Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism releases Native American Heritage Guide

A new publication from the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism illuminates the history of Native Americans in the state. “Native American Heritage in Arkansas,” produced in collaboration with the Arkansas History Commission, the Department of Arkansas Heritage and other partners, provides information on Arkansas’s Native American heritage sites, the tribes most prevalent in Arkansas,…

The Sweetest of Surprises!

Women’s Own Worth (W.O.W.) is making a huge impact in the lives of abuse survivors in our state. Photography by Becca Snider Tally   [dropcap]The[/dropcap] nonprofit’s mission is to “empower women to know their own worth” by providing services to women and families who have been victims of domestic violence or violent crime. Each day…

National Park Service Centennial: Arkansas sites range from historic to outdoor treasures

“There is nothing so American as our national parks…” — Franklin D. Roosevelt   January 2016 kicks off a year-long celebration of the National Park Service and its centennial anniversary as natural areas, historic monuments and other sites across the U.S. prepare to celebrate the occasion, which officially takes place Aug. 25, 2016. In Arkansas,…

Murder Mystery: Scott Jared

Scott Jared, Where Are You? Photographs by Janie Jones and courtesy of Pam Jared and Benjamin Jared This story originally appeared in AY’s March 2011 issue Top photo: A photo taken in the early 90’s of Scott Jared and his first wife Regina Perna.   [dropcap]Randy[/dropcap] Cossey, a county ranger for the Arkansas Forestry Commission…