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A Thorny Thicket

Last year I was deep in the process of cataloging the Ada Lee Smith Shook (1928-2009) Collection. Ada Lee’s ancestors were among the first to settle in Northwest Arkansas. I worked up a very basic family tree,

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Plowing New Ground

Professional development opportunities and conferences are opportunities to not only network with colleagues from across the country, but in some cases around the world. Recently education

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Chasing Wild Geese

My curiosity has been piqued lately. Want to chase a few wild geese with me? Wild Goose #1. Rev. John E. King brought in two wonderful panoramic photos of a church and congregation

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Going to Canaan

Last week my job took me to Marshall High School over in Searcy County. There I spoke to students about the life of folk artist and Searcy County native Essie Ward. Afterwards, I paid a visit to Canaan

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