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CONTENTS Talk About History



A look back at Peter’s Family Living in Historic Downtown Russellville

21 Living in Russellville 29 Remodeling Your Home Hunting Tips, Regulations, Seasons & More

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Welcome To Russellville On behalf of the city of Russellville I want to welcome you to our city that is located at the junction of scenic Arkansas Hwy 7 & Interstate 40 and adjacent to the Arkansas River. The region of Pope and Yell counties will be a family oriented community where citizens enjoy a multitude of cultural, educational, and recreational opportunities in a beautiful, natural setting where vibrant companies offer diverse employment. Russellville is a progressive city, home of Arkansas Tech University, a premier school of higher education. Likewise, Russellville is also home to numerous small local owned businesses and many leading industries in our country and the suppliers that support them bring the kind of financial support, leadership and a presence that bolsters growth, provides jobs, and a stable local economy. One of our goals is to use the proceeds from the economic base of our community to improve our quality of place. That is how we provide quality law enforcement and fire protection for our citizens. Our city includes top notch parks and athletic fields for various enthusiasts. Being located on Lake Dardanelle allows major sporting events for the pleasure of our best resource-our people. Whether you’ve come to Russellville in search of retirement or a place to raise a family we have much to offer and you will be pleased. Russellville is Arkansas’ home of the future. As our guest, please enjoy your visit to our city and thank you for choosing Russellville as your destination. Yours for a better Russellville,

Bill Eaton

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City Council Meetings The City Council meets on the third Thursday of the month at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall Council Chambers, 203 S. Commerce Ave.

Russellville City OFFICES Chamber of Commerce Jeff Pipkin President/CEO Address: 708 West Main St. Russellville, AR 72801 P. (479) 968-2530 F. (479) 968-5894

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Serving Customers Since 1944 in Historic Downtown Russellville As one of the oldest continuously family-owned and operated businesses in the River Valley, Peters Family Living contributes their success to simply taking care of the customer. Founded in 1944, F.C. Peters and W.A. Baldwin believed that if you treat the personality. Remodeling included a spacious parking lot on the east customer right, families will come back for generations to come. side and a new sidewalk on the west side. In 2003, in conjunction with the 50/50 Matching “Model Business Grant,” Peters Family The store was originally known as Peters-Baldwin Company, Living was able to restore the two buildings on the northwest and it not only sold furniture and appliances but also had a corner of the block, both internally and externally. Improvements large hardware section as well as electronics. In 1956, Baldwin will continue as needed to keep the business inviting to customers

relinquished his interest, and owners were then F. C. Peters, his and a credit to the Historic Downtown District. wife, Lillian, and his two sons, Bill and Flave. Twelve years later, In 2001, Flave Peters retired, and Bill Peters is now sole principal. the name was incorporated as F. C. Peters and Sons, Inc. F. C. Peters started the tradition of “taking care of the customer” F. C. Peters retired in 1974 to take care of his terminally-ill wife, over a half a century ago, and today’s company still strives to live who passed away a year later. He enjoyed his retirement and is up to that original goal. Bill had the following to say about serving remembered as being very active throughout his 93 years of life. the customer: “The Peters name has been a sign of trust since 1944 Ownership in the store remained with Bill and Flave. and will continue to be so for this generation as well as those to come. Our commitment is to our Customers, and they can depend Over the last several years, the store has gone through an extensive on that. The most important part of our business is the Customer. enlargement and has We are still building our reputation, one day and one customer at a been remodeled several time. And, we will continue striving to improve.” times in order to keep a fresh new look prevalent Last year was a recorder-breaking year for Peters Family Living. at all times. The firm In spite of the economy, people still came to Peters Family Living also changed its name for their furniture and appliance needs. When Bill was asked why to Peters Family Living he believes that people still purchased from his business, he said, – reflecting its warm, “It’s simple. We take care of the customer and treat them with caring, and friendly respect. We care about what they want and need, and we make Pg. 6 • Area Guide – Russellville 2011/2012 • Fall / Winter Edition

HISTORY it easy for them to get it.” One way purchasing furniture and Peters Family Living has always been an anchor for Downtown appliances has been made easier is with their new $3,000 pre- Russellville. Downtown Russellville prides itself on offering a friendly atmosphere for members of the community to shop, approved credit program, regardless of credit score. and Peters Family Living does just that. They are an icon of The company held a Fourth of July sale this year. Friday of downtown and an asset to Russellville as a whole. the sale was a recorder-breaking day in all the history of Peters Family Living. As if that was not amazing enough, Saturday’s Peters Family Living always has, and always will, focus on the sales exceeded Friday’s sales, making it the highest volume day in customer. From assisting customers in the selection of new the store’s 67 year history. The store has had four record-breaking appliances to furnishing their homes with all new furniture, Bill Peters and his staff will guide customers every step of the way months this year. with respect and attention to assure receiving excellent quality Peters Family Living has created a list of “99 Reasons to Buy at products. In today’s world, relationships end with the closure of Peters Family Living in Downtown Russellville.” Here are just a the sale, but not at Peters Family Living. Peters offers a caring few of those reasons that can be found at www.petersfamilyliving. attitude, sales follow-up, quality customer service, and extended com. warranties – making the time of the sale just the beginning of a · Conveniently located in Historic Downtown Russellville relationship. · Pre-approved $3,000 credit with no credit required A reputation for taking care of customers in an ethical and · Knowledgeable, courteous, caring sales associates · Large, clean, neat, well-arranged displays of merchandise respectful manner cannot be accomplished over just a few years. It takes decades of proving this from one generation to the next. · Factory direct purchasing power through a National That’s just what Peters Family Living has done – worked hard Volume-Buying Group every day one customer at a time to build and keep that reputation. · ADA accessible parking and ramps · Discounts for fast ship factory order furniture purchases Peters Family Living · Name brand merchandise from quality manufacturers 201 North Arkansas Avenue · Decorator / Designer on staff Russellville, AR 72801 · No risk purchasing with full 30-day money back 479-968-2929 satisfaction guarantee Store Hours · Competitive, value, hassle-free pricing with integrity and Monday thru Friday: 9:00 am to 5:30 pm 60-day price protection Saturday: 9:30 am to 4:00 pm Closed Sunday

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he buildings in Historic Downtown Russellville tell an interesting history story to anyone who takes the time to walk the streets and simply enjoy the views. Built in the 1800’s, these buildings have all been remodeled to ensure a fresh look while still preserving the value of architect created over 120 years ago. Downtown is an important community symbol, providing a physical, historical, and cultural heritage.

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Although passenger trains no longer ran through Russellville after 1960, freight and maintenance functions continued at the depot until acquired by the City of Russellville in 1999 and rehabilitated by Friends of the Depot, which is a committee of Main Street Russellville. The Depot Project is a result of the community’s vision for its historic railroad depot and as a public gathering place. Visitors, as well as members of the community, are allowed to tour the depot, which The Russellville Downtown Historic District is known for its contains many historical artifacts. late 19th and 20th century commercial-style architecture. Not only are there numerous businesses, but the District also contains Located at the corner of Arkansas and Main is Burris Memorial two buildings individually listed in the National Register – the Plaza, built to memorialize the six Russellville residents who died Missouri-Pacific Depot and the Riggs-Hamilton American Legion in a tragic airplane crash in Little Rock on June 1, 1999. The land was donated by the Burris family and includes six benches and six Post. sections of the pergola, representing each individual lost.

Russellville incorporated as a town in 1870, which is the same decade the buildings in downtown Russellville were constructed. In January 1906, a devastating fire broke out in the Historic Downtown District, destroying more than 20 buildings and causing $250,000 in damages. The fire-damaged buildings included the two blocks of Main Street and one block of North Commerce Street. Most of the buildings were rebuilt within six months, allowing business owners in Russellville to quickly emerge even

Downtown Russellville not only offers local accessibility to goods and services, but also provides for an increased opportunity for social interaction. Downtown is known for hosting such community events as Fall Fest, the quarterly Art Walk, Model Train Open House, and An Evening with Mr. Conductor. These events provide a way for the community to gather as a whole to simply enjoy the ambiance of Historic Downtown Russellville. Even when special events are not happening, simply walking the streets of downtown, shopping in the specialty shops, and dining at hometown restaurants is a relaxing experience. Downtown offers a friendly, historic atmosphere for shopping, dining, and socializing.

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C & D Drug Store Located at 121 North Commerce, the C & D Drug Store building was built in 1887 by Dr. William Brooks, who used the drug store primarily as a retail outlet for his patent medicines. Brooks sold the business to his associate, Louis Hood, in 1891. The northern portion of the building has been a drug store since its construction, making it one of the oldest drug stores in Arkansas. This building is the only building on the block that survived the 1906 fire. Charles Oates and Dale Walker, current owner R. D. Walker’s father, renamed the business C & D Drug Store in August 1958. In 1984, the store underwent major renovations and expanded into the area formerly known as Carpenter’s Jewelry. The renovation also included the expansion of a snack bar. Currently seating 36, the snack bar area provides a popular lunchtime gathering spot for many downtown business owners, as well as others in the Russellville community.

medications for patients. C & D is one of the few compounding pharmacies in the area.

Pharmacist R. D. Walker lives by the C & D Drug Store motto: “courtesy and service.” He, as well as the staff, makes an effort to get to know every customer. R. D. stated, “At C & D, we think In 2004, another remodel incorporated a pharmaceutical we have the best customers in the world. They have been very compounding area allowing the drug store to custom compound loyal to our store for many years.”


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III’s Company

Italian Gardens In 1854, J. L. Shinn built the first mercantile store at the corner of West Main and South Denver. Over the past century, the Shinn building has been home to many businesses, such as Russellville Telephone Company and Singer Sewing shops. Spence Roberts has been owner of Italian Gardens since 2000 and remodeled the inside of the restaurant in 2010. He enjoys owning an established business in the oldest building in Russellville. While strolling through the streets of Downtown Russellville, Spence hopes that each person will take the time to look at the building and admire it for its historic aspect. Italian Gardens offers a lunch and dinner menu of Italian dishes. When walking into the restaurant, clearly there is a historic ambiance, as well as great food for anyone to enjoy while visiting the downtown area.

Nestled in the heart of historic downtown, III’s Company is a specialty boutique offering everything from classic-trendy to cutting-edge fashion, accessories, and home décor. Through the 13 years of operation, the company has renovated the building both inside and outside. From the fabulous front doors to the unique architectural design that camouflages a weight-bearing indoor pole, III’s Company has created a clean, modern look while still maintaining the historic qualities. September 2011 marked the 13th anniversary of III’s Company. Tomisa Robinson, owner, loves the feel of downtown, as it provides a quaint environment in which business owners, as well as customers, are friendly and relaxed. Tomisa says, “Downtown has so much potential, and I’m excited to see what the next few years have in store. Being a downtown business owner, I get to experience so many fun and interesting things. I enjoy getting to know all the college customers, as well as our loyal local shoppers. My goal is to provide a friendly, upbeat atmosphere for everyone who walks through the door and make them feel welcome and appreciated at all times.” Pg. 10 • Area Guide – Russellville 2011/2012 • Fall / Winter Edition

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Mullen Team Sports

hardworking locally owned and operated businesses that have been located in downtown Russellville throughout our history. I am honored to be a sixth generation Russellville Downtown business owner. Downtown truly is the Heart of Russellville.”

