County’s 4-H Members Compete In Shooting Meet
Last week was by far the best week that we have had as a county for outside work. Farmers and gardeners all across the county worked hard to get as much planted as could be done. Several farmers in the area started planting some cotton, which is always a welcome sight. The week was capped off with a big rainfall event on Friday night and most of the day Saturday with reports being a little over an inch to 2.5 inches.
Saturday was spent at the 4-H shooting sports meet in Charleston in the rain and saturated ground. The Yalobusha County 4-H Shooting sports group was represented well at the meet with 22 of the 26 kids participating. The county had several district winners and several senior kids that will move on to the state competition in West Point in July.
Next week in the paper I will have a section on the results from the competition.
I have taken several calls over the last couple of weeks about trees and shrubs that have damage from the late killing frost that we had. The damage is most prevalent on crape myrtles. I have looked at a lot of trees over the last couple of weeks and every one that I have seen will be fine with the exception of the last couple of inches on the tips of each limb. It would be a good idea to clip those dead portions off as soon as you know where they are.
The cold weather that we had a few weeks ago also has really slowed the growth of the grasses like bermuda, zoysia, and centipede, but I think they will bounce back pretty fast now with the warmer temperature. It should be safe to go ahead and fertilize your lawns.
The Tri-Lakes Horse Show Association will host a judged horse show on Saturday, May 12, at the Multi-purpose building in Coffeeville. The show will start around noon on Saturday. The 4-H horse club will provide a concession stand for the event and admission is free.
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