Opinion
Still readers, despite doomsayers
Despite all the doomsayers out there writing obituaries for the nation’s newspaper industry, 150 million Americans — two out of three adults — read a local newspaper last week. Newspaper Association of America research from 2011 by Scarborough USA indicates almost 70 percent of your neighbors read either a printed newspaper or its online counterpart within the past seven days. How could that be? Well, it’s because newspapers still represent th...
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Children’s ministry starts at Church of God
Next week, the Church of God, 2401 Crawford, will kick off a new children’s ministry with a crusade on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 14-15. Scott and Rayma Gegg of Altamont will be children’s ministers, under the guidance of Pastor Vernon Norris and his wife, Joyce. The crusade is open to the public and starts at 7 p.m. on both nights and will feature scripture-based activities for children, Scott Gegg said. Puppets and songs will be part of the a...
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Crepe myrtle blooms in heat
By Donna Seeley Garden Guide I was never very impressed with the shrub crepe or crape myrtle. It was colorful in late summer when nothing much else was in bloom, but even the colors were lack-luster, I thought.  I doubt they were very hardy then, also. We built a Dairy Queen in Meridian,  Miss., in 1955 and moved there to run it. Believe me, it was a big undertaking for us and three kids. My father said to me, "Daughter, you cannot make it in ...
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Snack smart
By Kylie Ludwig Kansas State University Extension Many of us eat more often than three meals a day. We love to snack. But, is snacking OK? Yes, it can be. Try the following tips for snacking smart. Plan your snack times. Don’t snack too close to a meal. Plan to have one snack between breakfast and lunch. Plan to have one snack between lunch and dinner. Think before you snack. Avoid grazing. Eating all day long can lead to mindless eating and o...
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