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  • These hush puppies are the perfect side dish for baked, broiled or fried fish, or it makes a wonderful appetizer when served with a spicy dipping sauce. You can keep the fried hush puppies warm in a 225 F oven for up to 15 minutes.

  • Anger: Is it okay? When is it not okay?

  • Dear Savvy Senior,
    I run a community counseling program for needy families and am frustrated that so few eligible seniors take advantage of the food stamp program. Can you write a column on this to help educate seniors to this underutilized benefit?
    Reaching Out

  • After the big rain we had, I hit the weeds–most of which involved wrangling ever expanding globs of crabgrass. Yes, this is the time when crabgrass rears its ugly head and begins to creep through our fescue lawns, sneak into our cultivated beds and, when we’re not looking, reseeds itself to ensure the continuation of the species. Okay, maybe a little melodramatic but my hands still hurt from all that pulling!

  • A variety of parasites attack poultry by either sucking blood or feeding on their skin, and feathers. Knowing what pests may be bugging your flock will help you figure out how to deal with the problem.
    Continuous external parasites are ones that spend their entire adult life on their host. Temporary parasites feed on, but do not live on, their host.
    Some continuous external parasites include:

  • How is it that marriage partners appear in many ways of their life to have emotional attachments with others with sufficient closeness to enjoy these relationships, while at the same time becoming more detached from one another in the marriage? What are some of the ‘triggers’ that may have brought about the decline and can marital life be restored and enriched that will carry the marriage for the lifetime?

  • Dear Savvy Senior,
    Can you recommend any advocacy organizations for seniors other than AARP? I cut up my AARP card a few years back when they supported Obamacare, and am now looking for another organization that better represents me.
    Conservative Senior

  • Bethlehem Baptist taking collection for cemetery care
    Bethlehem Baptist Church is taking up collections for the care and maintenance of the cemetery. If you would like to support the upkeep of the cemetery, please send donations to the church or contact them through www.bbc-ky.com.
    Finchville Baptist to hold Founder’s Day picnic

  • Have you ever noticed that when you are in a hurry, everyone else moves too slowly?  Or when you are laid back and taking it easy, everyone else seems to be in such a rush?  The other day I was running late to meet my wife and let’s just say I was pushing the speed limit.  I got behind this car that just seemed to be poking along, and I got a little frustrated, then I looked at my own speedometer!  I decided I’d better back off a little bit!

  • Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has declared August 3 through 9, 2014, “National Farmers Market Week”. Throughout the week, USDA will celebrate our nation’s thousands of farmers markets, farmers who make them possible and the communities that host them.

  • The story is told of the colorful, nineteenth-century gifted violinist, Niccolo Paganini, who on one occasion was performing before a packed house, playing a difficult piece of music, accompanied by a full orchestra giving him magnificent support.

  • Dear Savvy Senior,
    What are the cheapest cell phone options available today to seniors living on a shoestring budget? I only need it for occasional calls.
    Seldom Calling Senior

    Dear Seldom,
    For financially challenged seniors who only want a cell phone for emergency purposes or occasional calls, there are a number of inexpensive no contract plans you can get. Or, depending on your income level, there are also free cell phones and monthly airtime minutes you may qualify for. Here’s where to find some of the cheapest deals.

  • I get to take out the trash.  Occasionally I’ll be the one to gather the trash up in the house, but I admit, my wife is usually quicker at that.  But I’m almost always the one who hauls it out to the street. Once a week I roll that big garbage can up the hill and get it ready to go.

  • In the parable from Matthew 13, Jesus compares sharing the Gospel to planting a crop. It seems that the farmer in this parable had some mixed results from his planting efforts. Let’s take a look at the text and see what we can learn.

  • 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. Plus, more efficient cow supplementation and cow herd health programs are products of a short breeding season. However, you shouldn’t convert from yearlong breeding to a shortened breeding season without a lot of planning.