Community digest 12/31/07

Monday, December 31, 2007

NARFE chapter to meet Jan. 8 in Perryville

PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- The National Association of Retired and Current Federal Employees (NARFE) Chapter 1237 will meet at noon Jan. 8 at Ponderosa Steakhouse in Perryville. Current and retired federal employees in Perry, Ste. Genevieve and Cape Girardeau counties are encouraged to attend. There will be a 50/50 drawing. The speaker for the meeting will be a representative from Blue Cross/Blue Shield. For more information, call 573-547-4249.

Teens taking trip to see wintering bald eagles

The Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center Racers, a group of 12- to 17-year-olds, will visit Mingo National Wildlife Refuge and Duck Creek Conservation Area near Puxico, Mo., from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 13 for a view of wintering bald eagles. Permission slips and registration are required. Transporation will be provided. For more information, call 290-5218.

Farmers market workshop scheduled

On Feb. 27 the Missouri Department of Agriculture and the Missouri Farmers' Market Association and AgriMissouri will hold a workshop on promoting farmers markets at Cape Girardeau County Extension in Jackson. The workshops will be held in five counties across the state. For more information or registration forms, call Lane McConnell at 573-751-4339 or e-mail

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-- From staff reports

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