Sustainable landscaping, fish sale, Hartem
carnival and Elizabeth Ford make Close Up
By Mike Fak
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landscaping -– what does that mean? Simply, it involves
gardening activities that do not cause long-term environmental harm
nor misuse of nonrenewable resources. Plan on attending the
"Sustainable Backyard Landscaping" program Oct. 18 and let Martha
Smith, horticulture educator with University of Illinois Extension,
introduce you to backyard management ideas that are sustainable. It
really is not complicated -– once you understand the basics.
As a global society it is becoming more obvious that our actions
influence others. As a society we are just beginning to identify and
change our day-to-day activities to reduce or eliminate
environmental outcomes that will affect future generations. Learn
how you can start to do your part in your own backyard.
The program will be presented at the Logan County U of I
Extension office, 980 N. Postville Drive in Lincoln, using the
University of Illinois Extension telenet system. This statewide
telenet program will feature a local PowerPoint slide presentation
accompanied by the live voices of the instructors. Helpful handouts
are included, and there will be question-and-answer interaction with
Register now for the program Tuesday at 1 p.m. The cost is $5,
payable that day.
This program is sponsored by University of Illinois Extension of
Logan, Sangamon, and Menard. For more information and to register,
please contact 217-732-8289 or
University of Illinois provides equal opportunities in programs
Logan County Soil & Water Conservation District is sponsoring
a fall fish sale for stocking ponds. Delivery will be Oct. 25 at 9
a.m. at the parking lot at 1650 Fifth Street Road.
Species available are channel cat, hybrid sunfish, red ear
sunfish, bluegill, crappie, fathead minnows, largemouth bass,
walleye and triploid grass carp.
Grass carp stocking rates are generally four to six per acre and
should be stocked depending on the species and abundance of
vegetation. Sterile grass carp have been legalized in Illinois and
may provide a solution to your weed problem.
The last day to order grass carp is Oct. 14. All other orders are
due Oct. 24.
Order forms are available at the district office. Anyone
interested in more information or purchasing fish may contact
217-735-5508, ext. 3, or stop by the office at 1650 Fifth Street
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Hartem Community Club will host their Fall Carnival on
Saturday, Oct. 15, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Hartsburg-Emden
Elementary School, 309 Market St. There will be games such as bingo,
a cake walk, a silent auction filled with wonderful donations from
the community as well as several Logan County businesses, and a pork
chop meal for $5 or a hot dog meal for $3 will be served. All are
welcome to join the Hartem Community Club for this fun-filled,
Elizabeth Ford, an eighth-grader at Zion Lutheran School in
Lincoln, has been selected as the Zion Lutheran September Student of
the Month. Elizabeth's ZLS activities include basketball, track,
band, choir, student council, Math Bowl, Academic Bowl, and science
and history fairs.
Elizabeth is a member of the Mount Pulaski Christian Church. Her
church and community activities include youth group, CIY, bowling,
basketball and Lake Springfield Christian Assembly. She especially
enjoys playing basketball.
Her parents are Kelby and Angela Ford of Elkhart.