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…


Out of the Darkness

Ashley McFaul cherishes her life. At thirty-one years of age, she’s successful at work, has a fiancé, and will soon be the stepmother of…


Where Hope Lives

On any given night in Fort Smith, Arkansas, as many as 100 of our neighbors won’t have a bed to call their own. They…


Queen of the Row

Fort Smith, Arkansas was a loud frontier town at the dawn of the 1900s. Horse-drawn carriages clattered down streets. Trains pulled into the station,…


Oh Christmas Tree!

At GreenPointe Shopping Center at 4300 Rogers Avenue in Fort Smith, Arkansas, there’s a brand new community Christmas tree for all to enjoy. The…


Small But Mighty

Two women who haven’t met—Destiny Potter in Van Buren, Arkansas, and Barbie Johnson in Fort Smith—are fighting hunger in a small but mighty way….


The Unexpected Strikes Again

For the second year in a row, The Unexpected, an arts and culture initiative curated by JUSTKIDS, struck downtown Fort Smith, Arkansas. In their…