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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Spooky Halloween Facts

Spooky Halloween Facts

The celebration of Halloween dates back nearly 2,000 years, when it had quite a different tone. What started out associated with witches, ghosts and vampires has turned into a more kid-friendly occasion that is linked to carving pumpkins and eating candy.  In the United States, Halloween is also a very profitable holiday for retailers and candy manufacturers. Trick-or-treating is a big deal, whether you have […]

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Motorcycle Rally Brings Traffic to Arkansas

Motorcycle Rally Brings Traffic to Arkansas

This week marks the return of the Bikes, Blues and BBQ motorcycle rally to Northwest Arkansas for the 18th time. If you are anywhere on the highways of the state  during this week, you are very likely to notice an influx of motorcycle, trailer and motor home traffic headed north for the event. The rally is expected to bring in around 400,000 people to the area, […]

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