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Today is a big deal

You woke up this morning and began making choices. You chose whether or not to exercise, to eat a healthy breakfast, or to do something productive. You chose whether or…

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Wild Times: Two Blue Rivers make one

I have always had this fascination with rivers. There is something about floating down a river that is soothing to the soul. To put out a canoe on a river…

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Homemade play dough safety

If you or someone you know makes homemade play dough, it is important to remember that flour is a raw food and has been linked to serious food safety problems….

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Computers: love/hate relationship

A near scare of a wiped out laptop was not how I wanted to spend my day! I was in mourning over the one report that was due, not knowing…

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Fruit tree pruning ‘primer’

When it comes to pruning, fruit trees are not created equal. For all fruit trees, however, late winter is the time to start thinking about pruning in advance of the…

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February is Bake for Family Fun Month

February is known for several things, but did you know that it is also designated as Bake for Family Fun Month by the Home Baking Association? Build new traditions by…

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Purchasing high quality forage seed

Successful forage production and establishment begins with purchasing high quality seed. Quality of forage seed sold in the market varies, so it is important to understand how to evaluate and…

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Experience the joy of Christian life

In his book, Trying to Be Good: A Book on Doing for Thinking People, Thomas Schmidt tells when he began the practice of visiting shut-ins in nursing homes, in an…

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Statehouse Report, Part 3

This article is the third in a series and can be found on my Facebook page, along with the first two. Real wealth and prosperity in a free market economy…

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Wild Times: Eagles are on the rise

I was trying to think back to when I would have ever seen my first Bald Eagle, and it would have to have been in Canada many years ago. I…

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You’re getting out what you put in

Have you ever noticed how two people can do the exact same fitness routine for a period of time and one will have breathtaking results while the other looks the…

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Family time

Consider these fun activities to have a good time as a family during the next few weeks. Enjoy winter activities with your children that do not involve playing video games…

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Never too late

As I head toward a birthday this week, my co-worker loans me a book. I suppose to soften the “blow.” I’ve not had time to read much of it, but…

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Training to be offered for dicamba application

A training for applicators wishing to receive certification to apply dicamba products (Engenia, FeXapan and XtendiMax) in 2018 will be offered on Tuesday, Feb. 27, at the Community Building in…

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Agent touches on multiple topics

Are your dried beans old? It is soup season, and many recipes include dried beans. But how can you tell if they are old? One specific sign dried beans are…

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