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Sioux Cou Index-Reporter \\;./:s.ire.!.J.:i:,/ ,.J.Ere ';", .;(. i5: Faith and Family Plus Agricultural Notebook Research farm set to have a Field Day CALUMET m The annual Iowa State University Northwest Iowa Research Farm field day is set for Wednesday, June 27, beginning at 9 a.m. The farm is located two miles south of Calumet in O'Brien County just east of United States Highway 59. Attendees will see a herbicide demonstration area, with product applied to corn and soybeans. Different herbicides will be identified. Other topics will include disease management, develop- ment of new bioenergy crops and overall crop production. The tour should be complete by noontime. Josh Sievers will also speak. There will be a lunch provided for a minimal charge. For information and to register, call Joel DeJong at 1-712- 546-7835. Deadline set -- Cindy Cleveringa, the Sioux County 4-H county youth coordinator, says anyone planning to exhibit 4-H and FFA livestock at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines must sub- mit entries by Sunday, July 1. For information on the entry process, call Cleveringa at 1-712- 737-4230 or e-mail Gardening Webinar -- There will be a "Garden Goodness" webinar on Tuesday, June 26, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Northwest Iowa Community College in Building C, Room 305. The topic of the webinar is food gardening and health. The session is open to all gardeners. Participants are not required to have completed Master Gardener to attend. Sessions will fulfill Master Gardener continuing education requirements. Angle Tagtow and Denise Fikes are the program instructors. Students will learn how to grow the kind of fruits and vegeta- bles perfect to send to area food pantries. The fee for the program is $5. To register, call the Lyon County Extension Office at 1-712- 472-2576. For information, call Margaret Murphy at 1-712-754-3648 or e-mail The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Department of Horticulture is serving as the seminar sponsor. Swine Risk Management -- A swine risk management update will be provided on Tuesday, July 3, at 9:30 a.m. at Northwest Iowa Community College in Building C, Room No. 341. Iowa State University economics professor Dermot Hayes, ISU extension marketing specialist Lee Schulz, Ron Mortensen, Marv carlson, ISU swine field specialist Dave Stender and farm management specialist Melissa O'Rourke will all be featured speakers. This is a free workshop. For information and to register, call Stender at 1-712-225-6196 or e-mail FSA crop reporting deadline -- For crops enrolled in pro- grams other than NAP (Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program), acreage reports are to be certified by the June 30, 2012, deadline. The FSA asks for accurate acreage reports for all crops and land uses, including failed acreage and prevented planting acreage. "-rpots include planting dates for each crop by field. Failed acreage must be reported before the disposition of the crop. Prevented planting must be reported no later than 15 days after the final planting date. Reporting forage crops and pastures is also required. Looking for Gardening Help -- A perennial plot at the Lyon County Fairgrounds is in need of a makeover. There is a need to plant perennials and help weed the plot. Iowa State University horticulture educator Margaret Murphy is looking for Master Gardeners to help her with the project. Work will begin tomorrow, Thursday. For information, call Murphy at 1-712-754-3648 or e-mail IBIC celebrates sirloin  The Iowa Beef Industry Council will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Top of Iowa sirloin this summer. The original cut was developed in 1962. This is a lean-cut steak with high quality premium beef raised right here in the Hawkeye State. The steak can be grilled whole and served as slices or cut in cubes for kabobs, fajitas, Asian stir fry meals and sandwiches and salads, too. For more information on this sirloin, log onto the website: Cover crops  Recent heavy rains throughout Sioux County has brought the issue of"cover crops"to the foreground. Rain, hail and strong winds have hit the region, causing some property and cropland damage. Corn seed and fertilizer has washed away in isolated spots. The United States Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service reminds local producers to plant cover crops. No-till farming, erosion control practices, contour buffer strips and grassed waterways provide protection against soil erosion. Cover crops reduce soil erosion, limit nitrogen leaching, suppress weeds, increase soil organic matter, improve overall soil quality, increase surface cover, anchor crop residues and increase infiltration rates. For more information, call the Des Moines NRCS office at 1-515-323-2701. CRP acres accepted  United States Department of Agriculture state executive director John R. Whitaker has announced that 99,684 acres were accepted during the 43rd General Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). Throughout the nation, more than 3.9 million acres were accepted. The program preserves and enhances sensitive farmland and provides payments to property owners. CRP is a voluntary effort. Planting cover reduces nutrient and sediment runoff into area rivers, streams and creek beds. Offers for enrollment