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Lynn Sheffield Simmons: County honey tasting reveals contrasts

The first Denton County Honey Tasting was held Sept. 29 at D&L Farm and Home in Denton and hosted by owners Rex and Jennifer Sanders and beekeeper Candi Pardue of Open Range Honey.

Jessica Kimbro: Youths learn how to solve problems in 4-H

The new school year is in session, you joined 4-H and now the question is, “Now what do I do?”

David Annis: Know your land management system

I recently had a client in my office asking questions about starting a haying enterprise. They began by saying that the pasture management had to be “organic.” Even though this isn’t the first time someone has asked for organic recommendations, it made me pause for a second. This can mean different things to different people.

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Janet Laminack: Insect hurting crape myrtles

Crape myrtles are a favorite shrub and tree for our area. They have gorgeous blooms in the heat of summer and many varieities have lovely exfoliating (peeling) bark. Yes, the bark shedding off like that is considered an ornamental feature.

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Lynn Sheffield Simmons: Argyle’s National Night Out set

Argyle’s National Night Out will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday in the Community Room at Argyle Town Hall, 308 Denton St.The National Night Out is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch and co-sponsored by the town of Argyle, the Argyle Crime Control and Prevention District and the Argyle Police Department.

Ann Sammons: Leptospirosis a concern among animals, people

Leptospirosis, or lepto, is a bacteria that is readily shed in the urine of wildlife (raccoons, opossums, mice, rats, etc.), allowing it to persist in the soil and water for extended periods of time. It thrives in areas of moisture and is seen where flooding occurs (sound familiar?).