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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[...]

Traveling The Trail of Tears-Walking past paths today for a historical understanding

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By Nathania Sawyer :: Illustration by Micah David ollowing the path of history can lead down some difficult routes—especially when looking at European exploration, settlement and expansion in relation to the indigenous peoples who lived here first. But, as Socrates said, “An unexamined life is not worth living,” and understanding the struggles of those who [...]

Turning Tragedy Into Purpose

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Meeting with Jajuan Archer, the founder of Women's Own Worth-a multi-faceted service program for victims of domestic abuse, was a warming, humbling, and moving experience. You know those people that seem to have fallen gracefully from heaven? Jajuan is one of those. Her remarkable story and outstanding efforts to bring refuge, support, and healing to vict[...]

Persistence and Positivity Fulfill Dream for CHI St. Vincent Physician

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Perspective comes when you least expect it. It makes the grass on your side of the fence as green – or greener – than your neighbor’s. It kicks gratitude into high gear, and it gives you a chance to look at your life, determine what you really want, what stands in your way of getting there and how much you want to achieve that desire. Dr. Martha Rueda, a [...]

Arkansas fall foliage updates now available

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Want to know the latest about Arkansas’s fall color? Or scenic routes for best viewing? You’ll find all this information – and more – on www.Arkansas.com. Click on the “Fall Color Update” icon. Updated fall color reports are posted each Thursday by 5 p.m. A network of “spotters” keeps the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism apprised of the fall foliage[...]

The Resurgence of Batesville

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By Jeanni Brosius :: Photography courtesy of Main Street Batesville When Batesville set out to revitalize its downtown, it wasn't joking. Tucked in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains, this beautiful small town sits on the banks of the White River. Batesville's downtown has grown so much that Main Street Batesville director, Joel Williams, sa[...]