Health: Communication is Key

A healthy sex life is all about communication.   [dropcap]word[/dropcap]Many times, even in the most secure relationships, sex can be a difficult subject to discuss. But to facilitate a healthy sex life, communication and mutual respect are crucial. “Both partners’ needs should be met in a respectful way,” said Fred Wyand, director of communications at…

Good Will: Keeping the Arts Alive

Children who partake in the arts experience many benefits. Not only does this participation instill confidence, but being involved in the arts also improves a child’s cognitive learning, decision-making, math and motor skills and offers outlets for positive self-expression. Photography courtesy of Janet Warlick   [dropcap]With[/dropcap] public school budget cuts, unfortunately, arts programs often are…

Art Scene: Corporate Meets Art

The Arkansas Capital Corporation Group is investing in the arts. Photography courtesy of the artists   [dropcap]The[/dropcap] Arkansas Capital Corporation Group (ACCG) has, since 1957, been in the business of helping business. “We are a nonprofit economic development and financing organization that helps with expansions and startups in Arkansas,” said Al Hodge, the company’s executive…

Feature: Practical Printing

College of the Ouachitas opens largest print farm in the world and transforms lives. Photography by Sara Blancett Reeves   [dropcap]Spools[/dropcap] of brightly colored plastic filament slowly spun. The plastic melted and extruded in each of the three-dimensional, or 3-D, printers working away at the College of the Ouachitas (COTO) in Malvern, Arkansas. The filament…

Big Bass, Big Cash

Wouldn’t it be a dream to make a life-changing amount of money with a favorite hobby? Steve Scherrey of Conway, Ark., did just that.   [dropcap]He[/dropcap] is the first person to ever win the Annual Arkansas Big Bass Bonanza Fishing Tournament twice. In 2000 he won $100,000 and last year he won $50,000. This tournament…