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Master Gardener: Columbines

Jul 28, 2015 11:45am

This is one of several articles about flowering plants that are sure to attract hummingbirds and butterflies if planted in your garden.

The Romans thought that the long-spurred flowers of...

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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...

Consumer Alert: Avoiding vacation scams

Jul 01, 2015 3:06am

School is out for the summer, and many Arkansans are taking vacations.

These trips can be great for relaxation and fun, but consumers should take precautions to protect themselves from scams...

POTLUCK: E-mail mistake provides a Turkish delight

Jun 25, 2015 3:05am

I read the email several times. I didn’t understand it.

I looked at the included recipe.

I couldn’t figure it out.

The email’s slug, “Argos in Cappadocia’s Seki Restaurant,”...

Officers will be looking for boating under the influence this weekend

Jun 24, 2015 3:06am

Wildlife officers across Arkansas and the U.S. are gearing up for Operation Dry Water – the nation’s boating under the influence awareness and enforcement campaign. The nationwide event will take...

Health and Rehabilitation Center hosting blood drive

Jun 24, 2015 3:05am

Paris Health and Rehabilitation Center, in cooperation with the Arkansas Blood Institute is hosting a blooddrive Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Each donor will receive a voucher, redeemable...

House Calls: Poison ivy is worse this year

Jun 24, 2015 3:05am

Is poison ivy getting worse in the United States? Studies at Duke University say yes.

The studies show that it is growing quicker, with larger leaves, and the oil that gives people rashes is...

Master Gardener: Here are some gardening notes

Updated: Jun 24, 2015 3:05am

Heavy, record-breaking rains of May with their resultant historic flooding have given way to light, intermittent showers in June, and soon will concede to the even drier month of July. We are just...

Potluck: Brisket takes time, but it’s worth it

Jun 18, 2015 3:05am

If you like smoked brisket, and have an entire weekend to prepare one, this recipe from Louisiana Kitchen & Culture is right up your alley.

You must brine the brisket for at least 24...

These tips can make grilling safer

Jun 17, 2015 6:58am

Grilling outdoors doesn’t mean food safety rules stay inside, says Carla Haley-Hadley, Miller County extension agent for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.

With...

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