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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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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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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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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U.S. Population Facts

U.S. Population Facts

Earlier this year, the population of the United States rolled over 325 million, according to the United States Census Bureau. The U.S. and World Population Clock is a live estimate of interesting population facts, housed on the Bureau’s website. It uses past census numbers to make projections about current and future population numbers.       The site reports that there is one birth every […]

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New Trend: Country Charm

New Trend: Country Charm

Hold your horses! Have you seen this cool new trend in what is known as “barndominiums?” And you just thought you’d seen it all when it comes to homes and properties! Apparently, this is an increasingly popular housing trend in Texas, that we might very well start seeing in our area. Just think of the convenience of living and working in one location; and one that’s so beautiful, as well! […]

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Looking for Leprechauns in Arkansas

Looking for Leprechauns in Arkansas

With the convenience of electronics in our culture, finding the correct spelling of a particular word is not like it used to be. Gone are the days of looking it up in a dictionary that is housed on your parents’ bookshelf. Does anyone still own a dictionary? Today, even elementary aged students know that all it takes to find an answer is simply to “Google […]

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New U.S. Vacancy Report Released

New U.S. Vacancy Report Released

The U.S. Census Bureau recently released its Quarterly Residential Vacancies & Homeownership Report for 4th Quarter 2016.   Among the figures that were published, some of the more interesting ones are listed below: Rental Vacancy Rate:  6.9% Homeowner Vacancy Rate:  1.8% Homeownership Rate:  63.7% The figures above were all comparable to 4th Quarter statistics in 2015. Median rent price: $864 Median home list price: $167,700 The report […]

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