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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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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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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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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National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week

  April 7-13 is National Volunteer Week in America. The designation was established in 1974 by a Presidential Proclamation in order to show appreciation for people who volunteer their time for community service, and also to showcase volunteer opportunities within communities. According to the latest Volunteering in America report, there were 77.3 million adults who gave volunteer time that totaled 6.9 billion hours in 2015. […]

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Spring is in the Air

Spring is in the Air

Daylight Saving Time has arrived and Spring Break has brought warmer temperatures with lots of bright sun. The first official day of spring is Wednesday, March 20. It’s about time to see if that famous groundhog really knows what he’s talking about. After Wednesday, the amount of sunlight we experience will increase ever so slightly each day until the beginning of summer. That alone is […]

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Mardi Gras Is Here

Mardi Gras Is Here

  Its Mardi Gras week and many people are ready to join the festivities in their area. Mardi Gras celebrations have been around in the United States since the early 1700s, and are most commonly associated with New Orleans. The name Mardi Gras literally translates into “Fat Tuesday,” which is happening this year on March 5, and always on the day before Ash Wednesday. It […]

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What We’re Eating

What We’re Eating

Tracking habits of consumers is nothing new. Car commercials are always telling us which company or model outsells the others, we know which fast food restaurant is the strongest and which brand of bathroom tissue is preferred by consumers.  Therefore, it shouldn’t be any surprise that you can go to a website to find out sales statistics for major categories of grocery sales in your […]

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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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