Feature: Inspiring Women

Talk to Stephanie Abernathy about her childhood, and it’s difficult to reconcile the tone of hope in her voice with the ugliness of her experiences. Photography by Cindy Momchilov   [pullquote]Photo above: Stephanie Abernathy, who is being honored for her volunteer work at the Benton County Children’s Advocacy Centers and First Lady Susan Hutchinson, the…

Feature: A Forgotten Population

Photography by Beth Hall and Janet Warlick   The Facts of the Matter [pullquote]Above Photo: Becky Shaffer (left) and Cassandra Webb at Saving Grace of Northwest Arkansas. Photograph by Beth Hall.[/pullquote] [dropcap]Caring[/dropcap] for the most vulnerable members of our society, namely children, is a challenging task. The Children’s Bureau, an office of the U.S. Department of…

Feature: Practical Printing

College of the Ouachitas opens largest print farm in the world and transforms lives. Photography by Sara Blancett Reeves   [dropcap]Spools[/dropcap] of brightly colored plastic filament slowly spun. The plastic melted and extruded in each of the three-dimensional, or 3-D, printers working away at the College of the Ouachitas (COTO) in Malvern, Arkansas. The filament…

Big Bass, Big Cash

Wouldn’t it be a dream to make a life-changing amount of money with a favorite hobby? Steve Scherrey of Conway, Ark., did just that.   [dropcap]He[/dropcap] is the first person to ever win the Annual Arkansas Big Bass Bonanza Fishing Tournament twice. In 2000 he won $100,000 and last year he won $50,000. This tournament…