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WINSTON — Hannah Lee grabs on to the weight and steadies herself as she gets ready to throw it over the 13-foot mark as part of Saturday’s heavy athletics competition at the Celtic Highland Games & Clan Gathering at Riverbend Park in Winston.

  • Paul Morgan Stargazer
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The continental United States will have an amazing celestial show Aug. 21, a solar eclipse. Most people across the U.S., northern Mexico and Southern Canada will see a partial solar eclipse from a meager 30 percent in La Paz, Mexico, to 99 percent near the path of maximum lunar shadow, or th…

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A team from the HIV Alliance in Douglas County spent two days at the fair last week, in the Douglas Public Health Network booth, teaching people how to use a drug called naloxone, that is used to bring people out of a coma after they have overdosed on opioid drugs.

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Question: I am hearing mixed reports about whether soy is good/bad for you. Wondering which is true? Should I add soy and/or replace some meat or milk with soy in my diet, or should I avoid it?

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For many Baby Boomers, August is a time of transition, as they send their youngest child off to college and join the growing ranks of empty-nesters.

  • Paul Morgan Stargazer
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The continental United States will have an amazing celestial show Aug. 21, a solar eclipse. Most people across the U.S., northern Mexico and Southern Canada will see a partial solar eclipse from a meager 30 percent in La Paz, Mexico, to 99 percent near the path of maximum lunar shadow, or th…

  • Chris Rusch Master Gardener
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Question: A client called the Plant Clinic this week. He and his son planted pumpkins this spring, hoping to culture a “Giant Pumpkin” for a local contest, but his pumpkins are not as large as he expected. What is the trick to growing giant pumpkins?

  • Sara Runkel OSU Extension
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Salsa is a popular condiment that can be used in a variety of ways. If you have a garden full of tomatoes, you may be getting ready to make a batch of home-canned salsa. This is a great way to capture the delicious flavors of summer, but before you get started, there are a few thing you shou…

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With the crowds thinned out and the spectacular fall colors emerging, Alaska can be a beautiful place to visit in September and October. And in 2017, there’s even more reason to plan a trip.

  • CRAIG REED The News-Review
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Pedals are going round and round as legs and feet provide the power. Weighted balls are being lifted and slammed to the mat, over and over again. A weighted bar and plates are hoisted from a bench, one push after another.

  • TERESA MIDDLETON For The News-Review
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August in Douglas County is almost synonymous with fair time. Here in Douglas County, our fair is woven into our local tradition, but have you wondered how fairs like ours began? County fairs are part of our country’s history, dating back to the 1700s.