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Editor’s note: Kelly R. Jackson takes questions called into his phone recently at the Christian County Extension Office and answers them in the Garden Corner column.

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The first hummingbird landed and partook of the sugar water at 2:30 p.m. April 16 — one day late. We think they may have been delayed by the heavy rains in Texas.

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Many years ago, Fairleigh C. Woods started her career with the old Bell Telephone Co. in the Edgoten community, which is now Oak Grove, and she later moved to Trenton and several other places. She last worked in Sharon Grove and retired after 27 years with the telephone company. During that …

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A friend recently asked me if Bill Hinton had died. Sadly, I had to tell them Bill died a year ago on April 8. He was a man of many accomplishments, mostly in the field of music and teaching, but probably most of all in the Masonic Lodge.

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One of my dearest friends, Melissa Larimore, and her husband, Tommy, have done the nicest thing that I think anyone could do for me. Their fourth child was born about two weeks ago, and they named him Dudley for me.

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It seems when Easter comes in March, there is always bad weather. Although we had a lot of nice days earlier in the week, it is supposed to be rainy and colder on Easter Day and that’s not good for wearing Easter finery. It’s also not too nice for egg hunts, but maybe some of those will happ…

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A magazine published by the Liberty County (Georgia) Chamber of Commerce recently carried a story, “Standing the Test of Time,” featuring the love of Bill and Betty Grugin. They were married just short of 60 years.

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When we lived on the farm about 70 years ago, there was a big old lock on the front door with an old-fashioned key that nobody could find. The door was never locked.

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I don’t remember a time when there wasn’t a brightly lit Ferrell’s on Main Street across from the Cayce-Yost Department Store. Of course, I was only 2 years old when it opened in 1936. Little did we know that it was going to have an international reputation with its hamburgers and breakfast …

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I hate snow. You’ll never find me walking downtown early in the morning like Jennifer Brown did after a big storm last year and swore she enjoyed it although she was about the only person out.

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I knew Dr. Dennis Swain as a man who never raised his voice and was always in a good humor. His wife, Susan, laughed when I told her that. She said that if circumstances were right, he could raise his voice but he was mostly a good-natured person.

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The basket that I started with is now full to the brim with Christmas cards and get well cards, and it made me sad that this was the first time I had not sent out Christmas cards. But I was sick and Russell had too much to do, so I let it go this year.

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Editor’s Note: For several years, the following column has been published each year at Christmas.

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You never know what you are going to find in an old storage building when you start going through the things that were your parents. All of the sudden, you find something you saw as a little child and barely gave any attention.

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Many readers of this column have been interested in the things I write about the critters around my home. But as of now, there are hardly any critters to be seen. And I have little to write about them, so I actually feel quite lonely out here without them. However, if you, the reader, have a…

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I felt guilty when I got a recent newsletter from Brittany May of Todd County. It seems that she has compassion and a dream of solving the feral cat problem in Todd County. I cannot say the same for myself. I just got rid of a cat and have no more compassion for feral cats because I was bitt…

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We’ll have a quiet Thanksgiving this year without a lot of family at our house, and we’ll probably eat at the Holiday Inn. But in thinking about the holiday, I called some people to ask if their Thanksgiving will be traditional — and I was surprised to learn that two people are not at all tr…

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The late great New Era editor and publisher Joe Dorris once wrote a column about outhouses. The column went wild, and he ended up being known as the “Outhouse Editor.” A parade was held downtown for him, and a manhole cover was made in his honor and installed at Ninth and Main streets. But t…

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Some of my readers have said they missed my column the last two weeks and most of them were missing information about my critters.

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What would I do without the readers? They so often give me interesting things to write about, and such has recently been the case.

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It was a very special day recently when Kentucky New Era publisher Taylor Hayes, Chuck Henderson, president, and Sheryl Ellis, business manager, invited me to accompany them to Fort Campbell for the 2015 induction ceremony for the “Champions of Fort Campbell.”

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There’s more than one way to kill carpenter bees when they attack your property and cause damage, but retired educator Betty Adams has come up with not only an apparently easy way to get rid of them, but best of all, it can be done at no cost.

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It’s funny to me that while I keep having nothing but trouble — including being bitten — others have these nice kitty cats that are, although independent as are all cats, loving and entertaining.

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Our friend Clyde Martin wasn’t smiling a lot when within months last year he lost two of his buddies, Chico and Eddie.

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Last Sunday was one of the happiest days of our life. Many friends attended a reception to mark our Golden Wedding Anniversary.

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Do just I, who suffers from a lack of patience, have a host of pet peeves, or is it something that everyone claims to have?

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Early in the 20th century, a young Lloyd Lancaster left his family and home in Trigg County to build a life in New York City, where he was employed by the New York Central Railroad.

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A South Christian couple has received special attention from a very special neighbor during the recent winter storm.

Inquiring Reporter

Author Name: Mary D. Ferguson

Mary D. Ferguson is a staff writer and columnist for the Kentucky New Era. Her column runs every Friday. .

Phone: 270-887-3230

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In Plain Sight

Author Name: Jim Coursey

James B. Coursey is a contributing columnist for the Kentucky New Era, with Christian County Historian William T. Turner. This column runs each month in the Living section. He can be reached at jbcourseydesign@aol.com.

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Ducks in a Row

Kentucky New Era columnist

Author Name: BETSY BOND

BETSY BOND is a professional organizer/consultant from Hopkinsville. Her column runs the fourth Thursday of the month. For more information, check out her Web Site at www.thats-neat.com or call 270-439-7080..

