Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, March 26, 1994, Image 53

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    FFA happenings
Hans Herr FFA
Five Lancaster Mennonite High
School students who are members
of the school’s Hans Heir FFA
Chapter recently attended the
National FFA Organizaiton’s
Made for Excellence (MFE) con
ference in Lancaster.
Students involved are junior
Joleen Herbert, daughter of Luann
Newswanger, Terre Hill; sopho
more Marie Hurst, daughter of
George and Mary Hurst, Lititz;
sophomore Kurt Hershey, son of
Glenn and Velma Hershey, Kin
zers; sophomore Gary Landis, son
of Earl and Evelyn Landis, Man
heim; and sophomore Ryan Kurtz,
son of Leon and Sarah Kurtz,
The two-day MFE personal
development program helped stu
dents learn techniques for dealing
with peer pressure and setting and
achieving goals. The conference
also featured a self-discovery
workshop designed to help mem
bers find success in life. The
theme was “Destination Success-
Thc Flight of your Life.”
■ Big capacities, up to 3.4 bu./ft.
combination grain/fertilizer
■ Adjustable dividers in
grain/fertilizer models.
■ Individual drills in 8-, 10-,
12-, and 13-foot widths.
MFE conferences, which began
in 1987, will be held in 40 states
during 1993-1994 for about 6,500
junior high and high school
Grassland FFA
On March 11, the Grassland
FFA Chapter held its 3Sth Annual
Parent and Member Banquet at the
Yoders Restaurant and Banquet
One-hundred and eighty peo
ple, including members, parents,
and friends of the FFA, were in
Jason Reifsnyder, statewide
vice president, brought greetings
from the State FFA Association.’
The following awards were pre
sented: Grassland Stars. Darrel
Weaver and Wade Esbenshade;
Star Red Rose Agribusiness, Lin
da Huber, Star Red Rose Produc
tion, Connie Zieset; Star Chapter
recipients. Deb Zimmerman and
Priscilla Weber; and Star Green
hands, Nathan Miller and Danny
Foundations Awards were Pre
sented to the following: agricut-
Elmer, NJ Mercersburg, PA Red Lion, PA
609-358-2880 717-328-2244 717*2444166
Rod Goom Rd.
SonwrMt, PA
& SON HolHox, pa
EM.on.PA 717-362-3132
Oloy, PA
ct H)D i)n i i.s . \.\D. i coon i/. .1 um:
lural mechanics, Andy Homing;
agricultural processing, Joel Fox;
agricultural sales, Linda Huber,
agricultural service, Jon Beaver;
beef production, Anita Wenger;
dairy production. Jevon Shirk;
diversified livestock production,
Danny Laudermilch; floriculture,
Andrea Snader; vegetable produc
tion, Deb Zimmerman; home
improvement, Shefrry Martin;
horse proficiency, Priscilla Web
er; nursery operations, Connie
Zieset; outdoor recreation, Brian
Beck; placement in agricultural,*
production, Wade Esbenshade;
sheep production, Ronda Landis;
soil and water management. Josh
Troxell; swine production. Shan
non Horst; wildlife management,
Jess' Weave;r Extemporaneous
speaking, Jason Reifsnyder; and
turf and landscape management,
Randy Hailing.
Honorary chapter membership
was (restored upon Phil Witman,
biology instructor, Garden Spot
High School; Glen Hartz, presi
dent, Eastern Lancaster County
School Board; William Rohrer,
superintendent. Eastern Lancaster
County School District; and Mr.
and Mrs. Wilber Esbenshade,
parents of chapter president
Certificates of Appreciation
were presented to Jerry Phillips,
Rd. 1. Box 157 EQUIPMENT. INC.
Towanda, PA Martinaburg. PA
717-265-4440 814-793-2109
■ 35 percent greater penetrating force
than John Deere 8000 Series Drills.
■ Exclusive 2-unit hydraulic
folding hitch.
■ Single, semi-deep or
double-disk openers.
Lancaster County Cooperative Huber
Council; Patsy Reifsnyder, parent.
