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Yard of Month selection ‘dream come true’ for Mangums

By Sherry Archie

Sue and Michael Mangum have lived at 136 Evergreen Road for the last 20 years. During this time they have enjoyed keeping their yard well-manicured, neat and full of seasonal blooms. Until now, little did they know that others admired their yard, too. They received an unprecedented five nominations for Yard of the Month recently.  
After learning of these nominations and viewing the yard herself, Elaine Atkins with Leaf and Petal Garden Club agreed and selected the Mangums’ yard as the June Yard of the Month.


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August Yard of the Month

The perfect setting

Sherry Archie


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Former officer worker didn't know she'd be a farm owner

A place that seldom rests

Michele Roberts


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Tips for keeping your cat calm

Statepoint Media

The majority of pet owners say they have at least one dog or cat with behavioral problems, which easily can be exacerbated by such disruptive things as summer thunderstorms and road trips.

And unfortunately behavioral issues are the No. 1 reason for euthanasia in dogs and cats, resulting in the death of about 15 million pets each year.


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The Haires aren't the only ones to appreciate their garden

Out of the Earth

Sherry Archie


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W.B. Evans

I could use a little ‘mow money’

In another realm, I was a ball of fire, always full of energy.

Why, I took on all kinds of projects and tasks of all sorts and sizes around our Charlotte Road Camelot.

Now, I get up in the morning with the best intentions of getting our yard in better shape.

No, I don’t mean that blue ribbon, Yard-of-the-Month frenzy.

While I enjoy lookin’ at the pictures, once you win that distinction, you are under pressure and the lawn is under neighborhood microscope.


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Suited to their needs

Yard of the Month

Sherry Archie


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Melinda Myers, Horticulturist

Enhance your holiday landscape

Add a little holiday sparkle to your landscape for you and your guests to enjoy. No matter the weather outside, a few decorative touches can greatly increase the beauty and enjoyment of your winter landscape.

Try one, two or all eight of these tips to improve your landscape’s winter appeal.


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Yard of the month

Rallings' revamp catches eyes

By Sherry Archie

About five years ago, Mark and Sharon Rallings decided to overhaul the landscaping in their 30-year-old yard at 2124 Robert H Kirk Road. 


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Yard of the month

Yard with a 'touch of class'

By Sherry Archie

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