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JEWEI,L COUNTY RECORD Thursday, Apr. 11, 1985 Page 6-Section 1 Il LINES WITH LYNDA by Lynda S. Bess Jewell County Extension Home Economist Play Clay Gives Lesson Plan A Hand Grade school teachers often face the problem of keeping the same subjects fresh year after year. With all the instant gratification supplies by tele- vision and video games, it's often difficult to keep the children interested. For your next lesson plan, why not involve the whole class in a project that em- phasizes imagination, team- work and the tactile experi- ence'? Play Clay is one way to encourage students to create something with their hands. It's an easy to prepare, non- toxic clay meduim that goes easy ',n the classroom budget, and you can use it for a variety of subjects• Here is the basic recipe: 2 cups pure baking soda (lib. package) 1 cup cornstarch 1 1/4 cup cold water (1) Mix dry ingredients in a saucepan and add water. Stir constantly while cooking over medium heat. When the mix- ture is the consistency of wet mashed potatoes turn out on a plate and cover with a damp cloth. (2) When the Play Clay is cool, [)at smooth. Store unused portions in an airtight plastic bag or container. This makes about 2 cups of Play Clay. Children can mold Play Cl'ay in their hands, or roll it out to JA inch thick and use card- board shaped as a cutting' guide• Designs should dry over- night• Or., you can shorten the drying time by heating objects in a pre-heated 350° oven for 15 minutes. If not fully dry, continue to dry in 5 minute increments. After they have hardened, creations can be decorated easily by painting them with water colors, poster paints, nail polish or colored felt tip pens. Coat the figures with clear varnish or nail polish and they will last for years. Once Play Clay is prepared, you can incorporate it into any number of lesson plans: * For science projects, stu- dents can build volcanos, pen- insulas, and a variety of geo- graphical formations. * When history period rolls around, have the youngsters create a timeline for American Independence, designing the key event in the American Revolution, from the Boston Tea Party to the In~auguration of George Washington. * Looking for a new twist on an old arithmetic aid? Have the students build their own abacus with Play Clay beads, and use it to demonstrate the fundamentals of math. Think of what you and the students can do if you put your heads together. And you will help promote classroom spirit by encouraging all to work towards a common goal. Play Clay is fun for people of all ages. For more great ideas on how to use Play Clay send a long, stamped, self- addressed envelope to: Play Clay, Arm & Hammer, P.O. Box 369, Piscataway,NJ 08854. Calendar April 11 - Microwave Up- date - Manhattan. April 15 - 4-H Council - 8:00 p.m. Courthouse meeting room. April 16 - Clothing Leader Update - Hays. April 18 The Art of Needlework and Stitchery - 9:30 a.m. - 2:00 - Farmway Credit Union meeting room. April 25 - District Meeting - United Methodist Church. GRADUATES FROM LOWRY AFB Capt. Roger L. Heinen, son of A.J. and Helen M. Neinen of Rural Route 2, Cawker City, Kans., has graduated from the U.S. Air Force intelligence officer course at Lowry Air Force Base, Colo. During the course, students were taught the use of maps, charts and photography for preparing and conducting in- telligence operations and briefings. They were also giv- en a survey of world military and political systems. Hearten is scheduled to serve at Bergstrom Air Force Base, Tex. His wife, Janet, is the daughter of Dr. Arthur and Kathleen Carlson of 9205 W. 89th, Overland Park, Kans. The captain is a 1973 gradu- ate of the University of Kan- sas of Lawrence. I offering CAREFREE LIVING SECURITY ENERGY EFFICIENCY CONVENIENT RESIDENTIAL LOCATION QUALITY CONSTRUCTION each Townhome having ---two bedrooms --1088 sq. ft. --all on one level with laundry --attached double garage --east side private patios ---fully landscaped with sprinklers --many options available including an unfinished basement --all for $59,500-$62,500 --PRESOLD HOMES AVAILABLE AT LOWER PRICES AND DECORATED TO PERSONAL TASTES Interested Persons Please Contact DEBRA HANSEN Superior, Nb. - 102-879-49M I I I I I I THE AGENT'S CORNER by Bill Wood, County AgrlculturaVAgent Wheat Spindle Streak Moshue The purpose of this news item (is not a fire alarm) is to give you information that may be useful as you select wheat varieties to plant this fall. Do you have Soil Borne Mosaic spots in some wheat fields? These yellow spots are generally located in low areas in a field. These yellow areas will disappear when the wheat begins to grow taller. If these varieties are show- ing the yellow spots you probably have Spindle Steak Mosaic: Newton, Arkan, Mus- tang, Wrangler, Garst HR 64, HR 48. These varieties are resistant to Soil Borne Mosaic. Hawk and Tam 108 appear to have some resistance. Our wheat research and pathology specialists have limited experience with this disease. We hope to have more useful information by August 1. Subsoil Moisture How much subsoil moisture do you have in your wheat fields or silo stubble? My findings in probing for mois- ture from Mankato to the county line south of Jewell were a surprise. The maxi- mum depth of moisture was 12 inches in silo stubble. Grow- ing wheat varied from 8 inches to about 11 inches. A couple fields had a solid covering of mustards and wheat. The moisture will not last long. One field of wheat was almost completely free of weeds and cheat. It appeared to be a Summer fallow field. Multi