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Finding Beauty in the Mistakes

Each piece of wood has a story. There are the years of growth shown through its rings, but a closer look might detail a broken limb or branch, or a split. “That’s what the wood shows,” Felix Maull said. “Its life.”

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The Wild Life with Cole & Jay

Want to learn about fishing? Have an urge to learn more about wildlife? Do you love snake videos on YouTube? There’s a local couple who might be just right for you.

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Fishing on the Fly: A Q&A with Jordan Case

Jordan Case’s love for the outdoors started as a young boy, catching catfish with his grandpa out of muddy cow ponds and never stopped growing. Now, he’s a fishing guide for Rouse Fly Fishing. We caught up with Jordan to ask him about the fishing options available in central Arkansas for kids, beginners and experienced fishers, as well as where to go based on what type of fish you’re looking to catch.

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A Long, Difficult Road to Truth

As snow fell outside his Menifee home in the early hours of Feb. 15, 2015, Ronnie Williams sat in his study, poring over documents he’d looked at hundreds of times before. It was the coroner’s inquest transcript that detailed his brother’s tragic, untimely death while in police custody some 55 years prior. But this morning, for some reason, Williams noticed things he’d never noticed before.

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Leo Cummings III Earns IOM Certification

Leo Cummings III, director of sales and membership engagement at the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce, received his Institute of Management certification on June 8 in Madison, Wisconsin.

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Rabbit Ridge Farms: Creating Community through Food and Agriculture

Through Rabbit Ridge Farms, owners Alan and Angela Mahan have set out to create community through food and agriculture. Their passions for being good stewards of the land, consuming locally sourced animal protein, and building relationships have converged to create a farm-to-table experience like no other. Spanning more than 200 acres in Rabbit Ridge, Arkansas, Rabbit Ridge Farms is a family farm that encourages visitors, something Alan admits is unconventional for most farmers.

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Mural Artist Jessica Jones Transforms Community Through Art

The last five years have been a little brighter and more interesting for the people of Conway thanks to a leap of faith from a local artist. “I think for a long time it was conveyed to me that art wasn’t a realistic career to approach,” said mural artist Jessica Jones. “Although it was something I was passionate about from the time I was a child, I never viewed it as something I should pursue with intention. So, it kind of happened organically.” Intentional or not, it did happen. This full-time artist with an unconventional career path has made her mark by creating beautiful art in unconventional places: electrical boxes, trails, tunnels, and large indoor and outdoor walls.

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Sharing Truth Through Writing

Writing a book was the furthest thing from Andrea Lennon’s mind. She had established a successful ministry through speaking. She even had a tagline that guided her instruction: know the truth, live the truth, and share the truth. But women at her events still had a similar refrain: We love your guidance and instruction. Where can we find this material outside the event?

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