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What's on the menu

Author Name: Margaret Prim

Margaret Prim runs a clothing business from her Hopkinsville home and enjoys entertaining for friends and family. Her column runs the first Wednesday of every month. If you have questions or comments about her column, email them to living@kentuckynewera.com.

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Editor’s note: Kelly R. Jackson takes questions called into his phone recently at the Christian County Extension Office and answers them in the Garden Corner column.

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The first hummingbird landed and partook of the sugar water at 2:30 p.m. April 16 — one day late. We think they may have been delayed by the heavy rains in Texas.

  • 0

Many years ago, Fairleigh C. Woods started her career with the old Bell Telephone Co. in the Edgoten community, which is now Oak Grove, and she later moved to Trenton and several other places. She last worked in Sharon Grove and retired after 27 years with the telephone company. During that …

  • 0

A friend recently asked me if Bill Hinton had died. Sadly, I had to tell them Bill died a year ago on April 8. He was a man of many accomplishments, mostly in the field of music and teaching, but probably most of all in the Masonic Lodge.

  • 0

One of my dearest friends, Melissa Larimore, and her husband, Tommy, have done the nicest thing that I think anyone could do for me. Their fourth child was born about two weeks ago, and they named him Dudley for me.

  • 0

It seems when Easter comes in March, there is always bad weather. Although we had a lot of nice days earlier in the week, it is supposed to be rainy and colder on Easter Day and that’s not good for wearing Easter finery. It’s also not too nice for egg hunts, but maybe some of those will happ…

featured
  • 0

A magazine published by the Liberty County (Georgia) Chamber of Commerce recently carried a story, “Standing the Test of Time,” featuring the love of Bill and Betty Grugin. They were married just short of 60 years.

  • 0

When we lived on the farm about 70 years ago, there was a big old lock on the front door with an old-fashioned key that nobody could find. The door was never locked.

  • 0

I don’t remember a time when there wasn’t a brightly lit Ferrell’s on Main Street across from the Cayce-Yost Department Store. Of course, I was only 2 years old when it opened in 1936. Little did we know that it was going to have an international reputation with its hamburgers and breakfast …

  • 0

I hate snow. You’ll never find me walking downtown early in the morning like Jennifer Brown did after a big storm last year and swore she enjoyed it although she was about the only person out.

  • 0

I knew Dr. Dennis Swain as a man who never raised his voice and was always in a good humor. His wife, Susan, laughed when I told her that. She said that if circumstances were right, he could raise his voice but he was mostly a good-natured person.

  • 0

The basket that I started with is now full to the brim with Christmas cards and get well cards, and it made me sad that this was the first time I had not sent out Christmas cards. But I was sick and Russell had too much to do, so I let it go this year.

  • 0

Editor’s Note: For several years, the following column has been published each year at Christmas.

featured
  • 0

You never know what you are going to find in an old storage building when you start going through the things that were your parents. All of the sudden, you find something you saw as a little child and barely gave any attention.

  • 0

Many readers of this column have been interested in the things I write about the critters around my home. But as of now, there are hardly any critters to be seen. And I have little to write about them, so I actually feel quite lonely out here without them. However, if you, the reader, have a…

  • 0

I felt guilty when I got a recent newsletter from Brittany May of Todd County. It seems that she has compassion and a dream of solving the feral cat problem in Todd County. I cannot say the same for myself. I just got rid of a cat and have no more compassion for feral cats because I was bitt…

  • 0

We’ll have a quiet Thanksgiving this year without a lot of family at our house, and we’ll probably eat at the Holiday Inn. But in thinking about the holiday, I called some people to ask if their Thanksgiving will be traditional — and I was surprised to learn that two people are not at all tr…

featured
  • 0

The late great New Era editor and publisher Joe Dorris once wrote a column about outhouses. The column went wild, and he ended up being known as the “Outhouse Editor.” A parade was held downtown for him, and a manhole cover was made in his honor and installed at Ninth and Main streets. But t…

  • 0

Some of my readers have said they missed my column the last two weeks and most of them were missing information about my critters.

featured
  • 0

What would I do without the readers? They so often give me interesting things to write about, and such has recently been the case.

featured
  • 0

It was a very special day recently when Kentucky New Era publisher Taylor Hayes, Chuck Henderson, president, and Sheryl Ellis, business manager, invited me to accompany them to Fort Campbell for the 2015 induction ceremony for the “Champions of Fort Campbell.”

featured
  • 0

There’s more than one way to kill carpenter bees when they attack your property and cause damage, but retired educator Betty Adams has come up with not only an apparently easy way to get rid of them, but best of all, it can be done at no cost.

  • 0

It’s funny to me that while I keep having nothing but trouble — including being bitten — others have these nice kitty cats that are, although independent as are all cats, loving and entertaining.

  • 0

Our friend Clyde Martin wasn’t smiling a lot when within months last year he lost two of his buddies, Chico and Eddie.

  • 0

Last Sunday was one of the happiest days of our life. Many friends attended a reception to mark our Golden Wedding Anniversary.

  • 0

Do just I, who suffers from a lack of patience, have a host of pet peeves, or is it something that everyone claims to have?

  • 0

Early in the 20th century, a young Lloyd Lancaster left his family and home in Trigg County to build a life in New York City, where he was employed by the New York Central Railroad.

  • 0

A South Christian couple has received special attention from a very special neighbor during the recent winter storm.

Garden Corner

Author Name: Kelly R. Jackson

Kelly R. Jackson is the Christian County Extension Agent for horticulture. He can be reached at 270-886-6328 or visit Christian County Horticulture online at www.christiancountyextension.com.

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Marsha Parker

Author Name: Marsha O. Parker

Marsha O. Parker is the Christian County extension agent for family and consumer sciences. She can be reached at 270-886-6328.

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