Arkansas Timberlands

Around here, we like to think every day is a great day for kids to visit parks. And the National Park Trust agrees—so much so that they’ve designated a special day to encourage children to visit national, state and municipal parks across the country. National Kids to Parks Day will be held this year on …
A news release about an upcoming history symposium at Historic Washington State Park has been sent our way. Below are the details from it in case you might want to attend. “The Arkansas History Commission and State Archives, the Arkansas Genealogical Society, and the Southwest Arkansas Regional Archives Foundation, Inc., are hosting their annual history …
Kurt Searvogel, who lives and works in Sheridan, recently went after a world record cycling feat that has stood for 75 years. The endeavor, which is known as the high mileage record, included riding the most miles in a single year. In January 2016, he became the new record holder. To put his achievement in …
Bayou Bartholomew is considered the longest bayou in the world. Lined with cypress and tupelo swamps, it ranks amongst the top bio-diverse streams in North America. It begins nears Pine Bluff and twists and turns 359 river miles before emptying into the Ouachita River near Sterlington, Louisiana. The route is the newest addition to the …
The 4th annual Mayhaw 101 is approaching in El Dorado. At the free clinic, you can learn about this berry, gain insight into starting a mayhaw orchard, and take part in activities such as embarking on a boat tour at Moro Bay State Park to see mayhaws in the wild. The event is set for …
There is no better time to become a Junior Park Ranger than the centennial year of the National Parks Service. The NPS Junior Ranger program is an activity-based program offered in almost all parks that lets kids join the National Park Service “family” as Junior Rangers. Interested youth complete a series of activities during a …
You can get your Spudnut fix in Magnolia again! The Spudnut Shop in Magnolia is one of only two shops where you can get Spudnuts in the state. The other is the Spudnut Shoppe Co in El Dorado at 810 West Faulkner Street. Spudnuts are donuts whose main ingredient that sets them apart is potato …
Here are a few of the events and festivals celebrating anniversaries this year in Southwest Arkansas! Henderson State University in Arkadelphia is celebrating its 125th anniversary with an exhibition that highlights the history of the university. The opening reception is scheduled for Thursday, March 3 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The Arkadelphia Arts Museum is …
With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, you might be looking for a special place to spend idyllic time with your sweetie. You can create a tale of love and adventure in Arkansas at numerous romantic places, but here’s a tip on 10 top places to kiss (or propose) in The Natural State. Locking lips …
A new weekly radio program from the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) will allow listeners to explore Arkansas without even leaving the house. Radio CALS, which debuts on KABF 88.3 Friday, Jan. 8, at noon, is a two-hour show that will feature a mix of conversation and archival material such as music, interviews and oral histories, plus information …