the ouachita chronicles

Episode 23: Keena Part 2

In this episode, we pick up where last episode left off with Keena Ashcraft. Keena talks about her recovery, meeting her wife, her work as a firefighter, being involved with CASA, and the future of her non-profit. The Ouachita Chronicles is brought to you by Don’s EZ Pay!

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Episode 22: Keena Ashcraft

In this episode, Ashley and Jeri Sit down with Keena Ashcraft. Keena relives and recounts her incredible struggle with addiction. Starting from a young age, through the years she fought not only addiction, but also the things that come along with it like mental health, struggling to hold healthy relationships, instability etc. In part one…

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Episode 21: Lost Among Locals

In this episode, Ashley (and an absent Jeri) sit down with travel bloggers, Ryan and Abby Davis, better known as Lost Among Locals! They talk about travel hacking, travel essentials, what led them to traveling full time and share stories from their crazy adventures. The Ouachita Chronicles is brought to you by Don’s EZ Pay…

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Episode 20: Special- Justin Richmond

In this episode, Ashley and Jeri sit down and talk with “famous” playwright and Pulse Multimedia receptionist extraordinaire, Justin Richmond. Now a multi award-winning playwright and at the young age of 19, Justin talks about his inspiration, his writing process, his experience working in the Pulse Multimedia circus and much more! The Ouachita Chronicles is…

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Episode 19: Ashley and Jeri’s Excellent Adventure!

In this episode, Ashley and Jeri sit down with… nobody! For our 19th episode, they (along with some input from Producer Trey) recap the past episodes, from Jodi to Cynthia! They also give the rundown on all the Pulse Multimedia staff that make this project what it is. So, now this begs these questions- will…

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Episode 18: Cynthia Martin

In this episode, Ashley and Jeri sit down with Cynthia Martin, director of CASA of the Ouachitas. CASA, which stands for Court Appointed Special Advocates, is a volunteer organization that represents and advocates for abused and neglected children. Cynthia talks about the organization and the process of becoming a CASA volunteer, as well as their…

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Episode 17: Derek Miller

In this episode, Ashley does a solo interview with Derek Miller. Miller is a fitness expert, personal trainer, record-holding power-lifter and the owner of the first kettlebell gym in Arkansas. Derek shares his story from when he was a young boy dealing with his parent’s divorce and taking an interest in fitness, to highschool hijinks…

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Episode 16: The Return of Clint Craig

In this episode, now retired professional bull-rider Clint Craig comes back for another round with The Ouachita Chronicles crew! Instead of giving insight on how the industry works, this time he gives stories of his shenanigans on the road with his buddies. Be it tormenting the federal government, or being held up for breaking and…

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Episode 15: Chronicles Road Trip- Buffalo River Edition

In this episode, Ashley and Jeri sit down with Ben Milburn, owner of Buffalo River Outfitters. Milburn is very knowledgeable about the river and area and loves to share stories about his area. Ben talks about his adventures in Costa Rica, college experiences, how he was led into the tourism industry, and even about a…

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Episode 14: Rick Chrisman

In this episode, Ashley and Jeri sit down with Rick Chrisman, owner of gourmet restaurant American Artisans in downtown Mena, Arkansas. Being such a staple in Mena, Rick has a lot to say about how his business started, the inclusion of art in his establishment, and the highs and lows of owning a restaurant. Rick,…

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