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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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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