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I promised last week we would craft something for the bats. This week, we are building a very simple bat box. They do so much to keep the insect population in check, they deserve a nice, safe place to live.
Dear Dietitian: I was recently hospitalized overnight for irritable bowel syndrome. The abdominal pain was treated, then I was released the following day. I was not given any information on what diet I should follow. Can you help? — Julie
The Southern Hills Garden Club members let their creativity flow at their September meeting at the home of Judy Fannin, where they could choose from a variety of colorful flowers, as well as an assortment of vases, to make arrangements. Fannin introduced Oasis floral foam, a material flower…
It was pointed out to me that I should not have said “summer is The bat I have been watching all summer is gone (they migrate in August), I only have a very few butterflies left around my house and I know it won’t be long until the birds fly south, too.
I’ve been seeing this craft everywhere, and I’m sure you have too. This week I found myself with the materials available and decided to give it a try. I kind of like the look of the finished project, I know I had fun doing it and I hope you enjoy it too if you give it a try.
We are being invaded! Well, at least some of our fields are being invaded. And by some of our fields, I mostly mean hay and pasture fields. So, who are the invaders? Fall army worms.
A couple who recently purchased a Pennsylvania farmhouse said they had to pay $12,000 to have 450,000 bees removed from inside the walls, according to a report from the United Press International.
Unofficially, Labor Day weekend marks the end of summer. Like most holidays, its original intent — the recognition of the value of work and its contribution to the overall good of society — is oft overlooked.
Dear Dietitian: I have Type 2 diabetes, and I’ve read about a new sweetener called allulose. Can you tell me more about it from a dietitian’s view? — Thanks, Jill.
Dear Readers: Most of you have probably heard of antioxidants. They’re good for you, right? But what are they, exactly? “Antioxidant” is a chemistry term that simply means preventing oxidation, which is the transfer of tiny, electrically charged particles known as electrons.
HUNTINGTON A new exhibit titled “Community Trust Bank Presents: The Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for West Virginia” is on view at the Huntington Museum of Art through Nov. 28.
Dear Dietitian: I have acid reflux and gastroparesis, and both are under good control with medication. I drink water and sugar-free sports drinks, and I’m getting tired of them. Are there other drinks you would recommend? I do not have diabetes. — Sharon
One last craft idea for back to school. I’ve seen a lot of first day of school photos on social media and it seems like every student is holding a water bottle. It makes sense: There is a pandemic going on and no one wants to be drinking from a water fountain.
As schools start to open in the traditional way, I think about how my friends and I used the school library as a hangout. As I’ve said freely and many times, I was a nerd.
Dear Dietitian: I just read an article that said a permanent 25-30% reduction in caloric intake produces anti-aging benefits and results in a longer lifespan. Is this true? — Seth
Summer is winding down, but there’s plenty of time to get in at least a couple more picnics. Don’t just grab a bag of fast-food burgers. Spend a little time and effort to make the food something special. Here are a few ideas.
I can still see her beside me as I worked in the yard. When I moved to other areas that needed my attention, she came along, too. We were together and enjoying the springlike day.
This Week's Circulars
Robert Burton Stamper, 87, of Ironton passed away Wednesday, September, 15, 2021 at his residence. The Rowan County, Ky. native was born October 24, 1933 a son of the late Mark H. Stamper and Beulah Burton Stamper. Robert was a 1952 graduate of Hitchens High School and was a member of Sugar …
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