Titonka Topic from Titonka, Iowa on November 28, 1974 · Page 9
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THE TITONKA TOPIC, TITONKA, IOWA, NOVEMBER 28, 1974 AREA 4-H CLUBS HOLD ANNUAL AWARD NITE The Buffalo Boosters, Buffalo Boys, Valley Farmerettes and Valley Farmers 4-H Clubs held their annual Award Night oh Monday, Nov. 11 i n the Music Boom of the Titonka School. Wilbur Christensen was elected to another two year term on the Extension Council from Buffalo Township, and Richard Countryman was elected from German Township. John Ley, Kossuth County extension director, was present to present the awards. Buffalo Boosters: The Buffalo Boosters present ed the following program: The president's report; a skit, "Looking For A Job"; Diane Hamilton played a piano solo, "Holy Bible Book Divine", and LyneUe Reynolds played the guitar and sang "This Land Is Your Land". Completion seals and felt markers were presented to Shelly Amesbury, Laura Brandt, Julie Eden, Linda Eden, Rachel Eden, Penny Gerdis, Diane Hamilton, Lori Hamilton, Gayle Moore, Arlene Redenius, Lynette Reynolds, Mavis Rike, Susan Rike, Kris Wilbeck, Joni Wubben and Lisa Wubben. At the County Rally Night, Rachel Eden received a food preservation award and a photography award. Buffalo Boys: The following members of the Buffalo Boys 4-H Club received completion seals and felt markers: Danny Amesbury, David Amesbury, Myron Carlson, Kelly Harms, Billy Madsen, Dean Mechler, Brian Mechler, Greg Moore, Brian Moore, Mike Orthel, Sidney Smidt, Steve Smidt, Scott Smidt, Dale Van Hove, Todd Van Hove, Jeff Van Hove and Dennis Van Hove. Other awards given were: Danny Amesbury, top intermediate record book; David Amesbury, top senior record book; Myron Carlson, top senior record book, 5 year certificate, and beef and agriculture award; Kelly Harms, top junior record book; Brian Mechler, 5 year certificate; Greg Moore, top Junior record book; Brian Moore, top intermediate record book and 5 year certificate; and Scott Smidt, top intermediate record book. Myron Carlson received the Beef and Agriculture Award at Rally Night held Nov. 16 at the Sentral School. He was also a candiate for county office and was elected county historian. Valley Farmers: As their part of the program, Mark Anderson and Neal Hansen showed slides of last year's activities. President Larry Allen Gray gave the president's report of last year's happenings. Completion seals and markers were presented to Neal Hansen, Donovan Beenken, David Bunkofske, Randy Beenken, Brian Rippentrop, Russell Bruns, Brian Bartlet, Veryl Ricklefs, Roger Ricklefs, Larry Gray, Steve Gray, Mark Anderson, Alan Anderson, Wayne Bruns and Dennis Countryman. Receiving 5 year certificates were Neal Hansen, Donovan Beenken, Russell Bruns and Roger Ricklefs. Wayne Bruns received a 7 year seal. All of the clubs helped serve lunch at the close of the 'evening. Short Supply, High Price Seen For Ag Supplies by John Ley I would like to share with you some of the highlights Of the Ag-Professional Meeting I attended Tuesday, Nov. 19 at Spencer. It was a preview of tha material ISU specialists will cover this winter in meetings around the state. The extension specialists warned Iowa farmers and agricultural suppliers that insecticides, pesticides and fertilizer for the 1975 crop season will be in short supply and high in price. Speaking at the meeting of professional agriculturists, Harold Stockdale, extension entomologist, gave these suggestions for farmers to avoid the frustrations of trying to locate scare insecticides at the last minute: 1. If possible, avoid planting corn after corn. Many farmers are satisfied with a corn-soybean rotation which eliminates a need for rootworm control. 