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Laurinda Joenks

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Progressive Thinkers

Wife of Fort Smith Judge Helped Establish Community

Subscriber onlyHistory remembers the border between Arkansas and the Indian Territory as a wild and woolly place, with "Hanging Judge" Isaac C. Parker adjudicating federal cases in the Western District of Arkansas from his courtroom in Fort Smith. Certainly, it was not a place fit for a woman of breeding. Continue reading...

Commentary: Croaks Of Frogs Lure Volunteers To Museum, Local Wetland

Subscriber onlyFrogs and toads might just be the "canary in the coal mine," Krohn elaborated. Frogs are an indicator species for the environment, and healthy populations mean a healthy environment. Continue reading...

Progressive Thinkers Come To Life In Wild West

Subscriber onlyHistory remembers the border between Arkansas and the Indian Territory as a wild and woolly place, with “Hanging Judge” Isaac C. Parker adjudicating federal cases in the Western District of Arkansas from his courtroom in Fort Smith. Certainly, it was not a place fit for a woman of breeding. Continue reading...

Commentary: Wheels On The Bus Go 'Round And 'Round

Riders Rely On Region's Public Transportation

Subscriber only"If it wasn't for these buses, a lot of people would have to be walking ... for quite a while." Continue reading...

Cowboy cause

Rodeo raises money for agriculture scholarships

Subscriber onlyMore than a dozen high school graduates in Northwest Arkansas will get a little leg up for their studies of agriculture thanks to the Benevolent Amusement Foundation, the charitable arm of the Rodeo of the Ozarks. The annual Denim and Diamonds gala March 8 raised $27,000, dedicated for that support. Continue reading...

Gone To War

Arkansans remembered for defense of Texas...

Subscriber onlyFor years, Arkansas and Texas have battled each other via college athletics, and the grip of generations of animosity still exists. But Arkansans came to Texas' defense during the Mexican War, 1846 to 1848 (also referred to as the Mexican-American War or the U.S. Mexican War). Continue reading...

Commentary: Ozark Regional Transit Stands Out Amid The Congestion

Subscriber onlyOzark Regional Transit carried more than 300,000 passengers in 2013, and there's a reason. This Northwest Arkansas bus service is top rate. A trip Tuesday proved it. Continue reading...

Knows the drill

Springdale dentist takes big bite out of community

Subscriber onlyI love dentistry," said Springdale dentist Charles "Al" Hanby. And because of that, he can't just retire. Continue reading...

Stations of the Cross

Christians Reflect on Jesus’ Pain, Humiliation, Death...

Subscriber onlyThe Rev. Lowell Grisham of Fayetteville walked in the footsteps of Jesus. Continue reading...

In Case of Fire

Historic maps allow peek into a community’s past...

Subscriber onlyRogers, Arkansas, 1896, was a very different place than the city today. Continue reading...

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