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Follow your dream

By the time you read this, I will be in Costa Rica working on one more dream. Jimmy New from Russell has a winter home there and has invited me to come visit for a few days. Jimmy knows fishing down there and thinks we will have the opportunity to catch a sail fish on a fly rod. That is a wild dream that very few of us flat landers can even imagine.

February 12, 2018 | Dr. Dan Witt | Local Life

Prevent static electricity fires at gas pumps

What common activity exposes a person to the explosive power of 26 sticks of dynamite?

February 10, 2018 | Linda K. Beech | Local Life

Program opportunities abound in Cottonwood District

Last week we heard the "State of the Union" address. While I do not intend to ever talk politics in my column space I do want to share some of the positive things that are happening in the Cottonwood Extension District. Perhaps you will see something that piques your interest and gives you a reason to call our office to sign up as a participant.

February 10, 2018 | Donna Krug | Local Life

A goal to de-clutter

I have been on a cleaning binge. It's not a dust and scrub binge. It's a "get rid of clutter" attempt. This is the time of year to do it, when we are trapped inside.

February 10, 2018 | Judi Tabler | Local Life

Extension estate planning workshops for families

Planning for the future is vital for families who want to preserve assets for the next generation. Learning about the estate planning process and taking steps now can help to keep those hard-earned assets in the family that worked so hard to attain them.

February 10, 2018 | Linda K. Beech | Local Life

Be waist and wallet wise

"It costs too much to eat healthy food!"

January 27, 2018 | Linda K. Beech | Local Life

Life in the trenches

Well, everyone. Here we are in the middle of a tough time. We at our house are walking through a valley.

January 27, 2018 | Judi Tabler | Local Life

Wetland Explorer: World Wetlands Day

When it comes to worldwide celebrations, there's one coming up that you might not be familiar with. Every year on Feb. 2, nature lovers around the planet take time to appreciate an amazing natural resource: wetlands! The Ramsar Convention organizes World Wetlands Day, and local groups work to promote understanding and appreciation of this very special natural resource.

January 27, 2018 | Jean Aycock, KWEC Educator | Local Life

Lilly’s predicament

Lilly has a problem. She lives in Lake Quivira (in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area) with my friends Mike and Giovanna. That is the good news. She is a well-bred English Setter with all the heart and eager enthusiasm you would expect from a lady with her pedigree. She wants to hunt. She wants to hunt a lot more than she wants to retrieve, but that is another story. She can run like the wind, stop on a dime, and point the birds. She is absolutely beautiful when she does all of this. Her problem is access to birds. She ...

January 27, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local Life

Cooking under pressure is a popular topic

If you received an electric pressure cooker for Christmas or are thinking about getting one, read on for information about an upcoming program. There is certainly a lot of hype about these appliances that come in a variety of sizes and can be programmed to complete many different functions. The standard size is a 6-quart capacity that can be programmed to be a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, yogurt maker, egg cooker, saute', steamer, warmer and even sterilizer.

January 22, 2018 | Donna Krug | Local Life

K-State Extension estate planning workshops scheduled

Most of us work our entire lives providing for our families - food, shelter, values, tradition, and if we are lucky, possibly a family business or farm. While we hope we will be able to pass that heritage on, those very things we treasure - that family business or that land that has been in the family for generations - may not be guaranteed for the next generation unless we do things now to preserve it.

January 22, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local Life

A Woman’s View

I cannot help it! It is driving me crazy. It's not going to go away. In fact, I don't want "it" to go away, ever. But, it is such a nuisance.

January 13, 2018 | Judi Tabler | Local Life

Extension program on Small Steps To Health And Wealth offered

Every New Year, millions of Americans resolve to become healthier (exercise more, lose weight, etc.) and wealthier (increase savings, reduce debt, etc.) Many of us are looking for a way to do BOTH – live healthy lives and also achieve financial security. Almost everyone can do something to improve their health and finances, and both can be improved by small, intentional steps.

January 13, 2018 | Linda K. Beech | Local Life

Workshops on farmers markets planned

As I am writing this column, temperatures are dropping again and snow is predicted. While we need the moisture desperately, it seems a little early to talk about fresh garden produce and farmers' markets. Yet that is exactly what I want to do today. I am happy to share information about a Regional Workshop for Farmers' Market vendors that is just around the corner.

January 13, 2018 | Donna Krug | Local Life

Kansas Native Sons and Daughters celebrate 100th anniversary with annual awards banquet

Native Sons and Daughters of Kansas is an organization, for all Kansans, formed to preserve Kansas history, show loyalty to Kansas traditions, encourage the ideals of patriotism in youth, and honor outstanding citizens. Annual Dinner and Awards will be presented on Friday, Jan. 26 and will celebrate the 2018 honorees.

January 13, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local Life

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Warm weather makes me 'think about salad'

When the temperature warms up outside our meal planning may include dishes that are lighter and don't heat up the kitchen. Often that means ...

May 14, 2018 | Donna Krug | Local Life

Donate Safe and Nutritious Food for National Food Drive

Editor's note: Although Linda Beech is writing here about an event that has already occurred, Great Bend Postmaster Travis Trendel said people who were ...

May 12, 2018 | Linda K. Beech | Local Life

Linda Beech honored at retirement reception

The Cottonwood Extension District invites the public to a retirement reception in honor of Linda Beech as she retires after 39 years of dedicated service ...

May 12, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local Life

Marsh Musings

Not THAT Donald - Donald Duck has vacated the premises! As we watch the processes of the great migration, this is the time when ducks leave ...

May 12, 2018 | Dr. Dan Witt | Local Life

Take Measures To Keep Ticks Off

PRATT - No one likes ticks. They crawl on us, bury their mouth parts in our skin and they suck our blood. What's to like ...

May 12, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local Life

Diplodia Tip Blight on Pines

The last couple of weeks I have received a number of calls about pine trees having dead branches and/or an unusual amount of brown ...

May 12, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local Life

Help for our children

School is almost out for the year.

May 12, 2018 | Judi Tabler | Local Life


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