MONEYSAVING / MARY HANCE / MS. CHEAP: Ms. Cheap showed how an inexpensive soil test can give you better grass, flowers and vegetables. To get your soil tested, get a soil sample box from your county agriculture agent, from the soil-testing lab at the Ellington Agricultural Center. Follow the directions on the box and enclose a check for $7 made out to the University of Tennessee and send it or deliver it to the Soil, Plant and Pest Center, 5201 Marchant Drive, Nashville, TN 37211. You will receive a report within a week or so by mail or email. If you need more information, call the soil lab at (615)832-5850.
CELEBRITY / SCOTT MACINTYRE / AMERICAN IDOL CONTESTANT: Scott talked about his season on American Idol, organ donation, and his autobiography. "By Faith, Not By Sight" is available in bookstores everywhere. For information visit www.scottmacintyre.com. To learn more about organ donation go to www.donatelife.net.
PLANTS / SUZIE CONN / MASTER GARDENER: Suzie showed some plants that are easy to grow. The First Annual Williamson County Master Gardeners' One Day Plant Sale is Saturday, April 13 from 10am to 3pm (rain or shine) at the Carnton Plantation, off Lewisburg Pike in Franklin, TN. The event is free and open to the public. For more information visit www.wcmga.net.