305 RKnost@rsvlar.org

Russellville City Offices

Paul Northcut: Ward 3, Position 1 479-264-6146 PNorthcut@rsvlar.org 

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

Kevin Freeman: Ward 3, Position 2 479-967-5465 KFreeman@rsvlar.org 

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

Martin Irwin: Ward 4, Position 1 479-967-4543  MIrwin@rsvlar.org  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 Attorney Trey Smith Phone: 479-967-3186  Fax: 479-968-8050  TSmith@rsvlar.org City Clerk/Treasurer Kathy Collins  Phone: 479-968-1002  Fax: 479-968-4327  KCollins@rsvlar.org Director of Finance Jerrold McKaughan  Phone: 479-968-2237  Fax: 479-968-2358  JMcKaughan@rsvlar.org Human Resources Tracey Cline-Pew  Phone: 479-968-2098  Fax: 479-968-2358  TCline-Pew@rsvlar.org District Judge  Judge Don Bourne  Phone: 479-968-1393  Fax: 479-968-4166 

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

Deidre Luker – City Attorney

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

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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 ptsvlcty@cswnet.com Mayor – Jerry Williams mayorjerry@centurytel.net 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

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

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

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

City Treasurer Betty Smith 479-229-1022 treasurer@dardanelle.com

Mayor Carolyn McGee 479-229-4500 CMcgee@dardanelle.com Kenny George: Ward 1, Position 1 479-229-4554 Kenneth311@centurytel.net Bruce McConnell: Ward 1, Position 2 479-229-2650 bmcconnell@suddenlink.net

Scott Moore: Ward 2, Position 2 479-495-9778 Scottmoore.vcso@gmail.com Kenneth Taylor: Ward 3, Position 1 479-229-4022 juntay@hotmail.com Linda Thompson: Ward 3, Position 2 479-229-4881 Lindat193@gmail.com 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 cityclerk@dardanelle.com

Dardanelle City Council

Julia Ann Taylor: Ward 2, Position 1 479-229-4157 juliataylor@suddenlink.net

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

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VFD Fire Chief Hoyt Ensey Water Superintendent James Pendergraft

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There’s an old saying: “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” But does that oxymoron really hold true? The answer can be found at the coner of El Paso and West 2nd Streets in Russellville. In 1874, Miss Mary Allen donated property at that intersection to help a small group’s vision become reality. That vision was to organize a Baptist church in the community—a church whose purpose would later be summarized with the phrase “to know Him and make Him known.” First Baptist Church (FBC) of Russellville has been meeting on that site ever since. While the buildings, faces and programs have changed, the congregation remains steadfast in its belief that God’s Word is unchanging and in its commitment to minister to people near and far. “In Acts 1:8, the church is challenged to start by reaching its local area for Christ and slowly working outward,” said senior pastor Greg Sykes. “We take that mandate seriously and have tried hard to create ministries that help us impact Russellville, and Arkansas, and even the world for Christ.”

Historically Speaking FBC started with about 15 members. For 45 years, they met in a small, one-room building (right). In 1918, the church built a new building that included a 400-seat sanctuary and classroom space. A growth spurt ensued. During the 1950’s, the facilities expanded with a new three-story educational building. As the congregation continued to grow, the need for a larger sanctuary emerged. So in 1962, the church moved into its new 900seat worship center, where it still holds services today.

First Baptist Church 400-seat sanctuary & classroom facility completed in 1918

The Current Pastor With an active membership of 1,400, the church body didn’t have to go far to find its 35th and current pastor, Greg Sykes. After serving 10 years on the FBC staff, most recently as the associate pastor, the congregation invited Sykes to become the new senior pastor in July 2011. Sykes grew up in Cabot and received de- Senior Pastor Greg Sykes grees in Journalism and Political Science from the University of Arkansas. Despite plans of becoming a sports writer, Sykes felt a call to the ministry. He graduated with a Master’s Degree in Biblical Studies from Trinity Theological Seminary in Newburgh, Indiana. He served as Media Director for Student Mobilization— a collegiate ministry based in Conway—as well as Associate and Youth Pastor at FBC of Dover.

An insightful writer, Sykes has published three novels, which he hopes share “the love and grace of God through an entirely ficDuring the 1980’s and 1990’s, FBC formally stepped out as an tional, often historical, setting.” He also blogs regularly. “Acts 1:8 church,” and the blessings overflowed. As its people reached out to impact more and more lives, the facilities expand- His wife, Jamie, is a native of Russellville, and the couple has ed. A new fellowship hall, events center and two-story educa- three children. Jamie serves as the director of the FBC’s Mothers tional facility became tools for ministry and discipleship locally. Day Out ministry. Meanwhile, hundreds of church members embarked on mission trips across the United States and abroad. All of this occurred un- Local Church Plants and Community Outder the leadership of Stephen P. Davis, the longest-serving pastor reach in FBC history. With his wife, Jonya, at his side, Davis pastored the church from Father’s Day of 1984 till Father’s Day of 2011, when he retired. During those 27 years, approximately $10 million worth of building improvements were made without any long-term financing, and countless lives were positively impacted through ministries like Celebrate Recovery. (See sidebar story.) Pg. 18 • Area Guide - Russellville River Valley 2012 • Holiday Edition

Over the years, FBC has been instrumental in planting many area churches, including Second Baptist, Baker’s Creek Baptist, Kelley Heights Baptist, Fair Park Baptist and FBC of Pottsville. Most recently, its local church planting efforts have focused on the Spanish-speaking community. For the past seven years, FBC has fostered the development of the Mision Bautista Ebenezer. www.arareaguides.com


Sports and Recreation The church organizes the Upward Sports program to provide a positive play environment for children. In September and October, FBC holds a six-on-six flag football league for boys in grades 1-5. Practices are held one evening each week, with games on Saturdays. According to Ham, about 100 boys community-wide participate in the football program. Mision Buatista Ebenezer completed August, 2012

Under the leadership of ministry pastor Manuel Mendoza, its congregation has grown from eight people to more than 50. The group originally met in a small room within the church facilities before moving to the former parsonage. On August 26, the Hispanic ministry held its first service in its new worship center, which is located at the corner of Third and Glenwood Streets. This year, FBC will turn its focus just west of Mision Bautista Ebenezer’s worship center in an effort to minister to a new area of the community. Outreach will kick off with a block party in September, complete with bump-and-jumps, family-oriented activities and refreshments. In October, there will be a harvest party and, in November, a free Thanksgiving meal. In December, the church will create a living nativity in the area, similar to the one it holds on the grounds of Bank of America each year. Beyond local church plants and community outreach, FBC played a key role in establishing the Baptist Student Union at Arkansas Tech University as well as the River Valley Christian Clinic.

Horseback Family Ministry Block parties aren’t FBC’s only non-traditional means of outreach. For the past six years, its Horseback Family Ministry has created an inviting, family-oriented, rodeo-style atmosphere where people fellowship and learn God’s Word. Held on the fourth Sunday of each month from April through October, these gatherings feature pony rides, concessions, live music, a church service, as well as competitions like calf-, bull- and steer-riding. In September and October, the activities will start at 3 p.m. at the Pope County Riding Club Arena. Professional bull rider Justin Koon was baptized at one of these services. He is now a member of First Baptist Church. As part of this ministry, Jay Ham, FBC’s Mission Pastor, and lay leader Joe Alpe help organize clinics for roping, goat tying, bull-riding, etc.

From December through February, Upward Sports features basketball and cheerleading. For basketball, there is a co-ed kindergarten league, along with boys teams and girls teams for grades 1-2, 3-4, and 5-6. Each grade has its own group of girls serving as cheerleaders. Approximately 600 children participate in these winter activities. What makes Upward Sports unique is the opportunity to share Christ. There is a devotional at every practice, and a speaker shares his/her testimony at each game. Participants also learn a Bible verse weekly. Similar to Upward Sports, the Shooting for Success program provides sporting activities geared for special needs children. Some outreach opportunities have emerged out of a common interest that church members share with others in the community. Such activities include running, cycling, and swimming. Approximately 200 adults are now registered for FBC’s Half Marathon Training Group, according to Larry Walker, the group’s organizer and the Minister of Church Finances and Administration. Over the course of 17 weeks, the group trains together in preparation of the Soaring Wings Half Marathon. The race, which will be held October 27 in Conway, benefits the Soaring Wings Christian Home and Ranch. The church also organizes races annually. The Resolution Run 5K is held around New Year’s Day, while the Firecracker Challenge triathlon is held on July 4th. Proceeds from both events benefit foreign missions. The FBC Men’s Ministry hosts activities that give men from the church an opportunity to fellowship with their unchurched friends and acquaintances. Many times, these events involve recreation and sports. From skeet shoots to 3D box shoots, and from golf tournaments to dinners with speakers from Razorback sports teams, these events supplement the weekly men’s Bible studies.

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Ministries for Children and Youth

growth, but that didn’t materialize.”

Through the Awana program, the church partners with parents to develop spiritually strong children. This program was developed 60 years ago and has been implemented at FBC for more than two decades.

Meanwhile, church leadership was aware of another conundrum. “We realized that while our Sunday morning services meet a need, there are unchurched people who may have a different worship preference,” said Palfreeman.

As many as 200 children from preschool through 4th grade with more than 100 adult volunteers take part in the Wednesday evening Awana activities. Each session is divided into small group Bible study when children recite their memory verses, game time, and a large group “counsel” time. Once a month, the focus is on missions. It’s during these sessions that FBC is able to “open kids’ eyes to the needs of the world,” according to Mike Cloud, Minister to Children and Families.

FBC implemented a solution to both challenges at the beginning of 2012 by adding “3” to its Sunday service offering. While the morning services occur at 9:30 and 10:50, this new third service takes place at 6:15 p.m. The slogan for “3” sums it up: “The same, only different.” In this contemporary service, the same message is delivered, but the presentation may be adapted. A smaller, more casual group allows more interaction. It’s not surprising that this non-traditional church environment is attracting college students, young singles and families, but others are taking part, as well. Small groups that meet immediately prior to the third service are “the same, only different” from traditional adult Sunday school classes that meet in the mornings. (These small groups also meet at various times during the week in homes.) C3—the evening version of children’s Sunday school—is also available.

