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Laurinda Joenks

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VIDEO: Changing the story

UA archeology class uncovers 100 years of farm life

Breanna Wilbanks laid stretched out in the dirt, her head resting in her hand. It's not the typical pose of an archaeologist, but it was working for this college student.

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Building Bridges

Center offers safe place for children

Caitlyn Davis recalled visitation days at a Northwest Arkansas office of the Department of Human Services. Her three young cousins had been removed from the custody of their parents by DHS. The parents were allowed to visit the children only with a DHS official present to supervise.

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Rusted But Not Old

Siloam Springs artist uses unique medium

Joel Armstrong finds inspiration for his art in stories.

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Beyond the books

Fayetteville library dedicated to sustainability

The sun shone bright and hot last week, so the 20 or so students in the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute took shelter in the shadow of a giant solar panel on the roof of the Fayetteville Public Library.

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VIDEO: 'Becoming Greater'

Sunday school lessons derived from movie, life of Burlsworth

"Cheesecake." "Lunchbox." "Walk-on."

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Squirrels, Beware

Ray Wylie Hubbard to ‘Tell the Devil’ in Arkansas

I run over squirrel in Arkansas ...

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VIDEO: A place to find hope

Salvation Army welcomes guests to shelters

The Bentonville homeless shelter seemed empty last week, but some bunk beds in the men's bunk room were made with sheets and brown bed covers. In the women's section, a pair of shoes was left waiting under a locker, and a suitcase had been slipped under a bed.

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Rogers church celebrates 136 years, 20 in building

"I'm there every Sunday. I love being part of Central."

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Image, visible. God, invisible.

Sculpture from Spain commissioned for Siloam Springs church

Members of St. Mary Catholic Church in Siloam Springs might feel just a little bit closer to their Christ this week. The church unveils three sculptures that will be dear to the hearts of members.

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Don't go to the light!

Northwest Arkansas to experience 90 percent of eclipse

One of the greatest phenomena in the universe, a once-in-a-lifetime experience for many people, occurs Aug. 21. A full solar eclipse will track through the middle of the United States, just a few hours north in Missouri.

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