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Master Gardener: A field of red, white and green

Jun 22, 2016 5:23am

Scientists have known for several years that certain plants grow better when the field they’re planted in is covered with colored mulch. Mulch, of course, is any protective covering-leaves, hay,...

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Consumer Alert: Military service members and cell phone contracts

Apr 20, 2016 3:05am

Military servicemen and women and their families face many decisions while preparing for and returning from a deployment. The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act aims to protect these families from...

Foodborne illness outbreaks are usually rare

Apr 20, 2016 3:05am

SPRINGDALE – There’s usually no good news when a foodborne illness outbreak is reported, but one food scientist sees some silver lining.

“Outbreaks are rare events, and by the time they...

Master Gardener: Taking Care of Your Garden

Apr 19, 2016 5:38am

I was in a local lawn and garden store last weekend getting plants for a landscaping project. As I stood in line person after person was plucking down a considerable amount of money for tomato and...

Potluck: It’s all about bacon

Apr 14, 2016 5:47am

I find the statistic surprising.

According to the USDA, Americans will consume an average of 50 pounds of bacon this year.

I only eat the equivalent of about five slices annually, so...

Gardening program scheduled

Apr 13, 2016 3:06am

Logan County is one of 60 counties with an active Master Gardener chapter. Master Gardeners give back to the community through working and learning hours each year. In 2015, Logan County Master...

Consumer Alert: Vehicle buyers beware of storm damage

Apr 13, 2016 3:06am

Severe thunderstorms have hammered the Natural State the past few weeks causing hail damage and flooding. These storms may be quick but can cause lasting and severe damage to vehicles.


Master Gardener: Rebuild, revitalize and renew

Apr 12, 2016 11:01am

If there’s one thing that’s become popular in these tough economic times, it’s the habit of frugality, being a conserver. Reduce, reuse and recycle aren’t the only “R” words that make sense these...

Potluck: It’s time for some spring recipes

Apr 07, 2016 9:13am

As I was paying for my prescriptions at Health Depot last week, Olga looked at me from behind the counter and said, “It’s time for some spring recipes.”

I agreed.

Just the night before...

It’s happening this month

Apr 06, 2016 3:05am

The Paris Area Chamber of Commerce last week released a list of events this month that it has been informed of.

Here’s the rundown:

Tuesday, April 12: The Tri-Peaks Tourism Association...

Containers can add sparkles to garden

Apr 06, 2016 3:05am

Perk up your containers and add a bit of sparkle to your landscape with bright colors, unusual materials or a unique purpose.

Include an elevated garden to increase planting space and make...

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