The Ouachita Chronicles

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Episode 43: Phillip Wilson

In this episode, Ashley and Jodi sit down with Phillip Wilson! Besides being involved with University of Arkansas Rich Mountain (namely, head of the lawncare department), he’s also one half of the Mena Bearcats football broadcast show on 104.1 KENA! From lawnmowing to broken-hearted basketball defeats- the Chronicles crew gets the whole story from Phillip...

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Episode 42: Jackye Pruitt

In this episode, Ashley and Jodi sit down with lifelong radio sales representative Jackye Pruitt! She tell her tales of growing up in an entertainment family and the roots country music holds in her life. The Ouachita Chronicles is brought to you by Don’s EZ Pay!

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Episode 41: Tonya and Kelly

In this episode, Ashley and Jodi sit down with lifelong mentors Tonya and Kelly. Tonya and Kelly give their stories- from raising bull-riders to being pushed into teaching at the University of Arkansas. The Ouachita Chronicles is brought to you by Don’s EZ Pay!

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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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Everyday people often have remarkable stories that go untold. The Ouachita Chronicles uncovers those interesting tales and talents. Join Ashley and Jeri as they learn the story behind the people who live in or originate from the Ouachita Mountains region and get to know their amazing stories and personalities.

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