• November 25, 2014

Green Living

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The Modern Formula for an Easy, Eco-Friendly Fire

(StatePoint) Rather than using conventional firewood this winter, enjoy a cleaner-burning, convenient fire log that’s well-suited to today’s busy lifestyles. Fire logs, which are created using materials such as recycled sawdust and fibers blended with wax from paraffins, tree and vegetable oils, produce 80 percent less emissions than a typical wood fire and save millions of trees from use as firewood annually. Manufacturers of fire logs, such as Duraflame, are constantly developing new ways to improve the fire experience. For example, a Duraflame fire log takes only five minutes to reach full flames and comes in different sizes and features to fit any occasion, indoors or outdoors. More information about fire logs can be found at www.Duraflame.com. Fire may be one of man’s oldest discoveries, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for innovating the way we enjoy one.

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Tuesday 11/11/2014
Modern Landfills: Safe, Smart and Green
Updated: November 12, 2014 - 2:31 am

(NewsUSA) - The average American generates a lot of trash and recyclables -- about four pounds per day. That adds up to more than 250 million tons of trash every year, and more than a third of it gets recycled and repurposed into new products. Many Americans are working to expand recycling. Some communities are also beginning to divert food and yard waste out of their waste stream, and that could expand the amount of waste that is repurposed.

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Thursday 11/06/2014
Taking Care Of Business—Literally
Updated: November 07, 2014 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—Here’s a job you more than likely would not want: storing, pumping, handling, transporting and applying livestock manure to farm fields. Believe it or not, there are hundreds of thousands of farmers, ranchers and custom applicators who perform this important and essential task every year across the U.S.

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Thursday 10/30/2014
Take a Hike: Enjoying the Great Outdoors Year-Round
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 2:33 am

(StatePoint) Just because the weather is cooler, doesn’t mean it’s time to hibernate. With the proper equipment, preparation and motivation, any time of year is the perfect time to get outdoors for an adventure. And you don’t have to look far for a great hike. Across the country, there are 59 gorgeous National Parks and thousands of state parks to choose from, comprising tens of thousands of miles of trails.

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Friday 10/17/2014
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Updated: October 18, 2014 - 2:30 am

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Thursday 10/02/2014
A Meaningful Funeral
Updated: October 02, 2014 - 3:30 pm

(NAPSI)—The number of cremations has grown across the country over the past 20 years. In fact, the Cremation Association of North America estimates some 1.5 million Americans are cremated every year.

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Wednesday 10/01/2014
How You and Your Family Can Protect Your Local Environment
Updated: October 02, 2014 - 3:30 pm

(StatePoint) It’s all too easy to feel out of touch with nature. But whether you live in an urban or rural setting, near a stand of woods or in the forest, there are trees near you that can help you feel connected to the outdoors. And getting involved with protecting your state’s woods is easy if you know how.

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Tuesday 08/26/2014
Help the environment this school year
Updated: September 04, 2014 - 2:31 am

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Thursday 08/21/2014
Outdoor Enthusiasts: Create a Plan for Wildlife to Thrive on Your Land
Updated: August 21, 2014 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) Whether your home rests on a small lot or a large woodland, there are steps you can take to create a thriving ecosystem for local wildlife. And if you live on woodlands, you may even consider turning your property into an ideal game habitat.

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More than 474K pounds of food collected
Posted: November 25, 2014

The annual Food for Families food drive netted a combined 474,228 pounds of food for Killeen, Copperas Cove and Gatesville food pantries.

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Lampasas Co. beer and wine law takes effect
Posted: November 25, 2014

LAMPASAS — Businesses in a certain part of eastern Lampasas County can now sell beer and wine.

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