FFA activities supporter; Shawn Scholarship Awards were pre-
Eberly, FFA alumnus and suppor- sented to the following: 12th
ter, Brian Ginter, student teacher grade, Krista Hoover, Wendy
in agriculture science; Cindy Alii- Weaver, Wade Esbenshade, Lisa
son, bookkeeper. Eastern Lancas- Homing, Ronda Ringier, Andrea
ter County School District: Carol Snyder, Josh Troxell. Darrel
Wanner, library Media Center. Weaver, and Tanya Sauder; 11th
secretary; and Rev. Kenneth Min- grade, Linda Huber, Connie
gledorff, member Eastern Lancas- Zieset; 10th grade, Jess Weaver
ter County School Board. and Gerald Wenger; and 9th
Top cirtus Salesman was Linda grade, Nate Miller.
Traditional African hand-wov
en fabrics are becoming quite
popular. These fabrics are hand
made using traditional weaving
and dyeing techniques. There are a
couple of different kinds of cloths
that are commonly made. “Mud
cloth” is created with cotton yams
that are spun on narrow looms to
form strips. The strips are then
hand stitched together to make 36
to 42-inch wide fabric. A combin
ation of tree bark, roots, and mud
is used to color the fabric. Designs
are usually applied with sticks,
feathers, or other natural objects.
Watt Chaster, PA
Lancaster Fanning, Saturday. March 26, 1994413
Traditional African
Cumberland County
(Continued from Pago B 12)
County Agent Duane Duncan pointed out that all the
dairy club leaders recognized at the banquet have a total of
187 years of service in the 4-H Dairy Club.
Melanie Dietrich, Emily’s sister, was recognized as the
Keystone Dairy Winner and represented Pennsylvania
and Cumberland County in Chicago at the National 4-H
New officers for the country’s two dairy clubs also were
The officers of the county wide club are president, Da
vid Day; vice president, Amanda Naugle; recording secre
tary, Rebecca Comman; corresponding secretary, Patrick
Snoke; treasurer, Betsy Walton; news reporter, Matthew
Day; social chairman, Kendra Naugle; and county council
representatives, Sandy Anderson, Matthew Day, and
Craig Walton.
The Blue Mountain club officers are president, lan
Dietrich; vice [resident. Jason Mowery; secretary, Tristan
Dietrich; news reporter, Julie Dyarman; treasurer, Steven
Sites; and social chairmen, Emily Dietrich and Matt Shol
Other 4-H members recognized for achievements last
year were Junior Dairy Bowl members, David and Sarah
Day and Michelle Ocker; Senior Dairy Bowl members,
Matthew Day, John Leib, and Heath Ocker, Juniior Dairy
Judging members, Rebecca Comman and Sarah Day;
Senior Dairy Judging members, Matthew Day, Emily
Dietrich and Michael Hensel; and Junior Judging Forum
members, Rebecca Comman, David Day, Julie Dyarman,
John Leib, and Dawn Ickes.
Those recognized as winners in the county Fitting and
Showing Contest were Sarah Day and Scott Walton for 8
to 10-year-olds; David Day and Rebecca Comman for 11
to 13-year-olds; Melanie Dietrich and Betsy Walton for
age 14 and over, and Betsy Walton in the winners class.
The color is set with mud and
dried in the sun.
“Kente cloth,” known as the
“cloth of kings,” was originally
woven for wearing apparel. The
fabric is woven with cotton on
narrow looms and pieced together.
The colors found on such tradi
tional fabrics represent those
found in nature yellows,
greens, and reds. The designs as
well as the colors used on the fab
ric frequently have symbolic
In most cases, garments made
from these fabrics arc loose fitting
or are worn only on special occa
sions and do not need to be clean
ed as often as other garments.
Household items usually accumu
late loose soil on exposed sur
faces. However, spills or contact
with various staining substances
many require special spotting or
cleaning procedures.
If absolutely necessary, hand
wash in mild detergent, soaking
for only three to five minutes,
since dyes are water soluble and
excessive color loss may occur.
Loose soil should be vacuumed or
lightly brushed from surfaces, es
pecially on household items. Pro
ceed with local spotting only after
testing for colorfastness of the
fabrics to the spotting agents.
Each color in the fabric should be
tested. If the garment is taken to
the dry cleaner, the customer may
be asked to sign a release. The
cleaner should explain possible