The Vandalia Lions Club and the District 1-L of the Lions of Illinois recently hosted a leadership seminar at the Kaskaskia College Vandalia Campus.
The meeting was conducted by District 1-L Gov. James Strange of Altamont.
Lions International has begun a new program for increasing leadership and membership in the clubs.
This seminar was provided to the officers and members of District 1-L.
FSA's committee ballots due Monday
Ballots are due next Monday for the Farm Service Agency's county committee elections. Those ballots were mailed to eligible voters in early November.
"The role and input of our county committee members is more vital than ever at a time when our country faces important choices regarding the funding and operation of our government," said Scherrie Giamanco, FSA state executive director.
A decision this week in Washington, DC, means that the crop insurance investment made by Midwestern corn farmers more closely represents their risk, although officials with the Illinois Corn Growers Association say it still misses the mark on making sure that farmer and government investments stay out of corporate pockets.
The theme for the 2012 GROWMARK essay contest is “Cooperatives in a Global Environment.” The contest is open to all high school FFA members in Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.
This is the 19th year for the program, sponsored by the GROWMARK System and FS member cooperatives, in conjunction with state FFA leaders. The purpose of the contest is to help young people develop their writing skills, learn about current issues impacting agriculture and understand the unique role of cooperatives.
1991 – Jerry Bozak accepted the position as Fayette County Hospital’s new administrator.
City patrolwoman Lisa Osborne submitted her resignation to Chief Carrol Dugan on Friday.
Birth – a girl, Brittany Leeann, to Mr. and Mrs. Troy White of Coffeen.