Friday, May 22, 2009

Library to be Open Mornings During Summer School

The Worth County Partnership Library will be available for student use and open to the public mornings during summer school again this year. In addition school librarian Janice Borey will provide a weekly story time for each of the elementary classes during summer school. For the third year the Worth County Library received a grant through the Missouri State Library which provides the funds for these extra hours of service. Library Director Mary Seat wrote the grant to expand the Summer Reading Program to include the elementary students. This is the fourth year that the Missouri State Library has allocated some of the LSTA funds they receive for such grants. These grants provide additional funds to allow libraries to reach outside their walls and connect with youth and families that don’t normally participate in the summer reading program.

Soybean rust update

Soybean Rust Scouting Will Continue, but Scaled Down
The University of Missouri Extension staff will scout fields only in the southern part of Missouri. If signs of the disease indicate the pest is moving northward, the next set of Extension agronomists will scout fields in mid-Missouri.
The objective is to detect soybean rust when it first starts to develop in Missouri soybean fields so farmers can be warned about the presence of rust. Once the disease is detected, an all-out alert will be issued to farmers in the area of detection using media. Contact Allen Wrather, Plant Pathologist, Delta Center,, for more information regarding this.
Individuals interested in more information about rust can go to to view a map of the United States showing areas scouted for rust and areas were rust has developed.
Missouri farmers, dealers and crop consultants may have soybean leaves examined for rust at the University of Missouri Plant Diagnostic Clinic for a $15 fee. Soybean leaves should be placed in moist paper towels and sealed in a plastic bag and expressed mailed to the clinic along with a completed information form. The information form and more instructions about collecting and mailing samples to the clinic are posted at Allen Wrather, Plant Pathologist, 573-379-5431.
For more information, contact Wayne Flanary at 660-446-3724 or Heather Benedict, 660-425-6434, University of Missouri Extension Regional Agronomists.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Sheridan Shamrocks meeting for May 21st, 2009

Sheridan Shamrocks met on May 21 at 1:30 p.m. at the Sheridan City Park. Adults present were Rebecca New, Karla Parman, and Miranda Lyle. Members present were Alysa Lyle, Christopher Alarcon, Isaac Alarcon, Andrew Alarcon, Jacob New, and Kristen New. Guests included Ashlynn Barnett and Reagan Allee. President Alysa called the meeting to order and Isaac read the minutes. The minutes were approved. Christopher provided the Treasurer's Report which was approved. Old business included updates about 4-H Camp and Clover Kids Camp. The park clean-up was not performed due to the wonderful job already done by Gary James and Zach Ragan. The park looked great! Shamrocks will still provide water sealant for the wooden equipment. Ideas for the float for Defiance Days were discussed. The club will meet after the Kiddie Parade on Friday, June 26 in Duane Hammers' lot to decorate the float. Reminders concerning project completion were given. New business included information about the County Council meeting to be held on June 30th and the plans for our club craft project. The club thanks Mary Beth Alarcon for the snacks. The meeting was adjourned at 1:58 p.m.