Top 5 Events in July

1. Journey & Def Leppard July 7 – 7 p.m. Verizon Arena Tickets start at $49.50 Known for their 1980s rock anthems, these two American and British rock ‘n’ roll icons have sold more than 150 million records combined. 2. Janet Jackson – State of the World Tour July 13 – 6:30 p.m. Walmart AMP…

Lisa Fischer: The Next Chapter

Photography by Jamison Mosley It all started her freshman year in high school when she was on the high school newspaper staff. That was a natural segue to her senior year, when she was named editor. Lisa Fischer has always liked to communicate through the written word. The spoken word is where she might be…

From Our Publisher: Much to Celebrate

In July, there’s a lot to celebrate. First and foremost, it’s the time of year in which we celebrate our country’s independence and the sacrifices our founding fathers made many years ago to ensure that we all have the right to live free. From the time the Declaration of Independence was signed until today, a…

Arkansas Backstories: Turkey Scratch

By Joe David Rice Over in East Arkansas, about halfway between Helena and Stuttgart, is a community known as Turkey Scratch. Straddling the Phillips-Lee county line, the unincorporated settlement is what my father would charitably call “a wide spot in the road.” Turkey Scratch has no post office, but visitors will spot a church, a…

Memory Care

By Tracy Courage Memory loss can be a normal part of aging. But when it interferes with daily living, it may be a sign of something more severe. With more awareness of Alzheimer’s and dementia-related diseases, more people are now seeking medical help. “Anytime that you are concerned about memory loss, it’s not inappropriate to…

Take Me Out to the Ballgame

Story and Photography by Caleb Talley For generations, baseball has held a special place in American lore. The ballpark – whether a patch of grass or a 50,000-seat stadium – has been woven into the fabric of our culture since the turn of the 20th century. In 1945, social commentator Jacques Barzun wrote, “Whoever wants…

El Dorado’s Renaissance

By Mel White | Photography by James Smith Readers of the El Dorado Sunday News on Sept. 29, 1929, couldn’t miss the double-page announcement for the opening of the $250,000 Rialto Theatre, a vaudeville venue with 1,400 seats, the latest in fireproof construction and the “Most Expensive and Perfect Sound Equipment in the World.” The Rialto’s owners…