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  • Happy Thanksgiving

    Small Biz Survival
    Glenn Muske
    27 Nov 2014 | 6:48 am
    Happy Thanksgiving from Small Biz Survival!   Photo (CC) by JD Hancock, on Flickr
  • Delinking supply for urban and rural users: Is it the beginning of power discrimination?

    rural - Bing News
    27 Nov 2014 | 9:44 pm
    On Thursday, the Minister for Power Piyush Goyal said that the central government has decided to work with state governments to delink the supply between agricultural consumers and non-agricultural consumers. To begin with the central government will work ...
  • Police boost rural crime prevention team

    rural - Yahoo News Search Results
    28 Nov 2014 | 12:22 am
    AVON and Somerset police have bolstered their rural crime prevention and detection capability with kit worth thousands of pounds and a briefing day for local expert officers held on Wednesday, November 26.
  • Recipes Generate a Taste of Controversy

    Daily Yonder - Keep It Rural
    editor
    26 Nov 2014 | 3:48 am
    The New York Times tried to evoke something of the cultures and traditions of each state in the Union with a Thanksgiving recipe section. Some of the negative reader reaction misses the point: Family recipes should be shared, along with the stories that make them special. Join the conversation and share your stories on Facebook. Photo courtesy of Lora Smith The author’s brother in the late 1980s with his father and the results of his first turkey hunt. Hunters in the family in previous generations would go out after Thanksgiving dinner, taking a snack of leftover dressing patties…
  • Giving Thanks

    News
    Tyler Vacha
    27 Nov 2014 | 4:29 am
    By Tyler Vacha on November 27, 2014 - 6:29amWe say all the time that small towns and rural areas are special places. We say it so often that it can lose its meaning. What are we really saying when we repeat that line? What is it that makes small towns and rural places special?You know, small towns and rural communities are merely a collection of buildings and open spaces. What makes them special are the people who live there.In the last year, my family and I have lived in two different small towns. Each one was different in its own way. Yet the similarities in the way people acted have been…
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    Small Biz Survival

  • Happy Thanksgiving

    Glenn Muske
    27 Nov 2014 | 6:48 am
    Happy Thanksgiving from Small Biz Survival!   Photo (CC) by JD Hancock, on Flickr
  • The boring and overlooked tool that can make your business life much easier

    Becky McCray
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:25 am
    Boring tools are boring. Old-fashioned ideas lack the excitement of shiny new tools. But if your business has a problem with following processes, I have a really boring old tool that can help. You probably don’t need to learn anything new. You probably know the processes in your business really well. You probably can list off what needs to happen and in what order. But it’s not happening, or at least not all the time. Let’s look at a few examples. At my store, we had a new person who consistently forgot to do essential things. At the end of the shift, the shelves would be…
  • Now’s the Time to Shop Small

    Glenn Muske
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Small Business matters on more than just one day. Since 2010, the Saturday after Thanksgiving has been designated “Small Business Saturday.” It is a day to recognize small businesses and what they bring to a local community.  You probably know the direct impact of the small businesses in your community. They provide needed goods and services. Everyone needs to be reminded of their contributions and encouraged to shop small whenever I can. You know the people. The owners take care of you because of the local connection. Yet providing goods and services is just the beginning of what small…
  • Holiday shopping campaigns besides “Shop Small”

    Becky McCray
    17 Nov 2014 | 3:18 am
    Small Business Saturday and its Shop Small slogan get a lot of attention, but they aren’t the only holiday shopping project small town businesses can join for more buzz this season. Shift Your Shopping Shift Your Shopping is a theme you can adopt for any local shopping campaign. The emphasis is on shifting more of your shopping dollars to local stores. You can download graphics and logos to use in your local campaign. You aren’t restricted to any specific days or weeks, so you can use the theme all season. Shift Your Shopping is a cooperative effort spearheaded by our friends at…
  • Couples Can be Small-businesses Owners

    Glenn Muske
    13 Nov 2014 | 10:12 am
    Riverbound Farm by Glenn Muske Co-preneurs, or couples in business together, get very little attention in the study of business ownership. This lack of attention largely comes from the myth that they are small in number and the businesses they run are small in size. The reality, though, finds that co-preneurs are a substantial part of the business community. Research has found that nearly one-third of family businesses are owned by co-preneurs. While this may still seem small, you must realize that one in 10 households operates one or more family businesses. This translates to 12.2 million…
 
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  • Delinking supply for urban and rural users: Is it the beginning of power discrimination?

    27 Nov 2014 | 9:44 pm
    On Thursday, the Minister for Power Piyush Goyal said that the central government has decided to work with state governments to delink the supply between agricultural consumers and non-agricultural consumers. To begin with the central government will work ...
  • Uncle faces murder charge in rural Mission shooting

    27 Nov 2014 | 9:33 pm
    Hidalgo County investigators believe a family gathering turned deadly over the weekend in an argument over money. At about 6 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, sheriff deputies were called out to the 7000 block of Military Road outside of Mission. Jorge Valero, 30 ...
  • Most rural electric cooperatives are working on smart grid initiatives

    27 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Rural electric utilities may serve a different type of customer base and may have different concerns and challenges from their much larger counterparts, but they share a common interest in improving and upgrading their services and offerings. One of those ...
  • China Mobile looks to rural areas to drive 4G revenue

    27 Nov 2014 | 8:35 pm
    China Mobile is looking to tap into the country’s rural areas, already with an estimated 400 million subscribers, to expand its mobile broadband revenue by as much as CNY66 billion ($10 billion) over the next three years. The country’s largest mobile ...
  • The Disintegration of Rural China

    27 Nov 2014 | 8:22 pm
    HONG KONG — On a trip home late last year to the rural Chinese village of my childhood, I found my brother tying a military knife under his belt as he was leaving the house. I asked why he needed a knife, and he replied, “It is not as safe here as ...
 
