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JOHNSON I KS 67855 THE JOHNSON PIONEER INFORMATION &apos;INSPECTION DATES: Wed., Sept. 22 10-11am Thurs., Oct. 7 10-11 am THE AGENT'S NOTEBOOK by Frank Swan Stanton County Extension Agricultural and County Extension Director VEGETABLES Last Tomatoes of the Season Cold nights are increasing in frequency hinting at frosts yet to come. If you have toma- toes, you may have some that are approaching maturity. Leave them on the vine until mature or until a frost is fore- cast. Tomatoes will ripen off the vine but must have reached a certain phase of maturity called the 'mature green stage.' These tomatoes Obituary Leonard Augustus "Gus" DeLissa Leonard Augustus "Gus" DeLissa was born December 18, 1933, in Liberal, Missouri, to William Franklin DeLissa and Mary Agnes (Aidnik) DeLissa. He was preceded in death by his parents and his only sister, Marie Goodspeed, and his only brother, BillyJo. Gus married Leona Maxine Bishop at Leoti, Kansas, on Valentine's Day, February 14, 1954. They were married fifty-six years. Gus lived and worked in Liberal, Missouri, until he was sixteen years old. He worked at Collingwood Elevator in Selkirk, Kansas until he was drafted into the United States Navy. At this graduation ceremony from Navy Boot Camp he awarded the "Honor Man" medal. Upon being honorably dis- charged from the Navy, Gus worked for a time in Johnson, are mature enough to harvest though not yet red. Look for full sized tomatoes with a white, star-shaped zone at the bottom end of the fuit. When harvesting fruit before a frost, separate tomatoes into three groups for storage: those that are mostly red, those that are just starting to turn, and those that are still green. Discard to- matoes with defects such as rots or breaks in the skin. Place the tomatoes on card- and then in Lakin where he operated the Texaco Service station and bulk plant. In 1978 he moved to Meade where he purchased the Ford Agency. Gus died on September 30, 2010. His survivors are his wife, Maxine; a daughter, Janna DeLissa of Leoti; a son, Lance Delissa and wife Sheryl of Meade; and three grand- sons, Leighton, Levi and Leland, all of Meade. Memorial services were held at the First Baptist Church, Meade on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2:00 p.m. The family would welcome memorials to the Wichita County Historical Museum for the Ames house or the Meade County Museum, in care of Fidler-Orme-Bachman Mortuary, 212 S. Fowler, Meade, KS 67864. Personal condolences may be givento the family at FINNEY, GIUtY, GI00F.LF.Y SCII00 COUNTIES NEAR GARDEN CITY KANSAS 2,754+ ACRES CROPLAND WITH THE BALANCE IN GRASSLAND WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20- lOAM Auction Held at the Clarion Inn - Garden City, KS Irrigated Farmland Productive Dryland Excellent Native Pasture Land Mineral & Wind Rights Property Has Been in the Nelle M. Beach Trust Since 1968  Westchester Auctions, 00CHRADER H t.AD MARTJNG ?,tiTORiTY RL'a/ ;taZt3 ' 6Q x-lctorl Co.. 17:'. Call for Full-Color Brochure or Visit our Website for more info. BI 800-607-6888 IB board trays or cartons but use layers of newspaper to sepa- rate fruit if stacked. Occasion- ally a tomato may start to rot and leak juice. The newspa- per will keep the juice from contacting nearby or underly- ing fruit. Store groups of to- matoes at as close to 55 de- grees as possible until needed. Work Garden Soil in the Fall Fall is the preferred time to prepare garden soil for next spring's vegetable garden. Spring is often wet making it difficult to work soil without forming clods that remain the rest of the season. Fall usually is drier allowing more time to work the soil when it is at the correct soil moisture content. Even if you work soil wet in the fall and form clods, the freezing and thawing that takes place in the winter will break them down, leaving a mellow soil the following spring. Insects often hide in garden debris. If that debris is worked into the soil, insects will be less likely to survive the win- ter. Diseases are also less likely to overwinter if old plants are worked under. Also, the garden debris will increase the organic matter content of the soil. Working the debris into the soil is often easier if you mow the old vegetable plants several times to reduce the size of the debris. Fall is an