Phillips County News - One Nation, Under God

By Kari Hould
PCN Staff 

Small Town Effort


September 28, 2022

Al Minugh, who will be 94, is operating Dodson's last remaining business. Photo by Kari Hould.

STAYING ALIVE, IT'S HIS GOAL. Al Minugh is making an effort to keep the small town of Dodson alive.

He is the only business left in the tiny town, yet at 93 years of age, he works with the hope of the town staying alive. That's a hefty load for a man that utilizes a wheelchair, cane, and scooter to get around. Yet, that is his goal. As a veteran and Native American with a strong love for his town, that's what keeps him going, and striving. With failing health, taking that on is quite a load.

Al is the owner of the "Al's Town and Country". Having just lost his wife, Molly, on August 6th in...

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