Community

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…

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…