2. Plan ahead. Determine the number of acres of corn following corn you will plant next year that will require rootworm insecticide'. Order the insecticide now. Also, determine how much first-year corn following sod or cut-worm susceptible acres will require aldrin, heptachlor or chlordane. Locate sources for these materials and secure a firm order for them. 3. Avoid unnecessary use. Because of tradition, some farmers unnecessarily treat cor n acres with aldrin or heptachlor. The fertilizer supply situation for the 1795 crop year Is similar to 1974. Regis Voss, extension agronomist, indicates that ,the supply will be tight again because of more row crop acres. He pointed out that world demand for nitrogen fertilizer has increased because of the demand for food. An appraisal of the situation for the United States indicates higher prices for fertilizer nitrogen if domestic demand remains near the current level. Future prices will depend on availability and price of energy, plus demand for nitrogen. More than half of the supply of potassium is imported, mostly from Canada, which has 1 huge reserves. Potassium production hn.s increased in Canada and in the U.S., but inven- toripi are very low. If current deunand persists, potassium fertilizers will remain in tight supply for several years. The net domestic supply of phosphorus is sensitive to exports. The United States is the number one producer, consumer and exporter of fertilizer phosphorus and ranks second in world imports. Fertilizer phosphorus producers in the U.S. are expanding their capacity 30-40%, according to Voss. The projected world supply and demand for phosphorus will be close i n future years, indicating that .the export market should remain good for U.S. manufacturers. If the export market deteriorates, supply should exceed domestic demand. But if the export market stays strong, domestic prices would be expected to at least remain at current levels and slowly Increase, Voss said. Other topics covered at the meeting included crop production costs, influence of weather on crop production, soil conservation on expanded row crop acres, corn and soybean diseases, plus laws and labels involving agricultural chemicals. Those attending the meeting received a copy of the materials presented. Copies of this, entitled "Crop Production Considerations for 1975" will be available at .the Extension Office for $3.00. Christmas Special! From the desk of JOHN JACOBSON Personalized Note Paper 5i/ 2 "x8i/ 2 " White Bond 100 Sheets 250 Sheets 500 Sheets .$1.50 .$3.00 .$4.50 - Limited Offer - Orders must be in by December 6 Ready for pick up December 9 Printed on 20 pound bond papier Padded in pads of 50 sheets (if desired) .— ORDER FROM — The Titonka Topic TITONKA, IOWA BUY IT IN TTTONKA! THE BUFFALO BOYS 4-H The Buffalo Boys held their meeting Nov. 7 at 8:00 p.m. in the Titonka School. The Pledge was led by Greg Moore. Roll call was "The Project for Next Year". Fourteen members and leaders were present. Monday night, Nov. 11, Award Night was held In the Music Room at 7:30 pjn. A workshop will be held Dec. 7 at 10:00 p.m. in the Algona Sale Barn, on how to select your 4-H Beef project. Lunch will be served after the work shop by Cattlemen's Association. The club calf sale will be held Dec. 14 in the Algona Sale Barn. Rally Night is Dec. 7 at Sentral. Names were drawn for Christmas. Election of officers was held with ithe following results president, 'Brian Mechler; secretary, Brian Moore; treasurer, 'Dale Van Hove; rec. photo, Scott Smidt. Rollie Fox gave a talk on "Behind Closed Doors on Main St." Steven Smidt, reporter It is easier to live it up than to live it down. Chicken Night Wednesday, Nov. 27 8:00 to 12:00 p.m. All You Can Eat — MENU — BROASTED CHICKEN COLE SLAW — BISCUIT RED DOG LOUNGE TITONKA, IOWA We need many more production workers! Most openings start at $ 3 50 an hour! Due to the need for more workers OUR EMPLOYMENT OFFICE OPEN 9 a.m. TO 4 p.m. (EXCEPT MONDAYS: 1:00 TO 4:00 P.M. ONLY) We offer excellent starting wages for all jobs and have a broad fringe benefit program. Apply at employment office in the shopout building located on the south side of the Crystal Lake blacktop road in south Forest City. industries, inc. 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