excellent time to add organic matter. Not only are organic materials usually more available in the fall (leaves, rotten hay or silage, grass clippings) but fresher materials can be added in the fall than in the spring because there is more time for them to break down before planting. As a general rule, add 2 inches of organic material to the sur- face of the soil and till it in. Be careful not to overtill. You should end up with particles like grape nuts or larger. If you work your garden into the consistency of dust, you have destroyed the soil structure. PESTS Autumn Home Invaders We are starting to see and hear about some of the annual household invaders. These DeKalb products are available through Skyland Grain, LLC including DKC 64-83 and DKC 52-59. DKC 64-83, (114 day) Genuity VT3 Pro, has protection against Rootworm/Com Borer/Earworm and sev- eral other secondary pests that will maximize your profit per acre. DKC 64-83 is the industI3r yield leading product throughout SW Kansas and SE Colorado with rapid dry down for a quick harvest. DKC 52-59, (102 day) VT3, also has protection against Rootwonn/Com BorerlEarworm. DKC 52-59 is a great fit for evm-y farm. Whether it is dryland eom, limited water, or full irrigation, adjust your population to your yield goal and watch this corn maximize your yield potential! All other DeKalb products are also available through Skyland Grain, LLC. If you are looldng for a new seed company to maximize your yield mid profitability, please contact John Battin 620-492-3657 for all of your seed needs. www.kansas ]udicialpert'orman DeKalb's first prepay deadline is approaching quickly, so don't forget about this November 15tth dead- line! "  D/<: L  include crickets, boxelder bugs, millipedes, and espe- cially the multicolored Asian lady beetle. They typically try to invade homes this time of year looking for a shelter to survive the winter. These pests are only a nuisance. They pose no threat to health or property, but when signifi- cant numbers build up they can be a problem. The best way to protect your dwelling from these pests is to limit access by eliminating, or at least reducing, the points of entry. Ensure that all screens are tight fitting and intact. Make sure the caulk around windows and door frames is in good condition. Remove excess foilage and mulch from around the foun- dation. Insecticides can also be ef- fective if you treat the exte- rior foundation and some of the area around the outside of the building. This often re- duces the number of potential household invaders. Once in- side, sometimes hand-picking or vacuuming is enough to eliminate the problem. Glue boards can also be helpful to trap the invaders. However, if significant numbers do succeed in enter- ing, and insecticide applica- tion inside the home may be required. Aerosol sprays may work quickly to eliminate pests but have short lasting effects. Insecticides with longer lasting effects can be sprayed along baseboards, in cracks, crevices, and other hiding places, and often work quite well. Always check the pesticide label to make sure the product you select is ef- fective against the target pest and has no unwanted side ef- fects, i.e., does not stain, leave unsightly residues, etc. USDA NRCS Natural Resources Conservation Service EQIP!WHIP Application Cutoff Date - November 15, 2010 Eric B. Banks, state conser- vationist for the Natural Re- sources Conservation Service (NRCS), announced that the application evaluation cutoff date will be November 15, 2010, for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) and Wildlife Habitat tives Program (WHIP). Thes;rOgrams were autho- rized under the Food, Conser- vation, and Energy Act of 2008 (2008 Farm Bill). "These two programs are very popular with producers in Kansas, and the NRCS wants to give producers time to get a conservation plan de- veloped and get an application submitted in a timely man- ner," said Banks. "I know fall crops will need to be harvested and everyone will be busy. Setting the cut- off date now, should allow producers to get a plan and sign an application. "Stop by the NRCS office at your first opportunity and get the process started," said Banks. Applications may be sub- mitted anytime; however, ap- plications submitted by the November 15 'hcutoff date will be evaluated for Fiscal Year 2011 funding. Apply