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EarthTalk: Green School Buses

Dear EarthTalk: I’ve heard that school buses cause a lot of pollution, especially for the kids riding inside. Is anyone making greener school buses yet? -- JM   Now that school is back in ses…
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NFESH's CEO Honored for Lifetime Achievement

We at NFESH are pleased and proud to announce that 'Enid A. Borden', our Founder and CEO, is the recipient of the 2019 Arthur S. Flemming Award, an honor bestowed annually by ADvancing States (former…
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And the Dish Ran Away with the Spoon (For Astronomy Night at Hobbs State Park)

But first, the cow must jump over the moon. But what moon? There are so many. In our solar system we have 139 moons, depending how and what you count. A moon is a natural satellite rotating around a …
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'Thru-Hiker' - Jim Warnock Returns to Hobbs State Park to Talk About Traveling Light with Fuel to Burn

For many people, hiking means finding a local trail on a weekend afternoon to enjoy a couple hours of fresh air and perhaps a respite from the concrete, asphalt, and work cubicle that surrounds their…
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National Foundation to End Senior Hunger News - Let the Numbers Do the Talking

We have used this space numerous times in the past to talk about our What A Waste initiative and the benefit that it has been to congregate nutrition programs across the country. Four years after we …
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Meals on Wheels America News - Hockey, Drums and Broadway? Redefining Senior Citizenship

Happy Senior Citizens Day!You are a champion for seniors every day — and we know Senior Citizens Day is no different! We wanted to share a story with you about one of our favorite seniors to celebrat…
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Hobbs State Park Announces Dates of September Sunset Tours on Beaver Lake

Hobbs State Park – Conservation Area has released the dates of six sunset pontoon boat cruises on Beaver Lake.Departure Times from Rocky Branch Marina      Sunday Sept. 8 - 6:00 p.m.Thursday Sept. 12…
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Secchi Day Science Fair on Beaver Lake at U.S. Army Corps Prairie Creek Lakeside Amphitheater

What is Secchi Day? Let’s take a quick step back in history. Father Pietro Angelo Secchi (1818 – 1878) who was a scientific advisor to the Pope, used the Secchi disk in 1865. Father Secchi was asked …
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America's Best: 10 Amazing Family-Friendly Hotels and Resorts

Are you dreaming about your next vacation? It's time to get inspired. From stunning mountain resorts to waterfront treasures, check out our picks for America's best hotels and resorts for families.  …
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Sweet Treats: 10 of America's Must-Visit Ice Cream Parlors

Chocolate? Vanilla? Black cherry swirl? Salted butter caramel? We can almost hear your stomach rumbling! Cool off with a delicious with a delicious scoop from America's best ice cream parlors. Read m…
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Calling All Bookworms: The Top 10 Bookstores in America

From political shops in the heart of Washington, D.C., to literary havens nestled away in New Orleans, get lost for a few hours in America's most amazing bookstores. 
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Meals on Wheels America News - Could You Live on $228 Per Week?

Poverty has an overwhelming grip on seniors across America.6.9 million seniors are struggling to make ends meet. The cost of living continues to rise. Retirement savings dwindle over time. Bills pile…
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Hobbs State Park - Conservation Area Kayak Tours Announced At Hobbs State Park

Spend some time on Beaver Lake while paddling a one-man kayak guided by a park interpreter.  You will learn the basics of paddling as we explore a calm area of Beaver Lake.  Recreational kayaks, padd…
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Meals on Wheels America News - No American Should Be Left Behind

Lupe is the rock of her family.A deep tradition of service for our country ripples throughout their history, dating back to her stepfather's ultimate sacrifice while fighting in World War II.Decades …
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An Update On The Effort To Save The Ozark Chinquapin Tree

Since 2010, Hobbs State Park has been working closely with the Ozark Chinquapin Foundation in the effort to save a “keystone” tree, the Ozark chinquapin. For years we at Hobbs State Park sent what se…
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