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  • PED threatens summertime tradition of showing pigs at county fairs

    PED threatens summertime tradition of showing pigs at county fairs

    Sunday, April 27 2014 1:31 AM EDT2014-04-27 05:31:24 GMT
    The nationwide outbreak of the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus not only stands to take a toll on pigs, but it also could hamper the summertime tradition of showing pigs at county fairs. "We'll see a decline in the amount of hogs that are exhibited, especially people that have sow operations at home," said Pat Fisher, University of Missouri Extension 4-H youth specialist and co-county program director in Pike County. "People are being more a...
    The nationwide outbreak of the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus not only stands to take a toll on pigs, but it also could hamper the summertime tradition of showing pigs at county fairs. "We'll see a decline in the amount of hogs that are exhibited, especially people that have sow operations at home," said Pat Fisher, University of Missouri Extension 4-H youth specialist and co-county program director in Pike County. "People are being more a...
  • What is porcine epidemic diarrhea?

    What is porcine epidemic diarrhea?

    Sunday, April 27 2014 1:29 AM EDT2014-04-27 05:29:37 GMT
    º Porcine epidemic diarrhea is a virus that causes significant sickness in swine, affecting their growth and health, and causes high mortality in piglets. º The disease is common in parts of Asia and Europe but is not reportable to the World Organization for Animal Health. º PED only affects pigs and is not a food-safety concern. º The U.S. Department of Agriculture confirmed the presence of PED in this country May 16, 2013. As of April 5, more than 5,500 cases have been confirmed in ...
    º Porcine epidemic diarrhea is a virus that causes significant sickness in swine, affecting their growth and health, and causes high mortality in piglets. º The disease is common in parts of Asia and Europe but is not reportable to the World Organization for Animal Health. º PED only affects pigs and is not a food-safety concern. º The U.S. Department of Agriculture confirmed the presence of PED in this country May 16, 2013. As of April 5, more than 5,500 cases have been confirmed in ...
  • Brothers carry on trucking business in award-winning fashion

    Brothers carry on trucking business in award-winning fashion

    Tuesday, February 26 2013 12:22 PM EST2013-02-26 17:22:36 GMT
    By DEBORAH GERTZ HUSAR Herald-Whig Staff Writer CAMP POINT, Ill. -- Jim and Bob Baucom learned a lot from their dad about how to run a successful trucking business. "Dad's philosophy always was, you
    CAMP POINT, Ill. -- Jim and Bob Baucom learned a lot from their dad about how to run a successful trucking business. "Dad's philosophy always was, you do the best job you possibly can for the most reasonable price you...
  • Springfield couple showcases 'labor of love' with tree farm field day

    Springfield couple showcases 'labor of love' with tree farm field day

    Thursday, March 29 2012 4:46 PM EDT2012-03-29 20:46:59 GMT
    FISHHOOK, Ill. -- Greg and Pat Zak were looking for a place to hunt and camp in Pike County. They ended up with almost 300 acres of timber and a statewide award to recognize their effort.
    FISHHOOK, Ill. -- Greg and Pat Zak were looking for a place to hunt and camp in Pike County. They ended up with almost 300 acres of timber and a statewide award to recognize their effort. The Zaks, the 2010 Illinois...
  • Focus on Agriculture: Weather impacts biomass feedstock production and harvest

    Focus on Agriculture: Weather impacts biomass feedstock production and harvest

    Thursday, March 29 2012 4:45 PM EDT2012-03-29 20:45:53 GMT
    The weather in Illinois affects everything, including current research in the development of biomass as an energy source.
    The weather in Illinois affects everything, including current research in the development of biomass as an energy source.
  • First State Bank dinner-seminar to highlight ag strategies

    First State Bank dinner-seminar to highlight ag strategies

    Friday, January 25 2013 3:10 PM EST2013-01-25 20:10:22 GMT
    CARTHAGE, Ill. -- First State Bank of Illinois will hold its 26th annual Ag Strategies dinner-seminar at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, in the First Baptist Church community room just off the northeast
    CARTHAGE, Ill. -- First State Bank of Illinois will hold its 26th annual Ag Strategies dinner-seminar at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, in the First Baptist Church community room just off the northeast corner of the Carthage...
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  • Friday's CloseOct. 24, 2014

