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May is Osteoporosis Awareness Month Osteoporosis is often called a “silent” disease because people cannot feel their bones getting weaker. Nearly 10 million Americans have osteoporosis and … more
Inside the picket fence plans are moving along for the Spring Plant Sale. Saturday will find the Friends of the Arboretum up to their elbows in the very best selection of spring annuals, perennials, … more
April is here and with it maybe showers and then May flowers. If it does get rainy, we have an ample supply of books, audio books, and movies to help pass the time. First graders from Mineola … more
Last month I stood in the middle of the circle of desks at the State Board of Education taking the oath of office. As I was standing there, repeating my oath being administered by Senator Larry … more
The East Texas Forage Conference will be held on Friday at the Rains County Fairgrounds in Emory. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. with the educational program starting at 9 a.m. and ending at 3:30 … more
The Quitman Chamber of Commerce awarded the Friends of the Arboretum the Community Service Award at their annual banquet. Pardon me for bragging, but this is quite an accomplishment for a bunch of … more
Hard to believe February is almost over and spring is drawing nearer. Hopefully soon the weather will be more stable instead of these wild swings from warm to hot to freezing cold. Tax season is … more
The library is highlighting February as National Black History Month with a media display near the check-out area. One book, “Black Texans” by Marion Barnes, celebrates such notable persons as … more
BY JAN WHITLOCK Spring is really just around the corner. I could feel it in the air as I worked the gardens at the Arboretum yesterday. Warm temperatures and soft winds from the south combined to … more
When attempting four seasons of blooms in East Texas gardens, winter can be a challenge. Annuals like pansies and snapdragons can provide winter color, but a very cold spell like the one we had in … more
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