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    Daily Yonder - Keep It Rural

  • Recipes Generate a Taste of Controversy

    editor
    26 Nov 2014 | 3:48 am
    The New York Times tried to evoke something of the cultures and traditions of each state in the Union with a Thanksgiving recipe section. Some of the negative reader reaction misses the point: Family recipes should be shared, along with the stories that make them special. Join the conversation and share your stories on Facebook. Photo courtesy of Lora Smith The author’s brother in the late 1980s with his father and the results of his first turkey hunt. Hunters in the family in previous generations would go out after Thanksgiving dinner, taking a snack of leftover dressing patties…
  • Editor's Note: One Newspaper at a Time

    editor
    25 Nov 2014 | 3:40 am
    To reach a rural audience, go where the readers are – small-town newspapers. The Daily Yonder’s special reporting projects turn national data into local stories that are good enough to run in the pages of your weekly newspaper. A few of the newspapers and websites that ran the Daily Yonder's local reports on food-stamp usage. The writer of the email was curious.The editor of the Lincoln County Record in Nevada was delighted to have a local story about food stamp usage.But why had a national publication like the Daily Yonder written an article just for a Lincoln County, Nevada?
  • Speak Your Piece: N.D.'s Other Oil Boom

    editor
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    North Dakota regulators could lessen the danger of crude-oil explosions that have killed bystanders and damaged property. Instead, the state’s Industrial Commission is likely to allow oil producers to continue shipping dangerous crude across North America when a commonly used fix is possible. Photo by Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press A train carrying crude oil killed 47 people when it derained and exploded in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, in July 2013. The safety of millions of Americans who live, work or play within a mile of tracks where Bakken oil trains run are in the hands of three mortal…
  • Oil-Field Govts. Feel Pinch from Price Drop

    editor
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:33 am
    Oil prices are coming down. While that’s good news for consumers, the rural communities that depend on oil revenue to pay for local government services and infrastructure may have a different experience. Source: Mark Haggerty/Headwaters Economics The chart shows the loss in tax revenue over a five-year period for a typical new shale-oil well in North Dakota, based on a drop in the price from $98 to $78 a barrel of crude. Local governments's share (green bars) of a typical well would drop about $80,000 over the period. Losses to state revenue (yellow) and permanent investments (blue)…
  • Speak Your Piece: Title II and You

    editor
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:22 am
    Rural Americans should be pleased with President Obama’s recent call to preserve network neutrality. And the method he wants the FCC to use to protect open access to the Internet means additional safeguards for all consumers. President Barack Obama, a former Chicago community organizer and perhaps our most urban president, just did something that could make a real difference for rural America. Last week he came to the defense of the principle of net neutrality, and he urged the Federal Communications Commission to reclassify broadband service under Title II of the Telecommunications…
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  • Giving Thanks

    Tyler Vacha
    27 Nov 2014 | 4:29 am
    By Tyler Vacha on November 27, 2014 - 6:29amWe say all the time that small towns and rural areas are special places. We say it so often that it can lose its meaning. What are we really saying when we repeat that line? What is it that makes small towns and rural places special?You know, small towns and rural communities are merely a collection of buildings and open spaces. What makes them special are the people who live there.In the last year, my family and I have lived in two different small towns. Each one was different in its own way. Yet the similarities in the way people acted have been…
  • Colorado Voters Approve Broadband Ballot Measure

    Lucas Nelsen
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:04 am
    By Lucas Nelsen on November 26, 2014 - 12:04pmWhile many of us were celebrating the end of campaign ads after the election, voters in 7 Colorado counties were instead celebrating a victory for access to what has become an essential service: broadband internet.Colorado and 19 other states have laws in place that prevent municipalities from providing broadband internet service. In the case of Colorado and a few others, this law requires that local citizens pass a referendum to allow their municipality to offer internet service. But in many states, these laws totally restrict the ability of…
  • Make the Conservation Stewardship Program Better with Your Comments

    Traci Bruckner
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:56 pm
    By Traci Bruckner on November 25, 2014 - 2:56pmThe US Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) recently published the new rule for the Conservation Stewardship Program. The rule goes into effect immediately, allowing the agency to move forward with program sign-up. Meanwhile it's still open for public comment.Farmers, ranchers, and other stakeholders should take this opportunity to provide feedback to the agency on how best to roll out the Conservation Stewardship Program. The due date for public comments is January 5, 2015. After reviewing the public…
  • Family Farms and Farm to School: Return to the Roots

    Wyatt Fraas
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:07 am
    By Wyatt Fraas on November 24, 2014 - 9:07amFarm to School programs appeared in the mid-1990s with a 3-way focus: fresh, local foods in school menus; agriculture and nutrition education in classrooms; and purchases that support local family farms. Years since have seen these programs grow to include 40,000 schools and 23 million schoolchildren. Federal grant programs now encourage more.However, the focus has slipped from ‘local family farms’ to ‘local food.’ Schools and program administrators alike don’t know the difference between a local factory farm or one run by a family that…
  • Giving Thanks for Unexpected Things

    John Crabtree
    23 Nov 2014 | 10:00 pm
    By John Crabtree on November 24, 2014 - 12:00amThanksgiving is when, as a nation, we give thanks for the important blessings in our lives. For many, that likely includes family, good health, a decent job, and the like. And we should be thankful if we enjoy any or all of those things. For some in our society, however, working hard doesn’t always produce enough income to make ends meet. And many rural and small town Americans depend on something that the rest of us don’t likely think about that often, the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), to help get through some of the tough times. The…
 
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    Blandin on Broadband

  • Twin Cities Dailies Look at Broadband Disparities (and Funding) Around Minnesota

    Ann Treacy
    27 Nov 2014 | 10:27 am
    Happy Thanksgiving! Right this moment I’m thankful for my mobile hotspot, my dad who loves to drive and my sister in Chicago who is cooking everything! And I’m thankful that broadband is making the dailies. There were two articles (one in the Pioneer Press and one in the Star Tribune) that spoke about the disparity in broadband access in Minnesota. The Minneapolis Star Tribune highlighted the Minnesota Broadband Fund and the 40 applications – noting that the applicants’ total request came to $42.2 million. They highlight the investment from private and public resources and hint at…
  • Itasca Student Success: Every student will have access to technology and the skills necessary to use it and achieve goals

