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Headlines for Sunday, September 8, 2013

Whitney Lambert was crowned this year’s Little Miss Frontier Days Friday night during the annual Geff Frontier Days celebration.  1st runner up was Riley Hollinger and 2nd runner up was Ashley Anderson.  Activities wrapped up Saturday with the serving of the ham and bean dinner and the parade through Geff.

The 45th annual Fairfield Fall Fun Fest opens this Wednesday evening.  Church Night will feature a performance by the Harper Family.  Thursday night the 5K Run/Walk will be held at 6 p.m. with registration starting at 4:30.  Also Thursday the Fun Fest Prince and Princess Contest will start at 6:30 in the Entertainment Tent followed by performances by the Roasted Chestnuts and King City Swing.  Friday night on the main stage will be performances by Jenna Jackley at 6:30 and Terry Lee and the Rockaboogie Band at 7:30.  The Fun Fest wraps up Saturday night with a performace by “Memories of Elvis”.

42-year-old Jeanette L. Margenthaler of Equality, IL has been sentenced to seven years in federal prison after pleading guilty to a methamphetamine-related charge.  Margenthaler was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court at Benton, IL after pleading guilty to a charge of being in possession of the cold pill pseudoephedrine, knowing it would be used to make meth.  The offense occurred in Saline County on January 8th.

Scherrie V. Giamanco, State Executive Director of the Illinois Farm Service Agency is reminding area producers of deadlines later this month.  Producers who have yet to enroll in the Direct and Counter Cyclical Program or have not yet signed their DCP contracts must do so by Monday, September 16th.  Also, producers are reminded that any succession-in-interest charges made to an operation affecting interest-in-base acres since the current CDP contract on file was signed, must be reported to the local Farm Service Agency office by Monday, September 30th.  More information is available by contacting your local FSA office.

White County Farm Bureau Manager Doug Anderson has announced that a Life Line Screening, which offers five health screenings using non-invasive ultrasound to assess a person’s risk for stroke and vascular disease, will be held Wednesday, October 2nd at the White County Farm Bureau at 304 East Robinson Street in Carmi.  Each test takes approximately ten minutes, and anyone interested must register at least 24 hours in advance, although early registration is suggested.  To schedule an appointment, call (636) 399-4753.  Farm Bureau members can receive all five screenings for $149, a $110 savings.

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