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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. 17, 2014

    Friday's CloseOct. 17, 2014

    Friday, October 17 2014 8:25 PM EDT2014-10-18 00:25:07 GMT
    Friday's Close Oct. 17, 2014 ADM-Quincy Oct. '14 Corn $2.76 Nov. '14 Corn $2.90 LH Nov. '14 Corn $3.08 Dec. '14 Corn $3.24 Jan. '15 Corn $3.21 Feb. '15 Corn $3.21 March '15 Corn $3.46 April '15 Corn $3.50 May '15 Corn $3.58 J/J '15 Corn $3.65 Oct./Nov. '15 Corn $3.54 Oct. '14 Beans $9.37 Nov. '14 Beans $9.47 LH Nov. '14 Beans $9.59 Dec. '14 Beans $9.75 Jan. '15 Beans $9.77 Feb. '15 Beans $9.75 March '15 Beans $9.75 April '15 Beans $9.77 May '15 Beans $9.85 J/J '15 ...
    Friday's Close Oct. 17, 2014 ADM-Quincy Oct. '14 Corn $2.76 Nov. '14 Corn $2.90 LH Nov. '14 Corn $3.08 Dec. '14 Corn $3.24 Jan. '15 Corn $3.21 Feb. '15 Corn $3.21 March '15 Corn $3.46 April '15 Corn $3.50 May '15 Corn $3.58 J/J '15 Corn $3.65 Oct./Nov. '15 Corn $3.54 Oct. '14 Beans $9.37 Nov. '14 Beans $9.47 LH Nov. '14 Beans $9.59 Dec. '14 Beans $9.75 Jan. '15 Beans $9.77 Feb. '15 Beans $9.75 March '15 Beans $9.75 April '15 Beans $9.77 May '15 Beans $9.85 J/J '15 ...
  • Thursday's Close Oct. 16, 2014

    Thursday's Close Oct. 16, 2014

    Thursday, October 16 2014 8:01 PM EDT2014-10-17 00:01:44 GMT
    Thursday's Close Oct. 16, 2014 ADM-Quincy By 10/18, ‘14 Corn$2.82 Oct. '14 Corn$2.82 Nov. '14 Corn$3.00 LH Nov. '14 Corn$3.08 Dec. '14 Corn$3.27 Jan. '15 Corn$3.23 Feb. '15...
    Thursday's Close Oct. 16, 2014 ADM-Quincy By 10/18, ‘14 Corn$2.82 Oct. '14 Corn$2.82 Nov. '14 Corn$3.00 LH Nov. '14 Corn$3.08 Dec. '14 Corn$3.27 Jan. '15 Corn$3.23 Feb. '15...
  • Wednesday's Close Oct. 15, 2014

    Wednesday's Close Oct. 15, 2014

    Wednesday, October 15 2014 7:42 PM EDT2014-10-15 23:42:19 GMT
    Wednesday's Close Oct. 15, 2014 ADM-Quincy By 10/18, ‘14 Corn$2.83 Oct. '14 Corn$2.83 Nov. '14 Corn$2.97 LH Nov. '14 Corn$3.07 Dec. '14 Corn$3.23 Jan. '15 Corn$3.18 Feb. '15...
    Wednesday's Close Oct. 15, 2014 ADM-Quincy By 10/18, ‘14 Corn$2.83 Oct. '14 Corn$2.83 Nov. '14 Corn$2.97 LH Nov. '14 Corn$3.07 Dec. '14 Corn$3.23 Jan. '15 Corn$3.18 Feb. '15...
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  • Halloween sock hop on tap at Cedar Crest

    Halloween sock hop on tap at Cedar Crest

    Monday, October 20 2014 8:52 AM EDT2014-10-20 12:52:23 GMT
    A Halloween sock hop will be held from 7-11 p.m. Saturday at the Cedar Crest Country Club, 3312 N. 36th. Admission is $5 per person and the event is open to the public. The music will be from the 1950s and 1960s. Call...
    A Halloween sock hop will be held from 7-11 p.m. Saturday at the Cedar Crest Country Club, 3312 N. 36th. Admission is $5 per person and the event is open to the public. The music will be from the 1950s and 1960s. Call...
  • Suicide support group's first meeting scheduled for Monday

    Suicide support group's first meeting scheduled for Monday

    Thursday, October 16 2014 9:12 AM EDT2014-10-16 13:12:34 GMT
    A support group has been formed for loved ones of suicide victims. Left Behind/Moving Forward will have its first meeting from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20, at Transitions of Western Illinois, 4409 Maine. The group plans to...
    A support group has been formed for loved ones of suicide victims. Left Behind/Moving Forward will have its first meeting from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20, at Transitions of Western Illinois, 4409 Maine. The group plans to...
  • Prenger's Top Gun Oil Change closes after lease expires

    Prenger's Top Gun Oil Change closes after lease expires

    Tuesday, October 14 2014 4:26 PM EDT2014-10-14 20:26:36 GMT
    Prenger's Top Gun Oil Change at 1843 Broadway has closed. Workers at the site confirmed that the lease for that location had expired. Business records indicate Top Gun opened at the site in the early 1990s. It is one...
    Prenger's Top Gun Oil Change at 1843 Broadway has closed. Workers at the site confirmed that the lease for that location had expired. Business records indicate Top Gun opened at the site in the early 1990s. It is one...
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  • Camp Point church to host chicken dinner Sunday, Oct. 19

    Camp Point church to host chicken dinner Sunday, Oct. 19

    Saturday, October 18 2014 1:29 AM EDT2014-10-18 05:29:12 GMT
    CAMP POINT, Ill. -- St. Thomas Catholic Church will have a chicken dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19, in the church hall, 109 E. Spring. The menu includes chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, salad...
    CAMP POINT, Ill. -- St. Thomas Catholic Church will have a chicken dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19, in the church hall, 109 E. Spring. The menu includes chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, salad...
  • Pittsfield church coordinating Operation Christmas Child ministry

    Pittsfield church coordinating Operation Christmas Child ministry

    Friday, October 17 2014 12:53 PM EDT2014-10-17 16:53:10 GMT
    PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- Operation Christmas Child, a ministry of Samaritan's Purse, is underway with help from local coordinators Bob and Karla DeVries. Anyone who wants to participate should fill a shoebox with small...
    PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- Operation Christmas Child, a ministry of Samaritan's Purse, is underway with help from local coordinators Bob and Karla DeVries. Anyone who wants to participate should fill a shoebox with small...
  • 4-H Achievement Day set for Sunday in Paloma

    4-H Achievement Day set for Sunday in Paloma

    Friday, October 17 2014 12:37 PM EDT2014-10-17 16:37:25 GMT
    4-H Achievement Day set for Sunday in Paloma
    4-H Achievement Day set for Sunday in Paloma
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