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The creative genius of the first Americans – Bentonville’s Museum of Native American History houses world-class collection

Upon opening the tall front doors, every guest entering the Museum of Native American History (MONAH) in Bentonville is welcomed with a loud, bellowing roar. The impressive roar comes from a recording approximating what a woolly mammoth sounded like, and it accompanies the authentic, 12,000-year-old woolly mammoth skeleton standing beside the entrance. This fantastic beast,

Contain your excitement for spring!

I just don’t think you can ever plant too many flowers. There’s something about having lots of beautiful flowers around your house that just makes it feel more like home. And with spring in the air, we often can’t resist the urge to add some color to our world. Whether you have limited space or

Be bee-friendly – plan your garden to attract bees

Pollinators are a hot topic right now, and the main insect pollinators, by far, are bees. Home beekeeping is gaining in popularity, with beehives popping up in backyard gardens, and hobby and professional beekeeping groups organizing all over the state. While beekeeping involves honeybees, native to Europe, there are over 4,000 species of native bees

Co-op 102 Structure Matters

Last month, I talked about the cooperative business model and how it provides superior alignment of interests between the cooperative and its members. Members own and provide leadership to their cooperative by electing representatives to its board. Those representatives, who are also customers, direct the cooperative’s decisions to balance cost and reliability in the best

Spring forward, Garden Tools and Keep Arkansas Beautiful

It’s time to spring forward Mark your calendar to move your clocks up an hour on Sunday, March 12, as Daylight Saving Time (DST) begins at 2 a.m. on that date. DST, which is designed to add an extra hour of daylight in the evenings, will end at 2 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 5. U.S. Department

Lackey’s Smokehouse Restaurant is full of secrets

Many restaurants have a few secret ingredients, but Lackey’s Smokehouse Restaurant in Newport has top secret recipes that have been pleasing crowds for many, many years. According to owner Scott Whitmire, the restaurant’s tamale, ranch dressing and fried fish recipes were acquired from other very popular establishments and are now highlights of the Lackey’s offerings.

Apples to oranges-Your electric bill and your neighbor’s don’t compare

  For years, a key mission of Arkansas’ electric co-ops has been to teach their members about the value of electricity, how to use it efficiently without sacrificing comfort and convenience, and how to have a manageable electric bill. As a reminder, winter and summer seasons generally present some of the highest bills because of

weather almanac

Twenty years ago on March 1, 1997, one of the state’s worst tornado outbreaks killed 26 people (25 in Arkansas and one in Tennessee) and injured hundreds of others. The deadliest tornadoes, two of which were rated F4, swept across Interstate 30 from southwest Arkansas to central and northeast Arkansas. Arkadelphia in Clark County, Shannon