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By Martha A. Raasch, County Extension Agent For 4-H The Area 4-H Demonstrations was held Saturday, April 30 at the Hen- derson Community College. Eleven Ohio County demonstration winners participated in the District Event. All participants from Ohio County were blue ribbon winners while five entries were first alternates for the state demonstration event. From the Horse Branch 4 & 6 grade 4-H Club under the directorship of Mr. Kermit Evans were David Clark and Dale Schroader in the general category with their demonstration on "How to Set a Trap." Ricky Daugherty and Roger Morris entered the Animal Science category with their demonstration 0n "How to Care for Hogs." Tracy Renfrow, also from Horse Branch gave a "How to Make a Terrarium" demonstration. From the Wayland Alexander 4-H Club two girls gave demonstrations. Tammy Alvey in the creative crafts category showed "How to Make a Spice Rack" while Shannon Stewart with her foods demonstration showed "How to Make Lime Fizz." Timmy Young and Joe Barrett both of the Liberty 4-H Club had out- standing illustrated talks. Mr. Young's demonstration was "How to Care for Teeth," while Mr, Barrett's demonstration was "Gun Safety." Dundee 4th & 5th Grade 4-H Club had one outstanding 4-H'er to boast about, Bobble McGrew gave a daisy food demonstration on a very delicious "Fluffy Salad." Pleasant Ridge 4-H also had one area demonstration participant with Carl Gosset who gave his demon- stration on "Simple Light Circuit" in the electric category. Two judges were selected from Ohio County to judge at the Area Demonstration Event, Mr. Kermit Evans, of Morgantown and Mrs. Mac McGrew, of Fordsville. Mrs. Norma Barrett served as a room monitor for the event. A special thanks is extended to all teachers, 4-H leaders, parents, teen leaders, and iudges who helped Ohio County 4-H Club fare so well at the 1977 demonstration event. Liberty ,l-H Club was well represented at the Area Demonstration Event at Henderson with Joe Barrett demonstrating gun safety and Timm " Y(mng displaying "How To Care For Your Teeth". " ii//I~ :I'~VI~i i Bobby McGrew of Dundee 4-H Club gave a dairy foods demonstration on "ltow To Make Fluffy Salad" at the Area Demonstration Event at Henderson Community College. The 1947 class of Centertown High School held their 30th reunion April 9 at Sheffield's Restaurant in Beaver Dam with a buffet dinner. It was an evening filled with shared memories of school years and the four years since the last get-together. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Van (Virginia Barnes) Reel, Owensboro; Mr. and Mrs. Red (Ellen Faye Hunter) Cowhead, Camp- bellsville; Mr. and Mrs. Conrad (Claradine Boyd) Brown, East Chicago, Ind.; Mr. and Mrs. Tex Jackson, Elizabethtown; Mr. and Mrs. Morgan Duncan, McHenry; Lyman Barnes, Centertown, and his sister Mrs. Jerry Bishop from New Jersey; John Adams and his daughter Kathy, Grayson. Guests were teachers, Mrs. Myrtle Calvert and Mrs. Martin Williams both from Centertown. The next reunion will be in 1982. John M. Kavanaugh, County Extension Agent Fez Agriculture Keep close watch on your tobacco plant beds. Insects and disease are taking their toll. Most of the insect damage is from flea beetles and slugs. If you used Di-Syston granules before you seeded your bed, this should take care of flea beetles, but in some instances it is not. Where this is the case, then you can use two tablespoons of 75 per cent S.P. Or- thene in three gallons 0fwa r per 1,01) ft. x 9 ft. plant bed, and this should give good flea beetle control. After your plants get at least seven leaves, then you can use Sevin. If you use the 50 per cent wettable powder, then 12 tablespoons in at least three gallons of water for a 100 yard bed. For slugs use a metaldehyde bait according to label directions. Spread bait in the evening on the ground and not on the plants. Diseases I have seen during the past week were mostly Anthraenose. This disease causes small dead spots on the leaves and stems of the tender plants. The spots gradually enlarge and turn light brown or white. This is a fungus disease and is spread by spores. What to use to control it? A good fungicide such as Ferbam, Maneb, Zineb or Polyram. Go by label directions. If not on label then use 5 level tablespoons of Ferbam or 2Vz level tablespoons of Zineb or one level teaspoon of Maneb per gallon of water. Use three gallons of this mixture per 100 yard bed. Treat each 5 to 7 days and after each rain. You must keep a coating on the plants. For further information, call the Ex- tension Office (298-7441). Bird