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Books by the Bushel Program accepting applications

Lee County Farm Bureau Foundation is once again giving away “Books by the Bushel” to organizations in the county that can benefit from a bushel basket of agricultural books.

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Ag scholarships due Feb. 1

Lee County Farm Bureau Foundation is offering scholarships to qualified applicants that are pursuing a major in agriculture or an agricultural-related field of study in his or her college curriculum (accredited college, university or community college) for Fall 2019.

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LaSalle Co. Health Dept.: Flu season is upon us

OTTAWA – Flu season is here and the LaSalle County Health Department is urging everyone 6 months and older to get vaccinated against seasonal influenza (flu).

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Mendota student among St. Bede Academy’s Illinois State Scholars

PERU - Saint Bede Academy is pleased to announce that 16 students from the class of 2019, including Holy Cross School graduate Curt Lang of Mendota, have been recognized as Illinois State Scholars.

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Winter crop meeting scheduled in LaSalle Co.

OTTAWA - With the new year underway, the 2019 Illinois crop planting season will not be far behind. Fortunately, there are plenty of tools and updates to help farmers plan and prepare for a successful season.

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Memorial donation

MENDOTA - The Mendota High School varsity girls’ basketball team held a bake sale fundraiser on Dec. 7 during its game with Putnam County, and proceeds of over $830 were presented to the Soliman family in memory of Karl Soliman.

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Regional Beef Cattle meeting scheduled

OGLESBY - University of Illinois Extension - Bureau, LaSalle, Marshall, Putnam Unit invites the public to a Regional Beef Cattle Meeting and dinner on Wednesday, Jan. 23.

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IVCC to host Ag Management Night

OGLESBY - University of Illinois Extension – Bureau, LaSalle, Marshall, Putnam Unit invites you to the upcoming Ag Management Night to be held at IVCC on Tuesday, Jan. 22, featuring two University specialists.

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SNAP benefits will continue through February during federal shutdown but will be issued earlier than usual

CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) has announced that February Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits will be funded through the end of February, but they will be issued to Illinois customers on or before Jan. 20.

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PERU - The Illini Valley Association of REALTORS (IVAR) chose Illinois Valley PADS as their Community Outreach for the fourth year.

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