were determined by possible wildlife enhancement, water and air quality, soil erosion and enduring benefits. For more information on CRE call 1-515-254-1540, extension 1000. Ecolab Service S )ecialists: Not Paid For AI Your Time? Ecolab sanitation and pest control employees & trainees report they are required to work off the dock, through lunch, and are not paid overtime. Your call is confldenlial. Employers can't retaliate against you for speaking with a lawyer or trying to protect your fights. If you are a current or former Eculab employee, and this happened to you, i Katherine Katherine "Kay" Beltman, 79, of Sheldon and formerly of Hospers died on Tuesday, June 12, 2012, at Sanford Orange City Area Health  System. The memo- rial service was on Saturday at the Hospers Christian Reformed Church in Hospers. Rev. Marvin Leese officiated. A grave- side service was also on Saturday at Hospers West Cemetery in Hospers. The visitation was on Friday at the Andringa Funeral Home Sheldon Funeral Service in Sheldon. Katherine"Kay"Wilma Beltman was born on Nov. 17, 1932, in Rock Valley. She was the daughter of Albert and Agnes (Steinburg) Van Leeuwen. She "-"----De=tman, 79 (Nov. lived her youth in Rock Valley until 6 years old. Kay then moved with her family to Denver and lived there until moving to Newkirk. She attend- ed Denver Christian Grade School and later attended Hospers Christian Grade School, where she graduated from the eighth grade. She was united in marriage to William "Bill" Beltman of Granville on Dec. 27, 1951, at the Hospers Christian Reformed Church in Hospers. They lived with Kay's brother for the first year and then moved to the Beltman Family Farm, where they worked. In 1991, the couple moved into Hospers and in 2009 to Fieldcrest in Sheldon. Kay was a member of Hospers Christian Reformed Church, where she was involved in church activities. Kay loved to bake, crochet and spend 1932-June 12, 2012) time with her family. Survivors are her husband: William "Bill" Beltman of Sheldon; her chil- dren: Jerry and Jane Beltman of Hospers; Shifty Hattermann of Paullina; Dale Smit of Orange City; Don and Linda Beltman of Sheldon; 14 grandchildren; 23 great-grand- children; two sisters: Jo and Andy Miedema of Orange City; and Betty Van Schepen of Hull. A daughter, Verla Smit, son-in- law, Terry Hattermann, one great- grandson, Brody, her parents, two brothers, John Van Leeuwen and Jake "Click" Van Leeuwen, one sis- ter, Joyce Beltman, all preceded Katherine in death. Andringa Funeral Home of Sheldon is in charge of the arrangements. Send condolences to the family via the funeral home's website. AGROPUR DONATION Agropur employee Deeann Bylsma presents checks to local Hull and Boyden FFA and 4-H clubs. Proceeds were raised during CheeseFest on Thursday, June 7. Shown here are Boyden-Hull FFA president Paul Meyer and 4-H members Katlyn Harman, her younger brother Dylan Harman and father, Michael. The FFA received $825 and the 4H clubs received $413 each.  Photo by Eric Viccaro, Sioux County Index-Reporter iOWA STATE BANK  ICE CREAM DAY TO HONOR DAIRY MONTH Iowa State Bank employees Melody Van Der Vliet, Donna De Wit and Sandy Nielsen stand around the Blue Bunny ice cream cooler inside the bank on Wednesday last week. Iowa State Bank was handing out free ice cream bars as a promotion for June as National Dairy Month.  Photo by Eric Viccaro, Sioux County Index-Reporter .................... Iowa Entertainment Guide Orange City's ORANGE CITY -- The second annual Onstage Orange City talent show will take place soon and audi- tions are set for this Saturday. Call today through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. to schedule an appointment time. The talent show will then take place next Wednesday, at 7 p.m. at the brand-new Prairie Winds Event Center. There will be a community appreciation meal beforehand starting at 4:30 p.m. There will be cash prizes and tro- phies for the first- through third-place finishers. Lois Estell and Dr. Laird Erdman will serve as the emcees at the talent show. Garden Tour ORANGE CITY -- The gardens Got Talent talent show takes place soon of Leroy and Jasey Van Kekerix, Tom and Jen Olsen and Darrel and Karla Kroese will be featured during the Orange City Arts Council Summer Suites. This will be a progressive concert on Monday, June 25, at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served. The feature this year is large back- yards. Storyteller A.J. Neumann will be at the Olsen garden, which includes a look at lilies and a variety of peren- nials. The Van Kekerix backyard features plenty of evergreen trees plus daisies, lilacs and tulips. Cellist Jon Haverdink and dancer Claire Foughty are set to perform at this location. The Kroeses have an outdoor kitch- en with a countertop and bar. The backyard has 290 plants, including roses, hydrangea and barberry. Rebecca and Laremy DeVries will provide bluegrass music through vocals and guitar, respectively. The rain location is Northwestern's DeWitt Theatre Arts Center. Advance tickets are required. Tickets are available for $7.50 for adults, $5 students and $22 for com- plete families and must be purchased by tomorrow. Tickets are available at Dove Christian Bookstore. After tomorrow, ticket prices increase to $10, $7 and'S30 for respec- tive parties. For information, call the Orange City Arts Council at 1-712-707-6514 or