Foreign Missions

On a global scale, the church supports ministries in Brazil, India, China, El Salvador, Mexico and several African countries. Not only does this include financial support, but also sending mission teams from the church to these areas. A team recently returned from Kenya, where FBC has established a training center. Men Awana begins at the beginning of each school year and concludes who are native to the land are discipled there so they can return to on the last Wednesday night in April. Children can join the pro- their villages and share the Gospel. gram at any time. FBC also offers Wednesday evening activities for youth in middle school through high school. Approximately 250 students participate. On Sundays, there are numerous classes for young people. Sunday school is available in the morning and evening. Summer brings Vacation Bible School and many other camp opportunities. This past summer, nearly 350 children and 200 workers took part in VBS, which goes through 4th grade, and VBX, which is for middle school students. Ministry to children and youth would not be near as effective without the many adult volunteers. “As children’s pastor, I really oversee a bunch of children’s pastors,” said Cloud. “We have such a talented group of leaders that teach and love our children.”

“3” In recent years, the congregation has grown markedly, particularly the demographic of young families. This blessing has brought about new challenges; in particular, how to nurture more children in nursery and educational facilities that were near or at capacity. “We were busting at the seams,” explained discipleship pastor Mark Palfreeman. “We looked at building to accommodate the Pg. 20 • Area Guide - Russellville River Valley 2012 • Holiday Edition

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Yes, the old saying is true. “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” For as many changes as this world has seen over the past 138 years, the congregation of FBC continues to meet at the same intersection, serve the same God, study His unchanging Word and strive to “know Him and make Him known.” When it comes down to it, things are “the same, only different.”

First Baptist Church

Overcoming Hurts, Hang-ups and Habits Financial difficulties. Failing relationships. Addictions. Loss of a loved one. Uncertainty. Every day in all different ways, people are hurting. Where can they turn? Here in Russellville, they can find help through First Baptist Church’s Celebrate Recovery program. Founded in 1990 by Pastors Rick Warren and John Baker of Saddleback Church in California, Celebrate Recovery came to FBC in October of 2005. According to the program’s website, Celebrate Recovery is “designed to help those struggling with hurts, hang-ups and habits by showing them the loving power of Jesus Christ through the recovery process.” Ron and Nelda Alexander became involved in the program 10 years ago while living in Hot Springs. For three years, they led Celebrate Recovery there. Meanwhile former FBC pastor Stephen Davis and his wife, Jonya, had been praying for someone to establish and lead the

program here. When the Alexander’s relocated to Russellville and began looking for a church home, they “wanted a church that was loving and welcoming to Celebrate Recovery,” explained Nelda. It didn’t take long for them to figure out FBC was the perfect fit. The group meets on Monday evenings in the fellowship hall, starting with a meal at 5:30 p.m. followed by a meeting at 6:15 p.m. “Through relationships and community, we are helping teach people how to really live,” said Nelda, who now leads Celebrate Recovery at FBC and serves as an Arkansas state representative for the program. “How does it work? You just need to show up and keep showing up till your miracle happens!”

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November 12th - Veterans Day Parade 22nd - Thanksgiving Day (Offices Closed) 23rd - City Holiday (Offices Closed)

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December 6th - 2012 Russellville Christmas Tree Lighting held @ 6:00 p.m. 6th - Russellville Christmas Parade 7th - Downtown Art Walk 24th - City Holiday (Offices Closed) 25th - Merry Christmas! (City Offices Closed)

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DOWNTOWN

A Treasure

Colonial Flowers A Brief History.. David Rachel was born and raised in Russellville, Arkansas and attended Russellville schools graduating from RHS in 1978. He began a floral career while still a senior in high school under the instruction of long-time owners J.D. and Ruby Humphrey. David married wife, Lorie Lemarr, of Augsburg, Arkansas in 1985. They were blessed with the birth of an only son, David Tyler Rachel in 1989. David’s interests outside the floral business include his love of music in which he directed church choir and led worship for many years in various local churches. He also enjoys planning family vacations and spending time with his family as well as hanging out with their two cherished Boston Terriers, Scooter and Sadie. David also served for many years on the church board, the Choices Pregnancy Center board, and along with wife Lorie on the RHS band booster board as co-presidents.

Colonial Flowers was opened in 1938 by Ella Black West. The shop remained in the Black family until being purchased in the 1950’s by J.D. and Ruby Humphrey. The shop was then located at the corner of 8th and Denver until relocating downtown Russellville on Main Street where it remains to this day. In 1989, Bill Shinn took over ownership making David It’s store manager. During those years, David would learn from Bill the many skills and techniques along with an important business philosophy that he had mastered over many years in the import and wholesale arms of the floral industry. It is these skills that continue to guide David through a tricky economy that has been less than kind to middle America and small business in general. And so David Pg. 28 • Area Guide - Russellville River Valley 2012 • Holiday Edition

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and his staff continue this rich tradition as D. Rachel’s Colonial Flowers approaches it’s 75th anniversary. D.Rachel’s Colonial Flowers is blessed to have a dedicated and talented staff. Larry Pless joined the flower shop in 1986 and also serves as pastor at East Point Baptist Church. Hella Price joined the flower shop first in the early 90’s and then again in 2006 to present. Hella has enjoyed a long and prestigious career that began in her home country of Germany where she received her bachelors degree in floral design and then her master’s degree in floral design and agriculture. She then came to America as a single mother along with her only son knowing no english in 1978 to conquer not only the english barrier, but to receive many state and national awards from several states. She represented FTD for many years in Mexico City, Phoenix, New York City as well as small venues in the state of Arkansas on Colonial’s staff. Times have changed in the fresh flower industry over the years. In 1978 when David began his career, most flowers were still grown and sold within the continental United States, today the bulk of all flower growers are in South America and around the globe. They now have the capacity as a local flower shop to buy directly from these growers, greatly increasing the quality and selection they offer to their customers. Whether the occasion in happy or sad, D. Rachel’s Colonial Flowers

is there for their customers and look forward to helping them with all of their flower needs for years to come.

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Last Minute Shopping If faced with shopping just before Christmas, you might want to try to use some of these ideas: -Avoid crowds -Avoid hectic malls and visit a neighborhood boutique here downtown. -Think office, entertainment, and tech -- special software,

CDs, daily planners, personalized calenders, or a photo album. Visit Staples - you’ll avoid the crowd and find something really personal. -For the tool guy or gal - stop by Lowe’s or any hardware store and ask for the latest tool or work-saving device. You’ll be thought of every time your recipient uses it! -Invite an individual or group of friends to meet at a local restaurant. Pick up the bill for everyone and enjoy your time together. -Visit your local floral shop, such as Colonial Flowers, and pick up a beautiful wreath or arrangement. Add a personal note and have it delivered straight to their doorstep. -Gift certificates are a perfect gift. Think of spas, restaurants, salons, apparel stores, or flower shops. Make sure it has no expiration date in case it accidentally ends up in a wallet only to be discovered months later. What a wonderful surprise! With so many ideas, what are you waiting for? Get out there, do your Christmas shopping, and rest assured that your friends will love their gifts, and you!

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Leaning Willow

Mercury mirrored glass table lamp. Pink Martini Houndstooth Coat

-Ivy Jane chevron jacket -7 for All Man Kind polished denim colored jeans

Dillon Rogers custom leather wrap bracelets

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CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

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

Area Chamber of Commerce

708 W. Main Street • Russellville, AR 72801 Phone: 479-968-2530 • chamber@russellville.org 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 • cjccofc@centrytel.net 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

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DARDANELLE

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 • admin@AtkinsChamber.org 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

Dover, Arkansas, is seven miles north of Russellville, Arkansas, on Highway 7. Interstate 40 passes from east to west through Russellville, the county seat of Pope County, and Highway 7 goes northward towards Jasper and Harrison. Dover is at the foothills of the Ozarks. Near Dover are wonderful green woods and bountiful lakes including Lake Dardanelle. The community is a peaceful, unified, but purposeful one. Dover is a delightful place in which to raise a family. Pg. 34 • Area Guide - Russellville River Valley 2012 • Holiday Edition

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

Danville Area

400 W Main • Danville, AR 72833 Phone: 479-495-3419 • danark@danark.com

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 NOV

16th – Holiday Jubilee 2012 presented by the River Valley Arts Center from 7-10 p.m. at Russellville Country Club. For tickets or more info call 968-2452.

Events

17th – Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED held from 9-4 p.m. For more info call 800-733-2767. -Division II Playoffs - 1st Round at Campus Sites, time TBA.

24th – Eagle Tour held at Lake 24th – Division II Playoffs - 2nd Dardanelle State Park at 10 a.m. Round at Campus Site time TBA For reservation call 967-5516.

DEC 1st – Breakfast with Santa at the Knights of Columbus building located at 990 SR 247. For more info call Craig at 964-0063.

17th – Friendship Community 21st – Eagle Tour held at Lake Care’s 40th Anniversary Dardanelle State Park at 2 p.m. Celebration held at the Historical For reservation call 967-5516. Train Depot from 5-9 p.m. Tickets or more info call 967-2322. 25th – Eagle Tour held at 29th – Eagle Tour held at Lake Lake Dardanelle State Park at Dardanelle State Park at 10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. For reservation call For reservation call 967-5516. 967-5516.

1st – Division II Playoffs - 2nd – Young Arkansas Artists Quarterfinals at Campus Sites time and 2012 Collegiate Winner TBA Exhibit Opening Reception held at the River Valley Arts Center from 1-3p.m. For more info call 968-2452.

5th– Eagle Tour held at Lake Dardanelle State Park at 9 a.m. For reservation call 967-5516.

