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Old 05-26-2018, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Just curious: How many of you all who presently live in Arkansas and comment regularly here are Arkansas natives? If you are a transplant, how long have you lived in Arkansas? If you are neither, what is your connection to the Land of Opportunity/ Rackensack/ Natural State/ Arkansas?

I neither am a native nor a resident, but have five generations of Arkansas roots through my Arkansas native mother, and have spent substantial time with family there since I was a tiny baby.
We are CA by birth or I am. Hubby was actually born in OH but moved to CA after WW2 and called CA his home. We lived all over the state. I went to the U of CO (go Buffs) then to SDSU where I met hubby. Eventually we moved to DC to work for a particular Pres, but I will leave that for another time. After ;7 years there it was on to Texas until we both retired. We thought NM would be perfect for us, but there were problems we had trouble dealing with plus we wanted to be closer to our kids. So our younger granddaughter who was going to U of A suggested we look at AR. We did, we fell in love with so much the state had to offer and the feel it had. 10 years ago minus a few weeks we moved into our home here. And that is it in a nut shell. The interesting part: my dad and Aunt who have both been dead for years were born in OK, even though they did not grow up there. My aunt was born in a small town about an hour from here. I often wonder what they would think if they knew we had made a complete circle.
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Old 05-26-2018, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Ozark Mountains Arkansas
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Just curious: How many of you all who presently live in Arkansas and comment regularly here are Arkansas natives? If you are a transplant, how long have you lived in Arkansas? If you are neither, what is your connection to the Land of Opportunity/ Rackensack/ Natural State/ Arkansas?

I neither am a native nor a resident, but have five generations of Arkansas roots through my Arkansas native mother, and have spent substantial time with family there since I was a tiny baby.
I currently live in AR but am not a native. I've lived here for 3 (almost) years. I'm originally from deep south Louisiana.
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Old 05-27-2018, 10:07 AM
 
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What is wrong with Pine Bluff?
It’s rough there. Great in some ways, but still tough. Many businesses are gone. Every 5th house is empty, and supposedly, Little Rock offenders have taken up there. Things may be on their way up. The Quapaw tribe wants to put a casino there. The Arkansas AG won’t let them due to some triviality, but I think it’ll bring growth. Pine bluff has some new initiatives going on. Feds like the DRA have been funneling money into the town. So much is to he said if Oine bluff. Private message me if you want to know more (or at least what I’m able to tell you.)
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Old 05-27-2018, 11:41 AM
 
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You are entitled to your opinion and to share it. The only thing I would bring up is that when children have silver fillings covering their teeth, it may not be due to meth. There are dentists who will treat low-income children extra diligently, giving them filling after filling after filling, even though it's unnecessary. The dentist says it is necessary, and the government is paying the bills. And this is not exclusively in Arkansas.[/quote]

Oh my goodness. This happened to me as a child, and I live in California. It’s not easy being a child in poverty.
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Old 05-30-2018, 10:21 AM
 
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If you are in Eureka Springs, visit the Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge if you enjoy Lions, Tigers and Bears (oh my!). Some of these magnificent animals were being kept as pets and declawed before being rescued to live out their lives at Turpentine Creek. They have spacious enclosures and are attended to with love by the dedicated staff.

Check the website for the best time to visit when you can see them out and about and hear the lions roaring!

Above all else, enjoy the Natural State... and don't look back!
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Old 05-30-2018, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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Just curious: How many of you all who presently live in Arkansas and comment regularly here are Arkansas natives? If you are a transplant, how long have you lived in Arkansas? If you are neither, what is your connection to the Land of Opportunity/ Rackensack/ Natural State/ Arkansas?

I neither am a native nor a resident, but have five generations of Arkansas roots through my Arkansas native mother, and have spent substantial time with family there since I was a tiny baby.
Iowa "native", then have lived in Mountain Home, Fayetteville, and Little Rock (minimum of 4 years each place) before moving to Kansas for the past few years. About to relocate to Chicago for a stretch now but still have family in Arkansas and visit frequently.

And to the poster that mentioned Turpentine Creek - totally agree. It's a wonderful cause and a fun place to visit.
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Old 05-30-2018, 04:04 PM
 
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What is wrong with Pine Bluff?
its call crime bluff for a reason.

If you got somebody you really hate and dont care for their life, well tell the to move to crime bluff.
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Old 05-31-2018, 06:08 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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its call crime bluff for a reason.

If you got somebody you really hate and dont care for their life, well tell the to move to crime bluff.
2 weeks, OP hasn't bothered to respond. Don't think he really cares what we think.
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Old 05-31-2018, 06:33 AM
 
Location: Hot Springs Village, Ark
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Just curious: How many of you all who presently live in Arkansas and comment regularly here are Arkansas natives? If you are a transplant, how long have you lived in Arkansas? If you are neither, what is your connection to the Land of Opportunity/ Rackensack/ Natural State/ Arkansas?

I neither am a native nor a resident, but have five generations of Arkansas roots through my Arkansas native mother, and have spent substantial time with family there since I was a tiny baby.
Native, born and reared in El Dorado. Left for college in '69 and spent working years in Louisiana, Arkansas, Tennessee, Texas, Missouri, Nebraska, in that order and all with the same company. Retired in 2011 and came back to my beautiful state to live out my years in HSV and I am loving it.
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Old 06-02-2018, 05:56 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Native, born and reared in El Dorado. Left for college in '69 and spent working years in Louisiana, Arkansas, Tennessee, Texas, Missouri, Nebraska, in that order and all with the same company. Retired in 2011 and came back to my beautiful state to live out my years in HSV and I am loving it.
even though we didn't start out in AR, it sounds like a similar story as us. Retired here in Bella Vista (similar to HSV) and have no desire to spend our autumn years anywhere else.
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