Mullen Team Sports appreciates the value of operating a business in Historic Downtown Russellville. When they were ready to open their own business in 2005, owners Jim and Jami Mullen knew exactly where they wanted to be located. Built in the 1870’s by Jami’s great-great-great grandfather, J. M. “Matt” White, the building was one of the few that did not burn in the downtown fire of 1906. J. M. opened a general merchandising store that was later passed down to his son, W. J. White. This store employed Russellville’s first woman clerk, Miss Ella Bonds. In 1945, the building was re-bricked by John White, represented by his trademarked “W” in the front of the building. North Commerce, originally named Jefferson Street, from Main Street to the railroad tracks was known as “Smokey Row.” This building previously housed Smith’s Boot Shop, and many customers of Smith’s still stop by attempting to have their boots resoled by Mullen Team Sports. When asked about downtown Russellville and owning a business in such a historic area of town, Jami responded by saying, “This community was founded and grew due to all of the many


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Since its creation, Burris Inc. has evolved from selling calculators and typewriters to furnishing offices and supplying office and janitorial products. H. D. Coffee owned a small office machine business located in the former building which stood at the corner of Main Street and Arkansas Avenue. Troy Burris and his wife bought the company from Mr. Coffee in 1954. Troy would make his journey to such places as Jasper, Ozark, and Booneville selling adding machines and ribbons. He earned his master’s degree from the University of Arkansas and used his teachings to create new ways to sell his products and grow his business. Even today, many people still remember Troy walking around with a typewriter or calculator under his arm. Troylynn, Troy’s youngest daughter, and her family lived in the apartment above the store and sat out on the balcony watching the downtown events. Burris Inc. purchased land on Arkansas Avenue in hopes of building a parking lot, but people did not want to walk across the street. In 1983, he built a warehouse on this lot. The building on Main and Arkansas continued to flood each time it rained, so they decided to build up the land and add on to the warehouse in 1985. Burris Inc. is two-story and approximately 35,000 square feet. The business currently employs 14 associates. Before passing away in a plane crash, Judy Thacker had been speaking with Troy about donating the land where the old building was located in hopes of creating a pocket park. After she was killed in the tragic accident, Troy decided it was time to complete what she had started. This piece of land is now home to Burris Memorial which memorializes the six individuals who lost their lives in the plane crash. Troy’s approach to selling is a simple concept – take care of your customer. As family members have become involved in the business, Troy has passed his values and beliefs about customer service on to his family. Burris, Inc. offers quality customer service in many ways. Burris, Inc. provides delivery services to local businesses at no charge, and same day delivery is available when possible. They offer competitive prices, and all prices are shown on their website. Burris, Inc. also offers custom-built offices, as well as window treatments and custom interiors. An exciting new addition to Burris, Inc. is the business center. Located inside the Burris building, the business center offers print, laminate, and reprographic services. Architects and contractors have a planning room available to them where blueprints can be viewed. Although ownership has been passed down to Roy and Troylynn McSpadden and their son and daughter-in-law, Ed and Dixie McSpadden, at 90 years old, Troy still comes to work every day. Burris, Inc. is the largest independently owned walk-in retail for office supplies and furniture in the River Valley. They pride themselves on being competitive and knowledgeable and providing excellent customer service to all their valued customers. Area Guide – Russellville 2011/2012 • Fall / Winter Edition • Pg. 13


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708 We s t M ai n - R us s e l l v i l l e , AR 728 0 1 - 479- 968 - 25 30 - www. r ussel l v i l l ec ha m ber . or g Welcome to Russellville and the Arkansas River Valley! You have arrived at one of the most beautiful destinations in North America. Surrounded by the Ozark National Forest to the north, the Ouachita National Forest to the south, the Arkansas River and beautiful 30,000 plus acre Lake Dardanelle you are in the middle of arguably the most diverse and exciting outdoor adventure regions in the United States. Just minutes from Russellville, Arkansas you will find challenging whitewater streams; peaks ideal for hang gliding; rock climbing and rappelling; championship water ski parks; two top-rated disk golf courses; miles of ATV and hiking trails; and a lake that plays host to over 40 fishing tournaments annually, including the ESPN Bassmasters and FLW professional tours. While you are here you might want to take a little extra time to enjoy our 14 city parks; Holla Bend National Wildlife Refuge; Bona Dea Trails and Wildlife Sanctuary; three nearby state parks; State Scenic Highway 7; and all of the excitement of NCAA sports at Arkansas Tech University. I hope you also be able to find the time to visit our historic downtown, fantastic shopping and wonderful dining options as well. Again, welcome to our home. We hope to see you again soon.

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Each year, we look forward to the coming of fall. Even the most avid sun worshipers are now ready to dig out their long-sleeved shirts and begin planning driving tours and favorite outdoor activities around the changing of the leaves. But predicting fall color is no easier than forecasting the weather. Below are details of what is considered the norm for fall color in Arkansas - these are not predictions. Since the fall color season in Arkansas is an extremely popular travel month, we strongly suggest you make your reservations as soon as possible, especially if you are coming on a weekend.

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29th - 20th Annual Downtown Fall Festival & Chili Cook-off held in 1st - Russellville Christmas downtown Russellville. For more Parade held at 6:30 p.m. starting information call 967-1437. at 10th Street and South Arkansas heading North to Main Street 31st - Kid Fest held at the Hughes turning West and then ending at Center from 6-8 p.m. For more El Paso. For more information call information call 968-1272. 968-1272. NOVEMBER

2nd - Holiday Open House/ Downtown Art Walk held in Holiday Nut Sales Fundraiser downtown Russellville from 5-8 All Proceeds go to all the needy p.m. For more information call children in the River Valley www. 967-1437. Contact: Alvin Hill- 479-970-7796 13th - Forget Me Nots Alzheimer's Support Group held at Wildflower 2011 Russellville Christmas Parade Retirement Residence at 6:00 p.m. entry forms are now available at For more information call 890the Recreation & Parks Department 6709. located at 1000 East Parkway or download one from www. 17th - Graduation for the Fall The Semester 2011 at Arkansas Tech theme for this year is "Christmas University. For more information Traditions". Deadline is November call 968-0389. 28th for entries. JANUARY 11th - Veteran's Day parade for more information call 968-4411. -January 10th-11th - Spring Semester 2012 registration at 12th - Model Train Open House Arkansas Tech University. For held the the Historical Train Depot more information call 968-0389. in downtown Russellville from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. For more -January 12th - Classes begin at information call 967-1437. Arkansas Tech University. For more information call 968-0389. 18th - Holiday Jubilee 2011 from 7-10 p.m. For more information call MARCH 968-2452. -March 19th-23rd - Spring Holiday DECEMBER at Arkansas Tech University. 1st - Christmas Tree lighting held

To keep visitors informed regarding the progress of fall color, the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism has a network of color spotters in every region of the state each fall who have volunteered to supply weekly updates. This information is combined into one report, available by 5 p.m. Central Time each Thursday throughout the fall, so that everyone can make plans for the weekend. The reports describe foliage changes in these three regions: northwest/north central Arkansas (Ozarks), central Arkansas/Ouachita Mountains, and southern/ eastern Arkansas. Specific areas and highways are identified when possible. Traditional Peak Color Times in Arkansas Arkansas fall foliage tours should be planned around the peak color times of each region of the state. Generally, significant color change begins in the Ozarks of northern Arkansas in late September or early October. The trees in central Arkansas and the Ouachita mountain range of west central Arkansas are changing noticeably by early to mid-October. Southern and eastern Arkansas foliage usually begins changing during mid-October. Most people, however, are more interested in the “peak” of color. There is usually a period of a week or so when the fall foliage in a particular area is at its best. The peak may be for a large area of the forest, or different areas may peak at different times, even though they are close to each other. Normally, the peak of color occurs around two or three weeks after color changes begin, meaning late October for the Ozarks, late October or early November for central and western Arkansas, and early to mid-November for the southern and eastern sections.

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Fall and Winter Activities

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, soccer, basketball, and cheerleading.

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. 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

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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’s outdoor light display, located at Pleasant View Park. Bring your blanket and enjoy all of the Christmas parades throughout the River Valley. Discover the best colors of fall foliage as you take a scenic drive through the Ozarks and Quachitas. The trees in this area begin changing in mid-October. The peak when foliage is at its brightest usually occurs during the first part of November. Let the foliage be your backdrop for camping, hiking, canoeing, photography, scenic highway tours, fishing, and many other autumn and winter activities.

city parks Russellville City Park 915 East B Street Located in the City Park Complex, the Russellville City Park offers two play areas - one designed for children 5 to 12 and a play unit designed for kids ages 2 to 5. The park has picnic areas, basketball courts, tennis/pickleball courts and a walking trail. Also located in the City Park are the Hughes Community Center, Arkansas River Valley Arts Center and the Parks Department Maintenance Facilities.

Shiloh Park 3405 North Arkansas Avenue Shiloh Park includes two softball fields, a pavillion, a modern playground, tennis/ basketball/pickleball courts, a sand volleyball court, and boat launch areas. Shiloh is a local favorite for bank fishing on Lake Dardanelle.

Pleasant View Park 3595 North Arkansas Avenue

Pleasant View Park features four tournament size softball fields, a playground, Russellville’s largest pavillion, and handicap-accessible fishing on Lake Dardanelle. An 18-hole disc golf course is located adjacent to the competition water ski area and has a unique layout comprised of open and wooded holes and is surrounded by water on three sides.

Bona Dea Trails Lakefront Drive Bona Dea Trails are various trails located within 186 acres of wetland and wooded areas. The hard surfaced loop trail is great for jogging and easy walking through the Prairie Creek floodplain. Since birds and wildlife are abundant around the trails, feeding stations and benches are located along the way. The trails are interconnecting with hikes ranging from 1/2 mile to 6 miles.

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Nestled between the Ozark and Quachita Mountains, Russellville is a thriving community that offers a great place to raise a family. With an abundance of natural landmarks, such as lakes, parks, and hiking trails, scenery and relaxation are guaranteed for most any activity. Known for its excellent schools, variety of churches, leading academic college, and low crime rate, Russellville is an excellent choice to consider when relocating.

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Surrounded by mountains, the River Valley has an abundance of activities in which people can take advantage of nature. Several state parks are available, such as Lake Dardanelle, Mountain Nebo, Mount Magazine, and Petit Jean State Park. These parks provide waterfalls, hiking trails, lakes, camping, and unlimited breathtaking views. Year-round recreational opportunities in the River Valley also include hunting, fishing, ball leagues, and golf. With interest rates at their lowest since 1945, now is the time to buy in the River Valley. Even if you are not looking to move, banks are offering great refinancing incentives. If you are searching for a more secure investment than the stock market,

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Crow Mountain and Mount Magazine to the valley homes in Cove Landing and Shiloh Manor, homes are available for most every income level and lifestyle. Homes in established neighborhoods, such as Cove Landing, Deer Run, Shiloh Manor, and Golden Pond, have mature landscaping and many amenities. Remodeling is always an option, but with so many houses on the market, you are likely to find the house of your dreams in one of the many established neighborhoods. Finding a realtor to help you locate that perfect home is essential. A realtor should remain positive, honest, and sincere when assisting you in finalizing one of the biggest decisions, and Tabatha Davis, owner/broker of Remax, provides just that. She says, “Buying a home can be very stressful, and it is the realtor’s responsibility to make the process as positive for the buyer as possible.” Although the River Valley has seen some negative effects from the economic situation, Tabatha was determined to make this year the best Remax has had, and she and her team have accomplished that goal. Since real estate is local, turn off the television containing all the negativity and focus on what is going on around the River Valley. Homes are available for all types of buyers. So, whether you are looking to buy a home in a neighborhood with lots of amenities and socializing or you wish to purchase farmland in the country, take advantage of what the market has to offer and all the financing opportunities.

