Smith County hay show entries sought

Hay is the most common source of stored feed used in livestock operations. Surveys show that 86 percent of the harvested hay is used on the producer’s own farm. Therefore, producers should be concerned with producing quality hay. Time is quickly approaching for Smith County forage producers to enter samples into the 2017 hay show held in…

Columnist John Moore: The fidget fad and toys of yesteryear

There was a simple toy I used to love. It featured a bald man with big eyes and a red nose, who was shielded behind a plastic case. There was a red-handled stick, or “wand” as it was called on the package, that had a magnet on one end. Inside the plastic case were metal shavings. If I placed the toy flat, I could use the magnetic wand to drag

Patrice Dunagin: Add more fruit to your menu

Fruit adds nutrients, flavor and color to our meals. They make great low-fat snacks and desserts. Try the following ideas to get more fruit in your diet. • Put fruit in easy-to-reach places. Have a bowl of fresh fruit on your table. Be sure to wash fruit before eating it. • Top hot or cold cereal, pancakes, waffles, yogurt or salads with

Access social security online resources when you travel

Social Security is here for you when you’re traveling, whether it’s just a state away or when you’re abroad. When you open a personal and secure my Social Security account, you can access it on your terms. We put you in control of your finances and your future. With my Social Security, you can: n Request a replacement Social Security or

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The cure for common Senior-itis

NELSON CLYDE, Is It Just Me? The finish line is now in sight for my youngest child to complete high school. This is the fourth time I’ve witnessed senior-itis. The symptoms are pretty consistent. Checking out. Inndifference. Lack…

04 March 2017 [11:41 AM]
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Earthworms are a benefit to the soil

There are numerous beneficial insects and critters in and around our landscape. Earthworms are one of those beneficial critters. They are not…

03 March 2017 [11:45 AM]
Preventing meteors from crashing the mailbox

Sifting through the pile, I searched for the envelope from our accountant with all the directions we need to get started on our taxes. Every year, before the Christmas sales are over, I start seeing advertisements for H&R Block.…

02 March 2017 [01:33 AM]
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John Moore: The cat on the mat

After living in the city my entire life, in 2003, we decided to give country living a try. The transition wasn’t too…

18 February 2017 [07:43 PM]
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John Moore: The Dream Car

It was the car I’d always wanted. A 1971 Oldsmobile Cutlass 442 Convertible. I found it one morning while cruising (pun intended)…

04 February 2017 [07:23 PM]
If we connect and collaborate, anything is possible

KRISTEN SEEBER, Women’s Fund of Smith County Now that our boys are grown and gone - one a college graduate working in Austin, the other a junior at the University of Arkansas - our house feels very different. While…

31 January 2017 [03:58 PM]
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