The State Fair had glorious weather for opening weekend, but today doesn't hold much promise of improvement. Just the same, the good stuff at the fair goes on, such as the annual Arkansas Times-sponsored "This is Arkansas" photo contest.
The winner this year is Thomas Opitz of Little Rock, for his shot of a frosty Buffalo River paddle. He won $75 plus a blue ribbon. Kent Croswell of Little Rock was second ($50) and Joyce Opitz of Little Rock was third ($25).