6th – 2012 Russellville Christmas 6th – 2012 Russellville Christmas 7th –First Friday Luncheon held 7th –Eagle Tour held at Lake Tree Lighting held in downtown Parade which is the largest lit parade in at Chambers East Dining Hall at Dardanelle State Park at 12:00 Arkansas. Will start at 10th and South Russellville at 6 p.m. Arkansas, ends on El Paso. Starts 12 p.m., the cost is $15. Call 968- p.m. For reservation call 967-5516. immediately after Christmas Tree 3520 to reserve your seat today. Lighting. For more info call 968-1272.

8th – Division II Playoffs Semifinals at Campus Sites time TBA

JAN 2nd – Eagle Tour held at Lake Dardanelle State Park at 3:00 p.m. For reservation call 967-5516.

9th – Eagle Tour held at Lake 11th – First Aid/CPR/AED held Dardanelle State Park at 2:00 p.m. from 9-5p.m. For more information For reservation call 967-5516. call 800-733-2767. 5th – Eagle Tour held at Lake 8th – Eagle Tour held at Lake Dardanelle State Park at 10:00 Dardanelle State Park at 12:00 a.m. For reservation call 967-5516. p.m. For reservation call 967-5516.

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12th – Support a local non-profit by going to CiCi’s Pizza from 4-8 p.m. and 10% of your purchase will go to Habitat for Humanity. 9th– Support a local non-profit by going to CiCi’s Pizza from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. and 10% of your purchase will go to Habitat for Humanity.

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CHAMBER NEWS

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE


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COUNTY GOVERNMENT Pope County | Yell County | Johnson County

Pope County

County Clerk Laura McGuire 479-968-6064

County Judge’s Office Jim Ed Gibson 479-968-7487 pcjudge@suddenlinkmail.com

Treasurer Donna Wall 479-968-2194 popetreas@suddenlinkmail.com

Assessor Karen Martin 479-968-7418 popeassessor@suddenlinkmail.com

Sheriff Aaron Duvall 479-968-2558

Tax Collector Rita Chandler 479-968-7016 popecoll@suddenlinkmail.com Circuit Clerk Fern Tucker 479-968-7499 fernpopecounty@centurytel.net

Coroner Leonard Krout 479-968-2558 popecoroner@hotmail.com 5th Judicial District Circuit Judges Division 1 William Pearson 479-968-1073 Division 2 Gordon McCain 479-968-2280

Division 3 Ken Coker 479-968-3869 Division 4 Dennis Sutterfield 479-967-5011 District Court Judge Don Bourne 479-968-1393 Prosecuting Attorney David Gibbons 479-968-8600 Juvenile Probation Debbie Gobell 479-967-1520 Adult Probation Ramona Woods 479-968-5154 Public Defender James Dunham 479-967-7624 Veteran Services Jack Smith 479-968-6049 County Road Department Sidney Gray 479-968-6400 County Jail Terry Bailey 479-968-2558 County Extension Agent Phil Sims 479-968-7098

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Health Department Pam Sellers 479-968-6004 Senior Activity Center Sherry Tidwell 479-968-5039

Pope County Departments Emergency Medical Service Doug Duerr 479-968-8222 911 Coordinator/Office of Emergency Management David Freeman 479-968-1800 Court Appointed Special Advocate Genny Baker 479-880-1195


Pope County | Yell County | Johnson County

Yell County County Judge Mark Thone 479-229-4858 countyjudge@yellcounty.net Sherriff - Bill Gilkey 479-229-4175 yellso@arkwest.com Tax Collector - Bill Gilkey 479-495-4868 collector@yellcounty.net Treaurer Brandi Rolen 479-495-2933 yellcotreas@arkwest.com Assessor Sandy Bottoms 479-495-2940 assessor@yellcounty.net Circuit and County Clerk Sharon Barnett 479-229-4404 clerk@yellcounty.net

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 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

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

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COUNTY GOVERNMENT


THE INS AND OUTS OF MONEY

Winterizing Your Home

So you’ve pulled your sweaters out of the mothballs and found your mittens at the bottom of the coat closet. But what about your house -- is it prepared for the cold months ahead? You’ll be a lot less comfortable in the coming months if you haven’t secured Home Sweet Home for Old Man Winter. We’ve boiled down your autumn to-do list to 10 easy tips: 1. Clean your gutters Once the leaves fall, remove them and other debris from your home’s gutters -- by hand, by scraper or spatula, and finally by a good hose rinse -- so that winter’s rain and melting snow can drain. Clogged drains can form ice dams, in which water backs up, freezes and causes water to seep into the house. As you’re hosing out your gutters, look for leaks and misaligned pipes. Also, make sure the downspouts are carrying water away from the house’s foundation, where it could cause flooding or other water damage. 2. Block any leaks One of the best ways to winterize your home is to simply block obvious leaks around your house, both inside and out, experts say. The average American home has leaks that amount to a ninesquare-foot hole in the wall. First, find the leaks: On a breezy day, walk around inside holding a lit incense stick to the most common drafty areas: recessed lighting, window and door frames, electrical outlets. Then, buy door sweeps to close spaces under exterior doors, and caulk or apply tacky rope caulk to those drafty spots. Outlet gaskets can easily be installed in electrical outlets that share a home’s outer walls, where cold air often enters. Outside, seal leaks with weather-resistant caulk. For brick areas, use masonry sealer, which will better stand up to freezing and thawing. 3. Insulate yourself Regardless of the climate conditions you live in, in the Pg. 40 • Area Guide - Russellville River Valley 2012 • Holiday Edition

U.S. you need a minimum of 12 inches of insulation. It costs a little bit of money but the money comes back quick. Don’t clutter your brain with R-values or measuring tape, though. If you go into the attic and you can see the ceiling joists you know you don’t have enough, because a ceiling joist is at most 10 or 11 inches. A related tip: If you’re layering insulation atop other insulation, don’t use the kind that has “kraft face” finish (i.e., a paper backing). It acts as a vapor barrier, and therefore can cause moisture problems in the insulation. 4. Check the furnace First, turn your furnace on now, to make sure it’s even working, before the coldest weather descends. A strong, odd, shortlasting smell is natural when firing up the furnace in the autumn; simply open windows to dissipate it. But if the smell lasts a long time, shut down the furnace and call a professional. It’s a good idea to have furnaces cleaned and tuned annually. Costs will often run about $100-$125. An inspector should do the following, among other things: Throughout the winter you should change the furnace filters regularly (check them monthly). 5. Get your ducts in a row According to the U.S. Department of Energy, a home with central heating can lose up to 60% of its heated air before that air reaches the vents if ductwork is not well-connected and insulated, or if it must travel through unheated spaces. That’s a huge amount of wasted money, not to mention a chilly house. Ducts aren’t always easy to see, but you can often find them exposed in the attic, the basement and crawlspaces. Repair places where pipes are pinched, which impedes flow of heated air to the house, and fix gaps with a metal-backed tape (duct tape actually doesn’t stand up to the job over time).

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Home Sweet Home 6. Face your windows Now, of course, is the time to take down the window screens and put up storm windows, which provide an extra layer of protection and warmth for the home. Storm windows are particularly helpful if you have old, single-pane glass windows. But if you don’t have storm windows, and your windows are leaky or drafty, they need to be updated. Of course, windows are pricey. Budget to replace them a few at a time, and in the meantime, buy a window insulator kit. 7. Don’t forget the chimney Ideally, spring is the time to think about your chimney. Don’t put off your chimney needs before using your fireplace. A common myth is that a chimney needs to be swept every year. Not true. But a chimney should at least be inspected before use each year. Woodstoves are a different beast. They should be swept more than once a year. If you see ash, then it’s primarily lye -- the same stuff that was once used to make soap, and it’s very acidic. It can cause mortar and the metal damper to rot. 8. Reverse that fan By reversing your ceiling fans direction from the summer operation, the fan will push warm air downward and force it to recirculate, keeping you more comfortable.

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9. Wrap those pipes A burst pipe caused by a winter freeze is a nightmare. Prevent it before Jack Frost sets his grip: Before freezing nights hit, make certain that the water to your hose bibs is shut off inside your house (via a turnoff valve), and that the lines are drained. Next, go looking for other pipes that aren’t insulated, or that pass through unheated spaces -- pipes that run through crawlspaces, basements or garages. Wrap them with pre-molded foam rubber sleeves or fiberglass insulation, available at hardware stores. If you’re really worried about a pipe freezing, you can first wrap it with heating tape, which is basically an electrical cord that emits heat. 10. Finally, check those alarms This is a great time to check the operation -- and change the batteries -- on your home’s smoke detectors. Detectors should be replaced every 10 years, fire officials say. Test them -- older ones in particular -- with a small bit of actual smoke, and not just by pressing the “test” button. Check to see that your fire extinguisher is still where it should be, and still works. Also, invest in a carbon-monoxide detector; every home should have at least one.

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Knowing what to do in a moments notice....

That’s the Service We Provide In 2006, Trey Shafer was a man with a pick-up truck, a wife who had just given birth, and a new company named River Valley Restoration. Shafer started the company when his daughter was born in an attempt to find work that would help him balance out family life with business. “I wanted to be there for her birth, and having a nine-to-five job, I couldn’t be as flexible as I wanted to be for my first child,” Shafer says. He started working out of his home, doing odd jobs and remodeling for residences. The company grew quickly, and a year and a half after the company began, he had a conversation with a friend that would lead to the company becoming what it is today. “I had a friend of mine who was an insurance adjuster talking to me about needing someone he could trust to do restoration,” Shafer says. “So one thing led to another, and I got into it.”

now offers a new service: cabinet making. “We’ve branched into cabinet making, so we’re offering something new to the public,” Shafer says. “We can make them all custom, whatever the customer wants and needs, we can accommodate for.” It’s this sort of flexibility that has led to the company’s success. “We can do pretty much anything to a home or business,” he says. “We mainly stay in the residential part of it, but we can do mitigation for companies as well.”

