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For the love of cooking – UA-Pulaski Tech’s Culinary Institute brings expertise to the table

When you really love something the way Dumas native Jill McDonald loves cooking, you make it your life’s work, surround yourself with it, and leap at every opportunity to share it with others. McDonald, an executive chef, is a staff member in the purchasing department at the University of Arkansas - Pulaski Technical College's (UA-PTC)

Embracing Differences – Inclusive 3D program empowers the developmentally disabled

Since 2013 the University of Arkansas - Pulaski Technical College’s Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Institute has been cooking up a powerfully positive program that enhances career education for all its students. Its two-year 3D program trains students with developmental disabilities right alongside their traditional student peers, to the benefit of everyone involved. Currently 20

Feast like a chef!

The chefs at University of Arkansas - Pulaski Tech College’s Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Institute in Little Rock prepared Thanksgiving dinner for our November issue.  Look for more holiday recipes from the chefs and students at the school featured again next month for our December issue. You can find more of our favorite recipes

Fort Smith woman made historic vote

One hundred years ago, in the fall of 1917, World War I was nearing the end of its third year in Europe, and Bolshevik revolutionaries were seizing power in Russia. However, in Fort Smith, women were choosing change by the ballot, not the bullet. On Nov. 13, 1917, Dymple Johnson — who also holds the

Will the real Thanksgiving Day please stand up?

Fifty years ago there was a popular television game show called “To Tell the Truth,” which was revived on ABC in prime time last summer. In each episode, three people appear, each claiming to be the same person; usually someone with an unusual occupation. A panel of celebrities then asks questions of the three, attempting

U.S.S. Little Rock to be commissioned & Fall back, daylight saving time

It’s time to fall back Mark your calendar to move your clocks back an hour as Daylight Saving Time (DST) for 2017 ends at 2 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 5. DST, which is designed to add an extra hour of daylight in the evenings, began this year on March 12. It will begin again at 2

Decorate your door with greenery for the holidays

If I could decorate only one area of my home for the holidays, it would be the front door. A door decked out for Christmas speaks to the spirit of the season even more than a Christmas tree; it conveys community, welcome and hope. Nothing says Christmas like a wreath on the door, accompanied by

The Wooden Spoon stirs up great home-cooking

The Wooden Spoon in Gentry has provided home-style, made-from-scratch food for the past 16 years, and based on the steady stream of visitors the word is out — the food is outstanding. The restaurant’s building was originally constructed as a horse barn in Michigan in the mid-1850s. Wooden Spoon owners Cam and Jane Klassen had

Electric co-ops are dedicated to energy efficiency  

Four years ago, I began writing a monthly educational column about energy efficiency for this magazine, which has been produced for Arkansas’ electric cooperative members since 1946. I set out to write about proven building science and specifically how it affects your usage of electricity and the comfort of your homes. I have especially enjoyed

It’s tree planting time

  Trees are a luxury that many of us take for granted, until we lose one. The lack of rain in late summer and early fall had many trees shedding leaves early, and some trees may have died. Wait until next spring to assess tree health before removing any. Healthy trees add beauty to our