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JoshRay

Band Together – The Josh Ray Story

It’s midday at Southside High School in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Students hustle from class to class. Still others gather in the office, talking in…

Doc

Doc 2016

April 30 is Adopt a Shelter Pet Day. In honor of that, we decided to re-share this story we originally published in January 2014, that…

JessicaSowards

Praise God for Goats

My youngest son, Benjamin, just turned one. His wrists still have the chubbiness of a baby and the little dimples on his pudgy hands…

BladeRunners

Never Say Never

Battle With the Blades 2016   The surface of the earth covers about 197 million miles. Seventy-one percent of that is water, the other…

JessicaSowards

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Dear Readers,   I’d like to tell you a story.   One gray and overcast day around the first of January, I stood in…

LovingLynda

Loving Lynda

Jim Walters met Lynda Springfield on December 14, 1962, at a Christmas party in Dallas. Jim, a Yankee from Hershey, Pennsylvania, was attending Dallas…

Stoney

The Dirtiest Job of All

I love the show Dirty Jobs. Never mind that I have a minor man crush on Mike Rowe, I think it’s really interesting to see…

FelderRushing

In the Back of Felder’s Ford

When Felder Rushing—horticulturist, humorist, and homespun philosopher—shows up in Fort Smith, Arkansas next month to speak at a free lecture hosted by the River…