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Making History: Sarah Huckabee Sanders is Arkansas’ first female governor

Sarah Huckabee Sanders was sworn in as the 47th governor of Arkansas on Jan. 10. On the very same day, Leslie Rutledge was sworn in as the state’s first female lieutenant governor. Arkansas and Massachusetts this year became the first states to have women in both governor and lieutenant governor roles. Sanders is the daughter

Gov. Sanders: Food and fun (and her pie recipe!)

We asked Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders about everything from eating to streaming. What’s your favorite Arkansas food? I think that I’m going to have to cheat a little bit and pick two. I think one would certainly have to be duck gumbo. There are very few items I can think of that are more representative

Champion Trees standing tall in Arkansas

Arkansas takes pride in its trees. The Natural State even has a hall of fame paying tribute to the largest specimens of over 100 species. Arkansas Champion Trees is an honor roll curated by the Arkansas Department of Agriculture’s Forestry Division. The distinguished specimens are chosen based on a formula involving three measurements: trunk circumference,

Farm Escape: Dogwood Hills Guest Farm in Harriet

Dogwood Hills Guest Farm sits on the side of a rocky slope in Searcy County, a few miles north of the intersection of Arkansas 14 and 27 in Harriet, Arkansas. The working dairy farm boasts cows, chickens, ducks, geese, a lemur, working dogs, and a mother and daughter team that are spearheading a budding new

The Cooperative Difference: Decisions, decisions

March is an interesting month, and I have often thought of it as one of renewal and new beginnings. Almost everyone made New Year’s resolutions a couple of months ago and set some goals to achieve in 2023. However, some of that resolve generally starts to fade in March. Unless good decisions are made this

March starts thyme-line for herbs

Growing herbs and cooking with them has become more popular. With a good selection available at many nurseries, March is a great time to start planting. As with any gardening, it all comes down to the right plant for the right spot. Also, what herbs do you actually use? Most herbs will not tolerate poorly

Rare find: Gavin’s Downtown known for its superb steaks

Chris and Micah Crews had a dream of owning and operating their own restaurant, and in 2018, the couple made it happen when they bought Gavin’s Downtown in Harrisburg. The couple worked in the restaurant business and law enforcement during their careers. Micah continues to work in law enforcement, while working at the restaurant. “My

Web exclusive: Caesar Potatoes

Caesar Potatoes Makes 4 servings. 1.5 pounds baby gold potatoes 1/4 cup olive oil 1 teaspoon salt 3/4 teaspoon pepper Favorite Caesar salad dressing Heat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil, and set aside. Add potatoes to a large bowl; add olive oil, and thoroughly toss to coat. Sprinkle with salt

Easter Feaster: Plan to make holiday meal memorable for every-bunny!

Juliana Goodwin is a food columnist, cookbook author and avid traveler. If you have a question, email   Pistachio Pineapple Coconut Cake Makes 12 or more servings. Cake: 1 (15.25-ounce) box yellow cake mix 1 (3.4-ounce) box instant pistachio pudding mix 1 20-ounce) can crushed pineapple, undrained 3 large eggs 1/2 cup plus 1

Arkansas Youth Tour delegate chosen as national spokesperson

The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) recently announced Rukaya Alrubaye of Fayetteville as the 2023 national spokesperson for the Electric Cooperative Youth Tour program. Rukaya represented Ozarks Electric Cooperative on Youth Tour 2022 in June, and her peers nominated her to serve as the Arkansas Youth Leadership Council Delegate. At the time, she said,

Editor’s Welcome: Hello, Dolly!

March is Women’s History Month. It’s also National Reading Month. So, what better time to check in with a woman who is making history as a literary advocate, Dolly Parton? “I beg your ‘Parton?’” you might be thinking. “Dolly Parton, the entertainer?” Yes, the singer, songwriter, actress, businesswoman, philanthropist and author (she co-wrote her first

From our readers: Marvelous breakfast bites to make your mornings sunny side up!

Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies Makes about 2 dozen. 3          ripe bananas, mashed 1/4      cup chocolate chips 1/4      cup applesauce 1 3/4    cups quick oats             Honey, chopped nuts (optional) Heat oven to 350. Add bananas to a medium bowl; fold in chocolate chips, applesauce and oats until combined. Drop by tablespoonful onto

Around Arkansas: Events Calendar

March 1-31 Daffodil Days and Tulip Extravaganza Hot Springs, March 3 Arkansas 4-H SeaPerch Challenge Little Rock, Arkansas Chamber Singers concert Little Rock, March 3-5 Northwest Arkansas Home Show Springdale, Vintage Market Days Little Rock, March 4-5 Little Rock Marathon Little Rock, Orchid Show and Sale Fayetteville, March

Download the Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas’ Legislative Guide app

The Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas recently launched the 2023 digital version of its popular Arkansas Legislative Guide. The digital directory is free and offered to iPhone and Android users. “The Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas’ Legislative Guide provides an easy-to-use tool to allow Arkansans to contact their state and federal elected officials,” said Vernon “Buddy” Hasten,