Winston County Extension Office

Animals, art, and anything-goes: 4-H has something for every student


Participants and winners in the 4-H Blocks Rock contest at DSES pose with their projects and Extension Agent Dylan Gilbert. Left to right are the team of Chris Moore and Brantley Hood, 3rd place in Mrs. Box's class; Elise Beach, 1st place in Mrs. Box's class; Natalie Eward, 1st place in Ms. Nix's class; and Karsyn Caudle. The participants not shown were absent.

Winston County 4-Hers are busy with a variety of fun—and educational—projects. Addison 4-Hers, for example, are working on the eXtreme Birdhouse project and a photography project called the World I See/Imagine.

Bad Seeds: Residents urged to turn in unsolicited packages from overseas


Haleyville resident Mark Finley, left, is the first reported person in Winston County to receive a packet of unsolicited seeds from China. As part of the required process, he is handing over the unopened packet to Winston County Extension Coordinator Zack Brannon at the extension office in Double Springs.
WINSTON COUNTY - A Haleyville resident has been the first reported person in Winston County to receive in the mail a pack of unsolicited seeds mislabeled as jewelry from China, but the resident promptly took action to report the situation.

Winter holds new record as the wettest


Part of the weather station at Posey Field in Haleyville includes a motor aspirated radiation shield to help keep the sensitive machinery from being exposed to radiation.

WINSTON COUNTY - Throughout the years, weather records are continuously being broken as unusual temperatures, rainfall amounts and other weather phenomena occur. Most broken records are minor, usually within one or two degrees of a record high or record low. What is major, however, is when the big ones come through, and this winter in Winston County over the last couple months has received status as the wettest ever recorded.