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Fall is the time for planting ‘spring-flowering’ bulbs

October marks the opening of the planting season for "spring-flowering" bulbs.

November 13, 2015 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Rudi Kiefer's Earth Sense: Climatic change brings plenty of smog

The term "global warming" is slowly fading as it becomes clearer that "climatic change" is more accurate.

November 08, 2015 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Mammary cancer avoidable in pets

October is a month in which breast cancer awareness is stressed for humans. I'm all for that. Most of my favorite people are humans.

November 08, 2015 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Robin Friedman: Pick proper time to prune trees, shrubs

Many calls to Hall County Extension Office this time of year are pruning questions.

November 06, 2015 | Robin Friedman | Columnists


Randall Murray: How to pick the best wine for Thanksgiving

OK, OK, already. I know it's November. That means Thanksgiving, and that means wine recommendations.

November 04, 2015 | Randall Murray | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Don’t give your dogs, cats candy

Halloween is my favorite holiday.

November 01, 2015 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Parrish Myers: Jesus Christ adds value to your life

We stopped at a store and went inside to do some shopping. While there, Chloe and Cole found something they wanted. I took their choices to the cashier and paid for them.

November 01, 2015 | Parrish Myers | Columnists


Rudi Kiefer's Earth Sense: El Niño is on the way

As Christmas season draws closer, meteorologists announce that El Niño, the other "Christmas boy," is strengthening in the Pacific.

November 01, 2015 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists


Around the Home: Add slices of healthy fruits, veggies to family meals

We're in the last months of the year.

October 28, 2015 | Sandra Stringer | Columnists


Roses are thorny subjects for pets

Roses are a popular motif in gothic literature, including monster stories. In many iterations of these legends, roses are used to ward off creatures of the night, mainly werewolves and vampires.

October 25, 2015 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Earth Sense: Use limited groundwater supply with care

"Do they use river water or groundwater for irrigation?" a student in my continuous education class asked last week.

October 24, 2015 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists


Linwood Nature Preserve to open officially Tuesday

Can a small but determined group make a difference? Members of the Redbud Project believe they can and did.

October 23, 2015 | Robin Friedman | Columnists


Ask a Vet: Garlic can kill vampires, precious pets

Last week, I explained how silver and some other metals can decrease bacterial growth.

October 18, 2015 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Flea and tick medicine is not just for summertime

Now that October has arrived and leaves are changing color, I can finally say it is beginning to feel more like fall.

October 18, 2015 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Eyes of the Father: Stop living in the past and live for the present

One day Chloe was with me at the store, and she asked me to buy her a chapter book.

October 18, 2015 | Parrish Myers | Columnists


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Articles by Section - Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Kennel cough is no laughing matter

A one-eyed dog with a cough walks into a bar.

May 22, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Earth Sense: Responses to sunlight vary by country

Some cultural differences are subtle. Others are highly visible; for example, the way in which people treat sunshine.

May 22, 2016 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists


Michael Wheeler: Scale insects attack plants early in the season

This year has been a year for scales.

May 19, 2016 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Sandra Stringer: How to eat out and eat healthy

If you're celebrating a special occasion this season, just remember you can still make healthy meal choices.

May 17, 2016 | Sandra Stringer | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Unruly dog bites Lemmy and causes him to lose an eye

It's noon on a Saturday, and I am anticipating heading home in an hour or so. I have plans to school my oldest child ...

May 15, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


Earth Sense: Himalayas impact weather across Asia

No mountain system in the world has a greater influence on weather than the plateau of Tibet and its fringe, the Himalayas. Even the tallest ...

May 15, 2016 | Rudi Kiefer | Columnists


Matthew Sisk: Dog learns to share human attention with a new kitten

Our history of Lemmy leaps forward this week, encompassing three mostly uneventful years.

May 08, 2016 | Matthew Sisk | Columnists


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