Mental Illness Awareness Week is October 2-8

The National Alliance on Mental Illness announces that Oct. 2-8 is “National Mental Illness Awareness Week.”In 1990, the U.S. Congress est...

September 26th, 2016 |  


Boomer Blog: Of dungarees and record hops

Another one of those photos recently came up on Facebook - the kind that shows an item from the past, with instructions to “share” upon re...

September 25th, 2016 |  


Restrictive diet can help ease intestinal issues

Restrictive diet can help ease intestinal issues

Question: I have a friend who no longer eats wheat products, onions, garlic or a lot of other foods. She said it’s because she has been experien...

September 21st, 2016 |  



What will happen when fiber is no longer fiber?

What will happen when fiber is no longer fiber?

Question: I understand that the recommendation for fiber intake is going up. When will we see that reflected on Nutrition Facts labels?Answer: The new...

September 20th, 2016 |  


Teamwork ensured veteran’s grave properly marked

Thanks to Mr. Buzzy Moore, Mr. Bill Gibson and Ms. Cinda Bailey for a job well done!All of the above named were instrumental with completing a task th...

September 19th, 2016 |  


Boomer Blog: When the ordinary became extraordinary

This week’s article contains very few of my own words. On Saturday afternoon I read the following Facebook post by Stacey Sanchez, who wrote elo...

September 18th, 2016 |  


Keep safety in mind when packing lunches

Keep safety in mind when packing lunches

Question: When my children don’t like what’s offered for school lunch, I pack a sandwich and they carry it in a brown paper bag. My kids s...

September 14th, 2016 |  


Look out for resistant weeds

Look out for resistant weeds

This is a great time of year to scout soybean fields to see which weeds broke through your herbicide program and consider what changes need to be made...

September 13th, 2016 |  


Boomer Blog: My favorite word is hausaufgaben!

The foreign word in the headline is German for “homework,” and I regularly terrorized my students with the entire phrase. Truthfully, howe...

September 11th, 2016 |  


Serve-A-Soldier a success

The Urbana United Methodist Church would like to thank the following who helped to make the Sept. 3 Serve-A-Soldier 5K race a huge success: all partic...

September 9th, 2016 |