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October 11, 1990

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6A The Mountain Messenger, Thursday, October 11, 1990 Brad Montgomery (left) and Dan Schroer, Nationat FFA Eastern Region Vice President. Brad Montgomery Attends New England FFA Meet Brad Montgomery, a member of the Greenbrier East FFA (Fu- ture Farmers of America) Chap- ter, competed in the Eastern States Exposition FFA Star Agri- business Contest held Septem- ber 15 In Springfield, Massachu- setts. Brad was invited to the contest because he was selected the Star Agribuslness Person for tile State of West Virginia. Star Agribusiness contestants repre- sented the states of Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland. Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island. and West Virginia. While in Spring- field, the contestants have an opportunity to visit the Big E, the state falr for eight New Eng- land states. Brad has won honors in the Agribusiness Contest because of his lawn care business and his employment at Greenbrier Trac- tor Sales. He is the son of John and Joyce Montgomery of Ron- ceverte. 1990 SPECIAL Market, Inc. Brad Montgomery Pix 9/27 AGRI r,M, Wednesd_,, .... =,,,..,, v.vv CALF SALE Wednesday, October 31, 8:00 P.M. CALVES AND YEARLINGS For Further information Bluegrass Market, Inc ........................... . ..... 645-7861 Chadie Long ......................................... 645-2120 Bill Irons ............................................ 647-4357 6" 24 ga. black pipe .................................... $3.90 6" 24 ga. black elbows ............................. $4.00 Stoves, Stove Mats and all related items find it at: UNITED NATIONAL MOUNTAIN HOME PROPERTIES Experienced, Established and already serving Pocohontas, Greenbrier and Monroe Counties! Marianne and Dave Cedarleaf, 15 year residents of Southeastern West Virginia have many buyers wait- ing to purchase Real Estate here, and need more property to sell. If you have Real Estate that you no longer need, PLEASE CALL TODAY. Main Office Branch Office Lewisburg, Hillsboro 645-4110 653-4421 Dave Cedarleaf - Broker Marianne Cedarleaf - Sales Kay Harper Gumm - Sales Associate - 392-6263 Each Offme Independently Owned,end Opermted AMERICA'S RURAL AND SMALL TOWN REAL ESTATE COMPANY Can Be Salvaged Here are some tips on saving frost-damaged corn from John E. McCutcheon, Greenbrier County extension agent. Corn in milk stage. Corn frosted at this stage can be green-chopped and fed, or al- lowed to dry in the field and en- siled at 70% moisture in upright silos, or at 75% moisture in hori- zontal silos. Even after frosted, leaves have dried, whole-plant moisture will likely be too high for immediate ensiling. Remem- ber, only 10-15% of whole plant moisture is in the leaves. If it must be chopped at once, add ground corn-cob meal to absorb some of the excess moisture. Moisture will be reduced by I% for each 30 pounds of corn-cob meal. Unless ears start to mold or turn sour in the field, the best procedure Is to delay harvest un- til whole plant moisture Is below 70%. Corn in dough to dent stage. Corn in these latter stages of maturity may be ensiled when allowed to dry down to appropri- ate moisture content. Avoid en- siling excessively wet corn be- cause excessive silo seepage will occur and animal intake will be reduced. At the dent stage, mois- ture may drop very quickly and the crop should be harvested as soon as tile appropriate mois- ture has been reached. Frosted corn at these later maturity stages may also be harvested for grain. As above, the crop should be watched carefully and tf dam- aging losses start to occur, the crop should be harvested for si- lage. Don't panic. No matter how dry it looks, frosted, immature corn almost always has too much moisture to ensile prop- erly. To Be Discussed Dr. Richard Zhnmerman, In- terim Eastern Division Leader for Co6peratlve Extension, will meet with the Greenbrier County Extension Service Commlttee October 17 at 7 p.m. to discuss the present hiring process in ob- Bluegrass Market Saturday October 6, 1990 758 head sold to 127 buyers Amounting to $268,826.30 STOCKER & FEEDER STEERS: Under 500# 66.00 107.50 500-750# 60.00 94.50 Over 750# 