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Local designer crafts hobby into mission
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Local designer crafts hobby into mission

The children’s clothing industry thrives in downtown Siloam Springs. Heather Lanker founded Heather Hill Clothing is a retail company that caters to girls from the ages of two to seven. More than 10 years ago, Heather had a vision of the potential for kids clothing. This vision prompted Lanker to […]

Kenyan-inspired boutique reaches NWA
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Kenyan-inspired boutique reaches NWA

Stepping over the threshold of Beautiful Lives Boutique, customers are greeted warmly by two women passionately informing customers about the organization’s outreach while inviting them to peruse the various rooms full of vibrant clothing. On Oct. 7, the non-profit thrift store celebrated its one-year anniversary of providing for women and […]

Countries searching for independence
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Countries searching for independence

As Catalonia opened the ballots for an independence referendum, Spain’s central government in Madrid ruled the exercise as unconstitutional and sent police forces to disperse the voters and close the voting centers. Catalonia, an autonomous region within Spain, has its own language, its own culture and its own government, parliament […]

Community garden plants its roots
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Community garden plants its roots

Tucked away behind the quaint white Episcopal Church on Mount Olive Street, the Community Garden in Siloam Springs keeps its gate open wide for members all around the city. With 15 raised beds, the garden provides fresh produce at no cost for anyone who is in need. “The goal of […]

Northwest Arkansas feels population boom
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Northwest Arkansas feels population boom

Northwest Arkansas is brimming with strip malls, half-built bridges and near-constant road work. What started out as a small area of 5,000 people in the middle of the Ozark hills has become a home to over three million people, according to the U.S. census. With all of the recent construction, […]

Latino Tires II treads a path for Main Street businesses
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Latino Tires II treads a path for Main Street businesses

The well-driven asphalt of East Main Street in Siloam Springs brings trade and custom to numerous Latino shops and businesses. Their position between the economic hub of downtown and the manufacturing district is no accident, as many of these ethnically-diverse businesses developed 15 to 20 years ago. Pedro Villalo, owner […]

2 Gals’ Junk turns history into treasure
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2 Gals’ Junk turns history into treasure

Through the wood-framed doors of 2 Gals’ Junk Antiques and Collectables lies a treasure trove of items, from Civil War ration cups to doilies from the 1960s to jewelry and toys from every era. An old-fashioned shop on Main Street Siloam Springs, 2 Gals’ Junk provides community members with a […]