Services vary from remodeling houses, to cleaning up water damage, to removing fallen trees from houses. “Just knowing what do to in a moment’s notice, that’s the service we provide,” Shafer says. “And we have the experience to do that.” They will travel to any area within an hour radius from Russellville to do restoration work, but they offer cabinet making statewide. Currently, they are repairing a church in Alma that suffered water damage. With so many services they offer to the customer, and equipped with an excellent staff of workers, there’s nowhere for River Valley Restoration to go but up. Shafer found the job immensely rewarding, and the company started growing from there. “I found out that I really enjoyed that side of it,” he says. “I like turning a disaster into something new. That’s usually how it is, when we walk onto a job. But it’s always something different. And I really like working with people.” Shafer emphasizes the quick growth of the company. “It just kept getting bigger, and just kept growing. And I just kept having to hire help.” Now, the company hires anywhere from 10 to 15 people. Due to the steady growth since its inception, the company

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Residential & Commercial

Pest Control

Whether you have termites eating your home, or insects invading your space, George Termite & Pest Control can help eliminate your problems. We have a highly trained team of professionals who can perform a wide variety of quality services at affordable prices! Jess George Owner Dusty George Manager

Our office is located in Dardanelle, Arkansas! Please don’t hesitate to call or come by today!

Meet the Owner / Jess George

Dusty is carrying on the family business and he is making you the customer this promise...

Jess George was born and raised in Dardanelle, AR and was a graduate of Dardanelle High School in 1973. He graduated from Arkansas Tech University in 1978. He is a “hometown boy” with strong roots in the Yell county and surrounding areas. He prides himself on being locally owned and operated and believes that his personal “grass roots” connection give him a competitive edge.

Management “We think people want an honest, trustworthy, local company to do business with. If they have a problem they know they can call us personally and we will make sure it is resolved. You just can’t get that with a big corporate franchise.” George Termite & Pest Control was established in 1984. Jess started his business with the intention of providing a fast, dependable, quality service at an affordable price.

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“We will strive to do MORE than the other companies- going above and beyond our customers expectations.” Jess began servicing both residential & commercial properties in the Yell county area and had consistently expanded his clientele and radius of operation to include all of Yell, Pope, Johnson, Logan, & Franklin counties. With this much knowledge & expertise, not to mention continuous education to stay aware of the latest developments in the pest control and termite technology, you can be confident that George Termite & Pest Control will solve your termite & pest problems. They have been in the business for over 28 years and will be around for many more years to come. We bring to our customers a combined 65 years of experience in pest control.est Control

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OUR DEDICATED TEAM Names: (From Left To Right) Back Row: Rick Godwin, Dusty George, Manager, Bobby Dacus, Clay Warren, Office Manager, Brian Foss. Front Row: Jeff Stowers, Sales, Aubury Fox, Ben Green, Bryan Chambers

Experience

OUR PROMISE Our promise to our customers is our 65 years of combined experience. We offer a team of experienced technicians who have proven themselves to know the pest control business. Let us make our promise work for you.

Left To Right: Dusty George, Manager, Clay Warren, Office, Jeff Stowers, Sales

Services * Post Construction Termite Treatments * Pre-Construction Termite Treatments * Termite Clearance Letters * Powder Post Beetle Treatments * Wood Decay Fungi Treatments * Installation of Foundation Vents * Installation of Moisture Barriers

Sales Force Our sales force is experienced and will work hard to earn and keep your business. Give us a call today. 1-800-210-0105

Jeff Stowers, Sales Representative

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Termite Control

Pest Control Our licensed and insured technicians perform pest control services on residential and commercial properties. Treatments are available monthly, quarterly, and on a one-time basis. Our company will rid your home or business of unwanted existing pests and with our service agreement, we can put you on a preventative maintenance program to carefully eliminate any future problems that may arise.

Residential For service on your home, garage, barn, or shop Interior & Exterior Perimeter Treatments Our qualified pest technicians will inspect and treat interior areas of your home. They will apply a long lasting residual low toxicity insecticide along with a combination of baits and monitoring traps based upon your specific needs. They will concentrate on the entry points of insects in order to treat your home effectively. In addition, treatments will be applied around doorways and windows on the exterior along with long lasting residual granules.

Commercial For service on restaurants, lodging & hospitality, health care & educational facilities, manufacturing, distribution, warehousing and property management.

Interior & Exterior Perimeter Treatments We realize that your business is important to you and it is crucial to maintain a clean, pest-free environment. Our qualified pest technicians will be discreet around your customers & clients, while doing a thorough job treating any problem areas. They will inspect and treat the interior & exterior of your business facility. A combination of long lasting residual-low toxicity insecticides along with baits and monitoring traps will be applied focusing on your specific needs. Our office staff will be conscientious to schedule regular visits according to your requests.

George Termite & Pest Control for your termite needs!

Your home is one of the largest investments you will make in your lifetime, why go unprotected? Termites can cause a major threat to homes! Especially in our area. Every year subterranean termites cause approximately 5 billion dollars in damage alone throughout the United States. Termites cause more damage to homes than tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, or fires combined. Surprisingly enough, the destructive damage caused by termites is NOT covered in a typical homeowner’s insurance policy! Protect your home today! You can never be too safe when it comes to termites!

What You Need To Know! If your home is left unchecked and untreated for termites it can pose a great risk for structural damage. Subterranean termites are extremely destructive. The species love wood and moisture! Termites build tunnels to wood structures and then burrow into those structures for food sources. Any type of wood or cellulose containing material constitutes food for termites and over time, nothing but a shell will be left. Termites build their colonies where they can’t be seen, because they avoid light and air. Just because you can’t see them, doesn’t mean they don’t exist. It is essential for our trained professionals to be able to inspect your home in order to detect any signs of infestation. Don’t take the chance of going without coverage, it will be a costly mistake that could have easily avoided!

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Dusty George Manager of Operations

Frequently Asked Questions

When asked what makes George Termite and Pest Control different than the other pest control companies in the area, Dusty George used one word: Trust.

What are the most common household pests and what steps can I take to help keep my home pest-free? Common household pests include insects such as ants, cockroaches, spiders, flies, pantry pests and wasps. Remember, most pests need food, water and a place to live. Eliminating any one of those elements will help significantly in controlling the pest. With that in mind, there are a number of steps homeowners can take to help keep their homes pest free: * Clean regularly and reduce clutter inside and outside of your home. * Keep foods such as flour, cereal, spaghetti and pet food in re-sealable containers with tight lids. * Keep kitchens, dining rooms and other areas where food is eaten clean and free of crumbs. * Sweep and vacuum often (especially in eating areas) to help eliminate food sources for some pests. * Keep garbage areas clean and store garbage in sealed containers that are picked up regularly. * Seal cracks, crevices, and other gaps especially around doors and windows. Make sure all windows and doors are screened and fit the screens snuggly in their frames. * Many pests need moisture to successfully live and reproduce inside your home, so limit their access to water or moisture sources by sealing any cracks and leaks in pipes and faucets. * Outside your home, keep trees, shrubs and flowerbeds well maintained and avoid having them touch the house. * Store firewood away from the house and at least 5 inches off the ground. * Clean gutters regularly and direct water from downspouts and drains away from your home. * Seal any gaps where utility wires or pipes come into your home. * Make sure that basements and attics are well ventilated.

Termite and Pest Control.

“As a veteran of the Iraq War, the most important thing I learned was trust,” he says. Being an active member of the Army National Guard, Dusty served the United States in Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2007 to 2008 as a sergeant. His time there has shaped his vision for George

“My experiences there have been the main driving force of my determination to bring a company to the local area that not only will work hard for their clients but that also leaves each client with the feeling that they can trust us––trust us to do what we say we will do, trust us to protect their homes, and trust us to always be truthful,” he says. Dusty is a native of Dardanelle, Arkansas, where he has lived for 28 years. He has 10 years of experience in termite and pest control. Dusty looks forward to taking the reins of the family business as manager of operations, and is excited to bring his commitment and determination to Dardanelle and the surrounding areas. Dusty continues his dream of serving by graduation in 2013 with a Bachelors degree in Emergency Management as he will once again be prepared to serve. Dusty puts it best when he says, “I have served my country, my family, and you can trust that I can serve your pest control needs.”

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THE

RACK Brothers Leon and Doug Duvall do two simple things as owners of The RACK Furniture Warehouse: they provide top-notch customer service and they support their community. Oftentimes, these two things can cost a company money, but the Duvalls understand there’s more to life than simply making money. “You have to make money to make a living, but it’s not about the dollar,” Leon Duvall says. “It’s about making friends. We’ve kinda created a furniture family. I want our customers to feel be comfortable and relaxed. I want them to talk to me about themselves and about their family.” Their upbringing instilled this sort of attitude in the brothers. Their father Danny grew up on their grandfather’s farm north of Atkins in the Pea Ridge community, where they farmed a five-acre garden. Life was simple on the farm—Leon still remembers their outhouse and their well. “It was at a time where my grandfather would take a pig to town and sell it to get his grandchildren new shoes,” Leon says. When Danny realized he didn’t want to be a farmer, he got an education and enlisted in the army, where he served in the Vietnam War. In the mid-seventies the family moved to Greenbrier, and he ran a furniture business there for the first time. In the late seventies, he began working at Peters Family Living, where he worked until 1993, when he was offered a job to run a store in Northwest Arkansas. Doug and Leon went to him in an attempt to talk him into a running a store of their own, and on April 1st, 1995, the company that would eventually become The RACK was born. Their father played a massive role in the formation of both the company and his sons’ values, up until his death this past summer. “One thing our forefathers ingrained in us was to always be true to your word and stand behind everything you sell,” Leon says. Their father’s giving attitude has left a legacy of selflessness behind for the company that the brothers hope to bestow upon ensuing generations. “If someone needed help—whether it was one of his sons or a homeless person— he would help them out,” Leon says. He added that he found out recently after Danny’s passing that his father would move furniture into foster couples’ houses free of charge after hours without telling his sons. “He didn’t tell us, but we wouldn’t have been mad,” Leon says. This selfless attitude has led the Duvalls to give back to the community in other ways as well. They donate second-hand furniture to Main Street Mission and the Battered Women’s Shelter, and they make sure that people whose houses burned down have the clothes and furniture they need. They also keep their business local—Doug and Leon both buy their cars from in-town dealerships, and frequent local businesses. “We’re a family-owned business

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that wants to keep business local,” Doug says. If customers aren’t convinced by their winning customer service, then they will be by their prices. “We have quality furniture at cheap prices,” Doug says. “No one can beat our prices. Period.” One of Leon’s most vivid memories was when they moved the company to Parkway. It was just the second building on Parkway at that point. The date in which they signed the papers to acquire the building was September 11, 2001. “It was one of the scariest moments of my life,” Leon says. “I don’t think anyone came into the store for three days.” While they had a short window in which to nullify their loan, the family declined—they had committed to opening the furniture store, and they were determined to continue with it. If not for themselves, then for the community. “Russellville needed this,” Leon says.

