Rita Tarvin Rocket win streak reaches five G-Men ascend to 4-0 in SBAAC National Division with win at Williamsburg Jays soar to 3-1 with win at North Adams Young Lady Jays improving as season progresses Mary J Yockey Callie J Maynard Windle Blanton Daisy D Nevels RULH HS students visit Jungle Jims Aberdeen Council has busy end of the year River Village Christmas celebration begins SR 41 now open Gast’s three-point shower drowns the Tigers Lady Rockets capture wins over Ripley, Batavia Keplinger signs with Shawnee State Warriors down the Devils, fall to the Greyhounds Broncos edge out Williamsburg, 53-50 Carol S Newman John E Short RULH Elementary names ‘Go Green’ Students RE/MAX Local Experts opens in Williamsburg RULH wraps up ‘No Shave November’ fundraiser Eleven indicted by Brown County Grand Jury Donald C Vance John C Morris Rebecca E Simpson Hot start sets pace for Broncos’ 85-40 win over CNE G-Men get off to 1-1 start Lady Rockets start off season with tough string of road games Basketball Special: 2017-18 Katherine J Wolfe Virginia J Germann Rev Commadora Manning Mona K Kirker Ohio Rural Heritage Association donates to Food Pantry RULH FCCLA attends meeting in D.C. RULH MS students try ‘Tabletop Twitter’ Ripley Village Christmas update Bonita Planck Carol J Wagner Christopher O Richey Sr Five new members to enter WBHS Athletic Hall of Fame Blue Jays ready to soar under Woodward Fischer named to OPSWA All-Ohio First Team of football all-stars High school girls’ hoop action kicks off in Brown County Formation of new joint Fire & EMS District discussed RULH students learn about ‘Global Food’ Personal financial management class at RULH High School Dale G Ferriel John E Slack Nicholas A Arthur Bonnie J Roush Charles E Faul Phyllis A Mills Carl L Watson Marc W Bolce Robert R Moore Robert K King June R Williams William T Ishmael Sr Deborah J Napier High school hoop action begins Fayetteville SAY Girls Wing Soccer Team finishes season among state’s Final Four Devils visit Georgetown for OHSAA Foundation Games Grandfather charged in boy’s death ‘Real Money’ at RULH Middle School Ripley High School celebrates Veterans Day Reward increases for information leading to conviction in Stykes’ murder Ripley Village Christmas update Kenneth M McKinley Vilvens signs with Mount St. Joseph SBAAC awards girls tennis all-stars Layman inducted into Miami University Athletic Hall of Fame SBAAC hands out awards to First Team girls’ soccer all-stars John D Marks Aberdeen Police Department receives ‘Shop With a Cop’ donation Benefit to take place Nov. 17 for Grace Copple St. Michael students take part in Community Soup Supper Voters return Worley to the bench Ruby A Ratliff Donna J Moore Stella M Glasscock Ellen L Gelter Alverda T Guillermin Justin N Beach EHS dedicates ‘Kiser Court’ SBAAC awards First Team football all-stars, winning teams Sizer earns SBAAC American Division Volleyball Player of Year honors for 3rd straight year Broncos to host Blue Jays for OHSAA ‘Jimmy Young’ Foundation Game, Nov. 17 Vern W Kidd Jr Brown County Election Results – 2017 Michael D Hines Raymond W Napier Leslie E Boyle Gary L Barber RULH NHS welcomes new inductees K-9 Units and handlers visit RULH High School EMS members honored for service Road work on Ripley streets to begin

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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