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Fitness, Obesity and Medical Care In America

By Glenn Mollette Each of us must take responsibility for our health. We must become more active as a nation and more selective about what we eat. The average American…

April Library Corner 2013

MEMORIALS: “Ambush Creek” by Dunlap, in memory of Tommy Depriest by JW & Margaret Aycock “Dust & Glory” by Zimmer, in memory of Jimmy Ray Capps by JW & Margaret…

War in its Ugliest Form

By Don Roth   While filling in for Gen. Prentiss on May 1, Helena commander, Brig. Gen. Willis Gorman, together with his staff, friends, and a few ladies, rode off…

Abandoned Pesticide Collection Program Removes More than 1 Million Pounds

Fast Facts: Seven-year-old program collects more than 1 million pounds of unwanted pesticides Multi-agency program has collection events in all 75 counties   A program to gather outdated, unused or…

Spring’s Pollen Outburst a Feast for Bees

Spring’s Pollen Outburst a Feast for Bees

Fast Facts Pollen high in protein Bee’s whole body is adapted for pollen collection and transport   Spring’s pollen outburst may be a smorgasbord of suffering for humans with allergies,…

Lawn Renewal and Renovation Tips to Create a Perfect Lawn this Season

Lawn Renewal and Renovation Tips to Create a Perfect Lawn this Season

By Gardening expert Melinda Myers   The extreme heat and drought of 2012 was hard on lawns and gardens.  “Many gardeners are facing a blank slate of bare soil, masses…

Understanding and Overcoming Your Pet’s Fears

While many of us would like to believe our little puppy is fearless, the truth is that there are many things a pet will experience that may frighten it at…

Get a Glowing Tan by Drinking Your Vegetables


By Cherie Calbom, MS, CN Juicing is hot like the vibrant fashion colors for summer — lemon, raspberry, orange, lime and tomato. Making delicious fruit and veggie juices is great…

Slimming Seasonal Staples for Spring


With spring finally upon us, you may be inclined to add some fresh foods into your diet. The season synonymous with change provides a variety of seasonal produce that can…

May Fiasco

By Don Roth   After spying Gen. William Vandever’s cavalry slowly winding its way toward Fredericktown, Col. Shelby’s Missourians, accompanied by Gen. Marmaduke, quickly moved through torrents of rain to…