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Fall lawn care

Answers to some questions on keeping green, healthy grass When the cool breezes start to blow at nightfall, they bring with them a calming sense of renewal. The grass starts to green up again, fall-blooming perennials load up with buds ready to burst, and my vegetable garden overflows with produce. A healthy, green lawn is

Lighting the way to energy savings

170 electric co-op members win LEDs Thanks to technological improvements, one of the most cost-effective and easiest ways to save energy in your home is through one simple process: replacement of your old incandescent and compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) with ultra-efficient light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs. To help members understand the significance of the lighting change,

Teacher Space Camp

One Arkansas educator’s out-of-this-world experience  Every teacher works hard getting ready for the new school year, but Mindy Bissett’s preparations this summer were quite literally astronomical. Bissett, a Gifted and Talented (GT) teacher whose main school is Seventh Street Elementary in North Little Rock, was the lone Arkansas educator selected to attend the 2017 Honeywell

A virtuous mantle of leadership

Think of a historical figure that you admire, someone whom, if you had a time machine, you would like to go back and meet, to talk with. Are you thinking of someone? Chances are, the person you thought of was someone who had to deal with adversity. If you think of several great leaders, you

New officers elected-Keep Arkansas Beautiful-Making House calls

AECI board elects new officers The Board of Directors for Arkansas Electric Cooperatives, Inc. (AECI), the statewide service organization of Arkansas’ electric co-ops and publisher of Arkansas Living, elected new officers at the AECI annual meeting on July 25. They are:                   Keep Arkansas Beautiful’s statewide cleanup

The Social Taco puts love in every creation

Some restaurants just feel right when you walk in the door. Such is the case for The Social Taco in Rogers. Thanks to Chef Fernando Martinez, the restaurant is quickly gaining fans after opening in February 2016. Martinez is no stranger to the restaurant business; he has more than 44 years of experience in the

Makeover winners set to save money with LED lighting kits

Congratulations to all 170 winners of our 10th Annual Energy Efficiency Makeover contest! What’s the result when all of the makeover winners exchange Edison-style incandescent bulbs and CFLs with energy efficient General Electric (GE) LEDs? Well, there are several answers. For instance, each member will reduce the energy requirements for lighting their home, which lowers

Fairfield Bay offers outdoor fun year-round

Established as a resort and retirement village, Fairfield Bay is full of weekend retreat opportunities featuring condos, luxury residences and lodgings with resort-style amenities. Here are 10 reasons Fairfield Bay is a perfect family recreation destination for all ages and is certainly worth the drive. 1.Sugar Loaf Mountain     Getting to Sugar Loaf Mountain in

Gourds in the garden

  Gourds have been cultivated for thousands of years and were used as utensils, storage containers and instruments. Once a utilitarian item, they are now showing up in painted crafts, birdhouses or scattered around with pumpkins and mums for fall décor. Although it is too late to grow them this year, it’s good to plan