Escambia County health officials are out with a rabies advisory for the West Pensacola area, after a raccoon tested positive for the disease last weekend.

“There was a scuffle between a raccoon and a couple of domestic dogs; and when the raccoon — who died during the scuffle — was tested [it] was found to be positive for rabies,” said Dr. John Lanza, Director of the Florida Department of Health in Escambia County.


How to get a good night’s sleep seems to be a recurring topic in our hectic, modern society. And with the Baby Boomers aging into growing sleep problems, it’s likely going to be a lucrative medical field as well.

For me, a good night’s sleep starts with my chickens. I’ll explain.

Doing anything new involves a learning curve. In our case, deciding 10 years ago to raise chickens for the eggs was definitely new. And we basically just jumped in after doing a little research. Which is where the learning curve comes in.