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Looking to save money, try homemade laundry detergent

By Shelley Spillman

I wouldn’t call myself crafty in any sense of the word. I’m terrible at gift wrapping. I know that when my husband and I have children we will most likely have to get our presents wrapped or else the kids will discover “gee, Santa wraps presents like mom,” and after watching numerous demonstrations and YouTube videos, I still cannot successfully tie a tie.


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Water your plants generously; prepare for harvest time

By Cheryl Steenerson

It’s a good thing man invented hoses. Otherwise, I think our gardens would be filled with dehydrated everything. This is the time of year when Mother Nature decides to take a little siesta from doing the watering for us.

If I ever win the lottery, I swear I’m going to have everything laser leveled and bermed so I can flood irrigate. It’s so much more efficient in time and effort. Our plants appreciate a good long drink way more than a few sips. Frequent light waterings lead to shallow roots.


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Two-spotted spider mites can be formidable pests

By Tommy Yankey

The two-spotted spider mite (TSSM) is a common and destructive pest with an extremely wide host range that includes many trees, shrubs, flowers, weeds, fruits, and vegetable crops. Problems increase during hot, dry weather but early signs and symptoms are easy to overlook. Not only are these mites tiny but they live out of sight on the underside of leaves (Figure 1).


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Berry growers: beware of Drosophila

By Tommy Yankey


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Keeping plants watered, fertilized key in ‘dog days’ of summer

By Cheryl Steenerson

I don’t scare easy. Sure, if somebody sneaks up behind me I’ll jump, but I’ll probably swing too. I’ve jumped out of airplanes, rappelled down mountains, even been surrounded by 300 Crips and Bloods that were more heavily armed than I, but I didn’t think a ride on the tractor would scare me.


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The Bible trumps Darwinism: Why the Book of Genesis can’t be abandoned

By Brian Owens

In a June 13 article for Associated Baptist Press, a Frankfort minister derided Bible-believing pastors and scholars for teaching that the Genesis account of creation is historic fact, as opposed to a metaphorical story.

The article, entitled “It’s time for evangelicals to come out for evolution,” asserts that when it comes to the creation versus evolution debate “educated evangelicals know better.”


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Reasons visitors want to come here…and just don’t know it yet

By Chris Hamilton

Bravo to Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway for taking steps last week to revive the quiet local tourism commission.

Conway appointed new members and re-appointed others in an effort to keep the county commission alive and, hopefully, renew its efforts to generate visitor traffic.


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Managing the Asian tiger mosquito is important, particularly now

By Tommy Yankey

The Asian tiger mosquito is a serious nuisance at best and a potential public health threat at worst.


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Prepare for fall garden planting... and try fried some pickles

By Cheryl Steenerson

Here we are in our seventh month and if your green thumb has worked, as a gardener you should be in seventh heaven!

The harvest season is on! Thankfully, we have more than 14 hours of daylight in which to do it.

Those of us who plant for the pantry are beginning preparations for the fall garden now.

Yes, I know you have planted your summer garden but it is time to plant another one if you like peas, broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage.


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Include ‘superfood’ blueberries in your diet with this recipe

By Joan Martin

Blueberries are delicious and healthy. They are labeled a super food because of their high antioxidant content, fiber and vitamins.

In the last 5 years, there have been reliable studies that support the health benefits of blueberries. Citations for these studies are available at the Anderson County Extension Office.

One finding is that blueberries can improve memory.

After 12 weeks of daily blueberry consumption, older adults showed improvement on two different tests of cognitive function, including memory.


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