Crossett Prepares for Rodeo Festival

Dust off your cowboy boots, because the first-ever Rodeo Festival is coming to Crossett! On August 8, from noon to 4 p.m., don’t miss out on live entertainment, dancing, hot dogs, fresh lemonade and fun with your family and friends. Admission is free, and all ages are welcome. The festivities will be held at Southeast Insurance,…

Arkansas Backstories: Elvis

By Joe David Rice Elvis Aaron Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi, and later claimed Memphis, Tennessee, as home. But in the early days of his career, when he was still a mere prince rather than the King, Presley spent a surprising amount of time on Arkansas stages — usually in the eastern and southern…

A Town with ‘Hope’ for the Future

by Curtis Lanning  Being the birthplace of both former President Bill Clinton and former Gov. Mike Huckabee certainly gives the town of Hope something to be known for, but there’s much more to this friendly little community of nearly 10,000. Mayor Steve Montgomery said the town boasts plenty of great outdoor activities. “It’s almost like…

Eating Right: The Arkansas Heart Hospital Garden

Arkansas Heart Hospitals’ garden offers a multi-faceted approach to improving improving health. Eating right can improve overall health, of course, and giving people nutritious options is one way to encourage them to do that. The hospital’s garden, which officially got its start in the spring, is now brimming with squash, tomatoes, snow peas, carrots, broccoli,…