No Ceilings

It was never Ellen Ferrari’s goal to fly corporate jets as a young girl growing up on a farm in southeast Arkansas. But it’s in her DNA. Her father was a pilot. Her brothers, both pilots. She remembers, “My dad had a grass strip on the other side of the pecan orchard [in Wilmot]. He…

My Sweet Mountain Home

by Joe David Rice Not many Ozark communities can claim that slaves named the town. That’s just one way that Mountain Home is unique among Arkansas cities. The first white pioneers moved into the region around today’s Mountain Home well over 200 years ago. Maps of early Arkansas from that era show a village known…

Watermelon Sugar

Watermelon Sugar

by Adeline Goodman Julie Johnson was raised in Poughkeepsie, Ark., a quaint Southern town nestled near the banks of the Strawberry River and just down the road from Cave City, home of the historic Cave City Watermelon Festival. Making her home among the gardens of well-known Cave City-stamped watermelons, Johnson married into a family of…