Monthly Archives: July 2018

President Trump Appoints Governor Hutchinson To Council Of Governors

LITTLE ROCK – President Trump on Thursday announced his intention to appoint Governor Asa Hutchinson to a two-year term on the 10-member Council of Governors.

“President Trump’s appointment is an honor for me and for Arkansas,” Governor Hutchinson said. “It will be a privilege for me to represent our state and to serve the nation as a member of the Council of Governors.  With key military installations in Arkansas, it is an important opportunity to serve on the council, which advises on national defense and security issues.”   MORE

The Best Time To Buy A TV, Mattress, And Everything For Your Home

When is the best time to buy a TV, mattress, refrigerator, and other basic essentials for your home? If you’re a homeowner who loves a bargain, timing your purchase for a certain month or season can save you hundreds of dollars.

Prices of these big-ticket items tend to fluctuate in predictable patterns. These deals may save you anywhere from 10% to nearly 50%, if you’re smart and conduct a thorough search. So whatever big-ticket item you need for your home, we’ve put together a list of when prices tend to dip, so you’ll know when to strike.    MORE

Camping, Travel Gear Bright Spots In Outdoor Industry

Camping appears to be continuing its comeback, thanks to experience-hungry Millennials. A new study from the NPD Group reports that while overall sales in the outdoor industry are falling, down 4% to $18.9 billion in the latest 12-month period, items like packs, outerwear and some camping are rising.

Noting that passenger traffic is growing at the world’s busiest airports and that Americans are spending even more time in national parks, it says that sales of travel packs rose 5%, duffle bags 3% and fanny packs are up 9%. Sales of top-of-car storage systems that make packing the family up easier, including boxes and baskets, jumped 8%.   MORE

Most Americans Have No Idea What’s Going On Under The Hood

If you’re inclined to compare your car to a ball and chain, you’re not alone, as one in four drivers feels burdened by their car, new research reveals.

A study of 2,000 American car owners found as many as a quarter feels they take a risk each time they hit the road as their vehicle is currently in need of repair or no longer runs well.

The study asked people to reflect on the current state of their vehicle and tested people’s knowledge of car basics. Results showed an alarming number of drivers are rolling the dice on vehicles in need of work — 68 percent of cars currently have at least one thing wrong with them, according to the data.     MORE

Batesville Airport Commission Meeting

The Batesville Regional Airport Commission has its regular monthly meeting this afternoon.

The meeting begins at 5:30pm in the Airport Terminal Conference Room, 1126 Batesville Boulevard.

UCA Hosting Model United Nations Camp

The University of Central Arkansas Department of Political Science has received a $35,000 grant to hold a Model United Nations camp on the UCA campus July 15-20.

Funded by an Academic Enrichment for Gifted/Talented in Summer grant from the Arkansas Department of Education, the Arkansas and the World: Model United Nations Summer Camp will allow 40 Arkansas students entering 10th through 12th grade to learn about international affairs while residing on the UCA campus.    MORE

Cabot Dairy Queen Sets Records

Dairy Queen opened its first location in Cabot on Friday, breaking DQ records for most transactions in one day and a worldwide DQ record for highest sales in one day, outpacing all 7,000 DQ stores in the company’s 78-year history.

The newest location is at 1000 W. Main Street in Cabot and is the first Dairy Queen in Central Arkansas to serve breakfast and one of three in the state.

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