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Pets & Vets BATHING YOUR DOG CAN BE A TREMENDOUS CHORE…

But A Huge Benefit

Bathing your dog can be a tremendous chore, but your dog may still benefit from a routine bath. As we move into a world of oral and topical medications to control fleas and ticks, dipping has become obsolete. Bathing has not, especially if your dog has any number of skin problems such as allergies, dry skin, or seborrhea. Depending on your dog’s shin condition, he or she may need a medicated bath weekly or as often as every two or three days. Check with your veterinarian for advice on which shampoo would benefit your pet the best. He or she is the only one to trust in this department as using the wrong shampoo may only make you dog’s condition worse. A few general rules in bathing your dog: • First, read the label. Most shampoos have specific directions to make them work the best. It may say “leave on the dog for 10 minutes to allow contact time with the medication in the shampoo.” This is a very important step. If you lather your dog and rinse it off immediately, the medication may not have time to work. • Second, we recommend using a sponge to apply the shampoo evenly and without wasting a lot of expensive shampoo. Pouring the shampoo on the dog’s back will not help treat conditions on the underside of the body and tail. Apply the shampoo to a wet sponge; a cheap one without

rough scrub pads is fine. Work the shampoo into the sponge and apply gently to all areas of the body. Keep your dog happy by gently massaging the shampoo into the hair coat for the recommended time. • Third, do not have your dog standing in water as you apply shampoo. The shampoo will not get to the feet where a lot of allergies cause problems as it will be diluted too quickly to be effective. Make the chore as fun as possible and your dog will feel and smell much better.

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PENMAC

Places people first

With research suggesting that more than fifty percent of applicants lie on their resumes, it’s becoming more important than ever to ensure that you hire the most qualified and truthful employees available. Penmac provides this service, and plenty more. They find quality candidates to meet your company’s needs at a reasonable price. Penmac recruits, screens, trains, and hires associates for companies. They offer screenings of everything from criminal background checks to credit checks. They test applicants to verify the skills they list on their resume, and trains employees to develop skilled, knowledgeable workers—all for affordable rates. Penmac assesses employee’s skills in a variety of areas. For example, they would test an applicant applying for a data entry position in the areas of reviewing forms, visual comparison, and split screen data entry. A clerical position would be assessed in the skills of typing, ten-key, data entry, and their proficiencies in Microsoft Word and

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Need someone to work manual labor instead of office work? Penmac also assesses industrial workers’ proficiencies in areas such as welding, fabricating, forklift driving, and production. Additionally, Penmac provides on-demand staffing to bolster your workforce during busy times. Penmac hires all levels of employees, including candidates in fields such as accounting, manufacturing, sales, management, engineering, and operation. With such a wide offering of services for companies, it’s easy to see why so many businesses are choosing Penmac for all their hiring needs. Don’t miss out on quality people, quick service, and affordable rates all combined into one spectacular offering. To find the Penmac location nearest you, visit their website at www. penmac.com or call toll-free, 1-877-473-6622.

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Preferred Staffing, Inc. is proud to offer a staff with over 100 combined years of experience. We have offices in Little Rock, Russellville and Helena. Whether you are a company looking for a quality employee or an applicant searching for a career, let our counselors put their expertise to work for you. Our staffing counselors work as a team to find the best possible match for our client companies and our applicants. Preferred Staffing is committed to finding qualified candidates, producing acceptable offers, and providing for a smooth transition into the workplace. At Preferred Staffing, Inc., you will talk to the same counselor, someone you know, feel comfortable with, and really cares about you and your employment needs. If we do not have any current job listings that you are interested in, please fill out our online application for our future job openings. We encourage our employees to take advantage of our health insurance benefit package. We offer health, dental, and vision plans. We pay weekly and offer direct deposit. Our understanding of our candidates’ abilities and our clients’ specifications helps us to place the right employee with the right company. At Preferred Staffing, Inc., our staffing counselors work together to find the best possible candidate for our clients. Our experienced counselors take extra time with each applying candidate to get to know their strengths, skills and goals. In addition, we have the resources to test for over 1,200 skill sets. Many of our client companies use Preferred Staffing, Inc. exclusively for all of their staffing needs. We also offer customized software training . Call Preferred Staffing, Inc. today to speak with one of our counselors about your unique employment needs.

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FINANCE & INSURANCE

Providing All Your Employmen Needs


The Heritage of...

Magazine Telephone Company

In 1939, Henry Stone arrived in Magazine, Arkansas after traveling from Oklahoma. The purpose of the trip was to remove the switchboard, poles, and wire that made up the Magazine Telephone Company, but the trip took on a much more important light when Stone fell in love with the area. He and his wife Anna bought the company. The rest might be history, but that doesn’t mean that it’s not worth writing about. The fact that the Magazine Telephone Company has operated for over 70 years speaks volumes for its quality service. One of the more notable instances was during World War II, when the loved ones of service men frequented their house in an attempt to complete calls to the troops. During the night, Henry would pull their bed close to the switchboard so Anna could answer calls without getting out of bed. After World War II, the Magazine Telephone Company extended telephone lines to rural areas adjacent to Magazine. Anna and Henry passed away over the course of the next few decades, and their son Sonny stepped up to run the company.

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In the 1990s, the company saw great modernization, as they transferred to a new digital central office. Additionally, GTE toll circuits were placed on fiber optic cable that ran from Magazine to Russellville. This marked the first telephone company in Arkansas to have an all digital optic fiber network. Magazine Telephone Company started converting the outside plant to one party service. The project, occuring in 1986, consisted of placing 90% of the outside cable under ground. Within the last ten years, the company has expanded into the high speed wireless Internet service, which they now provide to Paris, Booneville, Russellville, Dardanelle, Pottsville, and Hector. Now, the Stone family employs eight family members. While each of them has different responsibilities to the company, they all remain ready to help the customer in any way possible. The family bond is strong with the Stones, and with sixteen grandchildren and eleven greatgrandchildren in the family, the Magazine Telephone Company should continue their rich family tradition for decades to come.

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APARTMENTS RUSSELLVILLE

Spring Lake (888) 366-0862 www.lindseymanagment.com 922 North Sidney Russellville AR, 72801 Shadow Lake (888) 622-9217 www.lindseymanagment.com 2601-A, West North Street, Russellville AR, 72801 Shiloh Creek (888) 811-8189 www.southwestresources.com 802 Limestone Circle, Russellville AR 72801 Lakewood Estates (479) 968-3143 1119 East 9th Street, Russellville, AR 72801 Remington (479) 964-2040 www.realsources.net/ 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 www.vistaplace.info/ 821 East O Street, Russellville, AR 72801 Riverwood Woodbrook (479) 968-2265 1616 East 16th Street, Russellville, AR 72802 Village Square (479) 967-1354 www.rpmrealty.com/rental 1940 South Elmira Avenue, Russellville, AR 72801

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 www.countrysidemanor.info

Pattie Posey Sales Associate

Cell: (479) 567-2960 Office: (479) 968-3300 Fax: (479) 964-5217 Email: pposey2@gmail.com

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

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winter activities By: Sara Alvis Every year, around this time, I start dreaming of warmer climates. Images of sunshine, bare feet, and tropical thunderstorms haunt my daydreams. And I know I’m not the only one. Whether you battle Seasonal Affective Disorder symptoms or just get a mild case of the winter “blahs,” chances are – unless you live in Maui or Miami – you’re not getting outdoors as much as you should. I for one hate being shut inside with the windows closed, but I also don’t like being cold. So I’ll admit, it’s hard to drag myself out for fresh air and exercise. It’s important – for our health and sanity – to find some fun excuses to get outside. There are so many benefits to doing so: being active outdoors is a good way to cut calories and lose weight, the fresh air makes us feel better, and it’s a lot more fun and inexpensive than watching TV or surfing the Internet all day.

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Be Prepared for the Cold If you want to enjoy yourself, then make sure you won’t freeze outside. Don’t just head out in sneakers, jeans and a sweater under your coat. Think layers. Wear thermal leggings and several layers under your sweater. Wear a hat and gloves. If you’re not cold and uncomfortable, you’re more likely to have fun and not run back inside after 5 minutes. It’ll also help prevent you from having to come up with natural cold and flu remedies and treatment. 18 Winter Fun Ideas Here are some fun and cheap outdoor activities to do around the River Valley during the colder months. -Build a winter bonfire and make s’mores. -Go sledding.

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in the river valley post card views. Snowshoeing has rapidly become a favorite among those who want to enjoy the peace and quiet of a beautiful winter snow in our back country or along groomed trails.

-Build a fort and have a snowball fight with your kids (or your spouse/ partner). Or buy a snow block maker and build an igloo. -Take a blanket and a cup of hot cocoa and sit outside on your front porch swing.

-For those hunters and fishermen, the River Valley has some of the best hunting and fishing in the United States. The River Valley is known for its bass and crappie fishing, and people come from all over just to cast their lines and enjoy their catch. Arkansas is home to some of the best duck and deer hunting grounds. With hundreds of acres available, you are sure to find a spot to enjoy your hunting adventure.

