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Today's News

  • 2011 Extension Leadership Recognition Program
  • Planting soybean into sod has challenges, opportunity

    Planting soybean into sod is an option for producers looking to increase acres. Soybean could generate a gross return of $500 per acre, or more, depending on yield and marketing. Soybeans are also a good option for producers who need to renovate pasture and hayfields. Some producers have a lot of experience with soybean while others may be looking at the crop for the first time. The following guidelines attempt to be applicable to both groups of producers.
    Converting sod to soybean has some general challenges and opportunities.

  • Pre-emergent weed control measures start now

    Controlling certain weeds takes some strategic planning and mid-March the game begins. I personally don’t care about weeds in the lawn, but I do try to keep them out of the landscape beds and the vegetable garden.  
    I also prefer to approach the whole affair with as little chemical input as possible so I have developed a well-timed strategy of hand-weeding, mulching, using corn gluten as a pre-emergent and a little flame throwing, I’ll explain.
    As soil and air temperatures warm, weed seed begins to germinate.  

  • Reaching the top does not guarantee us not to fall

    Just in case you haven’t heard, I’m Employee of the Month.
    I’ve never, ever been Employee of the Month anywhere I’ve ever worked, although once I was Student of the Month in Mr. Taylor’s fourth grade class at Nevada Avenue Elementary School in Canoga Park, Calif.
    It went to my head and I pushed my desk up front and took it upon myself to erase the board, but it turned out Mr. Taylor wasn’t finished and the class yelled at me. I was never Student of the Month after that.

  • HCHS Students of the Month
  • Church News

    BEDFORD ACRES
    CHRISTIAN
    Join other women in the community for an event hosted by Bedford Acres Christian Church on April 1 and 2. The session will be simulcast live from Panama City, Fla. The speaker will be Priscilla Shirer, a Bible teacher.
    She is a graduate of the Dallas Theological Seminary with a Master’s degree in Biblical Studies. She is the author of many books and studies. She and her husband, Jerry founded Going Beyond Ministries.

  • Living life to the Fullest Everyday program offered

    Healthy aging involves more than just being physically healthy. Maintaining a sense of purpose and zest for life are key components in living life to the fullest. Knowing the basic formula for healthy aging will help to guide you through life’s ups and downs and give you a life of meaning and joy. To age well is to age with a positive attitude. Healthy aging advice, tips and humor make aging more enjoyable and more productive.

  • Be aware of potential hazards during planting season

    As farmers make plans to return to their fields for spring planting, Blue Grass Energy urges farm workers to be particularly alert to the dangers of working near overhead power lines. Electricity is one of the most overlooked, yet deadly hazards of working on a farm.
    According to the National Safety Council, farmers are at an increased risk for electrocution and electric shock injury compared to non-farmers. In fact, 3.6 percent of youth under the age of 20 who work and/or live around farms are killed each year from electrocution.

  • Uniform

    Army Pvt. Gary C. Thornberry has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
    During the nine weeks of training, Thornberry studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises.

  • 4-H Events

    Monday-Friday: 4-H Sewing Projects as scheduled
    Tuesdays: 4-H Crocheting Projects; 3:30-4:30 p.m., Extension Office
    Tuesdays: 4-H Quilting Projects; 3:30-5 p.m., Extension Office
    2nd Tuesdays: 4-H Shooting Sports Club, Harrison County Extension Office
    Wednesdays: 4-H Knitting Projects; 3:30-4:30 p.m., Extension Office
    2nd Wednesdays: 4-H Saddle N Spur Club, 6:30 p.m., Extension Office
    2nd Mondays: 4-H Rabbit Club, 4:30-5:30 p.m Extension Office

    March
    March 3-28 - 4-H School Club meetings