Autumn is for Apples

Autumn is for Apples

    People look forward to fall for many reasons: pumpkin spice everything, changing leaves, cooler temps and even apples. Yes, apples. Fall is the time to find the most variety of apples at their peak flavors. Put an apple pie or cobbler on your meal plan, and get busy looking for the perfect flavor. According to Farmers’ Almanac online, these are the most commonly […]

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National Walk to School Day

National Walk to School Day

This Wednesday, October 2, is National Walk to School Day, which happens annually on the first Wednesday of October. The national event began in 1997, when it was coordinated by the Partnership for a Walkable America. The program is now supported by the National Center for Safe Routes to School organization. The idea behind the event is to encourage students to be more active, have […]

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Plan to Stay Safe

Plan to Stay Safe

September is National Preparedness Month, which promotes planning for emergency disasters within your home or in your community. The 2019 theme of the campaign is “Prepared, Not Scared.” With Hurricane Dorian in the news right now, it’s a perfect reminder for us how important it is to have an emergency plan of action. Emergencies don’t have to be hurricane related; being prepared also applies to […]

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Summer Safety

Summer Safety

We are now past the mid-point of summer, but the hot temperatures show no sign of mercy. August is National Heat Stroke Awareness Month, and it’s a great time to review some tips for staying safe in the sweltering, southern heat. It’s especially important right now as school is back in session and athletes are starting football practice, marching band and other activities that require […]

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Sweet Summertime

Sweet Summertime

While summer doesn’t technically end until September 23, many people start to feel it winding down when school supplies hit the store shelves. It’s the end of July now, and lots of people are still trying to squeeze in the last bit of fun before heading back to school. Here are some fun facts about summer activities that might entice you to find your own […]

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Sun Protection Done Nature’s Way

Sun Protection Done Nature’s Way

It’s common knowledge that our bodies need and sometimes crave vitamin D. It’s easy to get a good dose of vitamin D from taking in some sunshine, but we also know that too much sun puts us at risk for sunburn and damage to our skin. Wearing sunscreen with a high sun protection factor (SPF) is a good idea, but there are also sunscreen benefits […]

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World Population Day

World Population Day

Thursday, July 11 is World Population Day. This is a special day that was first observed in 1989 to recognize the number of people living in the world. According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s International Data Base, the world population reached 7.5 billion just last year, on June 13. The population is projected to reach 8 billion in 2025. The World Population Clock is a […]

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Free Fishing This Week

Free Fishing This Week

Looking to head out into the great outdoors this week? It’s National Free Fishing & Boating Week! This week has been celebrated annually since it was officially recognized with a presidential proclamation by President George W. Bush in 2002. According to the website, takemefishing.org, there are many benefits to getting on the water for boating and fishing fun. Connect with family and friends. Make it […]

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Chill Out

Chill Out

    With the springtime growing season in full force, many people will soon have an abundance of fresh veggies and produce. Do you know which to refrigerate and which to leave out? For some items, it’s really a matter of preference. But there are some foods that will actually be ruined if kept in the refrigerator. The Farmers’ Almanac online has published a helpful […]

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Stroke Awareness Month

Stroke Awareness Month

  May is National Stroke Awareness Month, and it’s a great time to learn more about living a heart healthy lifestyle to help prevent stroke and heart disease. It’s also helpful to know the warning signs of a stroke in order to help yourself or someone you love in an emergency. Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson recently recorded a message to showcase the signs of someone […]

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