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Established in 1967, Vinson Electric Supply, Inc. has proven to be an asset to Russellville by providing excellent customer service for over 40 years. The late John Vinson started the business with the public and customer in mind, and his morals are still enforced today. John’s wife, Dorothy, and their four children, Aaron, Armour, Tony, and Penny, are owners and actively involved in the daily operations. With over 100 years of combined experience, the Vinson team takes great pride in their services and commitment to today’s demanding market. Vinson Electric Supply, Inc. not only offers a product, but they offer a commitment to their customers. The services available include commercial and industrial quotations and designs, industrial outside/inside sales, and delivery services. The 36,000 square foot building is one of the largest inventory warehouses in the state and offers products for residential, commercial, and industrial needs. A lighting showroom is also available, consisting of the simplest closet light to the most elegant lighting and all lighting products in between. Whether you are looking to complete a weekend project or you are a commercial contractor, Vinson Electric Supply, Inc. has everything you need to complete your project. Vinson Electric Supply, Inc. provides timely, friendly, and professional services that are sure to earn your repeat business. They guarantee to do whatever it takes to ensure customer satisfaction. If you need help with your lighting needs, call the friendly staff at Vinson Electric Supply, Inc. and let them make your design ideas become reality. You can also visit their website at if you need help generating creative ideas. Stop by Vinson Electric Supply, Inc., located at 2500 South Arkansas Avenue, Monday through Friday from 7:00am to 5:00pm and experience a local business where customer service comes first.

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Things to Consider...

...When Buying a Home 1. Legal and financial commitment: In most situations, it takes approximately five to seven years before owning a home starts to build equity. Maintenance of a home can be a very costly and time-consuming responsibility. 2. Pre-approval: Know your pre-approved amount before beginning your home search. What the banks are willing to loan you ultimately makes the decision for you as to where you can afford to live. 3. Wish list: Know what is important to you and what you are willing to live without. What neighborhood you wish to live in, what schools you desire your children to attend, and if you are willing to purchase a fixer-upper or need a movein ready home are all things to consider when creating your wish list. 4. Loan terms / down payment: Discuss the different types of loans with your banker and determine the amount of the down payment. There are several types of loans, all requiring different down payment amounts, so you and your banker need to determine which loan will work best for you. 5. Considerations before offer: Real estate is extremely local, so what you are seeing in the news may not apply to your area. Work with your realtor to determine what houses have sold for in comparison to the asking price.

2. De-personalize / de-clutter: Pack up all person items, such as pictures and family heirlooms. Remove all books and knickknacks and clean off the kitchen counters. 3. Rearrange closets and cabinets: Organize everything in the closets and cabinets. 4. Rent a storage unit: Remove furniture that blocks pathways. Leave just enough furniture to showcase each room’s purpose. 5.

Clean, clean, clean: Make your house sparkle – inside and outside.

...When Building a Home 1. Know your numbers: Create a sensible budget and stick with it. Keep a close eye on every item to ensure you do not overspend. 2. Choose your lot: Select the location you want to build your house. Investigate the soil condition, drainage, zoning, and building codes. 3. Line up your team: You will need a team of experts to design and build your home, including a builder or contractor, architect, excavator, and surveyor.

...When Selling a Home

4. Pick a plan: Select the home plan that will meet your needs for many years. Several stock plans are available, or you may hire an architect to custom design your home.

1. Disassociate yourself: Make the decision to let go of your emotional attachment to the home.

5. Negotiate a contract: Be sure you get a signed contract detailing the project and listing of all parts needed.

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Local Lending at Best Rates Ever With so much talk about the economic downfall, it’s more important than ever to take a close look at your financial and insurance needs. Russellville has a variety of banks and lending companies available to assist you with all your finances. Both national and statewide banks in the area have professionals on hand to aid you with making the correct financial decisions that

are best for your future. Regions Bank, Simmons First Bank, First State Bank, Arvest Bank, and Bank of the Ozarks are just a few of the banks in Russellville, as well as Liberty Bank and River Town Bank, which offer a more locally-oriented approach to banking. ENG Lending can help make your home-buying experience easier. With over 25 years of experience financing homes in the River Valley, ENG Lending provides the lowest rates, total financing, and local processing. Give the agents at ENG Lending a call to discuss what financing options work for you and receive your free pre-approval. When searching for an insurance company, CSI Insurance is a great place to start. CSI Insurance, located at 700 E. Parkway Drive in Russellville, is an independent agency representing a select group of financially-sound, reputable insurance companies. Agency owners Mark Coffman and Greg Standridge believe in working for you by understanding that changes in the economy and underwriting regulations mean changes for you. They work hard to ensure that your insurance program is strong and specific to your needs. Drop by their office for a no-cost, no-

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With tax season quickly approaching, finding the right accountant is essential. Moore & Aikman, located at 210 N. Houston, provides services ranging from individual and business taxes to bookkeeping and payroll. Whatever your accounting needs, Moore and Aikman are there to assist you.

We don’t work for an insurance company.

We Work for You.

The River Valley has several banks, lending companies, and accounting firms to make your financial and investment decisions less stressful. Give any one of these business a call and start planning your financial future today.

need a bank? Liberty Bank Of Arkansas (479) 967-2151 401 N Arkansas Ave. Russellville, AR

River Town Bank (479) 229-3311 1511 N Front St. Dardanelle, AR

Bank of America (479) -964-2142 209 W Main St. Russellville, AR

Regions Bank

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Remodeling Your Home We are always searching for new ways to improve our home’s appearance, functionality, and resale value. A successful project is not only visually satisfying but financially rewarding as well. One classic home remodeling tip to maximize resale value is to spend your money “where the water is.” The first step to remodeling any room in your house is to find

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in Russellville, is the company to consider for your countertop needs. They provide free estimates and have over 30 colors of granite in stock, as well as 250 colors of quartz available. You might also need to acquire professionals to install your flooring, design and construct your walls, paint, or custom build your cabinets. Classic Restoration is another company you can turn to for your remodeling needs. They specialize in fire and water damage, storm repairs, and carpet, upholstery, and tile cleaning. Other remodeling projects to consider if you wish to give your home a clean, new look include new flooring, a fresh coat of paint, and beautiful landscaping. Several projects can be completed over a weekend and easily give your home that like-new feeling. When taking on any project, remember to choose energy-efficient products. These products will save you money while living in the home and are great selling points when selling the home. Remodeling usually yields a nice return on investment, so take your time when choosing what type of remodel you are planning and spend your money wisely.


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Winterizing Your Home The fall Equinox is the time of year to start thinking about begin to dip, your home will require maintenance to keep it in preparing your home for the winter months. As temperatures tip-top shape and avoid any damages. Tips for winterizing your home include: • Furnace inspection – Contact an HVAC professional to inspect your furnace and clean the ducts; stock up on filters; and remove any flammable material from your furnace’s surrounding area. • Get the fireplace ready – Cap or screen the top of the chimney; call a chimney sweep to remove soot and creosote; and stock up on firewood. • Check exterior, doors, and windows – Seal all cracks and exposed entry points around pipes; replace any cracked windows; and install storm doors and windows. • Inspect roof, gutters, and downspouts – Add extra insulation to the attic; replace worn roof shingles and tiles; and clean out the gutters and spray water down the downspouts to clear away debris. • Install smoke and carbon monoxide detectors – purchase and install new batteries when daylight savings ends; install a carbon monoxide detector near your furnace and/or water heater; and test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to make sure they work. • Prevent plumbing freezes – Locate your water main in the event you need to shut it off; drain all garden hoses; and keep your heat set above 55 degrees, even when you are not home. • Prepare an emergency kit – Purchase indoor candles and matches; buy a battery back-up for your computer; and store extra bottled water and non-perishable food.

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A Guide To

Public Hunting Areas In The River Valley The trend started in south Arkansas years ago. Timber companies saw a chance to make a few extra dollars by leasing their lands to hunters for the right to hunt and fish in these areas. Not until recently did that trend move northward into the upper part of the state, but now everyone is leasing land both companies and private individuals in order to increase their bottom line. Fortunately for those of us who live in the river valley area and in Arkansas in general we have a wealth of public land still available for folks to hunt, thanks in large part to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and two large national forests.

The crown jewel of the river valley is no doubt Holla Bend National Wildlife Refuge. Holla Bend is located along the banks of the Arkansas River and is surrounded by the Old Arkansas River Channel. It is an awesome fishery full of crappie and some massive largemouth bass. White bass can also be found in These areas provide hunters with a wide array of hunting bunches. opportunities, habitat, and several varieties of game to pursue. The following are ten of the best areas in our surrounding area, Holla Bend serves as one of the states top waterfowl resting although there may be others these seem to be the most popular areas and provides some awesome habitat for migrating birds. and a few are not just good areas they are treasures. Although waterfowl hunting is not allowed on the refuge itself the

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surrounding area usually benefits from the large number of birds four-wheeler debate is still ongoing, so be sure to check which roads are still available to ride. who fly in and out of the refuge each year. Also lying just south of us in the middle of the Ouachita National Forest is another hunting gem known as Muddy Creek wildlife Management Area that is a massive area encompassing some 146,000 acres of prime wildlife habitat. Muddy Creek WMA has everything from squirrels to bear and is literally full of deer. Muddy Creek also has a good network of roads providing access Holla Bend also provides an excellent opportunity to view wildlife to some of the best hunting lands in the state. and get as close to nature as possible without every leaving the comfort of your vehicle. Winding roads that completely circle Mount Magazine WMA is also another prime hunting area the majority of the refuge and observation towers for the more located in both Yell and Logan Counties. Mount Magazine also adventurous types provide excellent opportunities for folks to get has a thriving deer population and some good access areas for hunter to take advantage of. close to nature. World-class deer hunting is the main attraction. Holla Bend is a bow hunters dream and there is no other public land in the country with a better opportunity to harvest a trophy deer. Holla bend is also blessed with an abundance of turkeys, but taking a turkey with a bow is no easy task.

Holla Bend is truly a national treasure and the best thing is that it Our large contingent of waterfowl hunters also have several areas in which to hunt on public or game and fish land. Petit is right here for each of us to enjoy on a daily basis. Jean WMA has great waterfowl hunting as well as some nice deer We are also very fortunate to live right in the middle of two other hunting opportunities as well. treasures. The Ozark National forest to our north and the Ouachita National Forest to our south surround the Arkansas River Valley Piney Creeks WMA, Ed Gordon (Point Remove) WMA, Galla with some of the best forests in the entire United States. Both Creek WMA, and Nimrod WMA provide access and hunting provide acres and acres of small game, turkey and deer hunting opportunities for all types of game species and waterfowl. opportunities for all Arkansans. Opportunities are abundant throughout the region for hunters, These public lands also provide hiking opportunities and four- fishermen, and outdoor enthusiasts alike to take advantage of wheeling opportunities for the outdoor enthusiasts. The whole some of these areas and opportunities afforded them right here in the Arkansas River Valley.

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Hunting Regulations • People 16 and older must have a valid license to hunt or fish in Arkansas. • You may hunt wildlife only during an open season for that species. - If a species is not discussed in a current copy of the Arkansas Hunting Guidebook, there is no open season for that species. (example: It is illegal to shoot a snake, because there is no season listed.) • You may not hunt from a boat at night. • You may not hunt from an aircraft. • You may not hunt wildlife that is fleeing from floods or fire. • You may not use deadfalls, drugs, chemicals, poisons, booby traps or explosives to hunt. • You may not hunt from a moving motorized land vehicle. • You may not use electronic tracking or telemetry equipment to locate wildlife. • You may not use computer-assisted hunting equipment. • You may not hunt from or across the main levee of the Mississippi River and Arkansas River from the Louisiana border to the intersection of state Highway 11 (north of Grady in Lincoln County). • You may not refuse an officer’s lawful request to inspect your wildlife, tackle, hunting equipment, devices, license or any item that can contain wildlife. • You may not interfere with an officer performing his duties or flee from an officer.

• Hunting hours are from 30 minutes before sunrise until 30 minutes after sunset. The exceptions to this rule are: -Shooting hours are from sunrise until sunset for the special early teal season. - Shooting hours for other migratory game birds is 30 minutes before sunrise until sunset - Hunters legally hunting furbearers (raccoon season) may hunt at night. - Trappers checking sets at night may carry a .22-caliber rimfire firearm

• You may not aid or accompany someone else in a violation.

