It's nearing the end of July and school will be starting in a just a few short weeks, however summer is in full swing here in the Ozarks. Temperatures are soaring and the heat index is projected to hover around 100 degrees for the next few days.

In the interest of helping everyone stay cool on the coming hot days, here are five fun ways to beat the heat here in Pulaski County. And hey, if you decide to do any of these, take pictures and email them to us at editor@waynesvilledailyguide.com! We'd love to see how your beat-the-heat-fun worked out.