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Social media
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As promised, this week’s column is on the types of social media. more
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How does your garden grow?
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My grandparents were masters when it came to gardening. The back half of their spacious backyard overflowed with vegetable plants — lettuce, beans, potatoes, okra, cucumbers, onions, tomatoes, and a gooseberry plant or two (which I gave a wide berth because of the sticker-y branches and I didn’t care for the fruit. Still don’t). My grandmother then canned or froze all that produce, as well as fruit they picked from the orchard in Parker, which then fed them the rest of the year. Some years they rented a garden plot elsewhere in town so they could grow even more produce. They had the greenest of thumbs and we got to reap the fruits — and vegetables — of their labor. more
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Saturday, May 20 Little Balkans Quilt Guild Sew Day The Little Balkans Quilt Guild Sew Day will be from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church, 6th and Pine Streets. Little … more
Return of the infectious microbe
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I’m just getting over my second bout of the varse. You might know it by its more commonly referred to infectious microbe name — virus.    Thur kin tuh wuhn nuther … buht thur … more
Gen X Girl's Guide to 50
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We were dubbed "Generation X" by author Douglas Coupland in 1991. "Whatever'"was our mantra (still is). "Slackers." "The Lost Generation." "The Forgotten Generation." "Latchkey Kids" These labels all … more
Chicken Skewers: Greening the goddess
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The essence of a green goddess sauce is (surprise!) an abundance of fresh green herbs. It's a light, bright and refreshing dip, dressing or crema. Precisely which herbs you use in the sauce is … more
Boyfriend steps up to act as caregiver
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DEAR ABBY: I have been with my boyfriend for three months. We've had our ups and downs. He's more into me than I am into him. I was recently diagnosed with breast cancer, and he has offered to drive … more
DEAR ABBY: My girlfriend, "Jana," and I have been together for 18 years. We live in a small community. About a year ago, a young single guy moved in next door. Jana and "Aiden" took an immediate … more
Fire in the closet, pt. 2
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What follows is the second of a three series by former Pittsburg resident, Jim Gore, about a mysterious fire in the family home at 1805 South Broadway, in Pittsburg. — J.T.K. "What’s … more
Reader gives meatloaf a western twist
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DEAR ABBY: I have seen you mention in your column your cookbooklets of favorite recipes. I hope the meatloaf recipe is included. Years ago, I cut out your meatloaf recipe, and it's been a staple at … more
Niceness: A lost art?
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If you follow the news much at all, you might think that people are at odds with each other. It sure seems that way. Newscasts often end with segments that showcase stories of friends, neighbors, or … more
What's on your device?
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This program year, members of the Kansas Association Family Community Education program through the Co-Operative Extension Service are studying an informative lesson entitled, “What’s On Your … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago May 16, 1923 The county commissioners in session at Girard yesterday formally disapproved the plan to establish a … more
DEAR ABBY: I have been married for 16 years, but after the birth of my first child, our marriage went downhill. My husband withdrew and went out with friends often. When my brother was in the … more
Pittsburg Beautiful announces May awards
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PITTSBURG, Kan. — The awards for homes are David and Kimberly Lawson, 412 S. Locust St and Heath and Lynn Weidert, 2205 S. Stilwell: The business award goes to Stephanie Watts and Danielle … more
Big Brutus celebrates 60 years
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Big Brutus' 60th Birthday celebration is planned for May 19-20, West Mineral, KS. more
The best part of waking up ...
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I don’t think I’ve mentioned in this column that I have a black belt. No, not in karate … coffee. My formal training started with opening the White Buffalo Café and Emporium — the … more
DEAR ABBY: My 23-year-old daughter and her first and only boyfriend have begun to talk marriage. Although I think he's a wonderful, smart, compassionate young man who seems to adore my daughter, I … more
Area Events
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Saturday, May 13 Pittsburg Ballet The Pittsburg Ballet will be performing Peter and the Wolf on Saturday, May 13, at 2:30 p.m. at Memorial Auditorium in Pittsburg. Floor tickets are $20 or … more
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