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Wildlife SanctuariesMaster Gardener Scoop – November 23, 2016

By Majo Bates, Master Gardener Every year as winter approaches, I begin to think about providing cover for our birds that do not migrate and small animals that need concealed places for nesting and hiding. They also need protection from the eyes of predators. In a backyard setting, many places can be provided by planting

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4-H Goes Head Over Heels For Scarecrows

Washington County 4-H Clubs had a friendly scarecrow decorating contest, one which was by the scarecrow made by the Nashville Eager Beavers and is on display in the windows of Sonya’s Gotta Dance Studio in Nashville. The Eager Beavers have also helped to provide new benches and garbage cans which have been installed in front

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Nashville FFA Hosts Leadership Training School

Nashville FFA members that participated were, FRONT ROW, Callie McClay, Brendon Schettler, Alex Johannes, Chloe Pelka, Sarah Kozuszek, Riley Bergmann, Austin Schofheide and John Kwiatkowski,; MIDDLE ROW, Jamie Edmonds, Reighn Stofferahn, Andrew Brown, Jordan Woods, Cassie Fullerton, Liz Bierman, Sarah Zyk and Holli Fullerton; BACK ROW, Grace Gutjahr, Carli Hoffman, Aden Hill, Cole Herrmann, Derek

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Nashville FFA Wins Greenhand Quizbowl

Greenhand Quizbowl Team members were, FRONT ROW, Devon Borrenpohl, Kinze Fox, Dillon Herrmann, Madison Schuette, and Aden Hill; BACK ROW, Cassie Fullerton, Abigail Wilken, Grace Gutjahr, Jordan Woods, Meghan Felts, Andrew Brown, Sarah Zyk, and Ryan Restoff. By Alex Johannes, Chapter Reporter On October 26, freshman FFA members of the Nashville FFA Chapter participated in

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Nashville FFA Wins Job Interview CDEs

Job Interview CDE Contestants included Mason Niedbalski, Austin Schorfheide, Carli Hoffman, and Callie McClay. By Alex Johannes, Chapter Reporter On October 26, members of the Nashville FFA Chapter attended the Section 21 Job Interview Career Development Event held at Nashville Community High School. This contest is designed to help members enhance their interviewing skills for

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Nashville FFA Brings Home Two Star National Chapter Award

Sarah Kozuszek, Callie McClay, Bailey Schorfheide, Austin Schorfheide, John Kwiatkowski, and Brendon Schettler. By Alex Johannes, Chapter Reporter The National FFA Organization recently selected, from a pool of 660 candidates nationwide, the Nashville FFA Chapter as a two-star winner in the National FFA Chapter Award program. Chapter members were invited to the 89th annual National

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FFA Section 22 Job Interview, Quiz Bowl, And Reporters Session Held In Red Bud

By Mallory Unverfehrt, Section 22 FFA Reporter The questions were ready, the interviewees prepared, and the Reporters were set for Section 22 Job Interview CDE (Career Development Event), Greenhand Quiz Bowl CDE, and Reporters Session held October 26 at Red Bud High School. The resumes and cover letters were sent in before the competition hosted

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Fig Tree Defies NatureMaster Gardener Scoop – November 16, 2016

By Leora McTall, Master Gardener When fig trees come to mind, we gardeners in Southern Illinois think of tropical houseplants with pretty leaves. As for the fruit, that comes from the grocery store in the produce section or as a Fig Newton in the cookie aisle. Whether a quirk of nature or a special variety,

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TOP Ag Cooperative Inc. To Hold Annual Meeting November 15

Shareholders of TOP Ag Cooperative Inc. will hear reports on the 2016 financial results and about past year business operations at the Cooperative’s Annual Meeting on Tuesday, November 15, 2016. Brian Kunz, Top Ag’s President of the Board of Directors urges all shareholders to attend and participate in the governance of their cooperative; as there

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