Obituary – Farris Edward Howard Jr.

Farris Edward Howard, Jr., age 74, of Ozark, Arkansas died Friday, August 19, 2022 at his home. He was a retired Bus Driver, Study Hall Aide and Sports Videographer for the Ozark Hillbillies. Farris was a member of the First Baptist Church of Ozark and Ozark Recreation Club. He was a HUGE WWII Model Aficionado […]

Obituary – Corinne (Huffman) Linam

Mrs. Corinne Linam, age 83, passed away on August 10, 2022. Corinne was born in Dardanelle, AR to Ray Huffman and Elizabeth Huffman. Corinne married Rev. Joe Linam of Dover on July 31, 1956 in Valley Springs, AR. Corinne is survived by her husband, Joe Linam of Dover; her daughter, Debbi Linam; her grandson Jonathan […]

Lemonade is always a good idea

contributed by Caroline Loftin Lemonade stands are a summertime staple for most kids. For Texarkana, AR third grader, Maxwell Bennett, the traditional operation came with a higher purpose. On July 4th, with her parents’ permission, Maxwell set up shop in her neighborhood. Her cause? To sell refreshing pink lemonade and donate all proceeds to First […]

Obituary – Rev. Earl B. Carter

Rev. Earl B. Carter of North Little Rock passed away July 9, 2022. Earl was born in Altus, Arkansas on September 16, 1926. He graduated from Ozark High School, Hendrix College, and Candler School of Theology at Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. He was awarded a Doctor of Divinity Degree and received a Christian Education Award […]

OMP 101 serves the NWA Food Bank

Last week, Karen Anderson, Project Manager for Ozark Mission Project, delivered over 1,000 gleaning bags that were made by the NWA OMP 101 community builders. “Gleaning bags are used to give fresh vegetables to our neighbors who visit the food bank,” Karen shared. “God gave directives to the people of Israel on what their heart […]

Hope FUMC hosts Sock Drive benefiting Veterans

contributed by Rosemarie Gagnon, Children/Youth Minister, Hope FUMC First United Methodist Church in Hope, AR held a Sock-it to Veterans Sock drive and invited the churches and community of Hope to participate. Eleven churches accepted the invitation, and 1,095 socks were collected during the month of July. These socks will be delivered to the VA […]

Elm Springs Soul Food Supported by all Generations

contributed by Diane Wright For some, biking down a trail or rocking in a chair can be a favorite pastime. However, for Elm Springs United Methodist Church, it was a fundraiser for their weekly food pantry perfectly named “Soul Food Ministry.” Denise Crutchfield, Elm Springs’s Children’s Coordinator, also works with Soul Food Ministry. “One night, […]

Every person has a calling… How are you using your Calling Kits?

Every person has a calling. And it is the mission of the ARUMC Culture of Calling initiative to help guide every local church to create an environment in which every person is invited to discover their calling and to find out how they might live into that calling. A few short weeks ago The Calling […]

Obituary – Dennis Horvath

Dennis Edward Horvath born August 1st, 1940 in Barberton, Ohio to Steven Horvath and Edna Horvath (Hutchison). He married his high school sweetheart, Barbara Lohrand who he was married to for sixty-three and half years. Dennis served in the USAF attaining the highest enlisted rank of Chief Master SGT after 16 years of service and […]

Obituary – Rev. N. Wayne Clark

The Rev. N. Wayne Clark died Friday, July 29, 2022, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House. He was born Jan. 10, 1941, in Clarksdale, Miss., to Paul and Kathleen Clark. He attended Marvell High School graduating in 1959. He was a standout football running back, earning the nickname “the Marvell Flash.” He graduated […]