-Feed the birds or go birdwatching either around your house or at one of the beautiful locations in the River Valley, such as Lake Dardanelle. Make your own birdfeeders out of pine cones, peanut butter, and birdseed. -Go on a winter picnic. Take blankets, sandwiches and hot soup in a thermos. This might give you some fun, cheap date ideas for couples as well.

-State parks, such as Petit Jean and Mount Magazine, offer great hiking and biking trails. Below scenic mountains, lush valleys, and clear-running streams are the beautiful limestone caves of the Ozarks. With over 2,000 documented caves in Arkansas, you are sure to have a unique experience as you explore the natural wonders of the Ozarks. Places such as Lake Dardanelle, Mountain Nebo, and Petit Jean offer camping grounds with many amenities for the entire family to enjoy. Pick a weekend, set up your tent, and listen to the crickets chirp as you relax under the stars in one of the many peaceful camping sites around the River Valley. -Take advantage of the many festivals across the River Valley and Central Arkansas. Fall festivals are happening almost every weekend in October. Kick off the Christmas season by driving through Winter Wonderland

-Head out on a photo expedition to take pictures of the winter landscape. Frozen waterfalls on Mount Nebo or Petit Jean are beautiful to photograph. -The words “winter wonderland” can be truly experienced with a hike through Mount Nebo or Petit Jean during the winter months. The air is crisp and clean and the snow hanging from the pine trees and mountain peaks makes for

-From playing and watching sports to hunting and site seeing, fall and winter activities are easy to find throughout the River Valley. With so much nature available, a day of adventure is just a short drive away. Enjoy the sports around the area by joining a fall softball league, or become a fan of the local sports while cheering on the football and basketball teams. Many sports are available for young children also, as the River Valley has programs for football,

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Why Buy Office Supplies at

BURRIS?

At Burris you’ll find large selections of Office Products, Furniture, Technology, Cleaning and Break Room, Printer Supplies and much more. They offer the top brands in all categories such as HP, 3M, Avery, Fellowes, ACCO, Sanford, Smead, HON and many more. Burris also carries many compatible lines that can give you significant savings. Burris has been in the Office Supplies, Furniture and Machine business since 1953. They believe their Customer Service to be a dying breed in the industry. You’ll find Burris’ customer service to be very knowledgeable in all the products they carry. The staff is very patient and friendly with a touch of southern hospitality. Their goal is to give you the most service possible before the sale, so that you’ll be happy with your purchase well after the fact. Remember if you have trouble locating items on their site or the web, they buy factory direct with all manufactures and can get you what most retailers can’t. Would you like a business review to discuss what products you use and how they can save you money on them? Do you have products that you buy large quantities of and would like to discuss contract pricing about? Do you have any special needs? Would you like a personable face-to-face visit with one of their sales reps or one of the owners for whatever reason? Please visit to their Contact Us page and either give them a call or complete the form so that they can set up a time to visit with you. Burris wants your business and will work hard to get it. Visit their webpage at www.burrisinc.com for more information.

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Johnny Cunningham founded Cunningham Metals in 1972. After being in the scrap metal business for over a decade - working in both Louisiana and northwestern Arkansas - the entrepreneur decided to devote his tireless work ethic and business savvy to the company, which began in Russellville and has stayed there ever since.

service and their respect for the customer. They are River Valley’s premier recycler for two reasons: hard work and dedication. They are a familyowned and Since then, Cunningham Metals has risen operated business to become Russellville’s number one scrap that strives to be metal recycler because of their quality an asset to the community. They remain focused on the preservation of the environment, which shows that they are invested in both their family’s future and the community’s future as well. They buy all types of ferrous and non-ferrous metals, including copper, brass, aluminum, aluminum cans, iron, steel, and more.

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Come find out for yourself why Cunningham Metals is the best scrap metal recycler in the Valley. Contact the company at 479-968-1574 or come see us at Hwy 7-S, 3408 South Arkansas Ave or our Xpress location at 2824 Hwy 124. You won’t be disappointed.

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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. 

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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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EDUCATION

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

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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


CHILD CARE in the River Valley

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

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 Playlife Child Care 5979 N Arkansas Ave Russellville, AR 72802 (479) 498-4527

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

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

Yell County Home-Based Head Start 501 Water Plant Road Ola, AR 72853 479-489-5020

Kingdom Kids Learning Center 5130 N. Arkansas Ave. 479-967-0253

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

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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W orth The Short Drive ust over a year ago, Trilogy Therapy Services was based in Little Rock, its location since its Jinception in 2006. In 2011, Phil and Sandra Wyatt

decided to move their company to Dover, where they bring a wide variety of services to the River Valley area. “We decided to move here to provide support to the individual needs of the Dover and Northern Pope County communities,” Phil says. “We have the proximity to meet the needs of the residents of the area.” With a friendly, experienced staff, a multitude of services, and a professional yet down home atmosphere, it’s easy to see why Trilogy offers service worth the short drive. Trilogy offers speech pathology, as well as physical and occupational therapy for all ages and treatment for all diagnoses, including geriatric needs. Additionally, they can perform naso-endoscopic swallowing evaluations on-site at nursing homes. They treat post-operative patients with knee replacement surgeries, arthoscopic, hip replacements, and shoulder and back injuries as well, and provide for Medicare and Medicard and all insurance providers. They specialize in sports injuries, and have the experience to prove it. Phil is one of the few physical therapists in the area to have played sports at the collegiate level. Phil and Sandra’s experience is unrivaled in the area. Phil earned his masters in physical therapy from the University of Central Arkansas in 1995, and has been working as a therapist ever since. “I wanted to be around sports,” he says. “And physical therapy

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allowed me to be a part of that.” “Sports led me into it, but then I realized it was more than just sports,” he adds. “It’s about helping people.” Sandra graduated with a masters in speech pathology from UAMS, and has 28 years experience as a practicing speech pathologist. “In college, you are trying to figure out what you want to do,” she says. “And when I saw it, I was just like, ‘this is it.’” Another selling point for Trilogy is the quickness and ease with which they can bring patients in for treatment. There is no wait to begin physical therapy at Trilogy—“As soon as the doctor faxes us the information, we’re calling them that day to get them in the next day,” Sandra says. Some people don’t feel the need to take part in physical therapy, but Phil underscores the importance of taking part in physical therapy to become and remain healthy. “Physical therapy is necessary for the treatment of injuries and prevention of the recurrence of injuries,” he says. “There’s misnomers with people saying that it’s torture. We work within a patient’s pain tolerance for optimal healing. Our goal is to restore patients to their normal healthy lifestyle.” Trilogy is located next to Millard Henry Clinic, where they provide services in relation to the medical clinic. They are currently accepting patients. With over 35 years of therapeutic experience, it’s obvious Trilogy offers the best choice for River Valley’s residents.

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WMP Marketing Gives Back WMP Marketing presented Dr. Carter and Don Guess of the River Valley Christian Clinic a donation for $1026.00 this month. We found out just what it means to be involved with a great group of people who knows the importance of giving of their time, their labor, and their knowledge. Just in the short amount of time we spent with these fine folks, it was very moving to see the dedication and determination that they have in their hearts. We here at WMP Marketing are so very proud to be a part of the great organization and would like to say “thanks” to all of the businesses that helped us highlight River Valley Christian Clinic. We look forward to helping with the River Valley Christian Clinics continued success.

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Dr. Stanley D. Teeter joined Millard-Henry Clinic in 1965 and practiced there full-time until 2001. Since that time, he has filled in occasionally and most recently has been helping out at the River Valley Christian Clinic on a more regular basis. “I have been pleased to be involved in the River Valley Christian clinic from its inception in 2007. Five area churches were the founding churches and I was asked by the pastor of my church, First United Methodist Church to serve on the initial board. The founding churches were 1st United Methodist, 1st Assembly of God, 1st Baptist Church, Fellowship of Christians and 1st Free Will Baptist Church. “Since that time, under the leadership of Don Guess, more churches and civic organizations have been enlisted to support the River Valley Christian Clinic than I and count. The communities in Pope, Yell, and Johnson counties have been very supportive. Our volunteers come from all three counties and they are a special group of people. One of the highlights of my medical practice has been serving Arkansas Tech University as a team physician for over 30 years. However, serving as a volunteer at the River Valley Christian Clinic has been one of the most gratifying phases of my professional career. In addition to that, serving as the Medical Director for the Arkansas State Health Department Hospice Organization for the surrounding six county area has been another highlight of my career.” Dr. Teeter continued by saying, “the special group of people that volunteer at River Valley Christian Clinic has overwhelmed me. Their dedication and effort and empathy for our patients are astounding. It has been a pleasure for me to serve on the board and to serve as a volunteer.

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MEDICAL

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Flu Season Tips Tip #1 WASH HANDS OFTEN.

Especially before eating, after using the restroom and after being outside. To do it right, use soap and warm water for 20 seconds. This is the recommended amount of time to get your hands clean. It is also important to dry your hands with a clean, fresh towel.

Tip #6 STAY HYDRATED.

Drink plenty of fluids, preferably water. After all, our bodies are mostly water, and the ongoing intake of water is essential to our every bodily function. This is a proven way to strengthen your immune system and helps you “flush” your body clean.

Tip #2 GET IMMUNIZED.

The flu virus can spread fast, so get vaccinated. You can get vaccinated for H1N1 and the seasonal flu in the same shot.

Tip #3 USE A TISSUE.

Cover your mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Tissues can help trap germs so they don’t spread. And remember; throw it away when you’re done. Kleenex® tissues have an extra layer of protection, the sneeze shield, a special protective layer in each tissue that helps keep stuff from soaking through.

Tip #4 COUGH OR SNEEZE INTO YOUR ELBOW

One sneeze can spray up to 3,000 infectious droplets into the air at more than 100 MPH. So if you don’t have a tissue handy, use the inner-part of your sleeve at the elbow. You can help reduce the fast spread of germs.

