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Jack Schnedler

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Recent Stories by Jack Schnedler

Are We There Yet?: Exhibits show how once wild river was tamed

posted: 02/26/2015 1:48 a.m. Discuss

Before a network of 18 dams subdued the Arkansas River, the waterway was a raging force of nature that regularly wrecked boats and flooded lowlands.

Are We There Yet?: Mount Ida has bragging rights as quartz capital

posted: 02/19/2015 1:53 a.m. Discuss

Yes, there is an official Arkansas State Mineral. As voted by the General Assembly back in 1967, it's the quartz crystal.

Are We There Yet?: Heifer Ranch helps feed Third World countries

posted: 02/12/2015 1:47 a.m. Discuss

Some youngsters from urban schools who tour Heifer Ranch have never been on a farm, or even near one.

Are We There Yet?: Stuttgart museum rich in German lore, ducks

posted: 02/05/2015 1:54 a.m. Discuss

Journalists are generally advised to keep themselves out of their stories. But I'll assert a point of personal privilege for this visit to Stuttgart's Museum of the Arkansas Grand Prairie.

ARE WE THERE YET?: Grant County Museum covers lots of history

posted: 01/29/2015 1:50 a.m. Discuss

One exhibit at the impressively wide-ranging Grant County Museum is kept behind closed doors.

Are We There Yet?: Nature center, ASU Museum call Jonesboro home

posted: 01/22/2015 2:08 a.m. Comment 1

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.

Are We There Yet?: Faulkner County's Cadron settlement dates to 1818

posted: 01/15/2015 1:50 a.m. Discuss

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

ARE WE THERE YET?: Like oddities? Harrison museum is the ticket

posted: 01/08/2015 1:50 a.m. Discuss

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.

ARE WE THERE YET?: Eagle tours to take flight at several state parks

posted: 01/01/2015 1:59 a.m. Discuss

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.

Tracy Neal Roark

posted: 12/28/2014 2:56 a.m. Discuss

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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