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  • Hummingbirds will soon begin migration to warmer climates

    Hummingbirds are a great joy to see during the summer months of the year. These small birds have very interesting characteristics including their tiny size, brilliant color, dazzling acrobatics, swift flight, and unique personality.

  • Setting a good example leads children to a better diet

    As parents, we have a great responsibility to make sure our children are healthy; so as adults, we need to be a healthy role model for our children.

    In reading, I have found the 10 tips for setting good examples for our children through the Nutrition Education Series. You are the most important influence on your child. You can do many things to help your children develop healthy eating habits for life.

  • Walk to School Day promotes exercise, healthy living

    How many of your children walked to school today? How many of you walked to school with your son or daughter? Organ-ized by the Partner-ship for a Walkable America, Walk to School Day in the United States began in 1997 as a one-day event aimed at building awareness for the need for walkable communities.

    In 2000, the event became international when the United Kingdom and Canada (both of which had already been promoting walking to school) and the United States joined together for the first International Walk to School Day.

  • Use care with pumpkins to prevent damage to the fruit

    Happy fall! The Autumanl Equinox—the moment when the sun appears to cross the celestial equator—occurred this past Saturday, Sept. 22.

    The change in the seasons is the beginning of many things to come:  crop harvest, cooler temperatures, layers of clothing, shorter days, rich fall colors, and frost.

  • Better health through eating, mind, activity series set

    Would you like to lose that extra weight, learn to eat healthier and develop better health habits? This is your chance.

     I will be teaching this special program to all interested adults 4:30-6 p.m., Wedne-sdays starting Oct. 10-Nov. 28 at the Carroll County Exten-sion office to help you take control of your personal health eating, mind and activity habits. Teaching with me is Becky Wilson, RN, with Three Rivers District Health Department.

    This is an interactive program where participants set personal goals to improve their health.

  • Shooting sports team earns awards

    What a wonderful event that our 4-H Shooting Sports team participated in this weekend.

    The green t-shirt read “Get up there and shoot good” was a famous quote from Tom Dapron, certified coach for Carroll County 4-H Shooting Sports, that the members had printed on their shirts.

    Saturday was a great day for four 4-H shooting sports members who traveled to Wilmore, Ky., to compete in the State 4-H Shooting Contest where there were 1,400 4-H members from across the state participating in the event.

    The four Hs

  • Conditions may be favorable for fall infestation of pests

    Despite the mild winter experienced through much of the nation, insect pest populations have been mostly below average in Ken-tucky.  However, as the summer season continued, weather patterns made it favorable for insects to begin migration, especially in southern states.

    There have been reports of increasing numbers in the corn earworm, fall armyworm and yellow-striped armyworm populations in various crops.

  • Conditions may be favorable for fall infestation of pests

    Despite the mild winter experienced through much of the nation, insect pest populations have been mostly below average in Ken-tucky.  However, as the summer season continued, weather patterns made it favorable for insects to begin migration, especially in southern states.

    There have been reports of increasing numbers in the corn earworm, fall armyworm and yellow-striped armyworm populations in various crops.

  • This year’s Senior Event was truly a ‘Picnic in the Park’

    We had another successful Senior Event Thursday night beginning with a welcome by Mayor Gene McMurry and posting of the colors by the Carroll County High School Honor Guard. We knew everyone was enjoying themselves from the big smiles and laughter throughout the evening.

    The picnic food was very good – including the watermelon served at the watermelon stand. It was just right for a picnic.

  • Annual senior event features picnic at city’s Point Park

    A “Senior Picnic at the Point” is the theme for the 2012 Carroll County Senior Event tomorrow evening.

    We invite all senior citizens to participate in an evening of fun, good food, games and entertainment plus enjoy socializing with old friends and meeting new. The gates open at 4:30 p.m. followed by a delicious picnic served at 5:30 p.m.

    Guests may participate in games or just sit back and enjoy the music. We also invite our guests to have a photo taken as a remembrance of the evening.