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U of I Extension NewsFebruary 11, 2015

High School Students Can Explore Aces March 13-14 High school students can learn more about the University of Illinois’s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at Explore ACES. The event will be held Friday, March 13, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday, March 14, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Explore ACES,…

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Preparing for SpringFebruary 11, 2015 Master Gardener Scoop

Preparing for Spring By Debbie Czarnopys-White, Master Gardener There is a piece of advice going around the internet to trim trees and bushes before breeding season to help protect native wildlife. Generally, this is good advice and it’s given to help protect our wildlife, both birds and mammals. However, some trees and shrubs should be…

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It Happened HereFebruary 11, 2015

It Happened Here Eighty Years Ago 1935 A petition was being circulated in Ashley Township for a vote on the question of licensing the sale of liquor, the first time the question had come to a vote in Washington County since the repeal of the 18th amendment. Washington County recorded a population gain of 199…

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Ask The PastorFebruary 11, 2015

Ask The Pastor: By Rev. John Campbell United Presbyterian Church, Oakdale One little song that I enjoy singing when I am in the car by myself is “O God Is Good.” There is also a cheer: God is good all the time; all the time God is good. Yet we all experience setbacks in one…

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Dinner TimeFeb. 4, 2015 Classic Photo

Dinner Time No information was found with this photo from the Nashville News archives, but it looks like the meal or event in question was being held at The Nashville American Legion Hall. If you know more, let us know.

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It Happened HereFeb. 4, 2015

It Happened Here Eighty Years Ago 1935 Six miners working at the Du Bois coal mine were overcome by “black damp” and were treated at the Du Quoin hospital. A meeting was held in Belleville to organize the Kaskaskia River Valley Project. Wheat was selling at 87 cents a bushel. Country butter was 38 cents…

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Winter Wheat U of I Extension NewsFeb. 4, 2015

Winter Wheat Forum Set For Feb. 17 The Illinois Wheat Association’s annual Winter Wheat Forum will be held Feb. 17 at Krieger’s Holiday Inn Convention Center in Mt. Vernon. The forum, which aims to help Illinois wheat producers increase productivity and profitability, will again feature a wide variety of attractions for producers and processors. Attendees…

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Ask A PastorJan. 28, 2015

By Rev. Bev Kahle St Paul United Church of Christ, Nashville Q: What are your hopes and expectations for the coming year? A: Hope. What a wonderful word. I think of Advent and lighting the candle of hope that shines in the darkness. I think of the Christmas Carol, O Little Town of Bethlehem, and…

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