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Visiting the Mammoth

Mammoth Spring’s town, state park and renowned waters draw tourists First thing to know, there are no woolly mammoths in Mammoth Spring. The mammoth in the name of the Arkansas town, population 977, and the nearby Arkansas state park refers to the enormous size of its natural spring, one of the world’s largest. For generations,

The Sister and the Mister

How two Cotton Plant natives changed American music forever For only comprising about 1 square mile, the small town of Cotton Plant in south Woodruff County has packed a lot of punch over the decades. It was Cherokee land before Arkansas became a state, was the site of a Civil War skirmish, and, later, was

A fond farewell

Seven years ago marked a new beginning for me — my first day of work at Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation (AECC) and Arkansas Electric Cooperatives, Inc. (AECI). On my way in to work that very first day I stopped to fill my car with gas. It was one of those pumps with the television built

Spring Forward-cord clutter-weather almanac

It’s time to spring forward Mark your calendar to move your clocks up an hour on Sunday, March 10, as Daylight SavingTime (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. 3. Cutting cord clutter

Taste o’ the Irish

Whether or not you have any Irish heritage, St. Patrick’s Day is a fun day, especially for children. Some of these recipes are semi-authentic and others are just whimsical, but they are all delicious. Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Enjoy. Cheater Shepherd’s Pie 1  pound lean ground beef                 

Great gardens, less work

How to keep the yard looking good when your body says, “slow down!” Gardening doesn’t get easier as you age, as your creaky bones and sore back might remind you after that first yard-cleanup weekend of spring. Pretty much everything involves getting down, getting up, bending over or lugging items around. AARP-aged backs don’t tolerate

Take a ride to the Crazy Donkey Grill

The Hurd family has turned a vision into reality in the east Arkansas town of Palestine that includes the Crazy Donkey Grill, a wonderful dining destination. The family has been in the construction business for years, which led to Joshua Hurd craftingcustom furniture from reclaimed wood. His wife, Brandy, designs the internationally popular items. They

Made in the shade

Shade gardening is a very good thing when you live in the South. It makes gardening in the heat of summer a bit more palatable. And while you can’t grow fruits and vegetables in the shade, or lawns, there are many other plants that thrive in the shade. Perennials are plants that come back for