All Roads Lead to Greenwood

When I was told that Greenwood, Arkansas, has a growing food truck presence, I decided to investigate. I drove there on a stifling day…


The Blue and the Gray

The Civil War brought soldiers to Fort Smith from various states in the Confederacy and the Union. Fort Smith was occupied at the beginning…


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…


Are You Ready for Some Steampunk?

For forty-two years, downtown Van Buren, Arkansas, has hosted its Old Timers Day Festival, an event that celebrates the area’s past. This year, the…


The Life and Times of Martin Scott

Fort Smith’s history includes a number of recognizable soldiers who were associated with the post. A few became generals and one even president. One…


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…