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Alabama Smoketree: A Beautiful Addition to Your Yard or Garden

…ne of Alabama’s treasures is the  Smoketree.  This tree is steadily gaining popularity and can be seen all across the state.

“As a result of selective breeding, the Smoketree has become popular in many landscapes throughout the state,”…

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Livestock Judging Contest

…ock Judging Contest is open to enrolled members of Alabama 4-H. 4-H membership is available for youth ages 9 to 18. The state contest consists of three different age divisions:

Junior Division: 4-H members who are between 9 and 11 year…

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Mountain Lions In Alabama?

…in movies and on the internet, but can we find mountain lions in Alabama? Commonly found in western parts of the United States, scientists say their range is expanding. The most recent confirmed sighting nearest to Alabama happened Septemb…

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Pet Health Vaccinations: Also Important for Humans


Rabies
Rabies is a public health threat. This is why a rabies vaccination is required by law for dogs and cats. Some state laws are different so it is important to know the law within your state. Animals generally receive their first …

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Getting Your Life Back After Identity Theft

AUBURN, Ala. – Identity theft is among the top three consumer complaints in the United States in 2017, according to the Federal Trade Commission. In today’s society, many purchases begin with either “swipe your credit card here” or “insert…

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Black Bears in Alabama

…populate much of the Southeast. Alabama is no exception, and there have been more and more sightings of them within the state. Dr. Jim Armstrong, an Alabama Extension wildlife specialist, sheds light on the current black bear population and…

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Beware of Ticks When Outdoors

…ushing it down the toilet.
Lyme Disease
Lyme disease is the most commonly reported vector-borne illness in the United States, with approximately 300,000 cases reported per year. Symptoms of Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever and E…

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Beware of Building and Recovery Scams After Storms

…t a name and number. You may call them back after you have checked their legitimacy with Better Business Bureau or your state attorney general’s office. Always check and be safe rather than not check and be sorry, even if they say they a…

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How to Submit Pond Water Samples

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To be completed by the county Extension office. Samples can be mailed to:

Name/Office:

Address:

City:

State:

Zip Code:

 

 

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Extension Offers Diabetes Education Programs

…e this disease but don’t know it. Alabama Extension offers various diabetes education programs to citizens across the state.

Donna Shanklin, an Alabama Extension coordinator for Lawrence County, working in human nutrition, diet and hea…

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