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Living

  • Another year in animal husbandry

    I use this annual reflection to track our record of animal husbandry since we began raising a few hens for a personal egg supply in 2007.  
    Those few hens turned into over 100 in a few short years.  It was contagious, I suppose, as our taste for productivity grew and we added not only more eggs but meat chicken and lamb to the mix.  
    I think one of the most provocative questions there is for small scale producers comes from folks who say “How can you kill them?”  My answer is that I don’t.  

  • Safety is top consideration when using portable heaters

    By Benita Peoples, Co. extension agent for family and consumer science
    Small space heaters are typically used when the main heating system is inadequate or when central heating is too costly to install or operate. In some cases, small space heaters can be less expensive to use if you only want to heat one room or supplement inadequate heating in one room. They can also boost the temperature of rooms used by individuals who are sensitive to cold, especially elderly persons, without overheating your entire home.

  • Explanation of the Homemaker emblem

    Curry Homemakers
    This emblem is composed of four concentric circles which typify the home, the state, the nation and the organization.
    The hearth fire in the center symbolizes the home and expresses the spirit of the finer attributes of the home, such as fellowship, hospitality, comfort, peace and protection.
    The oak leaf symbolizes the strength of the home; the lamp of knowledge, the wisdom with which a home and family must be created; the wheat productivity and richness of family and community life.

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Anah Carol Switzer, Jan. 4, daughter of Daniel and Carol Switzer; Kyle David Bush, Dec. 28, son of David and Kimberly Burden Bush; Emily Beth Harney, Dec. 29, daughter of Shawnia Harney and Gale Drake; Alisha Nicole Ellis, Nov. 26, daughter of Tom and Patti Ellis.
    Harrison County wrestlers places second in the  Conner Invitational held at Hebron.

  • Museum Musings

    * Happy New Year to all. The volunteer staff at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum, the Rohs Theatre on Walnut Street, welcomes you. Come see your community’s museum, Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Bring your family, holiday guests, the children, folks of all ages. You’ll be amazed at the displays. Many have worked for 20 years to preserve and share our local history.
    * Unknown. “The new year lies before you like a spotless tract of snow. Be careful how you tread on it for every mark will show.”

  • Woman’s Club of Harrison Co. holds December luncheon

    The Woman’s Club of Harrison County met Friday, Dec. 12 for their Christmas luncheon.  
    Anna Ruth McLoney, presided over the event. She welcomed club members and guests and led all in the Pledge of Allegiance.  
    Mcloney read the lyrics to The Wonderful World of Christmas, a song that was written by Charles Tobias and Al Frisch.  
    Anna Foley introduced her guest for the luncheon, Laura Bush.  

  • Are your bad gardening habits persisting?

    We all have bad habits.  Some people chew their fingernails; others mow their grass too short in the summer.
    You can guess which one bugs me the most.
    The odd thing about many of the worst bad habits in the garden is that they have become so commonplace.  The worst offenses are repeated everywhere to the extent that gardeners think they are the rule.
    Over-mulching, for example, has been an epidemic problem for many years despite the fact that research spells out trouble for our plants when we bury their roots under a foot of hardwood mulch.  

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Mackenzie Grace Glenn, Dec. 11, daughter of Wayne and Holly Ankeny Glenn; Avery Elizabeth Barnes, Dec. 13, daughter of Chris and Christy Barnes; James Frazier Dailey, Dec. 14, son of Richard and Julie Dailey; Daniel McCauley Elmore, Nov. 1, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Elmore.
    The Rohs Opera House has been purchased by Pat Grenier who has plans for the Cynthiana landmark.
    Corner Auto Mart will be moving to a new location to expand and better serve its customers. The new location is at 212 N. Main Street.

  • Winter interest in fruit and foliage

    I don’t mind a gloomy day here or there, I actually find them somewhat restorative.  Too many in a row, though, can be sort of depressing.  So, when the winter sky moves in I search out the plants in the landscape that have color.
    We all say we want winter interest, but sometimes we forget about it once spring rolls around and we get excited about a new season.  
    Have you selected things that will capture your eye in January?  
    Look out the window and tell yourself what you see and then take some notes.  

  • Salvation Army bellringers