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Today in History June 14th

Here's a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1777 – The Stars and Stripes is adopted by Congress as the Flag of the United States (More info)

1789 – Whiskey distilled from maize is first produced by American clergyman the Rev. Elijah Craig (More info)

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Senior Expo in Texarkana
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9th Annual Senior Expo is set for Friday, June 3 in Texarkana

Get ready for the 9th Annual Senior Expo this Friday, June 3 from 9AM to 2PM at Special Events on the Boulevard. Register for a two-night getaway at the Four Seasons Resort in Dallas at Los Colinas.

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Sonic Celebrity Car Hop Today From 11am-1pm

Come see the Power 95-9 Morning Show as we broadcast live at Sonic on Arkansas Blvd. today from 11-1, We aere helping the American Red Cross raise money with their Celebrity Car Hop. Come by and make a donation, amd have lunch with us"today"

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April Fools’ Jokes, Fun and Easy

Everything is going high tech these days, even April Fools' Day jokes. But not every joke has to be over the top. If you need some ideas for fun and unique pranks today is your lucky day - read on.

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How to Have a Spring Break ‘Staycation’

No cash — or energy — for a vacation this year? Skip the jet-setting and have a getaway without going far. Here's how:

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3 Offbeat Spring Break Ideas

There’s more to spring break than swim-up bars and hangovers. From yoga retreats to dog-sledding to getting your hands dirty, try one of these getaway alternatives.

Relax and renew
Skip high-paced party destinations in favor of a getaway that’s refreshing for the body and mind. Master your dow

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Adopt the Internet Day
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Adopt the Internet Day, Homeless Pets Need Your Help

Today is "Adopt the Internet Day".  The people at Petfinder.com are looking for animal lovers to spread the word.  There are thousands of adorable homeless pets up for adoption. 

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The Pain of the Change
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The Pain of the Change

The time change.  Its great once we get used to it but oh the pain until then.  This morning my dogs thought I was crazy as I was dragging them out to get the routine started, an hour early.  On top of the earlier start there was a storm brewing in the distance which made the morning even more interesting. 

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Blood Drive is Extended Through March 12th

There will be a blood drive at our local center on College Drive March 3rd through 12th. Donate and receive a limited edition Mardi Gras "Krewe of Life" T-Shirt.

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Power 959 On Location: Friday, 11a-1p at Red River Credit Union

Want to win $500?  Come see us on Friday, March 4th, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. as we broadcast live from the brand new Red River Credit Union at University and Gibson Road in Texarkana, Texas.

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Mardi Gras Around The World
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Mardi Gras Around The World [VIDEO]

Did you think Mardi Gras was strictly a New Orleans thing? Think again.

In Belgium Mardi Gras is the most important day of the year. Belgians celebrate the Carnival of Binche in the city of Binche, which features lots of music and dancing.

Sweden celebrates Fettisdagen, translating to "Fat Tuesday."

In Canada Mardi Gras is celebrated throughout the country, especially in the french-speaking Quebec, where the Quebec Winter Carnival is one of the most iconic of Canadian festivals.

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Do You Know the History of Mardi Gras? [VIDEO]

Mardi Gras is French for "Fat Tuesday," a reference to the binge eating a lot of Catholics do before Lent. As is often the case with holidays, the Christian roots are intertwined with earlier pagan practices. It was very common for early church fathers to integrate elements of pagan ritual in an attempt to attract potential converts.

Mardi Gras itself originated in the Middle Ages and was brought to the U.S. by the French explorer Iberville. In 1827, Parisian-style masked balls were legalized in New Orleans after a long period of prohibition. The celebration soon became known for its celebrants' raucous behavior during fanciful parades.

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