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Chances are that you’ve heard the expression, “nice guys finish last.” Nothing could be further from the truth. This statement is used by many to justify less than ethical treatment of others.

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Arguments, finger-pointing, derogatory comments, and rudeness have become far too common in our culture, particularly when debating sensitive issues. In 4-H, we believe it is important to teach our young people to address potentially controversial issues in a way that is respectful and thoug…

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What things do you do that make you annoyed with yourself? My list is long and active. If I were ranking them according to the level of annoyance, messing up good food would be near the top. Maybe I leave out or measure wrong a key ingredient. Or I fail to set the timer and allow a pot to bo…

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To decrease distress and prepare for the holidays, Teepa Snow, a renowned occupational therapist, recommends a dementia caregiving check-in. Snow is also an advocate for those living with dementia and owns a company called Positive Approach to Care. She recommends touching base with commitme…

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I was recently pondering on our design as human beings. Specifically, the heart. When I tell someone, “I love you!”, in physical terms, it really doesn’t mean anything. My “heart” that I’m referring to is a place of feeling, emotion, and love, not the physical heart which is the muscle that …

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Jesus warns us to beware of false prophets which come to us in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. He says we shall know them by their fruits (Matt. 7:15-16). What does he mean by their fruits? In this instance he is obviously speaking of the words and messages they are …

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Hosparus Health of Barren River is in need of volunteers in Allen, Barren, Butler, Edmonson, Hart, Logan, Metcalfe, Monroe, Simpson, and Warren counties. With offices in Bowling Green and Glasgow, HBR provides hospice and palliative care to seriously ill patients and their families in their …

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Life is the greatest investment we will ever have. Just like a savings account, if we take more out of it than what we give, the value begins to decline quickly. If all we do is consume its value, we are cheating ourselves out of all that our life has to offer.

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I am old enough to remember when the desktop computer became a staple in every home. This new technology came with this odd way of dealing with issues of the computer lagging, not working, locking up…turn it off and back on. The computer needed a hard reset. That was a huge change from the d…

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Taking my cat to the veterinarian is one of the biggest challenges I’ve had to face in my 54 years here on earth. It’s also on the top of my “most frightening” list, and directly after the attempt, I am pretty sure it ranks up there with what it would feel like jumping out on an airplane wit…

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Have you been putting off your annual doctor’s visit? Or perhaps even a needed screening or procedure? If you’ve been putting off care — whether it’s a recommended surgery, screening or simply your annual check-up — now’s the time to do it. Your health means everything. Taking care of it now…

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Have you ever thought about where prayer originates? Where do we get prayer from? How do we know what to pray and pray for? Do we know who we are even talking to when we pray?

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Taking care of your teeth is more than just having a brilliant smile. Good dental hygiene helps support your overall health and well-being. You can take care of your dental hygiene by brushing your teeth, gums, and tongue twice a day with fluoride toothpaste to help prevent tooth decay. Pair…

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When we grow up, lots of things change. Our bodies for one get taller, some get thicker. Our hair turns gray, with some losing it altogether. Our skin ... well, we don’t have to talk about how it loves to vacation “down south.” We also worry about stuff more frequently than we did as a child…

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Health behaviors and habits begin in childhood and often follow us into adulthood. Small changes that will provide children with daily opportunities to move their bodies, try a variety of healthy foods, and manage stress can make a big difference over time. Try one or more of these tips and …

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The Second Chapter of Acts gives us a glimpse of what the early church was like. The Spirit of God had moved mightily at Pentecost, and they were tasked with taking the news of Christ to the ends of the earth. It truly was a new hour, a new beginning, and a new day.

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On Sept. 8, 1842, George Blakey, Revolutionary War veteran, died at his home “Rural Choice” at age 94. Blakey moved to Logan County from Culpepper County, Va. in 1795. He was the first of a long line of his family helping settle and form Logan County for over a century. He was born on Nov. 2…

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I hear a lot of preachers and read a lot of religious articles. They all claim to be preaching or teaching the word God would have them teach. I have yet to hear one of them say that they are not teaching the Word of God. Yet when we listen closely, they almost always preach and teach many d…

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Young people have the tendency to unwind after school on a computer, phone or TV. While it is OK to unwind, young people also need physical activity to keep their minds and bodies healthy.

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As the fall season begins, the National Council on Aging (2015) recommends the following six steps to take control of your health and prevent a fall:

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“To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.” —Martin Luther and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Alzheimer’s disease is the leading form of dementia and sixth leading cause of death in the United States. It causes progressive memory loss and other problems with cognition. In the early stages, trouble with memory may be minimal, but in the late stages, people will have difficulty in conv…

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Have you thought about how much more trouble it is for us humans to take care of ourselves than it is for animals to live their lives?

