Premiere Magazine - January 2022 Jonesboro Issue
Premiere Magazine - January 2022 Paragould Issue

The Good News and the People Making it Happen

It is astonishing and a bit bewildering, at least to me, to ponder the thought that we are all part of an ever-unfolding story.

Time spins on and things change and sometimes we notice and sometimes we don’t. The not-noticing is what leads us to sometimes look up and think, “Wow, time sure moves fast!"

 Indeed, it does, and though there is no way to pause time or to slow it down, I do believe we can spend more of it appreciating what has changed – and what has not.  

 This is our second “Then & Now” edition of Premiere and with this one we decided to also pay attention to the “Future.” The comparison of photos and the hints at what are to come sure do mesmerize me and I am sure they will you, too.  

We’re putting this magazine together just a few days following a catastrophe in NEA. 

A tornado devastated surrounding communities – one of which was specifically highlighted in this edition – and as my heart breaks for all affected, I hope these photos and these stories are a reminder that what things looked like “then” and what things look like “now” are different from what they will look like in the “future.”  

I hope some “Then and Now” photos are reminders of how far we have come and what we must preserve, and maybe others are a reminder of what must be repaired and what we can help rebuild. I hope we remember to treasure what was important then, appreciate where we are now, and acknowledge what we must do to achieve a bright future. 

-Lindsey Spencer, Manager of Creative Content


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