Author archives: Tracy Courage

Elvis in Arkansas

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lvis was born in Tupelo and later made Memphis his home, but he was no stranger to Arkansas. Before his music was heard around the world, it was heard throughout Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana and many points in between. In the 1950s, Elvis and his band kept up a rigorous road schedule, playing country fairs, school auditoriums, clubs [...]

Managing Alzheimer's and Dementia

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s we get older, our bodies change: our eyesight becomes poorer, hearing may become more difficult and we have less physical stamina each day. Mentally, we may struggle to remember things or we might forget appointments. But how do we know when an aging spouse or parent’s forgetfulness is a sign of something worse, like dementia or Alzheimer’s disease? “Wh[...]

The Weekend Theater Celebrates 25th Anniversary

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The Weekend Theater in downtown Little Rock kicks off its 25th anniversary season this month with the first of nine productions, including four musicals and five dramas. “To commemorate our milestone anniversary, we had a Back by Popular Demand campaign and asked our audiences to vote for the shows they would most like to see return to the stage,” said Ja[...]

Redefining Retirement

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By Tracy Courage ::  Photography by Cindy Momchlilov any Arkansans already know that the Natural State is a good place to work and raise a family. And many are also finding that it is a good place to retire to. Arkansas' abundance of outdoor recreational activities, generally mild climate and relatively low cost of living compared to many states, attract pe[...]

The Importance of College Alumni

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By Tracy Courage     ore than 160,000 students are currently attending one of Arkansas’ four-year colleges or universities, but thousands more can claim alumni status. Long after commencements are over, Arkansas college alumni are staying connected - or reconnecting - with the schools that shaped their lives. Many graduates have stayed[...]

Feature: Survival Never Looked So Good

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For Kathy Hall, 2016 chair of Runway for the Cure, life is about moving through obstacles gracefully to save lives. Photography by Janet Warlick and Shawna Long Top photo: Kathy Hall of Bryant, 2016 chairperson, Runway for the Cure.   month, four dozen breast cancer survivors will strut the fashion runway as part of the 12th Runway for the Cure l[...]

Good Will: Everyday Miracles

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The American Childhood Cancer Organization of Arkansas works to help benefit the lives of young people like the resilient Elijah Talley. Photography by Sara Edwards Neal   it comes to cancer, the best line of defense is usually prevention and early detection, but that is not always possible when the patient is a child. Younger cancer patients a[...]

Good Will: A Legacy of Service

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The Junior League of Little Rock (JLLR) is a tour de force when it comes to voluntarism. This year alone, League volunteers have worked more than 30,000 hours on community service projects, and with nearly 1,200 members, the nonprofit keeps picking up steam. Photography by Cindy Momchilov   The League’s mission has always been the same: to promote [...]

Good Will: Back to Nature

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School’s out for the summer and there’s no better way to engage kids than to get them outdoors.   the past 12 years, the University of Arkansas Extension Service (UAEX) has offered youth ages 7 to 15 the opportunity to reconnect with nature — and learn really cool stuff — at its popular Arkansas Outdoor School Summer Day Camps. From June 13 to A[...]