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Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016
Growing a Harvest for Pollinators (02/06/16)
Sarah Denkler Horticulture Specialist Pollinators are attracted to many of Missouri's common wildflowers. Planting black-eyed Susan, Echinacea, garden phlox and cardinal flower will can help attract pollinators and butterfly to the yard, further aiding in pollination of vegetables. The question is, do you want to start from transplants, which can be expensive, or do you want to start from seed...
The Answer Man (02/06/16)
Q: Did Caruthersville ever have a professional baseball team? A: Yes. They were called The Caruthersville Pilots. A long time ago eager baseball players in the Bootheel found a voluntary manager who got on the phone and set up weekend games with surrounding towns. These were often double-headers, and were played all through the summer. Sometimes players could even pick up a $buck or two for playing here or there...
Christian Connection (02/05/16)
The power of the Seed I hope you have enjoyed this weather; it feels kind of like Spring. I will not be long and farmers and gardeners will be firing up their equipment and preparing to plant their seeds and before we know it, the dry barren fields and gardens will be home to a harvest of life. ...
The Truth Works (02/05/16)
Great Inconsistencies We have previously shown that many religious people who say they aren't Calvinists really are three-fifth's Calvinists since they do believe in total hereditary depravity and election by God of those whom He chooses to save by sending the Holy Spirit...
Missouri cotton production and outlook conference (01/30/16)
The 2016 Missouri Cotton Production and Outlook Conference will be held at the Fisher Delta Research Center on Tuesday, February 9. Registration will begin at 7:30 am with the meeting starting at 8:00 am. This meeting will conclude at lunch with a meal provided by the sponsors. There will be no fee charged and CEU's for Certified Crop Advisors will be applied for...
Letter to the Editor (01/30/16)
To the Editor: Road and Bridge Repair Why do we send people to Jefferson City as Senators and Representatives to do the business of our state? It has been a few years with information coming from the Missouri Department of Transportation as to the condition of our roads and bridges and not having enough moneys in the budget to repair or replace many of them...
Letter to the Editor (01/30/16)
Dear Editor, Fact-based journalism (or reporting), gossip and speculation are three very different things. Sounds reasonable and not a hard concept to understand, right? Apparently not for over 5,000 people who look to the Facebook page "The Clink" for their "news." The page bills itself as "The Clink Report - Regional, National & International Crime Reporters." Let's be clear, no matter how they promote themselves, they are not a legitimate news source, nor are they reporters. ...
Christian Connection (01/29/16)
As an adult with a family, one of life's extreme challenges is losing your job. Right now, there are several area companies that are in layoff mode and are friends, families and neighbors in our communities are being affected at this moment. I sympathize with these families, their needs and even their fears. ...
The Truth Works (01/29/16)
We have previously considered that the idea we are saved by grace without any action or works on man's part is connected to the false Calvinistic doctrine of total hereditary depravity. In this article, we will show the connection between total hereditary depravity and two other tenets of Calvinism: "unconditional election" and "irresistible grace"...
Putting your tax refund dollars to work (01/23/16)
"What will be the best use of my tax refund money?" The first thing tax refund recipients should consider when they get their refund check is whether or not their basic necessities are met. Are the bills paid for your home, automobile, insurance, utilities, food and clothing? If not, make sure those obligations are met first. You may even consider paying several months in advance to avoid getting behind in the future...
The Truth Works (01/22/16)
Does Man Inherit A Corrupt Nature? My answer to the above question is "NO". Let me explain why. Even though all adults have sinned against God (Romans 3:23), no one has inherited sin from any of their forefathers. "The soul that sinneth, it shall die. ...
Christian Connection (01/22/16)
Now is the time of Salvation I believe there is a life after this one and I believe every person will occupy eternity somewhere. My conviction in regards to the afterlife has compelled me to dedicate my adult life to sharing the Gospel with the hopes people will listen and turn from their sinful ways to accept Jesus Christ as their savior...
Capitol Report (01/16/16)
Partial report House Approves Four Ethics Reform Bills (HB 1979, HB 1452, HB 1575, and HB 1983) On the first day of session, House Speaker Todd Richardson made it clear that substantive ethics reform would be the top priority for the 2016 legislative session. In the second week of session, lawmakers made good on his promise by giving bipartisan approval to four reform bills and sending them on to the Senate...
Letter to the Editor (01/16/16)
Dear Editor, Cotton farmers are in dire need of economic assistance. There was decreased cotton acres in Missouri due to low prices and excessive rainfall. If cotton production leaves our state and local communities, the infrastructure of cotton gins, warehouses and associated business will go with it, and history tells us it will not return. ...
An Observation on Trees (01/16/16)
Sarah Denkler Horticulture Specialist So I am trying to get in a few steps of exercise last week and as a horticulturist, or maybe just a plant enthusiast, I began to notice the shrubs I walked past had at least a half inch of growth. This is newly emerged leaf tissue just emerging from the buds, not old growth that has dried up. As you know it is winter, so what is going on?...
Christian Connection (01/15/16)
Wisdom Part II I must do the Word of God Biblical wisdom is the most imperative item in the life of a Christian, it is so vital that the Bible teaches us to pursue and obtain wisdom. In fact, the Bible says that anything we desire for ourselves must not be compared to the value and importance of wisdom in our lives. Godly wisdom stands alone and above all desires we could possibly possess or pursue. Whatever we designate a priority, we will pursue with passion!...
The Truth Works (01/15/16)
Total Hereditary Depravity? Do you as a religious person believe in total hereditary depravity? Maybe you have heard of the doctrine of "original sin". This teaching says that when Adam sinned in the garden, the guilt of his sin was passed to all mankind through heredity. Do you believe the Bible teaches this?...