    Ann Treacy
    26 Nov 2014 | 11:03 am
    After the Border to Border Blandin conference last week, I was lucky enough to attend a Student Success Community Conversation in Grand Rapids MN. I was helping with using social media as an added dimension at the event. But it also gave me a chance to sit in on a conversation of students and invested adults on technology and students. To back up a little the Student Success conversation is an event hosted by Itasca Area Initiative for Student Success; their goal is to support the success of every child from cradle to career. In light of that goal the created a Pathway to success… The…
  • RS Fiber Broadband Initiative Moving Forward to bring service to rural MInnesota

    Ann Treacy
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:37 pm
    Here’s the latest news from RS Fiber… RS Fiber Broadband Initiative Moving Forward  Bringing High Speed Internet, Television and Phone Services to Portions of Renville & Sibley Counties WINTHROP, Minn. – The RS Fiber Cooperative fiber optic broadband initiative is moving forward.  RS Fiber’s Board of Directors recently endorsed an updated business plan and financing strategy.  RS Fiber representatives presented this information to the Renville- Sibley Joint Powers Board (JPB), which is comprised of representatives from 10 cities and 17 townships in the proposed service…
  • Webinar on Cyberbullying, Sexting, and Social Media Use: What the Research Says

    Ann Treacy
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:55 am
    I know there are a few educators and plenty of parents who read this blog, so I thought I’d share news on the following free webinar… Cyberbullying, Sexting, and Social Media Use: What the Research Says Monday, November 24, 20143:00 PM – 4:00 PM (Eastern Time) Presented by Dr. Elizabeth Englander, Professor of Psychology at Bridgewater State University Most educators know what cyberbullying is, and what sexting is – but how prolific are these behaviors with youth? What are effective and ineffective responses? How are cyberbullying and sexting interconnected? There are…
  • Border to Border Broadband: No Community Left Behind Recap

    Ann Treacy
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:22 am
    The 2014 Minnesota Broadband Conference is done. Whew! It was great to see some faces I hadn’t seen in years – and a few new folks. It’s a bittersweet example of how far we’ve come and how far we have yet to go. We’re still asking “What is Broadband” but we’re also talking about how to get a gig. The digital divide is still there and it’s getting exacerbated by the increasing chasm. We need to continue to work for broadband expansion – deployment and adoption. But we’re getting closer – and I left the conference inspired.
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    The Rural Blog

  • Interactive map shows more details of crude-oil train routes

    26 Nov 2014 | 11:15 am
    Although the oil and gas boom in North Dakota has provided local economies with jobs and assisted the U.S. in becoming a net energy exporter for first time in generations, transporting Bakken Shale crude oil to the few refineries that can process it is putting towns and cities nationwide in danger, Isaiah Thompson writes for ProPublica.Much of North Dakota's oil is transported by rail instead of through pipelines, which are safer. "Using rail networks has saved the oil and gas industry the time and capital it takes to build new pipelines, but the trade-off is greater risk: Researchers…
  • NYT's miscues on Thanksgiving food don't obscure the value of family recipes and sharing them

    26 Nov 2014 | 10:45 am
    Last week The New York Times published Thanksgiving recipes from all 50 states, as well as Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico, after soliciting them from readers.Some submissions were criticized by those who felt they did not properly represent their state's culinary characteristics. "The largest offense seemed to come from Minnesotans, who were given a mixture of grapes and sour cream for their holiday dish, a recipe attributed to an anonymous 'Minnesota-born heiress,'" Smith writes. Linda Holmes of NPR accused the NYT of "fly-over elitism."Lora Smith of Kentucky sent in a…
  • Rural fire departments continue to struggle to find enough firefighters

    26 Nov 2014 | 8:52 am
    Rural fire departments have had difficulty finding rookie firefighters for the last few years, with the number of volunteers dropping 12 percent from 2005 to 2010. The latest report of the problem comes from Flathead County in northwest Montana. "We've got fewer volunteers, and yet the number of calls we get a year have nearly doubled," Somers/Lakeside Fire Chief Dave Hayes told Justin Franz of the Flathead Beacon. "When you show up to a major fire with only five or six people, it's tough to do our job safely."Because of the economic downturn, many people have to work a second job and…
  • Telemedicine may be better for rural veterans with PTSD than visiting a VA clinic

    26 Nov 2014 | 7:37 am
    Military veterans are disproportionately rural, with less ready access to treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder, but telemedicine could help rural veterans with PTSD, according to a study published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry. More than 500,000 veterans have been diagnosed with PTSD, and 66 percent of the veterans covered by the Veterans Health Administration live "closer to a VHA community-based outpatient clinic than they are to a Department of Veterans Affairs medical center," iHealthBeat reports.The researchers wrote in the peer-reviewed journal "that it is not…
  • Restaurant chains, grocery delis, movie theaters are given a year to post calorie counts on menus

    25 Nov 2014 | 2:23 pm
    McDonald's already posts calorie contentIn an effort to combat the country's obesity epidemic, which is worse in rural areas, the Food and Drug Administration issued final regulations Tuesday that will require chains with 20 or more restaurants, movie theaters and pizza parlors to post calorie counts on menus.The rules will have broad implications for public health," Sabrina Tavernise and Stephanie Strom report for The New York Times. "As much as a third of the calories that Americans consume come from outside the home, and many health experts believe that increasingly large portion…
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    Rural Intelligence

