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250: The Blog

250 is the Suite Number of the Governor’s Office at the Arkansas State Capitol. It also is the name of this blog, which will go beyond the press conferences and bill signings to offer a glimpse of the day-to-day life of Governor Asa Hutchinson.

Ozarka graduation

Ozarka graduation

roconnor | 07.13.2018

Barbara Wilson had chosen an aisle seat at the Ozarka College graduation ceremony, which put her directly in  Governor Asa Hutchinson’s path. The governor, who was there to deliver the commencement speech, was shaking hands on his way into the John E. Miller Auditorium, and he stopped to visit with Mrs. Wilson. “Who are you here for?” the governor asked. “My granddaughter,” replied Mrs. Wilson. works in the kitchen at the Ozark Folk Center State Park. Her granddaughter’s name is Lexxy Scott, Mrs. Wilson told her boss, and Lexxy was...

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Rattlesnake Ridge

Rattlesnake Ridge

roconnor | 07.12.2018

The governor hiked right past it, and everyone else who was hiking Rattlesnake Ridge with him missed it, too, until the hawk-eyed botanist from Rogers who was bringing up the rear laid eyes on it.  The six-inch wildflower stood four feet, at least, north of the trail, snuggled against the spindly trunk of a four-foot oak under the cover of a sapling sweet gum. When Ellen Turner spotted the flower, you’d have thought she had discovered gold, and in the world of plant lovers, she had. A couple of the hikers rushed to the celebrity flower with...

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Welcome to Your Governor’s Office

Welcome to Your Governor’s Office

roconnor | 07.11.2018

Old hands at the state capitol refer to the governor’s office simply as “250,” which is the office number for the governor’s suite on the second floor. Two-fifty is painted in gold at the top of the glass in the door that opens into the suite. Eighteen inches down, you can read the name – also painted in gold -- of the state’s highest-ranking elected official: Governor Asa Hutchinson, 46th governor of Arkansas. If you peer through the glass of 250, you will see Jennifer Siccardi, a lightning bolt of energy and happiness, seated...

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