Category: Business/Farm

Home-based businesses join Christmas promotion

Home-based businesses join Christmas promotion

Annette Klamm of Hillsboro, operator of Plunder Me Beautiful, discusses her products with Shawna Vogt (left) and Shana Stepanek (right). Klamm said she has been developing the business, which specializes in customized Jewelry, for three years now. Photo by Don Ratzlaff / Free Press.

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4-H News (December 6, 2017)

• Corn mazes, pumpkins, and all things fall were the setting for the October meeting of the Tampa Triple T’s 4-H Club. The club met at the Sunnyside Pumpkin Patch in Assaria. Upon returning to Tampa, there was a short meeting followed by hot dogs, chips, cookies and drinks. Roll call was answered by your favorite Halloween candy. Kim and […]

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Peabody Community Foundation opens grant application cycle for 2018

The Peabody Commun­ity Foundation opened the 2018 Grant Cycle on Dec. 4, with grant applications due Jan. 7, 2018. PCF grants supported 10 Peabody area charities or projects with $10,864 in 2017. Hundreds of Peabody citizens continue to benefit from the installation of an ADA compliant automatic front door at the Senior Citizens Center. The biggest grant of 2017, $3,619, […]

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Parkside Homes named one of the best nursing homes by USN&WR

Parkside Homes named one of the best nursing homes by USN&WR

As a celebration of being named one of the best nursing homes for 2017-18 by U.S. News & World Report, Parkside Homes recognized 12 team members who have a combined 170 years of experience serving residents in the areas of nursing, assisted living, maintenance and administration. Pictured are: from left, Renee Gehring (12 Years), Sonya Hefley (12), Sharon Hess (12), […]

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Marion-Florence officers 3rd at FFA conference

Officers of the Marion-Florence FFA chapter placed third overall at the South Central District FFA Leadership Conference Nov. 6 at Arkansas City High School. The conference consisted of three competitions in the areas of parliamentary procedure, leadership information and ritual. Marion placed second in parliamentary procedure, fourth in the FFA information contest, and sixth in the ritual contest. These rankings […]

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State resolves settlement with tobacco companies

A years-long negotiation to resolve a decade-old dispute with tobacco companies about implementation of the 1998 Tobacco Master Settle­ment Agreement has finally been completed, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said Monday. In 2012, Kansas and 19 other states reached an agreement in principle, set forth in a term sheet, to settle the dispute that had been lingering for more than […]

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Centre FFA members receive American Degree

Centre FFA members receive American Degree

Kevin Lewis and Kristin Vinduska Kevin Lewis and Kristin Vinduska, members of the Centre FFA chapter, were among the 4,071 members to receive the American FFA Degree at the 90th National FFA Convention & Expo, Oct. 25-28, in Indianapolis. Each year, the National FFA organization honors members who show the most dedication to the organization through their desire to develop […]

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Meyer receives American FFA degree at convention

Elizabeth Meyer of the Marion-Florence FFA Chap­ter received her American FFA Degree Oct. 28 at the National FFA Convention. The American FFA Degree is awarded to members who have achieved a high level of success in their supervised agriculture experience and exemplify a high-commitment level to FFA. It is the highest degree an FFA member can earn, and less than […]

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Marion FFAers attend national convention

Members of the Marion-Florence FFA Chapter traveled to Indianapolis, Ind., Oct. 21-23 to attend the 90th National FFA Convention. More than 65,000 students, parents and advisors attended the event. This year’s theme was “I Can, We Will.” Members watched as awards were presented to national winners, listened to retiring addresses from the national FFA officers, and heard keynote addresses from […]

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KSU researchers say fall burning impacts weeds

Kansas State University researchers have completed a four-year study that shows late-summer burning dramatically reduces the incidence of the noxious weed sericea lespedeza in the state’s pastures. As much as one-third of the Kansas prairie is already influenced by sericea lespedeza. If widely implemented, shifting to late-summer burning could increase cattle-production income by as much as $50 million a year […]

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