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The Fruit of the Spirit is listed in Paul’s letter to the Galatian church in chapter 5: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. The Fruit of the Spirit is the product of the work of Jesus Christ in the life of a believer. The Fruit works in our…

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September is the best month to reseed cool-season lawns such as tall fescue and Kentucky bluegrass. However, you can get by with an early to mid-October planting for tall fescue. October 15 is generally considered the last day for safely planting or overseeding a tall fescue lawn in the fall…

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Notice – The Cancer Support Bingo will be cancelled for this month. The next bingo will be from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Community Building.

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Another rainstorm blew through here late Saturday evening. My bedroom is on the north, and I could really hear it pounding the house. I like to sleep during storms though, so it didn’t bother me. I forgot to ask the guys how much rain we got, but the puddles were all full and the flowers and…

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Do your trees have bagworms? Mine sure do. Hundreds and thousands of them – sealed up in their little triangular cocoons, made from the chewed up remains of leaves. They are practically indestructible in there, and next year, they’ll hatch out, worse than ever. Some of my fruit trees have mo…

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Brown County youth will have 4-H projects on display at the Kansas State Fair in the 4-H building and the livestock barns. If you are considering attending the fair or want to learn more about the Kansas State Fair the following is a press release from the fair about everything it has to off…

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For John and Berna Mae Stegman, the recent loss of their son, Bernard, in an accident has brought heartache and grief. It’s also underscored the fact that family extends beyond kinship.

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Jeschke/Twombly Reunion will be held Sept. 8 at Fanning Community of Christ at 12:30. Drinks and table service provided. Please bring a covered dish or two to share. Please bring pictures and other mementos to share.

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Here is a question that all of us can answer. What do you want? Depending on your age and stage in life the answers to that question will be different. When you are younger there seems to be a whole bunch of “what” that we want. Want to turn 16, want to attend prom with that special person, …

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September is here and that means it is prime time to fertilize your tall fescue or Kentucky bluegrass lawns. If you could only fertilize your cool-season grasses once per year, this would be the best time to do it.

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It’s come to the point in the preseason where we realize that much of what we had known is still the reality of what we know today, so it should come as no surprise that the biggest takeaway from the week comes from hundreds of miles away and a day after the game. Hosting San Francisco on Sa…

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Just a reminder – The Half Century will hold their monthly dinner on Monday, Sept. 9 at noon due to the Labor Day holiday. If you are 50 or over please come, bring a covered dish and enjoy visiting and top it off with good food.

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Lots of rain has blessed us again this weekend. We really didn’t need, it but we don’t want to be ungrateful or Mother Nature may give us something worse. The cool weather is nice but the crops still need the sunshine to fully develop. It may be the last of September before we can start harv…

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This weekend was humid and warm. Better that than the storms that passed through our area on Thursday evening. We got lots of rain but thankfully no hail. Some fields south of Troy, some near Bendena and Denton received destructive hailstones of golf balls to baseball size. The soybean field…

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The Muscotah Cancer Support Group is organizing their Relay for Life team from 6-19 p.m. for Sept. 28. If you are interested please call Susan at 872-3245 or Deanna at 872-3559 or attend the Sept. 3 meeting to learn more.

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If there was anything to be gathered from last Saturday’s beat down of the lowly Cincinnati Bengals in the Chiefs’ preseason opener, it may have been a reminder that defenses just cannot cover everyone. Last season proved that point, and this weekend’s contest showed that the offense is goin…

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As a parent, one of the worst times of the day is bedtime. Because no matter how many times my kids yawn, they never really believe that they are tired. This has always been a struggle for our family.

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Muscotah Half Century met for their monthly lunch on Monday, Aug. 5. It was decided that since the first Monday in September will be Labor Day the next lunch will be at noon on Monday, Sept. 9.

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Rain! Beautiful, nourishing rain! I don’t know how much we got, but holes are full of water and the crops look refreshed. I didn’t hear it rain during the night, so it must have come gently — or I’m deaf. Either way, what a blessing! We needed it.

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Optimism may be an understated descriptor for how Chiefs fans feel about the upcoming NFL season. After finishing the season just an offside penalty away from the Super Bowl, the Chiefs bring back Patrick Mahomes, last season’s first-year starter who broke records and won the MVP award going…

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If I gave you a pill that could prevent cancer, didn’t have negative side effects, and was free, would you take it? What if, all you had to do was to take a couple of hours a week to soak up the natural world around you? Does it sound crazy? To the Japanese, this form of therapy known as Shi…

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Where has the summer gone? I feel like it was just yesterday and we were celebrating 8th Grade and Senior Graduations and Mother’s Day. Vacations were planned with many visits to the lake for boating, camping, and s’mores by the fire. The next thing I know I looked up and its August. What a …

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The final meetings for Erik Dylan Day and Joe Tinker Day will be held Thursday, Aug. 8, promptly at 6:30 p.m. at the community building. Everyone is welcome to come. Comments on the activities would be appreciated to assist with future plans.

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We had another successful Saturday in Muscotah. The Texas Cattlemen and the Topeka Western BBC arrived in Muscotah to play an old time ballgame. Spectators found a shady spot for their lawn chairs and enjoyed a part of baseball history with the Topeka team taking home the win. This old time …

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Conner Winters, son of Jeff and Dana Winters, officially received his white jacket at a ceremony Saturday morning at KU Medical Center in Kansas City. Conner has begun his studies at KU to enter the medical field. I don’t know his specialty, but he has focused on his education to get to this…

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It was one of those weeks when the more I completed, the more I had to do. These are not my favorite kind of weeks. So frustrating.

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Hiawatha has so many delightful treasures to be discovered. One of those treasures includes The Electric Park; this was a much-loved community area. It was used and adored by people from all over Northeast Kansas and surrounding states.

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The extremely hot weather we have had recently not only interferes with flower pollination but also can affect how quickly fruit matures. The best temperature for tomato growth and fruit development is 85 to 90F. When temperatures exceed 100 degrees, the plant goes into survival mode and con…

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“I heard a fly buzz when I died. ...” ~~ Emily Dickinson “I heard a plane buzz while I slept.” ~~ N.Kathleen Twombly I’m sure most the residents in Doniphan County have, too. I don’t need to set an alarm, the low-flying crop dusters are right on schedule every morning. Jodi had worked a very…

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Get ready for another big Saturday in Muscotah. Grab your lawn chair, find a shade tree and enjoy an old time baseball game in the park at 1 p.m. on July 27 to honor Joe Tinker’s birthday. Playing will be the North Texas Cattlemen from Dallas, Texas and the Western BBC of Topeka. The ballpla…

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‘Oh, the time’s they are a-changin’,” sang Bob Dylan in 1963 in his anthem about keeping up with an ever-changing world, and now, over 50 years later, the majority of the world is entrenched in a technological revolution that has altered nearly every facet of our lives, and continues to shap…

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Telling when a melon is ready to be harvested can be a challenge, or it may be quite easy. It all depends on the type of melon. Let’s start with the easy one. Muskmelons are one of those crops that tell you when they are ready to be picked. This can help you not only harvest melons at the co…

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Outdoor concerts and activities are synonymous with summer, offering Kansas residents an opportunity to enjoy the warmer weather. But these traditions often have a connection to the health of your eyes and ears, so it is important to be mindful as we celebrate the summer and all that goes with it.

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Sometimes entirely out of the blue, you are surprised by something. The events that I describe for you now occurred late last week as I was off on many History Mysteries missions throughout the week. This day, however, I received a phone call inquiring if a person might be able to stop by fo…