Record Diamond Found at Crater of Diamonds State Park

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A diamond for the record books has been found at Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro! The find, an 8.52-carat white diamond, has been named the Esperanza Diamond by Bobbie Oskarson of Colorado, who made the diamond discovery on

Summer Camp Fun!

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In July, activities for the kids are both fun and educational. Check out these events geared toward the younger crowd. Parkin Archeological State Park in Parkin offers Craft Day for Kids on July 4. Participants learn what life was like

Get Outside This July in Eastern Arkansas!

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Summer sizzles with fun this July in eastern Arkansas! Get outside and enjoy the beauty that is The Natural State! Head to Paragould and Crowley’s Ridge State Park for Fun on the Fourth on July 4. The family-friendly event offers

Come Hungry to the 1st Arkansas Steak Cook-Off July 18

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Benton is getting in on cooking competitions with the inaugural Arkansas Steak Cook-Off Championship on July 18. (This is not to be confused with the World Championship Steak Cook-Off held in Magnolia in May.) The new Benton Event Center is

Taekwondo World Champs in Little Rock in July

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    The ATA (American Taekwondo Association) World Championships are coming up! The tournament, which is one of the premier events of the year for the sport of Taekwondo, is July 8-12 in Little Rock at the Statehouse Convention Center.

Summer Concert Series in El Dorado

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El Dorado’s Summer Concert Series schedule has been released! The concerts are free to the public and feature live music on Union Square in downtown El Dorado. The dates are set for June 27, July 25, and August 22. The

Smackover Oil Town Festival is June 18-20!

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The Smackover Oil Town Festival is June 18-20 in Smackover! This is the 44th year for the annual festival that celebrates the oil boom heritage of the town. This part of the state was transformed by oil and the discovery

Experience the Past at Settlers Day Camp

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Transport yourself back to frontier Arkansas at Plantation Agriculture Museum State Park during Settlers Day Camp, June 17-19. The past becomes real for those ages 8 to 12 during this three-day event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day.

Hot Springs Wins International Innovation Award

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  The Hot Springs Sister City Program has won the Sister Cities International’s 2015 Innovation Award. The award, which highlights the field of economic development, is for a city with a population less than 100,000. The project entered spotlights the

Lodge at Queen Wilhelmina State Park Reopens July 1

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The lodge at Queen Wilhelmina State Park in Mena reopens July 1. The lodge is back open following a $9.7-million renovation that includes a new hearth room and porch for enjoying the panoramic view from Rich Mountain, Arkansas’s second highest