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Today's Features

  • “Now the king was attracted to Esther more than any of the other women, and she won his favor” Esther 2:17.

    One moment of God’s favor can change everything. If you want God’s favor in your life, study the life of Esther.

    1. She prepared herself. “Before a girl’s turn came to go in to King Xerxes, she had to complete 12 months of beauty treatments” Esther 2:12. Study. Preparation. Discipline. Those who pay the price to succeed aren’t lucky, they’re rewarded.

  • One way to having a right attitude toward God begins with honoring him on the Lord’s day. “On the first day of the week we came together to break bread...” (Acts 20:7). The writer of Hebrews says, “Let us not give up meeting together as some are in the habit of doing ...” (Hebrews 10:25).

    Some Christians today give up meeting together, but not for the same reason as the early Christians. No one persecutes us today for getting together. Most of the time our reason is that we have too many irons in the fire.

  • This will be a very interesting year for corn growers in the county. While everyone is talking about the price of corn, farmers are confronted with high costs of fuel, fertilizer, land rent, seed, labor and other input costs. Efficiency is still a key to profitable corn production. A simple corn production calendar follows.

  • Most farmers don’t think much about thistles until they see the plants begin to send up a stalk and then a seed head in late spring. However, now is a good time to inspect pastures for the rosette stage of the plant and take action if needed.

    Thistles are one of the most troublesome weed problems in pastures and hayfields. Thistle plants can interfere with grazing, limit forage availability, and become a major problem for hay production.

  • Grass tetany is a cattle disorder caused by an abnormally low amount of magnesium in the bloodstream of cattle. It can occur in most cattle herds. Pregnant cows should be fed supplemental magnesium from 60 days before calving until the beginning of the breeding season to help prevent grass tetany and maintain proper health for maintenance and rebreeding.

  • When Gordon and Jonel Priddy’s daughter Sara left the Arabian Western Pleasure competition to attend college, her parents were left with an important decision.

    “We could either continue as grooms, as we were for Sara, and hire someone else to ride,” said her father, “or we could groom and ride.” They decided on the latter choice.

  • Since graduating from LaRue County High School in 2003, Charlee Doom has experienced more adventures than Indiana Jones.

    She has swum with dolphins and whale sharks in Tanzania, survived a bout with malaria while living there in mud huts and tree houses and has been bitten by a kangaroo in Australia. 

    The quest continues as she embarks on her next venture – to serve as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar at the University of Western Australia in Perth.

  • The 4-H Talent Show will be 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 27, at the LaRue County High School auditorium. Pre-registration was due by March 23. To pre-register, call the Extension Service office at 358-3401 or stop by to pick up a registration form. 

    The talent show is open to all LaRue County youth ages 9 to 18. A variety of categories are offered including vocal, instrumental, physical skills and theatrical. A group act category is also offered for acts with five or more participants. Other acts may have from one to four participants.

  • Several LaRue County 4-H members entered their project record books for judging in the District 5 competition. 

    County winners in the junior division categories were eligible to submit their record book to be judged at the district level against 4-H members from the other 17 counties in District 5. When the judging was complete, LaRue County members had earned champion honors in three categories – rabbit, foods and gardening.

    Results

    Foods – Michaela Rock, champion, blue ribbon

    Gardening – Leslie Pike, champion, blue ribbon