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Becoming Country

You will never really understand how city you are until your life shifts and you find yourself removed from suburbia. I’ve harbored a homestead…

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Queen Concordia – August: 1954

In the summer of 1954, on a muggy August night in Tontitown, Arkansas, Antoinette Zulpo (now Pianalto) became a queen. The dress she wore…

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Life Above Ground

It was evident early on that Bill Womble’s life would revolve around flight. As a young boy he often spent hours at Tilles Park…

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A Fresh Approach to Coffee

Gabe and Kaity Gould, who live in Fort Smith and own Hawk and Horse Coffee Roasting Company, are just beginning to live their dream,…

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Big Dreams and Fallen Stars

In a not-yet-released video game, Sky Bridge: Fallen Stars, a zeppelin floats through the air casting a long shadow on the ground in front…

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Dirt Can Hurt

I was born and raised on a large Quarter Horse ranch in Northeastern Oklahoma. Getting dirty was just a given. Fixing fences, cleaning stalls,…

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Do Gooder: Kamrie Ewing

Kamrie was nominated as a Do South Do-Gooder by Christie Reams On a sweltering day much like this one, Melanie Ewing, of Dover, Arkansas,…

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The Cheerleader

The following is an account of the events that unfolded on the night of April 27, when a deadly tornado ripped through parts of…

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Shine On, Shinola

In midtown Detroit, on the fifth floor of the College for Creative Studies, employees at the Shinola Company are working with concentrated effort. The…

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Mr. Pickle

It’s one of those bright spring mornings, cool, mild, gorgeous. Wildflowers sprout near roadways, new leaves spring from the awakening trees, and Scotty Wallace,…