PC DART TRAINING SCHEDULED
The University of Illinois Extension and Dairy Lab Services will offer PC DART training for local dairy producers, Thursday, December 17 at the Extension office in Greenville. A session for the novice user is scheduled from 10:00 a.m. until noon. The afternoon session, from 12:30 - 3:00 p.m. will be for the more advanced operations of the program. There is a $5.00 registration fee per session to cover program costs. To register, call the Extension office at 664-3665.
MANNIE JACKSON ONE OF SIX TO RECEIVE THE ORDER OF LINCOLN
Five world-famous individuals and one organization will become Laureates of the Lincoln Academy of Illinois and receive The Order of Lincoln, the highest honor for outstanding achievement the state can bestow to those who were born or have achieved renown in Illinois. One of the recipients is Mannie Jackson, owner of the Harlem Globetrotters, who grew up in Edwardsville. Jackson earned the title of Illinois' "Mr. Basketball." He was the first African American All-American and captain of the University of Illinois basketball team. Jackson is a charter member of the Illinois Basketball Hall of Fame, a former player with the Harlem Globetrotters, member of the National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame, and chairs the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. Jackson will receive the Order of Lincoln Medallion at a special ceremony Saturday, April 17, 2010 in Chicago.