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  • Good news casts a long shadow in the Brag Basket

    Small Biz Survival
    Becky McCray
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:01 am
    Your good news casts a shadow that actually encourages others in the Brag Basket. Photo (CC) by marc falardeau on Flickr.   The Brag Basket is open! This one is for October 24-26, 2014. Bring your good news to share with everyone. What can you do in the Brag Basket? introduce yourself share some great news from this week congratulate a friend applaud for each other confess your undying love for rural places How do you join in? Below this post is the comment section. Add your good news there. If you are reading this by email, just reply to the email with your good news. I’ll add it to…
  • Board considefred for rural district

    rural - Bing News
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:41 pm
    The Louisiana Fire and Police Civil Service System says the Tangipahoa Parish Rural Fire District No. 2 should have a civil service board to represent public interest in personnel management within the department. Robert Lawrence, state examiner for the ...
  • Rural Rides helps Salisbury people get around

    rural - Yahoo News Search Results
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:57 pm
    Residents of Salisbury, N.B., have created a program called Rural Rides to help carless people get around. The rural community offers no taxi or bus service. It costs $10 to join Rural Rides and then members pay per trip.
  • Review: The Ragged Edge of the West

    Daily Yonder - Keep It Rural
    editor
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:16 am
    Against the iconic background of southwest Montana, Bryce Andrews lives out a dream of working cattle on the massive Sun Valley Ranch. In this memoir, the goals of balancing human activity with conservation face a harsh test. Photo by urbangarden Badluck Way is set in the beautiful, harsh and complex ecosystem of southwest Montana. The owners of Sun Ranch manage the 25,000-acre spread to accommodate both wildlife conservation and cattle. The tension between these goals serves as a focus for Bryce Andrews’ memoir. Badluck Way: A Year on the Ragged Edge of the West. By Bryce…
  • Farmers Lead on Climate Resiliency

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    Lauren Kolojejchick-Kotch
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:16 pm
    By Lauren Kolojejchick-Kotch on October 23, 2014 - 3:16pmJerry Peckumn farms in Jefferson, Iowa. To prevent soil erosion, Jerry plants perennials on his steepest land and maintains buffer strips. At a climate forum in Grinnell, he emphasized the importance of finding good ways to incorporate more perennials.Though he uses numerous conservation practices, he is always looking for ways to improve the resiliency of his land. For many farmers, taking steps to build resilience in the face of a changing climate comes naturally.Agriculture can play a big role in curbing the impacts of climate…
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  • Good news casts a long shadow in the Brag Basket

    Becky McCray
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:01 am
    Your good news casts a shadow that actually encourages others in the Brag Basket. Photo (CC) by marc falardeau on Flickr.   The Brag Basket is open! This one is for October 24-26, 2014. Bring your good news to share with everyone. What can you do in the Brag Basket? introduce yourself share some great news from this week congratulate a friend applaud for each other confess your undying love for rural places How do you join in? Below this post is the comment section. Add your good news there. If you are reading this by email, just reply to the email with your good news. I’ll add it to…
  • Customers are switching to small retailers

    Becky McCray
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:26 am
    Consumers are changing their shopping behavior. It’s good news for small business. Photo by Becky McCray. Last week, we talked about how big box retailers are getting smaller. Why is the big box retail sector making this expensive and difficult change to smaller stores? Because consumers have already started changing. Humorist David Sedaris summed up this consumer feeling in an interview. “I’d rather go to an actual shop — preferably a small one — than to a harshly lit superstore, or, worse still, a website,” Sedaris said. “I don’t want to buy my books and my…
  • A good catch in the Brag Basket

    Small Biz Survival
    17 Oct 2014 | 2:18 am
    Looks like a good catch of good news in the Brag Basket today! Photo (CC) by ePi.Longo on Flickr.   The Brag Basket is open! This one is for October 17-19, 2014. Bring your good news to share with everyone. What can you do in the Brag Basket? introduce yourself share some great news from this week congratulate a friend applaud for each other confess your undying love for rural places How do you join in? Below this post is the comment section. Add your good news there. If you are reading this by email, just reply to the email with your good news. I’ll add it to the comments. Don’t…
  • Use Your Small-business Advantages

    Glenn Muske
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:33 am
    Holder Drug by Becky McCray via Flickr When asked if they have any advantages as a small business, many owners respond negatively. The fact is, small-business owners, especially those in rural areas and small towns, have many advantages they can use to enhance the success of their store. Knowing the audience is a huge advantage. Yet they often do not make full use of this close audience connection. Knowing the audience allows an owner to more completely understand the problems his or her client is having. It also should help develop brand advocates. They are people who, via words and actions,…
  • Why big box stores are getting smaller and what that means to small towns

    Becky McCray
    13 Oct 2014 | 12:54 am
    Big boxes are looking to smaller stores. The natural extension of this trend is to even smaller stores, like the ones in your small town. Photo by Becky McCray.   “Everything gigantic in American [retail] is about to get smaller or die.” That’s the dramatic claim by contrarian economist James Kunstler,writing about the big retail sector in Business Insider. He says big retail is on the brink of scale implosion. Kunstler points to the same trends that are affecting small towns: online shopping, global delivery, higher fuel costs plus a few other factors including tighter corporate…
 
