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Every Day Is Internet Security Day

Being safe online is important every day. There may be days devoted to internet security awareness, but you need to be careful…

13 July 2017 [11:57 AM]
A garden journal can come in handy

What was that beautiful yellow flower that bloomed in my garden all summer long, requiring minimal care and adored by bees? What…

12 July 2017 [04:38 PM]
Family Matters: 8 tips for savvy garage sale shopping

JENNIFER FLANERS, Family Matters I love garage sales. Yard sales. Tag sales. Estate sales. Call them what you may, the chance to rummage through another person’s junk in search of treasure has always been a thrill for me. As…

12 July 2017 [12:25 PM]
The nose knows smell

NELSON CLYDE, Is It Just Me? Do you have memories linked to aromas? People? Places? It is unquestionable for me. Some are good and some maybe not. My great grandmother smelled like the powder she used. One year I…

08 July 2017 [04:02 PM]
Healthy nonprofits have strong executive directors

Henry sits patiently at the back door every night. He parks in the middle of the metal threshold, so it’s hard to avoid stepping on him in the dim porch lights. He’s consistent, every night, from dark ’til, well, whenever…

04 July 2017 [12:49 PM]
Columnist John Moore: Our political path

Political shootings. People happy about political shootings. People outraged about political shootings. Political violence. People happy about political violence. People outraged about…

01 July 2017 [11:31 PM]
For the love of Tomatoes

NELSON CLYDE, Is It Just Me? It’s tomato season. Somewhere in the middle of this blessed time there should be…

01 July 2017 [03:16 PM]
Festival fraud is no fun

Summer is in full swing, and that means it’s festival season. But be on the lookout for offers that seem too good…

30 June 2017 [10:04 PM]
Patriotism inspires giving

Our boys loved “The Patriot,” a film starring Mel Gibson and Heath Ledger. They were captivated by the stirring battle scenes and…

27 June 2017 [01:15 PM]
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…

24 June 2017 [07:15 PM]
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