This time of year is tough, finding the good gifts for the holidays, getting ready for company on Thanksgiving, cleaning the house... oh yeah, don't forget high school football playoffs. Congratulations to Texas High, Ashdown, De Kalb, and Pleasant Grove all moving up the playoff brackets this week. These kids and coaches can hardly think of anything else except winning this week and moving up to
The 17th annual Kansas City Southern (KCS) Holiday Express rolled into Ashdown, Ark., on Wednesday, Dec. 6, right on schedule near U.S. Highway 71. An enthusiastic crowd of children and families was already lined up when I arrived to visit Santa Claus who was on board the holiday train.
As a teenager, I’d always heard how big the fish were at Millwood State Park, just nine miles northeast of Ashdown. But I don’t recall anyone mentioning the size of the alligators!
Located at the corner of Constitution Avenue and Main Street, the Two Rivers Museum welcomes visitors beneath a charming black sign with fanciful scrollwork. This place showcases the diverse story of a county caught between the Red and Little rivers, a community rich in history and abundant in earthy, hard-working people.
There’s something about the careful lines of a charcoal drawing, the expressive strokes of oil on canvas or the imaginative collaboration of mixed medium art that captures our imagination. Now is your chance to come connect with art on an emotional level during one of the biggest art shows in the region.
The paper mill has been a part of Ashdown living since 1968. It provides jobs to residents within a 100-mile radius of the community and is a valued contributor to its economic growth. But as changing technology threatens the future of the paper industry, will Ashdown lose one of its biggest assets?