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  • Board considefred for rural district

    23 Oct 2014 | 10:41 pm
    The Louisiana Fire and Police Civil Service System says the Tangipahoa Parish Rural Fire District No. 2 should have a civil service board to represent public interest in personnel management within the department. Robert Lawrence, state examiner for the ...
  • When Rural Traditions Get Hipster Cred

    23 Oct 2014 | 10:34 pm
    When I was a teenager, my aunt gave me a sage piece of advice. It came in the middle of canning season, when we were eyeballs-high in corn, tomatoes, and green beans. In our rural community, the months of August, September, and October were spent ...
  • USDA boosts rural electric power with $1.4B in loan guarantees

    23 Oct 2014 | 10:05 pm
    The Agriculture Department announced $1.4 billion in loan guarantees to improve electric power delivery in rural communities. That investment includes $106 million for smart grid technologies and $3 million for renewable energy programs and systems.
  • Africa's Rise is Leaving Rural Children Behind

    23 Oct 2014 | 8:24 pm
    As Ghanaians we are rightly proud of our national achievements; winning early independence, championing pan-Africanism and supporting liberation struggles across the continent, founding a vibrant democracy and building our economy. And yet 57 years after ...
  • Rural areas seek piece of subprime-loan settlement

    23 Oct 2014 | 8:08 pm
    Long seen as having devastated Sun Belt cities, the subprime mortgage crisis unleashed turmoil on Ohio and other rural areas. Now federal officials are pledging regulatory attention and financial help. Subprime loans were distributed in the rural U.S. at ...
 
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  • Review: The Ragged Edge of the West

    editor
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:16 am
    Against the iconic background of southwest Montana, Bryce Andrews lives out a dream of working cattle on the massive Sun Valley Ranch. In this memoir, the goals of balancing human activity with conservation face a harsh test. Photo by urbangarden Badluck Way is set in the beautiful, harsh and complex ecosystem of southwest Montana. The owners of Sun Ranch manage the 25,000-acre spread to accommodate both wildlife conservation and cattle. The tension between these goals serves as a focus for Bryce Andrews’ memoir. Badluck Way: A Year on the Ragged Edge of the West. By Bryce…
  • Trahant: 3rd-Party-Candidate Shake Ups

    editor
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:11 am
    In Idaho and Colorado, third-party candidates could make elections closer than they otherwise would be. That gives small blocs of voters – such as Native Americans – more chances to influence the results. Photo by the Associated Press Idaho Democratic gubernatorial challenger A.J. BalukoffRepublican, left, laughs with current governor C.L. “Butch” Otter as they compliment each other’s ties after the gubernatorial debate earlier this month. Some races in the November 2014 election are closer than they should be.My home state of Idaho is a case in point. Idaho may…
  • Film Looks Between the Rock, Hard Place

    editor
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    A filmmaker covering a fight over a new uranium mill in Colorado expected a morality play with environmentalists on the side of justice. Instead she found complex stories of rural residents facing tough choices and struggling to keep their communities alive. The Yonder interviews filmmaker Suzan Beraza about her movie “Uranium Drive-In,” which was released to DVD this week. The trailer for "Uranium Drive-In," a documentary film that follows residents of Naturita and Nucla in western Colorado as they grapple with an environmental fight over a proposed uranium mill.When…
  • Letter from Langdon: Big Ag's Force Feed

    editor
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:19 am
    American consumers want better labeling, safer food and choice. Big Ag refuses. Could Americans take their business elsewhere? Ask the American auto industry. Photo by the Los Angeles Times Hens on a poultry farm in California. From the beginning of time a single unanswered question has plagued the minds of men who wanted to know just one thing;Why did the chicken cross the road?Thanks to Missouri politics we now know the answer. It was trying to get to California.In 2008 California voters passed the Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty Act (Proposition 2) with a resounding 63% majority. Prop 2…
  • Why Plains States Did Better with Jobs

    editor
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:37 am
    Throughout the recession and its aftermath, unemployment rates in rural Plains States counties have been lower than other rural areas. The Economic Research Service attributes the regional variation to the predominance of agriculture (which didn’t slump the way industries like manufacturing did) and higher education levels. But there’s a darker side to the lower unemployment numbers: population loss. The slow rate of jobs recovery is one of the biggest stories in rural America over the past six years.Metro America is nearly back to pre-recession levels of employment. But job…
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  • Farmers Lead on Climate Resiliency

    Lauren Kolojejchick-Kotch
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:16 pm
    By Lauren Kolojejchick-Kotch on October 23, 2014 - 3:16pmJerry Peckumn farms in Jefferson, Iowa. To prevent soil erosion, Jerry plants perennials on his steepest land and maintains buffer strips. At a climate forum in Grinnell, he emphasized the importance of finding good ways to incorporate more perennials.Though he uses numerous conservation practices, he is always looking for ways to improve the resiliency of his land. For many farmers, taking steps to build resilience in the face of a changing climate comes naturally.Agriculture can play a big role in curbing the impacts of climate…
  • Rural in the Digital Age

