Vitamins Found in Foods by Whitney Vaughan

You may already know, but I’m here to remind you that all B vitamins convert food into energy. All of these vitamins can be found in a whole, unprocessed foods diet. However, you may not be getting the recommended daily “dose” therefore a supplement may be something to chat with your doctor about and consider.

Notice for Dan Gregg

Funeral service for Dan Gregg, age 88, of Houston, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 5, 2022, at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m., prior to the service. Dan passed away on June 26, 2022, in Houston, TX. Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

Obituary for Eric Wayne Hyatt

Eric Wayne Hyatt age 52, of Sulphur Springs, TX passed away on June 27, 2022 at his residence. Eric was born on June 26, 1970 in Sulphur Springs, TX to Raymond and Barbara (Marshall) Hyatt. He married Jenifer Fulfer on July 9, 2014 in Sulphur Springs, TX. Eric worked as a maintenance operator at Clayton Homes, as well as starting from an early age, working on a plumbing truck alongside his mother and father. He loved fishing, Bigfoot hunting, cooking, grilling, watching old Westerns, and spending time with loved ones.

Obituary for Wes Fry

Visitation for Wes Fry, age 90 of Quitman, TX will be held from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, July 9, 2022 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home. Military Honors will be held during the visitation at 10:30 A.M. Mr. Fry passed away on June 30, 2022 at Caraday of Quitman. Wes...

Guilty Pleasures

I used to hear or read where a lot of people I know were off to some exotic island or Hawaii. In earlier times I lived overseas and enjoyed traveling. I’ve visited and lived among castles, Swiss chalets, pyramids, the Jordan River, French towers, and done the hula in Honolulu. Glad I got to do all that. I wonder what people are doing in these crazy pandemic and financial times to get in their travel fix and have something to share on social media.

Journey Road Ministries Golf Scramble

On Monday, Journey Road Ministries held a golf scramble at the Sulphur Springs Country Club and it was a smashing success! Tonya Bradford of Janet Martin Realty contributed with a Gold Sponsorship for her rock-steady golf team. Along with other sponsors, their contributions will assist Journey Road Ministries in their...

DASH Your Way to Healthier Blood Pressure By Johanna Hicks

You might have heard about the DASH eating plan. It’s more that just a seasoning. The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) eating plan is part of a healthy lifestyle that focuses on incorporating foods that help lower high blood pressure, as well as incorporating physical activity into your daily routine. The DASH eating plan is not intended to treat hypertension but following some of the lifestyle modifications has been shown to lower blood pressure for individuals. If you are under the care of a physician due to hypertension, be sure to follow his or her advice.

NETBIO to hold sale Friday, July 15

The Northeast Texas Beef Improvement Organization (NETBIO) has already closed the consignment book on its next sale scheduled for Friday, July 15 with 6,400 head of pre-conditioned cattle signed up for the sale. NETBIO producers who have cattle ready for the market and missed the July sale are encouraged to...

Strategies for feed supplementation of cattle with Mario Villarino

Recently, during a livestock show in Sulphur Springs, I visited with somebody in the audience related to the show. As I was trying to explain the process, he recognized the complexity of agriculture today. He later on made me the comment of how difficult is for somebody like him to understand agriculture sometimes. He then suggested for me to write about agricultural principles to the general public without an agricultural background. To many, agriculture comes as a second nature. Just like any other professional, we talk and learn about details related to the challenges we encounter. I am aware that as an educator, these ‘concerns” might not be shared with everybody and that those at starting points of their agricultural development can get lost. Soon after the show, I received a phone call related to feeding of cattle. As I was preparing to call him back, I recognize how complex just this could be (feeding cattle) and how many scenarios and circumstances can influence the proper way to feed cattle. Today, I am sharing with you STRATEGIES FOR FEED SUPPLEMENTATION OF CATTLE with you. There are several reasons for me to address this topic with you today: a) although in better situation than other parts of Texas, Hopkins County is suffering drought, which compromises forage quantity and quality and b) because of other regions of Texas where grains are produced are also also under drought conditions, the ingredients (also known as feedstuffs) normally used to feed cattle might or not be available to feed cattle this time around.