Author archives: Amanda Nettles

Cozy Up in a Cottage or Bungalow This Fall

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By Amanda Nettles f you’re looking for an alternative to the traditional hotel experience, Arkansas has many different vacation rentals scattered across the state. November is the perfect time to travel, especially in Arkansas. The weather has finally cooled down. The air tends to be a little breezy and the leaves have changed into a beautiful rust[...]

November's Top 10 Events

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1. Ozark Folk Festival Eureka Springs November 2 - 4 Join the funky town of Eureka Springs for America’s longest-running folk festival. The Ozark Folk Festival will include a Barefoot Basin Bash, a Singer/Songwriter Contest and Folk Art Fair. There will also be an appearance by special guest Lucinda Williams, as well as free music in Eureka Springs’ do[...]

Breast Cancer in Arkansas

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This disease affects millions throughout the United States, including many people all across Arkansas. Breast cancer begins in the body due to the formation of abnormal cells. These particular cells are usually found in a mammogram or individuals may find a lump, which may indicate an abnormality, when doing breast self-exams. Early diagnosis is extremely[...]

Intriguing Women: Kelly Eichler

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Kelly Eichler University of Arkansas Board Member elly Eichler, a huge Hogs fan, began her career working for Gov. Mike Huckabee. Eichler attended the University of Arkansas. After she graduated from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, she attended the University of Arkansas Little Rock (UALR) Bowen School of Law. She served as a deputy prose[...]

Intriguing Women: Evelyn Jorgenson

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Evelyn Jorgenson NWACC President velyn E. Jorgenson has always been passionate about education. She is a strong leader at Northwest Arkansas Community College (NWACC), and she currently serves as the institution’s president. Jorgenson’s leadership as an educator has led to various honors and awards. She has also served on many state and national boards.[...]

Intriguing Women: Amber Brewer

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Amber Brewer Yellow Rocket Concepts mber Brewer is the creative mind behind Yellow Rocket Concepts. She attended college at Savannah College of Art and Design. Brewer currently serves on the board of the Arkansas Cinema Society. This year, she will be working with the Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase. She has been an art director for about 15 years.[...]

Intriguing Women: Rose Schweikhart

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Rose Schweikhart Superior Bathhouse Brewery ose Schweikhart made her way to Hot Springs, Arkansas in 2011. Schweikhart has always been a music lover. She received degrees in classical tuba from Connecticut College in New London, Connecticut, and the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, England. While traveling and exploring overseas, she fe[...]

Intriguing Women: Maria Markham

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Maria Markham Arkansas Department of Higher Education aria Markham has worked in various areas of higher education. She started working for the Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE) as its director in August 2016. Markham attended Henderson State University, where she received a BBA degree in marketing and an MBA. She also received her doctorat[...]

Intriguing Women: Janis Kearney

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Janis Kearney Writer anis Kearney is an inspiration to many for her consistent success in writing and publishing, but she is also a presidential historian. Civil rights activist and journalist Daisy Bates hired Kearney as a managing editor at the Arkansas State Press newspaper. In 1988, Bates sold the newspaper to Kearney, who took on the role of publis[...]