Blues Hall of Famer “Sunshine” Sonny Payne to be Celebrated on Dec. 1 in Historic Helena

Legendary radio broadcaster and Blues Hall of Fame member “Sunshine” Sonny Payne will be honored on Tuesday, Dec. 1, as he is presented with the 2015 Cecil Scaife Visionary Award; friends and family will also gather to celebrate his 90th

Celebrating the Duck! Stuttgart Hosts the 80th Annual World’s Championship Duck Calling Contest and Wings Over the Prairie Festival

Thanksgiving may be all about the turkey…but the day AFTER Thanksgiving, in the Arkansas Delta, it’s all about the duck! Stuttgart welcomes thousands to the annual World’s Championship Duck Calling Contest and Wings Over the Prairie Festival, which turns 80

Kate Baer Fossils

Artist Kate Baer says nature is always her greatest inspiration, however clichéd it might sound. Take one look at her artwork and it’s clear there is nothing trite about her creativity. She celebrates the elegant geometry of nature through handcrafted

Young Anglers Find Family Tradition on Dry Run Creek in North Central Arkansas

Asher Samsel, 11, flips his lure into one of the cascading pools of Dry Run Creek. The autumn-tinted trees lining the bank behind him are so picturesque in the soft, overcast light that the scene almost looks fake. Clear water

A Holiday to Remember This December

The holiday season is a wonderful time to make family memories in The Natural State. This December, experience the sights and sounds of the holidays with the entire family at these fun and festive events! Hoxie hosts the 8th annual

Red and Green Alternating Lights and Disco Dome: The History of Holiday Lighting at the State Capitol

Text by Kerry Kraus During the Christmas season when I was growing up, the dome of the capitol was pretty much covered in lights, which alternated from solid red to green. The building was also outlined in lights but it

Sleigh Bells Ring Throughout Central Arkansas this December

Hey kids! Like any journalist I have my sources, and a little elf at the North Pole sent me Santa’s schedule for December. Keep your eyes peeled for the big guy at these locations: Today–Dec. 24: Visits and Photos with

View Trumpeter Swans in Heber Springs

More than 100 trumpeter swans descend on Magness Lake, a small oxbow off the Little Red River, each year. This wintering population of birds flocks to Heber Springs from their Midwestern homes and their arrival makes for an exciting birding

A Holly, Jolly Holiday Season

The holiday season is upon us. Here are some great events in the Upper and Lower Delta of eastern Arkansas to make the holidays even brighter! Take a few hours away from the bustle of the season and make a

Learn to Forge at Historic Washington State Park

Washington, Arkansas’s most famous blacksmith, James Black, is credited with forging one of the original Bowie knives for James “Jim” Bowie in the early 1830s. One of the many structures visitors can tour at Historic Washington State Park in town