    Lucas Nelsen
    19 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    By Lucas Nelsen on October 20, 2014 - 12:00amThe internet is such a powerful tool in modern life, it’s hard for a lot of people to imagine going through their daily routine without using it in some capacity. But for some people in rural communities, accessing the internet isn’t as easy as just connecting to the wifi network. I recently had the chance to fly to Washington DC along with other rural advocates to talk about net neutrality and broadband access in rural areas. We shared stories that we heard from rural folks across the country with representatives and regulators, and discussed…
  • Outdoor Living Rooms Invite Community Input

    Adele Phillips
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:07 am
    By Adele Phillips on October 17, 2014 - 7:07amA strange thing appeared recently on main street in our town of 800: a complete living room. An old padded leather rocking chair and floor lamp filled one corner. A green jacquard couch and a Norfolk Island pine welcomed passersby in another.The coffee table, with a plate of homemade cookies, bore signs of a life without coasters. A garden magazine promised “25 Backyard Escapes!” The yellow Hoover stood sentry next to the television. Cups of hot coffee and cider greeted guests.Why were these living room trappings set up on the street? It’s a…
  • Missouri Veterans Learn (and Teach) about Farming

    Wyatt Fraas
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:35 am
    By Wyatt Fraas on October 16, 2014 - 6:35amMore than 50 military veterans recently attended educational sessions on resources that can help them start farming. Workshops in central Missouri near Fort Leonard Wood and at the Lincoln University campus brought those in the know together with active duty veterans and military retirees. They shared information on farm loans, assistance with disabilities, and markets for alternative crops.Beef cattle and financing were topics of widest interest among the veterans. Other interests surfaced too. Timber, grains, honey, poultry, goats, vegetables, and…
  • Sage Grouse Conservation in the Cowboy State

    Steph Larsen
    14 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    By Steph Larsen on October 15, 2014 - 12:00amMuch of rural and small town Wyoming depends on the economic impact of recreation and tourism. Camping, hunting, fishing, birding, hiking, guiding and other activities in 11 Western states, including Wyoming, brought in $623 million in direct spending and $1.06 billion in indirect spending, according to a recent Western Values Project study (http://www.cfra.org/western-values-project-study). And nearby communities also benefit economically from the nearly 68 million visitors that spent time on land administered by the Bureau of Land Management.
 
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    Blandin on Broadband

  • Minnesota Broadband Task Force Agenda October 29, 2014

    Ann Treacy
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:31 pm
    I plan to attend and take notes. But it’s always good for the task Force to hear from the public… Governor’s Task Force on Broadband October 29, 2014 DEED – James J. Hill Conference Room 1st National Bank Building 332 Minnesota Street Saint Paul, MN, 55101-1351 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. 10:00 a.m. – 10:10 a.m. – Welcome/Approval of Minutes/Public Comments 10:10 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.   –              Update from Office of Broadband Development 10:20 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. –               Review of Task Force Report Draft…
  • New staff at Office of Broadband Development

    Ann Treacy
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:35 am
    The Office of Broadband Development just announced their recent hires… New Faces at the Office of Broadband Development Our office is doubling in size (almost)! This week we are adding two new staff. Jane Leonard, who some of you may know from her work in technology and rural development issues, joins us to handle the intricacies of the Border to Border Broadband Development grant program and other OBD team projects. We are also excited to announce that Christine Pribbernow will be joining DEED, shared between OBD and our office neighbors in Business and Community Development, to help…
  • Next Century Cities Launches with 32 Cities (incl Wintrop MN) Leading on High-Speed Internet

    Ann Treacy
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:13 pm
    Great to see at least one Minnesota city on the list… Next Century Cities Launches with 32 Cities Leading on High-Speed Internet New Initiative Brings Together City Leaders to Show Next-Generation Internet as Key to the Future of America’s Towns and Cities   Santa Monica, Calif. (October 20, 2014) – Today 32 cities launched Next Century Cities, a bipartisan, city-to-city initiative dedicated to ensuring the availability of next-generation broadband Internet for all communities. The cities and their elected leaders are joining together to recognize the importance of leveraging…
  • Cable Providers Asked to Think About Local Content

    Ann Treacy
    17 Oct 2014 | 9:57 am
    Last week I went to the MTA conference. (I’m hoping to get a PPT to share and will post my notes as soon as I get it.) It was interesting to hear about how telecommunications providers are exploring new sources of revenue. The telephone/telecom game has changed dramatically in the last 20 years. (Remember long distance bills and payphones?) Cable is experiencing some similar disruptions. They have picked up broadband as a product but the content/video game is changing daily. Here’s a view form a recent editorial from Olmsted County… To remain viable, cable needs to adapt in other ways.
  • New dates for FCC Rural Broadband Experiments applications

    Ann Treacy
    16 Oct 2014 | 12:42 pm
    Here’s the latest from the FCC on the Rural Broadband Experiments… WIRELINE COMPETITION BUREAU ANNOUNCES DATE FOR OPENING OF RURAL BROADBAND EXPERIMENTS APPLICATION FILING WINDOW AND FINAL DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS WC Docket No. 10-90 Today, the Wireline Competition Bureau (Bureau) announces the new date for the opening of the rural broadband experiments application filing window, as well as the corresponding application deadline. The application filing window for entities interested in participating in the rural broadband experiments will open on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 9a.m. EDT.
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  • Webinar for journalists on Oct. 28 to focus on covering Medicare Advantage and Part D issues

