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July 17th, 2012

Local Gardeners Show Their Flowers

July 17, 2012

Members from the Sheyenne Valley Garden Club and other local gardeners showed their favorite flowers during the 28th annual flower show show.

The show, hosted by the garden club, was held Monday. Gardeners entered their most prestigious flowers and bouquets from their garden in this year’s show, called “Garden Favorites.”

A public viewing was held from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Eagles Aerie.

Gardeners competed in horticulture divisions, which were based on single specimens of flowers, and artistic divisions, which featured bouquets made with a variety of flowers.

Corn Shortage Has People Questioning its Use

July 17, 2012

A debate on corn is growing across the country, and the question is who should eat what little corn is produced this year – humans or machines?
Numbers released July 11 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) show the size of the current corn harvest, and how much of it is projected to be used for for ethanol fuel.

July 16th

Don’t Let Visible and Invisible “Bugs” Spoil Your Picnic Fun

July 16, 2012

Many of us have fond memories of family picnics and outdoor cooking from childhood. All you needed was a blanket and some food and you could set up a picnic on your lawn, at a park or even in the living room in the winter.
Today, grills are prominent features on most patios and decks. If you haven’t shopped for grills recently, you might be amazed at all the types of grills and grilling accessories.

Music at the Courthouse: July 18, 2012 - The Meyer Family

July 16, 2012

Returning to Music at the Courthouse Lawn will be “The Meyer Family” from Valley City on Wednesday, July 18, beginning at 7:15 p.m..

Randie Meyer, son of DeMar and Shirley Meyer and Katie, daughter of Clarence and Lillie Olson, have been married for forty-two years. Their four children have been singing since they were two years old and now the fifteen grandchildren are asked to help “Pass the Faith Along” as one of the songs says.

County 4-H Members Show Their Work in Dog Project

July 16, 2012

Barnes County 4-H members who participated in the dog project had a chance to show off their work Friday at the dog show during Barnes County 4-H Achievement Days.
The show began at 5:30 p.m. at the North Dakota Winter Show building. Crowds gathered around to watch the 10 dogs and their owners compete in obedience and showmanship.
The dog show is an annual show held every July during the achievement days.
Ellen Bjelland, Barnes County’s 4-H extension agent, said Barnes County is one of the few counties that does a dog show.

County Between Neighboring Events

July 16, 2012

HOPE, N.D. – “Unbelievable,” a woman remarked as she inspected a 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 retractable convertible. The car, owned by Earl and Connie Behm of Valley City, was one of several dozen in the classic car show during “Hope Days.”
Over the the weekend the city of Hope celebrated its annual Hope Days and the 2012 Class Bash reunion of students from Hope, Luverne and Pillsbury.
This year’s events included a classic car show, 5K run/walk, demolition derby and a Sunday morning golf tournament.

July 12th

Peer Mentoring and Brain Injury

July 12, 2012

Approximately one year ago, the Head Injury Association began a peer mentoring program. The purpose of the program is to assist families and individuals who have sustained a brain injury cope with the complexities and impact of this disability from acute care through community re-integration.

Barnes County Living Better

July 12, 2012

Barnes County is among the healthiest counties in North Dakota according to the University of Wisconsin.

The UW’s Population Health Institute recently released its 2012 County Health Rankings and Roadmaps report, which found that Barnes Ranks No. 2 in the “Health Outcomes” category, second only to Griggs County. Under “Health Factors,” Barnes was fifth, behind Bowman, Cass, Griggs and Burleigh.

Corps of Engineers, Valley City Held Public Forum on Flood Study Tuesday

July 12, 2012

“I probably don’t need to tell anyone here that there’s a significant flood risk in Valley City. You’ve all lived through it and been through flood fighting efforts,” began Sierra Schroeder of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers during a half-hour slide show presentation during a public forum Tuesday.

A light but vocal crowd attended the evening meeting, which was hosted by the Corps and the City of Valley City, that gave residents the opportunity to speak with officials from the Corps about permanent flood protection in Valley City.

July 11th

Gardening Tips for July

July 11, 2012

Special to the Times-Record

Flowers
Flowers growing in containers may need to be watered daily. Hanging baskets of fuchsias and other flowers are especially prone to drying out.
A layer of mulch in containers can reduce watering needs.

Remove flowers in the garden after they fade. This is called deadheading. In this way, the plant won’t waste any energy on producing seed in these faded flowers. Rather, the plant will spend its energy on producing new flowers.

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