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  1. Yvonne James on July 15, 2018 at 4:03 pm

    What we do! We host monthly events (Literary Pop-Up Shops) for authors, as well as other entrepreneurs, who are interested in building and marketing their brand, promoting and selling their books, connecting with their audience, broadening their consumer base, and launching their new releases! We offer them vending opportunities where it is all about them – the author, the vendor.

    Drawing authors from Tennessee, Texas, Ohio, Arkansas, and Mississippi, we introduced our first Literary Pop-Up Shop in December 2017 in a Bartlett, TN community center. Today, we are offering authors and entrepreneurs monthly opportunities to tap into the massive market of one of West Tennessee’s premier indoor shopping mall’s – Wolfchase Galleria, Memphis, TN! “Book Signing and More Marketplace at Wolfchase.”

    In September 2018, we are expanding to include Central Arkansas! We are kicking off our “Insane Book Signing and More Marketplace at McCain” the weekend of September 28-30, 2018 at McCain Mall, 3929 McCain Boulevard, North Little Rock, AR 72116! We are inviting all local authors and entrepreneurs to become a part of this great event! Whether they are buying or selling, they do not want to miss it! All genres are welcome. Tap into the marketplace at McCain Mall. All interested persons can view our Listing of Events and register at For more information, they can contact Yvonne James at creativeartist-yvonne@outlook or (901) 907-6828.

    Everything starts in the imagination of a writer, The Writers’ Block of Tennessee, a Community of Authors, Making the World a Better Place, One Word at a Time!


    Eddie Morgan of Jonesboro did a 611 pound deadlift for a First Place World Championship and broke the world record for Push Pull (total of dead lift and bench press) by 125 pounds in the 61 to 67 age group when he bench pressed 303 pounds and dead lifted 611 pounds for a total of 914 pounds at the World Association of Benchers and Deadlifters (WABDL) Meet in Las Vegas in November. This was his 13th World Championship without a defeat. He was awarded two First Place Gold Metals and a World Record.

    Morgan lifted 700 pounds in 1997, 690 pounds at an AAU meet in Rogers, Arkansas in 1998 and set a world record for lifting 661 pounds at the WABDL Worlds in 2012. He holds the American record for a 630 lb. squat.

    Morgan is a graduate of West Memphis where he played football. He was a member of 1975 ASU football team, one of two undefeated teams in the history of the school’s football program, and was All Southland Conference Defensive Tackle in his Junior and Senior Years. He was drafted by the New York Giants and played pro football in the Canadian League.

    Mike Frizzell’s 530 pound bench press set an all time bench press record for the 61 to 67 age group. He was also inducted into the WABDL Hall of Fame.

    Eugene Merrill won first place and a World Championship with a 485 pound deadlift in the 54 to 60 age group.

    Arnold Weaver won two World Championship First Place trophies with a 601 pound lift. Weaver held the Law and Fire Single Ply World Record of 584 pounds and the Two Ply Bench Lift World Record of 589 pounds.

    Matt Crawford took first place in the Masters 40 to 46 age group and second place in the Open, bench pressing raw 424 pounds in his first World Championship.

    Raven Chadwick, 12-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Chadwick, benched 66 pounds and dead lifted 185 pounds winning all three categories and breaking her own World Record Push Pull with a 254 pound total and setting a World Record.

    Eddie Morgan has taught special ed at Trumann for 33 years where he also drives the school bus and trains his special ed students to lift weights competitively. Prior to that, he taught and coached at Parkin, West Memphis and Calico Rock.

    Morgan is preparing 20 to 30 of his special ed students for this year’s Arkansas Southern Nationals where lifters will include men and women and students. His students have set world records in their respective classes and won national championships in the team division at the Southern Nationals.

    The Arkansas Southern Nationals Weight Lifting Championships will be Saturday, March 2, 2019, at the Haven Hotel at Phillips Drive and Caraway in Jonesboro. All lifters who compete will automatically qualify for the World Championships to be held in November, 2019, in Las Vegas.