    23 Oct 2014 | 12:21 pm
    Because Medicare's open enrollment began last week and will run through Dec. 7, Kaiser Health News is holding a webinar for journalists at 12:30 p.m. (ET) on Oct. 28 on covering Medicare Advantage and Part D issues, says Kaiser Health News. "During Medicare's open enrollment period, beneficiaries can change their prescription drug coverage or change or enroll in private health plans called Medicare Advantage, which replace standard Medicare." The webinar will feature a brief introduction by Kaiser Family Foundation’s Senior Vice President Tricia Neuman, who directs the KFF Program on…
  • Rural Nebraska school to allow guns in senior portraits; other schools have passed similar rules

    23 Oct 2014 | 12:21 pm
    Seniors at a rural high school in central Nebraska can now pose for yearbook portraits with their firearms. The school board for Broken Bow Public Schools unanimously passed the rule Monday night, allowing senior portraits to contain guns, as long as the photos are done tastefully, Joe Dejka reports for the Omaha World-Herald. One official said posing with guns is nothing new, with about half the state's districts allowing such photos. (Baer Photography: Senior portrait of Jillian Dixon of Northwest High School in Grand Island, Neb.) Hunting, skeet and trap are popular in Broken Bow, and…
  • USDA releases state-by-state reports on impact of Made in Rural America

    23 Oct 2014 | 12:21 pm
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture has released state-by-state Made in Rural America reports that "highlights specific USDA investments in rural businesses, manufacturing, energy, water and other infrastructure development," says USDA. "They also outline how USDA is helping rural communities attract businesses and families by investing in housing and broadband." Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said in a statement: "This report shows what investment in rural America means in real terms for families and businesses across the country. Throughout the Obama Administration, USDA has created…
  • Coal companies and miners keep leaving Appalachia to follow oil boom to Wyoming, Montana

    23 Oct 2014 | 12:21 pm
    Coal companies are heading west where mining is cheaper, and with many Appalachian coal mines cutting jobs or shutting down, some workers in Eastern Kentucky and West Virginia are packing up and trekking their families thousands of miles to follow the coal boom to Wyoming and Montana, Tim Loh reports for Bloomberg. (Loh photo: Peabody Energy Corp.'s North Antelope Rochelle mine in Wyoming)"With the U.S. coal industry in its worst decline in decades, companies including Alpha Natural Resources and Peabody Energy Corp., the biggest producer, are pivoting toward pockets of future profit," Loh…
  • Certification revoked from West Virginia lab that falsified coal water quality reports

    23 Oct 2014 | 12:20 pm
    The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection has revoked the state certification of Appalachian Laboratories after an official plead guilty to falsifying water quality samples for coal companies, Ken Ward reports for the Charleston Gazette. The official testified before a federal judge that he was pressured by coal companies to alter results. DEP released an order saying that Appalachian Laboratories “submitted false, inaccurate data to its clients” and to the agency and ordered Appalachian to notify its clients that its certification had been revoked, Ward writes. In West…
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  • Cutting Back Perennials Now Means Saving Time In Spring -- Style Section -- Garden

    lisagreencreative@gmail.com
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:04 pm
    The following is a regular column that addresses basic issues facing the ever-inquisitive back- and front-yard toiler, proffered by someone who knows best; one of the master gardeners from the Berkshire Botanical Garden in Stockbridge, Brian Cruey. Now that we have had our first legit freeze, it is time to start cutting back perennials.  Yes, you can wait until spring to do this.  As a matter of fact, some people even suggest waiting because the amount of plant material you will have in the spring is less (which is true) and you give the plant as much time as possible to…
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  • Riverview Cafe Reopens With Everything New (Except The View) -- Food Section -- News

    lisagreencreative@gmail.com
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:47 pm
    By Jamie Larson With its million-dollar view of the Hudson River and a just-completed total renovation, The Riverview Café at the Stuyvesant landing in the rural northwestern-most corner of Columbia County, is back and better than anyone had a right to expect. Under new, local management, and with a very affordable farm-to-table menu prepared by one of the Capital District’s best young chefs, the new Riverview Café is well worth the scenic drive just 15 minutes north of Hudson. The original Riverview Café shut its doors more than five years ago after a decade in business, and ever since…
  • Kitchens For A Cause: The 12th Annual NWCT Kitchen Tour -- Road Trips Section -- Excursions

    lisagreencreative@gmail.com
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:11 am
    If you’re looking for pie-in-the-sky kitchen design ideas, you can read scores of shelter magazines, watch endless HGTV programs, and tour pristine kitchen showrooms. But the best way to accumulate ideas for redoing your own kitchen is snooping around other people’s houses to see where they’ve hidden the recycling bins and where they’ve put the sinks (yes, no self-respecting kitchen has just one sink anymore). Whether you’re thinking about resale value or just your own needs for cooking and entertaining with ease, the 12th annual Kitchen Tour of Northwest Connecticut offers five…
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  • Utilize an HVAC service company to save energy.

    lincoln Deffenbaugh
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:09 am
    One of today’s trendiest practices by individuals, homeowners, businesses, and even countries is to use less energy and switch to more energy efficient practices.  The reasons for this are numerous.  First and foremost, energy costs money, so the less energy a person, home, business, or country can use, the more money they can save.  Switching to more energy efficient building materials, for example, can save a business thousands of dollars each year.  Second, people are now realizing that their consumption of energy can be harmful for the planet.  No person in their right mind…
  • Real Estate Web Design will change the way you reach potential clients.

