Laurinda Joenks

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Dysfunctional Family Fun

Robert Earl Keen back for funnier side of season

Subscriber only... Carve the turkey, Continue reading...

Fixed for the Holiday

Fundraising campaign helps Spay Arkansas

Subscriber onlyGrace is a sweet black cat, literally thrown from a car when the feline was just 4 1/2 weeks old, said Grace's owner, Kim Lanier of Booneville. Continue reading...

Commission supports proposed developments for Springdale

Subscriber onlyNew development in west Springdale will enhance further a quality of life that already is improving for the city's residents, said Mayor Doug Sprouse on Tuesday. Continue reading...

Springdale seeks to improve downtown flood drainage

Subscriber onlyCurrent drainage infrastructure in downtown Springdale would not accommodate that "100-year, 24-hour FEMA flood," Brad Baldwin, the city's director of engineering, told the Springdale City Council on Tuesday night. Council members asked him to develop plans and return to the council with a cost for solving the problem. Continue reading...

Springdale City Council moves bond issue to ballot

Subscriber only A new criminal justice center, animal shelter, fire stations, park facilities might be in the future for the city if residents approve a $2 million bond issue. The City Council voted 8-0 Tuesday night to put the question before the voters in a special election Feb. 13. Continue reading...

Route OK’d for parkway extension

Residents voice concerns about drainage, safety

Subscriber only Residents near a western expansion of Don Tyson Parkway voiced concerns about drainage, safety and noise along the route approved Tuesday night by the City Council. Continue reading...

Tyson returns to roots after renovating original headquarters

Springdale company renovates original headquarters

Subscriber onlyJohn Tyson got a lesson about lumber last week -- reclaimed wood accents most spaces in the new Tyson Emma office, which will open in downtown Springdale with a private ribbon cutting Tuesday. Continue reading...

Iconic Times Two

Old Crow Medicine Show reimagines Dylan

Subscriber onlyBob Dylan has been an influential figure in popular music and culture for more than five decades. Today, his work is considered "roots music" -- with a mix of folk, blues, country, gospel, rock 'n' roll, rockabilly and more. Much of Dylan's celebrated work dates from the 1960s, when he became a reluctant "voice of a generation," writing songs that became anthems for the Civil Rights Movement and anti-war movement, according to Rolling Stone magazine. Continue reading...

And the Oscar goes to...

Local children foil kidnappers in 1937 films

Subscriber only"Gee, I wouldn't want to be her," uttered 10-year-old Rhea Seagraves. Continue reading...

Luther nailed it

Act 500 years ago started Protestant Reformation

Subscriber only"On Oct. 31, 1517, an Augustinian monk walked outside his parish, where he served willingly, and nailed 95 statements to the church door to start collegial conversation with the Roman Catholic Church about the church's errors. Continue reading...

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