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Bugs and Aphids and Worms! Oh My!

‘Way back in Master Gardener class, we were told to play Sherlock Holmes when a garden problem was noticed: “When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must…

Fighting Like Cats and Dogs

Have you ever said to your kids, “You two fight like cats and dogs!” Is that true or do they just fight like normal brothers and sisters? Now ask, do…

Sharing the Wealth?

We almost had a riot here in Stump County last week. You all know Little Big, called LB by most of us and El Bee by Manual La’bor who is…

Upkeep and Maintenance

If someone gave you a brand new car, what would you do? Would you never take the car in for servicing? Not change the oil? Neglect minor repairs? Fail to…

My Help Comes From the Lord

Much confusion exists concerning the meaning of distress signals. The traditional SOS has been misunderstood to mean “Send Out Succour,” “Save Our Ship,” and “Save Our Souls.” Actually, it was…

Kid Caves, Submarines and Reincarnation

I’m finally making progress on my cave. No-No-NO it is NOT a man-cave. That has to be one of the silliest things that have happened in this decade. Let’s face…

Life’s GPS

Gail Sheehy’s book Passages was on the New York Times best seller list for over three years. Why? Because we all struggle with and want help to know the right…

Just Pining Away!

Don’t you just love the smell of fresh pine bark mulch? And it makes your garden look so neat and tidy, all raked up into perfect circles around the shrubs…

Raising Kids

Lo Quacious, who is the only person who has ever left Stump County and loves to talk about the things he’s seen, has been telling us about the way folks…

Women, Consider This

This reporter rediscovered the following poem, “an oldie but a goodie,” and it again reminds one of the wonder of women. With Mother’s Day to be celebrated in another week,…