Agriculture

4-H Home Economics Show To Be June 27

University of Illinois Extension News – June 20, 2018 The 4-H show season, which kicked off in early May with the Public Speaking Contest, will continue June 27 with the Home Economics Show. The show is at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Nashville starting at 6 p.m. The evening will begin with the…

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School Honors And Scholarship – June 13, 2018

Nashville High School Second Semester Honor Roll Freshmen: High Honor Roll (3.75-4.0): Madison Draege, Samantha Edwards, Mark Ellis, Autumn Evans, Katlyn Eversgerd, Logan Eversgerd, Ashlyn Frazier, Hanah Grzegorek, Courtney Hallock, Trent Harris, Kiley Heidel, Joshua Hemker, Jada Jablonski, Katelyn Kessler, Gabriel Kreid, Cayla Krueger, Lydia Kurtz, Maryjane Laws, Breanne Liggett, Abigail Maschhoff, Ethan Oelze, Grant…

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Crepe Myrtle – Beautiful . . . .

Master Gardener Scoop – June 6, 2018 By Majo Bates, Master Gardener In my opinion the Crepe Myrtle is one of the most beautiful, outstanding plants in the world. As I grew up in the South, living in Southern Arkansas, Mississippi and Southern Louisiana, most streets and parks were lined with this beautiful blooming plant.…

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Mobile Market To Be In Nashville On June 19

The Mobile Market will make it’s next visit to Nashville on June 19 at 10 a.m. The market is set up on the third Tuesday of each month at the Washington County Fairgrounds in the Commercial Building. Fresh produce, dairy and other perishable foods are offered for free to local community members on a first…

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Nashville FFA Teams Participate At SIU Livestock Judging

By Alex Johannes Chapter Reporter The Nashville FFA Chapter recently participated in the SIU Livestock Judging Competition that was hosted by the SIU Collegiate FFA. FFA members judged beef cattle, sheep, swine, and goats. Overall, Nashville’s Varsity team placed 28th in the contest. The JV team placed 4th at the contest with Logan Boester as…

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Master Gardeners Hold Spring Plant Swap

Washington County Master Gardeners set up a tent and tables at the Nashville Public Library’s parking lot on the morning of Saturday, May 26, for their annual Spring Plant Swap. The gardeners had a multitude of different plants available to trade or swap for other plants, or for a small donation, if a would-be gardener…

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Is Composting In Your Future?

Examples of composting units. Master Gardener Scoop – May 30, 2018 By Julie Karmeier, Master Gardener You may not think that composting is a very interesting subject, but for most gardeners it is a way of obtaining nutrient rich soil at no cost – just a bit of labor. Everything decomposes at some point so…

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Nashville FFA Places Big In District Public Speaking

Public Speaking competitors Austin Schorfheide and Aden Hill. Schorfheide will head to state contest on June 12 By Alex Johannes, Chapter Reporter FFA Public Speakers recently won many honors while competing at the District V Public Speaking Contest at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. The contest has four categories which speakers can compete in: Varsity Prepared,…

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Why We See Flowers Have Color

Yellow colors and nectar attract bees to fertilize squash. Master Gardener Scoop – May 23, 2018 Will Summers, Master Gardener This time of year we are beginning to see that arrival of brightly colored flowers and few of us may wonder about the significance of this process. Our ability to see flower color is no…

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