Finally Fall

Finally Fall

The calendar has told us that it’s fall for some time now, but the recent weather has finally confirmed it.  If you look around, you can see the greenery slowly changing to beautiful fall hues of red, orange and gold. The 2018 Farmers’ Almanac has published a handy resource guide to help determine the best dates to see fall foliage at its peak in each […]

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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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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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The Great American Eclipse Is Coming

The Great American Eclipse Is Coming

Unless you’ve been on a secluded island for the past year or so, you probably have heard about the solar eclipse that we will get to experience next Monday, August 21. This event is being labeled “The Great American Eclipse,” because it’s the first total eclipse to happen in 38 years, and will be visible in all of North America, at varying degrees of coverage. […]

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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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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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