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Columns

  • Spring cleaning strategies

    By SAMANTHA KENNEDY
    Wakulla Extension Service

  • In the garden now: Squash

    By LES HARRISON
    and
    SAMANTHA KENNEDY
    Of Wakulla Extension

    The recent showers have been a welcome relief to a few too many weeks without the critical liquid from above. Irrigation and sprinklers can produce a bountiful vegetable garden, healthy shrubs and a lovely green lawn, but generous rains do it so much better and at a lower cost.
    Time to plant many bulbs in the home landscape is getting late in May. There are a wide variety of bulbous plants which will thrive and produce beautiful flowers year after year with proper care.

  • Finding ‘good’ in our world is challenging

    By JAMES L. SNYDER

    In our world today, it is difficult to find anything good, let alone anything good to say about anything or anyone.
    One thing I like about the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage is that she can find some good in just about everything. Sometimes it just rubs me the wrong way.
    I, on the other hand, have a hard time finding good in anything even though I try so hard. That just demonstrates the difference between us. They say opposites attract, and so we have a very strong attraction here.

  • Meet Cheri Harris - excited about new challenge

    As I was settling in at my desk for the first day on the job as the new reporter for The Wakulla News, I felt welcomed by the wildlife photos on the walls around me; they seemed like a good sign of adventures ahead exploring this area.
    Coming from a sister paper in Quincy, I am no stranger to the staff here, and they have always made me feel welcome, which is one reason I decided to apply for the open position.
    Also I enjoy getting acquainted with relatively unfamiliar places and decided a change would be a good thing.

  • Slim Randles: Favorite part of your job is...

    By SLIM RANDLES

    Down at the sale barn Saturday, the think tank had coagulated there with coffees to go to celebrate spring.
    Doc and Dud had their dogs with them, while Bert and Dewey and Steve went stag.
    “I thought about it a lot,” Dud said, “and I wondered what the favorite part of my job was, and wondered if you fellas ever gave that any thought too.”
    They nodded. Yes, by mutual consent a worthy subject.

  • He’s not crazy, just looks it

    It was just one of those things. It didn’t really mean Marvin Pincus had lost his mind. Consider this yourself for a minute.
    Marvin had opened the mail that morning and in it was the Fenwick glass fly rod he’d ordered. Oh, it was used, of course. But there’s a feel to a Fenwick that only a man dedicated to a life of using dry flies can appreciate.

  • Cedar, crabapples under attack from native fungi

    Wakulla County has an impressive variety of trees. They come in sizes from small to extra-large, some living for a few decades and others for multiple centuries.
    The individual species are distinguished by their multitude of specific traits, some being unique. These characteristic can be overtly obvious such as brilliant blooms in a season, or subtle as stately longevity.

  • HOME COUNTRY By SLIM RANDLES

    By SLIM RANDLES

  • Lottery readies for changes

    By JIM TURNER
    News Service of Florida

  • Session is halfway home

    By ANA CEBALLOS
    NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA