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The Unexplained World

Rodney Inman, now in his mid-fifties, is a preacher’s kid. He works at a manufacturing plant in Fort Smith, Arkansas, and has done so…

Chickie Needs a Coop

For years, Terri Burton, whose nickname is Chickie, raised flocks of free-range chickens, letting them have the run of her twenty-six-acre property in the…

How to Make a Dream Come True

The early part of April 2017 found longtime musician Larry Bedell conspiring with James “JT” Thomas, who at that time was the executive chef…

A Thousand Floating Cranes

The Arkansas River, at least where Liddie lives, is not the world’s most beautiful waterway, but she still goes to the grounds of the…

Best Junk Ever!

Van Buren Downtown Junk Fest Labor Day Weekend, September 2-3 9am–6pm | Free to attend downtownjunkfestvb@gmail.com     A lot has been going on…

The Distance Between Us

On March 26, 1996, Bob Purvis lay in a field outside West Memphis, Arkansas, waiting to see the Hale-Bopp Comet, which had been discovered…