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Laurinda Joenks

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Route OK’d for parkway extension

Residents voice concerns about drainage, safety

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.

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Tyson returns to roots after renovating original headquarters

Springdale company renovates original headquarters

John 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.

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Iconic Times Two

Old Crow Medicine Show reimagines Dylan

Bob 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.

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And the Oscar goes to...

Local children foil kidnappers in 1937 films

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

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Luther nailed it

Act 500 years ago started Protestant Reformation

"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.

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Tombstones talking

Taphophile enjoys time spent in cemeteries

"I'd rather be in a cemetery," said Abby Burnett of rural Kingston. "I talk tombstones. They are my people."

25 years later

Students remember rocky road home

Twenty-five years. A quarter of a century. Two and a half decades. No matter how you frame it, it deceives you by sounding like a long time.

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Can't go wrong

Hikers share favorite locales for fall color

"You can't go wrong in Northwest Arkansas," said Jan Casebere of Bella Vista. A member of the Hill 'N Dale Hiking Club, Casebere joined the group's "trail boss," Bev Munstermann, last week on her front porch outside of Jane, Mo. They were sharing places where they've experienced the Ozarks' beautiful fall foliage on their hikes.

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Operation Christmas Child

Orphan remembers own shoe box of hope

It all started with a yo-yo and a box full of hope.

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VIDEO: Front row seat

B-29 bomber crewmen share history from World War II

She squeaked and squalled, bumped and lurched. But Fifi, with the pull of Betty, Rita, Mitzie and Ingrid, made it off of the ground. Not bad for a 72-year-old.

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