Jay Bunyard is one of Arkansas' leading broadcasters. He owns 17 radio stations across the state and syndicates statewide programs. Bunyard has always called De Queen home. I receive an invitation from Bunyard each year to speak to the De Queen Rotary Club. I had to cancel last year's trip due to the pandemic. My travels resumed in late April once my entire family was fully vaccinated and haven't let up since. Those travels included the Rotary Club talk in De Queen, which is near the Oklahoma border in southwest Arkansas.