Agriculture

Wisely Wins Awards At Springfield Fair

Eric Wisely and Especially A Doll. The week of July 19, Eric Wisely of Oakdale, and his horse Especially A Doll, participated in the Illinois State Jr. Horse Show in Springfield. While representing the Oakdale Four Leaf Clovers 4-H club and Washington County 4H, he won the All Around High Point Award for ages 8

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Nashville FFA Earns Second Place at Farmyard Follies

Nashville FFA Earns Second Place at Farmyard Follies By Alex Johannes, Chapter Reporter The Nashville FFA Chapter kicked off its 2017-2018 year by attending the DuQuoin State Fair Farmyard Follies on August 28, 2017. At the event, members competed against members from other chapters across Southern Illinois. During the competition, the matchup featured eight events

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The End of a Sunflower Summer – Master Gardener Scoop, September 20, 2017

The End of a Sunflower Summer Master Gardener Scoop, September 20, 2017 By Will Summers Master Gardener September twenty-second is the beginning of fall. The most spectacular flowers this time of year are the composite, or maybe “sunflowers,” “daisies” or “asters” to you. This flower family comprises one of the most abundant plant families worldwide

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Harre Credits KC Ag Program For Start Of College Career

Kaskaskia College Graduate Nick Harre of Nashville was hoping for a great start to his college education when he enrolled in the Agriculture Program. After receiving the Board of Trustees Scholarship for being one of the top 10% in his 2008 high school class at Nashville, he soon realized that he would have a head

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Large, Unusual Sunflower Grown In DuBois

This unusual sunflower was grown by Helen Lamczyk in DuBois. Sunflowers generally only have one flower, but this one has many. It has grown to over ten feet tall. After this photo was submitted, The Nashville News was informed that the flower had unfortunately been knocked over by high winds.

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4-H Sewing Club Begins September 23

Washington County youth interested in learning to sew are invited to join the 4-H Sewing Club which will begin on September 23 at the Washington County Extension Office in Nashville. Space is limited, youth may bring their own sewing machines or some will be available for use at meetings. Participants will learn about using a

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Riechmann Inducted Into 4-H Hall Of Fame

A Washington County volunteer was honored for her service as a 4-H volunteer. William Riechmann was one of 71 volunteers recognized by the Illinois 4-H Foundation as a 4-H Hall of Fame recipient during a ceremony Saturday, Aug. 12 at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield. This year celebrated the 13-year anniversary of the award,

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Nashville FFA Members Attend Illinois FFA Leadership Camp

NCHS FFA members who attended the leadership camp were, FROM LEFT, Tabor Kozuszek, Carli Hoffman, Emily Stern, and Alex Johannes. By Alex Johannes, Chapter Reporter Four members of the Nashville FFA Chapter attended the 2017 Illinois FFA Leadership Camp, held at Allerton Park near Monticello from July 25 – July 28. They were among the

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Schorfheide And McClay Attend Washington Leadership Conference

Nashville FFA chapter members Austin Schorfheide and Callie McClay in Washington, D.C. By Alex Johannes, Chapter Reporter Nashville FFA chapter members Austin Schorfheide and Callie McClay, attended the annual Washington Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C. on June 25-July 2. FFA members from all across Illinois met in Springfield and Urbana to embark on their trip

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