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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…

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…

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….

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…