FSA cuts RI County office hours


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Originally Posted Online: March 25, 2013, 8:08 pm
Last Updated: March 25, 2013, 8:19 pm
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Beginning April 7, theRock Island County Farm Service Agency office will be open on on Wednesdays, and the Mercer County FSA office will serve as the headquarters office for Mercer and Rock Island County.

The FSA county committees in both counties will continue to serve their respective county farmers and ranchers and maintain existing county committee roles and responsibilities.

Vickie F. Schwass, executive director for Mercer County FSA, will be director for both offices.

The Rock Island County staff will be assigned to the Mercer County Office on days when the part-time office is closed.

For more information, call the Rock Island County FSA office at 309-764-5153 or the Mercer County FSA office at 309-582-5153.

Ms. Schwass can be reached at 309-5825153, ext. 105, or by email at vickie.schwass@il.usda.gov.


















 




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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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