Red Maples: Issue abound

From Dennis Patton: Okay, I admit I have a personal bias against one of the most popular trees planted in the landscape these past 10 to 15 years. Nurserymen, landscapers and tree lovers have taken me to task for my strong dislike of this popular tree. I must admit though, after looking at a number of tree photos e-mailed to our gardening hotline at Johnson County Extension, I feel vindicated for my distain for this tree that most others love, red maple.

Making the indoors safer for allergy sufferers

Dust mites are the most common indoor allergen worldwide, so plenty of people suffer the effects: coughing, sneezing, or worse. But some simple steps can turn your home’s interior into less of an allergy problem.

Dolls so lifelike they’re not assembled, they’re ‘reborn’

For collectors, Reborn dolls are amazing and fun to share; for makers, the dolls are soothing to make and can lead to good business. The collectible dolls are made of vinyl and transformed — or “reborn” — with paint and faux hair to look as much like real babies as possible.

Red Maples: Issue abound

From Dennis Patton: Okay, I admit I have a personal bias against one of the most popular trees planted in the landscape these past 10 to 15 years. Nurserymen, landscapers and tree lovers have taken me to task for my strong dislike of this popular tree. I must admit though, after looking at a number of tree photos e-mailed to our gardening hotline at Johnson County Extension, I feel vindicated for my distain for this tree that most others love, red maple.

Making the indoors safer for allergy sufferers

Dust mites are the most common indoor allergen worldwide, so plenty of people suffer the effects: coughing, sneezing, or worse. But some simple steps can turn your home’s interior into less of an allergy problem.
 

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Dairy goat farm thrives in this idyllic Terabithia

Terabithia Dairy Goat Farm in Miami County, Kansas, produces farmstead cheese products with milk from Oberhasli goats. Co-owners Becky and Vince Thorpe are on a mission to educate the public on the creamy products they produce and sell only on their farm.

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Conservative cardinals want to make sure rules on marriage and divorce remain

Conservative cardinals make pre-emptive strike against any papal thoughts of relaxing Catholic policy on the divorced and remarried. Francis has appointed a special commission to look at ways to make it easier for Roman Catholics to dissolve their marriages in the eyes of the church, “with the objective of simplifying its procedure, making it more streamlined.”

Pediataric ICUs are filled with saints and miracles

Few situations leave parents feeling more helpless than to watch their child suffer, powerless to do anything about it. It requires complete vulnerability and faith to turn the care of your child over to complete strangers whom you trust to be trained well enough to make things right. There’s no parenting manual that can prepare you for that.

Conservative cardinals want to make sure rules on marriage and divorce remain

Conservative cardinals make pre-emptive strike against any papal thoughts of relaxing Catholic policy on the divorced and remarried. Francis has appointed a special commission to look at ways to make it easier for Roman Catholics to dissolve their marriages in the eyes of the church, “with the objective of simplifying its procedure, making it more streamlined.”

Pediataric ICUs are filled with saints and miracles

Few situations leave parents feeling more helpless than to watch their child suffer, powerless to do anything about it. It requires complete vulnerability and faith to turn the care of your child over to complete strangers whom you trust to be trained well enough to make things right. There’s no parenting manual that can prepare you for that.

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Pediataric ICUs are filled with saints and miracles

Few situations leave parents feeling more helpless than to watch their child suffer, powerless to do anything about it. It requires complete vulnerability and faith to turn the care of your child over to complete strangers whom you trust to be trained well enough to make things right. There’s no parenting manual that can prepare you for that.