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Callie Rainosek: Some dogs at risk for hip dysplasia

Hip dysplasia, a condition that results from poor joint and bone health, can significantly alter your dog’s quality of life. Though larger breeds like Labrador retrievers, mastiffs and German shepherds are especially prone to hip dysplasia, dogs of all ages and breeds can develop the painful condition.

David Annis: Youths grow roots in 4-H

Please join us this year as we celebrate both National 4-H Week and One Day 4-H at 10 a.m. Saturday on the lawn of the Courthouse on the Square in downtown Denton.

Bob Moos: Time to check your Medicare plans

Now’s the time for Texans with Medicare to look over their health and drug coverage for 2016. Medicare’s annual open enrollment period runs from Oct. 15 until Dec. 7.

Lynn Sheffield Simmons: Readers can indulge in Halloween titles

Argyle Little Free Library coordinator Patti Smith announced recently that Halloween books are now available in all of the ALF libraries.

Janet Laminack: Think of the trees when it’s dry

Hopefully, we’ll have had several hours of slow, soaking rain between the time I write this and the time you read it.

Kathy Saucier

Becca Dickstein: Azure sage catches eyes

Azure sage (Salvia azurea), also called sky blue sage, blue sage and pitcher sage, is a prairie plant from the mint family, native to the grasslands of the Great Plains.