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Convert landscape and garden trimmings into valuable compost. Incorporate this soil amendment into garden soil to improve drainage in clay soil and increase water-holding ability in fast-draining sandy soils. It also promotes healthy plant growth more resistant to insect and disease problems…

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Weeding is my least favorite thing about gardening. You must work constantly to stay ahead of them, and in the spring when the tender sprouts are emerging from the ground most things can look alike. It is only by carefully examination can you tell the difference between the beets and the weeds.

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Kentucky 4-H is combining two popular youth programs into one through Project GO! The monthly activity encourages youth to go learn, go create and go enter projects and connects virtual lessons with grab-n-go activities. Both have been extremely popular in the past year.

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“You can do that here?”

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Labor Day is fast approaching and I am truly looking forward to a long weekend. Many times Adam and I would spend this holiday with his grandparents in Nolensville, Tenn. staying the weekend at their home. Saturday evening was spent playing dominoes as this was a house favorite. Grandmother …

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The Logan County Chamber of Commerce is in full planning mode for all upcoming events. If you have not, please subscribe to our chamber emails through our website at www.loganchamber.com to stay up to date with all things chamber-related. We have also created a new website for the Tobacco &a…

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The beauty of our world is so abundant that we don’t need to search far to find something for which to be thankful. Many say a prayer of thanksgiving before eating a meal, and there are multiple other moments when if you stop, look, and listen, a door will open into unexpected thanks. Mary O…

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For those of you who are Christians, you know that the moment you accepted Christ was a life-changing event. Our mind, heart, and spirit take on a whole new light.

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Create a colorful year-round garden filled with flowers, greenery, colorful fruit, fall color, winter interest, and a few surprises. Consider seasonal interest when planning a new garden or landscape. Adding a few key plants to existing gardens can help boost your landscape’s seasonal appeal.

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You do not have to be a gym hero to get enough physical activity to improve your health. There are many ways to make regular movement part of your life — which can help you have more energy, handle stress better, and reduce your risk of illness and disease, as well as look and feel good abou…

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When the world shut down March 2020, one of the first things I did was purchase the biggest bag of dog food I could find. I think I did that before the great toilet paper famine, which I still don’t understand. I’m pretty sure I bought dog food even before I purchased the usual emergency mil…

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No. What an impact that small word has. No by itself is a complete sentence. It is one of the first words a child learns to say when they begin talking, and it seems to be one of their favorite words from then on. Multimillion-dollar contracts have been voided at its use, and thousands upon …

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I love seeing us celebrate the accomplishments of local folks. Whether it is the kid that hit the game-winning shot or someone who grew up here and went on to achieve great things out in the world, it is uplifting to see the good things that are happening.

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A cloud was coming up and it looked as if it might give us some much-needed rain. I backed the car out onto the driveway, hoping to get some of the dust washed off. I grabbed the cushions off the patio chairs and sheltered in the house ready for rain.

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Kentucky was once known for Kentucky Wildcat basketball, Kentucky Derby, or its fine whiskey one can sample on the famous Bourbon trail but for the past three years, Kentucky has had the dubious distinction of being number one in the nation for substantiated sexual abuse cases against children.

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Regularly sitting down to eat as a family has many benefits for the body, mind, and family dynamics. More frequent family meals are linked with more nutritious eating habits, better academic performance in school, greater feelings of connection with the family, and better communication and p…

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What do you think of when you hear the word parenting? Different images begin to populate your mind. It could be the picture-perfect family walking hand-in-hand along a beach. Or it could be the chaos that really occurs! This word brings extreme joy for some and sheer torment for others. But…

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Don’t you just love the story of the tortoise and the hare? The hare seemed to have the favor of winning the race because he was fast and confident in his abilities. But because he burst out of the gate at full speed, he ran out of steam quickly and had to stop and rest. All the while the to…

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Adversity is an unavoidable part of life. Death of a loved one, breakup of a relationship, malicious action by another, job loss, natural disaster, or any other undesirable event are all circumstances people encounter. Events happen that are beyond our control.

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The scent of charcoal and delicious meats and marinades cooking on the grill are sure signs of summertime. As we spend more time cooking outdoors, it is important that we also remember food safety and nutrition.

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It’s time. After a year and half of shutdowns and extreme social distancing, Kentucky will have the opportunity to come together at the 117th Kentucky State Fair, Aug. 19-29 at at the Kentucky Expo Center. The Kentucky State Fair is one of our state’s oldest events, one that truly embodies t…

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My methods of reminding myself to do things are breaking down. I suppose they have been in place so long that I fail to be motivated by them.

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When God is silent on a subject, does that mean it’s alright to do it? God commands us to do many things. Jesus tells us if we love him we will keep his commandments (John 14:15). We know that when God commands us to do certain things, we absolutely must obey him. But what do we do, when God…

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If you want to hang part of the blame for the percentage of the unvaccinated population in our country, then put it where it belongs, at the feet of the American government.

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New Members of the Logan County Chamber of Commerce are Bee Motorcoach, Copper & Ivy Boutique, Thoroughbred Express Auto Wash, Law Office of Jessica Kirby, Flint Ridge- The McCuddy Home, and Livvy Mae Boutique.