    Caroline Yates
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:25 am
    In the years gone by, people thought that the most important aspect of your business was how you presented yourself to the public. They managed this public image first by their physical store front, ensuring that it was easily accessible and user friendly, encouraging people to come visit their physical location and purchase their services. Next, there was the age of flyers and print advertisements that led people to that physical location. The importance of this medium was primarily in the way that the flyer or advertisement made the company look. If the ad was poor, then people were less…
  • How to recognize the eating disorder bulimia nervosa and get treatment

    Joy Nalywalko
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:33 am
    Bulimia nervosa is a very serious eating disorder that affects people of both genders of all ages. Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder that stems from an intense fear of gaining weight. Someone with bulimia will overeat and then find a way to quickly expel the food from their body whether it be through vomiting or through excessive use of laxatives or both. It can be life threatening and recognizing the symptoms of an eating disorder such as bulimia nervosa requires immediate treatment and care to prevent further complications. There are many signs and symptoms of bulimia nervosa. Listed…
  • The pros and cons of eating edibles vs. smoking marijuana

    Joy Nalywalko
    18 Oct 2014 | 5:09 am
    Medical marijuana can be taken in many forms. It can be smoked through a pipe, a bong, a joint, or through a vaporizer. Medical marijuana strains can also be eaten in the form of edibles. Edibles come in many different forms such as brownies, cookies, liquids, soups, hard candies, gummy candies, rice crispy treats, cakes, and sodas. With all of these different ways to consume medical marijuana, it can be hard to find the best way that works for you to alleviate your medical ailment. Listed here are the pros and cons of eating edibles verses smoking marijuana.  The pros of eating edibles…
  • Find a Good Company, to Take Care of Your Carpet Cleaning.

    Ben
    18 Oct 2014 | 4:01 am
    While everything in your home needs to be cleaned, certain surfaces and materials, within your home, require more care than others.  Carpeted floors, for instance, require quite a bit of cleaning, in order to remain sanitary and bright, throughout the year.  First of all, you need to vacuum regularly.  Generally, at least once a week, if not more often, is standard.  Beyond vacuuming, the main thing you need to remember is to get your carpets professionally cleaned, about once per year.  Doing this can help keep your floor clean and free of germs and mold, which can develop in your…
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  • Little Free Library

    22 Oct 2014 | 7:19 am
        Micawber Club of Walnut Grove has placed a "Little Free Library" in the doorway of the former Oelson's Mercantile on main street. Please feel free to take a book and return a book as you like....
 
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  • Flat out skinhead shit, now

    coozledad
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:23 pm
    When do you call a Nazi a shit-eating gropefather of a cousinfucking Nazi slut a Nazi? When it’s in the Person County Republican party. Fucking Mosleyite shite.
  • Have yourself a shitheap of Texas Republican fail

    coozledad
    15 Oct 2014 | 6:19 am
    Every time a Republican opens its face-hole, you’ll hear how private enterprise works better than the government, so we need to give private enterprise the money the government would otherwise get. Well, Republicans are going to just have to blow it out their ass, their mouth, and their eyeballs, aren’t they? Too bad they had to take so many innocent human beings with them. http://gawker.com/dallas-hospital-was-totally-unprepared-for-ebola-patien-1646495681 Texas should have been quarantined the moment they started teaching that creationism bullshit. Now would be a good time to…
  • The devil might study

    coozledad
    11 Oct 2014 | 8:58 pm
    Cocaine.
  • A midsummer evening drive

    coozledad
    7 Oct 2014 | 9:39 pm
  • Person County salad toss (A letter to the editor)

    coozledad
    7 Oct 2014 | 5:53 am
    Too many of the people who are used to owning and running this county are still clinging to life, and insist on legislating from the edge of the grave. Our institutions are deeply compromised by the presence of old men and social climbers who can’t distinguish between love of country and a desire to ensure they are perpetually flush with cash, even unto their last struggle for a mouthful of air. Part of the problem is that lake and the scuzz that drifts up around it, like wads of hair and dust underneath a mildewed old sofa. It’s a floating world of drunkards, race baiters and theocrats,…
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  • Sister, Survivor: Finding Your Survivor Spirit

    Ayngel Boshemia
    29 Jul 2025 | 9:29 am
    The positive manual for abuse survivors  by  Ayngel "Boshemia" Overson After Post Traumatic Stress, comes Post Traumatic Growth... $15.00 If you are a sexual assault survivor, or domestic violence survivor childhood survivor of abuse, it is easy to feel alone. You aren't, at least 1 in 5 people suffer from abuse at some point in their life. Sexual abuse, physical
  • EBOOK Sister, Survivor: Finding Your Survivor Spirit

    Ayngel Boshemia
    12 Aug 2024 | 7:14 am
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  • Zombie love cute dolly stitched heart maully tees