• It is illegal to shoot across or within 100 feet of the centerline of any city, county, state or federally maintained road. The exceptions to this rule are:

• You may not waste the edible portions of game or fish or waste marketable fur. • It is illegal to buy or sell wildlife (or their parts) except for pelts or carcasses of furbearers, squirrel tails, deer antlers, deer hides or feathers from nonmigratory game birds.

- Trappers may use legal firearms to harvest animals caught in legally set foothold and body-gripping traps. - Licensed/permitted falconers may hunt with and trap birds of prey in accordance with state and federal falconry regulations. • It is illegal to shine an artificial light (spotlighting) from a public road, street, highway or on a wildlife management area, except when hunting bullfrogs or furbearers. • You may not hunt or possess a hunting device in state or national parks, except: - Buffalo National River WMA - Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area.


Zone Map

Season Dates and Bag Limits For all your information on Dates and Limits Go To: Area Guide – Russellville 2011/2012 • Fall / Winter Edition • Pg. 39

Celebrating the Outdoors Well, it is that time of year again when the days get shorter, the this fall trying to capture that hunt of a lifetime on video. This nights get cooler and where you’re going to hang that stand this sounds like a large requirement for youth hunters but team mentor year fills your thoughts day and night. Ray Scheide said, “We are really trying to get these youngsters used to videoing each other in the woods this fall so they can The stories shared between friends about last year’s hunts and this be ready for the real thing next year. We have plans to obtain year’s plans fill the stands of the Friday night football games and several more professional cameras and shoot footage next fall break rooms at every workplace. The anticipation for what could for a television show in 2013. Between our Bass Tournaments, happen this year is palpable in the River Valley most of us truly Big Buck Challenge, and Turkey Challenge we feel like we live for this time of year. could have a really entertaining show and possibly set some of these youngsters on a career path to work in television or in the One place we left out is the classrooms of the schools in our area. production aspects of TV.” They have as many or more stories than do the adult places, and perhaps a few larger stories? For example the Dover Youth Bass One thing is for sure, the final bell on Friday has more emphasis Fishing Club hosts an annual Big Buck Challenge which has been on it this fall for many students, as we see the next generation their focus since early September. This year’s contest requires the of hunters and conservationists develop their passion for the hunts to be videoed. They have over 100 hunters in the woods outdoors.

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Waterfowl and Migratory Bird Seasons Shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise until sunset, except during teal season, which begins at sunrise. During waterfowl season, WMAs are closed after noon to waterfowl hunters and waterfowl hunting. Waterfowl hunters must leave waterfowl hunting areas by 1 p.m. Waterfowl rest areas are closed Nov. 1-Feb. 15.

Merganser daily bag limit - five. No more than two may be hooded mergansers. The possession limit is twice the daily bag limit.

Duck daily bag limit - six. Limit may include no more than four mallards (no more than two of which may be hens), three wood ducks, two redheads, one black duck, two scaup, two pintails, one canvasback and one mottled duck. The possession limit is twice the daily bag limit. Bayou Meto WMA has a daily bag limit of four ducks, which may include no more than three mallards (no more than two of which may be hens).

Snow, Blue, and Ross - Goose Nov. 5, 2011 - Jan. 29, 2012 Bag Limit 20 Snow Goose Conservation Order Jan. 30 - Feb. 3, 2012 Feb. 6 - April 25, 2012 Bag Limit - None

Duck, Coot and Merganser Nov. 19-27, 2011 Dec. 8-23, 2011 Dec. 26, 2011-Jan. 29, 2012

White-fronted Goose Nov. 19, 2011 - Jan. 29, 2012 Bag Limit - 2

Early Canada Goose Sept. 1-15, 2011 (statewide) Daily Limit - 5 Coot daily bag limit - 15. The possession limit is twice the daily bag limit. Possession Limit - 10 Canada Goose Sept. 24-Oct. 3, 2011 (NW Canada goose zone only; see map) Nov. 19, 2011-Jan. 29, 2012 (statewide) Daily Limit - 2 Possession Limit - 4 Mourning and Eurasian Collared-Doves Sept. 3-Oct. 30, 2011 Dec. 26, 2011-Jan. 6, 2012 Mourning dove daily limit - 15 Mourning dove possession limit - 30 Eurasian collared-doves - No daily bag or possession limit Virginia and Sora Rail Sept. 10-Nov. 18, 2011 Daily Limit - 25 Possession Limit - 25 (combined) Teal Sept. 10-25, 2011 Daily Limit - 4 (blue-winged, green- winged and cinnamon teal combined) Possession Limit - 8 Common Snipe Nov. 1, 2011-Feb. 15, 2012 Daily Limit - 8 Possession Limit - 16 Common Moorhen and Purple Gallinule Sept.1-Nov. 9, 2011 Daily Limit - 15 Possession Limit - 30 Woodcock Nov. 5-Dec. 19, 2011 Daily Limit - 3 Possession Limit - 6

Special Youth WaterfowI Hunt Feb. 4-5, 2012 On these days, youths 15 and younger may hunt ducks, in-season geese, coots and mergansers. Youths who have completed a hunter education course must be accompanied by a mentor who is 18 or older. Youths who have not completed a hunter education course must be accompanied by a mentor who is 21 or older. Mentors may not hunt ducks, coots, or mergansers, but may call waterfowl and hunt other in-season game. Shooting hours and bag limits are the same as regular duck season. Hunting is allowed on WMAs from one half-hour before sunrise until sunset. FOR ALL YOUR WATERFOWL HUNTING INFORMATION GO TO: Area Guide – Russellville 2011/2012 • Fall / Winter Edition • Pg. 41

What exactly is buck fever? Buck fever is a very common seasonal disorder affecting people’s ability to think rationally and act in an appropriate manner, especially when large buck deer are present. It also causes large numbers of people to vacate their homes and move into the wilderness; takeoff from work for long periods of time and in some extreme cases completely quit their jobs. In its most severe form it has caused divorces, family feuds, and when it reaches its pinnacle can cause folks to become delusional.

start as early as the first of October and linger through the New Year right on into February. I am quite sure we have all seen some form of it while hunting or just enjoying the great outdoors. People claiming to have seen 18-point bucks with 30-inch spreads, usually after they have shot and missed. Is it any wonder why they never actually bag a deer? I have personally witnessed hunters shooting the limbs out from the treetops. What were they thinking? How many seer have you seen get up and fly away?

Buck fever takes on many different forms; not only affecting individuals but also entire communities, the first weekend of deer It usually reaches epidemic proportion somewhere near the first season most small towns throughout our great state become ghost weeks of November (usually coinciding with the rut) and has been towns. Short of boarding windows and rolling up the streets these known to last the entire month. In the most serious cases it can small rural communities are almost completely deserted.

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Schools actually close for a couple of days because no one would be there even if they were open. Now called fall break, back in the day they were simply “deer days”. Just a few years ago, we got out the entire week. Now days it is just a couple of days. Our school did not even schedule basketball games until Friday of that week because we would not have enough players to field a team.

of life. It is all about family, friends, and fellowship. If you don’t believe me, just ask one of the over 400,000 Arkansas hunters who will take to the woods on opening day. While the majority of them will not even bag a deer this year, they will add to a lifetime of experiences and memories that can only be found in the Arkansas outdoors.

While there is no simple cure, it definitely seems that spending large amounts of time in the outdoors is the only way to alleviate the symptoms. What a shame. Each year I am still affected by the group form of buck fever. I am like a kid at Christmas anxiously anticipating opening weekend and all that goes with it. Although it has been a few years since I have had of those serious buck fever attacks, a subject in which I really do not want to elaborate on. Let’s just say eleven shots later I still had the big eye. I firmly believe there was something mechanically wrong with my gun, or maybe my scope was off. There can be no doubt that all of this probably sounds a bit silly to those of you who have never had the fever, but deer season in Arkansas is not just an event, it is a way

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Automobile And Deer Collisions On The Rise Each year in the River Valley and surrounding areas as temperatures start to cool and deer are start looking for places to feed, invariably there are a few run-ins so to speak with automobiles and this year it has started even earlier as dry conditions already have the local herd on the move.

Administration’s figures for deer accidents rely on inconsistent state reporting as there is no standard reporting of deer accidents in the country yet, with what is reported varying from state to state.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration there are about 1.5 million car accidents with deer each year that result in $1 billion in vehicle damage, about 150 human fatalities, and over 10,000 personal injuries. The actual numbers are probably higher because the National Highway Traffic Safety

As we all know the likelihood of hitting a deer increases greatly in the fall, although in the natural state it is pretty much a risk on a daily basis. But once the rut starts to take place and deer start to feed up for winter they can be seen anywhere, especially along

Arkansas currently ranks fifth in the nation for deer-vehicle collisions, with over 18,000 collisions reported during the last reporting period according to insurance company statistics. I would go as far as to say there are close to that many that go unreported when no major damage is involved.

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the roadways grazing in and around highway ditches.

are simply not thinking about a deer entering the roadway.

In what is construed as a cost saving measure the Arkansas Highway Department has decided to only mow the edge of the roadways. Normally department tractors and mowers converge on an area and clean it up really well mowing all the way to the edge of the woods or field.

If the roadways are not mowed properly it will now be even tougher to avoid collisions with deer as you will not be able to see them until it is too late.

One can easily understand conscious efforts to save money and make the most of our resources, but someone was not looking at the big picture when this decision was made. It is incredibly hard to miss a deer darting into a roadway as it is now, but it will be virtually impossible once a motorists field of vision is cut to just a few short feet.

insurance coverage.

A decision to save money by the highway department will the end up costing insurance companies more money to cover claims, which in turn will cost motorists even more money than they are already paying for

There are a few things you can do to help avoid collisions with deer such as slowing down in areas where you know deer to frequent and congregate. Usually dusk and dawn are prime times for heavy deer traffic so it would pay to be especially vigilant at I personally have never hit a deer until this past spring, but I these times of day. cannot tell you the number of near misses that I have had through the years. In the last two years I have had over ten different Some areas where there have been numerous accidents are marked opportunities to have collided with deer. It is probably the fact by highway signs letting motorists know that the area has high that I am always looking for them as to the reason why I have not deer traffic, but it will not help near as much if you cannot see hit more than one, but as much as I travel rural roads it was only them until they are at the edge of the road. a matter of time. For what it’s worth, I have always been told an ounce of prevention was worth a pound of cure. In this case it would Usually at night I am quick to spot a deer’s eyes in the ditches seem logical that a little gas, oil, and labor would be a lot more and along roadways, but many people do not pay attention or they economical than more accidents and higher insurance rates.

