Control of volunteer trees

One of the landscape tasks we can accomplish in the winter is control of volunteer and unwanted trees. Whether the annoying sprout came up during the summer or trees along…

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A trip to forget, Part II

Ihave never hunted in Alaska. I have made three trips to the far north on fishing excursions. I have fished at the southern end of the state and have fished…

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Say no to raw dough!

For many people, the holiday season is the perfect time to spend time together in the kitchen and share delicious baked foods and desserts. The Centers for Disease Control and…

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Mindfulness tips during the holidays

The holiday season can be stressful for many people. There are several activities people try to manage. Here are several mindfulness strategies that can help reduce stress and allow you…

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Think Positive and Get Fit

Your mindset plays a big role when it comes to getting and staying fit. In the same way that an app on your phone is limited by the functions that…

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Minister Speaks: There is hope

Some people look forward to this time of year with anticipation and just can’t wait to get the Christmas celebrating started! Others dread this time of year – sometimes because…

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4-H judging, composting, gardening

Ever thought about judging a project at the County Fair or wondered what it took to become a judge? Well on Dec. 28 from 5:30  to 8 p.m. at the…

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Wild Times: A trip to forget!

Over the years, there have been a lot of hunting and fishing trips that have beckoned me. The trips started out when I was 11-years-old and have yet to cease….

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Fight Holiday Pounds

The holidays have arrived with all the high-calorie food and drinks of the season. It’s really no wonder why most of us gain weight during the next five weeks. Sweet…

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In the Moment

Back in August of this year as part of a separate article for this newspaper, I wrote the following: “One of basic principles I was taught during crisis training was…

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Rely on perfect love

I was recently reminded of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. In Act 3, Scene 1, the titular character ponders life and death. The modern version sounds like this, “Who would choose to grunt…

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Wagons, ho!

Just got back from a trip to Cheyenne, Wyo. Oh my, was it dry! I attended the Range Beef Cow Symposium, which is held every other year. This year, the…

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When it’s time to leave home

The decision about whether your parents should move is often tricky and emotional. Each family will have its own reasons for wanting or not wanting to take such a step…

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Bush honeysuckle

It’s pretty tough to know the name of every plant on your property. Instead, we seem to focus on the “extremes.” If the plant has eye appeal, then we see…

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The SAD facts of winter blues

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) isn’t just a case of the “blues” — it’s a cyclical pattern of depression during winter months, with improvement during other times of the year. Symptoms…

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