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Today's Features

  • The 2009 Field Day will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 13 at the farm of Chapel and Rachel Mastin. The farm is located on Steffe Lane which is just off Highway 1940 (Ruddles Mills Road). The farming operation includes tobacco, corn, soybeans, green house operation and hay and grain storage.

    We will look at and discuss the farm situation and you will get to look at his diverse operations.

    The program will begin at 4:30 p.m. with dinner following the farm tour. With a meal being served, we ask you to call the Extension Office at 234-5510 for reservation of the program.

  • BERRY UNITED

    METHODIST

    Berry United Methodist will hold a bake sale at Wal-Mart in Cynthiana on Saturday, Oct. 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. or when sold out. Everyone welcome.

    A charity yard sale will be held Friday, Oct 16 from 8 a.m. to dusk and Saturday, Oct 17 from 8 a.m. to ??? at the First Methodist Church parking lot, corner of Pike and Church street, by Leono’s. Hosted by The Berry Methodist Church.Money collected will be given to The Methodist Childrens Home.

    COLEMANSVILLE

    CHRISTIAN

  • THURSDAY, Oct. 8

    Cynthiana Board of Adjustment will meet Thursday, Oct. 8 at 6 p.m. in the Planning Commission Office at the Harrison County Courthouse, South Main Street. The meetings are open to the public.

    Berry City Commission will meet Thursday, Oct. 8 at 7 p.m., at Berry City Hall. The meetings are open to the public.

    FRIDAY, Oct. 9

    Bookmobile. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Bookmobile will be available Friday, Oct. 9 from 3-4 p.m. at Grand Haven.

    SATURDAY, Oct. 10

  • 4-H Club Organization and Project Enrollment Progress

    We are meeting with all 4th and 5th graders and Middle School students to give them an opportunity to enroll in 4-H for the upcoming year. In addition all high school students grades 9-12, St. Edwards Club and Home School students are eligible to participate in 4-H. 4-H has a lot to offer the youth of Harrison County. The goals of 4-H include citizenship development and learning how to do many things through 4-H projects and activities.

  • COURTNEY

    The descendents of James, John and Will Courtney will hold their annual family reunion on Saturday, Oct. 3 at the Pleasant Green Baptist Church shelter. In case of bad weather it will be held in the church basement. Drinks, ice and eating utensils will be furnished.

    There will be another white elephant auction. Bring an item for the auction and as many recipes as you like for the Courtney cook book. The potluck will begin at noon.

    Any questions contact Carol Sosbe at 859-234-1903, Joyce Courtney at 859-234-1870, or Judy Faulkner at 859-234-9486.

  • John Russell Arnold Jr. was born to Russ and Crystle Arnold on Aug. 26, 2009. He weighed 8 lbs. 4 oz.

  • When our family travels, Dad drives, Mom rides shotgun, and Chloe and I sit in the backseat playing games, singing songs, and even watching DVDs from time to time. I never know where we are, where we are going, and how long it will take to get there, so “Are we there yet?” is my standard question. Usually, Dad answers, “Not yet, Woody.  It’s going to be another hour or so, just sit tight.” This time, Dad surprised me. “Woody, I thought you’d never ask.

  • When it comes to bulbs, we are not always met with consistent success. Before you blame the chipmunks, the guy who mows the grass or the bulb company for their lack-luster performance, consider some of the other factors that influence how well flowering bulbs flower. 

    Sunlight, crowded bulbs, pre-mature removal of foliage the previous season or a winter rest period that wasn’t cold enough or long enough may play a role in poor performance. 

  • •Mandy Marshall and Carlos Bras of Norfolk, Va. The wedding will be held on Oct. 10, 2009 at Kincaid Lake State Park in Pendleton County by invitation only.

  • Farm vs. specialty fertilizers

    Lawns can be fertilized with specialty turf fertilizers (normally available at local garden centers) or with farm fertilizers. The main advantages to the specialty fertilizers are:

    •Normally good nutrient ratios for turf.

    •Uniformity of particle size.

    •Low burn potential.

    •Calibration and application rate information printed on the bag.

    Most farm fertilizers do not have these advantages, but farm fertilizers are usually three to five time less expensive.