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Let’s Cook! – November 30, 2022

I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving holiday. The best part of Thanksgiving for me is spending the day with family. Of course, turkey and dressing are pretty important too! Now it’s time to be looking forward to Christmas. I have already started baking some cookies to stash in the freezer until needed. I…

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Bluffs FFA attend Agronomy CDE

The Bluffs FFA Chapter had 16 members attend the Section 13 Agronomy Career Development Event (CDE) on Nov. 15. They traveled to Greenfield and spent the day identifying crop seeds, identifying weeds and insects that affect local crops, identifying agricultural machinery, and evaluating grain, hay, and silage samples. The Greenhand team placed fifth and the…

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After a two year hiatus, the Winchester EMS Chili Cook-off is back

By DAVID CAMPHOUSE After being canceled because of COVID-19 the last two years, the Winchester EMS Chili Cook-off is back this year. The event will take place from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28, at the EMS building. This year marks the 24th chili cook-off EMS fundraiser. Because Winchester EMS is not currently…

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Temporary visitor restrictions in effect for visitors to Jacksonville Memorial Hospital to help prevent spread of respiratory illnesses

By DAVID CAMPHOUSE Memorial Health is implementing temporary visitor restrictions at its five hospitals to curb the spread of respiratory illnesses. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) recommended temporary visitor restrictions due to a statewide increase in respiratory illness including COVID-19, influenza and RSV. According to Scott County Health Department (SCHD) BSN, RN Meghan…

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What’s Better: Gas or electric-powered lawn and garden tools?

This article is set to go out on Black Friday, or soon thereafter. For many Americans, we will be nursing indigestion from the copious amounts of food we have just eaten or dealing with the madness of Black Friday. As the demolition derby of shopping carts commences, there is but one more conflict amongst shoppers…

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USDA designates six Illinois counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

This Secretarial natural disaster designation allows the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) to extend much-needed emergency credit to producers recovering from natural disasters through emergency loans. Emergency loans can be used to meet various recovery needs including the replacement of essential items such as equipment or livestock, reorganization of a…

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Let’s Cook! – November 23, 2022

With the festive season upon us, there will be lots of parties and family gatherings which calls for food, lots of food! Appetizers are especially popular this time of year. I am going to reprint three of my favorite party foods. The first is aptly called Christmas Pinwheels because of the red and green in…

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LLCC closed Nov. 23-27 for Thanksgiving Recess

LLCC will be closed for Thanksgiving recess Wednesday, Nov. 23 through Sunday, Nov. 27. No classes will be held, and all administrative offices at the Springfield campus and outlying locations in the LLCC district will be closed. Classes and regular business hours will resume Monday, Nov. 28.

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