The Ikarus Youth Outreach Program Is Paving a Path for The Future

The Ikarus Youth Outreach Program is a leadership program focussed on education, community service, culture, and health. Their mission statement is simple: “ Train our leaders of tomorrow for their role in society.” The program’s goals are to “ Prepare young men (particularly those of color) for leadership roles in society, obtain 100% high school…

Arkansas Backstories: Elvis

By Joe David Rice Elvis Aaron Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi, and later claimed Memphis, Tennessee, as home. But in the early days of his career, when he was still a mere prince rather than the King, Presley spent a surprising amount of time on Arkansas stages — usually in the eastern and southern…

Blue Ribbon Bash 2018

The Rockin’ Blue Ribbon Bash 2018 will be a night of blue ribbons and jazz. This is the signature annual fundraising event benefiting the Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation. This year it will be held September 6, at Chenal Country Club. The Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation was founded in 2000 by six community leaders, who are…

Susan Hickingbotham Named 2019 Woman of the Year

Women & Children First have selected Susan Hickingbotham as its 2019 Woman of the Year. Choosing Susan Hickingbotham for the 2019 Woman of the Year was a “no brainer” for the organization, said Natalie Rockefeller, co-chair of the event. “She is a previous WCF Board Member. She’s volunteered in our Gentle Jungle (daycare) reading to…

2018 Arkansas Women’s Hall of Fame

The Arkansas Women’s Hall of Fame, founded in 2014, is a nonprofit, volunteer organization that honors and celebrates the significant contributions of past and present Arkansas women. In order to be nominated and inducted into the Arkansas Women’s Hall of Fame the women must: Be a current or former Arkansas resident Have made significant and…

ROXing the State of Arkansas

By Kristy Alpert | Photography by Jamison Mosley They say family history has a way of repeating itself. Fortunately for Herren Hickingbotham, his family has a history of good taste. The Arkansas native was in his early 20s when his father famously made the trip to a Neiman Marcus store in Dallas where he was finally…

Buffalo Outdoor Center

By Mel White Mike Mills and his wife, Rhonda, live on the crest of a hilltop near the Newton County community of Ponca, where the view from their picture window surely must rank among the best in Arkansas. Their personal panorama takes in the Buffalo River’s legendary 500-foot-high Big Bluff and stretches eastward to mountains…