at Local NRCS Office Landowners and/or operators with eligible cropland, range- land, or forestland with any EQIP/WHIP natural resource concerns should apply at their local NRCS field office and work with them on a conser- vation plan. The office is lo- cated at your local U.S. De- partment of Agriculture (USDA) Service Center (listed in the telephone book under United States Govern- ment or on the Internet at Socially Disadvantaged. Limited Resource. and Be- ginning Farmers and Ranchers "EQIP and WHIP are avail- able to help address the unique circumstances and concerns of socially disadvan- taged, limited resource, and beginning farmers and ranch- ers, who have natural resource concerns that need to be ad- dressed on their !and," said Banks. Producers in Kansas who qualify as socially disadvan- taged, limited resource, and beginning farmers and ranch- ers will be ranked in a sepa- rate ranking pool. Organic EQIP is available for treat- ing natural resource concerns on organic systems. Organic producers, or those transitioning to organic, may apply for the EQIP to address their natural resource con- cerns during this period. Information Available Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010 - Page 3 Red Cross Offers Chance To Win A Brand New Car Join the Red, White and Varoom sweepstakes today! Voluntarily giving blood or platelets for patients in need is a great reward in itself, but the American Red Cross and Red Cross Racing are upping the ante by giving away a brand new car. Thanks to a generous dona- tion by the Ford Motor Com- pany, the Red Cross is giving away a 2011 Ford Fiesta to one lucky winner. From July 1, 2010 through Nov. 1, 2010, all presenting donors can reg- ister online at redcrossracing. com for a chance to win. It's the Red Cross' way of saying thank you to committed blood and platelet donors. In addition, every time do- nors record their blood or platelet donations at redcross- they'll accrue points which can be ex- changed for Red Cross Rac- ing-themed prizes, including t-shirts, hats, and even a min- iature die-cast Red Cross car! Red Cross Racing is an in- novative program designed to encourage NASCAR fans to donate blood through the Red Cross. Thanks to ongoing sup- port from 3M Company, the Red Cross has two full paint schemes on the Rousch Fen- way No. 16 Ford Fusion this racing season. A chance to win. A reason to give. Join the Red, White & Vroom sweepstakes today! Visit for the official rules. Locally, you may give blood on Thursday, October 14th from 12:30pm - 4:00pm at the 4 - H Building located at 702 S Knox in Johnson, KS. How to Donate Blood Simply call 1-800-GIVE- LIFE (448-3543) or visit to make an appointment or for more irt- -)[I;frI 5)['1 l formation. All blood ,.types are needed to ensure ae'ia61e supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver's license, or two other forms of identi- fication are required at check- in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental permission in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements. Citations Issued And Arrests Made As information becomes available, it will be placed on the Kansas NRCS Web site grams/eqip/ and www.ks. !r (r or be available at your local USDA Service Center from the NRCS or conservation district staff. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Know your judges before you vote on Noven ber 2nd. See the non-partisan performance evaluation results lk)r Kansas judges on the ballot for retention election at: KANSAS Commission ,,,,Judicial Performance Be an informed voter. 9-26-10 Delma Garza, 33 of Ulysses, was cited and ar- rested for speeding, 79 in a 65 and driving while suspended. 9-26-10 Ronald Smith, 67, of Andover, KS, was cited for speeding, 79 in a 65. 9-30-10 Ronald A. Thomp- son, 26, of Trinidad, CO, was cited for speeding, 83 in a 65. 10-2-10 Cecilia Ayala, 20, of Johnson, was arrested for domestic battery. 10-2-10 Tony D. Love, 25, of Wichita, KS,was arrested for aggravated battery. 10-7-10 Lucia Moreno- Andujo, 48, of Johnson, was cited for speeding, 88 in a 65. 10-7-10 Shandra Cole, 18, of Walsh, CO, was cited for speeding, 74 in a 65. r  llll illl/00 C23 Ulysses, KS 356-1732 "I C2 r Hours Open at 7::30 p.m. Previews at 7:45 Movie at 8:00 Fri. - Tues. Oot. 15-19 "EASY A" Rated PG-13 Tuesday Is Bargain Night 8 Q 8 D