Meet Les Brandt

“Call me when you’re 15 minutes away and I’ll come meet you at the start of my road,” Les offered by phone as we barreled up Arkansas’ famous Pig Trail highway towards Huntsville, Arkansas. Two weeks earlier we had heard of a famous woodworker named Les Brandt who lived in the hills outside of Eureka…

Barkansas Photo Contest Begins August 3, 2015: Enter a Shot of Your Pup in The Natural State!

Arkansas loves dogs and dogs love Arkansas. In fact, The Natural State is the number one state for dog ownership in the U.S., according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. That’s why the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism has launched “Barkansas,” an online photo contest for residents and visitors alike to share photos of…

Park Visitor from Colorado Finds 8.52-Carat White Diamond at Arkansas’s Crater of Diamonds State Park on June 24

Finder names the gem the Esperanza Diamond for her niece’s name and the Spanish word for “hope” An 8.52-carat white diamond was found Wednesday (June 24) by Bobbie Oskarson of Longmont, Colorado, at Arkansas’s Crater of Diamonds State Park, according to park officials. Clear white and icicle shaped, this gem is the fifth largest diamond…

Five Simple Strength-Training Exercises for Pregnancy and Why They are Beneficial

By Glenn McCracken   1. Squat Improves mobility and strengthens the pelvis and hips. Hormones released during pregnancy prepare the body for labor by loosening the ligaments and joints. Although, this is necessary it can increase the possibility of strain and injury during pregnancy. More strength and stability means less pain and overall better movement. 2. Wide-leg dead lift Strengthens…

Watermelon Malibu Surf

This concoction is sure to be a hit … so have more ingredients on hand to make multiple servings. Ingredients 1 cup seedless watermelon chunks 1 cup trimmed strawberries, cut in half ½ cup coconut cream 1 to 2 shots spiced rum Mini watermelon wedges for garnish ½ cup sweetened whipped topping Directions Blend watermelon,…