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  • dream

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    tember 2012

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    Arkansas House on the Buffalo

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    Catherine Frederick

    Marla Cantrell

    Lawrence BuentelloMarla CantrellMarcus CokerKody FordCatherine FrederickLaura HobbsTonya McCoyAnita PaddockGalen Probasco

    Marla CantrellCatherine FrederickSaidee HolmesMark Mundorff

    Jeromy Price

    David Jamell

    Read Chair Publishing, LLC

    MANAGING EDITOR

    DESIGNER

    WEB GURU

    EDITOR-IN-CHIEFPRESIDENT

    2012 Read Chair Publishing, LLC. All rights reserved. The opinions contained in @Urban are exclusively those of the writers and do not represent those of Read Chair Publishing, LLC. as a whole or its affiliates. Any correspondence to @Urban or Read Chair Publishing, LLC., including photography becomes the property of Read Chair Publishing, LLC. @Urban reserves the right to edit content and images.

    CONTRIBUTINGWRITERS

    CONTRIBUTINGPHOTOGRAPHERS

    PUBLISHER

    Advertising InformationCatherine Frederick at 479 / 782 / 1500

    [email protected]

    Editorial InformationMarla Cantrell at 479 / 831 / 9116

    [email protected]

    @INSIDE

  • Hello. Its our second birthday! Yep. Two whole years since we published the first issue of @Urban Magazine. We spent an afternoon recently, going through our back issues, reminicisng about the people weve met and the places weve been. I know, that sounds like the

    beginning of a Dr. Seuss story. Its been a little like that for us. Its feels magical really.

    So, were going around with these ridiculous grins, and I imagine now you are to, since youve

    seen the cover with Benson, the winner of our My @Urban Pet photo contest. Isnt he adorable?

    His owners, Jeremy and Christen Dean, think so. Choosing Benson was one of the hardest things

    weve had to do. All your pets were so cute and we are honored you shared them with us! You

    should go give them a treat right now. No, really, Ill wait.

    Now that youre back, we can talk about our newest contest. Heres what were doing. Were asking

    you, our faithful readers, to send us YOUR best short story and/or poem. The contest is open to

    those thirteen and older. Heres the best part. Not only are there cash prizes, but the first place winners will be published in our January, 2013 issue. Be sure to check our Marlas short story on page sixteen, and then go to our

    website for details on how to enter.

    After you settle down from all that excitement, start reading. Were taking you to the Arkansas House in Jasper for a little R&R, a dinner

    of elk and buffalo, and finishing it off with black walnut pie. Were taking you way up high for a look at what professional divers see right before they take the plunge. And were introducing you to Mr. Pig and the artist who loves him.

    All this, plus chocolate dipped coconut macaroons, a spicy tomato concoction for cocktail hour, and a DIY that will help you stay

    organized all school year long.

    And finally, thank you for supporting @Urban as our story unfolds. You complete us. Hope we had you at hello.

    To reserve this space for your charitable non-profit organization, email: [email protected]

    @LETTER FROM CATHERINE

  • Tours offered by appoin

    tment only, so call early

    . Kids can take hayrides

    around the farm, pet an

    d feed farm animals, ta

    ke a trip to the pumpki

    n

    patch, and go through th

    e corn maze.

    The best fiddlers comp

    ete for braggin rights.

    Open to all, contestant

    s

    pay one low price for t

    he whole weekend. Fid

    dle judges will be the

    special performing gu

    ests on the evening sh

    ows. Regular admissio

    n

    fees apply.

    Fest of All highlights a

    variety of cultural and

    ethnic groups through

    performances of tradit

    ional music, dance and

    art. Join the fun, and

    learn something new!

    Scooters from maxis t

    o moped are invited to

    the scooter rally for 4

    days of riding fun. The

    scenic roads in the Oz

    ark Mountains are the

    backdrop of this fun fi

    lled event.

