Is a Winter Wonderland in Our Future?

Is a Winter Wonderland in Our Future?

With winter weather in the forecast for most of our area this week, it tends to get us thinking about what this winter has in store for us. The Farmers’ Almanac has released its 2018-2019 winter weather forecast report, and it does look interesting. The line of weather changes falls just across the top part of the state. According to the map, the northern part […]

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Black Friday Business

Black Friday Business

    Thanksgiving is upon us, friends. And that means that the Black Friday madness is sure to follow. The day after Thanksgiving, or Black Friday, is traditionally the day that kicks off the holiday shopping season in America. It’s a day when stores lower prices, offer crazy discounts and open early or even stay open all night. The term “Black Friday” refers to an […]

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Happy GIS Day!

Happy GIS Day!

  Simply put, geographic information systems technology (GIS) is a way to gather and study data in a collaborative manner. It is used in the workplace, in classrooms, in government, by utility services and by many others. According to the website gisday.com, National GIS Day was established in 1999 to provide “an international forum for users of GIS technology to demonstrate real-world applications that are […]

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It’s “Nacho” Regular Day

It’s “Nacho” Regular Day

  There is a lot to talk about on November 6 this year, apparently. Perhaps you are going to exercise your right to vote, and you are focused on campaigns big and small. Or perhaps you are more concerned about how you are going to sustain yourself to wait for viewing of election results. Or, quite possibly, you are just thinking about lunch. Never fear, […]

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Internet Use is Growing

Internet Use is Growing

    Each year, the U.S. Census Bureau conducts the American Community Survey among certain households to learn information about current trends in America. The questions tend to be similar each year, in order to show consistent results. However, those involved in the study suspected that survey results from 2015 did not seem to be accurate when related to computer and internet usage in American […]

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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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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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