the ouachita chronicles

Episode 40: The Age of Jodi

In this episode, we kick off Chronicles season 2! Ashley sits down to re-introduce the new co-host and catch you up on her life since her appearance in the very first episode! That’s right- Jodi is coming to help chronicle the Ouachitas! The Ouachita Chronicles is brought to you by Don’s EZ Pay!

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Episode 39: Cheryl Murphy

In this episode, Ashley and Jeri sit down with Board Camp Crystal Mine owner/operator Cheryl Murphy. Shortly after Cheryl and her husband opened the mine, they started noticing strange occurrences- even gaining the attention of Mutual UFO Network and being featured on The Discovery Channel show ‘Expedition Unknown’. From floating orbs to bigfoot, the gals…

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Episode 38: Teena Brown

In this episode, Ashley and Jeri sit down with Clarice’s House of Hope organizer Teena Brown. The non-profit is centered around helping cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy with wigs, gas money, etc. Teena shares her personal experiences with watching a close loved one suffer with cancer and how that sparked the founding of the organization. The…

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Episode 37: Desiree Dore

In this episode, Ashley and Jeri sit down with mystic Desiree Dore. Des can only be described as “a beautiful ball of light, spreading love and happiness wherever she goes.” She talks about her trauma, history with abuse, how she became spiritual, and even runs the ladies (as well as the listeners) through a breathing…

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Episode 36: Shelly Alston and Eudell Head

In this episode, Ashley braves the storm that is the Chronicles’ recording process alone with Jeri absent. We had The Blue Zipline and Farm owner/operator Shelly Alston with a surprise appearance of previous guest Eudell Head. Alston and Head are here today to talk about the upcoming bigfoot conference, happening this September. The Ouachita Chronicles…

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Episode 35: Mena Chamber and AP Rod Run!

In this episode, Ashley and Jeri sit down with head of Mena’s Chamber of Commerce Whitney Horne, and head of Advertising and Promotion Marisa Johnson, here to talk about the upcoming Rod Run! Being a staple of Mena for several years, they talk about the history of Street and Performance, the past Rod Runs and…

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Episode 34: Seth Smith Part 2- High Speed and Low Drag!

In this episode, the ladies have Mena Mayor Seth Smith back on for a second go-round with the Ouachita Chronicles crew! In this episode, Seth expands on city projects that are currently being worked on, and projects he’s looking forward to working on in the future. The Ouachita Chronicles is brought to you by Don’s…

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Episode 33: Richard Lawry

In this episode, Jeri and Producer Trey sit down with Richard Lawry. Despite being a transplant, Richie has been well solidified in the community by way of his business, Richie’s Discount Auto Glass, his column titled ‘An Arkie’s Faith’ in The Polk County Pulse, and the books that he has written. Richie talks about how…

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Episode 32: Monta Black Philpot

In this episode, Ashley and Jeri sit down with nationally-renowned artist, Monta Black Philpot. Monta is most well-known from her collection of prisma pencil portraits of people from the area titled ‘The Ouachita Portrait Collection’. She shares stories of many of the subjects who were featured, as well as inspiration for other pieces. The Ouachita…

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Episode 31: Kim Williams

In this episode, Ashley and Jeri sit down with Parks and Tourism extraordinaire and professional science nerd Kim Williams. With Polk/Sevier County in the path of totality of an eclipse coming in 2024, Kim is here to tell you everything you need to know. They talk about past eclipses, it’s effect on tourism and business,…

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