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House Calls: Snakebites need treatment

Jul 22, 2015 3:06am

About 400 out of 3000 species of snakes worldwide are poisonous. Only about 25 species of these poisonous snakes are found in North America.

Snakes are cold blooded and are unable to...

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With careful planning homeownership can become a reality

Jul 15, 2015 6:54am

Homeownership can be so much more than a dream with some careful planning, said Laura Connerly, assistant professor and family financial expert for the University of Arkansas System Division of...

Master Gardener: Let’s talk about rain gardens

Jul 15, 2015 6:53am

Why am I talking about rain gardens when it’s apparent we’re entering our dry time of the year?

Hopefully it’ll serve to inspire some action to redo your landscape if you have areas prone to...

State park schedules weekend activities

Jul 15, 2015 6:51am

Mount Magazine State Park has scheduled several activities for the coming weekend. Here’s a listing a schedule of these events:

Friday: 5 p.m. until 5:45 p.m. Wayside Walk on the lodge patio...

Summer jobs can provide at lot more than a paycheck

Jul 15, 2015 6:50am

Summer jobs for young adults have benefits far beyond the paycheck, said Laura Connerly, assistant professor and family financial expert for the University of Arkansas System Division of...

Protection from rays of summer sun is important

Jul 15, 2015 6:49am

With summer now in full swing, the lakes and parks are filled with boaters, swimmers, hikers and those just out enjoying the warmth of the summer sun. However, those warm rays can bring more than...

Park schedules several activities for the weekend

Jul 08, 2015 3:07am

Mount Magazine State Park has announced activities and programming for the coming weekend.

Here’s a brief description and some details about the events.


2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m...

Cost of cookout declines, according to survey

Jul 08, 2015 3:07am

A summer cookout of Americans’ favorite foods including hot dogs, cheeseburgers, pork spare ribs, potato salad, baked beans, lemonade and chocolate milk costs slightly less this year and still...

Master Gardener: Japanese Kerria

Jul 08, 2015 3:07am

This week the subject is Kerria, a later spring bloomer that sports yellow single or double blooms and thrives in shadier locations. Kerria is a much under-used one in the landscape. My...

Master Gardener: July chores in the garden

Jul 01, 2015 3:06am

The dog days of summer are July 3 to Aug. 11.

The Greeks, Romans and Egyptians believed that Sirius, the dog start, added its heat to that of the sun, causing the hot weather. Dog days are...

Use fireworks safely

Jul 01, 2015 3:06am

Fireworks are synonymous with our celebration of Independence Day. Yet, the thrill of fireworks can also bring pain. 240 people on average go the emergency room every day with fireworks-related...


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