Pet of week – 11/12/2014

11-12 Pet of the Week

Valentine is a 3 year old mixed breed that very much needs a new home.  Valentine would love to be your only dog.  She gets along great with adults, children and cats, but is very jealous of other dogs.  … Read more

Pre-K visits Scarecrow Trail

11-12 AES-PreK-Scarecrow trail-Police

PreK students from Ackerman Elementary School went to the City Walking Track to see the Scarecrow Trail. They loved seeing all the different scarecrows as well as observing the changing colors of leaves on the trees. They all enjoyed a … Read more

Close encounters with the ever present bobcat

By Roy Hawkins

I was hunting turkeys on a friend’s property just off the Weir/Stewart Road when a commotion broke out immediately to the rear of where I sat with my back against a sizable oak tree. Never having been … Read more

Proper disposal of deer carcasses important to health

By James L. Cummins
Special to The Messenger

With the passing of each year, there appears to be an increasing number of deer carcasses appearing on roadsides and in streams or rivers. These dumping practices are not only illegal, but … Read more