The second of this season’s events sponsored by the Fayette County Museum will be held at 2 p.m. this Sunday in Wesley Hall at First United Methodist Church in Vandalia.
Jerry Koenig of Chesterfield, Mo., will tell of the conditions he and his family experienced during World War II.
Koenig will describe the treatment of Jewish families and others by the political regime. He will relate what his family was able to do, how they were in hiding, the risks others took to protect them and their eventual freedom.
Erin Ainscough of Vandalia and Michael (Mik) Rowe of Valley Mills, Texas, were united in marriage on Saturday Aug. 13, 2011, at the C-Bar Stables in Valley Mills, Texas, with the Revs. Tanner Green and Vance Yarter performing the outdoor ceremony.
The United Nations General Assembly has declared 2012 as the International Year of Cooperatives, and GROWMARK is joining in the yearlong celebration.
The international campaign kicked off on Oct. 31 in New York, and will highlight the contribution of cooperatives to socio-economic development, employment generation and social integration.
Harvest progress was aided by 5.7 days suitable for fieldwork last week.
Corn harvested now stands at 89 percent, compared to the five-year average of 71 percent.
Soybeans harvested are at 94 percent, compared to the five-year average of 80 percent.
Many producers are also busy with fall tillage activities, along with fertilizer and lime applications, and seeding winter wheat.
Temperatures averaged 50.4 degrees, 1.2 degrees below normal with a few reports of heavy frost in the northern part of the state.
Thanks to nearly ideal fall weather, Fayette County farmers have harvested about 85 percent of their corn and soybeans. And some have finished.
“This has been one of the good years for harvesting,” said Ron Marshel, Fayette County Farm Bureau manager. “Just excellent harvest weather.”
Yields, however, have been all over the map.
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