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August, 2017

  • 22 August

    Lennie Edwards – A Life of Seasons

    BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – At the right place at the right time. This phrase may be said about a football player who was in a good position to make a play, a baseball fan who caught their first foul ball, or a recent college graduate who stumbled upon a good job. So much of life is being in the right ...

  • 15 August

    Colby Singleton – Making Reading Fun

    BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – A child who reads will be an adult who thinks. Reading is more than just glancing at words on a page. Reading is about being educated, being transformed, and changing the way people think. Those who read are also normally the ones that lead. Colby Singleton, literacy teacher at Acorn, is teaching students to think and ...

  • 8 August

    Marty Caldwell- Serving Local Veterans

    BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – Ronald Reagan once said, “We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.” This quote is most certainly true and one that everyone can strive towards in order to make their community a better place. Marty Caldwell, member of the local Elks Lodge, fully embodies what it means to lend a helping hand. Marty has been ...

  • 1 August

    Carol Sickles – Bringing Smiles and Hope

    BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – The support of family and friends is always crucial to people’s success, knowing that you have somebody in your corner encouraging you can help you through the valleys. Experience tells us that life will be hard at points, there may come seasons that the valley seems darker and longer than the time spent on the mountain ...

July, 2017

  • 25 July

    Josh Bradford – Focusing on the Process

    BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – China. Africa. Vietnam. America. Each of these countries are different in more ways than somebody could count. The cultures aren’t the same, the languages aren’t similar. Someone from America would find it hard to go to Vietnam and speak the language and adapt to the culture perfectly. However, there is one thing that transcends cultures and ...

  • 18 July

    Carol Burns – Serving and Recognizing Veterans

    BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – Do you know what happens when you don’t take time to stop and remember? Things in the past and memories become vague and no longer important. President Harry S Truman once remarked, “Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have our undying gratitude. ...

  • 11 July

    Ashley Smith – Helping Make Connections

    BY LOGAN MCCOURNTEY – The ability to be able connect with people is a gift. To be able to walk into a room, make connections with people that leads to good conversation and then connect other people seems to be a gift that is all too lost in our world. More and more our ‘connecting’ is done through 140 characters ...

  • 5 July

    Chris Masters- A Life of Adventure

    BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – Adventure. It can be defined as participating in exciting and potentially hazardous undertakings. Life is an adventure, there are the moments that are most certainly exciting and some moments that take your breath away because they are so thrilling. For many, they would rather look back on their life and say, “I can’t believe I did ...

June, 2017

  • 27 June

    Michelle Boehler- Faithful Public Servant

    BY LOGAN MCCOURNTEY – Michelle Boehler, Administrative Assistant to Judge Jerry Ryan, was recently recognized by the Administrative Office of the Courts and Arkansas Trial Court Administrators Association for 25 years of service to the state of Arkansas. This, coming after she has worked during the tenure of three different judges in Polk County. Michelle grew up in Polk County ...

  • 20 June

    Reverend Donley Hesse – A Student of the Word

    BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – Martin Luther, one of the great men that led the protestant reformation 500 years ago, was wrapped up in ministering the Bible to those around him. He desired that the common man could know God through the Scriptures. He once said this about the Bible, “The Bible is alive, it speaks to me; it has feet, ...