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Page 8--lJt ataOanta imta--March 6, 2003 Frost Seeding One of the least expensive ways to improve the quantity and quality of pasture or hayland is to frost seed. The term "'frost seed'" means simply that the seed is broadcast directly onto the ground during the winter months. The intent with frost seeding is to get the seed worked into the soil. This is accomplished by the heaving ac- tion of the soil as it freezes and thaws. In this area, the last of Fe- bruary through the early part of March is the best time for frost seeding. There are several important things to consider for the frost seed- ing to be successful. The first and most important aspect for any seed- ing to be successful is good soil fertility. A pH of at least 6.0, with P and K levels of medium to high are necessary. If the soil fertility level is less than these limit, a frost seeding may not be successful. For this reason, planning for a frost seeding should start the previous summer. Another equally important con- sideration is the amount of existing vegetative cover on the field. A rule of thumb: if there is less than 20% to 25% exposed ground, then it is questionable if frost seeding will benefit the field. Remember, the seed must be able to work its way down to the soil. Likewise, a field that has a thin stand of grass or weeds, but has been allowed to grow up and fall over presents a very dense cover for the seed to work through. If you have this situation, it is usually beneficial to heavily graze the area the preceding tall after it frosts. There are several good all around seed mixtures which may be recommended for hay or pasture frost seeding, including recom- mendations for legume seedings only. For more information on frost seeding or seed mixtures, contact the local Natural Resources Conserva- tion Service at 799-4317. Farm Service Agency News Attention Sheep Producers Sheep producers who sold 2002 unshorn lambs for slaughter before January 1, 2003, may be eligible to receive a Loan Deficiency payment for the unshorn pelt. To be eligible the unshorn lambs must have been owned for at least 30 calendar days and they must have been sold for immediate slaughter. Immediate slaughter is within a 7 to 10 calen- dar day period after loss of beneficial interest. Personal use is considered if the pelt was used as clothing, shelter, or other personal use deter- mined acceptable by the County Committee. Producers who sell feeder lambs are not eligible for this program. When filing an application please bring a copy of your sales documents with the producer's name, date of sale, number of head, 00ptaming 00bent00 proof of payment and indicate they are unshorn. Applications must be filed before the March 31 deadline. Eligible producers of unshorn pelts produced from slaughtered lambs who sold the unshorn lamb between January l through February 21, must also file an application for an LDP before March 3 I. If you sold unshorn slaughter lambs contact the Pocahontas County Farm Service Agency at 799-4317 for complete details. Ewe Replacement Program Sheep producers who kept re- placement ewe lambs for breeding purposes may be citable to receive a payment if an application is filed before the replacement lambs pro- duce an offspring. Payments are $18 per head for eligible lambs. Contact the Pocahontas County Farm Service Agency to file J tion or for additional Financial A financial has been announced thatg reduce a farmer's costs for crops with a date of March 15 or eludes 2003 corn and oatC The financial in the form of crop um discounts of up depending on the purchased. Cat not eligible for this A list of crop is available at the County Farm Service Brubeck Brothers Quartet at Carnegie Hall March 7 Lewisburg--Before they were the Brubeck Brothers, they were the Brubeck sons. Progeny of the great jazz pianisUcomposer Dave Bru- beck, Daniel and Christopher Bru- beck are now off on their own. They will bring their quartet, rounded out by Mike DeMicco and Pete Levin, to the Carnegie Hall West Virginia stage on March 7 at 8 p.m. They will also conduct a workshop before the show, "Focusing on Odd-Time Sig- natures" from 4-5 p.m. and a pre- performance talk about "Growing Up Brubeck" from 6-7 p.m The workshop is free to Greenbrier county students and $5 for non- students. The