The USDA Farm Service Agency is taking applications for the Grasslands provision of the Conservation Reserve Program through August 20th.
CRP Grasslands is a working grasslands provision of CRP that allows landowners to offer hay and/or pasture acres that will remain in forage production for a 10-15 year period.
While there are benefits for hay and pasture, the program can also apply to fields simply being maintained as grass cover.
Acceptable offers will receive an annual rental payment for the acreage enrolled and be eligible for cost share assistance of 50% on fence, water systems and certain management practices. Small livestock operations receive added points in the ranking factors to encourage participation in the program.
Acres are currently available in the Scioto River Watershed Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program. This option offers up to double the rental rates for enrolling eligible acres in the Scioto River watershed which covers most of our coverage area.
For more information, contact the Jackson-Vinton-Scioto-Pike FSA Office at (740) 286-5208/extension 2 or (740) 259-3075/extension 2.
The Wild Turkey Festival returns to downtown McArthur, Ohio May 6-9, 2021 with amusement rides, food, and free family entertainment.
The festival includes activities such as great nightly entertainment on the stage, carnival rides and games, a car show, the Grand Parade, and queen and baby contests.
Entertainment contests get started Thursday, May 6th on the Main Stage with karaoke. At 8pm is the Open Division Female Contest, followed at 9pm with the Open Division Male Contest. The open division must be 21 years of age or older. Prize money will be fiven to top three finishers. Call or text (614) 517-2147 to enter. Entries will be limited, so register early.
The schedule for musical entertainment includes:
May 7th- Eric Atkinson at 7pm and The Michelle Robinson Band at 9pm.
On May 8th- The Nostalgics Big Band at 3pm, The Chase Band at 7:30pm, followed by Red Planet at 9pm.
The Baby Contest is Sunday, May 9th at 1pm.
McArthur is located on U.S. Route 50 in Vinton County.
February 20, 2008… it was the last time Circleville won a District Championship. It was a 39-28 victory over Unioto. Now, nearly 12 years to the date of their most recent Sweet Sixteen appearance, the Tigers are heading back after a 61-45 victory over Vinton County (19-5).
#1 Circleville (25-0) has a Regional Semi-final date with the winner of Thursday’s Lakewood/Whitehall game on Tuesday at Zanesville High School.
The Tigers began to separate themselves from Vinton County shortly following a 17-14 1st Quarter. Before the Vikings knew it, they were down by seven thanks to the inside play of Kenzie McConnell and dribble-drive attack of Jaylah Captain.
Circleville expanded its lead to 33-18 at the half… and that was without 6’1” Center Meghan Davis who sat for most of the first half due to foul trouble.
Vinton County managed to cut the lead to 10 a couple of times in the second half, but the Tigers answered right back.
Trailing by 17, the Vikings whittled the margin to 530-43 on a Morgan Bentley three-pointer with 2:39 left. Circleville’s Tori Bircher followed with back-to-back bank shots, snuffing the Vinton County comeback.
The Vikings had three players in double figures, led by Bentley with 16, Tegan Bartoe added 11 and Cameron Zinn had 10.
McConnell paced Circleville with 20 points. Bircher and Davis tallied 13 points each and Captain had 12. Brie Kendrick had the other three points for the Tigers.
Circleville’s return to the Sweet Sixteen is a 6:15pm tip-off Tuesday at Zanesville High School.