Today's Features

    Owen Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources

    It’s that time of year when we get more thunderstorms. Weather patterns are more active, and storms thrive with the moisture and rapidly rising warm air that is very common during the transition to warmer seasons.

  • There is a new face at the Owen County Cooperative Extension Office this summer. Ashley Craigmyle, a resident of neighboring Henry County, began her 12-week internship with the Owen County 4-H Program May 23. She will work through the summer until mid-August.

  • Delbert and Charlotte Howard are celebrating their 55th wedding anniversary with their family. The Gratz Road, Squiresville Road area has been their home for all of their married life. They have three children, two grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and five step great-grandchildren.

  • John and Margie Porter will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary tomorrow. They were married June 9, 1956 in Wiesbaden, Germany.

  • “Certainly no bread in America has been more popular over a longer time than baking powder biscuits. In fact, in many homes they were baked three times a day in great quantities, and were eaten hot, with butter and honey or preserves, along with every meal.” James Beard, 1881.

  • The sun is shining and the first week of June has slipped by me while I wasn’t looking.

    Fay said they finally got some garden planted, as did Billy Ballenger. Tomatoes and corn will be a little late this year. The weatherman said no rain this week so they were headed for the hay field this morning, as are most of the farmers in this area.

  • Cedar Hill Baptist Church

    We were greatly blessed Sunday as Linda led our music and sang a special with MiKayla.

    Also, appreciate testimonies shared by Linda and Glenna.  It is great to be bold in sharing how God has worked and is working in our lives.  Bro. Bill’s message was from Exodus 2:1-10 entitled “An Example for Today.”  It focused on what to do when we’ve done all we can do.

    Sunday evening we watched movie “Risen” and then celebrated Glenna’s birthday.

  • I love yoga – pants.

    Soft, comfy and forgiving. They’re great to wear around the house or to bed. They’re especially great to wear before, during and after you stop at the store and bring home a vanilla creme bundt cake and maybe slice into it one or 12 times too many.

    Not that I’ve ever done that, but if I do, I’ve got the perfect pants for it.

    Yoga itself I don’t know well enough to love. I love the idea of it, of wearing the clothes and being in a space that’s usually beautifully lit and serene.

  • You know you’re getting old when you skip the health foods because you realize you need all the preservatives you can get.

    You know you’re getting old when, if you fall, you wonder what else you can do while you’re down there.

    You know you’re getting old when you come to realize time may be a great healer, but it’s a lousy beautician.

    I’m not sure who authored those lines, but I found them quite amusing. They also got me thinking about what the Bible says about the aging process.

    Weekend Gardener

    I have a very small arsenal of insecticides and what I do have are considered bio-insecticides. Bio-insecticides are derived from naturally occurring microorganisms like bacterium. They also include plant oils and compounds (like neem oil which acts as both an insecticide and fungicide), viruses and protozoa. When we use a bio-insecticide we are essentially using nature to eat nature.