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Today's News

  • Farm Briefs

    Jan. 31 is deadline  for livestock losses

    Qualified Illinois livestock owners with 2010 losses must file an application for payment no later than Jan. 31, according to Farm Service Agency officials.

    The Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) provides assistance to eligible livestock owners and contract growers for eligible livestock deaths in excess of normal mortality due to adverse weather,  including losses due to floods, blizzards, disease, wildfires, extreme heat and extreme cold.

  • Webinars to show value of social media

    Farmers and agri-business professionals in Illinois are invited to participate in a series of free, online training seminars to learn how to best use social media to engage in conversations about farming.
    Whether they are brand new to social media, or have already started using applications like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, the Illinois Corn Marketing Board (ICMB) hopes that farmers will  participate in upcoming webinars.

  • Illinois corn stocks down while beans stocks up

    ILLINOIS
    Corn stocks in Illinois on Dec. 1 totaled 1.72 billion bushels, down 8 percent from a year earlier. On-farm stocks, at 980 million bushels, accounted for 57 percent of the total stocks. Off-farm stocks, at 741 million bushels, were up 9 percent from 2009.
    Early harvest and higher prices for corn gave farmers the incentive to move the corn to market faster than usual. This was true for all grains and oil seeds this quarter.

  • A step above the competition

    A Mercer County man has earned two awards at the American Farm Bureau Federation annual meeting in Atlanta.
    Rory Frick of Aledo took home the “most innovative” and “most widely usable” awards at the Farmer Idea Exchange competition at AFBF’s 92nd annual meeting for a new kind of multi-functional ladder. Each award comes with a $500 prize.

  • Church Briefs

    Men's Bible study offers military coffee
    Northside Christian Church invites men to a Bible study from  8-9 a.m. on Tuesdays, featuring "Sniper's Brew Coffee," a coffee made specially for the military.
    Start your day right – with Bible study, fellowship and great coffee. Call 283-1970 for more information.
     
    Women's study on Paul is under way
    An 11-week video study for women at Brownstown First Christian Church on Thursday evenings at 7 p.m., began last week.

  • What is so valuable that you'd sell everything for it?

    What do you collect? Some collect cars, dolls, coins or toys, and I have even heard of someone who is collecting yarn to make the world’s largest yarn ball.
    In Matthew 13:45-46, Jesus tells of a merchant who searched after fine pearls. This merchant found a pearl of great value. Do you know what he did? He went and sold all that he had and bought that pearl.

  • Blood Drive Challenge

  • Births

    Blake Allan Miller


    J.J. and Amber Miller of Greenville are the parents of a boy born at 11:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010, at St. Joseph Hospital in Breese.
    He weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces and was 20 inches long. He was named Blake Allan.
    Grandparents are Steve and Nancy Jansen of Carlyle and John and Leila Miller of Vandalia.


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  • Stine-Armstrong

    Pamela Stine and Ryan Armstrong of Champaign were united in marriage on Sept. 4, 2010, at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Washington, Ill., with Rev. John Bates officiating the double-ring ceremony.
    The bride is the daughter of Gordon and Denise Stine of St. Elmo. Grandparents are Stanley and Grace Stine of St. Elmo, and Pauline and the late Edward DeVantier of Altamont.
    The groom is the son of Robert and Rebecca Armstrong of Washington, Ill. Grandparents are Elmer and Dorothy Armstrong, and Gene and Shirley Hobbs, all of Washington, Ill.

  • St. Elmo Honor Roll

    St. Elmo School
    Second Quarter
    SEVENTH GRADE
    High Honors
    Jenna Long, Sarah Maxey and Kassandra Viramontes.
    Honors
    Taran Duckworth, Abbygail Logue, Malachi Maxey, Gabrielle Moore and Sydney Werner.
    Honorable Mention
    Sean Alexander, Emily Bone, Noah Flowers, Jacob Giffin, Sean Hannagan, Chelsey Mason, MaKayla Osmon, Trey Pasley and Keely Smith.
    EIGHTH GRADE
    High Honors
    Cameron Gilbert, Jenna Miller and Kennedy Ray.
    Honors