  • Recipe: Pork Shoulder Roast -- Food Section -- Recipes

    lisagreencreative@gmail.com
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:10 am
    This week, we asked Jeremy Stanton, owner of The Meat Market in Great Barrington, if we could borrow one of his recipes. It looked like just the thing you’d want to serve at a big holiday dinner, and if anyone knows how to prepare a pork shoulder roast, it would be Jeremy, who also owns Fire Roasted Catering. I thought I’d fill you in on a great, super easy way to roast pork shoulder. Generally considered a braising cut, the shoulder has, in this writer’s opinion, the finest quality pork in the whole animal: the meat is richly marbled, savory and sweet, and the fat — which surrounds…
  • Monet | Kelly Opens At The Clark -- Parties © Openings Section -- Parties

    lisagreencreative@gmail.com
    23 Nov 2014 | 2:20 pm
    Amy Krzanik reports from Williamstown. A large crowd packed the atrium and gallery of the recently redesigned Clark Art Institute on Saturday night, November 22 for the unveiling of the new exhibit Monet | Kelly. The exhibition focuses on the role Claude Monet’s motifs and the sites that inspired his paintings (most notably Belle-Île and Giverny) have played in the work of artist Ellsworth Kelly. Kelly, who helped choose the pieces featured in the exhibit and still creates out of his studio over the border in Spencertown, NY, was on hand to chat with well-wishers. The exhibit runs through…
  • Oenophiles Flock To Support The Warner Theatre -- Parties © Openings Section -- Parties

    lisagreencreative@gmail.com
    23 Nov 2014 | 8:32 am
    Rachel Louchen reports from Torrington. The Warner Theatre’s Annual Wine Tasting kicked off the holiday season on Friday, November 21. A critical fundraiser for the Warner, proceeds raised go not only towards programming theater, music and dance performances, but for arts education as well. The signature event usually sees a large turnout, but this year surpassed any of the previous years’ attendance, with the community coming out to in droves to support the touchstone theater. As vendors poured foreign and domestic wine, delicious food and beverages were provided by local area businesses…
  • The Merchants of Lenox: 69 Church Street -- Style Section -- Shopping

    lisagreencreative@gmail.com
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:16 pm
    By Nichole Dupont On a frigid Saturday, nothing was keeping the shoppers away. Ghost town be damned. And while many were certainly on the hunt for traditional gift items, they were delighted to find fine art nudes, bright, cozy blankets and high-end jodhpurs in the mix. The “complex” at 69 Church Street in Lenox is the new hotspot for entrepreneurs who want to make big things happen and who aren’t afraid to do business a little differently. Although the cluster of new storefronts in old buildings — this is New England, after all — is somewhat distanced from the hub of the town wheel…
  • 10 Holiday Traditions We Love In The RI Region -- Community Section -- News

    lisagreencreative@gmail.com
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:08 am
    By Rachel Louchen The Rural Intelligence region is never short on things to do. But come the holidays, each weekend is packed with festivals, strolls, bazaars, parties and performances that have become beloved traditions. While some of these holiday happenings are fairly new, many of them have been going on for decades and it could hardly be the holiday season without them. Here are some of the most anticipated and celebrated traditions that evoke the holiday spirit year after year. Litchfield CountyPhoto: Lyn Stirnweis Kent Holly Days November 28 – January 4 Kent Holly Days begins with a…
 
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  • Use the most current carpet cleaning marketing strategies to get your company moving forward, and fast!

    Caroline Yates
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:43 am
    If you are going to get started with a new carpet cleaning marketing strategy, the last thing that you want to do is get started with update methods to reach your client base. For example, if you started a marketing plan that was based entirely on print media and fliers, then you would find yourself out of business very quickly because your marketing methods would not work and you would spend all of your revenue on poster paper. This may sound extreme and silly, but there are a lot of ways in which people without knowledge of the field will end up hurting their company in the long term…
  • Only work with industrial construction companies that value safety.

    lincoln Deffenbaugh
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:37 am
    The industrial industry, albeit very impressive, is also one of the most dangerous industries on the planet.  Included in the industrial industry are chemical plants and facilities, petrochemical plants, energy companies, energy distribution companies, and more.  Humans all across the world rely on these industries to provide energy, to provide chemicals that are used in countless products, and to come up with ways to improve existing products (i.e. the use of more plastic in cars to decrease their weight and hence improve their fuel efficiency).  In other words, these industries…
  • Digital healthcare marketing is the new word of mouth.

    Beth
    25 Nov 2014 | 3:40 am
    Why is it that a comprehensive digital marketing campaign is favored over the old school way of marketing which was living in small city and you being the only business like yours, using the yellow pages or just the classic word of mouth approach? Things are a moving and a changing and it’s very important for you to keep up with the times so matter what business you are running. The ways in which people used to market their companies just aren’t happening that way any more. If other people are getting on-line with their marketing then that means you are going to have to do the…
  • Secure Your Business With a Professional Locksmith

    Ashley Johnson
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:29 am
    Your business is important to you. Not only because it provides you and your family with the financial means to do what you need to do, but it also brings you a personal pride and sense of accomplishment on a daily basis. Your employees are like family and you value their hard work and dedication. You trust them to help keep your business running properly and your property secure. However, have you thought about their safety too? Especially when you are away from the office? What about the overall security of your property and tangible material? This is something that owners and managers tend…
  • Learning about stem cell regenerative medicine provides much hope for the future

    Dan
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:12 am
    Today there are many exciting things going on in the field of medicine. With medicine Biologics that can change the way that we think about doing things in the future at the forefront of research it helps to know that there are some promising and exciting things that are going to change to help many people. It is a time where learning about stem cell regenerative medicine can be very important. There are many things that are going to happen and can take place to help many people improve their lives and heal damaged tissue and organs. By being able to learn about stem cell regenerate give…
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  • Forest gains $6.7 million grant

    20 Nov 2014 | 1:35 am
    BLUE RIVER: A long term research program at the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest will continue for another six years, thanks to a $6.7 million grant from the National Science Foundation. The Long-Term Ecological Research Program (LETR) is focused on understanding ecological phenomena that occur over ...
 