pre-performance talk is free. Tickets for the performance are $10-25. For more information, to register for the workshp, or to buy tickets, visit the Carnegie Hall box office at 105 Church Street in Lewisburg, or call 304-645-7917. Chris and Dan Brubeck had the unique privilege of growing up lis- tening to, studying with, and even- tually playing alongside some of the greatest jazz legends of all time. Add to this heritage the fact that their musical tastes were forged in the 60's, a stylistically innovative decade, and you can understand the Quartet's ability to effortlessly combine the genres of straight- ahead jazz, funk, and the Brubeck tradition of playing in odd time sig- natures, Both Dan and Chris were mem- bers of The Dave Brubeck Quartet and have toured the globe, playing from the White House to Russia and most major concert halls in be- tween. They have made many tele- vision appearances together, includ- ing BBC specials, The Tonight Show, the nationally syndicated PBS "Jazz in America" series, and multiple appearances on The Today Show. Coin Show The Kanawha Valley Coin Club announces its Annual Coin Show March 8 and 9. at the Char- leston Civic Center, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. No admission fee. Dealers from West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky will be in at- tendance to buy, sell and trade coins, stamps, jewelry, ball cards and coal mine scrip. The Kanawha Valley Coin Club meets the first Tuesday of each month at the South Charleston Library at 7 p.m. The public is in- vited to attend our meetings. For more information about our up- coming coin show or our meetings you can call 562-5913. Register Now for Classes and Workshops at Carnegie Hall Tired of snow, sleet, and cold, gray days? Brighten your spirits with the beauty of Batik, a trip down memory lane, a beautiful spring wreath, or the magic of felt- making at Carnegie Hall West Vir- ginia's classes and workshops. If fabric is your style, join Lynn Creamer as she explores the art of fehmaking, or join KumKum Majumdar as she goes back to anci- ent Egypt, India, and Persia to bring to life the art of batik. "FUNdamentals of Feltmaking" will take place on March 15, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Learn what makes wool felt and how to turn carded layers of wool into a felt pouch or bag. Tuition is $50 and includes materials. "Batik" with Kumkum Majumdar, a native of Calcutta and a graduate of the prestigious School of Fine Arts of Vishwa Bharati San- tiniketan in India, will take place on Samrd.ay, March 22, from 12 noon to 5 p.m. Tuition is $55 and in- cludes a silk scarf that will become your own unique and wearable batik art. Remember Man: You Are Dust, And To Dust You Shall Return. - Gen 3:17-19 From the Parishioners of St. John Neumann Catholic Church 0000rF00CH.IIN Tho Gal Florida needs teachers in most subject areas. Positions are available in urban and districts. The Teach-In provides a convenient, cost-effective forum for teachers seeking employment opportunities in Florida to meet with school district personnel. June 16-18, 2003 Hyatt Orlando For more informatton or to request tn application: Call 800-TEACH-FL (800-832-2435) ot e mail your request to Dlane.Merkel@ndoe.org Visit our te."_.hcr ra'uitracnt welite www.teachiaflorldLcom March is a good month to start exfoliating the dead dry skin of winter Try our salt blast, 7-head shower & shea butter treatment. ' Purchase salt scrubs wi essential oils for dry skin. toning or we,ll custom blend. Or flare a massage to relieve stress & tension. Open Monday - Saturday * 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Rt. 39, Marlinton for gift certificates and products 799-54 71 Services by appointment only. u ........... For the writers out there who recognize that the smallest of mo- ments can create the most meaning- ful stories, join Belinda Anderson for "Writing from the Homeland" on Saturday, March 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This workshop will lead you to write from your own per- sonal landscape, whether your inter- est is fiction or non-fiction. Tuition is $50. For more information or to register, call Carnegie Hall at 304- 645-7917. Murder Mystery Weekend at Biackwater Falls State Park Blackwater Falls State Park will once again be the stage for