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State Fair 'Sale of Champions' raises $159,000

     Piper City’s Chelsea Wycoff’s Rabbits net nearly $10,000

 

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- The "Sale of Champions" at this year's Illinois State Fair was a record-breaker.

Acting Agriculture Director Bob Flider says buyers at Tuesday's sale paid record prices for five animals. The annual auction of prize-winning state fair junior livestock brought in more than $159,000 for the producers and Illinois' 4-H and Future Farmers of America education programs.

The grand champion wether raised by 18-year-old Caleb Whitcomb was auctioned off for $17,200. The sheep's sale broke the previous record by nearly $5,000.

But the auction's big ticket item was the fair's grand champion steer. The crossbred shown by 16-year-old A.J. Line of Seaton sold for $52,000, which topped the previous record by $800.

12-year-old Chelsea Wycoff of Piper City drew a standing ovation from the crowd at the Sale of Champions. Her pen of California Rabbits earned $6,500, which she then donated to Easter Seals. Chelsea’s rabbits were donated and sold again for another $3,400…the total resale amount going to Easter Seals.

94.1 FM, WGFA

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Governor Quinn signs Agriculture Laws at State Fair

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Gov. Pat Quinn has signed five new laws dealing with agriculture at the Illinois State Fair.

Tuesday was Agriculture Day at the fair in Springfield. Quinn signed the new laws as the state's farmers deal with drought conditions. Quinn says it's an important time to support Illinois farmers and the state's agriculture industry.

Quinn signed legislation into law to protect cattle pastures from wildlife damage and create the Illinois Nutrient Research and Education Council. Another new law establishes fees for livestock producers to help the state Environmental Protection Agency administer a federal pollution program for animal feeding operations.

Quinn also approved a new law that requires certain vehicles to display a slow-moving vehicle emblem before traveling on Illinois roadways.

 

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KCC Registration for Fall Semester

Kankakee Community College will be open for fall registration on Saturday, Aug. 18 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

          Fall classes begin Monday, Aug. 20. Normal registration hours are 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Fridays.

           Students can register in the office of Student and Services at KCC, which is located in the east wing of the second floor of KCC’s Main Building. KCC is located south of downtown Kankakee on River Road off U.S. 45‑52, or take Interstate 57 to Exit 308 and follow the signs.

          For information or to make an advising appointment, phone 815-802-8500 or visit the college’s website at www.kcc.edu/fall2012/.

 

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DACC Preps for Fall Term

Preparations are continuing at Danville Area Community College for the start of the fall term.  The fall classes begin on Monday, August 20th at Danville Area Community College. 


The Registration, Counseling, Financial Aid, Cashier and Bookstore were open for business.   Those offices will be open today (Aug. 15th) from 1:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m.

All offices at Danville Area Community College will be closed Wednesday morning because of an In-Service session for staff and faculty.  

Offices are also closed Thursday morning.  There’s a Staff/Faculty In-Service meeting from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. The Registration, Counseling, Financial Aid, Cashier and Bookstore will be open from 10:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

On Friday, August 17th, all offices will be open from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.   And on Saturday, August 18th, all DACC offices will be open from 8:00 a.m. until noon with the exception of the Bookstore which does not open until 9:00 a.m.

 

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RAYMOND JAMES CELEBRATES 50 YEARS

(Watseka, IL) -Raymond James is celebrating its 50th anniversary throughout 2012. On August 16, 1962, the firm was founded as a different kind of financial services partner. While other organizations were simply selling stocks or mutual funds, our financial advisors were revolutionizing financial planning for the individual.

Since its modest beginnings, the firm has grown into one of the largest financial services firms in the United States, with 2,400 locations worldwide and its stock traded on the New York Stock Exchange (RJF). Raymond James is a respected, multinational company with distinct business units serving a variety of clients, from individuals and small business owners to municipalities, institutional investors and major corporations. In October 2011, the firm marked its 95th consecutive quarter of profitability and its 27th year of issuing a dividend to shareholders, a remarkable accomplishment for any company.

The 50th anniversary is an opportunity to reflect on the past, but also to celebrate the things that have not changed throughout the years – a spirit of integrity and independence, of entrepreneurialism and empowerment, of collaboration and respect, and a long-standing commitment of putting the client first.

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