March 2, 2006

Soil and Water Conservation District’s Annual Meeting Set For March 10th

The Scotland County Soil and Water Conservation District will hold its annual meeting on March 10th at the V.F.W. Hall in Memphis.

Chairman Doug Freburg will open the meeting at 11:00 a.m. with minutes of the last meeting and the financial report of the district.

Sandra Ebeling of rural Wyaconda, will give a program on birds at the meeting, so those that are interested in feeding and watching birds, be sure and be at the meeting early to hear Sandra. She will also have a display set up for everyone to enjoy.

The local FFA students will be at the meeting with their program. Winners of the essay contest will be announced. The Community Bank of Memphis will sponsor the poster contest again this year and the prizes will be presented just before the lunch hour.

The Scotland County Soil District will provide a free lunch to all who attend.

Representative Bob Behnen, who represents District 2 in the House of Representatives, will be this year’s speaker. Rep. Behnen was elected to the House in 2000. He owns and operates German Genealogy Research (GGR), a family tree research service. Rep. Behnen is an Army veteran and attended Truman State University and William Woods University. He and his family live in Kirksville. His talk will be on the 1/10th of one percent Soils & Parks Tax that will be voted on this fall and other legislative issues concerning agriculture.

The 15th Annual Clark B. Ewing Conservation Memorial of $300.00 will be given to a local landowner 50 years and under. The 2006 Supervisor election will be held and the winners announced.

Door prizes will be given out at the close of the meeting.

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