    Ayngel Boshemia
    13 Aug 2014 | 6:26 am
    Being dead doesn't mean you can't be cute, just ask Maully. One of the "survivors" of the zombie apocalypse. $34.95 Maully is still a romantic at heart... she's no stranger to heartbreak but that's okay, she has experience in mending them. More color and size choices available at Zazzle.com. Keywords: zombie love, zombies, broken heart, zombie doll, heart, emo, goth, undead, crazy,
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    Ayngel Boshemia
    13 Aug 2014 | 6:14 am
    Maully is no stranger to heartbreak but that's okay, she has some experience in mending them too. $26.95 Being dead doesn't mean you can't be cute, just ask Maully. One of the "survivors" of the zombie apocalypse, Maully is still a romantic at heart... More size and color options available at Zazzle.com. Keywords: zombie love, zombies, broken heart, zombie doll, heart, emo, goth, undead,
  • Zombie Love It's Yours Heart cute dolly button

    Ayngel Boshemia
    13 Aug 2014 | 5:58 am
    Maully the Lil' Freaque grasps her heart in her hands, saving it for the special someone. "It's yours" $3.75 Maully, cute zombie dolly holds her heart in her hands. Need more flair? Express yourself with Zazzle custom buttons. Choose from thousands of cool and colorful designs, customize, or make your own. Five sizes from 1.25"-6" in diameter. Printed on 100% Recycled Paper.
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    A Citizen's Guide to Indiana

  • Toll Road Bankruptcy: We Don’t Automatically Get Our Road Back

    Doug Masson
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:17 am
    The Associated Press has an article entitled “Toll Road An Epic Mess, Donnelly Says”. The operator to whom we leased the Indiana Toll Road for 75 long years has gone bankrupt about 10% of the way through the lease term. One of the selling points, back in 2006, was Gov. Daniels saying “if the leasing consortium goes bankrupt, “the Toll Road reverts back to the state’s control.”” Because this is not, in fact, true, the AP article says that Gov. Daniels “misspoke.” It’s plausible that Gov. Daniels believed that to be true but was wrong. But, even…
  • State forgoes $80 million pre-kindergarten grant opportunity

    Doug Masson
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:06 am
    Chalkbeat and Matt Tully have articles reporting that the governor has chosen to drop out of an opportunity to get $80 million in pre-kindergarten education grant funding. Tully reports that the State’s chances of getting the grant were very good: Pence’s Family and Social Services Administration had worked with the state Department of Education and others on the grant since the federal government rejected a previous application last year. The state’s odds had greatly improved this year, as the federal government recently announced in the Federal Register that Indiana was…
  • Indiana Supreme Court to Hear Oral Arguments at Purdue

    Doug Masson
    15 Oct 2014 | 7:48 am
    For those of you in the Lafayette area who are interested in seeing our state Supreme Court at work, you might want to check out the oral argument set for November 10, 2014 at Loeb Playhouse in the Stewart Center. The case under review is Kramer v. Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, Inc. (pdf), which was a split decision before a panel of the Court of Appeals. Judge Najam wrote the majority opinion with Judge Crone concurring while Judge Baker dissented. The Supreme Court summary of the factual background of the cases states: [A] child’s pre-adoptive placement…
  • Separating Ourselves from the Michiganders

    Doug Masson
    13 Oct 2014 | 10:06 am
    Maureen Hayden, writing for CNHI, has an article entitled “Retracing a border incites tensions between Hoosiers, Michiganders” (h/t Indiana Law Blog). The issue has to do with surveying the border between Indiana and Michigan. (If you’re a Michigander, dependent on hand-based maps, that’s the area between the palm and wrist.) When the original survey was performed in the 1820s they used wooden posts, most of which are long gone. The boundaries are generally known, but small differences can lead to problems. So, the states agreed to re-monument the border. The new snag…
  • The economy rewards leverage

    Doug Masson
    12 Oct 2014 | 8:10 am
    As is his wont, Abdul just stirred the pot a little by saying on Facebook: Ok, let’s make a deal. I’ll concede “income inequality” if you concede “work ethic” inequality. That’s true, as far as it goes, but as he acknowledged in the discussion thread, the correlation is imperfect. It’s an old theme around here, but seems worth repeating. Much as we’d like it to be, the economy isn’t a morality play. The economy doesn’t reward virtue. It rewards leverage. Hard work is one kind of leverage, and probably the most accessible form…
 
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  • Farmers Lead on Climate Resiliency

    Lauren Kolojejchick-Kotch
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:16 pm
    By Lauren Kolojejchick-Kotch on October 23, 2014 - 3:16pmJerry Peckumn farms in Jefferson, Iowa. To prevent soil erosion, Jerry plants perennials on his steepest land and maintains buffer strips. At a climate forum in Grinnell, he emphasized the importance of finding good ways to incorporate more perennials.Though he uses numerous conservation practices, he is always looking for ways to improve the resiliency of his land. For many farmers, taking steps to build resilience in the face of a changing climate comes naturally.Agriculture can play a big role in curbing the impacts of climate…
  • Rural in the Digital Age

    Lucas Nelsen
    19 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    By Lucas Nelsen on October 20, 2014 - 12:00amThe internet is such a powerful tool in modern life, it’s hard for a lot of people to imagine going through their daily routine without using it in some capacity. But for some people in rural communities, accessing the internet isn’t as easy as just connecting to the wifi network. I recently had the chance to fly to Washington DC along with other rural advocates to talk about net neutrality and broadband access in rural areas. We shared stories that we heard from rural folks across the country with representatives and regulators, and discussed…
  • Outdoor Living Rooms Invite Community Input

