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HARRISBURG (Dauphin Co.) June is rivers month, a perfect time to take the pulse of the Sus quehanna River, The 444-mile river that starts in New York, cuts through Pennsyl vania, and ends up in Maryland to help shape the Chesapeake Bay is an important part of Pennsylva nia’s life. So, take a moment dur ing June, stand at the banks of the river and enjoy these “reflec- tions.” If you’re wondering what’s in the river for you, you won’t have to work too hard to answer that question. There’s something for all of us. • Fish. It’s wide and in some cases, not even knee-deep. But the Susquehanna is willing to give up its secrets. Fishermen come from all over the East Coast to fish the river. Last year, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission issued 54 congratulatory citations for tro phy-size large-mouth and small mouth bass, walleye, bluegills, striped bass and catfish. Before hydroelectric dams stopped up stream migrations, American shad ran the river, making them the most important species in the ear ly 1800 s. In 1993, agreements were signed to remove one stumb- • ling block to that traditional spawning, and at the beginning of the next century, shad will run the river once more. In 1994, a record nearly 33,000 shad were trapped *oB* • Solid State Ignition • Auto Clutch • ‘Sight-Glass Primer" JHr* Helps Prevent Flooding * Designed For all Position Operation • Weighs Only 9.6 Lbs. • Includes Shoulder Strap • 2 Yr. Limited Consumer Warranty Model N 8251 GRASS TRIMMER/BRUSH CUTTER • 24. S ce two-cycle Rebln engine • Robin straight shaft • Quick Feed Poly "W Lins Head • Shoulder Strap • Tool Kit • Weight: 8.6 Lb. ynlsn Ca. WHWMWfo J.L. Peachy And Sons Lawn Care of PA Wlntield, PA 17889 Martlndale, PA 717-066-0465 IMTCWIW Co. IfOWtlW Ctt. Mascot Sharpening Chestnut Hill 8t Sales Sales and Service 434 Newport Rd. Christiana, PA 17509 Ronks, PA 17872 610-938-3330 The Susquehanna What’s at the Conowingo Dam and truck ed to be released up the river for spawning. • Wildlife. Take your binocu lars to the Susquehanna, and you’ll be treated to visual delights. For years, bald eagles were absent from the river, victims of the ef fects of pesticides. Through rein troduction efforts organized by the Pennsylvania Game Commission, our national symbol, which is an endangered species, has returned to. jveral nesting sites in the state. In 1994, several eagles nested suc cessfully in Lancaster. York, and Dauphin counties. In addition, a wide variety of ducks and geese use the Susque hanna as a travel lane to provide food and resting cover on-annual southward migrations. And if you’re looking for nature, focus especially on the wetlands, which are home to every level of wildlife birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles and wild plants and flow ers. • History. Pennsylvania was built by its rivers. In central Penn sylvania, settlers were attracted to the fertile lands and lush forests along the Susquehanna, and Wil liam Penn envisioned a sister-city to Philadelphia on the river, the two linked by a canal between the Susquehanna and the Schuylkill rivers. That never happened, but the wife valley has invited pros perity for its inhabitants. Up and E® ROBIN HEDGE AND GRASS TRIMMERS “As Good As The Best and Better Than The Rest” Ask Arty Owner , NBFI7I fRASS :mmer/ BRUSH CUTTER SPECIAL PROMOTION PRICE S2S9“ 717-448-4841 In It For Me? down the river, Pennsylvania’s «n United States, and we pull history can be seen in the small from it. Every day, the public de towns; in Harrisburg, the seat of about 200 mdhon gallons the state government; and in the thinking water from the lower rural landscapes that contnue to Susquehanna River basin. At the produce rich annual harvests. s 3 ™ 6 t * me > a |f 9 ( * e^v ® rs a • Natural Filter. The Susque- average of 25 billion gallons hanna is a forgiving river. Every water *9 Chesapeake day, we use the river to clean our ® a y* at s half t * ie hay s res^l wastes and quench our thirst, and water. . it does both exceedingly well. Un- y° u reflections in fortunately, the river is subject to the nver, protect these resources, contamination by several major an( * ours to . C 9 J 9/ OT categories of pollutants. including generations to come. And if you nutrients, sediment, toxic chemi- want 10 see h°w t * us natura J ca j s ecosystem works, plan to attend • Water Pump. This is the sec- the 1995 Susquehanna River Cele ond-largest watershed in the east- bratipn. This one-day festival is free and will be held Saturday, GLENMONT, N.Y.—New York Farm Bureau announced the appointment of four new employ ees to positions that include Held advisers and a new program specialist. David Whitmore, the director of organization for New York Farm Bureau, said. 