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Today's Features

  • Monday, July 11
    Vegetable lasagna, lima beans, Italian bread, apple juice, applesauce, beverage.
    Tuesday, July 12
    Beef tips with mushrooms, noodles, carrots, white bread, applesauce, beverage.
    Wednesday, July 13
    Baked pork chop with gravy, corn casserole, turnip greens, dinner roll, peaches, beverage.
    Thursday, July 14
    Beef macaroni casserole, green beans, Italian bread, grape juice, sugar cookies, beverage.
    Friday, July 15
    Roast turkey with gravy, stuffing, peas and carrots, fresh orange, beverage.

  • Tom Woods
    Master Gardener
    Two serious pests of squash plants are on the prowl in vegetable gardens in our area. Squash bugs and squash vine borer frequently attack summer squash, zucchini, pumpkins and winter squash, often causing plant death.
    Both of these pests are difficult to control once damage shows up. Adults of these pests are laying eggs, making now the critical time to act to prevent them from damaging your squash crop.
    Squash Bugs


  • Cheryle Jones Syracuse
    Family and Consumer Science Staff Cooperative Extension
    It’s been out almost a month. I really wonder if anyone but people like me who teach nutrition and wellness and a few journalists have paid much attention.
    I’m talking about the new MyPlate nutrition icon. The MyPlate icon is just that—an icon. It’s the latest replacement for the food guide pyramid.

  • Mechanical damage and improper care kill more trees than any insect or disease. Few residential trees die of old age. Multiple mistakes could lead to stress of a tree and possible death.
    Here are some tips on how not to kill a tree:
    •Do not top trees. Tree heights can be lowered by proper crown reduction that does not stimulate water sprout production. Cutting a tree too severely only promotes entry for diseases and insects.

  • Announcement is made of the engagement and forthcoming marriage of Breanna Renae Cross and Tony Kevin McDowell, both of Conway, S.C. The bride-elect is the daughter of Jeffery G. Cross of Conway, S.C., and Emmalena Allen-Davis of Jackson, Ky. The prospective groom is the son of Willie C. McDowell of Loris, S.C., and Cheryl Stanley-Allen of Conway, S.C. A 6 p.m. July 23 wedding is planned at Conway Country Club in Conway, S.C.
     

  • Zion Hill plans men’s program
    Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 2000 Zion Hill Road in Bolivia will host a men’s empowerment program, Men in Black, at 4 p.m. Sunday, July 10. Guest minister will be the Rev. Marcus Gause of Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Supply. Musical services will be rendered by The Johnson Family.

  • A few weeks ago, I wrote a column that focused on the difference between healing and curing. Hubby Dear gave his approval and stated readers would surely be affected positively.
    While I believe the column offered an accurate assessment, it is also likely I was whistling in my personal darkness so I would not be afraid.
    I did not want to be drawn into the fearful bleakness that might bring pain in its wake. I did not want to be dragged into the catacombs of medicine where call bells are pushed, promises are made and waiting for results is inevitable.

  • Gunter graduates
    Melissa Jean Gunter of Southport graduated from Samford University during spring commencement on May 14.
    Gunter earned a bachelor of arts degree.
    Founded in 1841, Samford is the largest private university in Alabama with more than 4,700 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled annually. The university offers undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees in eight schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, law, nursing and pharmacy.

  • CAROLINA SHORES—A week before Father’s Day, Tom Buzinski was remembering his only son, Keith.

    Army Sgt. Keith Buzinski, killed April 7 by small-arms insurgent fire while serving in Logar, Afghanistan, “was a good soldier,” he said, showing photos and mementos covering his son’s 26 years of life. Keith was killed just two months before his 27th birthday on June 2.

  • With a little good-natured competition, the 329 local American Legion Posts of North Carolina collect pull-tabs over the course of the year, which are brought in at the June convention and fall and mid-winter conferences where they are weighed and taken for recycling. Proceeds benefit The Ronald McDonald House of Durham.