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Nevada County Picayune-Times - Prescott, AR
  • Morning Minutes: July 3

  • Word of the Day, Website of the Day, Number to Know, This Day in History, Today’s Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.

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  • Word of the Day
    Mumblety-peg MUM-bul-tee-peg (noun) A game in which the players try to flip a knife from various positions so that the blade will stick into the ground - www.merriam-webster.com
    Website of the Day
    Independence Hall
    http://www.ushistory.org/tour/tour_indhall.htm
    Get ready for July Fourth with a tour of Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, the building in which the Declaration of Independence was adopted. There is tons of cool trivia, and you can browse the site for other historic Philadelphia landmarks.
    Number to Know
    6.8 billion pounds: Total production of cattle and calves in Texas in 2010. Chances are good that the beef hot dogs, steaks and burgers on your backyard grill came from the Lone Star State, which accounted for about one-sixth of the nation's total production. And if the beef did not come from Texas, it very well may have come from Nebraska (4.6 billion pounds) or Kansas (4.1 billion pounds). - USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service
    This Day in History
    July 3, 1986: President Ronald Reagan presides over the relighting of the renovated Statue of Liberty.
    Today’s Featured Birthday
    Actor Tom Cruise (50)
    Daily Quote
    “Where liberty dwells, there is my country.” - Benjamin Franklin
     
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