Today's Features

  • In your lifetime, have you ever experienced the emotional highs or lows that caused you to do things that hurt you or those around you? Emotions that feel like a ping-pong ball bouncing across a table? Then, you begin to wonder “what is wrong with me?”
    Well, we all have moods. We wake up cranky or find ourselves depressed after something goes wrong at home or work.

  • Today is Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, in Mexico. It is a celebration of the lives of departed loved ones and is considered a joyful holiday. Families decorate altars or the gravesites of their family members and prepare favorite foods. The food may be the loved one’s favorites or those traditionally served on Dia de los Muertos, such as Pan de Muertos (bread of the dead).

  • The Mount Washington Farm Service Agency would like to announce that ballots for the 2011 FSA county committee elections will be mailed to eligible voters Nov. 4. The FSA county commnittee allows producers to make important decisions concerning the local administration of federal farm programs. FSA would like to urge all elligible farmers, especially minorities and women, to get inolved in their communities by voting in this year’s election.

  • As we move closer to cold weather, it is a good time to think about strategies for winter feeding of livestock, since it is a necessary part of nearly all operations. Choosing the right place for winter feeding can improve production and reduce threats to nearby water resources. A poorly chosen site for winter feeding can have negative impacts on soil and water quality.

  • Leaf raking is an autumn chore that only children enjoy because they get to undo it in one fowl swoop. We rake and pile and they jump. I propose a new approach that just may make us all happy: adults can still rake a little, children can still play and trees will benefit from some mulch and fertilizer.
    At the farm raking leaves is passé; we let them stay where they fall (with reason, of course) which is usually beneath their canopy.

  • Taylorsville Elementary School celebrated Red Ribbon Week last week with daily events, a bookmark contest and students signed a pledge to stand against drugs and bullies.

    Grade level bookmark winners are pictured and are Chasity Adams, Sydney Druin, Alyssa Hitch, Gracie Douglas, Kaylee Waldridge and Emily Ford.

  • A country song a few years ago was titled, “The Choices We Have Made,” and I thought about the choices we make. Some are good choices, some are bad choices, some are better and some are worse.
    The very best choice we can make is to receive Jesus as our savior and follow him. If we do follow Jesus and never look back, all the choices we make will be great ones.

  • Are you a breakfast person? I generally am not, and I think I pay the price for it. Now don’t get me wrong, I love breakfast, I just rarely take the time to eat it.  And I can hear some of you now saying, “Remember, breakfast is the most important meal of the day..”