Archive for Month: January

juvenile diabetes

Normal Kid Hero Fighting the Fight: Juvenile Diabetes

Beau Lovell probably doesn’t think of himself as a hero. The 11-year-old sixth grader at Randall G. Lynch Middle School in Farmington is humble when he talks about raising money for the JDRF and raising awareness of juvenile diabetes, its causes and the search for a cure.

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Cub Scout

Getting His Eagle: On the Mind of One Young Cub Scout

Joseph Trenton Parks is happy he joined Cub Scouts. J.T. as he is called, joined the scouts when he was a first grader. He’s now a fifth grader at Cedar Ridge Intermediate in Branson. He’s as happy with scouting as ever.

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blessing bags

Blessing Bags: One Kid’s Way to Help Out

Maija Ruth is just getting started helping out in her community. “I’ve been volunteering a year,” the 8-year-old, who attends Owl Creek Elementary in Fayetteville, said. “My mom and dad started making Blessing Bags. I was like, ‘What are you doing?’ They started telling me about it. I was...

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easy recipes

Kids in the Kitchen: Easy Recipes for Pita Pizza and More

Looking for some easy-to-make recipes you can whip up in the kitchen with your adult? Sure you are. Try out these healthy and fun recipes to try any time you need a little energy to get you through the day or, for a quick after school snack.

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help others

Disney Grant Helps Local Kid Hero Help Others

When you talk to Alex Reynolds, you understand he is serious about public service. “It isn’t that hard to start taking initiative and volunteering,” he said. “It’s easy to work for your community and it’s a good way to show that you care for people.”

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springdale public library

Springdale Public Library Offers Books and Backpacks to Meet Kid’s Needs

Sarah Loch was destined to be a librarian from a very early age. “I always loved books and reading as a kid,” she said.  When I was trying to find a profession that would allow me to share that love of  books and reading with other people, libraries were...

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make a wish foundation

A Tough Team to Beat: Make a Wish Foundation

Riley Ford’s motivation for volunteering for the Make a Wish Foundation is simple. She just wants to help. “I just like to know that other kids are having fun,” the 8-year-old, who attends Holcomb Elementary in Fayetteville, said. “I like taking their minds off being sick.”

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springdale's fun city

Get in the Game at Springdale’s Fun City

Allison Jackson might just have a dream job. “It’s a lot of fun,” she said of her marketing job with Fun City. “It’s a good environment to work in.” Allison gets paid to have fun and make sure everyone around the region hears about Fun City, an indoor arcade...

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bella vista animal shelter

Looking to Make a Difference? Try the Bella Vista Animal Shelter

Deidre Knight Matney comes by her love of animals and the Bella Vista Animal Shelter naturally. “I got involved in 2002 because I personally brought in 10 stray puppies in one year,” the executive director of the Bella Vista Animals Shelter said.

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northwest arkansas food bank

Feeding Those in Need: Northwest Arkansas Food Bank

Rebekah Lamb is full of volunteer spirit and is a kid of few words. She is full of loving spirit and works to better the community in which she lives. Rebekah, age 10, attends J.B. Hunt Elementary School in Springdale and regularly volunteers at the Northwest Arkansas Food Bank....

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