    Friday's CloseOct. 24, 2014

    Friday, October 24 2014 8:35 PM EDT2014-10-25 00:35:51 GMT
    ADM-Quincy Oct. '14 Corn $2.93 Nov. '14 Corn $2.98 LH Nov. '14 Corn $3.19 Dec. '14 Corn $3.35 Jan. '15 Corn $3.29 Feb. '15 Corn $3.29 March '15 Corn $3.52 April '15 Corn $3.60 May '15 Corn $3.65 J/J '15 Corn $3.71 O/N '15 Corn $3.54 Oct. '14 Beans $9.69 Nov. '14 Beans $9.73 LH Nov. '14 Beans $9.87 Dec. '14 Beans $10.00 Jan. '15 Beans $10.02 Feb. '15 Beans $9.97 March '15 Beans $9.97 April '15 Beans $10.00 May '15 Beans $10.05 J/J '15 Beans $10.10 O/N '15 Beans $9.57...
    ADM-Quincy Oct. '14 Corn $2.93 Nov. '14 Corn $2.98 LH Nov. '14 Corn $3.19 Dec. '14 Corn $3.35 Jan. '15 Corn $3.29 Feb. '15 Corn $3.29 March '15 Corn $3.52 April '15 Corn $3.60 May '15 Corn $3.65 J/J '15 Corn $3.71 O/N '15 Corn $3.54 Oct. '14 Beans $9.69 Nov. '14 Beans $9.73 LH Nov. '14 Beans $9.87 Dec. '14 Beans $10.00 Jan. '15 Beans $10.02 Feb. '15 Beans $9.97 March '15 Beans $9.97 April '15 Beans $10.00 May '15 Beans $10.05 J/J '15 Beans $10.10 O/N '15 Beans $9.57...
  • Thursday's Close Oct. 23, 2014

    Thursday's Close Oct. 23, 2014

    Thursday, October 23 2014 7:48 PM EDT2014-10-23 23:48:31 GMT
    Thursday's Close Oct. 23, 2014 ADM-Quincy Oct. '14 Corn$2.95 Nov. '14 Corn$3.04 LH Nov. '14 Corn$3.24 Dec. '14 Corn$3.40 Jan. '15 Corn$3.35 Feb. '15 Corn$3.35 March '15...
    Thursday's Close Oct. 23, 2014 ADM-Quincy Oct. '14 Corn$2.95 Nov. '14 Corn$3.04 LH Nov. '14 Corn$3.24 Dec. '14 Corn$3.40 Jan. '15 Corn$3.35 Feb. '15 Corn$3.35 March '15...
  • Wednesday's CloseOct. 22, 2014

    Wednesday's CloseOct. 22, 2014

    Wednesday, October 22 2014 9:38 PM EDT2014-10-23 01:38:57 GMT
    ADM-Quincy Oct. '14 Corn $2.83 Nov. '14 Corn $2.93 LH Nov. '14 Corn $3.13 Dec. '14 Corn $3.31 Jan. '15 Corn $3.27 Feb. '15 Corn $3.27 March '15 Corn $3.52 April '15 Corn $3.61 May '15 Corn $3.66 J/J '15 Corn $3.71 O/N '15 Corn $3.55 Oct. '14 Beans $9.54 Nov. '14 Beans $9.59 LH Nov. '14 Beans $9.69 Dec. '14 Beans $9.87 Jan. '15 Beans $9.89 Feb. '15 Beans $9.84 March '15 Beans $9.84 April '15 Beans $9.88 May '15 Beans $9.93 J/J '15 Beans $9.99 O/N '15 Beans $9.54 Oct...
    ADM-Quincy Oct. '14 Corn $2.83 Nov. '14 Corn $2.93 LH Nov. '14 Corn $3.13 Dec. '14 Corn $3.31 Jan. '15 Corn $3.27 Feb. '15 Corn $3.27 March '15 Corn $3.52 April '15 Corn $3.61 May '15 Corn $3.66 J/J '15 Corn $3.71 O/N '15 Corn $3.55 Oct. '14 Beans $9.54 Nov. '14 Beans $9.59 LH Nov. '14 Beans $9.69 Dec. '14 Beans $9.87 Jan. '15 Beans $9.89 Feb. '15 Beans $9.84 March '15 Beans $9.84 April '15 Beans $9.88 May '15 Beans $9.93 J/J '15 Beans $9.99 O/N '15 Beans $9.54 Oct...
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  • Friends of the Log Cabins Work Day Oct. 25