Peril Crop Insurance Bulletin MF-751 is a new bulletin that is easy reading, that I recommend for you that are establishing actual produc- tion history to use with your crop insurance program. Calendar April 13: Tractor Safety - All Day - Mankato Voc. At. Shop - 8:00 a.m. April 14 - Blue Maverick Saddle Club Horse Show - Fairground arena April 15- 4-H Council - 8:00 p.m. Courthouse meeting room. April 16- Livestock Judging Contest - Fairgrounds - 3:00 p.m. April 17 - Beloit Bull Sale April 17 - At. Appreciation Breakfast - 7:00 to 8:30 a.m. - Mankato Armory April 18 - Fair Planning Committee Meeting 7:30 p.m. - Courthouse ( ,I CANCER 80ClEIY FARMERS, A RECENT RULING BY THE KANSAS SUPREME COURT CONFIRMS AN EARLIER RULING BY THE KANSAS BOARD OF TAX APPEALS THAT CUSTOM OPERATORS ARE NOt[' ELIGIBLE FOR EXEMPTION FOR FARM MACHINERY WHEN THEY PROVIDE A SERVICE FOR CASH. THIS APPLIES WHETHER THEY OWN FARMLAND OR NOT. ASSESsMENT SHEETS HAVE ,ALREADY BEEN PROCESSED FOR THE 1985 TAX YEAR SO ALL OPERATORS WHO ARE ALSO PROVIDING SERVICES FOR HIRE WILL NEED TO REPORT EQUIPMENT USED FOR HIRE TO THE APPRAIS- ER'S OFFICE BY APRIL 19, 1985. IT WILL BE ADDED TO THE TAX ROLL. Index of Prices Paid and Prlcel Received by Farmers. 1910-1981 (lll0*|Im I|ld~ " ' i' ' ' ' t i • , . . • . 150l'', . . , 115~ / ". , ' " "" ' : ~l . , ,.'" "-. . n , "/.... .."" ":-. .." ~ .: ;, . i ........... :.. / "'.,-"'".. ' : ,ill . . . , . : : . - . ., . . - : q -. ! . ;;, " .: ,'?. • .... , "° .: .... .' . '• • "'~ "Z "~ ' ' * • ' . .: -. ! ' ! .1 ! " 1 r I I I 'I I I " 1I ' I t$1t .' . 1911 • • [ 1911 ,. . 1941 . t$11 I~l 19]1 l• . |V4ll -- I~to~lmld ~ '..'..:. ¢v~-~u,,~l ": ,.•;;~ .:,: ; : - . ,.-' .'.~ ~-~ • Dlul f~ USDA. Agci~,hurM Pdc~--Anmml S..mmr¢. fgl~. " ...... FINANCIAL CHART Bill Wood gave us this chart which shows the long time financial picture of the farm business. This shows why far- mers have continually sold out and left the farm, and will continue to do so, until there is a definite change in prices received compared to prices paid. The chart is located in Bill Wood's office at the court- house. STEER AND HEIFER CLASSIC The First Annual Golden Belt Steer and Heifer Classic will be held Saturday, April 20, 1985, at the Barton County 4-H Grounds, located 4 miles north of Great Bend on tilth- way 281. All 4-Hers and FFA mem- bers throughout Kansas en- rolled in beef projects are welcome and encouraged to enter. Grand-champion steer will receive $250 and Reserve- champion steer will receive $100. In addition, trophies and ribbons will be awarded in the respective classes. Dr. Miles McKee, Department of Ani- mal Science, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kans, will judge this year's show. Steers will be weighed be- tween 8:00 9:30 a.m. Satur- day morning. Heifers will start showing at 10:30 a.m., folh)wed by showmanship and the steer show. Entries per animal are $6 if received by April 13, 1985, and $8 if entered after April 13, 1985. Entry forms and show information can be ob- tained by contacting Beef Show chairman, Gregg Fis- cher, Route 1, Box 2A, Se- ward, Kans. (316) 458-4231 or (316) 792-1761. This Spring Beef Show has been organized and sponsored by the Agri-Business Corn mittee of the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce and the Barton County Extension Office• Barton County Com- munity College has donated the trophies and ribbons for 4-H and FFA participants• The response by 4-H and FFA members to this type of show, which is new to the Great Bend area, has been well received. We are antici- pating a successful and well- attended show. Dorothy Snodderly of Wa- mego sent a check for renewal of her Record subscription. O SMALI,ER BASKETBALL The Kansas State High School Activities Association has adopted a smaller basket- ball for the 1985-86 season. This ball will be used in all contests involving seventh and eighth grade boys and junior and senior high school girls• The smaller ball has a cir- cumference of not less than 28Vz inches nor more than 29 inches and a weight of not less than 17Vz ounces nor more than 19~h ounces. This ball was adopted by the National Federation Bas- ketball Rules Committee based on experiments by many states, including Kan- sas, and a positive the basketball R.E. Hanson of Grape Tex. will receive the for the coming year from Hanson• t pril 20 YEARS OF SERVICE TO JEWELL COUNTY Prices on Zenith Color T.V. BIG Savings on Video Tape Recorders. Discounts on Satellite Receivers. Satellite Demonstrations All Day. For Cystic Fibrosis FRIDAY, APRIL 12 8:00 A.M. V.F.W. Hall Sponsored by V.F.W. Auxiliary DOOR PRIZES: Pop-Up Umbrellas Weather Radio 5 Quartz Watches FREE COFFEE AND HOMEMADE COOKIES 0 TELE-HELP is a special informa- tion ~arogram created by the employees at Southwestern Bell Telephone. We've designed it to pro- vide answers to our customers" questions as well as reaffirm Our company's commitment io the community. Home security is so mct h ing that concerns us all. But, in reality, many people don't know how to pre- pare for an emergency in advance. This booklet gives you lips on how to do just that. Annoying phone calls can happen to anyone at anytime• But you don't always have io be a victim because there are a few steps you can take to deal with this nui- sance. We developed this booklet to tell you about them. Home wiring tells you how you can save money by installing new wiring or (:hanging existing wiring in your own home. It also tells you aboul the options available i f you would rat her have someone else do the work. 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