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Milkweed Maintenance

Caring for Monarchs’ favorite plant AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples Many of us know about the importance of planting or preserving milkweed for Monarch butterflies, who rely on it as their

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An Angel Indeed

Helping those in need can bring great rewards AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples You’re in a pinch and desperate during an emergency. After weighing the options, it doesn’t seem like there’s

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Appreciating Otters

Critters making a comeback in Arkansas waters AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples One of our most playful Arkansas residents is the river otter. There is something caricature-esque about them, with their

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Keeping Your Cool

Old-fashioned solutions help beat the heat AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples Is it possible to use air conditioning less often even during the hottest days of summer? Air conditioning hasn’t been

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Back To School

Changing the world means continuing to study AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples There’s only a hint of autumn in the air, but back-to-school season is already here. The tax-free weekend for

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Superhero Serves, Protects

Illegal dumps the battleground for environmental officer AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples Summer is a prime season for illegal dumping. Not everyone understands (or cares) about the dangers to human health

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Art Takes Flight

It’s butterfly season in the Ozarks AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples Butterfly season is in full swing! Patterned wings are fluttering like confetti in sunlit meadows and along rural roads, brushing

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Check Out A Human

International program shares people’s stories AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples Stories change people. Since the dawn of humanity, we’ve told stories to help explain natural phenomena, cushion the harshness of death,

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One For All, All For One

Animal lovers help give cats best nine lives AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples As a lover of wildlife and a great admirer of cats, I want to give everyone the best

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Find The Fun

Sometimes a spoonful of sugar does the trick AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples Mary Poppins was right. “In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. You