Patrick

posted by rexnelson on September 2nd, 2016

Remembering Patrick Fleming. Ouachita football just won’t be the same this season without him.

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College football: Week 1

posted by rexnelson on August 31st, 2016

Enough of the posturing. It’s time to take the field and play the games. Here are our college football picks for Week 1.

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High school football: Preseason rankings

posted by rexnelson on August 29th, 2016

It’s that fun first week of high school football when you can watch games almost every night of the week. Here are the preseason rankings.

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Buttons and pearls

posted by rexnelson on August 26th, 2016

Ed Bethune, the Black River, mussels, pearls and Pocahontas. They all come together in a new novel.

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Into the Ozarks

posted by rexnelson on August 24th, 2016

We headed up Arkansas Highway 103 toward Oark on a Saturday earlier this summer. Hamburgers and adventure awaited.

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Peaches and coal

posted by rexnelson on August 5th, 2016

Although the peach industry is no longer a major part of the Johnson County economy, they still celebrate the peach each summer in downtown Clarksville.

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A Delta cultural stew

posted by rexnelson on August 3rd, 2016

Everything from Delta Jews to the blues: We’re talking about the rich cultural mix that makes east Arkansas such a fascinating place.

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David Solomon at 100

posted by rexnelson on July 26th, 2016

I’m glad I was there on that hot Saturday afternoon for David Solomon’s 100th birthday party on Biscuit Row at Helena. He’s one of the last of the Delta Jews.

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Along U.S. Highway 67: Part 3

posted by rexnelson on July 18th, 2016

U.S. Highway 67 in southwest Arkansas has a rich history. A rest area between Gum Springs and Curtis along with the bridge over the Little Missouri River are on the National Register of Historic Places, in fact.

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Along U.S. Highway 67: Part 2

posted by rexnelson on July 13th, 2016

DeSoto Bluff, Gum Springs and the Hoo-Hoo monument at Gurdon: All worth stops while heading toward the southwest on U.S. Highway 67.

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