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Several ran the cafe downtown

Subscriber onlyMrs. Winnie Shadley, with help of her daughters, Winnie and Marion, continued to operate the cafe. Then, in October, 1945, she married Don Johnson, and he and Irene went on running the cafe for a couple of years. Continue reading...

Educational opportunities abound at library

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Another old-time northwest Arkansas resort recalled

Subscriber onlyToday, if you drive out Arkansas Highway 94 southeast of Rogers you soon arrive in the community of Monte Ne. One of today's attractions there is the Monte Ne Chicken Inn, a very fine place to eat a fried chicken dinner (reservations required). If you continue south past the restaurant on the Ark. 94 Spur Road you soon reach the waters of Beaver Lake and a boat launching area. It will not be immediately obvious, but you have arrived at the location of a famous resort from the early 1900s, Mr. Coin Harvey's Monte Ne. Probably the only observable remnant of the old resort complex will be a concrete tower structure sitting derelict just off the highway. It was once part of a grand Oklahoma Row Hotel. Continue reading...

Something for nothing raises questions

Subscriber onlyIf you have ever heard the expression "a funny thing happened the other day on the way to the Forum," the following experience might amuse you. Continue reading...

Jumping mules tradition part of Ozarks

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Historical downtown Pea Ridge revisited

Subscriber onlyHere let us look at that portion of the downtown business area. Block 3 starts roughly at the alley east of City Hall and goes westward to Curtis Ave. There it turns south and goes to the corner of the Sisco Funeral Home lot, then back east to where it would join the alley if the alley had been cut through to McIntosh St., and, finally, back north to Pickens St. Continue reading...

Costume contest planned at library

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Community service programs aid troubled youth

Subscriber onlyLITTLE ROCK -- Last year 451 Arkansas teenagers were confined in a secure facility because they got in trouble with the authorities. Continue reading...

Old-time Northwest Arkansas resorts remembered

Subscriber onlyToday we naturally think of our northwest Arkansas area as a tourist attraction, a good place for people from all over to come for vacations. Especially since the forming of the great Beaver Lake, our area has been promoted as a fine place for water-based recreation, fishing, boating, sight-seeing and so on. It may not be quite so well known that even in the "old" days, this area attracted many summer visitors, vacationers, and people who kept summer homes. Continue reading...