Tip #5 GET ENOUGH SLEEP

Kids ages 3 - 5 need about 11 to13 hours of sleep every night. Nine to 11 hours if they are ages 6-12. And adults should get no less than eight hours per night. This helps empower your immune system.

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Tip #7 EAT BREAKFAST

when they’ve come down with the cold or flu, so as to not spread these viruses to others. The same holds true for adults. Don’t get your workplace sick because you had to prove how “tough” you Proper nutrition can help you fight against the cold and flu virus. were. The work will wait. It also helps to keep you more alert and improves concentration throughout the day.

Tip #8 STAY HOME IF SICK.

Tip #6 EXERCISE & STAY ACTIVE

Do something active like running, walking, playing, cycling, or swimming for 60 minutes every day. It’s not just your muscles An estimated 125 million workdays are missed by parents who that are getting stronger, exercise helps strengthen your immune stay home with a sick child. With this in mind, keep kids home system, too.

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Getting Fit

For The New Year

A lot of people start out the New Year with a resolution... a vow of sorts to get in shape. Every. Single. Year. And every single year the gym gets crowded with people who ride the Cybex Arc-trainers for 20 minutes then are never seen again. The best way to avoid a situation like above is to figure out what usually stands in your way of success. And then comes the hard part -- figuring out a plan to work around it. Try one or two or all of these tips to help get you on your way to being fit, not only for the New Year, but all year round.

2) Pencil the gym into your schedule. Snap Fitness is open 24/7. There is of course lots of busy moms and dads and teens, too, but all it takes is 30 minutes a day to notice progress and feel instantly better.

You better not have turned the page! This is important, and is a great start to a healthier you in 2013.

4) With the new years comes new technology. Trust me, there’s an app for that. Pick your poison... or your pleasure: yoga, running, weights, whatever, and you can find apps with workout ideas and/or motivation. Also go to www.mysnapfitness.com for your personal fitness page.

1) Stop being self conscious. Nobody is judging you unless they are silently looking up to you for even being in there. Go in with confidence! Snap Fitness has a family friendly environment with a friendly staff.

3) Trade out cardio for some weight lifting. Cardio on treadmills is great for building endurance but weight lifting is where it’s at for losing weight and toning it into pure muscle. Adding muscle mass increases metabolism and overall makes you a healthier person.

5) Reward yourself: It takes about 21

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repetitions for something to become a habit. Once you have racked up 21 regular workouts, reward yourself with a prize that will reinforce your goals, like a new workout outfit, some new songs for a motivating playlist, or a subscription to a fitness magazine. 6) Set a goal. Train for a race that supports a cause you believe in, or even decide that by your vacation this summer, you will be able to walk all over the city you’re visiting without a rest. 7) Have fun. Believe it or not, exercise is a blast when you find something you really enjoy. Think about what you loved doing as a kid, like running, riding your bike, rollerskating, dancing, or swimming, and figure out how to incorporate that for a workout once a week or so. Seeing results is the best feeling ever, so don’t give up, and take your New Year’s Resolution to a whole new level this year!

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What questions to ask...WHEN BUYING A USED CAR

Often we are regretting the fact that we forgot to ask some questions when we buy a car. Either we forgot, or thought we would be bothersome. Then, we realized that we did not know all the details, we did not have a complete overview. This should motivate us to conclude the transaction with a peaceful soul. Buying a used car is a serious long-term investment that affects the personal budget. Besides asking the price, you are subject to additional charges you have not yet been able to estimate at the time of signing the contract of sale, simply because you did not ask the right questions. Therefore, take a piece of paper and write them. In the midst of the meeting with the car owner, you’re going to forget certain aspects, or be led in discussion in the direction desired by the seller: 1. Why is he selling the car? This question can reveal important details about the car and about the owner. If he’s leaving the country, you can get a lower price than the market average. If he cannot pay the loan to the bank or he cannot afford one, that means he’s having financial difficulties and is forced by circumstances to sell the car as soon as possible to a lower value. If he want to buy another car, that means that the money you will give may be an advance for future acquisition and he will decide to keep on price. 2. In what condition is the car? Although it is a general question and slightly elusive, the owner will help you get an idea of how it was maintained, and about the seller himself. Remember the details and check them in a car-service of your choice. If repairs

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were made, ask the service book and receipts attesting to those mentioned. 3. Are you the first owner? If the current owner is not the first, then the car condition can be affected by the driver style, how it was maintained by two or more individuals. Ask how long he owned the car. It may be possible you have to deal with a weekend seller, who bought the car to resell it as fast as possible, hiding defects. 4. Was the car involved in any accidents? Although the seller might respond negatively, the truth comes to the surface when you go to a workshop or a representative, if the accident was a major one. 5. Consumption ? If he responds with an exact figure, for example, 8.5%, then you are dealing with an honest and meticulous owner who provides information in their raw form. If the error is too large, 8-10%, then you can ask questions on actual consumption. 6. What is the condition of the electrical system? Ask first about the battery. How new is it? What brand is it? The “made on boat” (no-name) can give you real trouble even with the radio. Are there energy losses, short-circuit the system? Is there any error in the board, all lights work? 7. What else should I know? Gearbox get neatly into steps? The clutch has any specific sound? What mileage have the tires? Purchased it new or second hand? Does it have a spare tire?

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Although some details are surfacing after a professional checkout or after going to a mechanic or after a road test, you should try to find out this informations directly from the owner. If you’ve got him lying, you can quit the transaction without any regrets. 8. Does he lower the price? At the risk of sounding bothersome you have to ask this question. A hint he can give you is a rate price displayed. You must be sure he set the price higher than the one he has in mind. Also, depending on the answers to the questions above, you can negotiate the price (especially if you notice certain defects that can not be overlooked too easily).

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Winter Tips For Vehicles Summer is over, unfortunately, and with the departure of warm nights and bright sunny days comes dark evenings and the freezing cold. Even though we are in October, it is rarely much better than the weather found over the December and January periods. It is important that your vehicle is up to scratch in the winter months as breaking down could have much more serious consequences than you think; in this article we will be looking at some useful and helpful tips to make sure your car is in tip top condition for whatever mother nature throws at us. Your antifreeze and engine coolant are vitally important during the winter. Antifreeze will help to protect and shield your engine against those bitterly cold winter mornings and will prevent any freezing up of your engine; it is important that this is checked and topped up regularly. Be sure to top it up with antifreeze and not distilled water as some mechanics may recommend during the summer months.

in icy conditions, so make sure you check frequently for any damage. The oil helps to keep the engine lubricated and removes any dirt that can interfere with the running of your vehicle. Ensure you are running the proper oil weight by consulting your owners manual as running oil that is too thick for your vehicle will result in trouble starting in colder temperatures and may result in damage to your engine. While these tips make seem commonsensical, it is surprising how many road users do not regularly maintain and check their vehicles, especially in winter; in some cases it can make all the difference.

Make sure that your battery is up to standard. A weak battery is the most common reason a vehicle does not start or has trouble starting on a cold winter morning so check it first to make sure all connections are secure and that there is no obvious corrosion or damage. If you are in an area that is regularly experiences temperatures below -25C you should consider installing a battery warmer to keep your battery from freezing over. Check both your tire pressure and oil level. An under inflated tire will not have a firm grip with the road surface and could potentially be lethal

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Denny’s

Happy Hibachi

Abu’s Gyros and More

Dixie Cafe

Hog Wild Family Fun Center

Big Red Drive-in

Fat Daddy’s

Italian Gardens Cafe

RU SS EL LV I L L E 605 N. Arkansas Ave........479) 968-2007 1520 S. Arkansas Ave.... (479) 968-1960

Brangus Feed Lot Steakhouse

43 Bradley Cove Road...(479) 498-2390 105 E. Harrell Drive........(479) 968-4800

7206 Hwy 64 West .... (479) 967-1273

107 N Elmira...................(479) 880-8888

2410 East Main.......... (479) 967-4141 315 W. Main Street..........(479) 967-1707

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

Brick Oven Pizza

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

Chick-Fil-A

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

CJ’s Burger

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

Colton ’s Steak House

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

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Johnny’s Ice Cream & Deli

Old South Restaurant

Pudgy Pig BBQ

La Huerta Mexican Restaurant

Old Post BBQ

Stoby’s Depot & Dining Car

Opal Mae’s Café

Taco Villa

911 East Main..................(479) 967-5033 1510 E. Main ...................(479) 967-5611 2005 N. Ark. Ave. ............ (479) 880-9111

Las Palmas

615 N. Arkansas Ave.......(479) 890-2550

Madame Wu’s Hunan

914 S. Arkansas Ave.......(479) 968-4569

Mulan’s

2790 East Parkway.........(479) 880-8080

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

Oumami Japanese

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

Ozark Mt. Smoke House

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

New China

Pile High Dessert

Oak Tree Bistro

Pizza Hut

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

2405 E Parkway...............(479) 968-PILE

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

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

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2405 E. Parkway.................... (479) 967-6062 405 W. Parkway..................... (479) 968-3816 420 East 4th St.......................(479) 968-1191 1122 N. El Paso......................(479) 968-1135

