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Monthly Archives: April 2017

Sungate homeowners donate to Bartlett City Beautiful

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Norris and Lollar check out Eclipse Glasses

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BBB of Mid-South elects 2017 officers, directors

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The Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South has elected officers and new directors for 2017. Officers are: Chairman: Kent Ritchey, president od Landers Auto Group First Vice Chairman: Ron Becker, owner of The Great American Home Store Second Vice Chairwoman: Dotty Summerfield Giusti, owner of Summerfield Associates Secretary: Reginald Peyton, president of The Peyton Company, […]

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Parents can guide, but children make their own choices

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How many parents have waited for the day when their child’s eyes would suddenly be opened and, like the prodigal, they will finally see the truth and change their ways? Mothers and fathers dearly love their kids, but, unfortunately, things do not always go as planned and many difficult children have caused their parents much […]

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May a popular month for Communion ceremonies

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The sacrament of First Holy Communion is one of the more momentous occasions in a young Christian’s life. Many families find the day is so significant that they host parties after the ceremony. New communicants are given presents at these parties and relatives and friends express pride in the youngster’s continuing devotion to his or […]

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Gift ideas abound for first-time communicants

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A new Bible or a first set of rosary beads make great gifts for children who just received their First Holy Communion. Parents, aunts, uncles, and even older brothers and sisters often look on with pride when their young relatives receive the sacrament of Holy Communion. One of three Sacraments of Initiation within the Catholic […]

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Man arrested on porn charges about Bartlett girl

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Cooperation between police on either side of the Canada-U.S. border has resulted in the arrest of a Calgary man on a number of child pornography-related charges linked to a Bartlett child. ALERT’s Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) unit partnered with the Bartlett Police Department after a 13-year-old girl was lured over the internet. A 32-year-old Calgary […]

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Former Bartlett author debuts novel, ‘Rooted’

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Idabel Allen’s fresh voice in in literary fiction is bringing a new, vivid novel to Amazon.com and other online booksellers on May 2. “Rooted” will be available in trade paperback and in both Kindle and Nook formats. The former Bartlett resident has two other works under her belt and another currently being considered by a […]

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Koi ponds add beauty and stress-free oasis

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Koi ponds can make for beautiful additions to landscaped backyards or home gardens. While many people are drawn to koi ponds because of their aesthetic appeal, there are many additional reasons for homeowners to consider installing koi ponds in their backyards. Ponds and water gardens can transform yards rather quickly. Ponds can add appeal to […]

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Addressing spring ant problems

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The return of warm weather in the spring often marks the return of animals and insects as well. The spring season is a popular time for insects to mate and build nests. This also may be a time when homeowners see ant “swarms” in or around their homes. Ants and termites are social creatures, and […]

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How to conserve water when temperatures rise

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Spring and summer are synonymous with increased hours of sunlight, warm temperatures and, oftentimes, an increased reliance on water to feed recreational pursuits and lawn and garden needs. The Water Information Program states that 3.9 trillion gallons of water are consumed in the United States each month and the average person uses 176 gallons of […]

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Aeration can aid heavily used lawns

One of the ways homeowners can keep their lawns looking lush and green is to aerate the turf when the need arises. Aerators perforate the soil with small holes. These holes allow air, nutrients and water to penetrate all the way to the roots, helping them grow deep and strong. Deep, strong roots are essential […]

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