Education & Agriculture

Eggerman Claire    Each year, the National FFA Organization honors FFA members who show the utmost dedication to the organization through their desire to develop their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.
    This year 4,262 American Degrees were awarded. Claire Eggerman, a member of the Carlyle FFA chapter, was awarded the American FFA Degree at the 91st National FFA Convention & Expo Oct. 24-27 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
    The award recognizes demonstrated ability and outstanding achievements in agricultural business, production, processing or service programs.
    To be eligible, FFA members must have earned and productively invested $10,000 through a supervised agricultural experience (SAE) program in which they start, own or hold a professional position in an existing agricultural enterprise. Recipients must also complete 50 hours of community service and demonstrate outstanding leadership abilities and civic involvement. 
    Eggerman’s SAE project included her honeybee business, Claire Bear Honey, for which she won the IL State Proficiency award for specialty animals. Eggerman has served her chapter as president, reporter and junior chapter president. She also was elected Section 21 secretary and served as Section 21 president on the Illinois state officer team. One of her FFA highlights was being selected as a member of the National FFA Chorus. Claire is a sophomore at Missouri State University in Springfield, majoring in ag commuincations.
    Each recipient of the American FFA Degree received a gold American FFA Degree key and certificate after being recognized on stage at the national convention.

Martial ArtsStudents from Blue Cottage Martial Arts in New Baden

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    Students from Blue Cottage Martial Arts in New Baden competed in the 32nd annual World Tae Kwon Do Championship held in Louisville, Kentucky on Oct. 20: (from left) Conner Hardy of Freeburg, Red Belt, placed first in Patterns, second in Breaking and first in Sparring; Dakota Parks of Trenton, Red Belt, first in Patterns, first in Breaking and second in Sparring; Shane Sauer of Germantown, 1st Degree Junior Black Belt, second in Patterns, first in Breaking and second in Sparring; Avery Huffman of New Baden, 2nd Degree Junior Black Belt, first in Patterns, first in Breaking and second in Sparring; Reagan Tanner of Highland, Recommended Junior Black Belt, second in Patterns, second in Breaking and second in Sparring. Congratulations on a job well done, competitors!

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Carlyle Lake Levels

Lake levels

Fri., Nov.  9
446.19
Sun., Nov. 11
444.05
Tues., Nov. 13
445.97

Precipitation

precipitation

Nov. 7 .02
Nov. 8 .00
Nov. 9
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Nov. 10 .01
Nov. 11 .00
Nov. 12
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Nov. 13 .02

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