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Local THE PERKINS JOURNAL, Thursday, June 21, 2012. A3 Strawberry Care I bllowing Harvest Will] te00p Next Season By Keith Reed Many gardeners in our area have reported a good strawberry crop this year. To increase your chances of a successful crop next year, begin soon after har- vest preparing the plants for next year. Begin by remov- ing the top (older) leaves of the existing plants. If your strawberry bed design allows it, a lawnmower will work fine for this. It can also be done successfully with a string trimmer if the opera- tor has a fair amount of skill and the machine runs fast enough to make a clean cut. The next step is to rees- tablish rows by removing excess plant material so the remaining rows are eight to ten inches wide. This allows room for next season's plants to become established over the remainder of the growing season. Continue to control weeds throughout the growing season. Bermudagrass can be especially troublesome if it gets established in sWaw- berries. Water as needed to promote healthy growth. Strawberries are susceptible to several fungal diseases. Drip irrigation or soaker hoses can help minimize this problem. Delay nitro- gen fertilizer applications until late August. Other nutrients should be added as needed based on soil test results. If your strawberries did not do well this year, it might be a good idea to experiment Summer reading program continues The summer reading program at Thomas-Wil- hite Memorial Library has been a huge success with total attendance of 515 during the first two weeks of the program. They have enjoyed singing, mad sci- ence, stories, crafts and a movie. And there are still 5 weeks left. This week we learned about objects in the night sky from Wanda Shipley and created clay sculptures with local artist, Cath Fowler. The storytime kids made constellation viewers and pretended to fly to the moon. On Tuesday, June 26, space aliens will visit Pre-K Storytime. We will make our very own UFO and can fly it with aliens that were created from our imagination. The Perkins Library Summer Cinema will open its doors again on Wednes- day, June 27. The first show- ing will feature the movie produced from a very pop- ular book about "southern help." This movie will air at 10 a.m. In the afternoon at 1 p.m., we will show a movie about a very famous chipmunk and his brothers. The previous afternoon showing was a full house, so you might arrive early to find a prime seat. Don't forget to complete the summer reading activ- ity log and return it to the library to receive a goody bag of prizes! The library is located at 101 E Thomas and is open Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. - noon. We have a col- lection of over 15,000 items and a librarian will be happy to assist you in finding the fight book or movie for your own summer entertainment. with a different cultivar or new bed as you can spend the two next season. Not only summer removing existing will adding some diversity turfgrass or other perennial increase your harvest time weeds and improving the line, it will also increase the soil with regular additions of odds of weathering a bad dis- ease year or a late freeze. OSU Fact Sheet HLA-6214 contains more information on strawberry production for the home gardener includ- ing recommended cultivars for our area, performance expectations, and disease resistance. Information is ,a,, v, uvided on establishing a new bed. Now would be a great time to begin work on a organic matter and comtxt. Building a healthy garden soil in advance of planting will pay big dividends for years to come. Keith Reed is the Horticul- ture Educator in the Payne County OSU Extension office. You can contact him via email at keith.reed@okstate.edu, call 405-747-8320, or stop by the office at 315 W. 6 'h in Sfillwater. Matthew Lore and Kasey Larson Larson, Lore to exchange vows Mark and Dana Larson of Mustang, OK, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kasey MichelleLarson, to Matthew Kyle Lore, son of Dickey and Earline Lore of Perkins, OK. Kasey's grandparents are Dan and Edna Westfall, also of Perkins, OK. The future bride is a 2006 graduate of Mustang High School. She graduated from Oklahoma State University with a Marketing degree and is currently employed as the Teller Operations Supervisor at the MidFirst Bank in Mustang. The future groom is a 2005 graduate of Perkins-Tryon You're clear for takeoff at Amazing Wonders Aviation! Come join us as we y to some of the world's greatest naturol wonders and encounter God s awesome power! "Our Lord is great, vast in power; His understand is infinite." - Psalm 147:5 Earn your wings at Amazing Wonders Aviation! from Immanuel Baptist Church at Oak Park Retreat Center 805 E. Kirk St.- Perkins June 25-29 2012 from 6:30 to p.m. Children who have completed Kindergarten - Grade 6 Come join us for the "Amazing Wonders Aviation" around the world! Call the church at 547-1222 for details and to enroll for this fun week! High School. He is a cor- poral in the United States Marine Corps, working as a combat engineer, and completed his first tour of duty in Afghanistan earlier this year. A July 2012 wedding is planned and the couple will live in Twentynine Palms, CA." Sabina Sehroeder and Alee Barta Schroeder, Barta to Wed Ed and Lorraine Schroeder of Roll, OK and Joe and Suzette Barta of Perkins, OK are happy to announce the engagement of their children, Sabina Rae Schroeder and Alexander "Alec" Joseph Barta. Barta, the son of Joe and Suzette Barta of Perkins, is an Advanced EMT working for LifeNet Emergency Medical Service in Stillwater. He is a 2009 graduate of Perkins-Tryon High School. Barta is the grandson of John and Kay Lynn Dragoo (of Perkins), and the late Joe and Mercedes Barta. Schroeder, a 2010 graduate of Cheyenne High School, is currently serving in the Army National Guard and attend, ing Oklahoma State University. She is the granddaughter of Joe and Dorothy Siegele of Chandler, AZ; Joe Schro- eder of Arnett, OK; and Janet Schroeder of Gage, OK. The wedding ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. on July 7, 2012, at Lost Creek Methodist Church in. Stillwater Reverend Max Rudd will be officiating the ceremony. The reception will immediately follow in the Fellowship Hall of Lost Creek Methodist Church. ...................................... I ............................................. J ............................................. r l[ I IlL .... t t - II tLJ)lmm, t t i i i i II/1/ll II I lira