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Forestry Update 5-10

By Gary Allen Burns, consulting forester Stressed pine trees are particularly susceptible to attack from Ips bark beetles. They attack weak branches, and in healthy trees, the attack is confined to the branch. The beetles...

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FORESTRY UPDATE 5-3

By Gary Allen Burns Southern pine beetles (SPB) attack trees stressed by drought or other factors. They can overwhelm trees and kill large patches of timber. Pitch tubes develop where the beetles tunnel into the bark. These...

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SUNNY THOUGHTS FROM SUNSET 5-3

By Vance Drum We had a special guest preacher on Sunday at Sunset.  Our good friend John Morgan, retired school teacher from Kennard, brought a message about trees called “Taprooting,” from Psalm 1:3:  The blessed man “is like a...

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Houston County Lake Report 5-3

76F surface water temperature, water stained in color, and at normal level. Fair bass to 4 pounds 5 ounces on artificial worms near piers and humps mid-lake, and spinner baits near the pump station on the east end of the lake....

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EVER WONDER: Fairy Tales

By Jacque Scott Fairy Tales I grew up loving ‘fairy tales’. The Brothers Grimm tales were my favorites. I find that today’s mothers don’t read fairy tales to their little ones like my mother read to me. Parents and educators...

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Weekly Bible Commentary 4-29

By Wes Woodard Genesis 39 – “Joseph Is Blessed by God in Egypt”  First, in Potiphar’s house Joseph worked his way up to “Controller of all Potiphar Owned.”  Secondly, after being falsely accused of a sexual crime (Sound...

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Sunny Thoughts from Sunset 4-26

By Vance Drum On Sunday, the Sunset pastor continued our theme, “Drawing Near to God,” with a message, “Prayer and … Fasting?” The text was from Jesus’ words in Matthew 6:16: “When you fast….” Did you ever read anything in the...

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EVER WONDER: Eating Utensils

By Jacque Scott Ever wonder why or how eating utensils or knives, forks and spoons came to be? For tens of thousands of years, people usually ate like savages, grabbing foods with their hands and tearing hunks of meat off the...

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Weekly Bible Commentary 4-22

By Wes Woodard Genesis 37 – “Joseph Sold into Slavery” Jacob (Israel) sent Joseph to check on his brothers. When he found them they plotted against him and threw him into a shallow pit (hole). Then a caravan of Ishmaelites...

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