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What an incredible picture!

There are few things as inspirational as a stunning before and after picture. To see how the human body can dramatically transform is simply incredible! Have you ever thought about…

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Safety first when grilling

Kansas State University food scientist Karen Blakeslee says getting ready for the outdoor grilling season requires one important tool in addition to tongs, a spatula and oven mitts. “Grab that…

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Pasture monitoring

One of the more important facets of livestock production is forage management. Some would even go so far as to call themselves forage managers as much as they would livestock…

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Life Skills

In the 4-H program, we are all about teaching “life skills.” Some of those life skills come easier than others. My sons were always dreading doing their record books and…

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Do they bite?

It has kind of snuck up on me this year. Along with the turkey season that is now more than a month old, it is also tick season. I was…

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Stop summer slide… visit a library!

In small towns most kids who choose to participate in sports do not specialize in a certain sport. Right now in USD No. 113 communities, youth softball and baseball coaches…

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God’s love encompasses all

Memorial Day, sometimes called Decorations Day, was first recognized as a federal holiday in 1971. This was, according to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs website, 105 years after the…

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Look out for children left in vehicles

I would like to take this opportunity to remind the public of the importance of looking out for children left in vehicles. Over the weekend, we are supposed to have…

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Mulching tomatoes

Soils are warm enough now that tomatoes can benefit from mulching. Tomatoes prefer even levels of soil moisture, and mulches provide such by preventing excessive evaporation. Other benefits of mulching…

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Main issues are school finance, budget

The main issues to address during the veto session are school finance and the budget, unfortunately they have yet to be resolved. So far, the composition of each has been…

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Minister Speaks: We are all sinners

“For all have sinned and come short of the Glory of God” (Romans 3:23)…” For the wages of sin is death, but the Gift of God is eternal life, through…

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When the right time is RIGHT NOW

Why are you still waiting for the right time to get fit? You are busy and hectic. Your family member is sick. Your job is demanding. You are focused on…

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They don’t all gobble

Talk to a dozen turkey hunters, and you will probably get a dozen different hunting experiences. No two turkeys are alike if you ask me. You can read all the…

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Is this food still safe to eat?

I frequently get food safety questions, and today I would like to share with you some of the most common ones. Is it safe to use food from dented cans?…

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Thinning excess fruit, peach leaf curl

With any luck, you’re going to have a good fruit crop this year. It might be hard to believe, but fruit trees can actually have enough fruit in some cases…

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