Remembering celebrities who visited the Du Quoin State Fair
One was country music star Barbara Mandrell. The other was Donna Douglas, who died in January. Douglas starred as the beautiful Ellie Mae Clampet on "The Beverly Hillbillies." I will be at the fair tonight, maybe tomorrow, Sunday and the rest of the week.
Ebb and flow of harbormaster's job
Picture a quintessential Maine scene on a bright summer day in a small, coastal village. The gulls are soaring above sparkling blue water dotted with dinghies, fishing and pleasure boats and a pier stacked high with lobster traps, while waterfront ...
Homestead on TV; Some 'Angelic' thoughts
Branson Tri-Lakes news
Once upon a time, you could go in just about any theater in town and hear the music of Dolly Parton, Barbara Mandrell or Crystal Gayle. Today, those shows are few and far between, which is why I really dug the “Angels of Country Music.” I can always ...
Springfield man sets off on Appalachian Trail
He worked in artist development with some of the biggest names in the country music industry, including Barbara Mandrell, Loretta Lynn, the Oak Ridge Boys, Reba McIntire, Don Williams and George Strait. “At TNN, I got to go on a trail ride with Roy ...