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The Great State of the Plate

Your guide to the 2019 Arkansas Food Hall of Fame award winners Throughout Arkansas, our highways, byways and back roads lead to some of the best eats in the South. In February, the 3-year-old Arkansas Food Hall of Fame announced this year’s top food destinations. With this new batch of tantalizing must-try tastes to explore,

Arkansas teams earn spots at international SeaPerch robotics competition

Teams from Grant, Howard and Johnson counties have earned a place at the international SeaPerch Competition at the University of Maryland on June 1-2 after placing in the top two spots in the junior and senior divisions of the regional underwater robotics competition. Twenty-four teams, plus parents, family, volunteers, 4-H staff and onlookers filled the

Energy independence

We are blessed to live in Arkansas for many reasons, but one of those reasons is having an abundance of domestic energy resources. The pioneers of the Arkansas electric cooperatives provided good stewardship to ensure that we developed our own electric generation plants that would provide reliable and affordable electricity, 24/7. To accomplish that goal,

Conine named interim president/CEO of Arkansas Electric Cooperatives

Bill Conine has been named interim president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation (AECC) and Arkansas Electric Cooperatives, Inc. (AECI). He replaces Duane Highley, who recently accepted the position of CEO of Tri-State Generation and Transmission Cooperative in Westminster, Colorado. Conine previously served as the CEO of Petit Jean Electric Cooperative

Arkansas Valley Electric delegate represents state

During the opening ceremonies of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) Annual Meeting on March 11 in Orlando, Florida, Emily Staton of Magazine represented Arkansas as part of the Youth Leadership Council’s Parade of States by carrying the Arkansas flag. Staton, who attended the 2018 Electric Cooperative Youth Tour to Washington, D.C., as a

Co-ops honor lineworkers

Each year, America’s electric co-ops set aside a day in April to say thanks to the lineworkers who work hard through all kinds of difficult weather and terrain to keep the lights on for their members. For 2019, Lineworker Appreciation Day is set for April 8. The day was designated by a National Rural Electric

Catch a trophy meal at Café Klaser  

Café Klaser in Heber Springs has much to offer visitors. There are the breathtaking views overlooking the Little Red River, the excellent hometown service and the menu filled with an assortment of unique offerings. When Chef Billy Klaser opened Café Klaser in 1998, he already had many years of experience in the industry. He perfected

Yummy side dishes to complete the Easter feast

Easter has arrived. If you’ll bake the ham and dessert, I have some wonderful side dishes and appetizers. A must-try is my Spinach Berry Salad with Strawberry Cranberry Dressing. The sweet dressing is incredible and will tempt even people who don’t like salad. If you want to give traditional deviled eggs a kick, try this

The deer ate my garden!

For gardeners, deer can wreak havoc on the hard work and money devoted to beautifying their landscapes and providing fresh vegetables for the dinner table. Deer are encroaching in city landscapes and tend to get more daring each season, sometimes even venturing up onto a deck to eat the plants in containers. When it comes