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Carin Schoppmeyer

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'You are worth protecting'

Saving Grace raises money to help raise young women

Subscriber onlyThe Butterflies and Blooms luncheon was bursting at the seams with some 1,400 guests attending the sixth annual benefit for Saving Grace of Northwest Arkansas, helping raise approximately $100,000. Continue reading...

Groups mark milestones

LifeSource serves 55,000 annually

Subscriber onlyThe men of Xi Chapter of Kappa Sigma celebrated 125 years on the University of Arkansas campus with three days of events April 23-26 in Fayetteville. Continue reading...

Kessler kicks up support

Center pays it forward

Subscriber onlyThe Pay It Forward Celebration on April 19 meant a $40,000 payday for the Northwest Arkansas Free Health Clinic. Some 150 supporters joined the nonprofit organization for the benefit dinner at Mermaids Seafood Restaurant in Fayetteville. Continue reading...

Towers takes theatrical turn

Woodward visits area

Subscriber onlyApril 10 found me making the rounds on the Fayetteville downtown square for three concurrent events. Continue reading...

Wine, roses, art help cancer patients

Subscriber onlyThe Donald W. Reynolds Cancer Support House in Fort Smith will open its doors April 25 for the 21st annual Wine and Roses benefit. Continue reading...

Groups laud leaders

Subscriber onlyWomen's groups in Washington County gathered together for the 17th annual Women's History Month banquet March 30 at The Chancellor Hotel in Fayetteville. The evening was an opportunity to laud four local leaders as Washington County Women in History. Continue reading...

Bags for Books gives boost

Life Styles celebrates

Subscriber onlyBags for Books on March 10 at the John Q. Hammons Center in Rogers gave a boost to Dolly Parton's Imagination Library in Northwest Arkansas. Continue reading...

Reba rocks for children's shelter

Foundation wields Power of the Purse

Subscriber onlyReba McEntire helped the Northwest Arkansas Children's Shelter draw a sold-out crowd of more than 1,300 fans and shelter supporters for the annual Starlight Gala on March 7 at the John Q. Hammons Center in Rogers. The mega-star's special performance at the fundraiser was sponsored by General Mills and helped the shelter net some $480,000. Continue reading...

Gala goes country chic

Subscriber onlyThe Sunshine School and Development Center is inviting supporters to get “country chic” for the nonprofit organization’s annual Sunshine Gala. The benefit, set for April 11, will return to Horton Farms in Gravette for a third year. Continue reading...

Symphony marks milestone

Competition heats up cold day

Subscriber onlySnow on the ground and predicted ice to follow did nothing to chill support for the 10th annual Chilirhea benefit Feb. 28 at the Fayetteville Town Center. Continue reading...

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Kalie Hollis, Girls on the Run scholarship recipient (second from left), is joined by her parents Ki...

Kalie Hollis, Girls on the Run scholarship recipient (second from left), is joined by her parents Kimbra Dearing and Travis Hollis...

Published: April 19, 2015

Chuck and Suzy Fehlig, from left, and Biffy Fletcher and Luke Briggs help support the American Heart...

Chuck and Suzy Fehlig, from left, and Biffy Fletcher and Luke Briggs help support the American Heart Association at Paint the Town...

Published: February 1, 2015

Asa Hutchinson III, from left, Dave and Sarah Wengel, Gov. Asa Hutchinson and wife Susan and Nubia a...

Asa Hutchinson III, from left, Dave and Sarah Wengel, Gov. Asa Hutchinson and wife Susan and Nubia and John Hutchinson stand for a...

Published: January 18, 2015

Don and JoAnn Soderquist, from right, are joined by family members and friends, Kai Togami, from lef...

Don and JoAnn Soderquist, from right, are joined by family members and friends, Kai Togami, from left, Rollin Ford, Thomas and Pai...

Published: December 21, 2014

Hosts Jon and Joanie Dyer, from left, with Dr. Stan Bradley, medical director of Washington Regional...

Hosts Jon and Joanie Dyer, from left, with Dr. Stan Bradley, medical director of Washington Regional Hospice, welcome guests to th...

Published: November 11, 2012

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