Your garden will spring to life when you recycle this valuable residue Ashes produced by wood-burning fireplaces or stoves are an excellent example of the idiom “don’t throw out the baby with the bathwater,” says University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein. “When collected and spread on the garden, they are an excellent and free
ECS PERFORMS ‘IN GOD WE TRUST’ – El Dorado Christian School students, Preschool through 6th grade, performed “In God We Trust” written by Chris and Diane Machen on Tuesday evening, March 6. The cast and choir worked several weeks preparing for the big night. Music teacher, Mrs. Elle Biron directed her actors as they
Communities, schools, farmers and food producers, public health workers and University of Missouri Extension are all working together in Southwest Missouri to implement Farm to School programs. “Farm to school programs work to improve the connection communities have to fresh, local food, and local food producers,” said Dr. Pam Duitsman, nutrition and health education specialist
I am looking forward to our outdoorsman’s swap meet this coming Saturday, and hope to meet and talk with many of the readers of this column. If you want to get more information about it, call my office number at the end of this column. It is disappointing to write a column about what is
Fitness is central to your well-being and ability to enjoy life to the fullest, however it’s easy to get stuck in a rut. How do you find new interest and motivation so you’re ready to maximize the warm weather months? Dan Gaz, physical activity and assessment program manager at the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program,
Care Connection for Aging Services is emphasizing options for seniors who need transportation to medical appointments and to its centers for meals and activities. The agency offers transportation to senior centers, shopping and medical services through OATS transit buses, which operate according to routes. The agency also has a “Consumer-Directed Transportation” option for medical appointments.
Most of us who are aging hope to live comfortably and self-sufficiently at home well into our golden years. And, of course, we wish the same for our parents. The good news is advancements in healthcare and other technology are increasingly allowing aging Americans to live longer at home. The bad news is many are
Deficiencies of Vitamin D are common according to Pam Duitsman, nutrition and health specialist with University of Missouri Extension. “Most folks are aware that this fat-soluble vitamin works with calcium to help maintain and build strong bones,” said Duitsman. “While that is true, vitamin D is actually a hormone that study after study shows is
There are 18.8 million veterans in the U.S., according to the most recent U.S. Census. More than 9 million are seeking treatment at their local U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs medical center, and more than 39,000 are homeless on any given night, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. There are many
Anna (Hlavacek) Barker is turning 90 years young Sunday, March 25. She is going strong and enjoying life. Send her a birthday card to: Anna Barker, 1604 Lexington, Pleasant Hill, MO 64080.