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Ted Talley: No Eureka Springs

Quaint town delightful, but Bentonville is different

The scene was set. Downtown was alive with street fair animation. Aromas of sugared funnel cakes and savory ethnic foods wafted through the air. The historic courthouse square overflowed with humanity of all ages, creeds and colors: young parents with children in mommy-navigated strollers or atop daddy shoulders, senior citizens relaxed on park benches taking in the hubbub and single millennials in tomato-red jeans or biking garb, swaying to the music. African drum beats thundered from the festival stage. Folklorico dancers followed, equal to any on San Antonio's Paseo del Rio. And the dogs -- leashed citizens reminiscent of those in Maui's Makawao upcountry cowboy town.

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