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House Calls: Gout affects nearly 3 million

Apr 16, 2014 3:05am

Gout is a form of arthritis. It affects nearly 3 million people a year. It can cause burning pain, stiffness and swelling in a joint. It can occur over and over again if left untreated. Over time...

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Master Gardener: Some seasonal notes

Oct 16, 2013 3:05am

Greenhouse is up and all the sensitive plants in. This year I ordered a ‘pop-up’ greenhouse, one of those that literally goes up in five minutes (in my case, 15 minutes). With its anchors in place...

Master Gardener: October chores

Oct 09, 2013 3:05am

Lawns. Apply fall pre-emergence herbicides, if needed, to control winter annuals such as spurweed, henbit and chickweed. Fescue can be sodded. Drain down your mower’s gas tank and run until the...

Beekeeping course being offered in LR

Oct 09, 2013 3:05am

Wanna-bes can learn to be beekeepers at a no-cost short course for beginners being held in Little Rock on Oct. 15 and 22.

The course consists of three sessions, each one building on the...

Master Gardener: Fall gardening notes

Sep 25, 2013 3:05am

Grasses are heading off, mums are starting to cover with blooms; asters aren’t far behind in their fall show. Beautyberry displays its gaudy purple berries. (I have the white variety also,...

Master Gardener: Some gardening notes

Sep 18, 2013 3:05am

I decided to spare my family a litany of watering instructions for the house when we took off to Texas to see the kids recently. Just regrouped unplanted specimens (from ongoing landscape projects...

It’s Friday the 13th: Beware of fear becoming a phobia

Sep 13, 2013 5:52am

Avoiding black cats, broken mirrors and the undersides of ladders are all a part of the pop culture trappings of Friday the 13th, but what happens when fears and superstitions become phobias?


September’s Yard of the Month

Updated: Sep 12, 2013 1:36pm

Ropers honored: Doug and Jo Ann Roper (far left) of 100 East Chism Street in Paris have been named the September winners of the Town and Country Garden Club’s Yard of the Month. Presenting the...

Master Gardener: Plant profile - Japanese Kerria

Sep 11, 2013 3:05am

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...

Walk Across Arkansas begins Sept. 30

Sep 04, 2013 3:07am

LITTLE ROCK — From Bella Vista to Lake Village, hundreds of Arkansans will be donning their running shoes and racking up as many walking minutes as they can between Sept. 30-Nov. 24 for the fall...

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Union School art workshop schedued

Sep 04, 2013 3:07am

The Union School Heritage Center will sponsor an art workshop for six weeks at the school beginning Thursday, Sept. 12.

The classes will be on Thursday nights from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. The...

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