    Adele Phillips
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:07 am
    By Adele Phillips on October 17, 2014 - 7:07amA strange thing appeared recently on main street in our town of 800: a complete living room. An old padded leather rocking chair and floor lamp filled one corner. A green jacquard couch and a Norfolk Island pine welcomed passersby in another.The coffee table, with a plate of homemade cookies, bore signs of a life without coasters. A garden magazine promised “25 Backyard Escapes!” The yellow Hoover stood sentry next to the television. Cups of hot coffee and cider greeted guests.Why were these living room trappings set up on the street? It’s a…
  • Missouri Veterans Learn (and Teach) about Farming

    Wyatt Fraas
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:35 am
    By Wyatt Fraas on October 16, 2014 - 6:35amMore than 50 military veterans recently attended educational sessions on resources that can help them start farming. Workshops in central Missouri near Fort Leonard Wood and at the Lincoln University campus brought those in the know together with active duty veterans and military retirees. They shared information on farm loans, assistance with disabilities, and markets for alternative crops.Beef cattle and financing were topics of widest interest among the veterans. Other interests surfaced too. Timber, grains, honey, poultry, goats, vegetables, and…
  • Sage Grouse Conservation in the Cowboy State

    Steph Larsen
    14 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    By Steph Larsen on October 15, 2014 - 12:00amMuch of rural and small town Wyoming depends on the economic impact of recreation and tourism. Camping, hunting, fishing, birding, hiking, guiding and other activities in 11 Western states, including Wyoming, brought in $623 million in direct spending and $1.06 billion in indirect spending, according to a recent Western Values Project study (http://www.cfra.org/western-values-project-study). And nearby communities also benefit economically from the nearly 68 million visitors that spent time on land administered by the Bureau of Land Management.
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  • The Valley Recap: The Hot Mom and the Drag Queen (S1:E6)

    Holly Michael
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Welcome back! If you missed my previous recaps of The Valley, be sure to check them out.The Valley is a Dayton-produced reality show: Everyone has something to prove. So what’s your story?The cast includes:Ally –  Volleyball aceChris – Shirtless with a drag queenStephanie – “No one is talking to me.”Donald – Throws down a beatAlexys –  Her mom has got it goin’ onNathan – “I just don’t like getting muddy”Last episode, Stephanie learned about the TV news business during her largely off-camera visit to a TV station, everyone went back to Camp Kern and we found…
  • What Farm Kids do for Fun

    Holly Michael
    19 Oct 2014 | 7:56 pm
    Farm kids enjoying a beautiful fall day with their friends.
  • The Valley Recap: What Happens in the Tent? (S1:E5)

    Holly Michael
    14 Oct 2014 | 7:26 pm
    Welcome back! If you missed my previous recaps of The Valley, be sure to check them out. The Valley is a Dayton-produced reality show that occasionally actually films in Dayton Cincinnati and airs Sunday nights on Dayton's CW. According to the station's website,The Valley follows the journey of six high school graduates from the Miami Valley as they prepare for the next big step in their lives." The cast includes: Ally – “My initial thought was: this sucks.” Chris – Virgin! Stephanie – Drama with Alexys. Donald – Never been…
  • How do we Keep our Daughters Safe? Start with our Sons

    Holly Michael
    11 Oct 2014 | 7:34 pm
    Every mother with a precious daughter has read the articles--they stream through our Facebook feeds. The articles about how to keep your daughter safe in a world of sexual predators. There are apps you can download that will send out alerts if you don't return from a date on time, nail polish to check for knock-out drugs, and lots of advice in the area of raising empowered women who don't need men to validate them.But I have decided not to read those anymore. Because I have two sons and one daughter and it seems like I should spend twice as much effort ensuring that my boys don't become…
  • The Valley Recap: All the Cool Kids are Doing It (S1:E4)

    Holly Michael
    5 Oct 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Welcome back! If you missed my first, second or third reviews of The Valley, be sure to check them out.TheValley is a Dayton-produced reality show that occasionally actually films in Dayton and airs Sunday nights on Dayton's CW. Apparently, each of these six high school students has "something to prove."The cast includes:Ally – Stirred up drama with Stephanie and AlexysChris – Films the lamest public service announcement everStephanie – Stirred up drama with AlexysDonald – Stayed out of the dramaAlexys – Stirred up drama with StephanieNathan – I have anxiety issuesLast…
 
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  • Fusion: A New Way of Staying in the Know

    GreatPlainsComm
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:57 pm
    Where do you look for the breaking news stories? How do you find the latest gossip? Check out Fusion, a unique channel offering a combination of news and entertainment with underlining light-hearted humor. You will find shows such as Alicia Menendez Tonight, Strange Medicine, and Midterm Mayhem on their cable station, accompanied by news stories covering social and national events on their website. Great Plains Communications launched the channel on September 30, 2014, and has found great success in it. Fusion isn’t just your typical news station. Backed by Univision and ABC News, a unit of…
  • Five Classic Family-Friendly Halloween Movies

    GreatPlainsComm
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:24 pm
    Halloween specials have become something of the norm for most television shows. Often adding a slight suspense to their usual plot, series such as Modern Family, Grey’s Anatomy, Psych, and Criminal Minds are just a few of the multitude of shows who have had some fun adding a Halloween twist. Though we have come to expect the annual Halloween episode, Great Plains Communications has chosen five classic family-friendly Halloween movies that are sure to continue bringing a nostalgic smile to the entire family. 1.       Hocus Pocus (1993) Over 10 years ago, Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica…
  • What Team do You Watch For on the SEC Network?