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  • Cool will always kill you

    coozledad
    27 Nov 2014 | 8:36 pm
  • Mark Walker’s brother Merle attends Hyco Lake bash

    coozledad
    25 Nov 2014 | 3:53 pm
    Says Merle:”Mark was sorry he couldn’t be here, but he had to compose the musical program for this Sunday’s White Pride Thanksgiving. Let me just tell y’all how grateful I am fer the tailpipe!”
  • cunts win again.

    coozledad
    23 Nov 2014 | 6:49 pm
    It’s sort of the way of cunts. Having all of the money and the stupid. The fear and the racism. When they’re not sucking Mag Thatcher’s dead tits, they’re fucking workhouse boys and killing them. Bad people. Badly made.
  • Another piece of criminal Republican trash

    coozledad
    2 Nov 2014 | 4:33 am
    This is where Republicans usually get their money-through marriage to some family of crooks. We’ve got a bunch of junior McConnells here, just itching to sell America some blow: http://www.thenation.com/article/186689/mitch-mcconnells-freighted-ties-shadowy-shipping-company#
  • Why Larry Yarborough is a racist

    coozledad
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:49 am
    And why he is completely unfit to hold office in NC or anywhere else: http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2014/10/mississippi_the_affordable_care_act_and_racism_the_state_s_failures_are.html# We don’t need that white trash here. Got plenty.
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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,
  • Zombie love cute dolly stitched heart maully sweatshirt

    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

  • Happy Harvest Festival!

    Doug Masson
    27 Nov 2014 | 4:19 am
    This is a re-post of my 2011 Thanksgiving entry which I liked quite a bit. I’ve blogged about this before – 2007, in particular, but in the recent past, I’ve come to learn that the “First Thanksgiving” has only a nodding acquaintance with the mythology we’re taught in school. At the end of the day, it boils down to our country’s harvest festival and, as such, the literal history probably isn’t that important. As I recall the version I learned in school, the Pilgrims left England because they hated religious oppression, they arrived a Plymouth…
  • Eric Turner resigns

    Doug Masson
    26 Nov 2014 | 3:38 am
    A statesman, policy wonk, and dedicated public servant retires. These are sentiments not reflected in this article about the retirement of long time representative Eric Turner or, so far as I’m aware, by anyone else reflecting on the legislative career of Rep. Turner. Tony Cook’s article is entitled “Rep Turner, plagued by scandal, formally resigns.” He announced his intent to retire back in September following a brouhaha involving his efforts to kill legislation behind closed doors that had the potential to cost his family piles of money in the nursing home business.
  • Gov. Pence Seeks to Ennoble Hoosiers by Reducing Food Stamp Benefits

    Doug Masson
    18 Nov 2014 | 4:55 pm
    In another installment from the Economy as Morality Play Department, we have Gov. Pence making the moral case for cutting food stamps. The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration announced last month that beginning in 2015, it would no longer request a waiver to the federal work requirement for certain people who use the SNAP program. Up to 65,000 single Hoosiers could lose food stamp benefits unless they are working 20 hours a week or attending job training. Asked about whether this action targets poor people, Gov. Pence responded “I’m someone that believes there’s nothing…
  • Walgreen gets hammered for $1.4 million for pharmacist privacy violation

    Doug Masson
    17 Nov 2014 | 4:45 pm
    The facts of the case are a mix of pharmacist privacy violation and good old fashioned baby mama drama. The trial happened awhile back, and the Court of Appeals upheld the verdict. Short version of facts: Plaintiff got her birth control filled at Walgreen for years. Peterson was having sex with her off and on. At some point, Peterson starts dating a Walgreen pharmacist named Withers. Plaintiff gets pregnant with Peterson’s kid, and Peterson also contracts herpes. Peterson lets the pharmacist/girlfriend Withers know that he may have exposed her to herpes. Withers goes digging into…
  • State Chamber of Commerce Offers Opinion on Superintendent of Education Position

    Doug Masson
    17 Nov 2014 | 3:39 pm
    The Indiana Chamber of Commerce wants to have the Superintendent of Public Instruction be an appointed position instead of an elected position. The current officeholder, Glenda Ritz, received 1,332,775 votes from the citizens of Indiana. By contrast, Gov. Pence received 1,275,424 votes. (Our incoming Secretary, Treasurer, and Auditor of state all received somewhat less than 800,000 votes.) Superintendent Crouch received that convincing vote total in a surprise upset of the previous occupant, Tony Bennet. If someone like Mr. Bennett had been appointed rather than elected, the citizens of…
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  • Giving Thanks

    Tyler Vacha
    27 Nov 2014 | 4:29 am
    By Tyler Vacha on November 27, 2014 - 6:29amWe say all the time that small towns and rural areas are special places. We say it so often that it can lose its meaning. What are we really saying when we repeat that line? What is it that makes small towns and rural places special?You know, small towns and rural communities are merely a collection of buildings and open spaces. What makes them special are the people who live there.In the last year, my family and I have lived in two different small towns. Each one was different in its own way. Yet the similarities in the way people acted have been…
  • Colorado Voters Approve Broadband Ballot Measure

    Lucas Nelsen
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:04 am
    By Lucas Nelsen on November 26, 2014 - 12:04pmWhile many of us were celebrating the end of campaign ads after the election, voters in 7 Colorado counties were instead celebrating a victory for access to what has become an essential service: broadband internet.Colorado and 19 other states have laws in place that prevent municipalities from providing broadband internet service. In the case of Colorado and a few others, this law requires that local citizens pass a referendum to allow their municipality to offer internet service. But in many states, these laws totally restrict the ability of…
  • Make the Conservation Stewardship Program Better with Your Comments

    Traci Bruckner
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:56 pm
    By Traci Bruckner on November 25, 2014 - 2:56pmThe US Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) recently published the new rule for the Conservation Stewardship Program. The rule goes into effect immediately, allowing the agency to move forward with program sign-up. Meanwhile it's still open for public comment.Farmers, ranchers, and other stakeholders should take this opportunity to provide feedback to the agency on how best to roll out the Conservation Stewardship Program. The due date for public comments is January 5, 2015. After reviewing the public…
  • Family Farms and Farm to School: Return to the Roots

