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[12 Mar 2011 | 2 Comments | 2,472 views]
Dickson Street friend memorialized Sunday

The Fayetteville, and really the Northwest Arkansas, community was shocked last week when a fixture on Dickson Street died in a fire at his shop. This Sunday, they will gather to memorialize him during a fundraising concert.
Bruce Walker, long-time owner of Flying Possum Leather, died due to smoke inhalation when the shop burned last weekend. Walker, as well as his dog Bugsy, were fixtures on Dickson Street, which is Fayetteville’s primary entertainment district. He was known not only for his fine workmanship, but also for being a friend to all …

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[18 Nov 2010 | One Comment | 2,897 views]
Reporter’s notebook: Saying goodbye to Jack

It’s rare for a news writer to place themselves in a story, especially a death notice. Being that personal is not typical, but today presents non-typical circumstances.
I’m mourning the death of a man I, and much of the world, called friend. Jack Shewmaker died Wednesday night at his Benton County home. Funeral services will be noon on this Monday, Nov. 22, at Fellowship Bible Church in Rogers.
This information is shared again below, but I wanted to include it closer to the top: The family has asked that, in …