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contact information Center Valley Elementary Brenda Tash, Principal Grades: Kindergarten - 4 5401 Sr 124 Russellville, AR 72802 479.968.4540

London Elementary Tami Chandler, Principal 154 School Street London, AR 72847 479.293.4241

Crawford Elementary

5th Grade Upper Elementary

Mark Gotcher, Principal Grades: Kindergarten - 4 1116 North Parker Road 479.968.4677

Cathy Koch, Principal Grade: 5 1201 West 4th Place 479.968.2650

Dwight Elementary

Middle School

Oakland Heights Elementary

Sammy Ussery, Principal Lori Edgin, Asst. Grades: 6 - 7 1203 West 4th Place 479.968.2557

Paula Gallagher, Principal Grades: Kindergarten - 4 1300 West Second Place 479.968.3967 Sheri Shirley, Principal Grades: Kindergarten - 4 1501 South Detroit 479.968.2084

Sequoyah Elementary

Barbara McShane, Principal Grades: Kindergarten - 4 1601 West 12th Street 479.968.2134

High School

Wesley White, Principal Margaret Robinson, Asst. Bruce Conley, Asst. Joe Sitkowski, Asst. Grades: 10 - 12 2203 S Knoxville Russellville, AR 72802 479.968.3151

Junior High Al Harpenau, Principal Brad Kent, Asst. Matt Kordsmier, Asst. Grades: 8 - 9 2000 West Parkway Russellville, AR 72802 479.968.1599

administration Superintendent Randall Williams���������������������������������������������479.968.1306

Secondary Instruction Sheila Jacobs, Director����������������������������������479.967.6051

Assistant Superintendent Alene Bynum��������������������������������������������������479.968.1306

Instructional Technology James Foster, Director�����������������������������������479.968.3106

Asst. to Supt. / Bus. Mgr. Nathan Barber�������������������������������������������������479.968.1306

Special Services Chris Foley, Director��������������������������������������479.890.5733

Elementary Instruction Dr. D’Anne Barrow, Director��������������������������479.968.5216

Federal Programs/Pre-K Jenny Barber, Supervisor������������������������������479.967.6025

Russellville School District 220 West 10th Street Russellville, AR 72801

Activities/Transportation Jim Dickerson, Director���������������������������������479.890.8561 Information Systems Thomas Rice, Director�����������������������������������479.890.8552 Child Nutrition Services Jamie Thomas, Supervisor����������������������������479.968.1306

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It is an honor for me to be able to serve

“Education is most important, however, to our students.”


letter from the Superintendent

the children that attend Russellville School District as superintendent. My vision for this school district is that we will provide to our students a caring environment that enables them to achieve their potential as students and as people. Education has never been more important than it is today. It is important to parents because they want the best for their children. It is important to the community because a quality educational system is essential in attracting new business and industry critical to the local economy. Education is most important, however, to our students. Our students are preparing to become competitive in a local, state, national, and global economy that is changing at an ever quickening pace. In this era of rapid change the fundamentals of reading, writing, and arithmetic are still very crucial. Technology literacy is now an additional skill that all students need to master. Students also need opportunities for advanced learning in the sciences and mathematics. Research also tells us that students who have experiences in art, music, and extra curricular activities tend to be more creative and well rounded individuals. Very few districts in this state offer students the variety of experiences that meet all these needs. Russellville School District is recognized statewide as being one of those districts and you will see us continue to grow in the future. I also recognize that the most important part of any vibrant school district is a community that shares the desire for our children to have the absolute best educational experience possible. Russellville School District has a tradition of outstanding community support, thus the district and its educational program is Superintendent respected statewide. We will be building upon this tradition as we move the district forward.

Randall W. Williams

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Childcare Centers

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 479-229-1965

Child Development Inc. 105 S. Houston 479-880-0555

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

Child Development Yell Co. 479-489-5020

Friendship Pediatric Services 1301 Russell Rd. 479-967-2316

Danville Child Development Hwy 10 E 479-495-2922 Dardanelle Child Development 111 N. 3rd 479-229-4930 Friendship Community Care 1301 Russell Rd. 479-967-2316

The Garden For Creative Learning Preschool 2115 West B 479-880-2115 Kids’ Stuff 227 E Circle Dr Russellville, AR 72801 (479) 968-5159 Kingdom Kids Learning Center 5130 N. Arkansas Ave. 479-967-0253 Nelson Learning Center 108 W H St Russellville, AR 72801 (479) 968-7178 Little Hands Child 1609 S Dayton Ave Russellville, AR 72802 (479) 967-7763 Noah’s Ark Learning Center 124 E G St Russellville, AR 72801 (479) 890-9422 (479) 968-2622 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

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DLC Day Care 1609 S Dayton Ave Russellville, AR 72802 (479) 967-8013

Crawford Child Development 1116 Parker Rd Russellville, AR 72801 (479) 967-1624 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 Friendship Pediatric Services 828 N Greenwich Ave Russellville, AR 72801 (479) 498-0381 Shinn’s Preschool & Nursery 901 S Detroit Ave Russellville, AR 72801 (479) 968-1422 Learning Land 1103 E L St Russellville, AR 72801 (479) 968-3007

Arkansas Tech University

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No two people have the exact same taste in shoes, clothes, pet supplies, sports gear, and home décor. Because we all like different things, it’s important to have a variety of shopping venues and retailers. Although Russellville is positioned between two of the largest retail areas in the state, the city has a vast number of national chains, as well as locally-owned shops, to accommodate everyone’s style. One of the shopping centers in Russellville, the Valley Park

Center, is a great place to shop. Regardless of your needs, you can purchase shoes, clothes, scrapbooking supplies, and something for your pet all in one area. The Valley Park Center consists of JCPenney, T.J. Maxx, Maurice’s, Hobby Lobby, Pet Smart, Cato’s, Bath and Body Works, Payless Shoes, The Beach Shack, and Hibbett Sports. The Shoe Carnival, opening soon, will offer a variety of shoes and accessories. Don’t forget to stop by the new Chick-fil-A for a bite to eat while at the Valley Park Center. The City Mall has several stores which offer home décor, furniture, and cosmetics. If you are looking to redesign or refurnish a room in your home, look no further than Bethany’s Design Center. For your cosmetic needs, give Merle Norman Cosmetics a visit. Another local retail center in Russellville is the West Main Shopping Center. The tenants in this center include The Vitamin Store & Smoothie Bar, VSPA, and Pampered Pet Salon. The Vitamin Store & Smoothie Bar offers a healthy smoothie snack and can take care of all your vitamin needs. VSPA is a full-service spa with services ranging from botox to mineral makeovers. Bring your precious pet by the Pampered Pet Salon for a day at the spa. For the movie enthusiast, Picwood 11 is the place to go. Recently renovated with stadium seating, digital projection, and 3D

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technology, Picwood 11 provides a familyfriendly atmosphere with movies available for all ages. Sportsworld is located beside Picwood 11 and offers 28 lanes of bowling, video games, glow-in-the-dark bowling, inflatable bounce houses, mazes, and a full snack bar. Sportsworld is also a great place for birthday parties. Several antique shops are also located in Russellville and surrounding towns in the River Valley. If you’re looking for antiques to restore, give the Russellville area antique venues an opportunity to show you what they have to offer. With Christmas quickly approaching, make sure to check all the local businesses’ deals. Most businesses in the area participate in the Black Friday frenzy. Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving and is just the beginning for fabulous deals that are sure to satisfy everyone on your wish list. For those of you looking to purchase slightly-used clothing and furniture, Russellville has several resale and consignment shops. Such shops include CJ’s Clothing Furniture and More, Mulberry Bush, and Reruns. Rhea Lana is a semi-annual consignment event which takes place in the Fall and Spring and consists of thousands of slightly used children’s items.

Consider the different retailers and unique shops in Russellville for all your shopping needs. Russellville truly does have some of the greatest shopping venues and retailers, and each one prides itself on providing excellent customer service.

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Volunteer Services The River Valley is very blessed to have such an abundance of citizens willing to give of themselves by volunteering their time to help others. Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center is one company that utilizes approximately 100 volunteers to assist in patient care. The volunteers of Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center contribute many hours of service, as well as financial assistance, to the facility. They play a vital role in the healing process of patients. Volunteers are located at the hospital’s front entrance, greeting everyone with a warm smile and providing assistance to visitors. Each day, they personally deliver letters, packages, flowers, and newspapers to patients. Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center’s gift shop, Compliments, is located on the first floor just past the main lobby and is operated by the volunteers. Compliments is a non-profit organization, and all proceeds benefit the nursing scholarship fund. Phone orders are accepted, and one of the friendly volunteers will personally deliver your gift.

Assisting families in surgery waiting

Running Compliments

Greeting and assisting patients and family as they enter the hospital

Transporting patients by wheelchair

Delivering department supplies

Performing department-requested clerical duties

Assisting with hospital functions and events

Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center also offers a volunteer program for teens. The teens are specially trained and serve in many capacities throughout the hospital. If you are a teen, consider becoming a part of a large healthcare team focused on adding to the comfort, care, and wellbeing of patients, family of patients, staff, visitors, and the community If you would like to make a difference in the lives of so many people, as a whole. volunteering at Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center is a fantastic way to get involved. You can volunteer as little or as much as you would like. The application process is simple, and you are trained for your position. You will benefit from meeting and fellowshipping with some of the River Areas of volunteerism include: Valley’s greatest volunteers and employees. By volunteering at Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center, you will make new friends, develop • Arranging flowers new interests, and enjoy the deep satisfaction that comes from helping • Driving a courtesy cart others. So, make a different in someone’s life and enrich your own life at the same time. Contact Human Resources at 479-968-2841

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and services include a rehabilitation department offering physical, occupational and speech therapies, library, activity program, scheduled transportation, and a beauty salon/barber shop].

“We are proud to be a member of the Emeritus Senior Living family,” says Roberta Gill, Executive Director. “All across the country, Emeritus is known for its commitment to making a positive difference in the lives of the people it serves by fostering an atmosphere of family and community among its staff and residents. So naturally, we want to be recognized as an Emeritusaffiliated community. We decided that adopting the Emeritus brand name as our own shows just how committed we are to living the Emeritus’ ideals of respect, community, teamwork and value.”


Emeritus at Wildflower which is located at 240 South Inglewood Ave. in Russellville, provides retirement and assisted living services to seniors. The community features 80 resident apartments, including studio, alcove, one bedroom, and two bedroom floor plans. Homemade meals are served restaurant-style, three times a day, in its spacious dining room. Other community amenities

Call (479) 890-6709 today for more information on Emeritus at Wildflower.

Emeritus at Wildflower is an Emeritus Senior Living community, a national provider of assisted living and Alzheimer’s and related dementia care services to seniors. Emeritus is one of the largest and most experienced operators of freestanding assisted living communities located throughout the United States. These communities provide a residential housing alternative for senior citizens who need assistance with the activities of daily living, with an emphasis on personal care services, which provides support to the residents in the aging process. Emeritus currently operates 481 communities in 42 states representing capacity for approximately 42,800 units and approximately 49,900 residents. Our common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol ESC, and our home page can be found on the Internet at

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Wildflower, a senior living community, is now operating under the new name of Emeritus at Wildflower. Wildflower, which is managed by Emeritus Senior Living, chose to make this change to reflect the Emeritus corporate brand name, which is synonymous throughout the senior living industry with exceptional service, quality and professionalism.


Wildflower Announces Name Change to Emeritus at Wildflower

Pre-Diabetes Diagnosis for Overweight Children Experts on childhood obesity have found that obese children under 12 years have higher risk of getting diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, and liver diseases. Because, today’s children tend to have higher weight, it may mean that the current generation will have a slightly lower life expectancy than previous generations. More than fifteen percent of children and teens (between 6 and 19 years old) in United States tend to be overweight. The percentage has more than doubled since 1970’s. A child who can’t reduce their weight to a normal BMI (Body Mass Index) by 8 years old, have higher risk of becoming obese adults. It is important that children know they are obese or overweight. For children, using body mass index (BMI) is still a good way to determine whether they are overweight. However, the problem is a lot more complex than with adults, because children are growing. Your child is considered normal, if she is between 5th and 84th percentile. Children are considered overweight if their body mass index is between 85th and 94th percentile. And obesity is often defined with BMI equal to or higher than the 95th. You should

also take into account age, gender, and height. If your child is moderately overweight, eventually she may get a normal body weight during adolescence, because she gets taller. But in some cases she won’t and it means there should be some changes in her lifestyle. You need to check her weight periodically to see whether she gains weight too much. This information may help you determine what step you should do. If your child is overweight now, you shouldn’t wait, start to encourage appropriate changes in lifestyle immediately. For an obese child, you have to find out whether she has prediabetes signs. After you get an accurate diagnosis, your next step is to develop an action plan. Diagnosing pre-diabetes signs in children is usually similar to adults: • Fasting blood glucose: Your child’s blood glucose level is determined after an overnight fasting. A good test results should be below 100 mg/dL.

