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Gear up all you shoppers. Get your highway map or GPS locator ready, put on comfortable shoes, gas up the vehicle, and make sure you have money in your pocket. It’s time for the 16th annual Bargains Galore on 64. This 160-mile-long shop-a-thon is going to be Aug. 13-15. Starting at the state’s western border, …
What would you expect from a city that’s been named a Top Western Town by True West magazine? A month of fun activities dedicated to western heritage, and that’s just what you’ll get in Fort Smith in May. Fort Smith Western Heritage Month brings to light just what it means to have “true grit” with …
The U.S. Marshals Museum, currently under construction in Fort Smith, netted $1 million in the first 24 hours of the sale of coins commemorating the 225th anniversary of the U.S. Marshals Service. The U.S. Mint began selling the coins on Thursday, Jan. 29. The museum receives a portion of the sales in the form of …
The new exhibit, Apron Strings: Ties to the Past, will be on display from Friday, Jan. 30, through Sunday, March 22, at the Fort Smith Regional Art Museum. The exhibit features 51 vintage and contemporary examples that review the apron’s role as an emotionally charged vehicle for expression with a rich and varied craft history …
Usually observed on Nov. 11 each year, Veterans Day is a state and federal holiday in America honoring the 24.9 million military veterans in the United States. While the armistice for World War I in 1918 is the origin of this holiday, it now encompasses veterans of all wars, conflicts, and active duty service. A …
Registration is now open for the 3rd annual True Grit Ride 100 and the first True Grit Mountain Bike Ride, both set for Saturday, June 21 in Fort Smith. The True Grit 100 begins at 7 a.m. at Ben Geren Park. It includes 10, 35, 50, 75 and 100 mile routes. You can look at …
What does a mom want for Mother’s Day?  Flowers, reservations at a nice restaurant, and other gifts are appreciated. But the real gift she is looking for is time with the family that gave her the title of Mom in the first place. Here are six ideas for spending time with your mom this Mother’s …