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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The History of Easter Eggs

The History of Easter Eggs

  Dyeing Easter eggs is a long-standing tradition that goes back hundreds of years. It is believed that Persians first colored eggs, followed by ancient Egyptians and then Greeks. In all of these cultures, colored eggs were exchanged to celebrate the arrival of spring. Eventually, colored eggs became a symbol of fertility and rebirth of nature. The idea of dyeing eggs was brought into the […]

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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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The Argument for Busy Kids

The Argument for Busy Kids

According to a report released by the United States Census Bureau in November, children are more engaged at school when they participate in extracurricular activities. These activities include sports, school clubs, private lessons and more. The report states the following facts about how busy our children are: 42% of school-aged children participate in sports 30% take lessons outside of school 28% belong to clubs 9% […]

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Wolf Moon Eclipse This Weekend

Wolf Moon Eclipse This Weekend

    We are set for a Wolf Moon Lunar Eclipse to happen this Sunday night (January 20), into Monday morning. If the weather cooperates, it will be a total lunar eclipse that is visible for North and South America, Europe, West Africa and part of Russia. The full moon, or Wolf Moon, in January dates back to Native Americans in North America, where tribes […]

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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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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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