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DoGooder: BLU MCMuLLin

Blu McMullin is the kind of neighbor you wish you had. When winter hit with a fury, he cut and split firewood for some…

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The Art of “Step” Parenting

Statistics show that one in two marriages end in divorce, and that currently there are over 30-million children living in a home with a…

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Loving Fort Smith

Just last month, while on a trip to Atlanta, Kaci Singer considered what it would be like to live in such a big place….

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Levon Helm

On April 27, 2012 — the day of Levon Helm’s funeral — Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe ordered that all flags in the state be…

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C is for Cookie

In September, 2013, Collin Ebbrecht was turning two. His mother, Amber, was looking for something extraordinary to put in the gift bags she planned…

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Tarnished Charm

Not so long ago, Ivy Hagedorn was a retail manager for a Cracker Barrel in Kingman, Arizona. It was a job she enjoyed, and…

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The World’s Greatest Love Story

Eighteen-year-old Dorwin Shaddox bought another Heath bar. He’d gotten one earlier, but gave it to a friend, so he’d have an excuse to go…

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DoGooder: Steph Gibson

On January 28, 2014, Steph Gibson turned forty. Several things happened in the weeks leading up to her big day. She’d been on Pinterest,…

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The Life and Art of Kay Aclin

A cold wind is blowing when I leave the warmth of my car and walk up the sidewalk to the front door of an…