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State park hosting migration event

Sep 17, 2014 3:06am

September is a peak period for wildlife migrating southward all across Arkansas. Mount Magazine is the highest point in the state and the highest land mass between the Minnesota-Canada border and...

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Master Gardener: Blackberries

Jun 18, 2014 3:06am

These days blueberries get a lot of the PR about being a healthy fruit. An overlooked fruit however, the blackberry, also has considerable health benefit.

Depending on, variety, blackberries...

Potluck: Let’s do something ‘berry’ special

Jun 12, 2014 5:23am

An email from Bonnie Plants has got me rethinking strawberries.

Homegrown berries are a billion times better than the ones we get at the store.

Once upon a time, I’d plant ever-...

Saturday Squared coming this week

Jun 11, 2014 5:20am

Saturday Squared, an expansion of the Paris Farmer’s Market, will open Saturday on Express Street in front of the Logan County Courthouse. The event will be held the second Saturday of the month,...

Rainfall plus warm weather equals mosquito-breeding season

Jun 11, 2014 5:14am

Recent warm-weather rain marathon has provided perfect conditions for the least favorite aspects of the Arkansas summer: mosquitoes.

“Always be aware that you’re going to have increased...

Master Gardener: June garden notes

Jun 11, 2014 5:12am

Just dumped the rain gauge on the deck again. Did that a lot during the month of May. I estimate 9 1/2 inches of rain fell at the house last month. Been good to the garden, but unfortunately, also...

Get ready for grill season with wings, barbecue recipes

Jun 05, 2014 3:05am

A few years ago, despite what you might have heard, I did not burn the rolls for the family Christmas dinner.

My oven did.

But I was accused of it anyway.

So I remodeled the...

To Your Health: Laser eliminates dangerous plaque caused by peripheral artery disease

Jun 05, 2014 3:05am

LAS VEGAS, Nev. — By January, Rick Carter couldn’t walk 100 yards without feeling severe, cramplike pain in his calves and feet.

Even at rest they hurt. They were also often cold and numb,...

Personal Trainer: Drills for standing, squatting can help nurses

Jun 05, 2014 3:05am

What you do for a living can affect your overall fitness. This is the first in a series of occupation-specific columns to help various workers feel and perform better on the job.

Nurses have...

City swimming pool now open

Jun 04, 2014 3:06am

The city swimming pool at Veterans Park is now open.

Operating hours for the public are Monday through Saturday from 1 pm to 5:30 pm and Sunday from 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm.

Admission is $1...

Master Gardener: Sassafras

Jun 04, 2014 3:06am

Sassafras is mentioned as early as 1574 in an account by a Spanish physician visiting the New World. The aromatic oil present in the leaves, bark and roots led Europeans to believe sassafras could...

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