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Keep Arkansas Beautiful – keeps Arkansans proud

When Janae and Jason Julian moved to Magnet Cove in 2015 after working in crowded, congested Washington, D.C., they specifically wanted to live the quiet country life. Their home sits on 25 acres off Gourdneck Valley Road, a winding backcountry byway. Janae says they love the life, but it quickly became apparent that there was

What type of RV suits your style?

  Are you a fifth-wheel? A fifth-wheel kind of camper, that is. Whatever your preferences and needs, there is a recreational vehicle (RV) for you. An RV is simply a vehicle that combines transportation and living quarters. “A lot depends on what kind of trips you want to make,” says Kevin Broom, spokesperson for the

Race to Batesville for NASCAR Fan Appreciation Days

Mark Martin brings home Tony Stewart, Bill Elliott and Recycled Percussion Drivers, start your engines. Come April 27-29, if you are a fan of racing legends Mark Martin, Tony Stewart and Bill Elliott or the band Recycled Percussion, you’re going to want to be in Batesville for the 13th Annual Fan Appreciation Days. NASCAR Hall

On riding motorcycles

In my mind, there are two kinds of people in this world:  those who ride motorcycles and those who don’t understand those who ride motorcycles. After all, why would someone choose to participate in such a risky endeavor? My first “car” was actually a motorcycle — a 1971 Honda Scrambler, part dirt bike, part street.

Co-ops are cool – Arkansas Living Magazine receives award

‘Co-ops are cool,’ says Arkansas’ Mel Coleman Take it from outgoing president of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) Mel Coleman — co-ops are cool, and that bodes well for their future. “Our challenges might be difficult, but our choice should be very easy because there’s never been a better time to be part

Singing the praises of the Mockingbird Kitchen

  The mockingbird, Arkansas’ state bird, remains local year-round just like its namesake restaurant, Fayetteville’s Mockingbird Kitchen, has done since opening in March 2016. Mockingbird Kitchen’s menus, the creations of Chef Chrissy Sanderson and co-owner Leigh Helm, involve locally sourced, seasonal ingredients that allow Sanderson to create “fun, Southern comfort food with a twist” in

Do energy audit before buying windows

  Replacing windows is an expensive proposition, so how do we know when it’s time to replace them? The first thing I always suggest is to contact your local electric cooperative about scheduling an energy audit. Trained staff can gather qualitative and quantitative information about the efficiency of your home, including the windows. It’s not

Spring has sprung – Tips for your vegetable garden

  What a weird year it has been for weather. From early low-cold temperatures in December, which we thought was going to lead to a cold winter, we had almost no winter. With one of the warmest Februarys on record, our gardens began growing at warp speed. This early season led some gardeners into thinking