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A993 -___ JeW~ll CdWttt~ Post :'15 Deanna's Desk by Deanna Sweat of mental health manic-depressive disorders and schizo- a person's thinking, hard to cope with the ordi- In fact, they affect of each of us, thro~ Price of emotional pain when .~ is ill and through the bear on a national level as a Many mls- linger about mental ill- the belief that emotion~il indicate "lack of character," who thinks about sui- Notions such as these inaccurate, they worsen discouraging the open and helpful environment for conquering these ill- '. Look for additional Informa- mental illness through- of May. did you know? has well-known artists, including John Steuart Curry, who was born on a farm in Jefferson County. His stunning murals in the east and west wings of the Kansas Capitol In- clude a mural of the towering figure of John Brown. Artist Rudolph Wendelin, m.eetlt-ed ~ & ~ Seiwqee artist from Rawlins County, is known as the 'care- taker' of Smokey Bear image. Recycling question How many tons of mowed grass. dead leaves and branches do Ameri- can's .throw away each year? If clip- pings a~. short enough, theywill quickly decompose and supply the soil with nitrogen and carbon. So why not allow these clippings to supply growing grass with added nutrients? Answer: Americans throw away 28 million tons of mowed grass, leaves and branches annually which make up almost 20 percent of all solid waste. Calendar May 17 Economic Development meeting at noon, Buffalo Raom conservation commission signup month of May has begun for funds fur- can these funds in the Jewell COnservation District office. from 7 a.m. until 4 through Friday. This used for terraces, water- tile outlet terraces, Seeding. ,will available in told July. ,for Jewell 0n DiStrict district in Jewell [rig 50 years of con- this year. A summary of the in a recent news- personnel are working a celebration later in the supervisor, SCS, we would apprecl- I you. Point there are several past been located. is looking for addresses, so the district office If you It can be used for work to be done anytime after that. Last year the dis- trict turned back several thousand dollars, due to the lact of people sign- ing up. The money that Jewell County turned back last year was reallocated to other counties in the state. Forms and personnel are available during office hours. Sign up early! Be assured of cost-share funds for your conservation work. Ben0it gains national recognition in Angus Assoc. Everett Benoit, Esbon, has been recognized nationally by the American Angus Association for having four reg- istered Angus cows included in the American Angus Association's1993 Pathfinder Report. Only 1,280 of the more than 25,000 members of the American Angus Asso- ciation are represented In this year's report, according to Richard Spader, executive vice president of the associa- tion. The 1993 Pathfinder Report lists 4,984 individuals cows. It is published in the May issue of the Angus Journal. ANNOUNCEMENT SPIN BALANCE Cash Paid for Guns now spin balance and light ek tires, with a t~Uter wheel balancer. P in for a free ionStration and check ?ur special prices tires. SERVICE CENTER I~[EIN STREET KS 66949 ~28 Don't gamble with .HALL 6% deviation on rate [ PLUS 5% discount for paying , , cash with application Citizens' state Agency Max E. Burks, Owner 116 N. Columbus Jewdl, KS. me 1~ Musk thistle in Kansas Weeds sometimes get out of control because they go unnoticed for a period of years. The large reddish-purple flow- ers and plant heights of seven feet or more make infestations of this plant very evident. Musk thistle are found in many areas of Kansas in pastures, wast3 ground, and rangelands. Flowers, heads of musk thistle nod as the plant reaches maturity, giving rise to the name "nodding thistle'. This thistle has become a serious problem in the Plains states and areas of the'IWt~1"W1Xvest during the last 20 years. It reduces forage quality and yield in infested hay fields, the plant's long, sharp spines limit the use of infested areas for grazing or recrea- tion. Although musk thistle Is classed as biennial, it often germinates in late summer, overwinters as a rosette, and produces flowers and seeds the follow- ing summer. Musk thistle Is a native of Europe and Asia and has likely been present in the eastern U.S. for as long as 80 years. Musk thistle may produce 50 to I00 heads per plant with as many as 1,000 seeds in each head, permitting rapid spread from seed. Musk thistle plants are very easy to control with herbicides when in the rosette stage of growth. Sprays should be applied in the spring before flower stalks begin to form and elongate, or in the fall after new rosettes have emerged. Fall sprays often have the best results and should be applied before the ground freezes. Although the plant is easy to kill, control of an infestation requires con- trolling new seedlings which germi- nate both fall and spring, as well as control of rosettes already growing. Often repeated herbicide applications will be needed to eliminate established infestations of musk thistle. Herbicides such as Tordon 22K, Banvel, or 2,4-D will control musk thistle rosettes. Sprays of 2,4-D must be applied both fall and spring to pick up plants germinating during the year. ~range and pasture situations, Tor- don 22K at 1/2 pt./acre will control emerged rosettes as well as most seed- lings emerging during the year after application. Individual musk thistle plants can be controlled by cutting the plant be- low the crown with a shovel or hoe.. Mowing hay fields before seeds form in thistle heads reduces the thistle popu- lation. Good grazing practices that pro- mote a vigorous grass stand will help prevent invasion of musk thistle into pastures. A head weevil has been very effective in reducing seed production of musk thistle in some areas. These insects will slow the spread of the weed, but cannot eliminate an infestation. Superior results have been achieved with fall treatment for musk thistle. Last year, best results were achieved in late October and early November in Northcentral Kansas. With the mois- ture we have already received, condi- tions will soon be ideal for the most effective treatment. Rebecca Johnson-McNichols Jewel! Cou/nty Weed Department The Agents Corner by Bill Wood Wheat Variety Plot Tour The Jewell CountyWheat variety plot tour will be Friday, June 4. The first tour stop will be at the Mankato FFA wheat plot that is located on the Rich- ard Schlaeffi farm. This plot is located 1.5 miles west and one mile north of Ionia. This plot was planted Oct. 3, and includes 15 varieties. The second tour stop will be at the Jewell FFA wheat plot that is located on the Jason Johnson farm. This plot is located one half mile west of Randall. This plot was planted Sept. 19 and includes 15 varieties plus a planting rate demonstration on the west end. Dan Devlin, KSU Extension crop specialist, will be the speaker on the tour. Wheat/Feed Grain Loan Program An explanation of this program will be presented over Satellite and on the Kansas Ag. Network and Royals Net- Dave's Gun Shop Buy - Sell - Trade Open by appointment or b/ J~ell~S-(9131428-&.,~7 work radio stations. The program will be Monday, May 17, 7:30-9:00 p.m, The satellite bands will be C-band, Spacenet 4, channel 11, and KU-Band, SBB 6, channel 15. Corn Borer Satellite TV Are you interested in learning about first and second generation European Corn Borer damage and how it affects field corn production? The Satellite TV program on the European Corn Borer will be Thursday, May 13, 8-9 p.m. CST. The satellite program will be aired on C-Band: Galaxy 7, Channel 8 and KU- Band: SBS-6, Channel 17. This program is co-sponsored by KSU, ISU and NU. J FprAII DIRT WORK NEEDS ,Terraces -Waterways .Pits Ponds -Dams .Tree Clearing Feedlot Cleaning -Dragline Work JOE DOYLE CONSTRUCTION Webber, Kansas Call evenings, 913-753-4681 i