Slayton Area Community Band Concerts in Gullord Park, Slayton will begin Thursday, June 6th.On Thursday evenings, June 6th, June 13th, June 20th, June 27thand July 11th, in Gullord Park there will be music, food, and fun!There will be a concert on
Tuesday, July 2nd this year, due to July 4th being on a Thursday. June 6th the Minnwest Relay for Life Team will be serving walking tacos, cookie and a drink for $6 beginning at 5:30 PM.At 7 PM the Slayton Area Community Band will present various musical selec-tions.Selections on June 6th will include “Fanfare Americana,”“John Williams Movie Adventures,” “Trilogy of Favorite Hymns,” and “Sweet Caroline.”
The American Cancer Society has set a challenge goal to reduce overall cancer mortality 40% between 2015 and 2035
Bring your lawn chair, come to Gullord Park for an evening meal, enjoy a musical concert, and support a local cause.What could be a better “Get Together!”
Murray County Pheasants Forever
Murray County Pheasants Forever Membership Drive & Sponsor Shoot will be on June 15 at 1:00pm, located at Peaceful Acres Sporting Clays - 1925 130th Ave, Slayton. The event will kick off with shooting clays, picnic and raffle. Any questions call Corey Johnson at 507-220-8175. Come out, have some fun, shoot, eat, bring the family & support Murray County Pheasants Forever.
Carlson’s Pillow Cleaning
The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 64 of Slayton is sponsoring their annual fundraising event. Carlson’s Pillow Cleaning on Wednesday, June 12th from 8am until 4pm. The event will be held at the home of John Wagley, 2005 Broadway Ave., Slayton.
The event not only supports numerous Veterans’ programs, but is a great service for the community. Stop by anytime during the hours listed and have your feather pillows cleaned with new ticking and support our Veterans in the process. There will also be an assortment of feather pillows that may be purchased.
CRP Participants Must Maintain Approved Cover on Acreages Enrolled in CRP and Farm Programs
Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) participants are responsible for ensuring adequate, approved vegetative and practice cover is maintained to control erosion throughout the life of the contract after the practice has been established. Participants must also control undesirable vegetation, weeds (including noxious weeds), insects and rodents that may pose a threat to existing cover or adversely impact other landowners in the area.
All CRP maintenance activities, such as mowing, burning, disking and spraying, must be conducted outside the primary nesting or brood rearing season for wildlife, which for Minnesota is May 15 through August 1. However, spot treatment of the acreage may be allowed during the primary nesting or brood rearing season if, left untreated, the weeds, insects or undesirable species would adversely impact the approved cover. In this instance, spot treatment is limited to the affected areas in the field and requires County Committee approval prior to beginning the spot treatment. The County Committee will consult with NRCS to determine if such activities are needed to maintain the approved cover.
Annual mowing of CRP for generic weed control, or for cosmetic purposes, is prohibited at all times.
Get the Dirt
Kathy Scwartz, Murray County Master Gardener
The 2019 Perennial of the Year is Betony (Hummelo). This means bumble bee in German. It also honors the town of Hummelo, Netherlands. It has rose lavender flowers and spikes that are about 1 to 2 feet, few pests,deer resistant and attracts pollinators. Can have full sun or part shade. Best in the front of a border garden. It performs like salvia. Spreads slowly by creeping rhizomes. Has winter interest.
The 2019 Annual of the Year is Lemon Coral. There is not a flower, only foliage in crisp, citrusy colors (lemon lime). It is spiky-yet has a soft texture. Works well with other plants in a container or alone. Full sun or part shade. It is tough as nails and will survive if you don’t give it water for a few days.
Information provided by the University of Minnesota Extension Service