Monthly Newsletter July 1, 2021

How many millions of hot dogs are consumed each Fourth of July?

July already?

Well, the heat has made an appearance. Thanks, and prayers to all the brave firefighters and first responders that risk themselves to protect our land and homes. It is sad to see so many fires this early in the season. Hopefully we will have a wet Monsoon to give us the moisture we so desperately need. Please be safe and wise while celebrating the Fourth of July. There is always lots to do with the celebrations and the World’s Oldest Rodeo. And there is always something going on downtown. Check out the Community Connection at for events and happenings. If you are visiting or have friends visiting that are looking to be a permanent part of Everybody’s Home Town, give us a call. The deSoto Team is your friendly hometown realtor and we can help you find your dream home, sell your existing home…or both!

We are making dreams come true…….one home at a time!!!

The Month of July is . . .

Dog House Repair Month

Independent Retailer Month (support our local businesses!)

National Anti-Boredom Month

National Baked Beans Month


2nd- I Forgot Day

4th- Sidewalk Egg Frying Day

10th- Don’t Step On A Bee Day

11th- National 7-Eleven Day / Free Slurpee Day (7/11, get it?)

15th-National Be A Dork Day

19th- Stick Out Your Tongue Day



1st – 7th Clean Beaches Week

7th – 14th Creative Maladjustment Week

18th – 24th Everybody Deserves a Massage Week

I am trying a new section to the newsletter this month. Quick recipes (some form my box, some from the web) Let me know if you like it!!


Quick and easy Mexican Casserole

1 (16 ounce) can refried beans

¾ onion, diced

5 (10 inch) flour tortillas

1 cup salsa

2 cups shredded Cheddar or Colby Jack cheese

Step 1

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Spray a 9-inch pie pan with non-stick cooking spray.

Step 2

In a saucepan, cook refried beans and onions (to soften them) on medium-high heat for about 5 minutes.

Step 3

Place one tortilla in the bottom of the greased pan. Spread about 1/3 cup of the bean mixture over it. Layer a few tablespoons of salsa over this. Then, place another tortilla over the salsa, and add more of the bean mixture. Follow the beans with a big handful of cheese, spreading evenly. repeat layers, spreading the ingredients evenly over the tortillas. On the top layer, make sure to use lots of salsa and cheese!

Step 4

Bake until the cheese is melted, approximately 15 to 20 minutes.

Andy’s Actually Factual Facts, about July 4th:
  • Only two people actually signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4: John Hancock and Charles Thomson, secretary of Congress. Most of the others signed on August 2.

  • John Adams wanted to celebrate on July 2, the day Congress voted for independence.

  • Three US presidents have died on July 4 — John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Monroe.

  • One US president, Calvin Coolidge, was born on July 4.

  • On July 4, 1778, George Washington ordered a double ration of rum for his soldiers to celebrate the holiday.

  • July 4 wasn’t deemed a federal holiday until 1870, nearly 100 years after the nation was founded.

  • Americans consume around 150 million hot dogs on the Fourth of July each year.

  • Americans also spend more on beer on the Fourth of July than any other national holiday.

  • The Philippines gained their own independence from the US on July 4, 1946, by signing the Treaty of Manila.

  • Fireworks have been a major part of Fourth of July since the earliest celebrations. In 1884, miners blew up the post office in Swan, Colorado, because it wasn’t supplied with fireworks.