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Two bees, or not two bees...that would be the question. However, William Shakespeare was not around when the picture was taken, mainly 'cause he's dead, except maybe for that new show on TNT, which I've only seen once. By accident. There was no mention of bees, in any numbers or any kind, on the show.
What happens when yours truly has too much time on his hands? To tell you the truth, yours truly does not have too much time on his hands very often. However, last week, one thing kind of led to another, and pretty soon...well, you're about to read what happened... First up, we had another Chuck...
Illinois 4-H is inviting the public to a front row seat for the historic total solar eclipse in August in Southern Illinois, where the sun’s path creates the longest duration of darkness. University of Illinois Extension, in cooperation with the Southern Illinois Miners baseball team, plans to host...
The Mounds Early Learning Center is planning to host a community resource fair on July 20. The resource fair is planned from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The center is located at 327 N. Reader in Mounds. The staff will be completing intake applications for the 2017-2018 school year.  Applications for Head...
Shawnee Hills Lavender near Cobden hosted u-pick events in 2016. The farm was established in 2014 and is owned by Charlotte and Doug Clover. File photo.
(Editor’s note: the following article is shared by Susan Odum, who is a University of Illinois Extension community economic development educator.) *** Early June is a great time to enjoy the excellence of Southern Illinois’ grape and wine industry at one of the many vineyards within the boundary of...
An ELITE Youth Entrepreneurship Camp is scheduled July 17-20 at Shawnee Community College near Ullin.   American Commercial Lines is the title sponsor for the camp, which is designed to Educate, Lead, and Inspire Tomorrow’s Entrepreneurs.   Campers will learn how to research and write a business...
Taxes, University of Illinois Extension activities, tourism and the hiring of a human resources administrator were on the agenda at last week’s regular meeting of the Union County Board of Commissioners. The meeting was Friday morning, March 10, at the Union County Courthouse. Supervisor of...
University of Illinois Extension plans to present a tomato workshop on Friday, Feb. 24, in Vienna. The workshop is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. at the Johnson County Extension office. The cost is $5. The workshop will be presented by Extension educators. Seating is limited. For more information,...
University of Illinois Extension has announced plans for 2017 commercial tree fruit schools. Schools are scheduled in Mt. Vernon and Hardin. The Mt. Vernon school is planned Feb. 7. The school will be at the Mt. Vernon Holiday Inn. Registration for the school in Mt. Vernon is scheduled to begin at...
The 2017 Illinois First Detector Workshop on invasive plants, diseases and insects is scheduled to be offered at eight sites throughout the state beginning in January. One of the workshops is planned on Jan. 26 in Makanda. Information is available by contacting Maggie Rose at 618-687-1727. In its...
University of Illinois Extension and members of the farmdoc team from the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics in the College of ACES plan to offer a series of five Farm Economics Summit meetings to help producers navigate these difficult times. One of the summit meetings is planned...

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