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We look forward to these indivi duals’ becoming an integral part of our many successes, both in the field and in the home office.” The four new employees are: •A graduate of SUNY Brock port and Cobleskill, Marie Kren zer is serving as a field adviser for Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Orleans, and Wyoming counties. Krenzer, a Monroe County resi dent, has been very active in Farm Bureau in the past, serving as the Young Farmer Conference chair woman and vice president of the Monroe County Farm Bureau board of directors. Formerly, Krenzer served as office manager for the family farm and possesses a broad range of experience in the agricultural industry as well as a background in accounting. Marie lives in Scottsville with her hus band, David, and son, Benjamin. ■Holding master’s and bache lor’s degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Stout, Linda Lamb has joined New York Farm Bureau as a program specialist responsible for the Young Far mers programs, the women’s program, the Ag is The Classroom program, the promotion and edu cation program, and a portion of Polled Hereford Association Holds Show, Sale MERCER (Mercer Co.) The 41st annual spring show and sale of the Northwestern Pennsylvania Polled Hereford Association was held at the Mercer 4-H Park on April 29. The show was at 2 p.m. with Pete LeVan of Penn State as the judge. The sale began at 7 p.m. with Lloyd and Don Braham of Grove City as the auctioneer and Lou Ellen Herr of Big T Ranch of Jeromesville, Ohio as pedigree announcer. The 23 lots (females and bulls) totaled $16,90S for an average of $735/head. There were 17 females totaling $12,080 for an average of $710.59/head. The six bulls tot aled $4,825 for an average of $BO4/head. The. grand champion bull, a February 1994 son of HF SKY WAY 08N SIBA, consigned by Cody Filgers, Butler, sold to Hans C.' Piepenhagen, Mercer, for $l,OOO. Reserve grand champion bull was shown by Bar H Farm, Sewickley. Top selling bull was consigned by Brown Haven Farm, Unoster Farming, Saturday. May 27, 1995-C5 June 10. from noon to 5 p.m. at Riverfront Park in Harrisburg. The event features the music of blues band Rosey and the Natur als. environmental exhibits and educational demonstrations, lots of children’s activities, a craft show and demonstrations. All activities are focused on a single theme “We All Live Downstream.” The celebration is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Bay Education Office, the city of Harrisburg and the local radio sta tion The River 97.3 WRVV. For more information, call the Penn sylvania Bay Education office, (717) 236-1006. the membership program. A for mer employee of Massachusetts Farm Bureau where she was the director of member relations. Lamb brings 13 years of Farm Bureau experience to her position. Lamb lives in Northborough, Mass., with her husband, Larry, and two stepchildren, Scott and Chrissy. •A Class IV graduate of Cor nell’s Lead-N.Y. Food and Agri cultural Leadership Program and SUNY Morrisville, Bradd Vickers is serving as field adviser for. Broome, Chemung, Chenango, Schulyer, Tioga and Tompkins counties. Vickers, a beef farm operator, has been an active Farm Bureau member and brings a wealth of agricultural experience to his position. He lives in Nor wich with his wife, Rainy. •A graduate of SUNY Coble skill and Cornell University, Judi Feagles is serving as new Held adviser responsible for Clinton, Essex. Rensselaer, Saratoga, and Washington counties. A former herd office manager/parlor mana ger for a dairy farm in Herkimer County, Feagles was raised on a family farm in Port Plain and has extensive professional experience in agribusiness and production agriculture. She resides in Fort Plain. New Castle. A February 1993 son of Anhinga Vic 69R834 sold lo Charles Button, Tioga, for $1,275. The grand champion heifer was shown by Tellish Hereford Farm of Hookstown. She is the February 1994 daughter of PKF Ammuni tion 3A and sold to Samuel C. Hunter of Smilhsburg, Md„ for $7OO. Hunter was also volume buyer with the purchase of five lots. Reserve champion heifer was shown by Brown Haven Farm of New Castle, which was a March 1994 heifer out of RPF Victpr 801. Grand champipn 2-year-old female was shown by Frank Gran berry 111 of Zelienople. A March 1993 daughter of JCD NV Ascen dant Y 26 with a March bull calf at side out of RHF Victor 767 sold to Lyn-Jon Acres of Midland, for $1,150. She was also the highest selling female. Reserve grand champion 2-ycar-old female was shown by John Vidovich 111 of Midland. She is a September 1993 daughter of PS Prescedent 902 and sold to Lori Preston; Greenvil le. for $9OO.