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Sandra Stringer: Carve out time to exercise on daily basis in the new year

I'm not a morning person at all, but I must say my best days have started off with exercise. I'm energized, focused and stress isn't a distraction.

December 29, 2015 | Sandra Stringer | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Make a New Year's resolution for your pet

So you've made it through most of the holiday season (hopefully) unscathed.

December 27, 2015 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Parrish Myers: Forgiveness is given equally by God

One Christmas we gathered at my parents' house for the seasonal festivities.

December 27, 2015 | Parrish Myers | Columnists


Earth Sense: Use compass in your house hunting

Plans made over the holidays often involve finding a new home. Real estate agents are surprised when I bring a compass along while house hunting.

December 26, 2015 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists


Michael Wheeler: How to pick the perfect houseplant

I remember as a child having houseplants my mother grew. It was interesting to see them grow and how my mom took care of them.

December 24, 2015 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Earth Sense: Better ways to dispose of leaves than burning

Today is the last day of fall. In many households, this means there is also a last batch of tree leaves and pine straw to remove from grass and various other areas.

December 19, 2015 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Not all rabid dogs resemble Cujo

I am a scientist, and this sometimes interferes in my personal life.

December 19, 2015 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Robin Friedman: Margaret Rasmussen named Master Gardener of the Year

Each year, the Hall County Master Gardeners select one of their own as the Master Gardener of the Year.

December 18, 2015 | Robin Friedman | Columnists


Sisk: Vaccines safe, effective for animals

Recently, I received an email with some questions about a specific disease and the vaccines intended to prevent the malady. Hopefully, all of you will get something out of the answers.

December 13, 2015 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Parrish Myers: No one can know better than God

The ornament was beautiful.

December 13, 2015 | Parrish Myers | Columnists


Earth Sense: Beware of landslides after heavy rains

Oso, Wash., is a quiet farm community of about 180 people, located 60 miles northeast of Seattle. Pretty green valleys alternate with mountain slopes that are covered with pine, fir and cedar trees.

December 12, 2015 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists


Wheeler: Tend to your garden's winter chores this month

Even though winter weather is here, gardeners can still do some things in the yard. Even though they are not really big jobs, they are important to do to maintain a healthy garden and be ready for the upcoming growing season.

December 10, 2015 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Steer clear of pet store purchases

The language of the universe is written in numbers.

December 06, 2015 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Earth Sense: Protect outdoor plumbing from cold nights

Early-morning frost is here. If you haven't done anything yet to protect your outdoor plumbing, it's probably time to do so.

December 06, 2015 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists


Robin Friedman: Tips on caring for poinsettias this holiday season and beyond

Despite their limited, two-month run on retailers' shelves each year, poinsettias are the best-selling potted plant in the United States. Growers sold more than 34.6 million plants in 2014 alone.

December 03, 2015 | Robin Friedman | Columnists


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Michael Wheeler: How to prevent tomato problems

Even though fresh ripe tomatoes are just now coming in, our office has been getting questions about problems with tomatoes.

June 30, 2016 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Medical emergency worries veterinarian

It's a whirlwind.

June 26, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Earth Sense: Take care of car now, then go electric

Modern electric cars have changed from fairly unattractive designs to very nice automobiles.

June 26, 2016 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Worms are gone, but enlarged spleen causes concern

The whipworms are gone. Well, the adult whipworms are gone.

June 19, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Earth Sense: Now’s the time to check your air conditioner

Summer starts officially Monday afternoon. As always, we'll have hot days ahead, but it won't be like the heat wave that southeastern Asia ...

June 19, 2016 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists


Michael Wheeler: Keep azaleas in tiptop condition by keeping pests away

When azaleas have blossomed into a big green bush but have lost their spring brilliance, it is easy to forget they are there.

June 16, 2016 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Behavioral change in dog caused by whipworms

It happens. Despite millions of dollars in research, and detailed testing beforehand, sometimes it happens. Sometimes a side effect occurs when we use a drug ...

June 12, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Senior dog suffers from old-age ailments

Lemmy comes in for his first "senior" visit, with no problems to report.

June 05, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Randall Murray: Sip some rosy wines during the summertime

Summer is a mere 20 days away. Time to start thinking about hot-weather quaffing.

May 31, 2016 | Randall Murray | Columnists


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