Feature: UALR Trail Honors Political & Legal Champions

This month, 14 African Americans will be celebrated for their roles as trailblazers of civil and equal rights. Photograph by Ashlee Nobel   [dropcap]The[/dropcap] late African American newspaper publisher and native Arkansan Daisy Bates, whose home served as headquarters for civil rights activists during the 1957 Little Rock Central High School integration crisis, famously noted,…

Arkansas Woman of Inspiration Luncheon

The inaugural Arkansas Woman of Inspiration luncheon benefitting the Children’s Advocacy Centers (CAC) was held today. Shayla Copas and Sara Massana served as co-chairs for the event. The style show featured fashions from Barbara Jean LTD. Honored with the Blue Ribbon Award was Stephanie Abernathy of NWA, a dedicated volunteer with Benton County CAC. CAC’s…

Cello, Music Lovers! Arkansas Symphony Orchestra’s $7 Million Fundraising Campaign Will Be Music to Your Ears

Arkansas Symphony Orchestra (ASO) announced today, Oct. 22, the “Orchestrating the Future” fundraising campaign, which has already raised $4.9 million in support of professional music and educational programs for Arkansans today and tomorrow. Through this three-year fundraising campaign, which officially began in 2014, the ASO will raise a total of $7 million. “With the help of the…

October is Domestic Awareness Month

25% … that’s 1 in 4 … women experience domestic violence in their lifetimes. Each year, 1,300 deaths occur as a result of domestic violence.* Photography by Becca Snider Tally   [dropcap]Startling[/dropcap] and heartbreaking isn’t it? Each year, Americans — male and female, rich and poor, white, black, brown — experience 2 million injuries as…

Meet Red Road Woodworks

By the time we’re trundling up highway 65, through the foothills of the Ozarks towards Leslie, AR, I feel like Jordan Archote and I are old friends. She’s Brad Archote’s daughter and, along with her sister Cetan and friend Adrienne Freeman, has now taken over Red Road Woodworks after her father passed away in 2014.…

From Prison to Management … How Goodwill Helped Me Get My Life on Track: A Q&A with Sarah Pine

  Sarah Pine is the 2012 Graduate of the Year after completing Goodwill’s Transitional Employment Opportunity program. Q: When did you first start working for Goodwill?    A: December will mark my 5-year anniversary with Goodwill. Five years ago, I was fresh out of prison and had trouble finding a job because very few employers wanted…