Month: October 2022

Give A Kid A Christmas gearing up for the holidays

Thomas Robertson (left) and Scott Bollinger (right), of the North Carolina License and Theft Bureau, pack up some gift items as Walmart’s Kim Bare bags them. In the background, waiting to place their gifts on the conveyor belt are, from front, Jennifer Stone, Grayson Moser, and School Board Chair Dr. Terri E. Mosley, during the …

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Fall is the time to control slugs as they lay eggs to hatch in spring

CORVALLIS – Just as we begin to think about wrapping things up in the garden for the season, slugs slither out of their homes underground to lay their eggs for next year. That means it’s time again to slug it out with one of the gardener’s most familiar, frustrating and certainly slimiest pests. “What slugs …

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Republic Services sees gains in Q3 financial report

Republic Services Inc., Phoenix, has released the financial results for the third quarter, which ended on Sept. 30. “Our business continues to perform well even with increased volatility in the broader marketplace,” said Jon Vander Ark, president and chief executive officer of Republic. “Our third quarter performance demonstrates our ability to price more than cost …

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‘Bucket list’: White House garden tours prune the US divide

WASHINGTON (AP) — There were the young women in fresh fall coats, a guy in a suit, hooded parents with kids, all maneuvering for selfies with the White House south facade. The plant fans and the history fans leaned in to admire the perennials and centuries-old trees on the lawns where Commander the dog lolls …

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Gardening: Love Rhubarb? Save on grocery bills by growing your own

If you love rhubarb in crumbles, pies, compotes, jams and gin, now’s the time to start growing it yourself. While shop-bought stems are often astronomical in price, if you’re prepared to be a little patient, you’ll be rewarded with more than you can eat of this delicious vegetable – potentially saving you pounds at the …

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What you need to know about yard waste services in Greater Columbus

Leaves may be reaching their peak colors in the Columbus area, but they’re also falling in large numbers, too. After dealing with the headache of raking leaves in the yard, what do you do with them? Columbus and many surrounding cities offer yard waste collection, where the leaves and other items are taken to a …

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