Ahead on this edition of Weekend Ozarks, we talk with a woman who has made it her mission to ensure that thousands of hungry elders in the Arkansas River Valley don't go without food. Plus, we go inside the Bella Vista Museum and learn about that city's history.
Charolotte Tidwell, a native of Fort Smith, is devoting her golden years to making sure low-income elders have plenty to eat. She’s getting tons of help from the River Valley Regional Food Bank.
To make a contribution to Tidwell’s charity call 479-459-0669 or mail a contribution to PO Box 1571, Fort Smith, AR 72902. The River Valley Regional Food Bank also seeks food donations from individuals, businesses and corporations.
Ahead on this edition of Ozarks, Eureka Springs has long depended on the kindness, and cash, of strangers. Recently, the city's business owners decided to evaluate how well the town and tourism industry are linked today. Plus, Kevin Kerby joins us in the studio to talk about what has changed from when he toured with a full band of musicians to touring now primarily as a solo artist.
State lawmakers yesterday heard from a consulting firm that could be hired to investigate potential ways of increasing revenue for the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery. One candidate for Arkansas Lieutenant Governor says he thinks that a state law passed in 2013 allows for open carry of firearms in Arkansas, while his opponent accuses him of being out of touch with Arkansans for being in Washington, D.C. for too long. The U.S. Marshals Museum in Fort Smith announces a $5 million gift a week before its groundbreaking. And two local school gardens get recognized.