Ryan, Sowards lead Lady Indians to easy win in season opener, 57-36 over Felicity Senior Profile: Wes Hayslip Justice off to hot start at VSU County boys’ squads on display in annual SHAC Preview Night ‘Operation Christmas Child’ collects 1,707 shoe boxes for needy children Two animal cruelty cases investigated in Adams County DP&L considers closing power-generating plants in county Holiday spirit makes an early appearance in Adams County Chester A Mann Jeffrey A Daley Sr Michael G Tincher DAR sponsors Good Citizen Award Ohio’s young hunters harvest nearly 6,000 deer during Youth Gun Season Senior Profile: Kayle Thomas Helen N Hiestand Rev Walter R Egnor Sr Betty Beam Jamie L Corrill Jeffrey L Heppard Edsel L Massey Jr It is time to stop and take time to give thanks on a special day Another year to be very thankful for Senior Profile: Savannah McCoy McCoy signs to continue golf career at SSU North Adams hosts SHAC Girls Preview DAR commemorates 50th anniversary of Vietnam War Historical Society honors veterans Star Wars routine leads Fancy Free Cloggers to ‘America’s Got Talent’ A Day at the Opera Eagle Creek draws community to Thanksgiving celebration Ward ekes out victory over Worley in county commissioner race Mary A Garman Ronald L Palmer Joseph S McClanahan II Emma O Hayslip Devils slip by Georgetown in Foundation Game Hupp, Hunter, Wolke named OSSCA Second Team All-State Senior Profile: Kain Turner Lady Devils romp in Foundation Game Oh, those aromas coming from Mom’s kitchen What Became My Biggest Project Deer gun season set to begin ‘Trees to Textbooks’ shares revenues with local schools and communities BREAKING NEWS Winchester’s Baxter wins Miss Ohio USA 2017 pageant Genny Elkins Pauline S Stevenson Donald E Lewis Sr Charlotte R Seaman Ruth Prater Bennie Skaggs Gertrude Swayne West Union High School hosts impressive Veterans Day ceremonies Peebles Elementary hosts ceremony to honor local veterans Duke Energy exits Killen and Stuart Plants GE Aviation hosts annual Veterans Day celebration Senior Profile: Logan Gordley Jeffrey A Brown Sr Peebles Library welcomes local author and survivor on Nov. 19 Homer C Eldridge Robert W Schomberg One Commissioner race too close to call in unofficial count Voters approve majority of county levies on Tuesday’s election ballot NAES Sixth Graders practice the democratic process Honoring one who gave the ‘last full measure of devotion’ Overcoming adversity, veteran of Iraq War opens local business Senior Profile: Ben Figgins Senior Profile: Macy Mullenix SHAC Basketball Previews are set for Nov. 18 and 25 Trio of local golfers finish careers with trip to the highest level of high school competition Peebles sophomore Jenny Seas finishes sixth in OHSAA state cross-country meet Upset win sends Trump to the White House ACRMC awarded plaque for 50 years of service Peebles Elementary releases Honor Roll for First Nine Week Grading Period BREAKING ELECTION NEWS! Senior Profile: Jordyn Kell Orlie H Kirker Military homecoming at NAES Second half spells doom as Greyhounds fall to Hillcrest 42-12 in finale Senior Profile: Sarah McFarland WU’s Horton will continue golf career at SSU Lady Devils’ season ends in heartbreak with 3-2 loss in District championship battle Christine R. Ritchey Operation Christmas Child begins Nov. 14 Mental Health levy on tomorrow’s ballot Wanda L. Nixon David Rogers Robert “Bobby” Leonard Keneth Waters Commissioner Worley seeks re-election Republican challenger vies for Commissioner’s seat Charles Cooper Thelma J White Kayleigh L Crothers AEP Ohio employees support Breast Cancer Awareness Month WUHS holds annual Beta Club and Honor Society inductions When Saturday mornings belonged to the kids of the house Senior Profile: Gloria Purdin Green-White Night, OHSAA Meeting at WUHS on Nov. 9
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Check those September gardening tasks

Can it really be the middle of September? The first day of fall is upon us and I always feel a little panicked as September comes to a close. My project “wish list” seemed to grow longer this summer. I had some fantastic surprises in the garden this year, but as always some of my projects are rolling over to next growing season.

It’s time to re- check September’s list of gardening tasks that includes:

-Continue watering your garden as needed during dry weather

-Continue collecting seeds for next year’s garden

-Continue checking regularly for signs of pests and diseases

-Continue weeding your beds

-Cover water gardens with netting to catch any falling leaves

-Water newly planted trees and shrubs once a week

-Cut back ragged-looking perennials

-Divide perennials

-Divide peonies

-Plant tulips

-Continue direct-seeding lettuce, endive and spinach

-Continue harvesting herbs

-Clean up areas of the vegetable garden that have finished producing

-Refresh containers with fall annuals such as asters, mums, flowering kale, and cabbage

-Continue composting

-Take a walk around your gardens and start making a “to do” list for next season

If you have a cold frame, be sure to get it cleaned out and ready for direct-seeding of lettuce and spinach that you can enjoy in the colder months

There is still time for you to become a more informed gardener and join the OSUE Master Gardener Volunteer training classes starting Oct. 7. Classes will meet on Wednesday and Thursday of each week from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. (with one hour for lunch). The Wednesday class will meet at the Public Library in Mt. Orab, and the Thursday class will be held at the Hillsboro campus of Southern State Community College.

The training consists of 14 classes meeting on Oct. 7, Oct. 8, Oct. 14, Oct. 15, Oct. 21, Oct. 22, Oct. 28, Oct. 29, Nov. 4, Nov. 5, Nov. 12, Nov. 18, Nov. 19, and Nov. 25. You must attend 13 classes to obtain the 50 hours of training required. The charge for the course will be $150 (after October 2 – $160). Once trained and if you complete the 50 hours of volunteer time within a year, $100 will be refunded. If you are interested please call the OSUE office in Georgetown at 937-378-6716.

It’s time for me to pull tomato plants and put cages away. I need to move the Rabbit Patch Garden Fence before winter so that crops can be rotated next spring. What big projects are on your list that need to be done before the snow flakes begin to fall? Tick tock tick tock, it won’t be long!

See you at the Brown County Fair. Stop by the OSUE Brown County Master Gardener Volunteer booth and learn more about attracting birds, butterflies, bees and wildlife to your garden.

Submitted by Faye Mahaffey

OSUE Brown County Master Gardener Volunteer

One of the latest gardening projects
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By Faye Mahaffey

OSUE Brown County Master Gardener Volunteer

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