Repellent Treatment For Seed Corn Have you had trouble with birds taking up your newly planted corn? If so, you should try a new product that will keep the birds from taking up the seed (so they say). The product is called Mesurol 50 per cent Hopper- Box Treater. The label states that Mesurol 50 per cent Hopper-Box Treater bird repellent is effective in preventing feeding damage to newly planted corn (including field, sweet and popcorn). Blackbirds are repelled from treated fields before they can cause significant loss of seeds or seedlings. Use directions -- apply Mesural 50 per cent HBT at planting at a rate of I lb. per 100 lbs. of seed corn (9 oz. per bushel). Thoroughly mix the material with the seed to allow for uniform coating. You should find the product at your pesticide dealer or he should be able to get it for you. The product per- formed well in test locations across Kentucky last spring as a bird repellent. natur news By Archie B. Gtag8, US SCS Row crop farmers are breaking new ground in seedbed preparation ideas. Small wonder this quick tur- nover when you consider the payoffs many are earning with no-tillage. By retiring your plow and limiting seedbed prep@dl the row areas where theki ed'Vs dr 'pped, you , stand to save on several counts -- soil d mpaction, labor, tractor and im- plement costs, reduced erosion. Leaving row middle rough means growth of annual weed is slowed. On the basis of trips across the field, you can trim the number from eleven for conventional tillage down to a single trip with zero-tillage. It has been estimated that zero tillage may reduce your labor requirements 70 to 80 percent during the spring rush. Chances are you can tighten down your machinery costs as much as 75 per cent. From a time stand point, a once over planter operates at about the same speed as a conventional rig. Where you gain is the time normally spent on spring plowing and preparing seedbed. No tillage trials have yielded less than the conventional tillage and in some cases they have yielded as much as 15 to 22 percent higher than the conventional method. The farmers of the future that are farming sloping cropland are either doing no tillage on their farm or definitely considering it. a T. C. Sanderfur Farm Bureau Insurance Hartford - Phone 298-7354 " gl Homeowners, Life-Aulo, Blue Cro.~% Mobile llomes SEE OR CALL US FOR ALL YOUR FARM & CROP COVERAGES NEAR MID-TOWN PLAZA - BEAVER DAM - 274-7171 'I By Nancy S. Sheely, County Extension Agent 0 The Homemakers Clothing and Textile Chairmen attended their regular monthly training lesson this past Tuesday. The topic of this months lesson was Personal Grooming. The lesson was taught by Nancy Sheely, Ohio County Extension Agent for Home Economics. Mrs. Sheely began the lesson by defining good grooming as being cleanliness, exercise, posture, relaxation, adequate sleep, balanced diet and wholesome thoughts. In agreeing that good grooming should already be a habit with all of us, she went to discuss skin first. Each parson took a short test to discover what type of skin he had. By determining this, it is easier to decide on the proper skin care routine for each individual. It was also established that skin care did not consist of knowing the best way to apply make-up. Mrs. Sheely said that "Make-up is designed to de- emphasize beauty defects; it is not for skin care. As the less use, the healthier it is for She stated that, often feel a greater need to makeup to cover age we develop a greater make-up products." detailed discussion of types of make-up, what how to choose the best you, and how to uJe ventageously. No lesson on grooming complete without care. We discussed hair cull to style your hair to on facial features. described different products, including products, their purpose, them, and how to buy In her conclusion she thing you could do for keep your make-up in tune life-style and to wear makes you comfortable dividual. Seven Ohio County Hommakers recently participated in the Cultural Arts Competition at the Green River Area Homemakers Council meeting. Those participating from Ohio County were: Bernice House, Tillle Canon, Edna Bozarth, Rose Ann Patterson and Phyllis Myers, all of the Otha Daniel Homemaker Club; Amanda Sheffield of the Hartford Homemakers, and Paula Tichenor of the No-Creek Homemakers. Ohio County had three exhibits chosen to represent the area. Bernice House had two exhibits chosen in the category of Crafts from Native Materials. Tillie Canon had one exhibit chosen in the weaving. These items display at the Ohio Office. 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