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The loving tribute to my friend of more than half a century, Sarah Grubbs, was written by Sarah’s daughter, Jan Grubbs Beasley. Jan has been married 49 years to Melvin Beasley and has three children and six grandchildren. She is retired from CSX Transportation as senior director, Labor Relations, and has been a children’s Sunday school teacher for 51 years. Sarah changed her address to Heaven on May 13, 2010.

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Not a glamorous subject, but one close to the hearts of any true gardener is fertilizer. When should we “feed the soil”? When should we give a boost to those struggling vegetables in the garden?

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It has long been said that fishing lures are made to catch fishermen. That’s pretty much true, but there are a lot of lures and angler gadgets out there that are new and useful. And right about now, when the urge to go fishing for trout and reds is peaking, is the time to check out what’s new for 2012.

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Mother’s Day is not just a one-day-a-year thought for Staci Richards, busy mom and business owner. She thinks about it almost every day all year long. And the thinking and work she does often goes on far into many nights, as well. It also involves lots of communication, travel, gift buying, wrapping or packaging, and giving and listening. The stories she hears are amazing and ones she’ll never be able to forget.

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Even though it seems that fewer folks are squirrel hunters now, the season is open in most East Texas counties as of May 1. Out in the Hill Country, there is no closed season for squirrels. Hunters that enjoy still or stand hunting during the Hill Country deer season will normally see numerous fox squirrels. East Texas offers both fox squirrels and gray squirrels, depending to the type of terrain where you are hunting.

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