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Today's Features

  • Millersburg Garden Club is gearing up for a new year and celebrating a growth in membership.

  • Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announces that USDA is seeking applications for loans and grants to help rural businesses create jobs and spur economic development. The funding is being provided under the Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant (REDLG) program.
    “Boosting access to capital sparks job creation and revitalizes the rural economy,” said Vilsack. “USDA works in partnership with cooperatives and utilities across America, and we intend to utilize this program to leverage federal and private investments to put rural residents to work.”

  • ELMARCH UNITED
    METHODIST
    The Scholarship Fellowship will be held March 11 at 6 p.m. at Elmarch United Methodist Church. Please support this special service and fund.

    ST. JAMES A.M.E.
    The Rev. Jimmy Thomas of Lexington will be at St. James A.M.E. Church on March 11 at 3:30 p.m. for a worship service. Sponsored by the spring rally committee.

    VICTORY BAPTIST
    Victory Baptist Church will be holding a special program on March 11.

  • In a story told by Rabbi Kushner, a group of tourists on an African safari hired several native porters to carry their supplies for them. After three days the porters announced they needed to stop and rest for a day.
    They didn’t appear to be tired, so the tourists asked why the need to stop. The porters said, “We are not tired, but we have walked too far too fast and now we must wait for our souls to catch up to us.”
    I totally get that. I run and run and work and life zips by and my soul gets left behind in the dust.

  • THURSDAY, March 8
    Northside Council. The Northside Elementary Site Based Council will meet Thursday, March 8 at 3:45 p.m. in the school library. The public is invited to attend.
    AppalSeeds Program (Heirloom Tomato Seeds). Thursday, March 8 at 6 p.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. This program is for adult patrons age 16 and older.  Pre-registration is required and is limited to the first 45 registrants.
    Berry City Commission will meet Thursday, March 8 at 7 p.m., at Berry City Hall. The meetings are open to the public.

  • March 12-16
    * Menus subject to change due to weather and delivery.

    BREAKFAST
    ST. EDWARD SCHOOL
    MONDAY: Pancakes and bacon or cereal, yogurt, fruit, juice choices, choice of milk.
    TUESDAY: Cereal choice w/toast and jelly, yogurt, fruit, juice choices, choice of milk.
    WEDNESDAY: Breakfast pizza or cereal, yogurt, fruit, juice choices, choice of milk.
    THURSDAY: Pancakes sausage wraps w/syrup or cereal, yogurt, fruit, juice choices, choice of milk.

  • The Harrison County Extension Office is planning a tobacco production meeting which will be held at the Harrison County 4-H Center on Wednesday, March 8. The meeting will begin at noon.
    Even though the number of producers have diminished over the last few years the acreage and poundage has leveled off or may be increasing a small amount. This meeting is to help those producers find ways to be more efficient while finding ways to improve the quality of their product.

  • I am plotting and planning and placing orders for onion sets and seed potatoes and summer crops that will be directly seeded in the garden once the temperatures really warm.
    I can barely stand the wait!  
    I have two trays of seedlings that I started about two weeks ago and have begun another round of kale, broccoli and Brussels sprouts in three more trays.
    My set up is not elaborate; it basically consists of a kit that includes a plastic dome that fits over a seed tray and pan.  

  • Late January brought USDA’s Cattle Inventory report, which provided an estimate of cattle numbers across the US. As expected, beef herd liquidation continued during 2011, despite the stronger fall markets. The severe drought that plagued much of the southern plains pushed many cows to slaughter and forced many ranchers to reduce their herd size. Estimated beef cow numbers fell by three percent, which is the largest single year decrease in many years.