In these times of conscientious handwashing, one of the most refreshing ways to melt away those spikes of pandemic-related anxiety turns out to be getting our hands deep in the dirt. With many staying at home to minimize social contact that might spread the coronavirus, Arkansans are heading to our yards and into the sunshine.
When Vernon “Buddy” Hasten took over the reins as president and CEO of Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation (AECC) and Arkansas Electric Cooperatives Inc. (AECI) last October, he approached his new role as he had always done — he established plans with specific goals. “When I first came on board, I thought out what a 30-,
Social distancing — avoiding close contact with others to minimize the spread of disease — has limited our physical proximity to one another during the coronavirus pandemic. Still, in other ways, it has brought Arkansans together. Since March, the state has seen the temporary closing of every possible gathering place, from schools, workplaces and gyms