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Transformed by the light

At 101, Laurel Ellis recalls when electricity came to the farm When they heard rural electricity was coming to their farms, the people of the Jolly Ellis Community in Cross County stopped what they were doing and headed out to watch the Woodruff Electric Cooperative workers string up the lines.  “Oh, what a day that

Floodwater deluges Arkansas farms

  As floodwater from late April’s inundation spread southward through Arkansas, its destructive reach expanded to 977,800 acres of farmland, and the dollar value of its damage had grown to about 5 million as of a May 16 estimate. The estimate was calculated by Eric Wailes, distinguished professor of agricultural economics and agribusiness for the

Coming up roses

  I’m a rose fanatic and have planted them extensively in my garden. My love of roses began when I lived in England doing my graduate work. I became fast friends with Lady Elizabeth Ashbrook, who was crazy about roses and had them all around her estate in Cheshire. So when I came home, I started