Ahead on this edition of Ozarks, Michael Tilley from The City Wire discusses the ever so slightly improving unemployment numbers in Fort Smith. Plus, a trip to the trip to the Kingston Mercantile on the square of the small Ozarks town.
Ahead on this edition of Ozarks at Large Kyle Kellams discusses proposed state legislation that would display the Ten Commandments at the state capitol in Little Rock with frequent guest Clint Schnekloth, lead pastor of Good Shepard Lutheran Church in Fayetteville. Christina Karnatz interviews poet Jo McDougall. That and more on Ozarks at Large for Tuesday, April 28.
The GIFT Arkansas 529 is a tax-exempt savings plan when it's used for any kind of post secondary education. The State Treasurer's Office is offering a $529 529 to one winner in EACH of Arkansas' 75 counties.
High school senior prom, a simple dance celebration which took root in the 1950s, has become so elaborate in recent years, that some liken prom prep to staging a small wedding. We examine the ballooning economics of prom, as well as efforts by Fayetteville High to provide all students resources to successfully appear among their prom's glitterati.
A bill passed by the Arkansas Legislature this winter, and signed into law by Governor Asa Hutchinson, would allow a privately-funded display of the Ten Commandments on the grounds of the Arkansas State Capitol. Frequent guest Clint Schnekloth, lead pastor of Good Shepard Lutheran Church in Fayetteville, discusses the history and importance of the commandments. He also says he's interested to see which version of the commandments is selected for display.
Michael Tilley, the editor and publisher of thecitywire.com, discusses improving (even if only slightly) unemployment figures for the Fort Smith Metro. He also talks about Tyson earning numbers, due next week.