The Tale of Two Cities

Cisterna, Italy, and Fort Smith, Arkansas, are sister cities, a designation of love and respect that started during World War II. As a part…


Our Community Cares

By bringing the local community together and creating a network of churches, businesses, and individuals, Arkansas Family Alliance supports children and families in crisis….


Our Community Cares

Each day, Next Step Homeless Services sees as many as 150 clients who are either homeless or about to be. In 2017, they assisted…


The Women of Fort City

Women in 19th century Fort Smith have much to teach us in the “Bicentennial School.” In many cases, the women of early Fort Smith…


Duke and Dutchess A Love Story

A winter wind whips across the parking lot of HOPE Humane Society in Fort Smith, Arkansas, on this Friday afternoon. Twigs skitter, a wayward…


Cherokee Bill and Ike Rogers

This month’s lesson begins with a photograph and a story that involves justice and injustice, murder, robbery, and judgment. The photo is of notorious…


200 Fort Smith

Fort Smith was founded on Christmas Day, 1817, and since then has had its share of successes and failures, triumphs and tragedies, hard times…