Personal interaction with farmers and the promise of fresh produce are two of the draws to farmers markets in the Tri-Lakes Edition coverage area.
There are three such markets to choose from: in Arkadelphia, Hot Springs and Malvern.
The Clark County Farmers Market in Arkadelphia is open Saturdays and Wednesdays in Central Park on 10th Street, across from Henderson State University. The market’s hours are 7 a.m. to noon Saturdays, and 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays. The
market, which was founded about a year ago, is operated in an open-air pavilion.
Contributing to the public’s understanding of archaeology and its relevance today is one purpose of an annual training program hosted by the Arkansas Archaeological Society.
Mary Beth Trubitt, research station archaeologist at Henderson State University, said this year’s two-week program was held in Oden. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service and the Oden schools provided facilities for the program, which instructed as many as 75 “citizen scientists” in field and laboratory work.
The Clark County Arts and Humanities Council has a new executive director. Nick Langley, an Arkadelphia resident and a graduate of Henderson State University, has replaced Farrell Ford, who assumed the role of president of the council following the recent resignation of Scott Holsclaw.
“We were looking for someone from this community and someone who is passionate about the arts,” Ford said of Langley’s selection.
Under a cloudless blue sky, a small crowd sat in folding chairs set up on the sprawling front yard of the historic Bozeman Plantation House to hear a “living history” of Civil War Days in Clark County.
Beneath colorful flags depicting each nation represented at
Henderson State University’s 17th annual International Food Bazaar, hundreds of people lined up to sample cuisine prepared by student chefs.
Cedric Akodokoun, for example, had prepared a dish from Benin called ragout
a la viande beninoise, with ingredients that included yams, tomato sauce, onions, red peppers and boneless beef.
Shelia Ballard of Hope had just sat down with a paper plate laden with food, including some of Akodokoun’s dish.
Wendy Richter, an archivist at Ouachita Baptist University, examined the contents of a box pulled from a shelf in the basement of the Riley-Hickingbotham Library. The box — one of hundreds in Ouachita’s Special Collections — was labeled Wharton Camera Collection and contained camera bodies and lenses that are decades old.
Fourth Congressional District U.S. Rep. Mike Ross apologized to those who had gathered Friday at Ouachita Baptist University to hear the announcement that his official papers will be donated to the university’s archives.