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Remembering a Good Woman
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Written by Chapel Hill   
Wednesday, August 12, 2020 02:11 PM

Donna Coffey

In this year of irrevocable change and loss, another name must be added to that long and growing list of what was but is no longer. Donna Baker died July 31, 2020 in her Orange County home. Donna was the clerk for the Orange County Commissioners since 2002, and unless you worked for or with Orange County, you may not recognize her name or know her work. But you should.. 

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Shop Owner Finds a Way for Branson’s Locals and Visitors to Take a Shine to Wearing Face Masks
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Written by Branson Convention & Visitors Bureau   
Wednesday, August 12, 2020 12:06 PM

Aug. 12, 2020 -- Branson/Lakes Area, Mo. – A Branson/Lakes Area business owner has found a way to use her unique skill set to help others make the best of the current situation and encourage them to have a little fun while protecting themselves and others. Sue Braun, the owner of Classic Creations & More, a shop that specializes in “bling-ing” things, has offered to accessorize cloth face masks for free until her supplies run out. 

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Arkansas Tourism Director Travis Napper named to Travel South USA Board of Directors
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Written by Arkansas Tourism   
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 02:32 PM

Travis Napper, director of Arkansas Tourism, has been named to the board of directors for Travel South USA and will serve as the 2020-2021 chair of the Advertising Committee. Travel South USA is the official regional destination marketing organization for the southern United States. 

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Big Bend National Park Reopens For Day Use August 7th 
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Written by Visit Big Bend   
Thursday, August 06, 2020 02:32 PM

Alpine, Texas – (August 6th, 2020)  The Brewster County Tourism Council and Visit Big Bend have received notice from Big Bend National Park and the National Park Services that beginning Friday August 7th at 9am, Big Bend National Park will reopen to the public in a limited capacity for day use only. 

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Plan your next Arkansas adventure with the 2020 'Water & Woods' guide
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Written by Arkansas Tourism   
Tuesday, August 04, 2020 12:00 AM

The 2020 “Water & Woods” guide (Arkansas Adventure Guide) is now available online and in print. Published annually by Arkansas Tourism, this publication features an in-depth look at outdoor activities across the state.

“From waterfalls and waterfowl to pristine forests and precious stones, Arkansas has so many wonders just waiting to be explored,” said Travis Napper, director of Arkansas Tourism. “I encourage Arkansans and visitors alike to check out the pages of ‘Water and Woods,’ which are filled to the brim with trails, hikes, waterfalls and other outdoor adventures to inspire travelers of all ages.” 

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Arkansas State Parks: Making memories safely
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Written by Arkansas Tourism   
Monday, August 03, 2020 05:06 PM

By Kim Williams

Photos available here.

For nearly nine decades, Arkansas State Parks have been a destination for generations of residents and visitors alike. During the pandemic, parks throughout Arkansas were a respite during unprecedented times. The department’s mission, to “enhance the quality of life through exceptional outdoor experiences, connections to Arkansas heritage, and sound resource management,” has never been as important or necessary for visitors than over these last few months. In the early days of the health emergency, Arkansas State Parks realized that safety of its guests and staff needed to become paramount as thousands headed to the parks in efforts to maintain some semblance of normalcy.

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August ‘Discover Arkansas’ Now Online
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Written by Arkansas Tourism   
Monday, August 03, 2020 12:50 PM
The August edition of “Discover Arkansas” is now available at www.arkansas.com/discover-arkansas. Published by Arkansas Tourism, the monthly digital publication highlights events, activities and trip ideas in The Natural State. 
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Readers’ Choice Awards – Please consider Voting
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Written by ENroute Communications   
Friday, July 31, 2020 04:35 PM

The Choice is Yours! Voting for the Travel Weekly’s 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards is now open. Cast your vote today to determine who the finalists will be. 

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Up to something unexpected in North Little Rock, Arkansas
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Written by North Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau   
Friday, July 31, 2020 04:19 PM
To curb the spread of COVID-19, some North Little Rock attractions and restaurants are temporarily closed or have reduced hours. Please check NorthLittleRock.org and free planning app for updated information. Starting Monday, July 20, the state of Arkansas will require masks in public. As always, our visitors' safety is our top priority. 
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