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A group of filmmakers from around the country recently came to El Dorado to work with locals on creating a parody video to help showcase the town and its future. The three-minute video shows people singing and dancing around downtown El Dorado to the opening song from the popular Oscar nominated film La La Land …
Shelley Loe of the Arkadelphia Area Chamber of Commerce has sent details on the upcoming Downtown Crawfest taking place May 5.  The crawfish boil starts at 5:30 p.m. and crawfish will served in the parking lot at 617 Clinton Street in downtown Arkadelphia. Advance tickets are $20 and are available at Southern Bancorp and the …
If you visit Sheridan, a stop by the Grant County Veterans Memorial Park nearby is an option to learn about a piece of World War II history tied to the area.  The memorial site honors the nine airmen whose Boeing B-17F Flying Fortress crashed in Sheridan in 1943 and is located at the crash site …
April 15-23 marks National Park Week and hundreds of programs are set to take place across the nation in celebration of the annual event. Currently, there are over 400 parks within the National Park System, including national seashores, monuments, historical parks, and battlefields. “Each one has a story to tell,” said Acting National Park Service …
Klipsch is currently one of the leading loudspeaker companies in the nation. Paul Klipsch, (1904-2002), a Hope resident, audio pioneer and founder of the company, had a passion for amateur radios. Both are tied to the history of the town. While doing military service at the Southwest Proving Grounds in Hope, he refined a speaker …
Scott Joplin (1868-1917) was a famous composer noted for his Ragtime music. Joplin grew up in Texarkana and in honor of this and to mark the 100 year mark of his passing, The Scott Joplin International Centennial Celebration is taking place March 31 -April 2 at the new Regional Music Heritage Center in Texarkana. “Most …
Food…glorious food!! Arkansas is home to some legendary restaurants, wonderful chefs, and amazing, tasty fare. And although the state has all varieties of halls of fame, it wasn’t until 2016 that the Department of Arkansas Heritage decided there needed to be an Arkansas Food Hall of Fame. Rightly so…and about time! The Arkansas Food Hall …
Ashdown is located in Little River County, which got its name from the Little River, which flows into the Red River near Texarkana. Little River County is celebrating a Sesquicentennial this year and a festival to celebrate the occasion is set for March 2-3. “In addition to the county being 150 years old, Ashdown city will …
If you are in El Dorado this Saturday, you can catch a performance by the South Arkansas Symphony. Trumpeter Byron Stripling will be performing  “What a Wonderful World, a Tribute to Louis Armstrong” with the symphony, which is led by conductor Kermit Poling. The symphony is the largest performing arts organization in South Arkansas and …