An Oasis in the Desert

An Oasis in the Desert

An Oasis in the Desert   There are hints, there are signs and then there are meteors that fall from the sky and hit you right between the eyes. Take for example, how Eddie and Katie Vansell of Van Buren first met. “There used to be this thing called Bridal Fest...
Soul Food

Soul Food

  Soul Food   Nate Walls stands before three large pans, a long-handled spoon in one hand and a clamshell foam plate in the other. “Let me fix you a plate,” he says to the visitor, slicing the nose of the spoon into a well of Brussels sprouts and sweet potato. He...
Papa Bear Hug

Papa Bear Hug

Papa Bear Hug   It was the hug heard – and seen – around the world; a grandfather embracing his grandsons, then ages nine and six, while disintegrating into tears. Caught on camera, the moment was shared across the country and around the world. “If you know my...
A Time for Every Purpose

A Time for Every Purpose

It’s rare these days to run into someone like Jerry Glidewell, who’s spent the entirety of his long career with a single organization. So rare, in fact, that it’s difficult to comprehend how lengthy of a stretch his forty-three years (longer if you count his working...

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