Archive for January, 2010


Every pencil should have an eraser

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Plugging along in this ultra-technologically advanced world of ours sometimes just makes a fellow long for a newly-sharpened yellow pencil with a fresh eraser. The very first pencil I ever called my own was a big, green fat one, standard issue to all first graders. I have no idea why I remember it so well, […]

Research finds food that fights cancer in humans

Friday, September 28, 2012

Recent food-based research has discovered fruits and vegetables contain natural cancer-fighting capabilities when consumed appropriately.

Is there anything we can do about the weather?

Friday, September 28, 2012

By: TOM DOWNING The activities at steam and engine shows take place primarily outside and so are greatly subject to weather conditions. Some might argue this fact is a good argument for having a four-day show or longer, as most rainy spells don’t commonly last that long, so the chances of having a decently profitable […]

Pasture walks give you great ideas

Friday, September 28, 2012

We have had great attendance throughout the summer for the Eastern Ohio Grazing Council pasture walks. The grazing council wants to make sure that we continue this success, so this is to update you on the scheduled pasture walks and to remind you to keep up on your fall pasture management. Depending on when you […]

Beginning farmers receive $500,000

Thursday, September 27, 2012

LEXINGTON, Ky. — The U. S. Department of Agriculture awarded the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture a $561,000 grant for KyFarmStart, its comprehensive training program for beginning farmers and those who are considering going into farming. More nationwide The Kentucky award is part of more than $18 million in grants through the Beginning Farmer […]

Thank God, during difficult times, we have Blessed Assurance

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Columnist says goodbye to his wife of 53 years.

Richard Best and the very best vehicle collection

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Two or three weeks ago I attended the Best truck show for the first time. Although the annual event could certainly qualify as the best truck show, the real reason for the name is the host’s name — Richard L. Best. I say “was” because, sadly, Richard L. Best passed away Sept. 10, just two […]

Making weight: What items do you really need?

Thursday, September 27, 2012

A pound of cotton socks weights the same as a pound of sharp knife. You need to pare down your duffle so what do you leave at home? It’s your choice. Do you value warm feet and do you see a need for a good skinning knife? Yes to both questions, so back to the […]

A roundup of FFA news for the week of Sept. 27, 2012:

Thursday, September 27, 2012

ANDOVER, Ohio — Pymatuning Valley FFA members participated Sept. 16 in Adopt-A-Highway, cleaning garbage from Route 6. The chapter does this twice a year. The chapter held a meeting Sept. 19. * * * ZANESVILLE, Ohio — Last year West Muskingum’s Ag program contained around 29 students. Most of those students were active in the […]

Tech talk and Siri

Thursday, September 27, 2012

I would like to thank modern technology for that awkward moment when I was conducting very important business and Brick House piped out of my purse, courtesy of Siri, the voice activated assistant firing up the music on my iPhone without permission. The next song on my playlist was She’s so Mean which, considering my […]


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