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  • Wednesday, June 08, 2016 9:15 PM
    Large, black bees hovering around and drilling holes into homes, out-buildings, wooden furniture and decks during May and June are carpenter bees or wood bees. They resemble, and are often mistaken for bumble bees but the most apparent differ¬ence is that the carpenter bee has a black, shiny abdomen, compared to the hairy and often yellowish abdomen of the bumble bee.
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  • Wednesday, May 25, 2016 11:43 PM

    Indoor plants will require more frequent watering and fertilization as they increase their summer growth.

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  • Wednesday, May 11, 2016 12:11 AM
    Do you find yourself ruining all that hard work of eating healthy, suddenly lost when you sit down to watch TV at night, and shortly you can’t stop thinking about ice cream, cookies, popcorn, chips or your favorite snack? For me it is always peanut butter. This late night hunger craving often causes us to eat calories that aren’t needed, especially when we are making choices based on our cravings. Are you ready for these cravings to end? Follow these easy steps to make that happen.
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  • Monday, April 25, 2016 11:42 PM
    (Indoor plants and activities)
    Many indoor plants can be moved to shady locations outdoors but only after danger of frost is past. Plants will dry out more often outdoors, so keep a close eye on soil moisture. Sinking the pots in soil will help slow down moisture loss.
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  • Wednesday, April 06, 2016 11:32 PM
    Spring has sprung, whether or not Mother Nature is aware of it. The following updates will help your lawn look beautiful, your home plants healthy, and start your garden off right this year!
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  • Thursday, March 17, 2016 12:49 AM

    As I sat and listened to speakers at the Montgomery County Community Health Summit Tuesday evening, I reflected on the health of our community. The Community Health Needs Assessment identified eight priority areas. The top three were Substance Abuse, Mental Health and Youth Health. One on the top eight, which I felt was extremely relevant to National Nutrition Month was Chronic Disease.  Chronic diseases are obesity, diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Potentially all chronic diseases can be prevented or controlled by diet and exercise.

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  • Sunday, March 06, 2016 11:19 PM
    Daunting is an apt description for the multifaceted issues facing Montgomery County. Issues people don’t want to hear about like teen pregnancy, the rise of heroin usage and ongoing battle of drugs, physical abuse, and mental health to name a few. These problems are not unique to our community and responding to them are a group of people looking for solutions and who formed the Montgomery County Wellness Coalition.
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  • Monday, February 29, 2016 11:37 PM

    Every year, consumers make a New Year’s resolution to be healthier and lose weight. It is the first week of March; are you still following your New Year’s resolution? Each year we celebrate March as National Nutrition Month. This is a perfect time to focus on nutrition and see how we can live a healthier lifestyle. We are finishing our winter blues and getting ready to start our summer gardens. This can really get us in the mood to eat healthy.

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  • Monday, February 29, 2016 11:36 PM

    HOME (Indoor plants and activities)

    Begin fertilizing houseplants as new growth appears. Keep spent leaves and flowers removed to improve appearance and encourage more blooms.

    Start garden seeds indoors for transplanting outdoors later in spring.

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  • Thursday, February 18, 2016 8:56 PM

    One of the most recent stunning changes in the child welfare system has been the major growth in the number of children in state custody who are living with their relatives. Kinship care refers to the full time care and protection of children by relatives, extended family members, or any person that has a family-like relationship with a child. Kin is defined as “one’s family and relations.”

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  • Wednesday, February 03, 2016 10:19 PM

    How should Indiana assess farmland for property taxes? Good question. There’s the way we used to do it, the way we do it now and, if new legislation passes, the way we’ll do it in the future.

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  • Friday, January 15, 2016 4:13 AM

    With our weird winter weather, both farmers and homeowners could start to worry about field and yard conditions. Below are comments on winter weather conditions by climatologists at Purdue and a question about bulbs posed to Rosie Lerner, Purdue Extension Horticulturist.

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  • Tuesday, January 05, 2016 11:59 PM

    Do you have Type 2 diabetes? Would you like to learn more about your disease and how to live well while reducing your health risks? If so, Purdue Extension has a great program for you!

    The Purdue Extension Montgomery County office will offer a program called ‘Dining with Diabetes’ beginning Thursday, Feb. 4 from 5-seven p.m. at the Crawfordsville Public Library. Dining with Diabetes is a series of four sessions.

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  • Saturday, December 26, 2015 2:47 AM
    According to Rosie Lerner (Purdue Extension Consumer Horticulturist), the poinsettia, the most popular holiday plant, is best known as the plant with bright red flowers on a green background. But the showiest part of the poinsettia is the group of colorful specialized leaves called floral bracts that surround the small, yellowish-green structures that are the true flowers. Red is still the most popular color, but bracts may also be pink, salmon-colored, yellow, white or multicolor.
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  • Tuesday, November 24, 2015 11:56 PM
    Do you ever find yourself asking, “Why did I eat that?” If so, you are not alone. Many people find themselves eating when they aren’t even hungry. So, what makes us hungry and how can we control what we eat?
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