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Fantastic fall colors and where to find them

 Arkansas’ official state photographers share their tips Few people put as many miles on Arkansas roads as Casey Crocker and Kirk Jordan, full-time photographers for the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism. If you see an Arkansas photo in a state tourism brochure or advertisement, or on or, it’s almost certain that

10 Pro Tips for Picture-Perfect Fall Foliage Photos

Whether fall 2020 brings us the bounty of glorious foliage we hope to see or a season of more muted autumn leaves, a camera--even a smartphone camera--can help capture and enhance the scenery we find. For ideas on how to get the best fall photos, we turned to Casey Crocker and Kirk Jordan, the staff

Class acts – Jasper and Bradley educators named Arkansas Rural Teachers of the Year

They’re charged with instructing our youth, but this year, Arkansas teachers got quite the education. The COVID-19 pandemic, which involved unexpected crash courses in problem-solving and quick thinking, has required teachers at all education levels to master new classroom technology and coping skills. Due to health concerns, Arkansas schools were shuttered in March; the state-mandated

Haunted Arkansas- Unnatural tales from The Natural State

Any state worth its salt has a haunted spot or two, and Arkansas is no different. Anywhere you go in The Natural State, you’ll find local folklore with tales of ghostly apparitions and unexplained phenomenon. It’s all good fun, if a little macabre, to hear the backstories of these otherworldly attractions. Here are a few of the most interesting

Be cyber-secure in October and beyond

October is the time electric cooperatives celebrate the principles of their unique business model as part of National Co-op Month. In recent years, electric cooperatives have shared their time in the limelight to help promote cybersecurity during October, which is also designated as National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. The awareness program is spearheaded by the National

Catfish, shrimp lure diners to Mr. Whiskers in Hot Springs

When Scott Irwin was a small boy growing up in Hot Springs, he met Col. Harland Sanders, founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken, while the colonel was visiting a local franchise owner. That meeting made a huge impression on Irwin, owner of Mr. Whiskers in Hot Springs. “I’ve never wanted to do anything else,” he said

Autumn apple treats – delicious to the core

Crisp autumn days call for apple recipes. My lively Salad with Apples and Curry Dressing is sure to please. Apple Banana Cupcakes double as muffins when you leave off the icing. Just don’t leave the topping off this luscious Caramel Apple Cheesecake. And a must-try is my simple, simply fantastic Slow Cooker Apple Butter. Hold

Edible perennials like asparagus will produce spear after spear

When gardeners hear “perennial,” they think of plants like hostas, daylilies and coneflowers — ornamental herbaceous plants that come back every year. While many perennials are ornamental, there are some edible perennials as well. Asparagus: One of the most popular perennial vegetables is asparagus. Asparagus gardens can live for a long time and yield more