    Entry forms are available by calling Eddie Morgan at 870-219-1452 or by e-mailing Tom Morgan at with Arkansas Southern Nationals in the subject line.

  3. Eric Hicks on January 13, 2020 at 3:28 pm

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  4. Rose Art on April 2, 2020 at 12:58 pm

    I heard on the radio that we could advertise that we are open, we have all kinds of daily need items, and an array of other things.
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    Calico Rock, Arkansas 72519

  5. Jim Scaman on December 6, 2022 at 10:07 pm

    The Rodney Jordan Fire Protection District Board of Commissioners will meet December 17th 2022 at 10am at the Jordan Station 20 Edgehill Road. The meeting is open to the public.

  6. Jim A Scaman on February 27, 2023 at 2:33 pm

    The Rodney Jordan Fire Protection District Board of Commissioners will meet Saturday March 11 at 10am. The meeting will be held at 20 Edgehill Lane just off Jordan Road

  7. Beverly Meinzer on May 9, 2023 at 3:37 pm

    I’m the Manager of the Brockwell Gospel Music School. We will be having the 76th Session on June 12-23, 2023 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. We are located at 4243 Hwy 9 North, Brockwell, AR 72517. The cost is $50 for general tuition with an extra $40 cost for taking private lessons. For more information check out our website or Facebook page. For more information contact Mike Haney at 870-368-4146 or Beverly Meinzer 870-834-5827.
    I have a flyer but I cannot attach it to this message.

    Thank you!

  8. Jim Scaman on June 4, 2023 at 1:04 pm

    The Board of Commissioners of the Rodney Jordan Fire District will meet at the Fire Station on Edgehill Lane just off Jordan Road. Meeting time is 10am on June 10. The public is always welcome.

  9. Becki Dahlstedt on September 4, 2023 at 4:10 pm

    We want to invite everyone to our 22nd annual tour of artists’ studios in and around Mountain View, Arkansas. You can pick up a Guide to Artists’ Studios at the Baxter County Library. The 2023 Off the Beaten Path Studio Tour features 4 artists in Pineville and Calico Rock and 15 other studios as you travel to Mountain View and Fox. The tour is a free self guided driving tour to take you to the private working spaces of these talented artists. Studios will be open Friday and Saturday from 9 am to 6 pm and on Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm. Don’t miss this fun event.

  10. Jim Scaman on September 6, 2023 at 12:58 pm

    The Rodney Jordan Volunteer Fire District Auxiliary’s Harvest Fundraiser is Monday September 25 at The Grill at Whispering Woods. They will have two seating’s at 4pm and 6:30pm to RSVP call 870 499 5531 the cost is $25.00 per person payable by cash or check to RJVFD Aux the evening of the dinner. It is a set menu and the options are
    Apple Pecan Salad/ with Mixed Greens, Cranberries, Blue Cheese, and Honey Dijon Dressing or Creamy Butternut Squash Soup with Smokey Paprika Croutons. Entree choices are Lemon Herb Baked Cod, Steamed White Rice and Roasted Balsamic Carrots or Seared Pork Medallions with Green Peppercorn Sauce, Yukon Mashed Potatoes and Sauteed Zucchini with tomato. Dessert is Cinnamon White Chocolate Mousse with Pear Confit. Price includes non alcoholic beverages

  11. Jim Scaman on October 2, 2023 at 2:04 pm

    The Board of Commissioners of the Rodney Jordan Volunteer Fire Protection District will meet Friday October 13 at 10am at the Jordan Station on Edgehill Lane off Jordan Rd.

  12. Jim Scaman on March 22, 2024 at 4:30 pm

    The Rodney Jordan Fire Protection District is holding a Rummage and Bake Sale April 6th, 8am to 3 pm. They will have fresh Coffee in the morning and Lunch at 11am. They will have two different raffles one for a Fire Pit and the other is a Swing with a Canopy. They will offer early raffle tickets by sending an email to the drawing will be April 6th at 2:30pm winner does not need to be present.

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