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For fully two months now, we have picked away at spots of color here and there, mostly from isolated oriental magnolias, daffodils, ipheion (you’ve got to get some), witch hazels and a number of other things. 

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The Agricultural Extension Service and Henry County Livestock Association have compiled this hay and grain referral to assist local farmers.

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Most of the country is sequestered in their homes to flatten the COVID-19 curve and protect communities. This phenomenon has produced many hilarious social media posts from parents attempting to homeschool their children and from people who are stress-eating their entire COVID-19 grocery runs.

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The Agricultural Extension Service and Henry County Livestock Association have compiled this hay and grain referral to assist local farmers.

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With the arrival of April, it is assumed winter is past. Well, April Fool. I read of a little girl who was asked when winter would be over. She said that her neighbor would plant his garden first, then it would freeze. He would plant it again, and again it would freeze. Then he would plant i…

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The Agricultural Extension Service and Henry County Livestock Association have compiled this hay and grain referral to assist local farmers.

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It seems that every time you are required to stay indoors like a snowstorm or a virus, we begin to think of all the things we need to have at home to make it. And many times that is food.

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With the ides and the astronomical first day of “spring” fading into the  past, we now are faced with all that stuff we should have accomplished last fall or since. There, for instance, lie the oak and sycamore (!$&*#^&) leaves, crouched into nooks and crannies and up under shrubs, w…

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The regular meeting of Maria Nance’s fourth-grade 4-H club at Lakewood School was on Feb. 18.

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Britannie Scarbrough has always been an animal lover. She grew up with dogs, and made sure her children had pets to play with as they grew up.

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March is recognized as National Nutrition Month. Nutrition month is a nutrition education and information campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical acti…

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Most of us have had a cut or wound at some point in our lives. Our body typically takes care of our wounds on its own and they heal up within a few weeks. However, that is not the case for everyone. Wounds that are present for eight weeks without any signs of healing are considered to be chr…

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Megan Alford, hearing aid specialist with the Audiology & Hearing Clinic in Paris, presented an informative program on hearing loss at the Paris Quota club’s meeting Feb. 26 in the Lunchroom at Lee Academy for the Arts.

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March flowers, they are often called. Daffodils they are, though some are jonquils and others narcissus. Here they are mostly (mis)called “buttercups.” Whatever, they are right on time. 

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We all know what salt is, but what do you know about salt? For starters, salt is a natural compound made up of two elements — sodium and chloride — and for centuries has been used to cure and preserve food. It is found both in mineral deposits and oceans all over the world.

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Eileen Hook and Teresa Millikin were hostesses for the Feb. 20 meeting of the Newcomers Club held at the Paris Country Club. 

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Every four years we are blessed (hopefully not cursed) with an extra day. It’s leap year and the month won’t end until midnight Saturday. What will  you do with the extra day?

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The Agricultural Extension Service and Henry County Livestock Association have compiled this hay and grain referral to assist local farmers.

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The fifth 4-H meeting occurred on Feb. 18 for Britni O’Neal’s fourth-grade class at Lakewood School. 

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Blossomway Garden Club and Paris Garden Club have worked together to implement an exciting project at Paris Landing State Park, in partnership with PLSP officers. Nine woodpecker houses were recently purchased and then donated on Feb. 11 to the park by the two clubs. The park officers will b…

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Computers are a curse or a miracle. For me they are, most of the time, a curse. Now, however, that I have spent some 25 years or more using them (as word processors, mostly) their blessings have grown to outnumber their bane. 

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Busy mom and founder of wellness website drkarenslee.com, sometimes found it difficult to make time for healthy and well-rounded meals. Especially when she would realize she had forgotten to take meat out of the freezer earlier in the day.

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Now that we are securely ensconced into the oft-maligned month of February, I think it would be apropos to take up two of the most distasteful subjects in the gardening world, at least as it pertains to us in northwest Tennessee. The two? Tree topping and deer, or horned rats. 

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Oh, Valentine’s Day. Even if you don’t have a valentine, it’s a wonderful day to spend time with those you love and appreciate, whether that’s a friend, family or even your pet. And what better way to show appreciation than with food?