Through Faith and Valor

When he entered the Centerton Community Center on June 14, Berryville resident Walter Noftsger had no idea what was in store for him. The 94-year-old World War II veteran was honored two weekends ago by becoming a recipient of a Quilt of Valor. The quilt was made by volunteers involved with Quilts of Valor, a … Continue reading Through Faith and Valor

Masters of Intrigue

Intrigue Theater is not a magic act. Nothing will magically disappear. No rabbits, doves or animals of any species will be pulled from a hat. There will be no "magic" cliches. It is, for lack of a better term, intriguing. The show opens with the entrance of what would seem to be the quintessential magician's … Continue reading Masters of Intrigue

Light up the Night

Cody Steussy was in second grade the first time he was raped. "We were out riding bikes when he asked me to come in and play his new Nintendo," Steussy said. "After we played for a while, he said I had to pay for it. That was the first time he assaulted me." For the … Continue reading Light up the Night

Life of Service

She was born at home in the midst of a snowstorm almost 90 years ago. Her father, a wheat farmer, had rushed from the family home to fetch the doctor, who was stuck on the icy road halfway to the house. The men arrived by horse and wagon just in time to deliver a baby … Continue reading Life of Service

Hunter’s Hope — Article 1

You wouldn’t know it by looking at him, but 18-year-old Hunter Phifer doesn’t feel well. “I really don’t know what it feels like to be any different,” Phifer said. “Right now I feel normal, for me. I get more tired than I used to. And I can’t really do what I want, but that’s pretty … Continue reading Hunter’s Hope — Article 1

On a High Note

A weekend shopping trip to the Northwest Arkansas Mall would not be the same without the peaceful melodies coming from the food court. Smack dab in the middle of the atrium sits 31-year-old James Miller, a Bentonville resident who has been delighting shoppers for almost eight years. Sitting close by the Baldwin piano are three … Continue reading On a High Note

Family TEAM

As they celebrate the beginning of 2014, Fayetteville residents Kym and Kevin Hannah will no doubt be looking back at the years gone by with humble joy. This Dec. 31, the usually unassuming couple will grandly celebrate the New Year alongside two foundations they helped create. The event will benefit TEAMworks, a local and international … Continue reading Family TEAM

From the Inside Out

The playwrights of “From the Inside Out” are a unique group of women. They are not professional storytellers. Neither do they hold degrees in creative writing. They are not composers, poets or painters. They are 12 women, clad in yellow, behind bars at Northwest Arkansas Community Correction Center. And tonight, their story is being heard. … Continue reading From the Inside Out