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Autumn in Arkansas – Through the lens of Tim Ernst

Arkansas Splendor. It’s the title of photographer Tim Ernst’s newest “coffee table picture book,” as he decribes it. It’s also what he so capably captures in 144 pages of brilliant and breathtaking photos of The Natural State. We are pleased to share a collection of photos from that book. The photos, he writes in the

Hasten named president/CEO of AECC/AECI

The boards of directors of Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation (AECC) and Arkansas Electric Cooperatives, Inc. (AECI) have selected Vernon “Buddy” Hasten of Rogersville, Missouri, as president and chief executive officer of the organizations. He will assume the role Nov. 1. Hasten previously served as vice president of engineering and construction for Associated Electric Cooperative in

Co-op Month: A celebration of our members

Each October, many cooperatives across the country — including the local cooperative that provides your electric service — celebrate “National Co-op Month.” It has been observed nationally since 1964, when U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Orville Freeman proclaimed October as “Co-op Month.”  By highlighting the cooperative business model one month each year, we have the opportunity

Cash is king at three-day heritage festival in Dyess

Long before he was known for picking a guitar, the late, legendary Johnny Cash grew up on his family’s Dyess farm picking cotton. And it’s in a cotton field adjacent to the restored Johnny Cash Boyhood Home where he’ll be celebrated in a concert closing the annual Johnny Cash Heritage Festival, held Oct. 17-19. The

Smile Awhile at the 2019 Arkansas State Fair

The theme for this year’s Arkansas State Fair, taking place Oct. 11-20 at the State Fairgrounds in Little Rock, is Smile Awhile. And what’s not to smile about when you combine prize-winning animals and crafts, musical headliners like Rick Springfield and the Oak Ridge Boys, some 60 rides and more food on a stick than

Muse over good ol’ days at Muse’s Country Store

When the country store revived two years ago by Scott Muse originally opened in 1937 along Arkansas 5 south of Heber Springs, the highway was gravel. There was no electricity locally. A bottle of cola cost a nickel. That‘s how much life has changed in the span of decades since family-run country stores dotted rural

Here’s the scoop on Printing Press Café & Ice Cream Parlor

The Printing Press Café & Ice Cream Parlor is a charming restaurant in Calico Rock that benefits the Calico Rock Community Foundation. And the food is definitely headline-worthy. Calico Rock is nestled in a beautiful area directly on the White River. Bluffs lining the river often have alternating streaks of black, blue, gray, orange and

Eat, drink and be scary with fall cupcakes, dips and smoothies

October is one of my favorite months. Pumpkins and apples line farm stands. Football season is in full swing. And Halloween creeps in at the end. I am embracing all things fall with a simple and delectable apple cupcake recipe, an incredible white chili dip perfect for watching the game, a healthy pumpkin banana smoothie

Fall is a fine time to compost

Gardeners are always amending their soil to make it the richest and best it can be for their plants to thrive. One of the best soil amendments is compost, which can easily be made at home. Compost is nature’s way of recycling yard waste and kitchen scraps into usable and valuable material. Compost is organic