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Elberta peaches should fare well in valley

Q: We have an Elberta peach that we harvest in August and the fruit is always small and on the mushy side. Are there better peaches we can grow?

Home for Holidays program nominations due by Dec. 1

Walker Furniture is seeking nomination letters on behalf of those in need for its Home for the Holidays program. This will mark the 20th consecutive year that the company will bring some joy and hope to Southern Nevadans in need by providing them with a houseful of new furniture in time for the holiday season.

Early toy makers did not encourage creativity

Old toys are different from those made today. Toy makers of long ago did not try to encourage creativity. A toy was made to resemble a known part of life — a house, car or pet — or perhaps a fantasy — a rocket ship or robot. Or they were puzzles meant to teach the alphabet or arithmetic, or character dolls from stories that told of good behavior or gave lessons from the Bible.

Line fades between indoor, outdoor fabrics

“Knowledge is of two kinds: We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.” Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), English author

Neglect likely to blame for shower’s ‘pregnant’ appearance

Q: I have a big problem. A section of ceramic tile near the base of one of the walls in my shower looked like it was pregnant. What’s worse, when I applied pressure on it, the wall would move in and out.

Mix not match

A little bit of this. A pinch of that. Sounds like a recipe for success.

Home and Garden briefs

Rose oil topic of Cooperative Extension, Rose Society meeting