Delphos Tri County Daily Herald (Newspaper) - September 02, 2015, Delphos, Ohio
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The Delphos Herald
Wednesday, September 2,2015
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2015 Bark for Life a whisker from $10,000 goal
BY NANCY SPENCER DHI Media Editor nspencer@delphosheraldxom
DELPHOS - The 2015 Relay for Life Bark for Life campaign has come to it�?Ts close.
�?oWhile we did fall short of our $10,000 goal, we are more than proud of our final tally, including matching donations, of $9489.78," event c,oordinator and local veterinarian Dr. Bonnie Jones said. �?oThis brings our three year total for funds raised for the American Cancer Society to $27337.81.�?� Baric for Life is a mini Relay for Life event. Dr. Jones brought the event to Delphos in 2013 with her husband practice partner Dr. John Jones, DVM. Prior to the inception of the Bark for Life in 2013, Delphos
Animal Hospital contributed $500 annually to the Delphos Relay for Life since 2003, for a total of $6,000 in sponsor donations.
�?oThe DAH �?oFamily�?� believes in the mission of the American Cancer Society and realizes that by fundraising for the ACS, we are giving back to the people of Delphos and surrounding communities who have been or will be touched by cancer or through a loved one, friend ... and even a pet.�?�
Dozens of the dogs, their masters and families gave a good showing for the third annual Bark for Life on June 13 at Leisure Park.
Cancer survivor Anne Laman served as the parade chairwoman. She also represented her late husband. Dr. Ed Laman, Delphos Animal Hospital�?Ts predecessor.
Dr. Bonnk Jones, DVM, announces the total for the 2015 Bark for Life and the event's three-year total raised for the American Cancer Society. (Snbmitted photo)
School is back in session
After several months of peace, the halls of St Johns High School were again the perfect example of controlled chaos. (DHI Media/Steven Cobnm-Griflls)
At Franklin Elemenbury, kids explored desks and texts and challenged teachers with the remnants of snmmer vacation still singing in their blood.
BY STEVEN COBURN-GRIFFIS DIH Media Staff Writer sgriflls@delphosheraldxom
DELPHOS �?" There are no songs celebrating the first day of school, no rock anthems or
children�?Ts ditties to hum along to. It happens, nonetheless, that first day. bDeljAoB, for students, teachers, faculty and staff, at Franklin and Landeck, at Jefferson Mickile, Jefferson High and at St. John�?Ts, it happened on Monday.
Smiling, frowning ot apathet
ic; (kmning unifcm shirts, skirts, pants and ties; nearly crackling as die^ Strtttted in all new duds or sloucl»d alcmg in war-tcnn Mbdey Crüe T-shirts swiped fran a parent�?Ts bottcnn drawer, kids climbed cm buses, hoR)Cd on Mkes (» wheedled a ride from family or friends.
And the teachers met them; and the custodians and.clerical and cafeteria workers; and the administrators, the principals and assistant principals and superintendents and guidance counselors. They met them at the front doors and in the classrooms.
many of them experiencing the same flush of eiiK)tions as the students: excitement, anxiety, q>(ne-hension and a gut-deep urgency to get on with it, already.
It was Day One in C^phos on Monday.
Roughly 180 days left to go.
Ohio�?Ts new manure laws: There�?Ts a right (and wrong) time and place
BY ANNE COB�oRN-GRIFFIS DHI Media Editor news®delphosheraldxom
GIBRALTAR ISLAND - Two pieces of Ohio legislation landed, almost literally, in the backyards of Ohio�?Ts fanners in the past 12 months.
In August 2014, in answer to nutrient managing Senate Bill 150, a collaboration between Ohio Department of Agriculture and Ohio State University Extension, began to provide Fertilizer Applicator Certification lYaining (FACT) to the state�?Ts farmers. Since September 2014,6,496 persons have been trained and certified in 110 sessions with the greatest extent of participation in the Great Lakes watershed.
In addition to an explanation of the current rules for certification, FACT promotes an undentanding of how nutrient enrichment affects water quality. �?oWe know that phosphorus and nitrogen are two agricultural nutrients that cause the most water quality issues out there," explained Greg LaBarge, an extension educates and OSU Extension Agronomy Field Specialist with the OSU
Agronomic Crops Network. He said participants also learn about testing soil for nutrient levels. �?oIt sounds so simple, but there is an art to soil testing. We are able to reach a new group out there with the four Rs: right time, right rate, right source, right place.�?�
During an Aug. 26 presentation at OSU�?Ts Stone Laboratory research and education facility on Lake Erie's Gibraltar Island, LaBarge discussed the preliminary results of this training. Post-training surveys indicate that 76 percent of trainees agree or strongly agree that farm phosphorus is a significant problem to water quality and 51 percent of participants will change their nutrient management practices to curb impact. Which begs the question: are those people who make up the balance already doing some of the best management practices to address water quality issues or are they resistant to change?
�?oI think it�?Ts both," said LaBarge. �?oAbout seven percent are skeptical. You can also find that audience that says we didn�?Tt land on the moon."
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OSU Extensk» Educator Greg LaBarge explains the Ohio's new mannre iaws in SB ISO. (DHI Media/Anne Cobnm-Griffls)
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Friday is the last day to purchase tickets for the Delphos Canal Days Tbast to the Qty from S-9 pjn. on Sept. 17.
�?oThere�?Ts no oiace like home" is the Wizard of Oz4hemed event that will feed your homebody soul whh local cuisine from Pizza Hut. Ibpp Chalet. Baked to PUrfectioo, Cabo, CNk-N-Houm. Ihrlixt, Rustic (2a£é, Dick�?Ts Steak House, Coddng (>>iBtty Classic�?Ts and Delphos
Eagles; and a dbdnctive variety of wine ftom Heidelberg Distributing Co. and Jululee Winery. The cost is $40 per person or $300 for a table of eight. Reservations c
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tactittg the Delphos Area of Chamber or mailing payment to Canal Days, 310 N. K$|ia Street by Hdday.
The deadline for sign up for the Cnal Days Battle of the Business at 6 pjn. oo Sept. 18 has been extended to 10 am. Thundky.
Registradon forms can be found at the Chamber of Congieice ofllcicr ficm Qadly MafiipralltefidsarBaok.
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