Murder Mystery: Gary Lynn Mullinax

A Daughter’s Plea: Help Me Find My Father Photographs courtesy of Amy Mullinax Whitcomb | Originally appeared in AY‘s July 2011 issue.   [dropcap]Until[/dropcap] this March, the 1978 disappearance of Anthony Ross Allen from Fort Smith was the oldest Arkansas case listed with online databases, such as the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs)…

Good Will: Everyday Miracles

The American Childhood Cancer Organization of Arkansas works to help benefit the lives of young people like the resilient Elijah Talley. Photography by Sara Edwards Neal   [dropcap]When[/dropcap] it comes to cancer, the best line of defense is usually prevention and early detection, but that is not always possible when the patient is a child.…

Final Thought

One day in May, my wife Julie held out her phone, saying there was something she wanted me to see. TOP PHOTO: Shady trails offer some relief for summer runners, but a daydreamer could be in for a surprise. Photo by Sonny Rhodes   [dropcap]It[/dropcap] was a video of a fellow taking his first steps…

Feature: 2016 AY’s Powerful Men

AY’s 2016 Powerful Men have benefited their communities through their dedication, innovation and a good amount of sweat equity. Photography by Sara Edwards Neal, Cindy Momchilov and Janet Warlick   [dropcap]While[/dropcap] they serve our state in high-profile positions, oftentimes their service and philanthropic work is performed quietly and without ceremony. So it is our privilege…

Historical Gems: History of the Arkansas Traveler

For some 75 years, well-known visitors to Arkansas — presidents, preachers, actors, athletes, poets and singers, among many others — have been awarded Arkansas Traveler certificates. Above photo: Currier & Ives print of Edward Payson Washbourne’s painting Arkansas Traveler; circa 1870. (Courtesy of Butler Center for Arkansas Studies)   [dropcap]This[/dropcap] anniversary offers an opportunity to…

Good Will: A Legacy of Service

The Junior League of Little Rock (JLLR) is a tour de force when it comes to voluntarism. This year alone, League volunteers have worked more than 30,000 hours on community service projects, and with nearly 1,200 members, the nonprofit keeps picking up steam. Photography by Cindy Momchilov   The League’s mission has always been the…