Can you believe that this weekend will wrap up the month of June? Where does the time go?
This week has felt more like July, with the steamy temperatures and humidity, hasn't it?
Wonder what July will bring us?
Gardens out this way are progressing nicely. Cucumbers are beginning to come in and tomatoes are on the way.
Breanna Whittamore enjoyed a special “girl's only” birthday swim party/sleepover last Friday in honor of her 8th birthday. Of course Mom was invited, but Dad had to be “uninvited” because it was only for girls. Never mind the fact that June 21 also was Mom and Dad’s anniversary. Breanna is the daughter of Mark and Jennifer Whittamore.
Congratulations, Jamica and family, on the birth of your baby boy!
Deepest sympathies are extended to neighbor and friends, Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Sparks of Fllint Road. Most of you know their son Wayne passed away about two weeks ago, and three days later Mr. Sparks’ sister Elsie passed away. Please keep this family in your prayers.
Not much else is going on that I’ve heard about. No news is good news, I suppose.
Have a great weekend!
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Bee on the lookout as beekeepers convene
Summer vacation season is in full swing, and I had the pleasure of spending the last week and a half filling in at the Farm Store while the store manager, Bethany Pratt, got a welcome respite soaking up the beauty of Ireland.
Cicada-killer wasps are here
The extension office has received numerous phone calls over the past couple of weeks about large wasps hovering in yards all over the county.
This insect is called the cicada killer, and despite its aggressive name, it is not something to be scared of.
Converting from year-round calving to a controlled breeding season
Maintaining a controlled breeding and calving season can be one of the most important management tools for cow-calf producers.
Uniform, heavier and more valuable calves are key reasons to keep the breeding season short.
Paper boys learned life, business lessons
I often flash back to the days from the mid to late 1930s when I was a paper boy.
There were 10 or 12 of us who rolled out of bed at 5 a.m. every day, jumped on our bicycles and headed downtown to the Glyndon Hotel and picked up our papers for delivery.
Here’s why teachers aren’t paid enough
The following were included in last year’s exams and were answered by 16-year-old high school students. The answers are genuine, and we must remember that these youngsters will grow up to vote, marry and become parents. It’s a scary thought.
4-H exhibits are family affair for the Houstons
Five children from the same family were the first to bring their 4-H exhibits Wednesday to the Madison County Fairgrounds.
Band students ‛take over’ MCHS campus
The Madison Central High School campus has been “taken over” for two weeks by 170 students attending band camp.
Warning labels needed on energy drinks
The popularity of energy drinks has soared since they entered the marketplace, but at least one consumer group wants the FDA to order warnings on product labels.
Full Gospel ‛Back to School Bash’ is Aug. 2
I guess everyone is asking, “How much rain did we get?”
Thank the Lord for the rain
Hello readers, it’s a stormy Monday evening as I write this, and I’ve been thanking the Lord all day for the good rain – over an inch in the gauge now, and it looks like more before morning.
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