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National Farmers Market Week proclaimed

Posted on July 31, 2014 at 5:59 am

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has declared Aug. 3 through 9, 2014, “National Farmers Market Week”. Throughout the week, USDA will celebrate our nation’s thousands of farmers markets, farmers who make them possible and the communities that host them. The declaration was made via an official proclamation signed by Secretary Vilsack. This year marks the 15th Annual National Farmers Market Week recognizing the important role that farmers markets play in the

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    Posted on July 30, 2014 at 7:59 am

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  • Pebble Creek ribbon cutting

    Posted on July 29, 2014 at 3:58 pm

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    Dan Holt is joined by family and friends, as well as the officials of the Fayetteville/Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce, as he cuts the ribbon for the new Pebble Creek Golf Club, which opened Friday to the public for golf, food and drinks. The grand opening weekend featured a variety of contests, free services and door prizes, in addition to live entertainment both Friday and Saturday nights. Pebble Creek is

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    Posted on July 29, 2014 at 3:58 pm

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    Posted on July 28, 2014 at 3:57 pm

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    Posted on July 28, 2014 at 3:57 pm

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    Posted on July 28, 2014 at 3:57 pm

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