TheCakePlace Bakery

411 W. Parkway...............(479) 968-8945

Quizno’s Subs 407 N Arkansas.....(479) 968-7827 Umami’s Sushi & Grill Fusion

304 N. Elmira..................(479) 967-8880

Whatta Burger

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


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DARDANELLE

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

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

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

El Molcajete

B & T’s Diner

Pizza Meister & Cafe

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

Captian Hamm’s

CLARKSVILLE

Front Street Grill

101 So. Rogers ...............(479) 754-2904

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

Savanah’s

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South Park

1103 N. Harmony Rd. .....(479) 754-8249

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DO VE R Bucaneer

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

KNOXVILLE

HECTOR

JJ’S Fish & BBQ

Rita’s

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

Dewayne’s BBQ

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

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AMERICAN BEST VALUE INN

(479) 968-4400

PARK MOTEL

(479) 968-7774

FAIRFIELD INN & SUITES

2615 W. Main Street (479) 968-4862

RUSSELLVILLE MARINA & CABINS

BEST WESTERN

120 E. Harrell Drive (479) 967-9030

QUALITY INN

2326 N. Arkansas Avenue (479) 967-1000

HAMPTON INN

3019 E. Parkway (479) 967-7500

330 Beach Road (479) 967-1543

BUDGET INN

2304 N. Arkansas Avenue (479) 858-7199

RELAX INN

1206 E. Main Street (479) 968-4959

HOLIDAY INN

1320 E. Main Street (479) 968-6332

2407 N. Arkansas Avenue (479) 968-4300

SUPER 8 MOTEL

204 Lake Front Drive (479) 968-5511

COMFORT INN & SUITES 2714 East Parkway. (479) 968-2424

2404 N AR Ave Russellville 1-800-800-8000 or 479-968-8898

LAQUINTA INN & SUITES

DAYS INN & SUITES

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

109 east Harrell Drive (479) 280-1940

MOTEL 6

519 S. Cleveland Ave. Russellville, AR 72801

215 W. Birch Street (479) 968-3666

WOODY’S CLASSIC INN

ECONOMY INN

THE TURNER HOME

2200 N. Arkansas Avenue

CLARKSVILLE 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

1522 E. Main Street

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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 www.wmpmarketing.com

River Valley Radio 479-968-6816 www.rivervalleyradio.com Antiques/Collectibles Anna’s Attic 2711 N. Arkansas Russellville, AR. 72801 479-967-3477 The Collectors Gallery 130 East Harrell Dr. Russellville, AR. 72801 479-967-6773 Appliances

Peters Family Living 201 N. Arkansas Ave. 479-968-2929 www.PetersFamilyLiving.com Auto Body Repair Altmans Body Shop 1411 S. Knoxville Russellville, AR. 72811 479-968-8118

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 www.philwrightautoplex.com Auto Glass/ Windshield Repair Fast Glass 690 E. Main St. Russellville, AR. 72801 479-968-5006

Auto Repairs & Services Advanced Collision Solutions 2731 S. Arkansas Ave. Russellville, AR. 72801 479-967-9732

Anderson Auto 1114 E. 13th St. Russellville, AR. 72801 479-968-366 Vernon’s Auto & Truck Repair 3230 Bernice Ave.(Hwy 7T) Russellville, AR. 72802 479-967-1515 Bakeries

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

The Cake Place 411 W. Parkway Ave. Russellville, AR. 72801 479-968-8945 www.thecakeplacebakery.com Beauty

VSPA

2300 W Main Ste 8

Russellville 479-890-6773

Joe Mac’s Beach Shack 3083 East Main, STE. A Russellville, AR 7201 479-967-3826 Boot SALES & Repair Woodys Boot & Repair 511 E 4th St. Russellville, AR. 72801 479-968-8980 www.woodysboots.com Chiropractors Archway Chiropractic 1130 S. Rogers Clarksville, AR 479-754-2500 Clinics & Medical

Kirkland Family Medical Clinic 300 N. 3rd St. Dardanelle, AR. 72834 479-229-6109 www.kirklandfamilymedicalclininc.com

Millard Henry Clinic 101 Skyline Dr. Russellville, AR. 72801 479-968-2345

Russellville Hearing Clinic 200 N. Quanah Russellville, AR. 72801 479-968-7250 www.russellvillehearing. com 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 www.saintmarysregional.com Homebuilders & General Contractors

Cobbs Westside 108 Skyline Drive Russellville, AR. 72801 479-968-7180 Rose Drug-Dardanelle 1736 St Hwy 22 West Dardanelle, AR. 72834 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 www.vinsonelectricsupply.com

Employment Services

Duvall Construction 290 Bradley Cove Rd. Russellville, AR. 72801 479-967-4743

Penmac 1000 N. Arkansas Russellville, AR. 72801 479-967-8827

Farris Construction #2 Davis Lane Russellville, AR. 72801 479-970-2347 Counter Tops

Preferred Staffing 425 E. 4th St. Russellville, AR. 72801 479-967-4040 www.prefstaffing.com

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

Arkansas Dept. Of Workforce 104 S. Rochester Ave. Russellville, AR. 72801 479-880-1320

Dentists

Blaine Leeds D.D.S. 1101 Poplar St. Clarksville, AR. 72830 479-754-3357 www.drblaineleeds.com Parkway Dental 402 E. Parkway Dr. Russellville, AR. 479-890-6174

Drug Store/Pharmacy C & D Drug Store 121 North Commerce Ave. Russellville, AR. 72801 479-968-2456 www.candddrugstore.com

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

Financial Services

Farm Credit of West Arkansas 2797 E. Parkway Russellville, AR. 72802 www.myaglender.com Priority Federal Credit Union 430 N. Hampton Ave. Russellville, AR. 72801 479-280-6203 Florists

COLONIAL FLOWERS

308 W MAIN Russellville

479-968-1572

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Funeral Directors

Broussard Funeral Home 502 Tyler Road Russellville, AR. 72802 479-968-1143 www.broussardfuneral.com Furniture

Peters Family Living 201 N. Arkansas Ave. 479-968-2929 www.PetersFamilyLiving.com Rack Furniture 2609 E. Parkway 479-967-9984 rivervalleyfurn.com 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 Snap Fitness 2113 E. Parkway Drive Russellville, AR 72801 479-890-7627

Hotels & Lodging

SUPER 8

2404 N AR Ave Russellville 1-800-800-8000 or 479-968-8898

Insurance

Campbell & Company 1001 S. Arkansas Russellville, AR. 72801 479-968-2062 CSI Insurance 700 E. Parkway Dr. Russellville, AR 72801 479-968-5553 www.csiins.com


Internet/Website Design/Hosting

WMP Marketing Inc. 407 E. Parkway Russellville, AR. 72801 479-455-7222 www.wmpmarketing.com Jewelers Joshua’s Jewelers 310 W. Main Russellville, AR. 72801 479-968-3117 Lee Anns Fine Jewelers 805 E. Parkway Russellville, AR 72801 479-967-7833 Laundry Service Mastectomy Products

Betty’s Speed Wash -- 2 Locations --

2nd & Detroit, Russellville 2nd & Quay, Dardanelle 479-967-3511 or 479-857-7832

58 Good Years!! Pink Ribbon Boutique 1704 West C Place Russellville, AR. 72801 479-967-6494 Optical

Daiber Vision Care 317 E. Parkway Dr. Russellville, AR. 72801 479-967-6113 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 www.pantherarchery.com

A-1 Pawn 2207 E. Main Russellville, AR. 72801 479-968-4106 Pet Boarding/Grooming The Dog House, Inc. 57 Gravel Hill Rd. Russellville, AR. 72801 479-747-6787 www.thedoghouse-ar.com Portable Toilets/ Septic Tanks

Murdock Portable Toilets, Septic & Storage 1908 West C Place Russellville, AR 72811 479-968-1282 Roto Rooter 1503 So. Knoxville Russellville, AR. 72801 479-968-3871

Radio Broadcasting River Valley Radio/Max Media of Arkansas 2705 E. Parkway Drive Russellville, AR. 72812 479-968-6816 www.rivervalleyradio.com Real Estate

Remax 2608 E. Parkway Russellville, AR. 72801 479-967-0133

River Valley Realty 800 West Main St. Russellville, AR. 72801 479-880-7113 www.russellvillebroker.com Recreational Vehicles

Hubbard ATV 301 S. Knoxville Russellville, AR. 72801 479-890-6334 www.hubbardatv.com

Recycling Centers

Cunningham Metals Inc. 3408 S. Arkansas Ave. 479-968-1574 www.cunninghammetals.com RESTORATION

River Valley Restoration Services, Inc. 479-967-5024 or 479-747-3567

Sand, Gravel & Stone Duffield Gravel 771 Hedgepath Rd. Russellville, AR. 72801 479-967-6113 Screen Printing

Gameday Screen Printing 613 N. Arkansas Ave. 479-967-5522 Sportscene of Arkansas 316 W Main, Russellville, AR 967-8846 Shoe Sales

Woody’s Boots 511 E. 4th St. Russellville, AR. 72802 479-968-8980 www.woodysboots.com Storage Tanning Salons

Russellville Mini Storage 2nd & Detroit 479-967-3511 or 479-857-7832

25 Good Years!! Joe Mac’s Beach Shack 3073 E. Main St. Russellville, AR. 72802 www.beachshack.com

Telephone Installation Systems & Wiring

Centurylink 2005 N. Arkansas Suite 8 Russellville, AR. 72802 479-880-2285 www.centurylink.com Service Plus Telecommunications 820 East 4th St. 479-968-8888 www.serviceplus.net

Tire Dealers/ Service Beacon Tire & Service Center 1713 E. Main St. Russellville, AR. 72801 Hindsman and Son, Inc. 1309 E. Main St. Russellville, AR. 72801 479-880-1222 www.hindsmanandson.coom

VacUum Cleaner Sales & Service Hyla 950 Hogan Lane Conway, AR. 72034 501-513-9400

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

Parkway Animal Hospital 407 N. Elmira Russellville, AR. 72802 479-968-2255 parkwayanimalhospitalar.com Southwind Animal Hospital 3943 E. Main St. Russellville, AR. 72802 www.southwindanimalhospital.com Women’s Clothing & Accessories Joe Mac’s Beach Shack 3073 E. Main St. Russellville, AR. 72802 www.beachshack.com Lavish 317 W. Main Russellville, AR. 72801 479-280-1955 Leaning Willow 2725 E. Parkway Suite 8 Russellville, AR. 72801 479-567-5523 Rendevous 208 W. Main Russellville, AR 72801 479-890-7766 The Other Foot & More 2143 East Parkway Avenue Russellville, AR 72801 479-968-4900

Suddenlink Communications 127 N. Elmira Ave. Russellville, AR. 72801 479-968-2223 www.suddenlink.com www.arareaguides.com

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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

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 www.sbcr.org 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

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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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EMERGENCY

NON-EMERGENCY NUMBERS

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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