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10 top places to kiss in The Natural State

Jill Rohrbach, travel writer
Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism

Locking lips at this locale is literally the top place to kiss in Arkansas. Signal Hill at Mt. Magazine State Park near Paris is the highest point of the peak at 2,753 feet above mean sea level. There’s no higher ground in The Natural State; although, when kissing your sweetheart, your feet may not be on the ground anyway. A balcony off the lodge or deck of one of the cabins makes for a romantic background as well.
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Trails for Life Grants Advisory Committee to meet Feb. 26

The Trails for Life Grants Advisory Committee will hold a meeting and conduct the Trails for Life Grant hearings on Feb. 26, 2016 in Jacksonville.

The committee will meet with the Outdoor Recreation Grants Program staff at 8 a.m. and hearings will be held beginning at 1 p.m. in meeting rooms A and B of the Jacksonville Community Center, located at 5 Municipal Drive, Jacksonville, Arkansas. The committee has scheduled five minutes for each applicant to describe its grant request and answer questions the committee might have to assist with the grant award recommendations.

For more information contact John Beneke, Director, Outdoor Recreation Grants Program, Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism, One Capitol Mall, Little Rock, Arkansas, 72201, 501-682-1301.

Submitted by the Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism

Arkansas to become open carry state on August 15th

Arkansas will become the nation’s 45th open carry state on August 15th of this year. This result arises from the Arkansas legislature’s enactment of HB 1700, a bill sponsored by Representative Denny Altes (R – Fort Smith) which amended Arkansas Code § 5-73-120 (Carrying a weapon). » Read more..