Community briefs 01/05/04

Monday, January 5, 2004

Women in agriculture group meets Thursday

The next meeting of Scott County Women in Agriculture will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at the USDA Office, Highway 77, Benton, Mo. Della Hubbard of Farm Credit Services will speak on crop insurance. For more information, call Kay Dover at the USDA Center at (573) 545-9027. The organization's goal is to educate others about agriculture.

Cape library starting winter reading program

The annual winter reading program at the Cape Girardeau Public Library begins Jan. 12 and continues until March 13. The theme for 2004 is "Read With Someone Every Day." Children of all ages can earn prizes as they find new and exciting ways to read. On registration, participants will receive a bookbag, activity book and bookmark. In addition to completing a game board, which requires a total reading time of 450 minutes (about 7 1/2 hours), by the end of the program, participants can earn bonus prizes by checking out books from the Cape Girardeau Public Library. The program is made possible in part by donations from the Eagles Aerie 3775.

Library offering snow program for children

The Cape Girardeau Public Library's program "Winter Wonderland" begins at 3:30 p.m. Jan. 22 for children in first through third grades. Registration is preferred. Stories, crafts and hot chocolate will be available. Participants should bring boots if snow is on the ground.

-- From staff reports

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