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Q&A with Bailey Thomas

Q&A with Bailey Thomas

Tell me about yourself: Where you’re from, where you live now, where you went to school, your previous jobs, etc. I was born and raised in Beebe and graduated high school there. I received a Biology degree from Williams Baptist College in Walnut Ridge, AR. After...

Background Noise

Background Noise

I have this thing about TVs. And truth be told, I’ve had it for as long as I can remember. I became aware of it when we got our first color TV (a Curtis Mathes) the day before the very first Super Bowl more than 50 years ago.

Thank YouA Final Word from the Editor

Thank You
A Final Word from the Editor

I thought a lot about what I would write for my last From the Editor column.

Yes, you read that correctly, this will be my last time writing a From the Editor column as the Digital Content Editor for the Arkansas Conference. I have found a new career opportunity in Arkansas, and have decided to end my time here at the Conference office in order to pursue a new adventure.

It’s Not Always About Winning

It’s Not Always About Winning

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics ended on August 8, 2021, after more than two weeks of intense competition from the world’s greatest athletes. Technically though, it was the 2021 Tokyo Olympics because of a yearlong delay thanks to COVID-19, and the virus’s presence in this year’s games was heavy on the minds of everyone involved, from athletes to organizers of the games, to everyone watching at home.