    Friends of the Log Cabins Work Day Oct. 25

    Friday, October 24 2014 9:09 AM EDT2014-10-24 13:09:30 GMT
    The Friends of the Log Cabins Board has scheduled a work day for Saturday, starting around 8:30 a.m. and finishing around noon. Work will be done on the structures and grounds in the Log Cabin Village in Quinsippi Island...
    The Friends of the Log Cabins Board has scheduled a work day for Saturday, starting around 8:30 a.m. and finishing around noon. Work will be done on the structures and grounds in the Log Cabin Village in Quinsippi Island...
  • QHS to hold parent-teacher conferences

    QHS to hold parent-teacher conferences

    Thursday, October 23 2014 12:38 PM EDT2014-10-23 16:38:37 GMT
    Quincy High School will hold parent-teacher conferences 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, in the cafeteria and commons; noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, in classrooms and 4 to 7 p.m. in the cafeteria and commons; and 7:30 to...
    Quincy High School will hold parent-teacher conferences 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, in the cafeteria and commons; noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, in classrooms and 4 to 7 p.m. in the cafeteria and commons; and 7:30 to...
  • Adams Fiber adding fiber-optic service to second neighborhood

    Adams Fiber adding fiber-optic service to second neighborhood

    Thursday, October 23 2014 12:36 PM EDT2014-10-23 16:36:36 GMT
    Adams Fiber has broken ground on the second phase of its effort to provide faster Internet and telephone service to Quincy homes. Adams crews have begun installing fiber-optic cable in a second neighborhood that includes...
    Adams Fiber has broken ground on the second phase of its effort to provide faster Internet and telephone service to Quincy homes. Adams crews have begun installing fiber-optic cable in a second neighborhood that includes...
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  • Hannibal pumpkin decorating exhibit to be held Sunday in Nipper Park

    Hannibal pumpkin decorating exhibit to be held Sunday in Nipper Park

    Friday, October 24 2014 7:04 PM EDT2014-10-24 23:04:28 GMT
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Hannibal Parks and Recreation is hosting the third annual Pumpkins in the Park, a pumpkin-decorating contest and exhibit, at Nipper Park on Sunday, Oct. 26. Participants should bring pumpkins to Nipper...
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Hannibal Parks and Recreation is hosting the third annual Pumpkins in the Park, a pumpkin-decorating contest and exhibit, at Nipper Park on Sunday, Oct. 26. Participants should bring pumpkins to Nipper...
  • Historic home welcomes trick-or-treaters

    Historic home welcomes trick-or-treaters

    Friday, October 24 2014 5:27 PM EDT2014-10-24 21:27:59 GMT
    The Champ Clark House (Honeyshuck) will welcome trick-or-treaters Friday, Oct. 31, from 5:30 p.m. until the last bit of candy is gone. This is a first for the home, which is on the National Register of Historic Places,...
    The Champ Clark House (Honeyshuck) will welcome trick-or-treaters Friday, Oct. 31, from 5:30 p.m. until the last bit of candy is gone. This is a first for the home, which is on the National Register of Historic Places,...
  • Entries sought for Cutest Elf Contest in Carthage

    Entries sought for Cutest Elf Contest in Carthage

    Thursday, October 23 2014 9:12 AM EDT2014-10-23 13:12:58 GMT
    CARTHAGE, Ill. -- The Carthage Area Chamber of Commerce is currently accepting entries for the Cutest Little Mr. and Miss Elf Contest. Children who are 5 years and under are eligible to enter. The contest is being held...
    CARTHAGE, Ill. -- The Carthage Area Chamber of Commerce is currently accepting entries for the Cutest Little Mr. and Miss Elf Contest. Children who are 5 years and under are eligible to enter. The contest is being held...
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