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Jacksonville Journal Courier (Newspaper) - May 25, 2015, Jacksonville, Illinois Jay couples awake to new Ireland world a 8a Mon ova Rolls to 2nd win sports a in Kerr int j the heart of Lincoln Douf As Jacksonville breaking news at monday May 25.2015 Issue 145, volume 185 a 75e the future starts now 20 graduate from Waverly Greg Olson journal courier University of Illinois Extension educator Duane Friend specializes in natural resource educator loves soil by Greg Olson Corn while grow ing up on a farm Duane Friend never thought about working in agriculture As a career. A later i realized that fanning was one of my greatest Joys Quot he said. A i missed being on a tractor and smelling the soil. Today i miss being actively involved with a farm but at least my Job allows me to be around in friends Job As a University of Illinois Extension educator he works w Ith natural resource management in Calhoun Cass Greene Morgan and Scott counties. A i provide programming in the area of environmental stewardship and Energy a he said. A one of the things with Extension is its wide ranging positions. For example one Day i May be talking to elementary school students on a news obituaries 2a police beat 2a local state 3a-4a nation world 5a. 8a commentary 6a advice 7a sports sports 1b-4b classifieds 5b comics puzzles 7b Bac Page 8b44168&Quot or a How Rivers and streams Are formed. The next Day i May be working with certified crop advisers on a soil management program and the next Day i May be talking to master naturalists about weather and Friend also spends time each Day providing information to clients who Call or email about such things As cover crops composting Pond management septic systems and soil Quality. A in my Job i do both face to face and web based programming for adults and children Quot he said. Some of the programs Friend provides Content for Are educational tutorials for certified crop advisers and youtube videos on weather for teachers and students. Friend has been involved in agriculture All his life. He grew up on a Grain farm just see people i 4a join the conversation what s your take on today a news7 go to and visit us on Facebook to share your thoughts. Samantha Mcdaniel Ogletree journal Courter Waverly High school salutatorian Emily Huff left and her fellow graduates turn their tassels sunday after the Waverly graduation ceremony. Huff was one of 20 seniors to graduate from the school. Class has a spirit of volunteerism Jake Russell special to the journal courier countless times Beardstown High school salutatorian Loraina Trujillo Bra Sel heard and echoed a sentiment from underclassmen and seniors about How they wait to get out of Beardstown. During her graduation address on sunday Trujillo Brasel said she did no to feel ready to leave Beardstown. A Beardstown has been the perfect place a she said choking up with emotion a for me to grow Beardstown High school graduated one of its smallest classes sunday principal Scott Riddle said. The class of 2015 contained 79 students Well below its average of 120 students he said. Seventeen of the 79 graduated with a Grade Point average of 4.0 or higher. Riddle said. A you can to beat the feel of a Small town. When you know everyone it feels like Shelton Cottle. Valedictorian Beardstown High school class of 2015 what makes the Beardstown High school class of 2015 unique is the sense of Unity displayed by students Riddle said. Students demonstrated a spirit of volunteerism. A being a Small class made a huge Impact Quot Riddle said. A almost All of them got involved in one Way or the greatest achievement of the class was perhaps their work alongside the class of 1965 to install a Brick Patio with picnic tables in the courtyard. Riddle said. Students also implemented a mentoring program for advice on College and career. Trujillo Brasel and valedictorian Shelton Cottle will study at Southern Illinois University Carbondale in the fall a Cottle for architectural studies and Trujillo Brasel for political science and Spanish. Both of them thanked their advanced placement teachers a specifically their advanced placement history teachers roil Chernobrov and Gordon Mckavanagh a for camping up class difficulty by requiring them to write at a higher Standard. Cottle and Trujillo Jake Russell special to the journal courier Adam Hamilton a physical education teacher at Beardstown High school congratulates valedictorian Shelton Cottle on his graduation sunday after the class of 2015 commencement ceremony. Brasel agreed that ultimately they w ill miss the people of Beardstown the most. A the memories we shared even doing the most mundane things Art unforgettable a Cottle said. During her address Trujillo Brasel shared memories of playing softball spending Summers in the Beardstown Park District swimming Pool trick or treating and meeting Santa on the downtown Square. A you can to beat the feel of a Small town a Cottle said. Quot when you know everyone it feels like $10,000 grand prize Bea education drawing 13 chances to win a prize 1 p j set to int j a / a tit it in j to Wilt a j $ i ticket $ tit m or j for i h i $1,000 Cash prize a 4 $500 Cash prizes a 7 $250 Cash prizes the believe in education drawing is the signature fundraiser for the Jacksonville Public schools foundation tickets Are available Al a District 0117 schools the Douma courier Wear weds radio station county Market. The Farmers state Bank amp Trust co Jacksonville savings Bank. Premier Bank passavant Hospital gift shop. Bos Bank of Springfield. Jones meat amp locker Stifel Nicolaus first state Bank of Winchester in Murrayville and Hutchison engineering everyday people

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