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September 25, 2000

BUSINESS & AG NEWS
Updated figures available for cost of farm operations

[MAY 22, 2000]  The long-awaited updates to the "Machinery Cost Estimates: Operation Costs" are now available from University of Illinois Extension. These figures are commonly referred to as "custom rates," but are not actually custom rates, since those are usually based on surveys of people doing field operations for cash. The U of I has instead developed a system of actual costs of operations based on depreciation, interest, insurance, housing, repairs, fuel and labor.

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BOOK LOOK
"At Home
With The Past"

[MAY 22, 2000]  One of the most challenging dilemmas in interior decorating is integrating the charm of the past with today’s modern conveniences. The art of assimilating collectibles and antiques into a particular setting is one of the most popular techniques in interior design. "At Home With The Past" is a beautifully illustrated book that showcases a wealth of ideas for blending the past into your living space.

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TOP STORIES
Wear your seat belt: Click it or ticket

[MAY 22, 2000]  May 22 through June 4, which includes the Memorial Day weekend, is the first enforcement period for the "click it or ticket" campaign to enforce the state of Illinois mandatory seat belt law. According to Trooper Dan Beck of Illinois State Police District 9, 305 state, county and municipal law enforcement agencies are taking part in the campaign.

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BY THE NUMBERS
Lincoln Public Library District

[MAY 22, 2000]  By the Numbers with the Lincoln Public Library shows how many card holders the district has, how many employees, how many books and more.

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HONORS & AWARDS
Two named to IDEA Youth Board

[MAY 22, 2000]  The Illinois Drug Education Alliance (IDEA) has chosen two Lincoln young people to serve on the IDEA Youth Board. Samantha Hudelson, daughter of Donald and Janet Hudelson, and Elizabeth Carmitchel, daughter of Bruce and Jan Carmitchel, were selected to serve the state of Illinois in promoting the prevention of drugs and alcohol.

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