An American Journey – Arkansas students tour nation’s capital

On June 8-16, I had the honor of leading 43 Arkansas high school students to Washington, D.C., for a week-long tour of our nation’s capital. It was my 15th Youth Tour overall and the 14th one as the tour director for Arkansas. Our chartered bus was full for the 2016 Youth Tour, and the students


Drive in to Marshall – Kenda Drive-In and Daisy Queen celebrate 50 years

Marshall, the seat of Searcy County, hugs U.S. 65 and is a common stop for travelers heading to north central Arkansas, the Ozarks and Missouri. This summer, two of the town’s best known properties celebrate their 50th birthdays — the Daisy Queen restaurant and the Kenda Drive-In. Both have become classics in their own rights,


All aboard for Stoby’s

  The original Stoby’s Restaurant opened in Conway in 1980, and in 1984 a Russellville railroad parlor car location was dedicated. The railroad theme proved so successful that an attached depot building was added in 1986, and happy customers have been getting their tickets punched and taste buds tantalized ever since. “The railroad theme brings