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Making Ripples

An Affection for Alpacas

How about alpaca farming? It may seem quite unusual, but there are about 53,000 alpacas in the United States and many farms and breeders from Alaska to Florida.


Class is in Session

Ronnie K. Stephens will be the featured writer at the monthly meeting of the Ozarks Poets and Writers Collective, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24.


Time Keeps on Slippin’

The other day, I was browsing Target, piling way too many things into my cart as I want to do when I’m there, and I turned the corner and noticed a lot of bras and undies on display.

Advice Advice Goddess

Beak Experience

I recently started dating this new girl. I asked her whether her lips and boobs are real (and it turns out they are). However, I did call her out on


An Introduction to Organic Eating

It all began when I discovered an apple in my garage refrigerator that had been there since I’d moved in to the house nine months before.


How Environments Can Affect Pregnancies

Can you image the difference in how you’d feel if you were sitting by an open window during rush-hour traffic surrounded by buildings and concrete in the heat of the day?


Dance Troupe Shares African Rhythms

Kouakou Yao “Angelo,” the master drummer and dancer of Afrique Aya, surveyed the crowd at the Springdale Public Library — mostly families and children lying in wait for his next move.

Cover Story

Celebrating Fayetteville’s Black History

After several weeks of programs and events about the African-American experience in Fayetteville, a final celebration is planned to commence Feb. 22 at St. James Baptist Church in Fayetteville.

Advice Risa's Astrology

年节 Chinese New Year

This is the first week of Lent (purification, preparation) and according to the Luni-solar calendar, the Chinese Spring Festival/Lunar New Year of 2015 – Year of the Wood Sheep/Goat.

Legacy Archive

Why the Nonviolent Struggle in Syria Still Matters

A revolution that began in 2011 as a peaceful, grass roots, nonviolent protest of the undeniably oppressive Assad regime evolved into something that many Americans such as this writer simply declare as beyond understanding.