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Many experts believe that fasting blood glucose test may have less accuracy than glucose challenge test. A few doctors also indicate that glycated hemoglobin test is a good tool to diagnose pre-diabetes signs in children. Glycated hemoglobin of 6 to 6.5 percent can be considered as a good pre-diabetes diagnosis. (6 percent is comparable to 140 mg/dL of blood glucose level.) If your child is diagnosed with pre-diabetes, what you should do These are some ideas in preparing healthy diet for your children: next? • Sit down and talk with child why it is necessary to make a few • Gradually reduce carbohydrate-rich foods, such as milk shakes, changes in her lifestyle and diet habits to prevent future disease. lasagna, soup, and muffins, replace them with fruits and vegetable. This step is critical, because if your child cannot be in the same • Replace soft drinks with fruit juice. page, you will encounter plenty of resistances. • Mix yogurt with chopped fruit and nuts. • Start with daily exercise program. Do not just tell her to do it, you need to accompany her and make an example. It will be good • Replace sweets with nuts and low-sugar dried fruit. for your child’s health and your relationship. Your child should have about 30 minutes of high-intensity exercise each day. Even • Stir fry vegetables with a little olive oil. better would be one-hour-a-day program, you should also include • Go to the nearest farmers market and allow your child choose some resistance exercises every 3 days. the vegetables and fruits she wants to eat. • Keep your children active. Limit television, computers, mobile phones, and video games usages. You can exclude the time she • Rice, potatoes, and corn are not vegetables. Your children should eat less of them. needs to do her homework on the computer. • Stop visiting fast food and buffet restaurant. You can return • Eat your vegetables. Your child will eventually imitate you. to these places once in awhile when weight problems are under • Be creative, you can’t expect your child to eat a lump of boiled control. spinach happily. Find simple and tasty vegetables recipes online. • Reduce the amount of animal protein. Replace it when plant For a child, a vegetable serving is usually smaller than for adults. protein for example, soybeans. Too much animal protein and A five years old child should get 5 tablespoons of vegetables each saturated fat in meat may promote obesity. day (not five tomatoes). After your child reaches 8 years old, she • Avoid processed meat products. This includes sausages and should get at least half a cup of cooked vegetables and one cup of luncheon meat, they often have added chemicals, such as fruit each day. preservatives and food colorings. • Try to introduce as many vegetables and fruits varieties as If you have a medical problem or symptoms, consult your possible. The sooner you introduce healthy diet, the more likely physician your children will enjoy eating vegetables and fruits.

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• Glucose challenge: Your child’s blood glucose level is determined two hours after taking a dose of glucose. A good test results should be below 140 mg/dL. How much glucose your child should get when taking this test? For each kilogram of body weight, she needs to drink 1.75g of glucose. For example, your child weighs about 40 kilograms, then she needs to get 70g of glucose.

Fit Girlz is no ordinary exercise and wellness group. Of course, its founder, who has lost 170 pounds and is still working toward her goal weight, is not your stereotypical aerobics instructor.

simply a matter of making one healthy choice at a time, Kim set out to create a group to encourage and educate women on how to reach their wellness goals. Most importantly, she wanted it to be a group where women of all ages, shapes, sizes, and fitness

“When trying to describe a Fit Girlz workout, I often tell people to imagine what might happen if the ladies in the movie “Sister Act” decided to have an aerobics class,” said Kim Head, who founded Fit Girlz in Russellville in August 2007. “There are a lot of characters; there will likely be singing, cheering, and moaning; levels feel welcome. and there will most definitely be sweating. I don’t like to sweat “Some of our ladies could go out and run a 5K on a moments’ alone.” notice, but then again, others struggle with pain just getting out of Kim, who earned the nickname “Killian” from her “Girlz,” bed in the morning,” she said. “I try to remind them that we may identifies with what has sadly become the “average” in America. not be able to do everything, but we can do something. We have According to the National Institutes of Health, 66 percent of to overcome our stinkin’ thinkin’ and realize that the discomfort Americans are clinically overweight and one in three is obese. that comes from working toward our wellness goals is temporary. Having struggled with weight much of her life, realizing that there However, the pain of living with obesity is destined to only get are no shortcuts to wellness, and accepting that losing weight is worse.”

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Award, as well as the best cheer and tug-o-war competitions.

Individually, Fit Girlz has been part of changing lives. Several ladies have reached and maintained their weight loss goals, and others are well on their way. Neva Johnson, who has lost 101 pounds, said, “Fit Girlz has given me lifelong friendships, motivation, and the inspiration that makes me want to be a better person throughout my everyday life.” Many have lowered their Fit Girlz workouts are 45 minutes long and consist primarily cholesterol levels and blood pressure, and a number of women of cardio-kickboxing blended with strength training. Kim have found an exercise program that they can do despite their demonstrates both low- and high-impact moves so each lady arthritis or other joint issues. can customize the exercise to her own fitness level. Workouts are held on Monday evenings in the MiChild Enrichment Center Others are reaching personal goals and new levels of self gymnasium, located at 1301 Russell Road in Russellville. The confidence, some of them even becoming fitness instructors first workout is at 5:30 p.m., followed by the group discussion at themselves. Linda Wooten said, “Fit Girlz has given me the 6:30 p.m. and another workout time at 7 p.m. Morning workouts motivation and encouragement to realize anything is possible, are held on Wednesdays and Fridays at 5:30 a.m. at Back 2 Basics especially when we lean on and support each other.” Stephanie Shaddon added, “Fit Girlz has changed my life in so many ways. Fitness Center, located at 301 Reasoner Lane. I’ve accomplished things I never thought I could, and it has helped Wellness discussions include a variety of topics including proper me believe in myself.” And her sister Connie Myers summed up nutrition, how to achieve long-term success by conquering one bad a major principle of the group by saying, “Fit Girlz has made me habit at a time and replacing it with a new habit, the importance of realize I can do anything with God, and He does not make junk. a positive attitude and the role of faith, how to vary our activities We are God’s temple, and we should take care of it.” to keep fitness fun, healthy and yummy recipes, and more. For more information on Fit Girlz, contact Kim Head at 479-967The camaraderie of Fit Girlz extends beyond the scheduled 8583. workouts and meetings. Many of those in the group have been challenged by Kim’s “double-dog dares” to join together to participate in 5K and 10K run/walk races, hikes up Mt. Nebo, and more. Many of the Fit Girlz were also instrumental in bringing the free Women Can Run/Walk clinic back to Russellville this past spring. For the past two years, Fit Girlz has been an active part of raising money for American Cancer Society through its Relay for Life team. In 2010, the team raised approximately $2,500 and earned the Rookie Team of the Year and Best Campsite awards. In 2011, the team raised close to $7,500, due in large part to its Dancer Against Cancer Zumbathon® event that was led by Zumba®licensed instructors who are part of Fit Girlz as well as other instructors from near and far. This year’s Relay for Life team also won the Spirit Award, Golden Pillow Award, and Best T-shirt

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One of the most notable things about Fit Girlz is that it’s absolutely free. While Kim is a certified group fitness instructor through the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA), she volunteers her time to lead the group in four workouts each week along with a weekly wellness discussion. Use of facilities is donated by sponsoring gym Back 2 Basics and the nonprofit organization Friendship Community Care, Inc. “I really wanted to remove all illconceived excuses that women give for not leading healthier lives, and one of them is cost,” said Kim.

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River Valley

Antique Auto Clubs

Russellville and the surrounding towns in the River Valley have several antique car clubs. Whether you own an antique car and wish to enter it into competitions or you just enjoy looking at the cars, take advantage of the many car clubs in the area and the variety of shows happening all throughout the year. Arkansas Tin Lizzies Model T Club, established in 2005, is a local chapter of the Model T Ford Club of America. The Arkansas Tin Lizzies Model T Club was formed with a vision to locate current Model T owners in our state and motivate them to become involved with others interested in the same hobby. The club strives to preserve and promote the Model T Ford for future generations by educating people of all ages about the history that put America on wheels. Visit them at their website at www.arkansastinlizzies. com or contact David Ragsdale at 479-970-3461.

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Mid-America Old Time Automobile Association is located in Morrilton and recognizes cars built through 1972. Annual auto shows and swap meets are held the third weekend in June at the Museum of Automobiles located at 8 Jones Lane high atop Petit Jean Mountain. The Valley Antique Auto Club is open to all who are interested in the old car preservation and restoration, family fellowship, and the “drive and eat” motto. The car club was established in 1970 and meets the second Tuesday of each month at 125 Harkins V8 Club of America. This club is interested in 1932-1953 Hill Road in Russellville. Socials are held each Monday at 6 pm Ford products with a flathead V8 engine. They meet at various during the summer months and at 1 pm during the winter months. locations and times, so contact Carl Hudson at 479-331-2034 for more information. The Natural State V8s are a regional group of The Early Ford Founded in 2004, the River Valley Corvette Club is located at 1601 W 3rd Court in Russellville. If you have a corvette and would like more information about this club, call 479-857-4947.

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Throughout the year, these antique car clubs make appearances at several events. One event happening soon is the Downtown Fall Festival. The cars will be on display, so come out and give the cars a look, take photographs, and socialize with all the friendly car owners.

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Welcome to Pope County, one of the most beautiful counties in the state, with the Ozark

National Forest to the north, Lake Dardanelle to the south and Mount Nebo towering magnificently in the distance. With the fertile River Valley lying parallel to interstate 40, the Union Pacific Railroad and the Arkansas River, transportation is available for area industries and businesses. Our people are proud, hard working and family-oriented residents who provide a ready source of labor for many industrial and farming operations. Excellent school systems located within the county offer quality education for kindergarten through twelfth grade and Arkansas Tech University offers an outstanding higher education program.

Medical facilities are equipped to provide good care and treatment, and many churches provide for the spiritual needs of area residents. Recreation opportunities are available year round-hunting, fishing, camping, canoeing, hiking, walking trails, water sports, youth and adult ball leagues, golf - all of which make Pope County one of the most desirable places in the state of Arkansas to live; and you are welcome to join us.

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Judge Jim Ed. Gibson

Pope County Judge




Emergency Medical Service

Doug Duerr

(479) 968-8222

Emergency Management

Justin Drittler

(479) 968-1800

911 Coordinator

David Freeman

(479) 968-1800


Karen Fowler

(479) 880-1195

Juvenile Probation

Debbie Gobell

(479) 967-1520

The Pope County Quorum Court meets on the first Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the quorum court room located on the first floor of the courthouse. Pope County budget meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the quorum court room.

Adult Probation

Twila Moyer

(479) 968-5154

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Public Defender

James Dunham

(479) 967-7624

Veteran Services

Jack Smith

(479) 968-6049

The history of Pope County began 186 years ago with

County Road Dept.

Sidney Gray

(479) 968-6400

County Jail

Terry Bailey

(479) 968-2558

County Extension Agent

Phillip Sims

(479) 968-7098

Health Department

Pam Sellers

(479) 968-6004

Senior Activity Center

Sherry Tidwell

(479) 968-5039

Elected Officials



County Judge’s Office

Joan Sadler

(479) 968-7487


Karen Martin

(479) 968-7418

Tax Collector

Rita Chandler

(479) 968-7016

Circuit Clerk

Fern Tucker

(479) 968-7499

County Clerk

Laura McGuire

(479) 968-6064


Donna Wall

(479) 968-2194


Aaron Duvall

(479) 968-2558


Leonard Krout

(479) 968-2558

Circuit Judge

Gordon McCain

(479) 968-2280

District Court Judges

Don Bourne

(479) 968-1393

Circuit Judge Juvenile

Ken Coker

(479) 968-3869

Prosecuting Attorney

David Gibbons

(479) 968-8600

Circuit Judge

Bill Pearson

(479) 967-1073

Mon- Fri 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

the June 1813 establishment of an Indian agency. Major William L. Lovely was appointed as an agent to the Cherokee Indians and established the agency. This area was near the center of the Cherokee settlements in Arkansas. Dwight Mission was later located near the agency and was the first non-Indian settlement in Pope County established in 1820. The first school in Arkansas opened at the mission on January 1, 1822. Pope County was originally formed on November 2, 1829, from part of Crawford County. Later, part of Van Buren County was added to it and still later a part of Johnson and Yell Counties were added to it. It was named for John Pope, the third Arkansas Territorial Governor. As of the 2000 Census, Pope County had a population of 54,469 residents.

