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Learn shearing, hoof trimming, and more in sheep skills workshop

Posted: Thursday, Apr 28th, 2016
BIG ROCK -- Sheep owners need to be proficient in several hands-on skills to manage their animals humanely and efficiently, including basic handling, tagging, hoof trimming, and shearing.
However, it is often useful to see these activities demonstrated in-person by an experienced teacher before tackling them oneself.
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Lee County Farm Service reminds farmers to update information

Posted: Thursday, Apr 28th, 2016
AMBOY -- The Lee County Farm Service Agency in Amboy is reminding the farmers and farm landowners the importance for everyone participating in FSA programs to make sure their records with the county are accurate.
Any change in the following requires the updates and changes to be shared with the Lee County FSA Office:
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Lee County Sheriff Department teaches bicycle safety

Posted: Thursday, Apr 28th, 2016
FRANKLIN GROVE -- Trina Dillon, Principal of the Ashton Franklin Grove Middle School, asked the Lee County Sheriff's Department to educate the kindergarten through sixth grade students about bicycle safety.
On March 10, Corporal Jared Yater and Office Manager Devon Gugerty, met with the students. They learned hand signaling, how to maneuver around people when approaching them from
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AFC art students win awards

Posted: Thursday, Apr 28th, 2016
ASHTON -- AFC High School students attended the Indian Valley Art Show held on Friday, April 15 hosted by La Moille High School. 
The students were able to showcase their work along side students from other area schools including Paw Paw, Amboy, Ohio, and DePue. 
The students spend about an hour setting up the juried show and then
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Volunteer training to be held at Pegasus

Posted: Thursday, Apr 21st, 2016
OREGON -- Pegasus Special Riders INc will host a volunteer training on April 23 from 11 a.m., 1 p.m. at 6668 South Carthage Road.
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Offense aplenty in the AFC 12-11 loss to Forreston/Polo

Posted: Thursday, Apr 21st, 2016
ASHTON -- The varsity Lady Raiders lost a battle of the bats on Tuesday, April 12, falling short in a 12-11 ballgame against Forreston/Polo . 
Laci Meurer was the game's losing pitcher. She pitched four innings, walked three, struck out 11, and allowed five runs. 
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Women’s Club holds annual meeting in Franklin Grove

Posted: Thursday, Apr 21st, 2016
FRANKLIN GROVE -- GFWC IL 13th District women's club met for its annual meeting in Franklin Grove on Friday, April 8 at Alastapark.
"Our Promise...A Safe Place for Every Child"  is a state project for the General Federation of Women's Clubs in Illinois.  Friday was "Wear Blue Friday" to show your support of child abuse prevention. The GFWC IL
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Local FFA Chapters members attend youth conference in East Peoria

Posted: Thursday, Apr 21st, 2016
ASHTON -- More than 350 FFA members, County Farm Bureau Managers, FFA advisors from 74 Illinois counties attended the 2016 Illinois Farm Bureau® & Affiliates Youth Conference, April 4-5 at the Embassy Suites, East Peoria.
"Build," the theme of this year's conference, offered FFA members in their junior year of high school, a unique opportunity for career and personal development.
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Voss to celebrate 90th birthday

Posted: Thursday, Apr 21st, 2016
OREGON -- Raymond M. Voss, Sr., will celebrate his 90th birthday on Apri 28.
Cards and greetings may be sent to him at P.O. Box 111, Oregon, IL 61061.
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