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Cover crops replenish soil

The topic for discussion at Tuesday morning’s Farmers Breakfast was all about cover crops, or crops that are planted following the summer harvest for the purpose of adding nutrition and texture in to the soil.

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Avocado: The underrated fruit

What do bananas, mangos and avocados have in common? Answer: They are all fruit. Yes, despite often being mislabeled as a vegetable, the avocado is most definitely a fruit; more specifically, it is classified botanically as a berry.

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New cafe opens downtown

The short north section of Public Square will see a caffeinated boost come Tuesday morning when the North Main Cafe, 108 N. Main St., makes its long anticipated opening at 6:30 a.m.

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Joshua Morrison/News Emily Johnson is a respiratory therapist at Knox Community Hospital.

Therapists a breath of fresh air for patients

Respiratory therapists are vital members of the medical community who help patients during all walks of life; they are there to welcome patients into the world at birth, maintain healthy blood-oxygen levels throughout their lives and help them breathe easily during their last moments on earth.

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A summertime splash of cool

The heart of summer is here which means hot, humid weather will be engulfing Knox County, leaving residents thirsty for cold, refreshing drinks. And what’s more rejuvenating than an ice-cold cocktail?

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Picking out good produce

Whether you are harvesting crops from your garden or shopping for produce at the market, it’s important to know what qualities to look for in your selection in order to bring home the freshest and tastiest fruits and veggies for your family’s table.

According to Paul Miller, owner of Miller’s Farm Market, 5 Martinsburg Road, most produce, such as bananas, apples, zucchini and berries, will tell you when they’re ripe or when they’re bad and can be assessed simply based on appearance, smell and texture.

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Sarah Poole/News Mabel Freas, center, celebrated her 103rd birthday in May. Recently, she was enjoying the warm weather with her granddaughter-in-law Anita Hooper, left, and grandson Bob Hooper at their home in Apple Valley.

‘Candy Lady’ Freas soaking up life

Resting on her large outdoor porch, surrounded by floral hanging-baskets and sunshine, Mabel Freas of Howard loves to spend her time watching wildlife, waving to neighbors and soaking up the sun at her home.

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AV Singers focus on ‘Childhood Memories’

The Apple Valley Singers are prepared to help guests to their show bring out their inner child. Residents of the Ohio Eastern Star Home and Brookdale Nursing Home recently garnered a sneak peak at the show.

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Meeker showcases three original plays

After graduating from Otterbein University this spring with a degree in acting, Mount Vernon High School graduate Steven Meeker Jr. took the plunge and moved to New York for the summer to showcase his three original plays in three separate midtown New York theater festivals.

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Sarah Poole/News Wild Echinacea blooms, also known as purple coneflowers, add to the color and fragrance at Marshall Meadow, part of Wolf Run Regional Park on Yauger Road, Mount Vernon.

A colorful meadow

Wild Echinacea blooms, also known as purple coneflowers, add to the color and fragrance at Marshall Meadow

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