65.00 79.50 HEIFERS: Under 500# 65.00 93.00 501-750# 50.00 78.50 Over 750# 59.00 64.00 BULL CLVS 70.00 90.00 BABY CLVS 95.00 185.00 SLAUGHTER CATTLE HEIFERS 50.00 62.50 COWS 38.00 54.00 MOST SOLD 45.00 48.00 BULLS 48.00 67.50 Under 1OOO# 67.50 Over I000# 64.00 COW & CALF PAIRS 550.00 COWS, BH 880.00 HOGS SLAUGHTER 40.50 SOWS 33.00 BOARS 30.00 57.50 PIGS & SHOATS By Head 12.00 52.00 taining a 4-H Agent for the county and future 4-H program- min~. The public is invited to par- th,ipate in this informal discus- sh ,n. Alderson Market Friday, October 5, 1990 298 head sold to 46 buyers Amounting to $100,614.68 STOCKER & FEEDER HEIFERS: UNDER 500# 72.00 117.00 500 to 700# 70.00 76.00 MEDIUM COMMON STOCKERS & FEEDERS UNDER 500# 75.00 I 17.50 500 to 700# 73.00 88.00 OVER 700# 70.00 79.50 COMMON STOCKERS & FEEDERS BULLS 55.00 95.00 BABY CALVF,,S 84.00 185.00 HOGS SOWS BOARS 29.00 SHOATS PIGS 16.00 COWS COMMERCIAL 48.00 51.00 UTILITY 45.00 50.00 COWS&CLVS 650.00 950.00 COWS, B.H. 520.00 610.00 BULLS COM &GOOD 56.00 62.00 CUTTER 54.00 56.00 HORSES EACH 490.00 PONIES 105.00 145.00 SHEEP & LAMBS BLUE 46.50 RED 44.50 OTHERS 44.00 EWES 15.50 BUCKS BY WT. 32.00 48.00 SHEEP & LAMBS BLUE 45.50 BLUE HEAD MEDIUM COMMON EWES, CWT EWES, B.H. BUCKS, B.H. 12.00 14.00 GOATS GOATS By Head 17.50 40.00 By Head 10,00 19.00 eanu No Interest until March 1St. No Payment until A.Dril 1st. on all Lawn & Garden Equipment. lO% down payment required MILLER'S IM ENT INC. Rt. 219 North Lewisburg, WV 24901 The Joy ofF, Ella S. An insurance salesman stopped at our house the other evening. It took several minutes for him to get around to telling just what it was that he was sell- ing and then he was disgusted with me because I interrupted his well-planned talk by wanting to know immediately what the cost would be. I've noticed that it's very hard to get a salesman to discuss price until he believes he has convinced you that the article he is selling is one you can't do without. This reminded me of the time a salesman called on one of my aunts and uncle. Now Uncle was very hard of hearing but, curi- ously, he could always hear Aunt although she did not talk loudly. Well, this morning a gentle- man knocked at the door and when Aunt answered he asked if Uncle was home. Aunt told him that Uncle had been mowing the lawn but that she hadn't heard the mower for some thne and suggested he follow her back of the house to see if they could find him. Sure enoiagh there was Uncle. He was on his knees the grass. Tools and pieces of lawn mower were scattered all around him. "This man wants to see you." Aunt said as they ap- proached. Uncle stood up, spoke, and looked ruefully at his greasy black hands. The man spoke and then said "Looks like you're having a little mower trouble." Uncle looked at Aunt, "What did he say?" Aunt re- peated for him. "Yeah, yeah," Uncle .replied. "I think it is like me -- old and worn out. I was hoping I could get it to run long enough to at least finish today's mowing though," he added, as he again squatted beside the mower. "You know anything about I'kxing mowers?" he said. "I am afraid I am not a very good mechanic of any kind," the man answered. .-y // 71, Uncle turned to did lie say." he asked? J him. "You are hearing, aren't you, said. Again Uncle and she repeated the tion. "Man gets my just kinda wear things he's heard years," Uncle laughed. "I have just the need," the man said. repeated what he "What's that," "I am selling hea We'll just go inside you a complete Fun your hearing as new. A good just what you need to enjoy life again." Again Uncle turnedi learn what the ter she had repeated It to the salesman. enjoy life is a new he said as he began t0 his tools and mower The salesman left through the door could laugh without rude because there trying to sell a deaf man who mower. Of course, salesmen are of the past. More telephone is being It always seems hang-up while ing to you, so I through sales pitches for several minutes. Recently however, cross when after sales pitch I told the was not interested in was peddling and mg that I should why I would not gain. Finally I and said "because I and there are a items thai I would and I hung up before say more. 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