The Arkansas Times has joined The Rep and others in an essay contest — “Who’s Your Clarence?” The idea was to write a piece about a real-life Clarence, someone who’d been as influential as the angel in the iconic movie “It’s a Wonderful Life.”

Five finalist essays have been chosen. You can go to this page to read them and vote on your favorite. The winner gets a trip to NYC and play tickets.


Have an angel of your own? Your nominees are welcome here, naturally. No prizes. Just the appreciation of a grateful Blog nation.