    Wyatt Fraas
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:07 am
    By Wyatt Fraas on November 24, 2014 - 9:07amFarm to School programs appeared in the mid-1990s with a 3-way focus: fresh, local foods in school menus; agriculture and nutrition education in classrooms; and purchases that support local family farms. Years since have seen these programs grow to include 40,000 schools and 23 million schoolchildren. Federal grant programs now encourage more.However, the focus has slipped from ‘local family farms’ to ‘local food.’ Schools and program administrators alike don’t know the difference between a local factory farm or one run by a family that…
  • Giving Thanks for Unexpected Things

    John Crabtree
    23 Nov 2014 | 10:00 pm
    By John Crabtree on November 24, 2014 - 12:00amThanksgiving is when, as a nation, we give thanks for the important blessings in our lives. For many, that likely includes family, good health, a decent job, and the like. And we should be thankful if we enjoy any or all of those things. For some in our society, however, working hard doesn’t always produce enough income to make ends meet. And many rural and small town Americans depend on something that the rest of us don’t likely think about that often, the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), to help get through some of the tough times. The…
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    Bringing Home the Bacon

  • Helping with Harvest

    Holly Michael
    8 Nov 2014 | 2:16 pm
    We are wrapping up harvest on the farm.Morgan and her cousin were excited to help gather up some of the corn left in the field.
  • The Valley Recap: You Owe Me Big Time (S1:E8)

    Holly Michael
    2 Nov 2014 | 7:59 am
    Welcome back to the FINALE! 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 –  Sings on stageChris – Surprisingly bad at Wipe-OutStephanie – Makes up with AllyDonald –  Spits someAlexys –  Exchanges gifts with AllyNathan – UnderestimatesLast episode, Stephanie and Donald flirted at The Beach Waterpark, the cool white kids went to the Dayton Mall, Alexys talked about being bullied in high school.Theme song :…
  • The Valley Recap: “This is Never Going to Matter” (S1:E7)

    Holly Michael
    26 Oct 2014 | 7:21 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 –  Wears a hatChris – Shops for a babyStephanie – Flirts with DonaldDonald – Flirts with StephanieAlexys –  Was bullied in high schoolNathan – Lies to his parentsLast episode, Stephanie gagged at mud volleyball, Alexys continued her drama and Chris met a drag queen.Theme song :  “Do you have what it takes?” To give up on this show before you even finish…
  • 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.
 
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    Wisconsin Office of Rural Health - Clinics

  • National Rural Health Day – Wisconsin Style

    mlradtke
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:02 am
    Content Type: AudioVideoWebinarCategory: Education/TrainingPublic HealthAuthor: mlradtkeAdditional Materials:  nrhd.pdf NRHD Proclamation.pdfAudience: ClinicsCommunitiesHospitalsMed ProvidersPublic HealthDescription: The Wisconsin Office of Rural Health celebrates NRHD by honoring and highlighting the good work in healthcare that is being done in rural Wisconsin. Presenters gave us a look into a "day in the life" in their community.     Presenter: Aaron Dunn, MD is a family medicine doctor in Mineral Point, Wisconsin and is affiliated with…
  • Wisconsin Rural Health Clinic (RHC) Webinar: Billing, Cost Reporting, Reimbursement

    mlradtke
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:14 am
    To find similar items in the Library, click on the tags below.rhcBillingCost-reportingReimbursementRural-Health-ClinicContent Type: AudioWebinarWorkshop/TrainingCategory: Education/TrainingFinancesLegislative/PolicyRegulation/ReimbursementRural Health ClinicsAuthor: kmillerAdditional Materials:  RHC-Bramschreiber 11-18-14.pdfAudience: ClinicsDescription: The RHC Webinar Series includes three timely topics of interest to Wisconsin Rural Health Clinics.  The topic of this webinar is RHC Billing, Cost Reporting, Reimbursement.   Presenter: Jeff…
  • Wisconsin Rural Health Clinic (RHC) Webinar: National Legislative Update

    mlradtke
    17 Nov 2014 | 4:25 am
    To find similar items in the Library, click on the tags below.rhcRural-Health-ClinicLegislativeRegulationsAdvocacyContent Type: AudioWebinarWorkshop/TrainingCategory: Education/TrainingFinancesLegislative/PolicyRegulation/ReimbursementRural Health ClinicsAuthor: kmillerAdditional Materials:  RHC-Finerfrock 11-11-14.pdfAudience: ClinicsDescription: Post-midterm election analysis and update on current and upcoming legislation and judicial decisions and their impact on rural clinics.   Presenter: Bill Finerfrock, Executive Director, National Association of…
  • Rural Health Clinics 101 Educational Webinar

    mlradtke
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:26 am
    Content Type: VideoWebinarWorkshop/TrainingTo find similar items in the Library, click on the tags below.rhcCategory: Education/TrainingFinancesPerformance ImprovementRegulation/ReimbursementRural Health ClinicsAuthor: kmillerAudience: ClinicsDescription: Rural Health Clinics 101 is designed to provide an overview of the Rural Health Clinic (RHC) Program including how to obtain certification, program requirements, Cost-Report submissions, and implications of RHC billing and payment.   Presenter: Wipfli LLP   YouTube Video:   Connect directly to YouTube…
  • Community Paramedic Stakeholder’s Symposium

    mlradtke
    31 Jan 2014 | 4:00 am
    To find similar items in the Library, click on the tags below.community paramedicEMSfrequent userchronic diseasereadmissionsContent Type: Workshop/TrainingCategory: AccessChronic DiseaseEMSFinancesLegislative/PolicyMental HealthPreventionPublic HealthQuality ImprovementRegulation/ReimbursementRural Provider AccessAuthor: kjacobsonAdditional Materials:  CP01-14 History of Contemporary Community Paramedicine.pdf CP01-14 Planning for Community Paramedicine.pdf CP01-14 Community Paramedicine Experience in WI.pdf CP01-14 Agenda.pdf CP01-14 Speaker…
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    The Appleton Blog

