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The old and new GI Bill

The Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, commonly known as the "G.I. Bill," was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans (commonly referred to as G.I.'s). Many of us, of my generation and older, are familiar with this bill. Both my father, and my wife's ...

Heart of America Library News 8-15

Some items new to our shelves include a biography titled "Lab Girl" by Hope Jahren. Acclaimed scientist Hope Jahren has built three laboratories in which she's studied trees, flowers, seeds, and soil. Her first book is a revelatory treatise on plant life-but it is also so much more. The core of ...

Should churches have taken virus money?

Every discussion of separation of church and state evokes loud voices, sometimes shouting. Many do not accept it as a governmental principle even though brighter people than us have debated and accepted it. After all, James Madison and Thomas Jefferson were no slouches.So at the risk of ...

Dakota Recreation Report 8-15

Outdoor notes:*Remaining deer licenses now available on first-come-first-served basis. Go to the N.D. Game & Fish Dept. website, (gf.nd.gov) for details and application.*Aug. 22: Fall crow season opens.*N.D. Dept. of Environmental Quality blue-green algae warning for Stump Lake and ...

A Broiler Kebabs Meal

Lloyd Groff Copeman is credited with inventing the electric stove over 100 years ago. He founded Copeman Electric Stove in 1912. Five years later, in 1917, he sold this company to the Westinghouse Electric Corporation.He had several other inventions on the back burner that were starting to heat ...

How Much Do Lives Matter?

Since the daytime murder of a black person by a renegade cop in Minneapolis, society has been arguing over the flag slogan of the African-American community, "Black Lives Matter". This was answered by a bigoted response that 'All Lives Matter".It seems in a civilized society that the lives of ...

Inspire Your Menus With Fresh Basil

I plucked some basil sprigs from our herb garden and I removed the flowering parts.I knew I should pick leaves fairly often to keep the plant productive. I also knew not to pick the plant bare.Leave at least one-fourth of the basil leaves and remove the plant's energy-draining flowers.As I ...

Dakota Gardener: Beware of the Garden Glutton

Parents of teenagers often say, "My kids are eating me out of house and home. I can't believe how much they eat."Just be glad you are not feeding a hornworm. They eat four times their weight every day!Imagine if your 150-pound teenage boy had the appetite of a hornworm and you took him to ...

Debunking hot peppers myths

Enjoy the spicy heat hot peppers add to your meals without concern for the many myths surrounding these garden vegetables. Here are a few you may have heard but are not true.Growing both hot and sweet peppers in the garden will not add spicy heat to the sweet varieties. Peppers are normally ...

Heart of America Library News

The U.S. Census Bureau will be at the Heart of America Library on Wednesday, Aug. 5 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. to answer questions or assist people with doing their census report. This is a good opportunity to ask questions if you have them and to take care of getting your information ...