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Golden Goodness – Classic, comforting Arkansas cornbread

In November of an election year, with so much talk about red and blue, let’s turn our attention — and our appetites —  to a more harmonious, healing color. To the amber-edged, glorious gold of hot-from-the-oven cornbread. Simple yet soulful, cornbread is the edible equivalent of a hug. It offers warm and welcoming relief when

Arkansas Air & Military Museum – a top-flight Fayetteville attraction

Big as a whale, the C-130 Hercules awes and dazzles visitors to the Arkansas Air & Military Museum at Fayetteville’s Drake Field. They can walk up the plane’s rear ramp into the yawning cargo bay, spacious enough to carry 92 soldiers or a tank and other hardware. The museum also tells personal stories as captivating

Helping our neighbors – Arkansas electric co-ops help restore power in hurricane-damaged Louisiana

For Mike Matty, construction foreman for Arkansas Electric Cooperatives, Inc. (AECI), the devastation he and his fellow crew members encountered in southern Louisiana in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura was like a “war scene.” “Everything’s destroyed, houses have exploded,” Matty said in an interview in late September while working for Beauregard Electric Cooperative in DeRidder,

Engage virtually 

Connection and a sense of community can be critical to well-being as people continue to distance and isolate. It can be challenging, especially for older adults, but there are ways to engage, explore and unwind. There is no one-size-fits-all solution, so choose a few things that suit you and commit to them. Remember to pay

Ash Flat’s Artisan Grill – handcrafts food with flair

David and Kristie Brewer always dreamed of running a successful business together, and on April 9, 2014, they took a giant step by opening the Artisan Grill. David was working for the Arkansas Department of Corrections, and Kristie was working as a teacher for the Izard County Consolidated School District prior to opening the doors

Make-ahead Thanksgiving recipes are as easy as (sweet potato) pie

Welcome to the most wonderful meal of the year. I don’t know about you, but I am looking forward to the Thanksgiving feast more than ever. I know how hectic that day can be, so most of my recipes can be made at least a day in advance. For an easy appetizer, try my Cranberry

Pansies perfect for a cool-weather color pop

Gardeners have planted more annual flowers this year than ever before. We had outstanding color all summer, and cooler weather doesn’t mean the color needs to end. There are a wide range of winter annuals to choose from, but the star in the winter garden has always been pansies. Pansies, Viola X Wittrockiana, come in