National Rice Month

National Rice Month

September is National Rice Month, and that has big significance in our part of the country. Not only does our state produce a lot of rice crop, but the industry employs a lot of people in our area. The National Rice Month designation was created by the USA Rice organization to celebrate and encourage consumption of the grain in daily diets. After all, nearly 85% […]

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Exercising Your Rights

Exercising Your Rights

  National Voter Registration Day is TODAY! What does that mean for Americans? Well, it means that over 10,000 volunteers are out in communities and online to help remind people to register to vote in their respective states. The day was established in 2012, by the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) to teach people where to register, how to register and remind people […]

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Education in America

Education in America

Americans are more educated now than ever before, according to the results of a survey released in late July by the United States Census Bureau. The Current Population Survey shows that 90% of Americans age 25 and older have completed high school, which is an all-time high. Interesting facts from the survey show that there was an increase in graduation rates among all race groups in […]

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Hit the Links in August

Hit the Links in August

Before the month gets away from us, we should acknowledge that August is National Golf Month. If you play a lot, now is the time to introduce someone new to the sport. Or maybe you enjoy the game but don’t play as often as you’d like…so grab your clubs and go this week. There’s still a lot of warm weather ahead of us this year! […]

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Celebrating Roller Coasters

Celebrating Roller Coasters

  Thrill seekers across the country will be happy to learn that August 16 is National Roller Coaster Day in America. Roller coasters have been around a long time, bringing joy and terror to people of all ages. A little research tells us that roller coasters are believed to be related to the incline railroads of the late 1800s. The first roller coaster in operation […]

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Back to School

Back to School

When the end of summer is near and school supplies fill the aisles of every store in town, it’s time to get ready for a new school year. Some children look forward to the new school year with excitement, while others dread their summer coming to an end. For parents, it’s often a time that can be rough on the wallet. And there certainly isn’t […]

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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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