Father, Daughter Enjoy Special Running Relationship

Posted: December 9, 2012 at 3:15 a.m.

Manuel Barnes and his daughter, Jessi Barnes, are both avid — and winning — runners.

Running has been a passion Manuel Barnes shared with friends and family for years, but that bond has taken a unique turn with his daughter, Jessi.

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Arvest Ballpark Serves As Haven For Byrom Fam...

Austin Byrom, 10, sits Tuesday at Arvest Ballpark in Springdale. The fifth-grader from Farmington was the subject of a 90-second video, which won the Northwest Arkansas Naturals’ video contest, held in conjunction with team’s fifth anniversary. The video features Austin and shows his love of baseball while coping with cystic fibrosis.

Like many boys his age, 10-year-old Austin Byrom of Farmington loves baseball. Read »

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Fencing As A Family

Elizabeth Kirk, left, competes in a fencing match at the Northwest Arkansas Fencing Center in Bentonville. The Kirk family, which also includes Elizabeth’s 15-year-old twin sister, Olivia, operates the center, which currently has about 75 fencers.

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