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Pope County Information

The Dining Guide’s Top Pick’s Section is a select list of restaurants in the River Valley. The magazine’s editors recommend the Top Pick’s. The Dining Guide’s Top Pick’s are not related to advertising and the magazine doesn’t accept freebies in exchange for Top Pick’s status. We have personally dined at these restaurants and based on our dining experience there, Top Pick’s status has been awarded to each of the following: Brangus Steakhouse, Mulan’s Chinese Restaurant, CJ’s Burger Boy, and Catfish N Restaurant.

Sixteen years running, Brangus Steakhouse has been serving great steaks to the River Valley. Family owned by local folks Brangus Steakhouse offers food and atmosphere for the complete family. From peanuts on the floor, saddles to ride, and sweet tea in a Mason Jar, you just can’t go wrong here. With the antique pictures, and the rough-cut wooden walls Brangus Steakhouse guarantees you and the family a fun experience and daily fresh-cut choice steaks, smoked ribs, burgers, chicken, salads and all the trimmings.

Catfish on the River…. Forty years of offering folks in the River Valley great food and superior service. Tim and Carole Tackett have maintained a family tradition of serving some of the most appetizing and mouth-watering food in the River Valley. Catfish N has won Best Fish in Arkansas Times magazine Reader’s Award twelve years. The restaurant also has been nationally recognized in - Gourmet, Us News & World Report, Martha Stewart, and Good Food among others.

Looking for a burger you can talk about?…CJ ‘s Burger Boy makes hamburgers from fresh ground hamburger along with the best hand-cut fries you’ve ever eaten. Dining in here… means a taste of the 50’s, with the checked floors and the juke box playing all the oldies…this is not just a meal it is an experience. To finish off a delightful meal…you must complete the experience with a rich, thick shake.

Mulan’s serving authentic, traditional Chinese cuisine and sushi, in a relaxing family atmosphere. All food made fresh daily. The buffet is one of the largest in the River Valley. For that truly Oriental flavor …don’t miss Mulan’s.

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The River Valley is home to many fine restaurants, and Front Street Grill is at the top of the list. With some of the best mouthwatering appetizers, ribeye steaks cooked to perfection, and oneof-a-kind desserts, Front Street Grill offers a diverse menu that is sure to please everyone. From sweet tea to long island ice tea, drinks are always made just the way you like them.

favorite local bands and comedians performing live beginning at 9:00 p.m. The bands provide an assorted range of music styles, so you are sure to enjoy the sounds. For those who are looking for laughter, check out one of the many comedians.

The patio offers a place to dine and socialize. For those volleyball enthusiasts, a sand volleyball court is available. So, whether you Tuesday nights are Crab Leg Night, making this a seafood lover’s are looking for a competitive game or just an opportunity to hit dream. So, bring out your friends and family for an evening of the ball with your friends, Front Street Grill is the place to be. With so many entertainment options, you are sure to enjoy the dining on the best King Crab Legs in the River Valley. party on the patio. A variety of dining experiences are available. Whether you wish to enjoy a great steak or seafood dinner with soft music or to dine Front Street Grill offers versatile dining ranging from casual to on the patio overlooking the river, you will find that Front Street fine dining, as well as live entertainment for all interests. Visit them on Facebook and Twitter to learn about all the upcoming Grill will provide the desired ambiance. events and sign up for Front Street Grill’s newsletter for the latest Front Street Grill supplies the best food and drinks with your news and event information.

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C & D Snack Bar 121 N Commerce..................479-968-2456

RESTAURANT LISTINGS ABU’S GYROS & MORE 605 N. Arkansas Ave...........479-968-2007

Brick Oven Pizza 401 S. Arkansas Ave………479-967-7900

Big Red Drive-In 1520 S. Arkansas Avenue���������� (479) 968-1960

Brock’s Doghouse 113 N. El Paso........................ 479-280-1939

Brangus Feed Lot Steak House 1509 E. Main St������������������������ (479) 968-1999

Brown’s Catfish 1804 E. Main Street����������(479) 968-3360

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 Fat Daddy’s 7206 Hwy 64 West������������� (479) 967-1273 Hog Wild Family Fun Center 2410 East Main������������������ (479) 967-4141 Italian Gardens Cafe 315 W. Main Street������������ (479) 967-1707 La Huerta Mexican Restaurant 1510 E. Main������������������������(479) 967-5611 La Huerta Mexican Restaurant 2005 N. Ark. Ave.��������������(479) 880-9111 Las Palmas 615 N. Arkansas Avenue��� (479) 890-2550 Madame Wu’s Hunan 914 S. Arkansas Avenue���(479) 968-4569 Mulan’s 2790 East Parkway���������� (479) 880-8080 New China 2005 N. Arkansas Avenue (479) 968-8881 Oak Tree Bistro 1019 N. Arkansas Ave.������� (479) 890-9576 Old South Restaurant 1330 E. Main Street����������� (479) 968-3789 Old Post BBQ 407 S. Arkansas Avenue���� (479) 968-2421 Opal Mae’s Café 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

Daily Lunch Specials Lunch from $4.95 Dinner from $5.95 Feasts to go Catering for Any Size Group


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Pizza Hut 511 Union Dardanelle...............479-229-3517 502 N Arkansas........ 79-890-5555 Pudgy Pig BBQ 2405 E. Parkway..................479-967-6062 Stoby’s Depot & Dining Car 405 W. Parkway�������������� (479) 968-3816

Taco Villa 420 East 4th St......(479) 968-1191

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

Taco Villa 1122 N. El Paso.......(479) 968-1135

Whatta Burger 1410 N. Arkansas..... 479-968-1410

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Where To Stay American Best Value Inn 204 Lake Front Drive (479) 968-5511

Best Western 2326 N. Arkansas Avenue (479) 967-1000

Budget Inn 1206 E. Main Street (479) 968-4959

Comfort Inn & Suites 2714 East Parkway. (479) 968-2424

Days Inn & Suites

Fairfield Inn & Suites 120 E. Harrell Drive (479) 967-9030

Hampton Inn

2304 N. Arkansas Avenue (479) 858-7199

Holiday Inn

2407 N. Arkansas Avenue (479) 968-4300

LaQuinta Inn & Suites 111 E Harrell Drive Russellville, AR 72802 479-967-2299

Motel 6

215 W. Birch Street (479) 968-3666

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

Park Motel

The Turner Home

2615 W. Main Street (479) 968-4862

519 S. Cleveland Ave. Russellville, AR 72801

Quality Inn

Woody’s Classic Inn

3019 E. Parkway (479) 967-7500

1522 E. Main Street (479) 968-7774

Relax Inn

Rsvl. Marina & Cabins

1320 E. Main Street (479) 968-6332

330 Beach Road (479) 967-1543

Super 8 Motel

109 east Harrell Drive (479) 280-1940

Economy Inn

2200 N. Arkansas Avenue (479) 968-4400

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Newly Remodeled

Named “Rookie Of The Year” & “Platinum Award Winner”

Refrigerators Coffeemakers Microwaves Available Blow Dryers Irons & Ironing Boards High Speed Internet Access (Wireless & Wired) Smoking & Non-Smoking Rooms Whirlpool Bathtubs Available Truck Parking New “Q Corner Hot Breakfast”

32” LCD Flat Screen TVs Microwaves & Refrigerators Coffeemakers • Hot Breakfast Irons & Ironing Boards High Speed Internet Access • (Wireless & Wired) Hot Tub Suites • Sofa Suites Handicapped Accessible Rooms In-Door Heated Pool & Hot Tub Fitness Center Business Center & Meeting Rooms

Quality Inn Phone: 479-967-7500 Fax: 479-967-6314 3019 East Parkway Drive Russellville, Ar 72802

Comfort Inn & Suites Phone: 479-968-2424 Fax: 479-968-2496 2714 East Parkway Drive Russellville, AR 72802

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4th A Records & Design 2901 N. Greenwich Russellville, AR. 72801 479-968-1444 Alpha Counter Tops Inc. 709 Elmira Russellville, AR. 72801 479-967-0229

CSI Insurance 700 E. Parkway Dr. Russellville, AR 72801 479-968-5553

Beacon Tire 1713 E. Main Russellville, AR. 72801 479-968-4419 Blackstone Construction P.O. Box 11840 Russellville, AR. 72812 479-968-1149 Brangus Steakhouse 1509 E. Main Russellville, AR. 72801 479-968-1999 Broussard Funeral Home 502 Tyler Rd. Russellville, AR. 72802 479-968-1143 Burris Inc. 113 So. Arkansas Russellville, AR. 72801

Mountain Enterprises 120 Linker Mt. Rd. Dover, AR. 72837 479-967-3261

River Valley Realty 800 West Main St. Russellville, AR. 72801 479-880-7113

Morning Star Satelite 410 E. 4th St. Russellville, AR. 72801

S & L Pawn 901 N. Arkansas Russellville, AR. 72801 479-890-5859

Willdflower Senior Living 240 So. Inglewood Ave. Russellville, AR. 72801 479-890-6709

New China 2005 N. Arkansas Russellville, AR. 72802 479-968-8811

Sissons Body Shop 304 East 39th St. Russellville, AR. 72801 479-968-2880

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

Off Road Tire 106 West Tacoma Russellville, AR. 72801 479-968-4969

Italian Gardens 319 West Main Russellville, AR. 72801 479-967-1707

Peters Family Living 201 N. Arkansas Ave. 479-968-2929

Southwind Animal Hospital 3943 East Main St. Russellville, AR. 72801 479-498-8600

Best of Israel Russellville, AR. 72801 479-880-0447

Anderson Auto 1114 E. 13th St. Russellville, AR. 72801 479-968-3667

AA Home Inspection 211 A E 4th St. Russellville, AR 72801 479-280-1972

West Main Donuts 3415 Main St. Russellville, AR. 72801 479-880-9308

C & M Stone Company I-40 Exit 67 Box 403-C Knoxville, AR. 72845 479-518-1032 Campbell & Company 1001 S. Arkansas Russellville, AR. 72801 479-968-2062

A-1 Pawn 2207 E. Main Russellville, AR. 72801 479-968-4106

Remington Apts 1310 West Main Russellville, AR. 72801 479-964-2040

Front Street Grill 115 S. Front Street Dardanelle, AR. 72834 479-229-4458

Altmans Body Shop 1411 S. Knoxville Russellville, AR. 72811 479-968-8118

Arkansas Trading & Loan 918 E. Main Russellville, AR. 72801 479-967-4876

Moore & Aikman 219 N. Houston Russellville, AR. 72801 479-967-7637

C & D Drug Store 121 North Commerce Russellville, AR. 72801 479-968-2456

Classic Restoration 900 W. E St. Russellville, AR. 479-968-4838 Cory’s Personal Training 479-857-0778 coryspersonaltraining Cunningham Metals Inc. 3408 S. Arkansas Ave. 479-968-1574 D & R Paints 905 E. Main St. Russellville, AR. 72801 Daiber Vision Care 317 E. Parkway Dr. Russellville, AR. 72801 479-967-6113 Duffield Gravel 771 Hedgepath Rd. Russellville, AR. 72801 479-967-6113 Duvall Construction 290 Bradley Cove Rd. Russellville, AR. 72801 479-967-4743 Express Professionals 701 E. Main Ste. 18 Russellville, AR. 72801 479-264-9863

