Posts by Author: Zoie Clift

Pam Beasley, superintendent of the Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources in Smackover, has sent details of the upcoming Natural State Chautauqua taking place next month on June 2-4. The theme this go around is “Adventure is Worthwhile” and will feature the stories of three adventurous characters from American history: Daniel Boone, Edith Russell and Amelia Earhart. …
A recent influx of new antique stores is helping spur a downtown revival in Mena. Downtown Mena lies in an ideal location, situated at the bottom of the famous Talimena Scenic Drive, the winding route that offers picturesque vistas of the surrounding Ouachita mountains. The road leads to Queen Wilhelmina State Park, home to a …
Berry season is upon us once again and family farms and fruit stands can be found across Arkansas for the fruit you seek. Below are four fabulous finds to put on the radar!   1. The Reagan Family Farm is a family-owned and operated, 10-acre farm in the heart of Fayetteville. This urban farm sells …
Mid-America Science Museum in Hot Springs has landed the Institute for Museum and Library Services National Medal for Community Service. The award stands out as only 10 museums and libraries around the country are awarded it each year. U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama will award the medals at a ceremony in Washington, D.C.  at the …
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 …
Local comics scholar and Henderson State University (HSU) professor Randy Duncan has sent news that some acclaimed comics creators will be visiting Arkansas this month. Duncan is well known in the field as the co-founder of the Comics Arts Conference, an academic conference that meets annually at WonderCon Anaheim and the San Diego Comic-Con International. …
Spring is here and festival season is in full swing! Here is a peek at a few of the fun options taking place across Southwest Arkansas in May! 1. Railfest Railfest in Texarkana takes place May 6-7 and is a celebration of the railroad heritage of the town. It takes place at Front Street Plaza …
More good news for mountain biking in Arkansas. It has been announced that the 2017 and 2018 USA Cycling Marathon Mountain Bike National Championships will be in Arkadelphia. The championships, which as of now are scheduled to take place in the spring, will be on a single-track course around DeGray Lake on the Iron Mountain …