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Eureka Springs celebrates with ‘stroll’ past historic homes

Subscriber onlyDr. Alvah Jackson discovered the "healing" springs in 1856, but history records Eureka Springs as formally founded on July 4, 1879, when Levi Best Saunders built the first house. Continue reading...

Cowboy tough: Head injuries 'part of it,' cowboys say

Subscriber onlySpeckled Buck was not kind to Markus Mariluch on Wednesday night. The 2-ton bull sent the Daingerfield, Texas, cowboy flying. Mariluch hit his head, sat upright but unconscious for about 3 seconds and fell to the floor of Parsons Stadium in Springdale. Continue reading...

Trick roper presents physics lesson

Rodeo performer presents physics lesson

Subscriber onlyRider Kiesner is a four-time world champion trick roper and a two-time world champion gun spinner. He's also a master at cracking the bull whip. Continue reading...

Wagon masters deliver guests on Springdale's rodeo's stagecoach

Wagon masters deliver guests on rodeo’s stagecoach

Subscriber onlyTonto Shepherd sits atop the Rodeo of the Ozarks stagecoach, with his wife Beverly riding shotgun. He guides a pair of horses onto the floor of Parsons Stadium in Springdale. The outfit, with honored guests of the rodeo in the stage, runs a quick loop around the arena. Continue reading...

Selfless summer: Springdale students give back to community

Subscriber onlyThe students' hands kept going up. Student after student asked for help. They were trying to understand exponential functions a couple weeks ago in a summer school class for ninth-grade math -- Algebra I -- at Central Junior High School in Springdale. Continue reading...

Springdale man rides in 56th rodeo parade today

Subscriber onlyThis ain't Lonnie Horn's first rodeo. The Springdale man will point his horse west today and ride along Emma Avenue in his 56th rodeo parade. Continue reading...

Roper brings his tricks to Rodeo of the Ozarks

Roper brings his tricks to Rodeo of the Ozarks

Subscriber onlyRider Kiesner put the video games aside. Continue reading...

Airplane enthusiasts fly in to Fayetteville for annual convention

Airplane enthusiasts fly in to Fayetteville for annual convention

Subscriber onlyFayetteville residents get not only a fly-by, but a fly-in, next week. Continue reading...

Local pastor overcomes obstacles

Local pastor overcomes obstacles

Subscriber onlyAbout 500 contestants are expected to "wallow in the mud with other swine, sows and pork lovers" today during the Pig Trail Mud Run in Elm Springs. Continue reading...

New book tells story of Van Buren through photographs

Subscriber onlyTom Wing knows Van Buren. Continue reading...

Fort Smith Rotary celebrates 100 years of service

Fort Smith Rotary Club celebrates 50 years of service

Subscriber only"Rotary is a service organization which seeks to do things for the local community, as well as around the world," explained Gary Campbell, currently serving on the board of the Fort Smith club. Continue reading...

Burn, baby, burn

Ashes, ashes, it all burned down

Subscriber onlyMy kids' education just went up in smoke -- again. Friday was their last day in school, so this weekend we held the annual end-of-school bonfire. Other than Christmas and birthdays, it's the one day of the year the kids look forward to most. Continue reading...

Springdale Advent

Church celebrates 103 years of history

Subscriber onlyIn June 1844, a freight train rolled into Springdale, population 500. Among the unloaded freight were two tents from Michigan -- a 40-foot circular tent and a small family tent. Dr. D.A. Wellman and his wife and J.W. Scoles and his wife had already arrived from Battle Creek, Mich. Continue reading...

True Islam: Muslim community works to introduce principles of faith

Muslim community works to introduce principles of faith

Subscriber onlyThe violent narrative of groups such as ISIS and the Taliban thrives on ignorance of Islam, said Qasim Rashid, a lawyer and spokesman for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. Continue reading...

Local Girl Scout troop active with Marshallese members

Subscriber onlyMy mom gave me a nickle. Continue reading...

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