by Norm Franker Social Security District Manager in Lawrence August 26 is known as Women’s Equality Day. On that date in 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was signed, giving women the right to vote. Social Security treats men and women equally. Men and women with identical earnings histories are treated exactly the [...]
by Kathleen W. Ward The best way a plant owner can protect trees and shrubs against heat stress and related injury is to help the plants do a better job of cooling themselves. “The only problem with that is: Heat isn’t the only problem,” said Jason Griffin, director of K-State Research and Extension’s John C. [...]
by Misty Pardini Healthy Start Home Visitor Jefferson County Health Department Summer is finally on the way, and it’s no doubt that children are getting excited already about all the extra time they will have and not have to worry about school. One of the last things that you want to happen is for your [...]
More than 450 adults and youth in Jefferson, Nemaha and Jackson counties participated in this year’s Walk Kansas program.
Almost 54 million people over the age of 20 have pre-diabetes. People with pre-diabetes are much more likely to go on to develop diabetes within the next 10 years.
Setting goals is often the first step to achieving your hopes and dreams for yourself and your family. Making a plan, however, is crucial to making those dreams a reality. This is especially true when it comes to a college education for your children. Starting a college savings plan when your children are young sets [...]
The workers of the world are working more. So says an annual study of employee benefit trends from MetLife. In 2010, 40 percent of employees admitted their workload had increased compared with the previous year. While there are many reasons that can account for a heavier workload at the office, heavy layoffs in countries across [...]
A child goes through approximately eight clothing size changes in the first two years of life. As he or she continues to grow, it’s not unlikely to see clothing sizes increase every 6 to 12 months, and then annually once the child enters school. It can be an expensive venture to clothe a child, and [...]
Glacial Hills Food Center is organizing a free “Starting a Food Business Workshop” from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29, at the Horton Community Center.
Why do people buy and play games? Entertainment value certainly factors in, but there are several other benefits to puzzles and games, including their educational value. Just think about what happens when children (or adults) sit down to play a board game or contemplate a puzzle. Individuals come together, learn lessons about getting along and [...]