    Fall Harvest Tours

    Fiddle Championship

    Fest of All

    SCOOTING THE OZARKS

    Wild Things Farm, Poc

    ola

    Mountain View, Ozark

    Folk Center State Pa

    rk

    Fayetteville Square

    Eureka Springs

    wildthingsfarm.com

    or 918.626.4053

    ozarkfolkcenter.com

    experiencefayettevi

    lle.com

    scoottheozarks.pro

    boards.com

    When: September, Oct

    ober Cost: see w

    ebsite for details

    When: September 14t

    h 15th Cost: Mus

    ic, $10 adults, $6 kids

    , Under 6 freeW

    hen: Sept. 6th, 58p.m

    . Cost: Free

    When: Sept. 12th 15

    th Cost: Free

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  • New York Times bestse

    lling author Pat Conroy

    will speak in Tulsa abo

    ut

    his life as a writer. Two

    of his novels, The Princ

    e of Tides and The Grea

    t

    Santini, were made into

    Oscar-nominated films

    . The Water is Wide, Th

    e

    Lords of Discipline, Bea

    ch Music, My Losing Se

    ason, South of Broad, an

    d

    My Reading Life, all gai

    ned critical acclaim.

    Dont miss this high-oc

    tane theatrical experien

    ce. The Blue Man Grou

    p

    is a must-see perform

    ance combining come

    dy, music, technology,

    and enough makeup to

    turn them blue. What a

    great show!

    Willie Nelson, Roseann

    e Cash, The Civil Wars

    and Dierks Bentley tea

    m

    up for a benefit concert

    at the Convo on the Ark

    ansas State University

    Campus. The event w

    ill raise money for the

    Johnny Cash Boyhood

    Home Project.

    The kids are back in s

    chool, and

    the cooler weather is

    (hopefully)

    right around the corner.

    Take some

    time this month to take

    in a show,

    ride through the Ozarks,

    or attend a

    festival where fried chi

    cken is the

    star. Then check out t

    he Amps ad

    on page 41, to see the m

    usic lineup

    for this month.

    The Mt. Nebo Chicken F

    ry has been a tradition

    in Dardanelle since 194

    8.

    And while the chicken

    draws the crowd, the r

    ice they serve with it is

    equally as popular. The

    re will be also be kids g

    ames, a chicken calling

    contest, and arts and cr

    afts.

    Pat Conroy: My Writ

    ing Life

    Blue Man Group

    Johnny Cash Music F

    estival

    Mt. Nebo Chicken Fr

    y

    Tulsa Performing Art

    s Center, 110 E. 2nd S

    t.

    Fort Smith Conventio

    n Center

    Arkansas State Univ

    ersity

    Veterans Riverfront

    Park, Dardanelle

    tulsapac.com

    ticketsage.com/uafs

    or call 479.788.7300

    johnnycashmusicfes

    t.com

    479.229.3328

    When: Sept. 21st

    Cost: See website for

    details

    When: September 15t

    h Cost: See w

    ebsite for details

    When: October 5th

    Cost: See website for

    details

    When: Sept. 22nd, Dinn

    ers Served from 11am

    to 5:30pm

    Cost: $5 for adults, $

    3 for kids

    7

  • @lines Lawrence Buentello

    Circling higher, through the turquoise

    F ields of an undivided sky, the hawk

    Observes the world from its natural position,

    Above those f lightless eyes that watch it

    From below, and wonder why, and wait;

    Is it searching for its prey, or some sure harbor,

    Or trespassers of its territory;

    Or is it following its own philosophy,

    An artist of the air, returning only to the earth

    When its wings have lost the strength to keep

    Its f light; and perching there, in common trees,

    Until its strength returns

    @LIFESTYLE

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  • Amid the picturesque Ouachita Mountains near Mena, lies Dogtired Ranch Small Dog Rescue, Inc. The ranch, which sits on eight acres of rolling hills, is a temporary home for many

    little dogs (and a few large ones), in need of a loving home.

    Today, the ranch is booming with activity. On one side of the

    fenced front yard, a sleepy-eyed hound appears in the doorway

    of the fourteen-by-eighteen foot bunkhouse. Nearby, a poodle

    and a rat terrier romp in the grass, while a pug chases a ball.

    The dogs are just four of sixty that are currently living at the

    ranch, all waiting for the day when the right person shows up

    to adopt them.

    There on the porch stands Janet Dodson, the founder and

    president of Dogtired Ranch. Janet, along with husband Bobby,

    have dedicated their retirement years, as well as their home,

    to these dogs. This September will mark their fifth year in operation. The non-profit, no-kill organization receives fund