    GreatPlainsComm
    16 Oct 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Are you anxious for October 18, when 21 ranked team Texas A&M takes on 7 ranked team Alabama? Or maybe you will be watching the Kentucky and LSU game. Either way, the SEC Network brings you all the excitement of the Southeastern Conference. The SEC Network launched in late September of this year and has been very popular ever since. With a TV Schedule lineup including SEC Now, The Paul Finebaum Show, and multiple team weekly press conferences, there is always something new to keep a lookout for. You can expect 24/7 SEC content, including 45 SEC football games, 100 men’s basketball…
  • Back by Popular Demand Support Our Troops Program!

    GreatPlainsComm
    14 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    More than 2 million military service members have been deployed since September 11, 2001, with many having served multiple tours thousands of miles from home. It is safe to say, everyone in the United States has a tie to someone in the military; if that is a cousin, a friend, a father, or a spouse. Great Plains Communications wants to thank you for the sacrifice made by our troops and their families. By bringing back our Support Our Troops Program, we hope to help you send a little piece of home to your soldier serving overseas or stateside this holiday season. From November 1 through…
  • What are Sun Spots and How are They Affecting Your Cable Television?

    GreatPlainsComm
    9 Oct 2014 | 12:56 pm
    If you have ever sat outside and watched a lightning storm, you know that it is both a beautiful and terrifying experience. The power a thunderstorm emits in an abrupt flash stabbing through the air is definitely something to notice. Many people aren’t aware that the sun too has the ability to create a magnetic disturbance similar to lightning. When the energy from the sun expands, solar flares are created, better known as sun spots. For around two weeks each fall and spring season, you might notice some channels periodically showing a fuzzy signal, sparkles, or even a total loss of the…
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    From Scratch Magazine

  • Sustainable Ag Conference Coming To Greenville, SC

    Steven Jones
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:29 am
    The Carolina Farm Stewardship Association is celebrating its 29th Sustainable Agriculture Conference in Greenville, SC this year on Nov. 10-12. The conference is a chance for farmers, vendors, foodies, agriculture professionals, students, academics and more to get together, learn about the latest in sustainable agriculture and activism. “The local and sustainable food scene across the Carolinas is positively electric and the momentum continues to grow,” Roland McReynolds, CFSA’s Executive Director, said. Features of this years conference include classes, workshops and groups devoted to…
  • Beans and Cornbread

    Steven Jones
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:18 am
    It’s Autumn. For real. And around my house, it’s time to eat beans and cornbread. And I don’t mean open a can of beans and add water to the Jiffy box and make some corn muffins. I mean soak a pound of dried beans overnight, then cook them in the crockpot for about eight hours, maybe with a hambone from a heritage breed pig you’ve got put up in the freezer. I mean break out grandma’s cast iron skillet and cook up a pan of sweet — or savory — cornbread in the oven. When it’s all nippy and chilly outside, it’s great to walk into a house after a long day and smell beans…
  • Poll: Are you interested in a print version of From Scratch?

    Steven Jones
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:58 pm
    As you may know, From Scratch magazine is a digital publication. Since beginning our magazine, however, we’ve had a lot of people ask us about producing a print edition. While we’re still looking at ways to do that, we have stumbled on an idea. We’re considering producing an annual yearbook, highlighting the best articles of the year. What do you think? While it isn’t a regularly published print edition, it would offer our readers (you) a chance to get our material in a brand new format. Take a little time to fill out the poll below. It’ll give us some idea of…
  • 13 Things about Pumpkins that You didn’t know

    Melissa
    4 Oct 2014 | 11:57 am
    Most parts of the pumpkin are edible, including the flesh, the seeds, the leaves and even the flowers. Pumpkins are part of the cucurbit family of plants, related to squash, cucumbers, gourds and cantaloupe. Pumpkin seeds are used in Russia to treat tapeworms. The largest pumpkin pie ever, according to the Illinois Extension Service, was more than 5 feet wide and weighed more than 350 pounds. It was made with 80 pounds of pumpkin, 144 eggs and 36 pounds of sugar. It took six hours to cook. Pumpkin carving goes back to an Irish tradition. In Irish folklore, a character called Stingy Jack…
  • Homestead Round Up

    Melissa
    3 Oct 2014 | 1:52 pm
    Every week we scour the internet and find things that our homesteading brethren might find interesting. Christophe Di Pascale/Corbis European Activists say they don’t want any U.S. ‘Chlorine Chicken”  “Mute Schimpf doesn’t want to eat American chicken. That’s because most U.S. poultry is chilled in antimicrobial baths that can include chlorine to keep salmonella and other bacteria in check. In Europe, chlorine treatment was banned in the 1990s out of fear that it could cause cancer.” 10 Things that would fix the food system faster than GMO-labeling…
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