April 18, 2014

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Delicious bean soup with ham prepared by the Amish Cook

By Lovina Eicher

We are into the first week of March which is unbelievable. It makes us think of spring but the weather outside is telling us something a whole lot different. All morning it has been snowing. Just a nice scenic snow with not much of a wind blowing. It is a relaxing kind of snow and the flakes are clinging to the trees. The thermometer shows 18 degrees which almost seems like spring to us after all the sub-zero temperatures we have had this year. Monday morning the temperature was negative five so we like the 18 degrees this morning.

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Satisfy Your Taste Buds with Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies
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House puts its stamp on state budget
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Kentucky celebrates Deaf History Month
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Five tips for a lifetime of healthy vision

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Millions of Americans are observing Lent

Approximately 250 million Christians in America will be observing Lent this spring, according to the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA). Lent, which runs from March through much of April, takes place during the 40 days before Easter.

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Tips to improve your kitchen without renovating

Give your kitchen a fresh new look without breaking the bank. Photo courtesy of State Point Media.

The kitchen is perhaps the most functional room of any home, but often it doesn’t feel large enough or flexible enough. And great cooking starts with a comfortable kitchen.

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Simple ways to spring into spring after a long winter

Finally, spring is here! Make the most of this time of year that promises renewal and reawakening after the short days and long nights of winter. Here are some suggestions to help you spring right into spring with a great attitude.

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“Citified”

During the 1950s, a person could tell at first glance whether an individual was from the city or country.

Each had labels: a lad from the city was termed a “slicker” and a lad from the country was considered a “hick.” Obvious features such as gallused pants, brogan shoes, short-cropped hair, backward mannerisms, and a hillbilly twang, revealed a boy had country roots. The city boy sported longer hair, that usually looked wet, and combed back in “ducktails.” He rolled his jeans up at the cuff, carried his cigarettes in the sleeve of his T-shirt, and wore tennis shoes or penny loafers. Both types were insecure and uneasy when found in the other’s turf.

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Burn up or freeze to death?

What’s the issue? Tom Harris, director of International Climate Science Coalition, in Canada states, “We do not actually know how much climate will change as carbon dioxide levels continue to rise. We do not even know whether warming or cooling lies ahead.”

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