the 1990's TV series about this town, we did not know it existed.
It is S.E. of
Mountain Home about 75 miles.
Shade, Arkansas, was the setting for this laid-back ensemble comedy. The
focus of the series was easygoing Wood Newton, who had, in his youth, been
a star running back on the local high school football team before going
on to college and pro football. Now he was back home coaching the team,
the Evening Shade Mules, which had not
won a game in more than two years. Wood's family consisted of Ava,
his wife of sixteen years; Taylor, the careful quarterback on the high
school team; and little Molly and Will. Ava's father, Evan, Publisher of
the local newspaper, who was dating the town's voluptuous but dimwitted
stripper, Fontana Beausoleil. Other regulars included Ava's outspoken aunt
Frieda; Harlan Elldridge, the town's cranky physician;
Merleen Elldridge, Harlan's lusty wife; Herman Stiles, the wimpy math teacher
who served as assistant footbal coach; and Ponder Blue, the philosophical
proprietor of the Barbecue Villa, the restaurant where many of the townspeople
hung out. In the last episode of the first season Ava gave birth to a daughter,
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