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The subject of garden soil is just not as glamorous or fun as going out and shopping for new plants for your yard. But just like building a home on a bad foundation, poor soil will lead to disastrous gardening. We have all had the heartbreaking experience of buying colorful looking plants only to bring them home, plant them, and watch them struggle for survival. And we had such high hopes.

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Q. I leased a home from a company and gave the proper 30-days notice. My last day was July 10, and I have not received my security deposit. I contacted the management company and was told that the house was sold the month before my lease ended. I was told to contact the new owner because my deposit was transferred to him. I have not received my deposit after forwarding my new address to the new owner. Who is responsible for returning my deposit?

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OK, Bible students out there, have you ever had a verse or a portion of a verse that stayed in your mind and just would not let you capture it in its entirety? Perhaps you thought of it at an awkward moment when you couldn’t look it up in your notes, find it in the Bible, or even check for it on a computer? This often happens to me when I’m driving or doing something else that I must complete. I’ve been thinking about this subject for more than two weeks – off and on, of course.

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We all like getting something for free. In the past, I have written about the thousands of free e-books from Amazon, Google, and other sources. A quick review of Amazon indicates that almost all currently published commercial books, including many college textbooks, are now available in digital format in addition to the bound paper versions. For all of the courses in my program at my college, the students have the option of using free online textbooks. Microsoft has now joined the free e-book club.

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The Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club of Beaumont will host its initial Hope for Tomorrow Luncheon and Style Show on Thursday, Aug. 23, at the Beaumont Garden Center at Tyrrell Park. Community members are urged to come out and support this important work with the boys and girls of our area who will be the leaders of the future.

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