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April 11, 2014

WISH Showcase held

MT. VERNON — — Roughly 300 people attended Thursday night's annual WISH Showcase academic fair at the Casey Middle School gym. At the event, more than 100 projects were on display on the gym floor, covering the topics of writing, invention, science and history. The projects were created by kindergarten through eighth grade students at District 80 Schools and St. Mary School, with the help of their parents. The top ten project winners were recognized at Thursday's showcase, as were the finalists and winners for the Young Author competition.

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    The Jefferson County 4-H Fair Dog and Cat Shows were held Saturday morning outside the University of Illinois Extension Office in Mt. Vernon. Thirteen dogs and seven cats were judged as part of the competition. Animals were evaluated on factors like care and handling, and obedience. The fair continues today with a Sheep Show at 8 a.m., a Swine Show at 7:30 p.m., and Farm Bureau Night from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. These events will all be held at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds behind Rend Lake College.

    4-H Fair Dog and Cat Shows

    The Jefferson County 4-H Fair Dog and Cat Shows were held Saturday morning outside the University of Illinois Extension Office in Mt. Vernon. Thirteen dogs and seven cats were judged as part of the competition. Animals were evaluated on factors like care and handling, and obedience. The fair continues today with a Sheep Show at 8 a.m., a Swine Show at 7:30 p.m., and Farm Bureau Night from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. These events will all be held at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds behind Rend Lake College.

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