  • Summer in Appleton--Wishful Thinking as the Polar Vortex Nears

    Jeff Lindsay
    23 Nov 2014 | 4:55 am
    With the coldness of winter coming soon (yes, I'm bracing for my December return to the Valley!), I'd like to share a few summer memories of Appleton, one of the best places on earth to be in the summer. And still pretty great even in winter.First up is Appleton's downtown summer concerts and other public events. Lots of free entertainment comes to the streets and parks of Appleton in the warmer parts of the year. Here are two photos from a summer concert at Houdini Square.Summer also makes me think of the Fox River, known especially for its ability to flow in the summer, while its icy winter…
  • Aug. 15 Book Signing Party for Lee Mothes of Kaukauna, One of Wisconsin's Leading Artists

    Jeff Lindsay
    2 Aug 2014 | 5:26 pm
    If you were at Appleton's magnificent annual Art in the Park event a few days ago, you might have encountered Lee Mothes, one of Wisconsin's leading artists. His website is OceansAndDreams.com, where you can see many of his works, including some from his highly acclaimed creation of New Island, an imaginary 12,000-square-mile island that has been illustrated in detail by Lee.I'm happy to report that at Appleton's Art in the Park 2014, Lee Mothes was the winner of one of the top 3 prizes, the Best 2D Work for his paintings. You can read the news and see a photo of the happy winners at the…
  • Recent Suggestions for Eating Out

    Jeff Lindsay
    26 Jul 2014 | 6:52 pm
    Friends of mine wanted to celebrate their wedding anniversary. Where to eat in Appleton? I recommended Carmella's, one of my favorites. They tried it and were delighted. A great selection. I'm also impressed with the healthy and flavorful men at the new SAP restaurant, just a few yards away from Carmella's. It also has a fun outdoor section for casual dining. Lots of great local ingredients and healthy items there. Fun place.My biggest recent surprise was a place I had studiously avoided: Golden Corral. Now that it has been remodeled and greatly upgraded, it's a surprising wow in terms of…
  • Dynamic Insights Comes to the Newly Remodeled Equtiable Reserve Association Building

    Jeff Lindsay
    26 Jul 2014 | 6:45 pm
    On July 16, I was fortunate to be able to attend an open house for the new high-powered consulting group, Dynamic Insights. This team of leading professionals in marketing, business development and consumer research are among the first clients in the newly remodeled Equitable Reserve Association building, a historic building in downtown Neenah, right next to the famous City Hall clock tower on Commercial Street.The developer of the building has a bold vision for preserving and enhancing downtown Neenah. It was a pleasure to meet him and learn of his passion for Neenah and his vision for the…
  • Crime Down in Appleton--And It Was Already Pretty Safe

    Jeff Lindsay
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:44 pm
    There have been a few highly publicized episodes of criminal behavior in the Fox Valley in the past year, but in spite of the media frenzy, crime statistics show that Appleton crime is down. That's great news in a community that is already quite a safe place to live. See the April 23, 2014 story at the Post-Crescent, one of the best small-town newspapers in the country.  Some of the statistics showing possible increased criminal activity are due to changes in definitions that now add previously "neglected" crimes like spitting and pushing. From my temporary perch in Shanghai, China, I…
 
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    Fawnskin Flyer

  • Fawnskin Revisited

    GG (Gossip Girl)
    27 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Happy Thanksgiving! So, have you missed me? Believe it or not, some Fawnskin Folks have and since I’ve been asked a number of times to post an update on my progress, I thought I’d oblige. Now and again I visit Fawnskin on the “down low.” A couple of neighbors made sure I have had a place to stay for medical appointments as well as for continued recovery because I am still in that process. My adventures in healing have taken me to a number of places, some good and some not. I’ve had people emerge to share vital healing information with me and have started work on…
  • Happy New Year from Fawnskin

    GG (Gossip Girl)
    31 Dec 2013 | 11:55 pm
    Happy New Year from Fawnskin! GG wanted to wish everyone the best of new beginnings. And speaking of new beginnings, I have decided that I will no longer be updating you with news from Fawnskin. At this time I am focusing on recovering my health after exposure to toxic mold in my former Fawnskin residence. At this time I am not in Fawnskin very often and am not certain just what I will be doing in the near future. You can bet I’ll be writing somewhere but just not here. I think over eight and a half years of posting online updates is enough and am choosing to focus my energies…
  • Happy Christmas from Fawnskin

    GG (Gossip Girl)
    24 Dec 2013 | 6:00 pm
    GG wants to wish you all a Happy Christmas, or Merry Christmas, which ever you prefer. During most holidays “Happy” is followed by the holiday but the phrase “Merry Christmas” is an exception. “Merry” derived from the Old English myrige, originally meant merely “pleasant” rather than joyous or jolly (as in the phrase “merry month of May”). According to Wikipedia, although Christmas has been celebrated since the 4th century AD, the first known usage of any Christmas time greeting, “Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year” was…
  • ChrisMoose Caroling & Other Celebrations

    GG (Gossip Girl)
    17 Dec 2013 | 6:00 am
    ChrisMoose Caroling Join the fun and become a Christmas Caroler with Moose Lodge 2085 and Women of the Moose 359 on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 from 5:30pm until who knows when. The Moose will provide chili, corn bread, salad and dessert to participants but appetizers and other additions are welcomed. Donations for food are also happily accepted. Sweeten Things Up in Fawnskin Sign up to help sweeten things up by heading on down to the Fawnskin Post Office. As always you can feel free to bring down some goodies even if you don’t make it over to fill up the sign up sheet. Treat Days Fire…
  • Beyond Fawnskin

    GG (Gossip Girl)
    10 Dec 2013 | 6:00 am
    So GG is just getting back into the swing of things after the mold move. It was a grueling task and thanks to those who stepped forward to help. Once of the first things I’ve noticed is that when you get out of Fawnskin, it is much easier to get around and people tend to drop in or invite you to visit. The views are to be had outside of the neighborhood since GG is in a “normal” neighbor and surrounded by dwellings. In contrast to the party perch, I have to walk a little to see what is happening with both wildlife and weather. But in my neighborhood here on the North Shore,…
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    Great Plains Communications Blog

