Talk Tuesday

A History in Halloween

Halloween, as we know it today, is a delightful blend of ancient traditions and more recent cultural influences. Its history is a fascinating journey through time, filled with spooky tales, colorful customs, and a dash of magic. … The origins of Halloween can be traced back over 2,000 years to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, which was celebrated in what is now Ireland, the United Kingdom, and northern France. Samhain marked the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter.

Fighting Opioid Addiction in Arkansas

The opioid crisis has had a widespread and destructive impact on Arkansas. Individuals have struggled to overcome addiction and communities have invested in treatment and recovery to break the cycle of dependence, giving families hope in the fight against opioid abuse. … Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid, is now the number one cause of overdose deaths in our state. Federal, state, and local leaders are implementing a wide range of strategies to combat this devastating reality.

An Anti-Aging Secret In The Blood Can Restore Youth To Old Brains

The anti-aging hormone klotho has been studied for years, as well as infusions of young blood and exercise, each helping to improve brain function in older mice, but scientists don’t know exactly why. Now working in collaboration, researchers from UC San Francisco and the University of Queensland have identified platelet factor 4 (PF4) as a common denominator behind all three. Their findings have been published in a trio of papers appearing in Nature , Nature Aging , and Nature Communications .

Remember Me with Joy

One out of four could be a statistic that points to many different things, but in this instance, it is the statistic that is a measure for the number of pregnancies that end in loss. ( So many of these families have not shared that news with friends or family. Often, they may not share because they feel the awkward silence or responses may be more than they can handle. … Fearfully and Wonderfully Made is a nonprofit ministry that supports families with babies in the NICU. In 2022, an extension ministry was created to step into the space of pregnancy and infant loss.

Gayble Moss Memorial Golf and Tennis Tournament 2023

On June 11, 2010, my world came crashing down. … The unexpected happened to my family, along with several other families in the surrounding area. I had always heard of horrible things happening to others, but I never imagined that my family would be a part of such a story. On that day, we lost Gayble, our seven-year-old spunky, fun, loving daughter, in an unexpected, horrific flood at Camp Albert Pike. The first year after this devastating event occurred was a blur for me. I recall just trying to survive one day at a time.

The Light Through the Leaves Book Review

In this day and age, it’s not easy to get six people to come together and agree on a good book or many other things for that matter, but when my book club met in August, we all agreed that The Light Through The Leaves by Glendy Venderah was a club favorite. We had a hard time putting this one down and could not wait to discuss it.

More Than a Game

Sports Teach Lifelong Lessons … This is an exciting time of year filled with hope and promise as students begin a new school year. It’s also a season that brings people together to cheer on their favorite football team. There is something unique about the enthusiasm for the sport that shapes the identity of schools, communities and fans. Like many Arkansans, I know firsthand how athletics builds character and teaches lifelong lessons that extend beyond the field. … Growing up in Fort Smith, I looked up to Razorback players and coaches and watched games on Saturdays.

Football Fashion

Dressing up for gamedays can have a significant impact. Though others may disagree, Friday night lights showcase your style perfectly. Preparing for these events is thrilling. … It's no secret that women of all ages eagerly anticipate gamedays on Fridays or Saturdays for college games. It's a time when we carefully consider our outfits for the occasion. … Football enthusiasts have a well-established practice of adorning themselves in distinctive attire during games to display their adoration for the sport and their team.

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