I wandered lonely as a Cloud That floats on high o’er Vales and Hills, When all at once I saw a crowd A host of dancing Daffodils; Along the Lake, beneath the trees, Ten thousand dancing in the breeze. The waves beside them danced, but they Outdid the sparkling waves in glee: – A poet
4-H Pistol Club Welcomes New Members Washington County 4-H has added a Pistol Club to their Shooting Sports program for the 2017 season. To participate in the Pistol Shooting Sports Club, youth must be age 12 or older. Cost will be approximately $13 per child, per session. This will cover range feeds, targets and ammo.
By Mallory Unverfehrt, Section 22 FFA Reporter Extemporaneous, Prepared, and Creed speaking were performed on February 15 at Marissa High School for the Section 22 Public Speaking CDE (Career Development Event). There were 40 students and ten schools in attendance. Extemporaneous public speaking consisted of competitors randomly drawing three topics and selecting one to
By Mallory Unverfehrt, Section 22 FFA Reporter What do you look forward to for this year’s state convention? Section 22 FFA has many things to look forward to at this year’s state convention! Section 22 will have members receiving state degrees, heritage and coop awards, and compete in State Final CDE’s (Career Development Events).
By Will Summers, Master Gardener The month of March begins many Southern Illinois gardener’s year. We already see forsythia, daffodils and flowering quince in bloom and spring will be in full-swing in the coming weeks. It is well-known the month is named for the Roman god of war. For those interested, March was the
Community Garden Talk March 24 Participating in a community garden can reward you with many benefits. The benefits include eating more healthy locally grown produce, engaging in physical activity, skill building, beautification, socialization and more. Community Gardens come in all shapes and forms. Some gardens are GIFT Gardens (Growing Illinois Food Together), and the produce
Speakers were, FROM LEFT, Cassie Fullerton, Austin Schorfheide, Cole Herrmann, Aden Hill, Callie McClay, and Chloe Pelka. By Alex Johannes, NCHS FFA Chapter Reporter FFA Public Speakers recently won many honors while competing at the Section 21 Public Speaking Contest at Kaskaskia College. The contest has five categories in which speakers can compete: Varsity Prepared,
Washington County 4-H Awards Workshop-Two Date Options March 22 and March 28 there will be Awards and Recognition Workshops for Washington County 4-H members at the Extension Office in Nashville. Members and parents can select the date that works best for their schedule. Both sessions will begin at 7 p.m. and give participants a
Princesses, fairies and dragons, oh my! Whimsical decorations can be one of the most fun parts of a miniature garden. (Editor’s Note: It doesn’t necessarily need to be princesses and flowers either. In the miniature garden at my desk at The Nashville News, a tiny gnome keeps watch over a cactus and an African Violet.)
Members that participated were: FRONT ROW, Grace Gutjahr, Sarah Zyk, and Meghan Felts. BACK ROW, Emily Stern, Carli Hoffman, Riley Bergmann, Alex Johannes, and Tabor Kozuszek. By Alex Johannes, Chapter Reporter On February 24, eight Nashville FFA members went to the Section 21 Poultry Judging CDE hosted by the Bluford FFA Chapter. The CDE