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Nature center, ASU Museum call Jonesboro home

A skeleton of probably the largest animal ever stalked in our hunter-happy corner of the world greets visitors to the Arkansas State University Museum.

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Faulkner County's Cadron settlement dates to 1818

If you can name the first permanent white settlement in central Arkansas, consider yourself thoroughly versed on our state's history.

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Like oddities? Harrison museum is the ticket

State-of-the-art parking meters, like the ones that lurk along Little Rock's River Market strip, no longer require a stash of nickels, dimes and quarters. They're happy to take your credit card as well.

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Eagle tours to take flight at several state parks

Given Arkansas' lack of ski resorts and tropical beaches, it figures that January would be one of the quietest months for fun outdoors in the Natural State.

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Tracy Neal Roark

Thanks to city Employee of the Year Tracy Roark, Little Rock’s stray animals are getting a new leash on life.

Statistics can be a cold way to start a story. But here are a few eye-popping numbers that bring into focus the life-saving achievements of Tracy Roark, Little Rock's Employee of the Year. In 2003, the year before Roark became manager of the city's Animal Services Division, its pound-like facility euthanized 3,147 dogs and cats. It sent a mere 386 to new homes. The ratio of death to survival was a ghastly 8-to-1.

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Christmas is time to salute Thorncrown Chapel

Christmas qualifies as prime time to salute the fact that the most celebrated work of architecture in Arkansas is a place of Christian worship.

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Plantation museum gins up old-time Christmas

If you believe Christmas has turned much too commercial, Plantation Agriculture Museum offers an antidote this weekend by evoking the reputedly simpler Good Old Days.

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Along the Buffalo is where Arkansas elk roam

On a sunny mid-November afternoon in Boxley Valley, a sightseeing couple from Little Rock spotted exactly what they were seeking and eagerly pulled over.

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Christmas parades on the march starting today

So who doesn't love a parade to get this annual season of good cheer really rolling? Well, a grinch, maybe. Or a churl. Or a curmudgeon.

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4 million light bulbs to give gardens holiday glow

In nature's seasonal cycle, this would be one of the least colorful times of the year at Garvan Woodland Gardens.