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Today's Features

  • BY STEVE MUSEN
    Owen Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources

    One of the most potentially damaging problems facing sweet corn producers is controlling insects that feed on the ear. During the summer months, if you grow sweet corn, you need to watch for corn earworm.

  • BY JENEEN WICHE
    Weekend Gardener

    We have all asked the question “why hasn’t my plant bloomed?” Sometimes the answer is as simple as not enough sunlight, not old enough, not cold enough or hot enough, etc. In fact it could be as simple as a little digging and dividing for some renewed blooming attitude.

  • The small granite marker seemed insignificant surrounded by larger, more elaborately carved tombstones. The name etched on top of the stone, Colorado Grant, was unknown to most, yet the man buried beneath the gravestone truly touched the lives of Owen countians in the early 1900s, for he gave them a glimpse of the western frontier.

    On a hot day a few weeks ago, as sunlight bounced off tombstones and baked visitors, the Owen County Historical Society and the Owen County Public Library joined together to visit Owen County’s past.

  • Summer came in and brought the heat with it. I got my big front yard mowed before the heat struck, but the rest of the yard will just have to go till this heat passes. I had to close off most of the house and turn on the air conditioner in the sun room.

    I had it put in when mother occupied that part of the house. I haven’t used it much since she is no long with me, but I have needed it this weekend.

  • A fellow was bragging about his son Johnny getting a job over at the steel mill.

    On his first day, the floor boss, a man with a tough reputation and scolding tongue, called Johnny into his little office to lay some ground rules.

    “You the new man, huh?,” he asked in a gruff voice. “What’s your name?”

    “My name is Johnny,” the young fellow responded.

  • Every so often I’ll say to God, “With all due respect and with the full realization that you can fry me on the spot, which I admittedly deserve – you have obviously lost your mind. Sir.”

    Here’s a perfect example: After many, many months of inviting a friend to my church, one day several years ago this friend finally decided to actually come.

    I should’ve been happy about that, but that particular week was right in the middle of a capital campaign, which meant the pastor would be talking about giving money.

  • Cedar Hill Baptist Church

    Bro. Bill’s message was from Revelations 21:1-8 on the promise of a better day.  Sunday evening we enjoyed the movie “Woodlawn.”

    Set aside August 13 on your calendar for a wildlife showcase at the fairgrounds.  Bring your deer, fish, etc. to showcase, enjoy a meal, music, message and door prizes.

    Remember in prayer Helen Allen, Patsy Fitzgerald, Glen Whitaker, John and Margie Porter, and many others who are ill.

  • Fifth Grade All “A” Honor Roll

    Lilly Chappell, Brady Kemper, Avery Miller, Teagan Moore, Brandon Snell and Heidi Stedam.

    Fifth Grade A/B Honor Roll

  • Some amazing things were discovered May 4 when Leadership Owen County 2016 spent the day learning about services for children.

    Through the Youth Services Center over 500 children from the Owen County School system have visited a college campus. Preschool/Head Start classes are offered at the Owen County Lower Elementary School through Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative (OVEC).

    “We impact around a 100 students a year”, Director of Preschool Program Heather Alger said.

  • BY JENEEN WICHE
    Weekend Gardener

    We have spent more than 10 years improving our vegetable garden by adding composted horse manure, composted sheep manure and composted chicken manure at the end of each season. The result is a seriously well-drained plot that has the capacity to retain moisture and slowly feed what we plant. I am so looking forward to the vegetable garden this year because last year was such a disappointment!