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10 Easy Ways to Help Your Local Environment

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By Terrah Baker Build a bat house — Bats have been on the decline throughout the country thanks to a somewhat mysterious disease called White Nose Syndrome, where a fungus grows on bats noses as they hibernate, waking them up when there is no food, causing many to die of starvation or sickness. Bats are…

A Defining Evening

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By Robert Laurence Weltschmerz (VELT-schmerts) n. Anguish caused by the perceived difference between what the world is and what it ought to be. Common in teenagers. [German: “world pain”]. Connote (ke-NOTE) tr.v. To suggest or imply in addition to literal meaning. Ant: “denote.” [Medieval Latin: “to mark in addition”]. Connotations (kon-e-TA-shunz) n. pl. The award-winning…

Cardinal Grand Cross in the Sky

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This Grand Cross leads up to vast unprecedented political, social, economic change and instability in the next three years. Before the new world can emerge, greed and corruption within our present broken system, the keeping of humanity in continued deprivation, injustice, havoc, hostage and poverty, must be exposed. Following Holy Week (passion, death and burial…

Mobile Apps for Social Good

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By Terrah Baker Technology seems to have a lot of downfalls — E-waste, toxic conditions for laborers, rising prices — but if we learn to take advantage of the technology, we can help make the world a better place. Here’s a compilation of mobile apps — with the help of EarthTalk and Mashable, a culturally…

Six-Month Lay Away

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By Amy Alkon For my New Year’s resolution, I committed to not having sex for the first six months of the year and then another six months from whenever I start dating someone. I’ve never been good at waiting. In fact, the longest I have ever waited is a month and the shortest (and perhaps…

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THURSDAY, April 10 Chelsea’s, Eureka Springs: 9 p.m., Bloody Ol’ Mule & the Poorhouse Millionaires Club Push, Fayetteville: 9 p.m., Karaoke; 10 p.m., EDM with local DJs George’s Majestic Lounge, Fayetteville: The Mallett Brothers, Josh Abbott JJ’s Grill, Fayetteville: 6 p.m., Jeff Fox JJ’s Grill, Rogers: 6 p.m., Jon Dooly Jose’s, Fayetteville: 10 p.m., DJs…

Aries Solar Festival, Full Moon, Lunar Eclipse

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Restoration & Resurrection By Risas D’Angeles Sunday is Palm Sunday. Symbolizing victory and triumph, paradise, sacrifice and martyrdom, the Pisces World Teacher entered Jerusalem (City of Peace) on a donkey (signifying humility). In ancient art Christ is portrayed in heaven amidst palm trees (date palm). We are preparing for Wednesday’s total lunar eclipse (something in…

Climate Change Consensus: Fact or Belief?

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I don’t believe in climate change. That’s because science, unlike religion, does not require faith in something with a lack of hard evidence. Nobody can “believe” in science, but we can acknowledge facts that are represented by peer-reviewed scientific literature that has withstood the scientific process and emerged with a low degree of uncertainty and…

Bottle Rocket Gallery Hosts Participatory Painting

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Staff Report In April, Bottle Rocket Gallery will sponsor two art events in Fayetteville. On April 18, a performance/installation by Quintin Rivera Toro will be presented at the gallery in Fayetteville, starting at 7 p.m. The second event is a participatory painting directed by Teresa Albor, and will take place at Nightbird Books, 205 W….

Experiencing God

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There are many ways to “experience God,” said local yoga instructor and spiritual teacher, Matthew Gibbons. He wouldn’t call himself a teacher, as he rejects most labels, even during his seven years as a Pentecostal minister. While he, personally, still “experiences God” through Jesus Christ, he now accepts and respects many forms of religion and…