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Baptist Health Heart Institute Highlights National Heart Month With Heart Healthy Tips and Warning Signs

Baptist Health Heart Institute Highlights National Heart Month With Heart Healthy Tips and Warning Signs

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women according to the American Heart Association. About 600,000 people die from heart disease in the United States…

Pet Talk: Pesticides and Your Pet

While spring is a time to plant beautiful flowers in your yard, it also brings pesky insects out in numbers. Because of this, a potential hazard this time of year…

Returned Slaves and Distraught Farmers

By Don Roth A general order was issued from Richmond in the first week of March in 1863 which established depots for recaptured slaves in each Confederate state, including one…

Slave Experience Behind Federal Lines

By Don Roth Major General Samuel R. Curtis was now executing the duties required to command the Department of Missouri at St Louis.  Less then a year previous, this hard…

Pet Talk – First Aid for Pets

When a friend or significant other gets hurt, we generally have a good idea of how to take care of them, but what do you do when your pet is…

Lauren’s Garden, Biggest Hearts on Valentine’s Day

Lauren’s Garden, Biggest Hearts on Valentine’s Day

(photo 1) Just some of the balloons that Lauren’s Garden donated to the elementary school students. (photo 2) Lauren’s Garden delivery crew. By Valenya Franks For nineteen years, Lauren’s Garden…

Steal Away to Jesus

By Don Roth For fifty years from approximately 1780, a massive revival movement fired the religious zeal of the common people of all Protestant denominations, both black and white.  The…

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor: In 1985, I became principal of Southside Elementary School. I had planned to use the position as a jumping off point to an elementary school in larger town.…

El Paso Spanish for “The Pass”

By Josh Rieves Spanish explorers were able to easily cross the Rio Grand there, hence the name. On the other side sits Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico. That is where Johnny Cash…

It’s Time to Control Stickers in Your Lawn

Each year in late spring I receive numerous calls about the nuisance stickers in resident’s lawns.  The conversation always begins, “My yard is covered in stickers, and my kids and…