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Master Gardener: September gardening notes

Sep 02, 2014 5:57am

One thing I noticed this year was that plant inventories were tight in stores and plants that one might like to put in for a fall garden were not available. Fewer commercial growers dictate what’s...

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Master Gardener: Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Jul 23, 2014 5:26am

Situated on the edges of the state’s capitol city, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is a must-see if you’re in the Austin area. Both Lady Bird Johnson and actress Helen Hayes worked to make...

Consumer Alert: Calendar law helping protect small business

Jul 23, 2014 4:09am

We spend our Friday nights in the fall cheering for teams like the Wildcats or the Bulldogs, not the Con Artists or the Profiteers.

Yet, out-of-state scammers may seek out money intended to...

Treating snakebites

Jul 23, 2014 4:07am

About 400 out of 3,000 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...

State made gains in health coverage and in education

Jul 23, 2014 4:06am

Arkansas made gains in health coverage and education over the last year, but the child poverty rate went up to 29 percent. Those ups and downs are consistent with national trends, according to the...

Potluck: BBQ rub and let’s have peaches

Jul 17, 2014 3:05am

My dentist, Gary Hawthorne, is amazed at the number of people who read about his search for a good grilling rub in Potluck.

He said one of his patients even brought him a copy of her...

Corps reopens Shoal Bay swim area

Jul 16, 2014 5:47am

The Corps of Engineers, Russellville Project Office has reopened Shoal Bay swim beach on Lake Dardanelle. The beach was temporarily closed last month because of higher than acceptable E. coli...

Master Gardener: July gardening notes

Jul 16, 2014 5:09am

Can’t believe it - I’m actually going out to mow the grass this afternoon. We’ve received about 1 3/10 inches of rain in the last week - a shower here, a shower there - but at least it’s greened...

Potluck: Edamame, anyone?

Jul 10, 2014 3:05am

“Jay, why don’t you do a column about edamame?” asked Times Record reporter John Lovett as he munched on something that looked suspiciously like a Snickers bar.

It could have been an energy...

Master Gardener: July gardening notes

Jul 09, 2014 3:06am

Tuesday, 6 a.m.: Going out to water. Not happy with the Master Naturalist friend who e-mailed me saying he got over 4 1/2 inches of rain where he lives in Pope County on the 20th and 21st.

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House Calls: Preventing and treating sunburn

Jul 09, 2014 3:06am

Have you ever been out in the sun and ended up looking like a lobster? Instead of that golden tan you were looking for, you come out with a painful red burn. More than one-third of adults and...

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