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The Toil with Soil: Part I

By Karen Dressel UCCE Master Gardener You moved to a new home and plants don’t seem to grow, or your existing gardens are no longer lush and productive. The problem is likely the soil. Soil is composed of weathered rock and organic matter, water and air. The magic in healthy soil is the organic matter […]

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Guest Editorial: Cover crops harvest date moved to Sept. 1

By Kate Hansen Center for Rural Affairs In a win for both farmers and conservation efforts, this year’s cover crops final harvest date has been shifted to Sept. 1. This new date applies to silage, haylage, and baleage in addition to haying and grazing. The announcement comes after members of Congress took action to defend […]

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By Trudy Wischemann I detained a cat Sunday night against her will. It was for her own good, I told myself, and maybe it was. She’d been ill for months with a nasty upper respiratory infection, but was untouchable, untrappable, too wary for words. Last Thursday I noticed that snot from her nose had collected […]

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Letter to the Editor: A Day of God’s Grace

A Day of God’s Grace Dear Editor, It has been almost three months since Easter has come and gone; and yet [the Opinion page piece titled “Resurrection” by Trudy Wischemann, published on April 24, 2019] continues to revisit my thoughts and weighs heavy upon my heart. I realize that she and the paper have provided a mailing […]

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Battle Hymn

By Trudy Wischemann One of the beauties of Independence Day is being taken back to the roots of our country, our nationhood. Last week National Public Radio did a piece on “The Battle Hymn of the Republic,” which led to this reverie. They started with an interview of Tim McGraw, who told of singing the […]

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Guest Editorial: Boundary Study Is an Exercise in Listening

By Gary Herbst Kaweah Delta Health Care District At Kaweah Delta, we have learned a lot since the 2016 defeat of Measure H, and the greatest lesson yet is the importance of listening carefully to our community. One thing the people of Visalia, Ivanhoe, and Goshen (the cities lying within the Kaweah Delta Health Care […]

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Are You Blessed?

By Jim Newman Sometimes it seems a bit too easy to grumble and complain about what’s going on in our lives. But wouldn’t it be better if we all just took a little time each day to be more thankful? What if we followed the advice of the old hymn which exhorts us to “count […]

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7 pet safety tips for the Fourth of July

Family Features With crowds of unfamiliar people and loud, scary noises, the Fourth of July can make even the most laid-back, four-legged family members apprehensive and unpredictable. “Research shows that more pets are lost on the Fourth of July than any other day of the year and animal shelters are most crowded after the holiday, […]

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By Trudy Wischemann I got my tags from DMV a couple of weeks ago. My registration is due in May, but April and May were too full to fit the smog in, so I paid in time, got the smog check done in early June, and waited for the tags to come in the mail. […]

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