It was family reunion time again. This year, instead of a large luxurious house facing the ocean on the outer banks — a house filled with electronic options — we went camping.
We live in a fast-paced world. What trends today is not necessarily what will trend tomorrow. When purchasing electronics, a customer knows that by the time the transaction is complete, the package taken home and opened, and the power button pushed, someone is working on a model to replace what he just purchased.
National 4-H Week begins today. The celebration kicks off the first full week of October each year, and it is estimated that more than 6 million youth across the country will participate in the celebrations, which will wrap up Oct. 11.
Efforts in our community over the last several weeks to build community and understanding have caused me to reflect on a cartoon my father kept under the glass covering of his desktop in his office as long as I can remember. It depicted two mules tied together at the neck and two stacks of hay.
From tall fescue care to bulb planting to pansy installation to vegetable garden cleanup, there is much to do in the garden this time of year. But one of the most satisfying things you can do is to plant a new tree or shrub.
Today I write from my heart; I am saddened by the troubles that appear to plague the land — murder, suicide, families at crisis, poverty, hopelessness and despair. I am then reminded and comforted in knowing many of the events we have witnessed have to come to pass in order to fulfill the scriptures.
Now is the time to take action on all those plans made during the summer to get the most growth possible during the fall growing season for cool season grasses — fescue and orchardgrass to be specific. We can throw in clovers and other cool season forages as well.
My Dad was diagnosed with multiple inoperable brain tumors April 9 and entered his rest in Jesus on Aug. 12. One moment he was lying in a hospital bed in a body that no longer functioned as it was designed; the next moment, he was standing in the presence of the living God. Rest in Jesus.
How you treat your children and the behaviors you model are the first and most impressionable ways your children learn to interact socially and academically.
The 4-H summer in Vance County has been one to remember. Youth had the chance to be involved in many fun and educational activities while their minds took a break from the school year. Our office served more than 100 youth through our programs.