Before Martin and Lewis, before Abbott and Costello... there was Lum and Abner. The pair were voiced by two Mena natives - Chet Lauck, a banker - and Norris "Tuffy" Goff, who worked in the family grocery business. The show they created would become a beloved part of American life for nearly a quarter of a century. Here's more on Arkansas's early claim to radio fame.
The ubiquitous chicken nugget is known just about everywhere these days. But before the fast food industry started slinging its version of the dish, a Searcy woman created a recipe for nuggets that attained high renown.