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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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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June 14 is Flag Day

June 14 is Flag Day

June 14 is Flag Day in America. It’s a day to hang your stars and stripes to show respect and unity for our country. But do you know how Flag Day came to be? June 14, 1777 is the day that the United States officially adopted the flag as its national symbol. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed a presidential proclamation that designated June 14 […]

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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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Doughnut Lovers Rejoice!

Doughnut Lovers Rejoice!

  Let’s celebrate! The first Friday in June is National Doughnut Day! Or is it “donut?” Either way, it’s going to be a GREAT day. The history of National Doughnut Day goes back to 1938, when The Salvation Army created the day to honor the women who used to serve the confections during World War I. In fact, a group of ladies called The Salvation […]

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April Showers…

April Showers…

While the calendar tells us that spring is here, the weather outside lately has been telling us something to the contrary. We are certainly used to seeing lots of rainy days in April, but the cooler temps are not always welcome. Everyone knows that “April showers bring May flowers,” so if we can just hold on for sunnier days ahead…     There happens to […]

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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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Go Big and Go Home

Go Big and Go Home

Last month, Business Insider released a list of the most expensive homes for sale in each state. Of course, the homes are all beautiful and very large.  In the world of assessing property values and collecting taxes, these homes would surely have a hefty tax bill. Anyone looking for a home with eight bedrooms? You can find that one in New Orleans! The most expensive […]

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Love By the Numbers

Love By the Numbers

Even if you don’t own a calendar, you can tell it’s almost Valentine’s Day just by stepping into any store or turning on the television. Yes, February 14 is upon us, so it’s best to be prepared.  While there is no exact timeline to determine when Valentine’s Day started, it can be traced back to early religious celebrations of Saint Valentinus.  In 18th Century England, […]

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Phil’s Day to Shine

Phil’s Day to Shine

The second day of February is Groundhog Day in the United States. If that conjures up visions of Bill Murray in your head, you are not alone. In fact, the 1993 movie Groundhog Day does a pretty accurate job of capturing some of the excitement and events surrounding the holiday in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. As you probably know, Punxsutawney Phil emerges from his burrow every year […]

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