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HOGANSVII J ,E HERALD - THURSDAY, DEC. 12, 2013 PAGE 3-A HERE'S THE CHECK - Allan Boyer, of the Hogansville Downtown Development Authority, presents a check to the Callaway High School Cross Country Track Team. As a fund-raising activity, the students worked the Hogansville Haunted House. Also representing the city are Mayor-elect Bill Stankiewicz and DDA Chair Dan Read. By ANDY KOBER Last week the Hogansville Downtown Development Authority presented a check to the Cross Country Track Team at Callaway High School. The check, in the amount of $1,500, came from proceeded generated during perform- ances of the Haunted House in Hogansville. A fund-raising of the DDA and held'in the old Royal Theater portion of city hall, the Cross Country team was invited to join the effort in 2013 and share in the profits. THE CROSS Country team members, 20 students, along with eight parents, were reported to have performed an outstanding job scaring those visiting the haunted house. The haunted house opened on Oct. 19, and operated four evenings during the Halloween' season. Plans are already being considered for next year's haunted house in Hogansville. Cross Country teams members and par- ents involved in the haunted house included: Coach Julie Dalfrey, Kim Dagenhart, Carter Dagenhart, Brooke Townsend, Kim Rowlett, Thomas Spader, Emily Rowlett, Kim Scott, Tyler Neese, Michaella Phillips, Jo Liranzo, Chase Drake, MacKenzie Scott, Sherry Pike, Matthew Pike, Devin Scott, Rhonda Phillips, Ethan Rowlett, Jake Dalfrey, Gina Drake, Timothy Neal, Avery Dalfrey, Alvin Dalfrey, Kirstie Neal, Ryan Hall, Andrew Thomas, Gabriel Liranzo, Taylor Towsend, Megan Scott and Sierra Jones. By RANDY DRINKARD, County Extension Agent Along with evergreens, -poinsettias embody the holi- day spirit and help create fes- tive displays. The challenge is deciding how many and what color, leaf shape, plant size and form to buy. You can choose among plants with tra- ditional red, strong white, creamy white, light pink, solid pink, bright orange-red, deep purple-red and various mar- bled or speckled bracts. Poinsettia plants range in size from 4-inch pots to 18, inch hanging baskets, living wreaths, topiaries and 3-gal- :ton floor planters. You can use colorful poinsettia branches as cut flowers in arrange- ments, too. If you supply enough water, some poinset- tia cultivars can last up to 2 weeks as cut flowers. Buying poinsettias - Select plants with fully colored and expanded bracts. (Bracts are the colored leaves. The actual flowers are the yel- low centers). Avoid plants with too much green around the bract edges, a sign that it was shipped before it was mature enough. Choose poinsettias with dense, rich green leaves all along the stem. Plants should be well-branched and propor- tioned and about two and one- half times the height of the pot. Examine leaves for hitchhikers. Whiteflies get on the underside of the leaves and suck the juices. This is the giveaway: whiteflies excrete "honeydew" onto the leaves. Don't buy plants with sticky leaves and dots on the leaf undersides. The dots are whitefly eggs or nymphs. Look closely at the roots. White and light tan roots that have grown to the sides of the pot are signs of a healthy plant. Brown roots or few roots may indicate disease. Don't buy plants with weak stems, few bracts or any signs of wilting, breaking or drooping. Often in stores poin- settias are crowded. Sometimes they're displayed in paper, plastic or mesh sleeves. They need their space. The longer they stay sleeved, the faster their qual- ity deteriorates. When taking your poin- settia home, protect it from chilling winds and tempera- tures below 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Place it in a sleeve or shopping bag for trans- porting home, then remove the bag or sleeve. Caring for poinsettias - * Once you get home, place your poinsettia in a location that receives at least 6 hours of bright, indirect sunlight each day. Putting it in direct sunlight may fade the color of the bracts. If direct sun can- not be avoided, filter the sun- light with a light ,shade or sheer curtain. Color should last three weeks or longer in fairly bright locations. Don't,east- or west-facing window. put your poinsettia near a cold Eventually, the bracts will draft or excessive heat as this start to fall off. By early April, may cause the foliage to fade cut the plant back, leaving four or drop. to six nodes or segments on Water a poinsettia only the stem. At this point, it can when the soil feels dry to the be grown outdoors infuU sun. touch. But don't allowit to wilt, Fertilize it weekly with a bal- as this may cause leaves to anced, all-purpose fertilizer at drop. Overwatering is a com- the same rate you give house- mon cause of plant loss. Don't plants. leave the plant in standing Trim your poinsettia in water. This, too, maycauseleaf June and plant it ina 1-gallon drop. Always remove a plant pot or large indoor planter. from any decorative contain- Trim back new growth again er before wateringit and allow around July 1 and again by the water to drain complete- mid-August. Keep fertilizing ly. through spring and summer, Don't fertilize your poin- applying nutrition once every settiaduringthebloomingsea- two to three weeks as fall son. This will cause the plant nears. With enough water and to lose some of its quality, nutrition, poinsettias can be Afterthe holiday season grownduringsummerandfall is over, move the poinsettia to and forced to bloom again in a bright spot in either a south- winter. ResourceMFG" YAMAHJ NOW HIRING! IMMEDIATE OPENINGS! Do you need to upgrade your job? Do you have Assembly/Manufacturing experi- ence? If so, come join one of the world's leading manufacturers of utility vehicles. 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