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Consumer Reports Tests shows Conventional Ground Beef Twice as Likely to Contain Superbugs as Sustainable Beef

 

Consumer ReportsYonkers, NY – In Consumer Reports new tests of ground beef, 18 percent of the beef samples from conventionally-raised cows contained dangerous superbugs resistant to three or more classes of antibiotics used to treat illness in humans compared with just 9 percent of beef from samples that were sustainably produced.

Consumer Reports’ investigation comes as food poisonings are striking an estimated 48 million people in the U.S. each year with beef being a top cause of outbreaks. «Read the rest of this article»

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Annual Homeplace Trades Fair to be held Labor Day Weekend at Land Between the Lakes

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – The Homeplace 1850s Working Farm and Living History Museum will gather traditional trades and crafts people to share knowledge of vanishing folk art skills at the annual 1850s Homeplace Trades Fair on Labor Day weekend at Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area.

The trades fair will be held Saturday and Sunday, September 5th and 6th, from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Admission is $5.00 ages 13 and older, $3.00 ages 5-12, and free for ages 4 and under.

The Homeplace at Land Between the Lakes. (Kelly Best Bennett)

The Homeplace at Land Between the Lakes. (Kelly Best Bennett)

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Tennessee Comptroller’s Office reports problems within Clarksville-Montgomery County School System’s Nutrition Program

 

Tennessee Comptroller of the TreasuryNashville, TN – The Tennessee Comptroller’s Office has released an investigation detailing concerns with the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System’s Child Nutrition Department and the Clarksville Child Nutrition Association.

The Child Nutrition Department is primarily responsible for all cafeteria operations, and the Nutrition Association is a nonprofit school support organization that raises funds by catering events and bake sales to pay travel and food expenses for school employees to attend conferences and trainings. «Read the rest of this article»

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LBL to host 44th Annual Trigg County Between the Rivers Homecoming August 9th

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Former residents of the Trigg County, Kentucky portion of Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area will gather for their annual Homecoming on Sunday, August 9th, at the Fenton pavilion. Fenton is located east of the Eggner’s Ferry Bridge on US68/KY80.

All former residents, relatives, and friends are invited. Those attending should bring food, beverages, lawn chairs, and any other picnic or recreation items they wish. Restrooms, picnic tables, and grills are provided. «Read the rest of this article»

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Land Between the Lakes Quota Deer Hunt Application Deadline nears

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Hunters wanting to hunt during the 2015 Quota Deer Hunt at Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area must apply by July 31st.

To submit applications by July 31st, hunters can apply online, 24/7, at www.landbetweenthelakes.us and click on the quota hunt application link (on the Home page or Hunting page). Additionally, hunters can call 270.924.2065, 8:00am-4:00pm, Monday through Friday. The application fee is $5.00 online, or $7.00 by phone. «Read the rest of this article»

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Land Between the Lakes Wranglers Campground Hosts 19th Annual Rodeo July 17th and 18th

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN Wranglers Campground will host the 19th Annual Primitive Rodeo, Friday and Saturday, July 17th and 18th at Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area. The rodeo is open to the public.

Admission is $10.00 ages 13-59, $8.00 ages 60+, $6.00 ages 7-12, and free for children 6 and under. A family pack option is also available for $25.00 which includes admission for 2 adults and 2 children. Bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating. Food vendors will be available; coolers are not allowed.

Horse enthusiasts enjoy an evening of rodeo fun during Wranglers Primitive Rodeo in July. (Staff photo)

Horse enthusiasts enjoy an evening of rodeo fun during Wranglers Primitive Rodeo in July. (Staff photo)

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Birds, Bugs, Snakes, and More at Land Between the Lake’s Cool Critters Day July 11th, 2015

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Get an up-close look at birds, bugs, snakes, turtles, and more during Cool Critters Day at Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes, Saturday, July 11th, 2015, from 10:00am-4:00pm. Event admission is $5.00 per person; ages 4 and under are free. All programs are included with admission.

See live tropical birds up-close, pose for a picture with a snake, touch a tarantula, and stare down a snapping turtle.

Alligator Snapping Turtle at Land Between the Lakes' Woodlands Nature Station. (Brooke Gilley, LBL)

Alligator Snapping Turtle at Land Between the Lakes’ Woodlands Nature Station. (Brooke Gilley, LBL)

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Clarksville Center for Audiology says Healthier Diet May Help Preserve Your Hearing

 

Clarksville Center for AudiologyClarksville, TN – It’s well known that healthy eating habits can promote better overall health within the body, as well as alleviate a number of diet-related illnesses and diseases.

According to a new examination of the eating habits of 2,366 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey participants, those who eat more fruits and vegetables might also have better hearing — even if they’re exposed to more noise.

Eatting more fruits and vegetables may help you hear better.

Eatting more fruits and vegetables may help you hear better.

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LBL’s The Homeplace to hold Traditional Independence Day Celebration July 4th

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLOffice of Land Between the Lakes, KY/TN – People wanting a more traditional celebration on the Fourth of July, will find one full of historical fun at the Homeplace 1850’s Working Farm and Living History Museum in Land Between The Lakes.

Celebrate Independence Day from 1:00pm-4:00pm on Saturday, July 4th, with races, skillet tossing, horse shoes, old-time music, toys, and games.

Land Between the Lakes The Homeplace 4th of July Celebration. (LBL Staff photo)

Land Between the Lakes The Homeplace 4th of July Celebration. (LBL Staff photo)

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Land Between The Lakes gives Summer Safety Tips

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLOffice of Land Between the Lakes, KY/TN – U.S. Forest Service Law Enforcement Officers provide their annual list of safe habits to follow while recreating outdoors during one of the busiest times of the year–summer.

“We want everyone to have fun while they’re here,” explains Forest Service Law Enforcement Patrol Captain, Duane Cameron, “and often times practicing safe habits can make all the difference in the world.”

LBL Aerial of North End Canal. (Land Between the Lakes)

LBL Aerial of North End Canal. (Land Between the Lakes)

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