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Golf Tips from T Shot Ranch

Is golf a contact sport?

By Janie C. Farina, LPGA
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“My swing is so bad, I look like a caveman killing his lunch.” — Tommy Armour

Do you “look like a caveman killing his lunch” when playing golf?

Are you “killing the ball” when you play, or is your golf game killing you?

Gardening | What is soil?

By Master Gardener Lesley Arrandale
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This seems like a simple question, but it’s an important one, because soil — rather than “dirt” — can be considered the basis of all life. Whether it is the sands of the sea shore and deserts, or the thick alluvial muds of grand rivers like the Mississippi, soils harbor and support millions of tiny organisms or microbes — animal, vegetable, and fungal. They form a community of creatures that we are oblivious to, but which are vital to soil fertility and its ability to support the plant life on which we depend.

Pantry Raiders | Warm Black Bean Salsa

Impress guests with homemade salsa at your next soirée

By NewsLine Staff
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Gatherings of family and friends are better with food, and few foods are more universally beloved than salsa. Whether they’re hosting a gathering for the big game or a celebration of Hispanic culture and cuisine, hosts who want to go the extra mile can forgo store-bought salsa for the following homemade recipe for “Warm Black Bean Salsa” courtesy of Judith Finlayson’s “The Health Slow Cooker: 135 Gluten-Free Recipes for Health and Wellness” (Robert Rose).

Travel | Touring Louisiana plantations

By Debi Lander
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Before the Civil War, cotton was king and sugar reigned as “white gold.” The South’s economy depended on their production. Wealthy barons established large plantations where slaves worked the fields.

Captain David’s Fishing Report

By Captain David Lifka
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Every spring, summer, and fall, the majority of our area fishing depends greatly on the weather. Neighborhood lakes and ponds require a certain amount of rainfall to help maintain healthy water levels. Area creeks and tributaries also need a certain amount of yearly rainfall to help ward off saltwater intrusion that helps them remain as the freshwater fishery that they are. And then there is the St. Johns River. For us, it’s our favorite area fishing grounds, but in reality, it serves as a 310-mile long drain for much of the central and upper eastern half of the state of Florida.