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Bagworms, is it too late to spray?

By mid-August, most bagworms have finished feeding and retreated into their bags. Insecticides will not penetrate the thick, leathery, silk-lined pouches. To determine whether larvae have finished feeding, examine the…

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Shop smart

Submitted by John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau While food remains a bargain in the United States, the average American household spends more on food each year. What’s even more interesting…

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Want toned, lean abs? Here’s how…

A toned, lean stomach is the ultimate sign of a fitness plan that’s working. It’s also one of the hardest things to achieve. Maybe you’ve given up on your abs…

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Wild Times: Do it quickly! Part Two

Of the animals of Africa that make up the Big Five – or Dangerous Five if you prefer – the rhino would probably appear to be the easiest of the…

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Top 4-H yeast bread at Jackson County Fair

Lorna Smith, a five-year member of the Straight Arrows 4-H Club, was recognized for having the Overall Top 4-H Yeast Bread entry at the 2018 Jackson County Fair. She is…

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Tomatoes, Japanese beetles

The extremely hot weather we have had recently not only interferes with flower pollination but also can affect how quickly fruit matures. The best temperature for tomato growth and fruit…

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Testing forages

We’ve been assisting farmers and ranchers with testing forages. The tests have been coming back from non-toxic to very toxic. Nitrates accumulate in the lower portion of the plant when…

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Part XX: The continuation of the Whitman mission route lost diary entries

Saturday, September 3, 1836 Messrs. McLeod and Townsend left for Vancouver to-day, but Mr. McLeod is so loaded as not to be able to give us a comfortable passage. Mr….

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Tree dormancy

Last week the title of this column could have read Turf Dormancy. Because of some of the issues with leaf loss on trees this summer, this column will help you…

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Minister Speaks: Diversity in Christianity

It is interesting how diverse Christianity is. Sabetha has over 10 churches. We strive to have unity amongst our diversity yet at times it seems like our diversity far outweighs…

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Fail to Plan.  Plan to Fail.

One of the most valuable things we do for our clients is give them a plan.  A plan for sleep, nutrition, and training.  A plan that fits into their life…

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When in Santorini…

The Greek island of Santorini, located in the southern Aegean Sea, is home to breathtaking sunsets and cliffside towns with narrow, cobbled streets. It is currently one of the top…

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Crisis drills

Twenty-five years ago, when I first received crisis training for schools, the focus was on the grieving process when a death impacted a school community. The 1999 Columbine tragedy changed…

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Just say yes!

During the 80s, the “Just Say No” campaign to discourage drug use in children made the advertising slogan a popular saying and it is still heard today. It’s really easy…

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Reflection

I was reflecting the other day about how my job has changed through the years. Not just the office equipment or the reliance on computers — that story makes me…

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