  • It Came Upon a Midnight Scam: Make sure you are Protected this Cyber Monday

    GreatPlainsComm
    27 Nov 2014 | 1:00 pm
    People most often associate chaos and risk with Black Friday and not so much Cyber Monday. They picture themselves snuggled up on the couch in their living room with their laptop and a hot mug of coffee, enjoying the sales in the safety of their own homes. What people don’t understand is that all Cyber Monday has done is taken the craziness of Black Friday and opened it up to the World Wide Web. Great Plains Communications wants to provide you with reminders and tips on what to watch for, to assure your safety. Cyber Monday is the largest online shopping day of the year, which makes it the…
  • Make it a Family Affair this Thanksgiving

    GreatPlainsComm
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:54 pm
    Thanksgiving is a holiday enriched with unique traditions. Does your family travel each year, packing up the car and heading to grandma’s house? Do you always make a special side dish that turkey wouldn’t taste the same without? No matter if you remember the day through memories of overeating and a mid-afternoon nap or tossing a football through the biting November wind, Thanksgiving is a time to revel in the things we have and the people we have to enjoy them with. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, Great Plains Communications wants to share a couple crafts to get the kids…
  • Mysteries of “The Cloud”?

    GreatPlainsComm
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:56 pm
    What is “the cloud”? Most people think of it as a technological mystery, an untouchable place, a visible mass of condensed water vapor floating in the atmosphere. No matter how you visualize “the cloud” in your mind, Great Plains Communications wants to share some information on not only what it is, but what you can do with “the cloud”. For starters, your files are NOT literally being sent up into the sky. “The cloud” refers to a process called cloud computing, which is simply the method in which files are transported from a computer, smartphone or tablet to physical servers,…
  • The Importance of Landline Telephones this Winter

    GreatPlainsComm
    18 Nov 2014 | 12:55 pm
    Gloves: check. Scarf: check. Hat: check. Landline telephone: check? Most people don’t think about a landline when thinking about weather safety precautions. You’re probably thinking, “Well I have my cell phone, why would I need a landline?” We don’t blame you. Cell phones are great on the go and bring some of the best technology right to your fingertips. What most people don’t know is that cellular towers are not required to provide backup power. So, when we get hit with a Midwestern blizzard your cellphone may not work through a power outage. Great Plains Communications wants to…
  • Tips on Boosting Your Wi-Fi

    GreatPlainsComm
    13 Nov 2014 | 1:04 pm
    We have come a long way from sitting down and writing a letter to a friend when we want to chat. Even the number of telephone calls are rapidly decreasing. Now-a-days, we connect through Wi-Fi. Gone away is the physical aspect of communication; instead we open a laptop, grab a tablet, or press some buttons on a smartphone. Without Wi-Fi, those actions would get us nowhere, and when our Wi-Fi starts to lag we get upset. Before you jump to blaming your Internet provider or electronic device, Great Plains Communications has some ways to ensure that your personal Wi-Fi is working at maximum…
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    From Scratch Magazine

  • Poison Free Flea Control

    Steven Jones
    27 Nov 2014 | 4:03 am
    Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in an issue of From Scratch magazine. It was written by Cassie Langstraat. Why do fleas have such a scary reputation? They are half the size of regular flies, and they can’t even fly. Yet they cause twice the fear. I’d say most of it has to do with that good ol’ thing we call history. You know, that thing that happened a long time ago. I think it was called the plague or something? Everyone always associates these darn fleas with these massive outbreaks of disease. Yes they did contribute to the spreading of these diseases,…
  • The Herbarium

    Melissa
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:58 pm
    The Herbal Academy of New England has launched an amazing new resource that you MUST take advantage of! “Inside these digital walls, weve transformed the traditional herbarium, a collection of dried plants used as reference, to share herbal experiences, discoveries, and lessons through beautiful visuals. You will find complete and constantly updated herbal monographs, photographs, thoughtful articles, and educational podcasts, videos, tutorials, and teaching charts. As part of The Herbarium community, you will have all of these resources right at your fingertips, enriching your…
  • Winterize your garden beds

    Steven Jones
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:06 pm
    If you haven’t already, now’s the time to get your garden beds all tucked in for winter. Here’s our methods for winterizing your garden bed. If you follow these tips, your beds will be all ready for planting at the beginning of the spring and hopefully weed free. Clean it up If you’re like us, it’s easy for weeds to overtake a bed at the end of Summer/beginning of Fall. After your harvest comes in, you might be tempted to get a little lazy. If so, now’s the time to get out there and clean that thing out. Removing weeds now will be a little easier, since…
  • Tres Leches Cupcake recipe

    Steven Jones
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:30 pm
    If you were lucky enough to attend the Sustainable Agriculture blog this year, then you probably enjoyed some really great cupcakes: Tres Leches Cupcakes. The cupcakes were made with ingredients sourced from local farms and the care involved in raising the crops, milking the cows and putting them all together to make these cupcakes showed in the end result. The Carolina Farm Stewardship Association managed to pry the recipe from the head pastry chef at the host hotel, Kirsten Martin. Here it is! (This recipe orginally appeared on the CFSA blog, the Sweet Potato. Click here to read it, along…
  • Got Butternut Squash? Try this soup recipe

    Steven Jones
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:08 pm
    Editor’s note: This recipe first appeared in the Oct/Nov issue of From Scratch magazine. It was submitted to us by Renee Henry. Read more from that issue here. Check out the latest issue of From Scratch for more great recipes and ideas.  Butternut Squash Soup: Ingredients 3 pounds butternut squash, peeled and cubed 2 cups carrots, peeled and chopped 1/2 onion chopped 1-2 cloves garlic chopped 1 apple peeled and chopped 2-1/2 cups chicken broth 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp ground ginger 1/2 tsp cinnamon Water (if needed as vegetables cook down) 1 cup heavy whipping cream Directions Add all…
 
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