Hip Hip Hurray for National Ice Cream Day!

Hip Hip Hurray for National Ice Cream Day!

As we are experiencing tremendous high temperatures here in the south this week, there is some relief in sight. That is, ICE CREAM will save the day! This Sunday, July 15, is National Ice Cream Day and that may be all we need to help cool us off. Ice cream is a favorite dessert of many people, ranking just behind cookies as the best-selling treat […]

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Mountain Biking in The Natural State

Mountain Biking in The Natural State

    If you enjoy the sport of mountain biking, then Arkansas is your playground. There are many designated biking trails in the state, and new ones are being built all the time. People who choose to bike in Arkansas can take advantage of the natural beauty of our state with the benefit of our mild year-round climate. Mountain biking is an off-road sport with […]

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June 14 is Flag Day

June 14 is Flag Day

June 14 is Flag Day in America. It’s a day to hang your stars and stripes to show respect and unity for our country. But do you know how Flag Day came to be? June 14, 1777 is the day that the United States officially adopted the flag as its national symbol. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed a presidential proclamation that designated June 14 […]

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Great Weekend to Get Outside

Great Weekend to Get Outside

  June is National Great Outdoors Month, and we are lucky to live in a state with so many opportunities to get outside and play. In fact, this weekend only, the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission is sponsoring a free fishing weekend. From noon on Friday, June 8 through midnight on Sunday, June 10, anyone in Arkansas can go fishing without a license. This weekend […]

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Doughnut Lovers Rejoice!

Doughnut Lovers Rejoice!

  Let’s celebrate! The first Friday in June is National Doughnut Day! Or is it “donut?” Either way, it’s going to be a GREAT day. The history of National Doughnut Day goes back to 1938, when The Salvation Army created the day to honor the women who used to serve the confections during World War I. In fact, a group of ladies called The Salvation […]

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Thankful for Teachers

Thankful for Teachers

It’s national Teacher Appreciation Week! This designation is officially observed during the week of the first Monday in May. This is the time to show thanks and appreciation for all of the professionals who are dedicated to spending every day helping our children learn and grow in their classrooms. These community leaders have a heart for children and, quite often, the patience of saints. The […]

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April Showers…

April Showers…

While the calendar tells us that spring is here, the weather outside lately has been telling us something to the contrary. We are certainly used to seeing lots of rainy days in April, but the cooler temps are not always welcome. Everyone knows that “April showers bring May flowers,” so if we can just hold on for sunnier days ahead…     There happens to […]

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The Aging of Americans

The Aging of Americans

The United States Census Bureau recently released an interesting report that paints a picture of an aging population in America. According to the report, it predicts that older people will outnumber younger Americans by the year 2035. The Bureau is expecting the population to reach 78 million people older than 65, while there will be about 76.4 million under age 18. This prediction is significant […]

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March is Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month

Before March comes to an end, we want to recognize National Women’s History Month. You may have seen some stories in the news this month about the topic, or possibly, you didn’t even know there was a month designated as such. Believe it or not, the beginning of Women’s History Month goes all the way back to 1857 when female factory workers in New York […]

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National Pi Day

National Pi Day

All the math enthusiasts out there will be glad for tomorrow to arrive. Not only is it hump day, but it’s National Pi Day! The mathematical constant is honored each year, appropriately on the third month and fourteenth day of the year. National Pi Day is celebrated by math lovers, scientists and actual pie lovers, too. The national day of recognition was first organized in […]

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