Buddy Carson: A War Story and A Love Story

Buddy Carson: A War Story and A Love Story

In recognition of the upcoming Veterans Day holiday, state Rep. Sheilla Lampkin writes about the late Frank “Buddy” Carson Jr., a WWII veteran who served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Army Air Corps. Carson died last month on September 28 at the age of 91....

History of the Pilgrim Rest AME Church

The African Methodist Episcopal Church was, the first black denomination in America. It was founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1787 by a young man named Richard Allen.  Allen had been born in slavery in Philadelphia in 1760 and later sold, along with his...

The Quintessential EHC Project

This is part of a series of stories by State Rep. Sheilla Lampkin’s about extension homemakers clubs. The series was written in recognition of the 100th anniversary of EHCs in Arkansas. The Arkansas Extension Homemakers Council in 1968 through 1970 promoted a...
Sheilla Lampkin’s Pear Preserves

Sheilla Lampkin’s Pear Preserves

The first step to making pear preserves is locating good pears this late in the fall. For these, we traveled to Arkansas City, Arkansas. Around the Desha County courthouse, and other places in town, are some rather rough-looking pear trees that Judge Lampkin remembers...

Town & Country EHC preserves art of quilting

This is a part of a series of stories on the history of  Extension Homemakers Clubs. The statewide organization is celebrating its 100th birthday this year. Born out of a desire and necessity to improve rural community EHC clubs of today have grown and changed to...