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- The Johnny Cash Heritage Festival will be canceled for 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Adam Long, Arkansas State University Heritage Sites director, announced the cancellation on Wednesday, June 23. Planning for 2021’s festival is underway.
- For the first time, the Distinguished Young Women Scholarship Program will air their showcase on its website. The program is an inclusive, education-oriented take on classic American pageantry and provides $1 billion in scholarships each year. Sarah Gibson, Arkansas’ 2020 Distinguished Young Woman and Bald Knob-native, has already started the competitive process, completing the interview, public speaking, fitness and talent portions.
- NLR Animal Shelter Director David Miles said that since its reopening on June 1, 85 animals have been sent to their forever homes. This comes after a previous issue with overcrowding.
- Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu opera house reopened to a full house of house plants earlier this week. The plants are being sent to healthcare workers following the performance.
- Making the more than 6,000-mile journey from the Sahara Desert, a Saharan dust plume is expected to reach the U.S. today.