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First-time archer proves it’s never too late to start
Finding a place to start hunting if one doesn’t have family or friends who enjoy an outdoors lifestyle can be intimidating. Thanks to a new program through the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Gov. Mike Huckabee Delta Rivers Nature Center, six “adult onset” hunters overcame that hurdle and joined the ranks of seasoned bowhunters last…
Habitat barges and hatcheries produce banner year for Arkansas anglers
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission hatchery system and its partners stocked more than 14.6 million fish into Arkansas waters last year, even with a massive renovation project limiting the output of the Jim Hinkle Spring River Fish Hatchery in Mammoth Spring. Add to that more than 650,000 cubic feet of cover placed in fish…
Scholarships are now available for eligible Arkansas students through Arkansas Community Foundation
The Community Foundation’s scholarships are for Arkansas students pursuing education at two- or four-year colleges or universities, vocational schools or technical training programs. Each scholarship has its own eligibility criteria. Some scholarships are designated for graduates of a particular high school or those who plan to attend a particular college. Others are based on extracurricular…
River otters offer antics for winter wildlife watchers
Conservation comeback stories often focus on the amazing return of white-tailed deer, the black bear in Arkansas and other game species, but one of The Natural State’s most charismatic critters also came back as a result of proper game management and habitat conservation. Once nearly wiped clean from Arkansas’s streams, the river otter now enjoys…
Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas offer 2023 Legislative Guide
The Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas recently launched the 2023 digital version of its popular Arkansas Legislative Directory. The digital directory is free and offered to iPhone and Android users. “The Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas Legislative Guide provides an easy-to-use tool to allow Arkansans to contact their state and federal elected officials,” said Buddy Hasten, president/CEO…
Expanding Arkansas’s National Security Role
Protecting the United States and our interests is a fundamental responsibility for the federal government. Our founders made this role clear when they wrote the Constitution with the intent to, in part, “provide for the common defense.” Today we understand how vital that is in the face of threats from adversaries and competitors around the…
Is College the best course for you?
Going to college provides plenty of benefits for some people. For high school students, it might seem like the logical next step after graduation. For older adults, going back to school might sound like the perfect way to advance in your career—or to start over in a totally new career. But a college degree is…
MH School Board to consider another millage increase ballot measure
On Monday, January 30, the Mountain Home Public Schools Board of Education will host a special board meeting in Dunbar Auditorium at the high school at 6:00 p.m. to discuss the potential of placing another millage increase measure for high school renovations on the ballot in 2023.  According to district superintendent Dr. Jake Long, the…
AGFC, Academics Afield brings new audience outdoors
A group of students has begun building a community of hunters on the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff campus. Hollie Sanders, an assistant chief in the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Education Division, offered a glimpse into the Academics Afield program during the Commission’s January meeting. “This program is designed to introduce college students…

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