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D-Day at 75 – Honoring the WWII heroes of the Normandy invasion

It’s been 75 years since Allied forces launched the largest military invasion in history. As is the tradition, dignitaries, an ever-diminishing number of World War II veterans and citizens from across the world will join together to commemorate that nearly miraculous feat, which began on June 6, 1944, and is known forever as D-Day. There

Legal eagle Painter on Court TV

“Painter” is about the only occupation not listed on the resume of Chanley Painter, Miss Arkansas USA 2009. Here are just a few entries from the Conway native’s diverse bio: “Reporter and Legal Analyst for KARK 4 and FOX 16” in Little Rock, “Attorney at Law, Licensed in Arkansas and Tennessee,” “Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for

Nation’s lawmakers hear from electric co-op leaders

Co-op leaders from across the nation, including Arkansas, met with members of Congress in April as part of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s (NRECA) Legislative Conference. During the conference, which took place April 29-30 in Washington, D.C., congressional leaders of both parties and the chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) urged electric

Sewing the fabric of our future

You already know that your electric cooperative has made long-term plans to keep your lights on. But did you know that your cooperative is also planning for the future of your community, state and nation? The Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas — which consist of the 17 local distribution cooperatives, plus the generation and transmission and

Have a banner celebration this Flag Day

Between Memorial Day and Independence Day is a lesser-celebrated but no less important patriotic observance: Flag Day. Celebrated on June 14, Flag Day honors the establishment of an official U.S. flag by resolution of the Second Continental Congress on June 14, 1777. The resolution stated: “Resolved, that the flag of the United States be thirteen

Where Is It?

Last month, we started a new feature called “Where Is It?” We hid a symbol — a rose for Mother’s Day — in the pages of Arkansas Living, and we asked you to find it to qualify for a prize. Find it you did! (Even if it took you a while. Said one reader: “Took

Boards honor Ark Monroe for service to co-ops

The boards of directors for Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation (AECC) and Arkansas Electric Cooperatives, Inc. (AECI) passed a joint resolution in May thanking Ark Monroe for his service to the electric cooperatives through his longtime assistance with governmental affairs.

Beehive Neighborhood Hangout is buzzing with success

Greg Jones and the other owners of the Beehive Neighborhood Hangout in Hot Springs Village have created a one-of-a-kind restaurant that has a relaxing atmosphere and a shareable plates menu loaded with Arkansas-sourced creations. Ben Dodson, executive chef, collaborated with the restaurant’s team and created unique menu selections. Drake Bielert, sous chef, is also a

Grilling recipes that will make you flip

There’s nothing like the sizzle of meat as it hits the grill and the aroma that wafts through the air. It’s grilling time, so grab your tongs and get ready to enjoy summer. Grilled Vegetables with Chimichurri Sauce Makes 4 servings. Chimichurri Sauce 1 bunch parsley ½ cup cilantro leaves 1 tablespoon fresh oregano (or 2

Grow blue-ribbon blueberries and blackberries

Who doesn’t love a good blackberry cobbler or blueberry pie? These tasty fruits are in season now and can easily be grown in the home garden. When home gardeners think about growing fruit crops in their yard, they typically think peaches, which are one of the toughest fruits for a home gardener to grow successfully