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  • Carroll Co. goes to 4H camp
  • Air Rifle

    4-H Shooting Sports held air rifle practice July 18, at the range behind Herb Kinman Chevrolet.

  • Carroll wins awards at 4-H camp

    Why do 4-H members like to go to camp?

    So many classes are offered, so the youth can choose classes that they like or venture to try a new class and learn a new skill. Nature, high ropes, low ropes, shooting trap, bb gun, archery, cooking, sewing, recreation, swimming, leadership, volleyball, basketball, crafts, breakout games, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, Frisbee golf and more was offered at this year’s camp.

  • Herbst gives tips to protect you from ticks

    Ticks have been especially active this year, and the tiny lone star tick will be most active over the next few weeks. This species gets its name from a distinct white spot on the back of the adult female.

    Reaction to their bites cause painful itching that can last for 7 to 20 days. Dressing appropriately, using repellents, and checking regularly for ticks are important actions to take to reduce the chances for ticks attaching and feeding on you during the remainder of the tick season.

  • 4-H Trap

    The 4-H trap shooters practiced at the range behind Herb Kinman Chevrolet, July 9. 

  • Applications available soon for Ag Investment Program

    Applications will soon be available for the 2017 Carroll County Agricultural Investment Program at the Carroll County Conservation District Office, 1804 Highland Avenue, Carrollton or the Carroll County Extension Office.

    The application period is July 31, through Aug. 18. Applications may NOT be picked up until July 31. All applications must be turned into the Conservation District Office by Aug. 18, at 4:30 p.m.

    Office hours for the Conservation District are as follows: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 8 a.m.-noon a.m. and Wednesday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

  • Make sure to protect children from sun exposure

    Most children love playing outdoors. However, they do not know the importance of sun safety. Excessive, unprotected sun exposure is especially dangerous to children. Did you know 80 percent of lifetime sun exposure occurs before the age of 18. One in five Americans develops skin cancer. Too much lifetime exposure increases the risk of melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer, later in life.

  • 4-H Pistol

    4-H shooting sports held target pistol practice at the range located behind Herb Kinman Chevrolet.

  • Extreme heat effects older adults quickly

    Summer is upon us, and temperatures are beginning to heat up. While that may be welcome news for many, combinations of high humidity and excessive heat can be dangerous for others, especially older adults.

  • Moisture, heat can lead to hay bale fires

    Hay bale or barn fires can be prevented if hay is baled at appropriate moistures and temperatures are monitored of recently baled hay.

    Generally, hay will go through a heating phase within one to two weeks after baling. During this time, monitor the hay to make sure it does not reach temperatures that can damage the hay or lead to spontaneous combustion.