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Inside the News Winthrop News Wednesday, May 25, 2011 Page 3 GFW FFA holds banquet The GFW FFA Chapter held its annual banquet at Winthrop City Hall on Wednesday evening. Many members were honored for their acheivements throughout the year and a new officer team was installed. Top left: Proficiency Awards, from left to right: Logan Miller--Ag Service, Turf Grass Management, Swine, Diversified Crop Production; Jordan Black--Turf Grass Management; Noah Steiner--Vegetable Production Placement; Heidie Sloot--Sheep Production; Brady Krueger--Ag Sales Placement, Vegetable Production Entrepreneur; Connor Olson--Dairy Production Placement, Landscape Management; and Jacob Sjostrom--Dairy Production Entrepreneur, Beef Production. Above: Star Recipients, from left to right: Logan Miller--Star Junior, Star Placement; Jacob Sjostrom--Star Farmer; Brady Krueger--Star in Agribusiness; Kevin Taralseth--Star Sophomore amd Miranda Sweely--Star Greenhand. Left: 2011-2012 Officers: Bryce Lindeman, Sentinel; Logan Miller, Treasurer; Miranda Sweely, Secretary; Mitch Schweiss, Vice President; Heidie Sloot, Reporter; ArthurForst, President; Connor Olson, Officer at Large; Cody Guenther, Parliamentarian; Kevin Taralseth, Historian; and Noah Steiner, Student Council Representative. Below left: 2010-2011 officers: Kyle Hillmann, Sentinel; Mitch Schweiss, Treasurer; Jacob Sjostrom, Vice President; Heidie SIoot, Historian; Brady Krueger, Student Council Representative; Connor OIson, Secretary; Evan Busche, Reporter; Arthur Forst, Officer At Large; and Cody Wiethoff President. Below: Julie Sievert was presented the Honorary Chapter Degree. Photo by Michael Mattison Attract hummingbirds with hanging baskets by Roxann Jelinke, Brown Co. Master Gardener Hanging flower baskets are a great way to be surrounded with beautiful color If you plant flow- ers that also attract hummingbirds you can enjoy the color and be entertained all summer long. First you must select flowers that thrive in a hanging basket. Look for nectar-rich tubular blooms. The hummingbirds need to access the nectar easily with their long narrow bills and tongues. Since hummingbirds usually feed while hovering, flowers that protrude or dangle from the plant will provide air space for the bird's beating wings. People often think hummingbirds only respond to the color red. However, they will go to flowers in orange, pink, purple, white and yellow. Hummers also are attract- ed to plants with multiple blooms or clusters of flowers. Plants with a long flowering season will pro- vide both color and nectar for an extended period of time. You may also choose several different plant varieties with staggered bloom times - whether in one basket or several hanging baskets. Hummingbirds do not care about the type of container; you may use pottery, wood, plastic, etc. However, the size of the con- tainer is important. The container should be at least 12 inches in diameter. Smaller pots may be easier to handle, but larger pots hold more plants; keep roots moist longer; are more eye appealing to humans; and look like a buffet table to a humming- bird. Please remember large pots require heavyduty hooks and strong support. When hanging your basket, choose a sheltered location within easy view of a window or area where you can sit and enjoy. Depending on your plant selection, this could be a sunny or shady area. Some common colorful plants that attract hummingbirds. Annuals: Agastache, Begonia, Cuphea, Four O'Clocks, Fuschia, Geramium, Impatience, Lantana, Nasturtium, Nicotiana, Petunia, Phlox, Salvia, Zinnia. Perennials: Bee Balm, Coral Bells, Dwarf Delphinium, Penstemon, Verbena, Veronica. This list is not inclusive and you will find many plants that will attract hummingbirds. I hope you will try a hanging basket this summer and see if you can attract a hummingbird to your yard. Byro Grain & Trucking Company is currently looking for : OTR & Owner/Operator Truck Drivers Qualified candidate will possess Class A CDL Excellent driving record Minimum of 2 years of applicable driving experience For more information Call 507-647-2286 ask for Randy or stop in at 57265 286th St., Winthrop, MN 55396 People you can depend on... Monuments and Markers Dalin - Hantge Chapel 209 W. 2 nd Street Winthrop, Minnesota 507-647-5326 www.hantge.com Kelly Roberts Colin Zeman Terry Wiedl 5ibley County Collection for... Tires, Appliances, & Electronics at the $ibley Co. Fairgrounds in Arlington. Thurs, lune 9th, 2011 . 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Appliances: Mustbemp Washers, dryers, hot water heaters, stoves, furnaces, microwaves, dehumidifiers, refrigerators, freezers, & air conditioners .......... $8 No Gas or Ammonia refr/gerators or small appliances (vacuums, toasters, etc.) Electronics accepted: "IV, computer equipment, VCR/CD/DVD, stereo, copier, ce//phone, boombox, fax machine, etc. Electronics and TV s 19 or larger ................. ".. $10 Items smaller than 19 ............................ $5 Hard drives, keyboard & mouse ................... $4 \\; No drop-offs before 9:00 a.m. on June 9th Proof of Sibley County residency required. Please note: This collection is not open to commercial operators who deal in the sale and/or repair of tires, appliances, or electronics For more details call the Tri-County Solid Waste Office at 507-381-9196 or www.co.sibley.mn.us Tri Co. Dept --- Clip & Save .... ] I 1 : Eagle's La.ding : ! 07-641-t02 , I I , Winthrop I , I ' HAPPY HOUI. 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