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Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Lawn Care (05/21/16)
Sarah Denkler Horticulture Specialist Green grass is sometimes an elusive desire of those who manage their own lawns. Many problems that are seen in lawns are a result of poor mowing or improper fertilizer applications. If signs of disease show up in a lawn the causes usually happen earlier in the year. Now is the right time to start proper care on your lawn...
The Answer Man (05/21/16)
Q: How long has red flagging a golf cart been around? A: Probably since the advent of golf carts. Loosely speaking, if you ever been red flagged it means that you are a potential for trouble, or you are already in trouble. In these days of world strife, and the huge division in our country, it may seem ludicrous to discuss anything so unimportant as red flagging a golf cart. Red flagging, however, does exist and might be interesting to talk about...
"Getting Ahead" (05/20/16)
In the book of 1 Samuel chapter 17, you will discover the intriguing account of David versus Goliath. What an amazing story and I am sure it is probably one of the most referenced biblical accounts if not the most referenced. The life lessons that are produced through this account are numerous and seem to be so relevant to our own daily lives and our trust in God...
Is Salvation at the Point of Faith? (05/20/16)
I occasionally talk to some who attend services where the "once saved, always saved" doctrine is taught who tell me that they do not believe this, but believe that a Christian can fall from grace. If they reject the "once saved, always saved" doctrine, I would ask them to go a step further and question the correctness of the doctrine of "salvation at the point of faith."...
Southeast Missouri crops off to fast start (05/14/16)
We had an average of over 5 days available for fieldwork this past week. As a result, spring tillage is now at 91 percent compared with 74 percent last year and75 percent for the last five years. There is an old adage that says, "Be careful what you wish for because you just might get it." That is certainly true this year related to our planting season. ...
The Truth Works (05/13/16)
A Devouring Devil "Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world." (1 Peter 5:8-9)...
Guest Columnist - Randy Zinn (05/13/16)
"Why God Hides" I can remember in my early childhood days playing the game, "Hide and Seek" where one person would close their eyes, count to ten, then try to find someone who had hidden themselves. You see, I grew up in a simpler time when kids went outside to play and knew how to use their imagination instead of playing computer games and using their thumbs. "Hide and Seek" was a fun game to play with some good exercise to boot...
The Truth Works (05/06/16)
Mommy Did It Recently, in the checkout aisle of the grocery store, I heard a crash as a spaghetti sauce jar hit the floor. Then, I heard a small voice say, "Mommy did it!" To that Mother's credit she never said a word. Some would have yelled, blamed their child and made a larger commotion than was necessary. Since Mother's Day is coming up, let's review in our minds exactly what Mommy did for us...
"Calling on Him" (05/06/16)
There are times in each of our lives when we find ourselves in need of help and when this happens, we have to call on someone to come to our aid and assistance. This is true in every facet of life. For example, when there is a fire, we call on a fire fighter. ...
Lichen (04/30/16)
I have had several questions regarding the same issue on plants in the past few weeks. Most of the plants effected have been oaks, maples and azaleas. I have been asked, what is this and what is it doing to my plant? What everyone is talking about is lichen. ...
Answer Man (04/30/16)
Q: What is the Kennett Library Book Review Group badly in need of? A: Recruits. Going all the way back to the old library, the Library Book Review group has been around a long time. Loving the concept as much as we do, we want to see the book discussions thrive and grow...
Yeah. Uh-huh. Sure. (04/30/16)
Recently, a local Christian college invited a Creationist scholar to speak to their students and the community on the Lord's creation of all things world and universe. About an hour before the program was to begin, I sat at my office desk pondering if I could afford the time. I weighed my belief in a young earth against tasks needing completion. I decided that I'd stay and work...
The Arm of the Lord (04/29/16)
All need to trust in the "arm of the Lord". "My righteousness is near; my salvation is gone forth, and mine arms shall judge the people; the isles shall wait upon me, and on mine arm shall they trust." (Isaiah 51:5) The expression "arm of the Lord" refers to "the power of God". Physically speaking, a short, puny arm may not be able to do what a long, strong arm can do. Men need to put their trust in God's arm, since He is strong and powerful and capable of keeping His promises...
Germs in the church? (04/29/16)
Walk into a hospital and you will notice signs and stations to cleanse your hands with antibacterial cleanser. The purpose of these stations is to provide a line of defense against germs for the safety of the patients, staff and Hospital guests. The hospital is constantly on guard against germs because their profession declares that they be aware of and proactive against germs. ...