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Posted By: Jack Swink

Can you imagine driving by and seeing the sign, "Welcome to Coral Bay!"  No, you're not in Parrot Island or Flamingo Falls, but Fort Smith.

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 10:39pm
Posted By: Patricia Brown

It is that season when everyone is talking turkey as in Thanksgiving turkey dinner and all the trimmings.  It's all about the food until we take pause and think about the good people in our lives.  That is when the true meaning of thanksgiving should creep into the middle of our heads and hearts

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 12:13pm
Posted By: NEWFortSmith

NEW is collecting canned goods and dry box goods for the Girls Shelter of Fort Smith, Inc. so that we can stock their food pantry and free up valuable monies that can be spent on meat and other fresh food items.

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 4:44pm
Posted By: Eureka Springs

Families looking for an old-fashioned, slow paced holiday experience can find what they're looking for in the historic Victorian Village of Eureka Springs, Arkansas.   Residents share the warmth of a small-town Christmas with visitors through the many holiday events and activities.

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 1:48pm

In conjunction with the River Valley Regional Food Bank and the Northwest Arkansas Food Bank in Bethel Heights, AR, 40/29TV and The Arkansas CW is once again conducting the Feeding Hope Turkey Drive

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 11:41am
Posted By: Jack Swink

Why force the hardworking taxpayer to pay additional taxation?  How much have the taxpayers been forced to donate to a supposedly private funded Marshal's Museum?  Didn't the taxpayers of Fort Smith endure 3 water and sewer rate increases within a 4 year period, only to have the city turn around

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 9:49am
Posted By: Hairsto

Youth Bridge to host another Starry Night

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 1:05pm
Posted By: Patricia Brown

We are all terminal. That is the dead truth.

My family is full of pranksters. You never know if someone is teasing or telling the truth. We frequently ask each other, "Is that the dead truth?" Non-sugar coated facts = the death truth. 

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 12:58pm
Posted By: Jack Swink

As the article states, "the city may have seen a victory last week with the dismissal of a AFOIA lawsuit."  However, I still feel the citizens of Fort Smith have been denied, "access to information", and "transparency in government."  Why should there even be a question of clarity when the public

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 8:10am
Posted By: Eureka Springs

Zombie makeup and fake blood is all the rage on the evening of Saturday, November 1, 2014, when Eureka Springs experiences its 3rd Annual Zombie Crawl & Day of the Dead Parade.

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 2:38pm
Posted By: jfrederiksen

It’s a big week for UAFS athletics as the volleyball regular season begins to wind down and the start of preseason basketball practice arrives.

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 10:44am
Posted By: Patricia Brown

"How long do I have to live?" 

The reply was, "You have months if the radiation therapy doesn't work." Imagine the feeling of hearing those words. I don't have to imagine, I've lived it. 

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 9:38am
Posted By: Eureka Springs

The 67th Annual Original Ozark Folk Festival will be held from October 8 - 11 in historic Eureka Springs, Arkansas.  The Original Ozark Folk Festival has been held every year since 1948; making it the longest consecutively held annual folk festival in America.

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 9:06am
Posted By: Jack Swink

You hear the term "quality of life", thrown around quite a bit today by public officials.  I was reading comments by a local police officer on Facebook and it made me think, who should determine one's quality of life?  The policeman's comments didn't only raise a question, but many questions abou

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 8:52am
Posted By: The Yarn Whisper

I am known as The Yarn Whisper

I am bringing  knitting, crochet, embrodiery, needle point, cross stitch, ect...classes to Fort Smith Surrounding areas

Classes are $25.00 each for adults  $10 for Children  repeats $12.00 and $5.00

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 4:12pm
Posted By: Patricia Brown

Is love that warm feeling a person has about another person? According to the Bible, love is caring in action. Love isn't what we feel, but what we do.  Love is a decision not a feeling.  Ponder on that for a few minutes. 

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 10:42am
Posted By: Eureka Springs


Thu, 09/04/2014 - 1:42pm
Posted By: Jack Swink

I discontinued my paper subscription last November, but I have "Liked" the SWTR on my Facebook page and therefore receive headlines and articles of interest.  The latest such article of interest was about our City Administrator pushing for employee pay raises in 2015.  According to the 2014 City

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 10:15am
Posted By: Patricia Brown

People asked me almost daily, how do I fight cancer with such an amazing attitude? That question got me to thinking.

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:37pm
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