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Saying Bonjour to Paris

I have not traveled around the world, if we’re being exact. I have journeyed relatively extensively, though, for an American. I’ve been to more than half of our states. I’ve visited Mexico and the Bahamas in North America, and I’ve …

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Hometown: Leslie

When you tell most Arkansans you’re heading to Leslie, they unilaterally have heard of Serenity Farm Bread. And if you know about making bread from scratch, you know you’re looking at a half-day-long process with repeated series of handling and …

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Hometown: Morrilton

When I was a junior at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, I was an RA (resident assistant) in Humphreys Hall (at that time an all-girls, no-air-conditioning dorm) and had it all figured out. I walked up and down seven …

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My history with Monticello goes way, way back. Like, four whole years, I think. I remember living in Italy, learning proper pronunciation by reading every street sign and billboard I came across aloud, then returning to Arkansas for a summer …

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Hometown: Pocahontas

The distance from my home in Conway to the Eddie Mae Herron Center in Pocahontas is 145.3 miles, a drive of approximately two hours and 24 minutes. It’s not the farthest I’ve traveled to get somewhere in Arkansas, for

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Hometown: Mountain View

B003-(1)It’s rainy and gray the day I head to the “Folk Music Capital of the World,” a dense fog cresting the hills and fizzling out in the hollows as I twist my way north along Arkansas 5. The cynic in …

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Hometown: El Dorado


Sitting behind his desk, Jack Wilson can see them all, the seven deadly sins photographed in black and white. Some are crouching, some menacing, all of them blank behind the eyes. They stare back at him, and he regards them …

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