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  • Gardening can be a little daunting for beginners who have little or no experience planting flowers or vegetables. But gardening need not be so intimidating, especially for those beginners who adhere to the following tips aimed at helping novice gardeners start their gardens off on the right foot.

  • Creating a beautiful and bountiful garden is a popular pastime for people all across the country. It is important to keep in mind that aesthetically appealing plants may be appetizing to area wildlife, including deer. Those who do not want their gardens to turn into all-you-can-eat buffets for deer, rabbits and other wild animals can take a more proactive approach to gardening.

  • Gardening is often described as a relaxing and beneficial hobby regardless of a person’s age. While time outdoors in the garden can prove calming and enjoyable, there is a dark side to gardening as well. Namely the injuries that may result from various activities.
    According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, emergency rooms in the United States treat more than 400,000 outdoor garden-tool-related injuries each year. Additionally, the American Society for Surgery of the Hand has issued warnings that caution gardeners about hand-related injuries.

  • By Anna Downey

    Certain types of fat are essential for good health, while others can raise blood cholesterol and have negative effects on cardiovascular health. Fat should not be taken out of a diet completely, but choosing the right fat can be difficult. It is important to understand the differences in order to make heart healthy decisions.  

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  • The Lebanon Kiwanis Club is having its 2013 Auction Sunday, March 3, 2013, starting at 1 p.m. on Channel 6 TV and 100.9 WLSK FM.
    The club relies on the contributions of civic minded individuals and companies to gather items for the auction. Letters are being mailed to those who have helped us in the past, and soon, Kiwanis Club members will make personal calls on the community to gather this years auction items.

  • Kids from the local Modern Woodmen of America Youth Service Club recently worked together to raise funds to help their community. As part of the organization’s Matching Fund Program, the kids had a bake sale. The project raised $500 to benefit the West Marion Senior Citizens.
    Modern Woodmen matches money raised by the club to $500, so the local club’s donation totaled $1,000.

  • Starting Jan. 23, you can add a symbol that stands for hope and generosity on something you carry with you everywhere: your driver’s license. Like Indiana, Ohio and several other states, Kentuckians will soon have the option to have an organ donor heart printed on their license.

  • Beginning Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2013, your local Community Action office is assisting families of low-income with the LIHEAP Crisis program.
    To be eligible for Crisis funds you must be in a heating crisis. You must have a past due/disconnect notice from the electric or natural gas company, or be out of bulk fuel within four days if using propane, fuel oil or kerosene, or wood, or a formal eviction notice from your landlord if heating expenses are included in the rent.

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  • By Josey Crew