Manchester grad enjoys a “Super” Experience Taking Adams County patriotism to the state capitol John P Sininger Jo Ann Hayslip Harvey U Schrock Eunice G. Burgess Senior Profile: Kaulen St Michael Cox Racing returns to Brushcreek on April 2 Southern Hills Athletic Conference holds Winter Sports Awards ceremony Adams County provides multiple walking venues Adams County parks are tobacco-free Rhoads Memorial 5K Run/Walk is April 9 Peebles Elem. Staff of the Month Floyd E Maddy Raymond A Holt Derrick Poe Spencer E McFarland Mintie F Rogers Roberta Eylar Big Time Wrestling coming to NAHS Carl Tomlin CTC students help with storm clean-up Opening the door for high-tech jobs Jack R Slyger Thomas Stratton Jr Eastern Lady Warriors headed to Final Four Senior Profile: Logan Rogers Southern Hills Athletic Conference names 2016-17 All-Conference Basketball Teams Winchester PD continues assault on drugs Alonso joins Defender staff Sheriff to set up outpost in Manchester Johnson named OEDA Membership Chairperson Sherman E Young Ruth Jackman ‘Kitten Season’ comes to Ohio Manchester Council votes to disband PD Olde Wayside Inn under new management Two overdose on heroin Senior Profile: Ethan Parrett Adams/Brown Youth League holds postseason tourney Three nights of pain Furious rally falls short, Lady Devils again eliminated in Div. III district finals, 45-42 Oscar Moore Barbara J Finnegan Ohio Senate and House honor Miss Ohio USA Michael Eldridge Frances Towner Thelma R Williamson BREAKING NEWS: Manchester council votes to eliminate police department Before all dogs go to heaven Adaptive Bikes delivered in Adams County Adams County Junior Fair Market Hog Identification plans announced for 2017 Local couple takes ownership of two local businesses Jo Hanson to retire after nearly 50 years in banking Sierra Club, hero or villain? Greyhounds, Devils are runners-up in SHAC Tournaments Harold L Purdin Senior Profile: Jacob Wickerham 98-year old author publishes first book Early March storm packs destructive punch Jeeps rally in second half to end the Peebles season How about some post season awards? Thanks for all the great sports coverage PHS Principal hopes to expand students’ world view When spring becomes a promise Greg Lorenz Clay shoots the lights out, shoots down Greyhounds’ season Senior Profile: Savannah McFarland Devils put up a good fight, but fall to Portsmouth in sectional final, 50-43 Second half comeback sends Lady Devils to district finals for third straight year Butts honored by Southeast District Athletic Board North Adams Elementary holds Random Acts of Kindness Week Chester W Eyre BREAKING NEWS: March makes its entrance with force WUES kicks off Right to Read Week with guest readers WUHS students see Aronoff show on the life of Edgar Allan Poe Local high school seniors winners of Wendy’s Heisman Awards The emotions of a senior year Market Hog Clinic scheduled for March 4 Venture Hawks fall to Scioto County Senior Profile : Colton Thornburg Lady Dragons’ season ends with sectional loss to Lynchburg Devils advance in tourney with convincing win over West Union, will face Portsmouth for sectional title Wenstrup selected as Vice Chairman of House Armed Services Military Personnel Subcommittee Adams County 4-H Shooting Sports to hold fund raiser Linda M Howland Nellie B Hayslip Russell E Bailey Gladys M Perdue Commissioners meet in Columbus with DP&L CEO Tom Raga Missing the Dirtrollers The farms that aren’t forgotten Flora Hilderbran Commissioners to meet with DP&L officials New state graduation requirements called a ‘train wreck’ Catching up with Keller Senior Profile: Justin Knechtly Piketon size is too much for Lady Indians, Peebles falls in sectional finals Greyhounds grab Senior Night win Indians finish regular season riding six-game winning streak

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
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_Latest-Garden-Project.jpgOne of the latest gardening projects Submitted photo

By Faye Mahaffey

OSUE Brown County Master Gardener Volunteer

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