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The 1040 blues: Tax time brings out the procrastinators and evaders

Thursday, March 29, 2001

While procrastinating may cost many taxpayers who receive refunds, even many of those who owe tax upon filing fail to act “penny-wise” by doing just the opposite – not procrastinating.

Loghurst to host series of candlelight tours

Thursday, March 29, 2001

Featured historical specialists to focus on textiles and local history.

Elder care hurts work performance, adds stress

Thursday, March 29, 2001

Employees who are caregivers for elder dependents report lower work performance than those employees whose dependents are children, a new study has found.

Teaching children financial lessons

Thursday, March 29, 2001

In Dr. John Whitcomb’s Capitate Your Kids, a guide to teaching teens financial independence, he suggests parents make a contract with their kids – and keep it.

USDA removes sheep from Vermont farms

Thursday, March 29, 2001

The quarantined sheep, imported from Belgium and the Netherlands in 1996, were placed under certain federal restrictions when they entered the country. They will now be euthanized.

Pork producer supports checkoff

Thursday, March 29, 2001

A local pork producer take the opportunity to share a few facts about the recent settlement agreement reached between the USDA and the National Pork Producers Council.

Long term care plans leave frail vulnerable

Thursday, March 29, 2001

Older people who buy long-term care insurance policies are generally satisfied with their coverage, but significant gaps in the care of frail elderly people remain.

USDA on top of potential disease risk

Thursday, March 29, 2001

In this week’s commentary, Editor Susan Crowell comments on rumor and fact concerning mad cow disease and cattle quarantined in Texas.

Ohio farmers seek federal action

Thursday, March 29, 2001

Ohio Farmers Union members who met with Ohio Congress members to discuss the Farmers Union’s new legislative proposal.

51 Ohio counties are eligible for USDA Emergency farm loans

Friday, March 23, 2001

The designation of disaster county makes all qualified family-sized farm operators in both primary and contiguous counties eligible for low-interest EM loans from the Farm Service Agency.

Ohio inventor wins a gold medal

Thursday, March 22, 2001

“Quickchange 2000″ has won for Dennis Dick of East Sparta, Ohio, a gold medal in the agricultural implements category at the 2000 Inventors Congress in Minnesota.

Indiana may salt away popcorn ranking

Thursday, March 22, 2001

Lower prices resulted in a nearly 27-percent drop in harvested acres of popcorn in Indiana for 2000, and as a result, the state may lose its place as the nation’s leading popcorn producer.

Handling grief at workplace may be simple as listening

Thursday, March 22, 2001

Sometimes people are not as sensitive as they could be when coworkers are experiencing grief, says a University of Illinois Extension educator in family life.

Help for ‘working lands’: Governors push conservation effort

Thursday, March 22, 2001

A coalition of governors say a more effective conservation program would help combat suburban sprawl, protect wildlife habitat, and help reduce air and water pollution.

Step up to the plate: Make youth sports programs more fun for the kids

Thursday, March 22, 2001

Penn State professor of Family and youth resiliency has produced a series of booklets on Making Youth Sports a Positive Experience.

Weather factors aid rise of hog prices

Thursday, March 22, 2001

Cash prices for live hogs are running from the low- to mid-$40 per hundredweight range, a $5-$6 cwt. increase since mid-February.

Historic Bible part of PSU special exhibit

Thursday, March 22, 2001

A deluxe edition of “The Pennyroyal Caxton Bible,” designed and illustrated by Barry Moser highlights exhibit in Special Collections Library.

NFU appears before ag committee

Thursday, March 22, 2001

The primary goal should be economic stability and opportunity, the National Farmers Union testifies.

Atlantique City show is biggest ever

Thursday, March 22, 2001

The antiques industry’s premier megafair. ‘Atlantique City,’ is set for March 24-25 in the Atlantic City Convention Center, and will again be larger than last year.

Get your antique appraised at the Village road show

Thursday, March 22, 2001

Historic Roscoe Village will be hosting its own version of the popular Antique Road Show April 4 with appraisals by Sam Schnaidt.

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