Red, White & Boom

Red, White & Boom

As we are getting ready to observe Independence Day in the United States, there are some interesting facts to learn about the events that inspired the holiday, and how Americans choose to celebrate the occasion. Many people spend time with family during the holiday week, traditionally shooting off fireworks or attending picnics, parades or backyard barbecues. Perhaps others will take advantage of a day off […]

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Summertime in the South Means Hurricane Season

Summertime in the South Means Hurricane Season

It’s officially summertime! School is out and it’s when we see many of our friends, neighbors and colleagues travel to the Gulf Coast for a little relaxing on the beach. However, last week vacationers were greeted with gusto from Tropical Storm Cindy instead. The Atlantic hurricane season starts on June 1 and goes through November, which also happens to be when most of us get the urge […]

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Cool Off With a Shake

Cool Off With a Shake

June 20 is National Vanilla Milkshake Day. So that means you have to get one today, right? Lucky for us, it’s also going to be a really hot day in the South, so a good shake will surely help cool you off. Are you a fan of vanilla milkshakes? Tell us in the comments your favorite go-to place for a great shake on a hot […]

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Celebrating Fathers

Celebrating Fathers

With Father’s Day coming up this weekend, we thought it would be nice to share a few facts about the holiday along with ideas for celebrating with the dad in your life. The concept of Father’s Day was created by Sonora Dodd, in Spokane, Washington, who was looking for a way to honor her widowed father. The mayor chose the birthday of Dodd’s father to […]

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Enjoy the Great Outdoors in Arkansas

Enjoy the Great Outdoors in Arkansas

It’s (almost) summertime! The weather is great, so you might have the urge to get outside and play. Besides that, June is National Great Outdoors Month. Lucky for us, there’s a beautiful state with lots of fun and family friendly outdoor activities right in our backyard.   If you crave water sports, trails for hiking, biking or walking, then Arkansas has you covered. Or maybe […]

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June is American Housing Month

June is American Housing Month

  June is American Housing Month in the United States. Each year, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development releases results from their housing survey that details characteristics of new construction homes that are built and sold. The survey purpose is to provide national and regional statistics related to the housing market. These results are used by The Federal Reserve Board and Council of […]

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New Report Shows You the Money

New Report Shows You the Money

Want to find out where the money is in Arkansas or in Louisiana? Well, look right here. A company called 24/7 Wall St. has done it for us. They studied census data from every state in the U.S. to determine the Richest Town in Every State, and the results were recently posted on the Money page at msn.com. The study looked at job types available nearby, population, income levels […]

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May: The Month of Mothers

May: The Month of Mothers

For most Americans, there is a special woman in their life. She may be a biological mother, a step-mother, a grandmother, or maybe not a mother at all. Regardless, Mother’s Day is a great time to honor the women in your life.  The first Mother’s Day was observed in 1908, in West Virginia and Philadelphia. It took many years for the idea to gain popularity throughout the rest […]

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Amazing Space

Amazing Space

The fifth of May marks an interesting significance this year. No, it’s not just a regular Cinco de Mayo. This year, National Space Day also falls on May 5. Annually observed on the first Friday of May, National Space Day is a day dedicated to acknowledging the achievements and opportunities in the field of astronomy and the exploration of space. The day of recognition was […]

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Happy Earth Week!

Happy Earth Week!

We are in the middle of Earth Week, which ends with the observance of Earth Day on Saturday, April 22. This year marks the 47th anniversary of Earth Day, which was first celebrated in California, in 1970. The special designation was created to inspire awareness and appreciation for Earth’s natural environment. Although Earth Day was started by a group of environmentally conscious people in the United States, the […]

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