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Articles from the January 9, 2019 edition

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 By Zoe Merrill    News    January 9, 2019

Farm Bill Raises FSA Loan Guarantee Limit

The USDA's Farm Service Agency is closed because of the government shut down, but the new farm bill, The Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018, has increased the agencies abilities for loan guarantees...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    January 9, 2019

Regiie Jappe Retires from Big Sandy Medical Center Resident Activites

Picture Reggie Jappe sitting on a deck overlooking a lake in Texas working on her craft projects and sewing quilts. That's what she will be doing! Why not retire!? Leah Grubb, CEO of the Big Sandy...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    January 9, 2019

Morgan Simpson leads the Big Sandy Pioneer Cheerleaders

Morgan Simpson was a cheerleader in Big Sandy when she was in high school. She was a cheerleader for two years in 2002 and 2003. She really enjoyed it. I asked her if that was why she wanted to be a...

 

A look back at Big Sandy... 100 years on this day in 1919

Editor’s Note: The following are excerpts taken from the Centennial Calendar (1885-1985) that was complied by Doug Giebel. January 9, 1919 At about 2:00 p.m. our train arrived in Big Sandy. The weather was mild for January, there was only a little...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    January 9, 2019

Green Acres

Winter watering is important to evergreens during thawing periods Winter desiccation can be very hard on evergreen trees. Dry soil in winter often cannot replace the moisture trees lose to the cold dry winter air. The symptoms of winter damage and...

 

My Answer

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham Q: I am determined to turn over a new leaf this year. But I am afraid it will be like all the years before. How can I make my New Year’s resolution stick? A: Slogans have been around a long time, perhaps...

 

Senior Center News

The Senior Center will now be CLOSED every Friday. Thursday, January 10 - Taco Salad, and Pie. NO Salad Bar. Monday January 14 - Scrambled Eggs, Sausage Patty, Poppy Seed Muffin, and Fruit. Tuesday, January 15 - Lasagna, Zucchini, Blueberry Grape...

 

Big Sandy Medical Scholarship Available

Big Sandy Medical Services Foundation is pleased to announce they will once again be awarding scholarships to students pursuing a medical career. For the 2019-2020 college year, up to three $300 scholarships will be given – one to a graduating...

 

Patching Cracks

Recently, I have been very focused on my health and have been working hard to lose weight, eat better, and exercise regularly. I’ve done well with the eating better and the daily exercise, but I am discovering that losing weight is very difficult....

 

Blood Drive a Huge Success

We had a great turn out at the Red Cross Blood Drive on December 27th, 2018. We were able to hit our goal of 30 units of blood. Thank you for coming out and helping save lives! We also want to...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    Opinion    January 9, 2019

A Fresh Look; A New Year

Happy New Year! I bought myself a Craig Edwards art photograph. I saw wings of creativity and new directions. I just wanted to know more about the picture so I asked Craig Edwards to tell me about...

 

New @ the Jeff Reichelt Library

The Reckoning, By John Grisham Pete Banning was Clanton, Mississippi’s favorite son--a decorated World War II hero, the patriarch of a prominent family, a farmer, father, neighbor, and a faithful member of the Methodist church. Then one cool...

 
 By Janell Barber    News    January 9, 2019

Getting By

It seems this time of year brings forth the anxiousness of re-evaluating our finances and looking to cut costs. For most families, food is one of the highest monthly expenses. How about making a “game plan” before going shopping? Having a...

 

Montana Community Foundation Scholarship Applications are Now Available

Helena, Mont., January 2, 2019 – Applications for Montana Community Foundation (MCF) scholarships for the 2019-20 academic year are now available for Montana students. Last year, MCF awarded more than $430,000 in scholarships to 138 Montana...

 
 By Kody Farmer    Sports    January 9, 2019

Big Sandy boys pick up a pair of wins to start 2019

Defeat North Star 60-48 and Box Elder 55-47 to improve to 5-3 The new year started off very well for the Big Sandy Pioneer boys basketball; team as they picked up a pair of District 9C wins over North...

 

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