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Co-op Tradition at Top of the Pole

Craighead lineworkers find money intentionally left on aging utility poles It was nearly 40 years ago, but Craighead Electric Cooperative CEO Brian Duncan still remembers the words of “old school lineman” L.A. Carter to young maintenance crews. “[Carter] would tell these young guys as green as grass that the best-paying ground job is a lineman,”

Winter in Arkansas

It’s January in Arkansas – the month when The Natural State usually gets the coldest temperatures and any snow or ice of the season. Arkansas photographers Tim Ernst, Steve Creek, Matthew Parks and David Eoff have captured many stunning images of winter in Arkansas. Here is a look at the season, in all its frozen

Big River Crossing provides spacious views of mighty Mississippi

  Since last fall, there’s an exciting new way to cross the mighty Mississippi River in West Memphis. The Big River Crossing officially opened on Oct. 22, 2016, amid fanfare, fireworks and special events on both sides of the river. The Big River Crossing now connects West Memphis to downtown Memphis. A major focus of

An interview with Speaker of the House Jeremy Gillam

2017 Legislative Outlook Editor’s note: On Jan. 9, lawmakers from across the state will arrive at the Arkansas State Capitol for the 91st General Assembly. Arkansas Living is pleased to share an article from our interview with Speaker of the House Jeremy Gillam about what he sees for the upcoming session. And on page 18,

Looking out for you: Co-ops monitor legislation

     As we ring in a new year, our state legislators will be convening in Little Rock to begin the 91st Arkansas General Assembly. Our state Legislature meets in regular session every other year in odd-numbered years. The House of Representatives and Senate will once again be led by Speaker of the House Jeremy

Predicting an optimistic future

   “It is difficult to make predictions, especially about the future.” — Possible Danish proverb, attributed to Niels Bohr, Samuel Goldwyn and Yogi Berra, among others. The source of the quotation at the beginning of this column has been variously attributed to many people, with perhaps the earliest version found in print in 1948. I

Polar Freeze is a Walnut Ridge tradition

  Hometown restaurants are treasures in communities across Arkansas, and the Polar Freeze in Walnut Ridge is one of these precious jewels. Jack Allison has owned and operated the restaurant since July 1, 1958. The restaurant’s first owner sold it to Allison and told him to work hard and pay him as he could. Allison

Managing moisture in your home

   Happy New Year! I wish you all the best for an abundant, healthy and energy-efficient year. We had a taste of winter in mid-December, which prompted recurring questions like, “Why do windows sweat?” Or, “Why is the bottom part of the window frame covered with moisture?” The simple answer is it’s due to moisture

Winter survival tips for your garden

What will January bring and what will it mean for our gardens? If we do get hard freezes or winter precipitation, knowing what to do and what not to do can determine how well your plants survive. Pay attention to moisture levels around your plants, especially any in containers or newly planted trees and shrubs,

New officers – Honoring Pearl Harbor-Command and Control airs Jan.10

AECC board elects new officers The Board of Directors of Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation (AECC), the Little-Rock based wholesale power supplier for Arkansas’ 17 electric distribution cooperatives, elected new officers at the board’s December meeting. They are: chairman, Dr. Alan Hunnicutt, DVM, of Carroll Electric Cooperative; vice chairman, Mark Cayce, of Ouachita Electric Cooperative; and