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Consumer Alert: Asbestos found in four crayon brands

“Get those crayons out of your mouth!” Most people have heard that growing up, and most have said it to their own kids. Now, there is a really good reason for not only getting certain crayons out of kids’ mouths, but out of the house as well. The crayons in question are Amscan Crayons, Disney Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Crayons, Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Crayons and Saban’s Power Rangers Super Megaforce Crayons. Additionally, two children’s educational crime scene investigator kits that include loose powder for fingerprints, the Edu Science Deluxe…

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Christian Concepts: The Elephant in the Room

It’s the elephant in the room. You know, something so big it cannot be ignored. It’s the Supreme Court of the United States’ June 26 ruling that same-sex marriage is a constitutional right and should be recognized throughout our nation in all fifty states. It is a stunning reversal of cultural norms. Despite the naysayers, our nation’s earliest documents, the Mayflower Compact, the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution are replete with wording that undeniably point to the fact our nation was founded in the midst of a…

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H4: Head, Heart, Hands, & Health – THINK FOOD SAFETY FOR SUMMER

Warmer weather brings on an increase of food borne illness during the summer months – better known to the general population as “food poisoning.” Many bacteria in foods and the environment can grow very fast at temperatures from 90°F to 110°F. These temperatures are typical summer temperatures in Florida, so picnics and grilling outdoors only increases the potential for illness. Because bacteria is invisible, it is hard to convenience people their summer meals served outdoors need special care. Amy Simonne, UF Extension Specialist in Food Safety and Quality, has a…

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Christian Concepts: Franklin’s appeal

July the Fourth 1776 is considered the birthday of our nation. It was on July the Fourth that our founding fathers signed the Declaration of Independence breaking our ties with Great Britain and precipitating the Revolutionary War. This July the Fourth is was 229th birthday. But the Declaration of Independence did not have the effect of law and did not make us a nation. It was the ratification of the Constitution of the United States more than a decade later that made us one nation under God. The Articles of…

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