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Section 22 FFA Public Speaking CDE Held At Marissa High School

By Mallory Unverfehrt, Section 22 FFA Reporter     Extemporaneous, Prepared, and Creed speaking were performed on February 15 at Marissa High School for the Section 22 Public Speaking CDE (Career Development Event). There were 40 students and ten schools in attendance. Extemporaneous public speaking consisted of competitors randomly drawing three topics and selecting one to…

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Community Garden Talk March 24 –– U of I Extension News, March 8, 2017

Community Garden Talk March 24 Participating in a community garden can reward you with many benefits.  The benefits include eating more healthy locally grown produce, engaging in physical activity, skill building, beautification, socialization and more.  Community Gardens come in all shapes and forms.  Some gardens are GIFT Gardens (Growing Illinois Food Together), and the produce…

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Nashville FFA Participates In Public Speaking CDE

Speakers were, FROM LEFT, Cassie Fullerton, Austin Schorfheide, Cole Herrmann, Aden Hill, Callie McClay, and Chloe Pelka. By Alex Johannes, NCHS FFA Chapter Reporter  FFA Public Speakers recently won many honors while competing at the Section 21 Public Speaking Contest at Kaskaskia College. The contest has five categories in which speakers can compete: Varsity Prepared,…

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Oakdale Team Spirit – Classic Photo, March 8, 2017

    This photo from The Nashville News archives is of the Oakdale basketball team. A member of The Nashville News staff who played basketball in this area stated that she believed it to be from the 1970s, due to the knee socks. After looking through various area yearbooks though, we discovered that knee socks were…

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It Happened Here – March 8, 2017

Eighty Years Ago (1937) A burglar alarm resulted in the arrest of two men inside the George Borcherding general merchandise store in Oakdale. Men’s suits were priced between $14.75 and $16.75 at Backs Department Store in Nashville. “The Plainsman” with Gary Cooper was the feature at the State Theater in Nashville. Deaths: Ruth Stewart, 39,…

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Nashville FFA Places Second At Section Poultry Judging

    Members that participated were: FRONT ROW, Grace Gutjahr, Sarah Zyk, and Meghan Felts. BACK ROW, Emily Stern, Carli Hoffman, Riley Bergmann, Alex Johannes, and Tabor Kozuszek. By Alex Johannes, Chapter Reporter On February 24, eight Nashville FFA members went to the Section 21 Poultry Judging CDE hosted by the Bluford FFA Chapter. The CDE…

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