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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Go Big and Go Home

Go Big and Go Home

Last month, Business Insider released a list of the most expensive homes for sale in each state. Of course, the homes are all beautiful and very large.  In the world of assessing property values and collecting taxes, these homes would surely have a hefty tax bill. Anyone looking for a home with eight bedrooms? You can find that one in New Orleans! The most expensive […]

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Love By the Numbers

Love By the Numbers

Even if you don’t own a calendar, you can tell it’s almost Valentine’s Day just by stepping into any store or turning on the television. Yes, February 14 is upon us, so it’s best to be prepared.  While there is no exact timeline to determine when Valentine’s Day started, it can be traced back to early religious celebrations of Saint Valentinus.  In 18th Century England, […]

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Phil’s Day to Shine

Phil’s Day to Shine

The second day of February is Groundhog Day in the United States. If that conjures up visions of Bill Murray in your head, you are not alone. In fact, the 1993 movie Groundhog Day does a pretty accurate job of capturing some of the excitement and events surrounding the holiday in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. As you probably know, Punxsutawney Phil emerges from his burrow every year […]

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Mapping Movies

Mapping Movies

Back in the fall, Entertainment Weekly magazine compiled and posted a list of iconic movies that it believes represents each state in America. The movies were either set in a particular state, or were about that location. Some of the choices were very obvious, while others may be less recognizable.   For Arkansas, the movie of choice was 1969’s True Grit, starring John Wayne. Part of […]

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Choose Your Holiday Fun

Choose Your Holiday Fun

  With the holiday season in full swing, it’s likely that many people are focused on Christmas and overlooking some opportunities to observe a few lesser-known events. For example, December 21 is also designated as National Re-Gifting Day, which was made official in 2008 by Colorado governor Bill Ritter, Jr.  The day is set on the Thursday before Christmas, so it’s a coincidence that it’s […]

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