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How The West Was Redone

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Fort Smith reinvents itself as a cultural center while paying respect to its past. By Kody Ford :: Photography by Janet Warlick     f you had stepped foot in downtown Fort Smith a few years ago, you would have seen a very different town. While it was a city with its amenities, it seemed to be focused on its past, rather than its future.[...]

Crystal Clear Creations

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By L. Lamor Williams :: Photography by Jamison Mosley     It's a vanishing art form. Literally. It begins with a 300-pound ice block. Crystal clear, its value as a diamond would be immeasurable due to its clarity, lack of imperfections and sheer size – 40 inches tall, 20 inches wide. The eruption of a chainsaw heralds the ice block’s[...]

Wings Over The Prairie

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The week of Thanksgiving is always a time to gather with family. In Stuttgart, the Duck and Rice Capital of the World, a larger family gathers to celebrate the bounty of the Arkansas Grand Prairie. This year, the east Arkansas town celebrates the 81st Annual Wings Over The Prairie Festival, a fete that will bring in visitors from all over the world to hear[...]

Downtown's Crowned Jewel

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By Brigette Williams If you’ve driven through downtown Little Rock in the past couple of years, chances are you’ve noticed the transformation of the Robinson Auditorium into the new Robinson Center. While the exterior revisions are evident, the interior work will be unveiled Nov. 19 with a grand reveal. A monumental landmark on the corner of the busy[...]

Giving the Gift of Freedom

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By Brigette Williams :: photography by Jamison Mosley Ron King is a man of humility in his understated acknowledgement of his simple desire to make a difference in children’s lives with a bike of their own. King recalls watching a Christmas news story in 2008 about local police taking unclaimed bikes from police storage units and repairing the[...]