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Keep your spice rack on track for fall flavors

Have the cooler temperatures and turning leaves got you thinking of flavors like pumpkin spice or apple cinnamon? For many, fall means comfort foods and incorporating spicy autumn flavors into…

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Be generous, be engaged, be committed

For three years, the Greater Sabetha Community Foundation (GSCF) has collected $400,301 during their annual Give to Grow Match Day. That’s a lot of giving! On Friday, Nov. 29, GSCF…

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Fall anhydrous application tips

If 2019 showed us anything, it’s that a season can be even more unpredictable than we ever could have predicted. Nutrient management programs – for Nitrogen in particular – faced…

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Fatigue and weakness

The thrill of the hunt can continue at the dinner table if the game isn’t handled properly beforehand. Before you can prepare the animal, you need catch the animal. When…

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The foe that won’t quit

The Sheep and Goat Workshop had to be rescheduled to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, at the NE Kansas Heritage Complex. Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused. Summertime…

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Minister Speaks: The fruits of faith through the means of grace

Sometime back, as I was preparing to pay for some items at the counter of a convenience store, I met a man who came in to pay for gas and…

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Oh no, she’s open!

Once in a while, you hear through the grapevine that someone’s cow herd had an unusually high number of open cows. Recently, I learned of a new producer with 100…

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Should you pay off the mortgage?

Some people hate debt. They hate it with a passion. They don’t like it hanging over their head or weighing them down. They can’t wait to be debt-free. Many times,…

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What to do with tree leaves

This past week’s cold weather was the last straw for most tree leaves, I’m afraid. That means they are about to end up in your gutter as well as covering…

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True or false about treating tough stains

“While it’s always recommended to treat clothing stains as quickly as possible, some stains are just so tough — grass, ink, blood, grease, etc. — that it’s even more important…

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Fall colors on leaves

Part of the allure of fall foliage is color variation. There are trees that turn red, purple, yellow, orange and brown. Specific plant pigments determine individual colors. Foliage derives its…

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Minister Speaks: Testing our phrases

“You can trust God.” “Jesus never fails.” “God works all things out for our good.” “God answers prayers.” These are all sayings most of us grew up with. They are…

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The Paradox of progress, plus the reminder of humility

“Progress means getting nearer to the place you want to be. And if you have taken a wrong turn, then to go forward does not get you any nearer. If…

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Time for the Big ‘O’

It’s that time of year when we start seeing cows and heifers with “O” painted on them. The “O” has been drawn on them as they showed “open” on preg…

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Food safety tips for fall outings

Headed to a farm to select the perfect pumpkins or apples? Planning to attend a fall festival or fair and try the foods and beverages available? Remember that food safety…

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