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Why celebrate Easter?

Almost one month and it will be Easter. But why celebrate such a day? Why celebrate the Resurrection of Christ? Is it just for bunnies and eggs or is there…

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Telling stories with data

The investment world is rich in data. There are mountains of it. And it’s wonderful for anyone who enjoys numbers, statistics…and crafting stories. There is so much data, in fact,…

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Managing caregiver stress

Rosalynn Carter once said, “There are only four kinds of people in the world: those who have been caregivers, those who are currently caregivers, those who will be caregivers, and…

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Farm transition planning

The Department of Agricultural Economics at Kansas State has a publication outlining 12 steps of a successful farm transition plan. University of Missouri Agricultural Business Specialist Wesley Tucker wrote an…

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Safety of canned food that freeze in winter

Cold weather has created challenges for all of us this year. Power outages can lead to many problems. If you have canned foods, either home canned or commercially canned, in…

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Traveling the Romans Road

Some of these nicer spring-like days we’ve been enjoying may have gotten some beginning to think about travel plans. I’m no travel agent, I’ve never been a tour guide, and…

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Tricare for Life provides military retirees and their families a secure backup for Medicare

If you are a military retiree approaching age 65 or a family member of a retired veteran, Tricare for Life (TFL) is an excellent option to pair with your Medicare…

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Rebuilding the cowherd

Earlier in February, we had an excellent producer meeting focused on the general theme of rebuilding the national cowherd with a plan. Not only did we discuss looking at the…

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Tomato talk: indeterminate vs determinate

We are getting to the point in the year that gardeners are all planning out exactly what will go in their garden and when. One common vegetable in our gardens…

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Conducting a prescribed burn – planning for success

Spring has traditionally been “burn season” in Kansas. If a spring prescribed fire is on your radar, plan now to make it successful – and safe. Much of our ability…

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Lead in applesauce pouches

Pouches of applesauce can be an easy treat for children. But a recent recall of certain brands of applesauce, because of lead contamination, has led to 69 complaints/reports in children…

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Committed to care — an update from Sabetha Community Hospital

February is Heart Month, a time when all people are encouraged to focus on their cardiovascular health. This month, our Cardiac Rehab team has encouraged their coworkers to incorporate healthy…

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Do we want the judgment of God to fall on us?

The fall of Roe v. Wade has obviously not stopped the carnage of infanticide. Now, babies are murdered under state authority, instead of federal. Where do we go from here?…

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What our warm weather means for trees

Last week, I wrote about what our extreme cold and snow storms might have done to our trees. In case you missed it, the odds are that your trees were…

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Building connections: staying socially active during the winter

January was a rough month for winter weather this year. And although it is normal for Kansas, it doesn’t change the fact that it tends to limit our contact with…

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