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Profile: Dr. Gary McHenry

Education is Everything

Gary McHenry was born in the south Arkansas town of Camden in 1957, the youngest of 10 children. His father worked for International Paper Company. “He came up through the ranks, though he never got into any management,” McHenry recalls today. “He did work in the lab right before retirement. He developed something that helped with shipping, though he probably never got the credit for his ingenuity that he probably should have.” McHenry’s mother never worked outside the home, though, with 10 children, she certainly worked at home. “She made do with the things that were available.”

Destination: Springdale

Where you’ll find rodeos, hockey, mountain biking, pro baseball, “sexy food” and more

Want to catch a professional baseball game, take a helicopter ride, try your bike skills on the largest asphalt track in the nation, watch a rodeo or ride on a train? 

Springdale is the only area city offering these entertainment options — via the Northwest Arkansas Naturals, Springdale Airport, The Jones Center, Parsons Stadium and the Arkansas & Missouri Railroad, respectively — but there’s more to see and do in the “Heart of Northwest Arkansas.”

Arts & Culture: 

Artosphere Photo Contest: Celebrating Nature in Photos

The art of photography lets us capture inspiring moments and hold onto them forever. It also allows us to observe our surroundings through a new lens and focus on the beauty that surrounds us. That’s why Walton Arts Center asked photographers to capture images of nature for the 2020 Artosphere photo contest.

The theme of this year’s contest was “Beauty of Reuse.” Arkansas photographers were invited to submit photographs related to the topic, including nature and landscape photos, images that depict environmental issues and other pictures that encourage people to be “green.” And while all the submissions were excellent, one stood out among the rest.

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Health: Arkansas Children's Northwest

Where patients are treated with serious respect – and a good dose of fun

From the moment they walk through the doors, visitors know they are in a special place at Arkansas Children’s Northwest. For young patients, a trip to the hospital — whether for an appointment, a test, a procedure or to be admitted ­­— can be scary and overwhelming. But the administration, medical personnel and staff of ACNW strive to calm those fears and ensure that every child has a positive experience while receiving the medical treatment they need.

From the moment they walk through the doors, visitors know they are in a special place at Arkansas Children’s Northwest. 

 

For young patients, a trip to the hospital — whether for an appointment, a test, a procedure or to be admitted ­­— can be scary and overwhelming. But the administration, medical personnel and staff of ACNW strive to calm those fears and ensure that every child has a positive experience while receiving the medical treatment they need.

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Living Spaces:

A Farmhouse that Leads with Style and Function:

This new Rogers home ​​has ample room for four daughters, one dog, two kittens, a flock of chickens and a host of family and friends to gather

Farmhouses reflect back to a simpler time when houses were built for large families and gatherings of friends, housing a slew of pets and an active lifestyle. Lana and David Dinan’s approximately 5,400-square-foot home in Rogers is a farmhouse in style with its barn doors, kitchen featuring shaker cabinets and apron sink, and shiplap and beadboard on the walls. To modernize the style, designer Marie Jeffrey suggested pops of blue throughout the new house, including a blue kitchen island and blue tile behind the cooktop, blue accent bricks in the fireplace, navy blue dining room walls, and light blue walls in the master bath.

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Eats & Drinks: Nomads Trailside 

Helping Northwest Arkansas ease back into restaurant dining with tasty food, a great beverage selection and welcoming atmosphere

My daughter Georgi and I were feeling out of sorts. Months of home quarantine, centuries of social injustice catching up to our society, followed by a slow, sometimes uncertain return to life as it once was had left both of us sullen and on edge. We’ve been cooking together lately, which gives me some sense of control, making me feel a little better even though I know she just follows along in the kitchen to humor me – doing her best not to hurt my feelings.

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Nonprofit Spotlight: 

Donating Blood Remains Safe During Pandemic, CBCO in Need of Donors

Most are well aware of the dangers of COVID-19, but there’s another, less obvious health crisis arising as a result of the pandemic.

 

Fewer people are donating blood, meaning the Community Blood Center of the Ozarks is at risk of not meeting the needs of the 44 hospitals and air transport services it supplies in Northwest Arkansas, Southwest Missouri and Southeast Kansas.

“Blood is a critical component of our area health care system,” said Anthony Roberts, CBCO executive director. “It’s also a perishable product, meaning that it must be replenished at regular intervals. We’re asking healthy people to give in the same way they always have. It’s important to know that blood donations remain a safe activity that has a real, positive impact on people’s lives.”

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