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Arkansas High School Won’t Publish Gay Student’s Bio

Dear Editor: Administrators at Sheridan High School, located just south of Little Rock, are refusing to include an interview with openly gay student Taylor Ellis in this year’s yearbook. The

Making Ripples

Natural State Naturalists

There’s a big difference between loving the earth and knowing what critter just landed on your shoulder for a hug. Let’s say that you’re out in nature, enjoying a beautiful


Pray Tell

By Rachel Birdsell Lately, for whatever reason, I’ve been thinking about prayer. Not that I’m thinking about trying it, because I’ve done that and it never really worked out for

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Bringing Crawfish and Beer Together

By Terrah Baker From the local business owners who brought you Foam Fest, comes a new celebration of beer and southern food. This time, with a Louisiana twist, and a

Advice Risa's Astrology

My Pal, My Buddy, My Mom

By Risa D’Angeles My mother (96) died last week, 10:30 a.m., Thursday, March 13. For the past nine months I never left her. I am in her home. Surrounding me

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Writing From the Soul for NWA Youth

By Terrah Baker Writing for the Soul Workshop of Northwest Arkansas, that features therapeutic writing techniques, just concluded one of their workshops geared towards troubled youth. It was created to

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Women’s Music Festival Empowers and Enlightens

By Terrah Baker Big Bad Gina is anchored in women’s music festivals, especially since their success at the national festival in Kansas City, Mo., winning the overall competition; Followed by