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Gardening bug ready to bite

By Cheryl Steenerson

March might be cold, wet and snowy, but I still believe we have come out ahead this winter.
I joked to someone the other day that this is the kind of winters I expected to have when I moved here 16 years ago.
This is the time of year when I really hit the pantry. I tend to scrimp on using up my home canned stuff in fall and winter, fearing I’ll run out before the fresh stuff is harvested. Now, I can eat all I want of the stuff.


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By Joan Martin

Support the children of military personnel April 28

Anderson County residents include at least 70 children who are military dependents from all branches of the military.
Frequent deployments have become a way of life in the past 10 years. Returning home is not necessarily easy for the families or military personnel.
Community members can help military families by understanding that no one reacts the same to coming home. Rejoice together at reunions and give families time and space to re-integrate.


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Nothing normal about this winter season

By Cheryl Steenerson

Mark your calendars. The Heirloom Seed Workshop will be held at 10 a.m. on March 24 at the public library’s large meeting room.
Pre-registration is required (to make sure everyone gets a chair). You can call the library at 839-6420 or stop in to register. It is a free workshop.


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By Joan Martin

Fried fish, without the greasy feel or taste

Fish is healthy but fried fish is not as good for us as fish that’s prepared without frying.
In fact, nutritionists say that frying fish negates the benefit of eating fish.  
I like a crunchy coating on the fish but I don’t like a greasy feel or taste. The best way to get crunch is to use panko bread crumbs. Corn flakes will work, but they still look like crunched corn flakes to me.
Regular bread crumbs are softer and don’t get as crunchy.


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Now’s the time to start planting tomato seeds

By Cheryl Steenerson

There are only five more Mondays until spring.
I have to say that I have loved this winter. I haven’t had to walk up the drive even once.
Last winter I walked for almost a month. Sure, it got me in shape and offered plenty of beautiful night skies, but slipping and sliding while carrying groceries or dog food, was not my idea of a good time.
We should be done with the snow, if the August fog predictor is accurate. The number of foggy mornings predicted the number of snows accurately last year, so I’m hopeful.


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Coke and Red Bull? Not with my money

By Ben Carlson

Column as I see ’em …
I was already in a sour mood when I stopped to fill my gas tank Friday night.
I had just reviewed my year-end tax documents and was doing a slow burn over how much money was confiscated from my family so it could be squandered by politicians bottom fishing for votes.
My burn grew a little hotter as the meter on the gas pump charged toward $60, so I shut it off and figured a chat with the jovial cashier inside might put me in a better mood before I went home.


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For the love of country life

By Meaghan Downs

Last Saturday morning, I spent three hours watching two men trap for beavers off the banks of the Kentucky River.
Never thought I’d write that sentence.
I also never imagined that I’d eat barbecued squirrel. Or taste test burgoo. Or finally learn how not to panic while driving on narrow country roads in western Anderson County.
I may be a day late in celebrating Valentine’s Day, but I figured it’s never too late to confess a secret love: my unabashed admiration for country life.  


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Shocking realities of prescription abuse drives summit to fight

By Tara Kaprowy
Kentucky Health News
Prescription drug abuse has become so prevalent in parts of Kentucky, people are buying Mason jars of clean urine at flea markets and under the table at tobacco stores so they can pass drug tests.
Almost two-thirds of Kentuckians have used prescription drugs for non-prescription reasons, 30 percentage points higher than the rest of the country.


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By Joan Martin

In marriage, love makes the difference

A couple of years ago, some friends of mine reported this experience on Valentine’s Day.
The husband forgot to make dinner reservations. The couple tried several nice restaurants but found that they were booked. Then they went to a family restaurant of a national chain. They enjoyed their dinner, had fun talking, laughing about experiences they had and celebrated being together for 23 years.  


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Wild card tosses weather prediction for loop

By Cheryl Steenerson

I love this weather. I’ll take 60 degrees on Groundhog Day instead of ice, anytime.
This isn’t even close to what I predicted for our winter weather. My friend Tina asked me a while back what happened. Well, I found out.


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