Hastons Recycling 10290 Comfort Lane Ola, AR. 72853 479-489-5468 Hollingsworth Appliances 3521 West Main St. Russellville, AR. 72801 479-968-3744

Hyla Systems 950 Hogan Lane Suite 3 Conway, AR. 72034 501-513-9400 Hubbard ATV 301 So. Knoxville Russellville, AR. 72801 479-890-6334 La Huerta 2005 N. Arkansas Ave. Russellville, AR. 72801 479-880-9111 La Quinta 111 E. Harrell Russellville, AR. 72802 479-967-2299 Liberty Bank of Arkansas 401 N. Arkansas Russellville, AR. 72801 479-967-2151 Maxx Nutrition 300 E. 3rd St. Russellville, AR. 72801 479-890-5220

Pink Ribbon Boutique 1704 West C Place Russellville, AR. 72801 479-967-6494 Priority Federal Credit Union 430 N. Hampton Ave. Russellville, AR. 72801 479-280-6203 Priority Property Inspections P.O. Box 681 Russellville, AR. 72811 479-280-1922 Service Plus 820 East 4th St. Russellville, AR. 72801 479-967-8888 Quality Inn 3019 East Parkway Russellville, AR. 72802 479-967-7500 Rackley Furniture 1402 N. Church St. Atkins, AR. 72823 479-641-2220

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Super 8 2404 N. Arkansas Ave. Russellville, AR. 72802 479-968-8898 Tax Centers of America 1611 East Main St. Russellville, AR. 72801 479-968-4796 The Beach Shack 3083 East Main St. Russellville, AR. 72801 The Collectors Gallery 130 East Harrell Dr. Russellville, AR. 72801 479-967-6773 Tri Mountain Pools 3512 Bernice Ave. Russellville, AR.72801 479-967-1211 Vernons Auto & Truck Repair 3230 Bernice Ave. Russellville, AR. 72802 479-967-1515 Vinson Electric 2500 So. Arkansas Ave.

Wilkins Bros Outdoors 815 N. Arkansas Russellville, AR. 72801 479-968-4322 Woodys Boot & Repair 511 E 4th St. Russellville, AR. 72801 479-968-8980 Farm Credit of West Arkansas 2797 E. Parkway Russellville, AR. 72802 Suddenlink 127 N. Elmira Russellville, AR. 72802 479-968-2223 KB Photography 10989 Fulton Rd. Dardanelle, AR. 72834 River Valley Area Guide P.O. Box 9118 Russellville, AR. 72801 479-455-7222 River Valley Radio 479-968-6816 www.rivervalleyradio. com Snell 2300 W. Main St. Russellville, AR. 72801 479-968-1713 Currwood Arkansas Inc. 3033 E. 16th St. Russellville, AR. 72802

HELPFUL NUMBERS Water Departments Atkins - 479-641-7853 Belleville– 479-493-2326 Danville – 479-495-2516 Dardanelle- 479-229-3992 Northeast Yell Co- 479-229-2800 Tri- County- 479-968-2628

Electric Companies Arkansas Vallley Co-op- 479-667-2176 Entergy Arkansas -800-368-3749

Gas Companies Center Point Entergy 479-968-1313 Reliant Entergy Arkla 800-992-7552

Telephone Cable Companies Arkwest Communications- 479-495-4260 Centurylink- 479-880-2285 Suddenlink- 479-968-2223

Fire Department

Fire Chief: John Cochran To Report a Fire Call 911 Central Station/Business

(479) 968-2332

Mayor Russellville (479)968-2098

Animal Control 479-968-1944

National Poison Control Center 1-800-222-1222

Police Department

Toll Free...1-800-621-FEMA (3362)

115 West H Street (office)

Pope County Library System

Police Chief:Tom McMillen

(479) 968-3232

Non-Emergency Number Silent Partner Tip Line (all calls confidential)

Chambers Of Commerce Atkins 103 NE 1st 479-641-2000 Danville 479-495-3419 Dardanelle 2011 Hwy 22 479-229-3328 Russellville 708 W Main 479-968-2530

Revenue Office/ Driver Control Dardanelle479-229-3657

Workforce Center


Russellville Headquarters

(479) 967-2221

Pope County Sheriff

Social Security Administration

Mon, Tues, Weds & Thur. 8:30-5:30

(479) 968-0911



Federal Emergency Management Agency


Health Department

Medicare Information


Child Abuse Hotline

Russellville 105 S Rochester Ave. 479-968-1526


Postal Information All Locations

10 S Rochester Russellville, AR. 479-968-2784

Internal Revenue Office 1-800-829-3676

Thur 11:00- 8:00: Sat, 9:00- 1:00 Preschool Story Time 10:00 Wednesday 116 East 3rd. St. Russellville, AR. 72801 479-968-4368

Atkins Centennial Libray

Monday- Friday 9:00-5:00 Preschool Story Time 10:00 Friday 216 NE 1st. Atkins AR. 72823 479-641-7904

Dover Public Library

Monday-Friday 9:00-5:00 Preschool Story Time 10:00 Monday 80 Library Rd. Dover, AR 72837 479-331-2173

Hector Public Library

Mon., Wed., Fri. 9:00-5:00 Preschool Story Time 10:00 Tuesday

Business Office 479-968-2841 Case Management 479-964-9480 Chapel Services 479-968-2841 Compliments (Gift shop) 479-964-5697 Emergency Department 479-968-6211 General Information 479-968-2841 Health Information Mgmt. 479-968-2841 Home Health 479-968-4544 or 479-964-9382 Human Resources 479-968-2841 Hyperbarics & Wound Care 479-967-0799 ICU Lobby 479-964-9451 Inpatient Rehab Services 479-964-9255 Marketing 479-964-9468 Outpatient Therapy 479-968-3733 Pediatrics 479-964-9293 Physician Referral 479-964-9355

Respiratory Therapy 479-964-9170


Same Day Surgery 479-964-9376

Saint Mary’s 479-968-2841 Administration 479-964-9101 Admissions 479-968-2841

Wellness Fitness Center 479-968-7979 Women & Children’s Services 479-964-9179

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A Change of Heart Ministries 2415 W Parkway Dr, Russellville, AR 72802 (479) 967-3435 All Saints Episcopal Church 501 S Phoenix Ave, Russellville, AR 72801 (479) 968-3622 Arkansas River Valley Baptist 801 E 16th St, Russellville, AR 72801 (479) 967-1792 Bakers Creek Baptist Church 5572 N Arkansas Ave, Russellville, AR 72802 (479) 967-2956

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

First Baptist Church 200 S Denver Ave, Russellville, AR 72801 (479) 968-1316

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

Church of Christ 5th & Greenwich Russellville, AR 72801 (479) 968-1636

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

First Cumberland Presbyterian 1200 N Arkansas Ave, Russellville, AR 72801 (479) 968-1061

New Prospect Baptist Church 316 S Houston Pl, Russellville, AR 72801 (479) 968-2407

Church of Christ-16th Street 709 E 16th St, Russellville, AR 72801 (479) 968-6372 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Russellville, AR 72801 (479) 968-3114

First Free Will Baptist Church 1103 E L St, Russellville, AR 72801 (479) 968-6966

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

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

First United Methodist 304 S Commerce Ave, Russellville, AR 72801 (479) 968-1232

Covenant Presbyterian 120 S Cumberland Ave, Russellville, AR 72801 (479) 967-4889

First United Methodist 318 S Commerce Ave, Russellville, AR 72801 (479) 967-9992

Bible Baptist Church 578 Sparksford Dr, Russellville, AR 72802 (479) 967-6422

Covenant Presbyterian 2810 S Knoxville Ave, Russellville, AR 72802 (479) 967-4889

Gateway Pentecostal Church of God 3323 E 6th St, Russellville, AR 72802 (479) 967-4493

Calvary Missionary Baptist Church 5496 Sr 124, Russellville, AR 72802 (479) 967-8053

Crusade Church 1711 S Cleveland Ave, Russellville, AR 72801 (479) 498-4524

Grace Baptist Church 1800 S Knoxville Ave, Russellville, AR 72802 (479) 968-4115

Russellville Christian Center PO Box 570, Russellville, AR 72811 (479) 968-7965

Calvary Temple Assembly of God 3345 Sr 124, Russellville, AR 72802 (479) 967-8369

Fair Park Baptist Church 615 S Knoxville Ave, Russellville, AR 72801 (479) 967-4858

Grace Fellowship Church 1007 N Nashville Ave, Russellville, AR 72802 (479) 967-4442

Russellville Missionary Bapt 210 John Trusty Ln, Russellville, AR 72801 (479) 967-4038

Central Christian Church 224 S Independence Ave, Russellville, AR 72801 (479) 968-1413

Faith Lutheran Church 3410 N Arkansas Ave, Russellville, AR 72802 (479) 967-2088

Happy Valley Assembly of God Church 4060 Sr 326, Russellville, AR 72802 (479) 641-7895

Shiloh Missionary Baptist 4060 N Arkansas Ave, Russellville, AR 72802 (479) 968-1753

Central Presbyterian Church 400 W Main St, Russellville, AR 72801 (479) 968-1238

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

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

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

House of Praise 5130 N Arkansas Ave, Russellville, AR 72802 (479) 967-6720

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

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

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

Baptist Collegiate Ministry 1404 N Arkansas Ave, Russellville, AR 72801 (479) 967-3217 Bethel Assembly of God 1706 E 2nd St, Russellville, AR 72801 (479) 968-1635

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Pleasant View Baptist Church 2625 Pleasant View Rd, Russellville, AR 72802 (479) 968-8647 Pottsville Freewill Baptist Church 412 Sr 363, Russellville, AR 72802 (479) 880-0831 Primitive Baptist Church 510 N Knoxville Ave, Russellville, AR 72801 (479) 880-0018

St Johns Lutheran Church 500 N Cumberland Ave, Russellville, AR 72801 (479) 968-1309 The Journey Inc 603 E J St, Russellville, AR 72801 (479) 968-7155 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 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 110 Sequoyah Way, Russellville, AR 72801 (479) 967-4536 World Harvest Baptist 212 S Portland Ave, Russellville, AR 72801 (479) 967-8101

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Russellville Police Department Mission Statement: The Russellville Police Department is committed to preserving, promoting, and securing a feeling of security and safety for all members of our community through the practice and delivery of lawful and professional law enforcement services. The Russellville Police Department currently has fifty-six sworn personnel and seven civilian employees. The department is very communityoriented. An annual event, Tom McMillen , Police Chief Citizens Police Academy, has been instrumental in teaching the citizens of Russellville what the officers and civilians of the Russellville Police Department do on a daily basis. The first Citizens Police Academy was held during the fall of 2006. Other community involvement includes the Child Safety Seat Program, Neighborhood Watch Program, Crime Alert Network, Youth Academy, ID Kids, and Prevention Education Programs. With such community involvement, the Russellville Police Department prides itself on helping and teaching children, as well as adults, how to live a positive life. The officers and the police department as a whole strive to be positive role models for all citizens of Russellville.

Pope County Non-Emergency Numbers DEPT.

Phone Number


(479) 968-3232


(479) 968-2332


(479) 968-8222

Pope Co. Sheriff

(479) 968-2558

EMERGENCY 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


Tom McMillen is the Police Chief. Before taking on this role, he served as an officer at the Russellville Police Department for 28 years. He believes it is a privilege to serve as the Chief of Police for the City of Russellville.

Russellville Police Department 115 West H Street - Russellville, AR 72801 Office: 479.968.3232 Non-Emergency: 479.968.0911 Silent Partner Tip Line: 479.967.2221 (All calls are confidential)





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