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Arkansas is the first state in the U.S. where diamonds were found naturally (near Murfreesboro, Arkansas). The eastern border of most of Arkansas is the Mississippi River, except in Clay and Greene counties where the St. Francis River forms the western boundary of the Missouri Bootheel. Arkansas shares its southern border with Louisiana, its northern border with Missouri, its eastern border with Tennessee and Mississippi, and its western border with Texas and Oklahoma. Arkansas is a land of mountains and valleys, thick forests and fertile plains. Northwest Arkansas is part of the Ozark Plateau including the Boston Mountains, to the south are the Ouachita Mountains and these regions are divided by the Arkansas River; the southern and eastern parts of Arkansas are called the Lowlands. The so-called Lowlands are better known as the Delta and the Grand Prairie. The land along the Mississippi River is referred to as the “Delta” of Arkansas. It gets this name from the formation of its rich alluvial soils formed from the flooding of the mighty Mississippi. The Grand Prairie is slightly away from the Mississippi River in the southeast portion of the state and consists of a more undulating landscape. Both are fertile agricultural areas and home to much of the crop agriculture in the state. The Delta region is bisected by an unusual geological formation known as Crowley’s Ridge. A narrow band of rolling hills, Crowley’s Ridge rises from 250 to 500 feet above the surrounding alluvial plain. Buffalo National River, one of many attractions that give the state’s nickname The Natural State. Buffalo National River, one of many attractions that give the state’s nickname The Natural State. Arkansas is home to many caves, such as Blanchard Springs Caverns.

 

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News from the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Most Independent Citizens Commission members want to more than double state legislators' salaries.

 

BENTONVILLE -- School District Superintendent Michael Poore has lofty expectations for a food drive he's leading.

 

BENTONVILLE -- The library will host the Northwest Arkansas Community College Financial Aid Office to present information about FAFSA and federal aid.

 

FAYETTEVILLE -- Seven Hills Homeless Center is seeking a new executive director.

 

BENTONVILLE -- Northwest Arkansas Community College received state approval Friday for a program to help people with cognitive disabilities.

 

FAYETTEVILLE -- Ward 4 residents are cautiously optimistic about a proposed development on the north side of the University of Arkansas campus.

 

BENTONVILLE -- Elected and appointed officials heard about the city's vision to develop a comprehensive plan during an annual training workshop Friday.

 

PRAIRIE GROVE -- A sophomore from Prairie Grove High School has earned the top score on the ACT.

 

FAYETTEVILLE -- Chris Drake looks forward to taking his Happy Hollow classes to a large pond behind the school for writing assignments, science projects and to learn how to fish and kayak.

 

SPRINGDALE -- Tyson Foods beat analysts' expectations for its first quarter and reiterated projections for a strong year.

 
 

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