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NEWS00NOTES 4 MT PUL/KI TOWNSHIP meeting for January has been changed to 7:30 PM Wednesday January 22. PANCAKE & SAUSAGE Day, 6am - 2pm - Saturday, January 25 at Kenney Community Center (101 S. Johnston, Kenney). All you can eat - Adults $6 (children 6 & under free). 4-H CLUBS and FFA CHAPTERS are encouraged to develop a plan to implement an improvement project in their local community. Farm Credit Illinois will award $250 community improvement grants for up to 60 projects proposed by 4-H and FFA members. "It is a privilege for FCI to share a vision for healthy rural com- munities with 4-H and FFA members. We look forward to invest- ing up to $15,000 in total as we team-up with young people who are willing to make positive and tangible contributions in their local communities," says Rod Stoll, vice president of public rela- tions for Farm Credit. Clubs and chapters must be based in one of the 60 central and southern Illinois counties served by Farm Credit Illinois. During previous years; grants have been awarded to support projects which include: implementing a tree planting program along a bike path, creating a flower or community garden at a school, landscaping a new fire station, installing a flag pole at a local park entrance, restoring a children's park, building a wel- come sign in a small community, and developing a beautification and building repair project at a county fairgrounds. Community residents should contact a member or leader of a local 4-H club or FFA chapter if they have a suggested improve- ment project the club or chapter mightconsider pursuing. Online applications must be submitted by February 21 at farmcreditil. corn/grants. Other community organizations are welcome to col- laborate with 4-H and FFA groups in completing the respective projects. Questions may be directed to Applications will be reviewed and grants will be awarded by a selection team comprised of agriculture industry representatives and rural community leaders. FARM CREDIT ILLINOIS will award twenty $1,500 scholar- ships this year to college-bound high school seniors pursuing agriculture-related curriculum and careers. Scholarship selections are based on a combination of aca- demic achievement, participa- tion and leadership in school and community organizations, and the applicant's commitment to an agricultural career. Applicants must be high school seniors who plan to enroll in a college or university during the fall 2014 semester and pursue an agriculture- related academic major and career. Applicants must reside in - or their immediate family must farm in - one of the sixty southern counties in Illinois served by Farm Credit Illinois. The scholarship application deadline is February 28. Recipients initially receive $1,000 of the scholarship for the fall 2014 semester and the remaining $500 will be avail- able to students who continue pursuing an agricultural degree during the fall 2016 semester. The University of Illinois Col- lege of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) offers a scholarship match to 2014 Farm Credit Agriculture Scholars who enroll fulltime in the College of ACES during either the fall 2014 or fall 2016 semesters. Applications for the schol- arship are available online at IPj P6 & M 0cEomm U :;ll:ll:! i:: Dave Bassett John Wyss N. ChicagoSt. Lincoln (217) 732 3331 792.5593 Mount Pulaski Grade School Quarter Honor Roll Straight A's 6th Grade: Hannah Stewart, Isa- bella Wade 7th Grade: Tanner Farris, Skylar Hayes, Garrett Skelton 8th Grade: Corey Beccue, Tosha Boyer, Bayley Holmes, Olivia Let- terle, Peyton Taylor High Honors 6t Grade: James Letterle 7th Grade: Maggie Anderson, Benjamin Fricke, Lorenne Wilham 8th Grade: Faith Doerr, Riley Markee, Jordan Sanchez, Emma Schoth Honors 6th Grade: Kaylee Wilham 7th Grade: Ainsley Chandler, Abigail Fitzpatrick, Zoe Mason, Madison Thomas, Sam Van Rheeden 8th Grade: Ashley Berry, Brayden Trimmer Honorable Mention: 6th Grade: Nigel Adams, Autumn Benhart, Claire Coogan, Aaron Davis, Joseph Davis, Eliza- beth Fairchild, Victoria Hernandez, Reagan Kirk, Kaden Mott, Maria- line Roberts, Thomas Stauffer 7th Grade: Callie AnOn, Michael Freer, Lily Fuhrer, Haley Humberd, Darren Jacob, Emily Siebert 8th Grade: Kaitlin Davis, Jaden Elliott, Emily Fielden, Wolf Griesheim, Hank Hamil- ton, Taylor Hardwick, Abrielle Howard, Seth Huff, Darian Payne, Abbegail Phillips, Emily Wakeman 59% of uninsured Americans say they had a negative experience with Obamacare. 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Semester Honor Roll Straight A's 6th Grade: Hannah Stewart, Isa- bella Wade 7th Grade: Tanner Farris, Benja- min Fricke, Skylar Hayes, Garrett Skelton 8th Grade: Corey Beccue, Bayley Holmes, Olivia Letterle, Peyton Taylor High Honors --No 6th Grade-- 7th Grade: Maggie Anderson, Zoe Mason, Madison Thomas, Sam Van Rheeden, Lorenne Wilham Sth Grade: Tosha Boyer, Faith Doerr, Emma Schoth Honors 6th Grade: Victoria Hernandez, James Letterle 7th Grade: Ainsley Chandler, Abigail Fitzpatrick, Emily Siebert 8th Grade: Emily Fielden, Riley Markee, Abbegail Phillips, Jordan Sanchez Honorable Mention 6th Grade: Nigel Adams, Autumn Benhart, Claire Coogan, Aaron Davis, Elizabeth Fairchild, Austin Killion, Reagan Kirk, Kaden Mott, Madaline Roberts, Thomas Stauffer, Paige Stewart, Taylor Trimmer, Kaylee Wilham 7th Grade: Callie Anderson, Michael Freer, Lily Fuhrer, Darren Jacob, Jonathan Shehorn 8th-Grade: Ashley Berry, Kaitlin Davis, Jaden Elliott, Brayden Trim- mer, Emily Wakeman A record high number of Ameri- cans list themselves as political independents. =Duck Dynasty" is coming out w/th a line of guns. 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