Illinois Farmland To Sell In Sept. 12 Murray Wise Associates Auction – Yahoo Finance

Plain Talk: Beware of those Koch brother candidates : Ct

“Taken as a whole, these three tracts make up a complete, self-contained operation. However, it may well be that an investor or someone who doesn’t need the home and storage might bid on one or both of the land tracts,” he said. The farm is located in the Allin and Dale Townships, approximately 10 miles west of Bloomington. Schum noted that the land is free of a lease contract for the 2015 growing season.
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Rats! Squirrels are after persimmons – ContraCostaTimes.com

Squirrel can be persistent.

The highest percentage of service calls fell under the category of fire department assistance, with a total of 623 calls during the first half of 2014, a 23.5% decrease over last year. Burglar alarm responses were up 15.1%, with 428 this year, compared with 372 in 2013. The first six months included 84 burglary and larceny cases, up 42.9% from last year. All traffic-related activity, including accidents and stops were up to 842 for 2014, a 26.6% increase that police attribute to the license-camera system that began operating last August. Crimes of violence, including battery and sexual offenses, rose from four cases to five during the first half of 2014. Other noteworthy stats, according to Cumming: Trespassing incidents fell by 51.8%, to 14 for January through June, from 29 during the same period in 2013 a drop that police attribute to the fence that the Colony Beach & Tennis Association erected around the vacant resort.
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Blocking the way Pruning trees away from structures and wrapping trunks with metal flashing is a big help in keeping squirrels out of trees. Most of us, however, weren’t thinking about those things when we planted our fruit trees. They almost always are too close to fences, storage sheds and houses, giving squirrels easy access to persimmons and other fruit. Sparkling things Some folks have had luck hanging Mylar strips or balloons in the trees.
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Police calls down 3.3% in first half of 2014 – The Observer Group

Their ultimate goal is to help themselves as they seek to pad their already multibillion-dollar net worth by making sure the country doesn’t fall for all this climate change nonsense. The brothers, of course, are into fossil fuels big time. So via Americans for Prosperity and similar groups with mom-and-apple-pie names they support candidates who pooh-pooh climate change and spend millions trying to defeat politicians who are worried about the future of the earth if we don’t cut down on fossil fuel pollution.
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