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An outstanding adventure – Youth Tour to D.C. a monumental time

“The foundation of every state is the education of its youth.” It’s a quote from Greek philosopher Diogenes, shining in the June sun below an ornate window in the Library of Congress. It’s also the mission behind Youth Tour, the very reason we — eight adult chaperones and 43 students from around Arkansas — are

Worth the Drive – Hope’s fruity festival is one in a melon

The fame of Hempstead County’s gigantic watermelons has rested for close to a century on the belief that bigger equals better. True or not, that premise is no longer a prime focus of the Hope Watermelon Festival, one of Arkansas’ most popular annual celebrations. A festival highlight dating back to the 1920s was a contest

We’ve got the power – Arkansas’ generation and transmission co-op celebrates 70 years

July 11 marked the 70th anniversary of the creation of Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation (AECC), which provides wholesale electricity to Arkansas’ 17 electric distribution co-ops. It all began when three distribution cooperatives in Northwest Arkansas — Arkansas Valley, Carroll Electric and Ozarks Electric — joined together in 1949 to create a cooperative that would ultimately