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IVCH currently treating patients for scabies

Posted: Thursday, Feb 4th, 2016
PERU - Illinois Valley Community Hospital recently admitted a patient who was diagnosed with a contagious skin rash. The condition, called scabies, is easily treated but can quickly spread to others through direct skin contact.
Symptoms include a skin rash composed of small red bumps and blisters that cause severe itching. Another sign may be tiny red burrows on the

Mendota FFA members attend National Leadership Conference

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 3rd, 2016
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Students from FFA chapters across Illinois recently attended the 212° Leadership Conference. This conference is an activity of the National FFA Organization made possible by title sponsor Syngenta as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.
Pearl Taylor and Griffin Newell, freshman members of the Mendota FFA Chapter, attended the event Jan. 29-30 in Schaumburg.

Spring Gardener and Naturalist Seminar “Growing Together” March 12 at IVCC

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 3rd, 2016
OGLESBY - If you are interested in gardening or the natural world, plan to attend the Spring Gardener and Naturalist Seminar on Saturday, March 12. The public is invited to take advantage of this special day of garden and nature related seminars, co-sponsored by the University of Illinois Extension and Illinois Valley Community College.
The Spring Garden Seminar will

Education Briefs

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 3rd, 2016
Kiner named to Oklahoma State dean's list
STILLWATER, Okla., Ben Kiner of Mendota was one of 6,368 students named to the 2015 fall semester honor rolls at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater.
A 2011 graduate of Mendota High School, Kiner is enrolled in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources at OSU where he is majoring in agribusiness.


Carl’s Quiz

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 3rd, 2016
In a recent survey of college students, what percent said they preferred print textbooks over ebooks?

The answer to last week's quiz is: On Jan. 27, 1926, the first television was demonstrated publicly by Scottish inventor John Logie Baird.

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