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Celebrate MLK Day Jan.18 by giving back

Presumably because of the pandemic, we did not have enough January events submitted to arkansaslivingmagazine.com (and other state and local calendars we check) to publish an Around Arkansas calendar of events this month. Virus cases are still rising, so caution seems to be on communities’ minds.  One event we did…

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Looking Back – 75 years of Arkansas Living

In 1946, the year Arkansas’ electric co-ops began producing a monthly publication for members, the price of a gallon of gas was 15 cents, and you could buy a new home for $5,600. The average annual wage for a worker was $2,600, and the average cost of a new car…

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AECC board elects new officers for 2021

The Board of Directors of Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation (AECC), the Little Rock-based wholesale power supplier for Arkansas’ 17 electric distribution cooperatives, elected new officers at the board’s December meeting in Little Rock.  The 2021 AECC Board of Directors officers are: Chairman — Martha Pennington, a director for Ashley-Chicot Electric…

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Five ways to stay cozy this winter

 Baby, it’s cold outside! When you’re feeling chilly at home, there are several budget-friendly ways you can keep comfortable without turning up the thermostat. Here are five easy ways to stay cozy this winter. An electric blanket can deliver quick warmth like a regular throw or blanket cannot. Electric blankets can…