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Holmes County dairy farmers honored

Thursday, April 5, 2001

Nearly 200 Holmes Count dairy farmers and guests attended the dairy banquet at Walnut Creek March 26 for the annual dairy awards presentations.

Everything centers around tables

Thursday, April 5, 2001

Antique columnist Roy Booth writes about tables in all their various sizes, shapes, and uses.

Tidy not just a drop in the bucket

Thursday, April 5, 2001

A very special dairy cow in a small frame, Tidy has two 305-day records with over 30,000 pounds of milk, including her 12-6 record of 34,530 pounds of milk, 1,123 pounds of fat and 990 pounds of protein. During that lactation, she racked up her best 365-day record with 40,000 pounds of milk, 1,283 pounds of fat and 1,154 pounds of protein.

Wayne Co. 4-H volunteers recognized

Thursday, March 29, 2001

Miss Ohio 2001 told advisers and other volunteers attending the 4-H Volunteer Recognition Banquet that 4-H taught her life skills and it gave her a career.

Spotlight shines on early lanterns

Thursday, March 22, 2001

Antique columnist Roy Booth recounts the history of the development of portable lanterns from candle to oil to kerosene, from barn to carriage.

Appreciate your washer and dryer

Thursday, March 15, 2001

Antique columnist Roy Booth writes about the long ago rituals of wash day.

Ashland Dairy Unit honors top herds

Thursday, March 15, 2001

The Ashland County Dairy Service Unit held its annual meeting, and recognized Ayers Farm and GEM Hill Farm as top herds for 2000.

Harvest was a cause for celebration

Thursday, March 8, 2001

Many may be thinking of planting during this season, but columnist Roy Booth is recalling the harvest celebrations of years past and the beginning of the Corn Palace in North Dakota.

Ohio men honored for work in promoting intensive grazing

Thursday, March 1, 2001

OSU extension agent and OSU animal scientist receive Master Grazier Award at the Great Lakes International Grazing Conference.

Handmade lace is the jewel of fabrics

Thursday, March 1, 2001

Antique columnist Roy Booth writes about the history of lace, one of the oldest and most versitile of decorative materials.


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