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Tyson Foods unveiled its Manufacturing Automation Center in downtown Springdale last week. The state-of-the-art facility is designed to help the company develop more automation and robotics for its food processing plants.

The Springdale Chamber of Commerce has launched a new smartphone app to give visitors and residents one place for information about everything that's happening in the city. The app called Explore Springdale includes information about hotels and restaurants, as well as recreational and entertainment options. It also has a comprehensive calendar of events.


U.S. Sen. John Boozman (R-AR) visited Springdale last month to discuss his Hunger-Free Summer for Kids Act of 2019, a bipartisan measure he's introduced to add flexibility to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s federal summer food nutrition program for low-income children.

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Arkansas' only cidery is growing. Black Apple Crossing in Springdale will start distributing its cider at more than 30 bars and restaurants in Little Rock and North Little Rock starting next month. 

Courtesy / Rodeo of the Ozarks

The Rodeo of the Ozarks returns to Springdale June 26 through 29. Shorty Parsons created the event 75 years ago and his daughter, Pat Hutter, remains active in the rodeo today.