murder, mystery and mayhem in the setting of a mountain lodge. The 7th Annual Murder Mystery Weekend begins on Friday, March 21, and continues through the wee- kend concluding on Sunday, March 23. A murder mystery weekend is interactive theater. The cast presents the play in a series of events and activities that revolve around the audience members. Only members of the cast are "murdered." Participants can get involved in the plot with the characters. The ul- timate goal for participants is to solve the mystery and win a prize. This year's murder mystery is entitled . During the Illll[f weekend of March 21-23 a down- on-his-luck producer and his zany crew will visit Blackwater Falls State Park in order to choose two teams of people to appear on a new reality show. After a lot of crazy scenes, murders and a costume dance on Saturday night, the lucky team members (chosen from the au- dience will be announced on Sun- day morning. Special rates and package plans are in effect for this weekend. Pack- age plans include lodging, all meals, and all Murder Mystery events for the weekend. Please call toll-free 1-800-CALL WVA or 304- 259-5216 for more information or to make reservations. Great Greenbrier River Race set for April 26 Registration is now open for the 17th Annual Great Greenbrier River Race, a triathlon which will be held in Marlinton, on Saturday, April 26. Teams or individuals can com- pete in the relay race, which in- cludes canoeing, mountain biking and running. The event is a benefit for the Greenbrier River Trail Asso- ciation. There were 65 entries from throughout the Mid-Atlantic region in last year's race. A mandatory race meeting will begin at 10 a.m. The race will be- gm at 11 a.m. as canoes set off I Wade Farm.& Feed00 Speaals 40# Wild Bird Mix .... ................. $5.95 14-1-14 Hi-Mag Salt . .! ............... $6.95/50# Also available: Good  of Buckeye dog foods, black oil sunflower Taking orders for early fertilizer Tim Wade Rt. 39 East * Marlinton 799-6468 Mon., Wed., Fri. after 4 p.m. Sat. 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Galford's Painting Seamless Gutter. .032 heavy gauge aluminum guttaPS made the length you need Now doing vinyl siding, soffit, roofs, decks References Licensed & Insured WV 010412 Call: 653-4525 Exxon WE Tires Batteries Exxon Products Wiper Blades Pop Candy & much more Off Changes Wash Jobs Brake, Rotor & Drum Service Tire Mounting & Spin Balancing Fill Propane Gas tanks Wintermaster tires in stock 4 wheeler tires can be ordered U-Haiti Truck & Trailer Rentals - Local or One Way At the bridge in Marllnton Telephone Exxon 799-6949 U-:aul 799-4611 from the river bank beside the Greenbrier River bridge at the inter- section of Highways 219 and 39 in Marlinton. After a four-mile canoe leg to Buckeye, the mountain bike leg will follow the Greenbrier River Trail along an eight-mile stretch to the bridge at Watoga State Park and back to Buckeye. The running leg will follow the trail back to Mar- linton for a finish at Stillwell Park. Individuals or teams can compete in the following categories: Solo Male; Solo Female; Masters (all members over 50), All Female; Civic/Business/Church; Mixed (must be 50/50 male female); Youth (all members must be 18 or younger)i Family; and Advantage (any team providing a racing con- structed canoe, Kevlar canoe, kayak or tandem bike). First prizes will be awarded in each category. First, second and third place overall will be awarded to an individual or team using a re- creational canoe and a single bicy- cle. The Advantage category cannot win overall prizes. Awards will be presented at 3:15 at Stiliwell Park. Registration fees are $25, per per- son per team for those who pre-reg- ister, or $30 per personl those who register Solo registration fees vance or $35 for tion. "rhe registration lunch and a race tee line for pre-registration Registration can online at www. istration forms can calling the Convention & 800-336-7009 or Race information and forms also can be Greenbrier River Trail web site, www. trail.com. Sponsors of the Great! River Race are the Sporting Club; tain; The Greenbrier; Lewis Inn; The Convention and the Pocahontas County and Visitors Bureau; brier River Internet rs || plit lip IIItJtJl jlllrJot KIlJR ftoa lear tuned Intu' provider? 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