Floyd Newberry Jr Donna F Lang Gene Warren Dwight L Fulton Virginia A O’Neil Anne L Durbin-Thomas Marietta Dunn Charles L Latchford Broncos win ‘Battle of 32’ Lady Broncos claim win over Bethel-Tate Jays top Warriors, fall to Mustangs Lady Warriors claim top spot in SHAC with win over Lynchburg-Clay Broncos buck the Lions, 54-51 James N DeHaas Questions still linger in Stuart explosion New direction for Brittany Stykes case New public safety director now on duty in Brown Co. Fayetteville Mayor anticipates a good year for the village Chamber of Commerce announces awardees Robert Bechdolt Carl E Lindsey Audrey F Maher LeJeune Howser Tammy L Connor Henry C Mayhall Jr Chad Spilker Frank W Kemmeter Jr Wanda J Howard Dorothy Huff Colon C Malott Eastern varsity teams come out on top to capture Brown County Holiday Classic crowns WBHS Army JROTC hosts rifle shooting competition Bronco varsity wrestling team unbeaten at 8-0 Blue Jays finish 1-1 in Ripley Pepsi Classic Mona G Van Vooren Hiram Beardsworth Avery W McCleese Ethel E Long Children learn safety from ‘Officer Phil’ Microchips can help locate lost pets Local GOP plans trip to Washington Three sentenced in common pleas Estel Earhart Roy Stewart Tenacious ‘D’ leads Lady Jays to victory over Blanchester on day one of Ripley Pepsi Classic Fayetteville’s Thompson, Jester earn SWOFCA All-City honors Jays fall to Blanchester on first day of Pepsi Classic Ticket details announced for OHSAA basketball and wrestling state tournaments Jerri K McKenzie Randy D Vaughn Georgetown JR/SR high to have new library Georgetown saw many improvements in 2016 Three sentenced in common pleas court Esther O Brown G-Men go on scoring rampage for 77-41 win over Cardinals Warriors climb to 4-2 with wins over West Union, Lynchburg Rockets top Whiteoak for first win Shirley M Bray Carter Lumber closes in G’town Wenstrup looks forward to 2017 Seven indicted by county grand jury John Ruthven holds pre-Christmas Open House New pet boarding facility now open in Georgetown Denver W Emmons Carl W Liebig Mary L McKinley Blake C Roush Louis A Koewler William D Cornetet Western Brown dedicates Perry Ogden Court Lady Warrior win streak hits 5 Lady Rockets wrap up tough week on the hardwood Barons rally for win over Broncos Georgetown to hire two paid Firefighter/EMT’s Noble receives statewide law enforcement award County helps family in need after house fire Flashing signs banned in G’town historic district ‘Christmas Extravaganza’ at Gaslight Thelma L Ernst Roy L Bruce Ken Leimberger Cathye J Bunthoff Lending a holiday helping hand G’Town Christmas Parade enjoyed by spectators Mt. Orab Auto Mall collects over 1,100 canned goods for local families “Celebration of Lights” held at fairgrounds Thirteen indicted by grand jury Lady Warriors hit the hardwood with high expectations Warriors reload after graduating four starters Six seniors hit the hardwood for Rockets Lady Rockets packed with size, talent Lady G-Men to rely heavily on young talent G-Men seek improvement after last year’s three-win season Skilled crew on the return for the Blue Jays Broncos begin quest for SBAAC American Div. crown Lady Broncos working hard toward SBAAC American Div. title after finishing as league runner-up last season Experienced crew of Lady Jays return to the hardwood Stephen C Foster Mary J Fitzgerald Tyler Hesler

Ohio River Valley Agronomy Day

Ohio River Valley Agronomy Day is scheduled at the Mason County Extension Office in Maysville, Ky. The program is free and begins 9 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3. You are asked to RSVP by the end of the day on Monday, Feb. 1, so they can get a lunch count. The number to call is 606-564-6808.

The program will include a mix of topics throughout the day. The will be updates on wildlife control in your crops, disease update, insect issues will be addressed, new pesticides that will be available this year, and controlling weeds. Dr. J.D. Green will do a session on controlling weeds in your hay and pastures. Later Dr. Green will address the issue of managing resistant weeds in crops.

Pesticide and Fertilizer Dates

Last week while in the Brown County office I checked on the numbers for the upcoming classes for Pesticide and Fertilizer, and noticed that only about a third of those with licenses that will expire in March, have signed up for the classes. We need to get the sign ups taken care of soon.

Without a pesticide license a two-hour session will not get you the credit needed for fertilizer certification, for private or commercial. If you do not have a pesticide license you are required to have a three-hour training session. Three hour trainings are available in Pike County 2 p.m. Jan. 26 and Wilmington College on March 11 (note the corrected date). To register in Pike County call 740 289-4837 and Wilmington call 937 382-0901.

The sessions are as follows: Monday, Feb. 8, at North Adams High School. This session will begin 5 p.m. with Fertilizer training until 7 p.m. Then we will break for pizza followed by the pesticide re-certification from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m.

Southern State Community College in Hillsboro. This session begins 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 18 with Fertilizer training until noon. Then we will break for pizza followed by pesticide re-certification from 12:30 until 3:30 p.m.

Southern Hills Board Office on Hamer Rd in Georgetown. This session begins 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 22, with Fertilizer training until noon. Then we will break for pizza followed by pesticide re-certification from 12:30 until 3:30 p.m.

Remember to pre-register early. You can call 937-378-6716 or you can email Cindy at kratzer.11@osu.edu. Please mail payment to the Brown County Extension office at 325 W. State St. Bldg. B Georgetown, Ohio 45121.

GAP Training for Tobacco Producers

Once again those of you who plan to produce tobacco in 2016 will need to attend a Good Agricultural Practices session. This training is required each year. I will have additional dates announced soon, but the first date will be 1 p.m. Feb. 25 at the Frisch’s in West Union. Seating is limited, so please register early. Later that evening there will be another GAP session in Maysville at the Maysville Community and Technical College beginning 6 p.m.

To register for any of the GAP sessions here locally, please call the Adams County office at 937-544-2339. Barbie will take your registration information for the free GAP training. You can also go to www.gapconnections.com to see additional training sessions.

Fruit and Vegetable Training

Pesticide and Fertilizer training is mostly geared toward traditional agriculture, but there is some more specific training for fruit and vegetable producers coming up on Feb. 2 in Loveland at the Oasis. This will be part of the Southwestern Ohio Fruit, Vegetable and Specialty Crop Conference.

I have fliers in the offices, but the information is also available online at http://go.osu.edu/swohfvsc . The conference begins with opening remarks at 9:15 a.m. and will run until nearly 3:30 p.m.

If you grow fruits and vegetable and you are looking for more information, I think you need to take a look at this conference. It is loaded with options and outstanding speakers. If you do not have the internet, stop by or call one of our local offices. The Adams County office is 937-544-2339, Brown County at 937-378-6716 and Highland County at 937-393-1918. You can call my cell at 937-515-2314.

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