Never Give Up

By Dwain Hebda  Photography By Jamison Mosley   Lauren Coker Stringer made the short walk to the employee’s entrance at Arkansas Children’s, focusing on her steps, remembering to breathe.     She’d trained for this, of course, this calling to work the emergency department, considered by many the toughest of all nursing assignments. Already in…

The Fighter

By Lisa Fischer | Photos Provided By Kaden Peebles  Kaden Peebles was social distancing before social distancing was cool. For a 22-year-old who’s heard those dreaded words “you have cancer” three different times in five years, she has been wearing masks and gloves since 2015.   Peebles was a high school junior in a small…

New Days Ahead

It’s not quite in the rearview mirror, but at least the storm cloud of coronavirus is no longer overhead. Graduations were canceled (or in my son’s case, postponed); weddings were rescheduled, and we know what happened to businesses throughout the country. I said it two months ago, we are #bettertogether. We are all hoping we…

The Natural State of Things

By Matthew Milton    Nothing says Arkansas quite like a tall, cold glass of milk — right? What about biting down into the fruity goodness of a tomato? Or swingin’ your partner ‘round during a pre-pandemic square dance?    Doesn’t that sound like Arkansas to you? It should, because those are just a few of…

Back on the Menu

By Dustin Jayroe  Photos By Jamison Mosley   Katherine Eldridge sneaks away from the hustle and bustle of Doe’s Eat Place for a few moments of solitude. A restful sigh escapes her breath, shortly followed by a happier chuckle than she might have had for weeks. “We have about 15 different projects going on,” Eldridge…