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The National Barbecue Association (NBBQA) has announced that local product, Harold’s Hog Wash, was among the top winners in this year’s Awards of Excellence competition, earning fourth place in the Mustard Mild category. The award was announced at the organization’s annual conference held March 5-9 in San Marcos, Texas. “BBQ enthusiasts from all over the country come here to measure their products against their peers,” said Roy Slicker, association president.
(From left) Brooke Grubb presents District Attorney General Robert Carter with the Patriotic Employer Award for his support of the National Guard and Reserve. Also pictured is John Basinger, a member of the Tennessee Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Committee. Grubb, a lieutenant colonel in the Guard, serves as the operations officer for Headquarters 30th Troop Command. ~ Staff photo by Lucy Williams
Fayetteville Public Utilities will be closed for Good Friday, April 18. Anyone who needs emergency utility assistance should call FPU at 433-1522. Dispatchers will be on duty to offer assistance.
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Juan M. Garcia announced that farmers and ranchers can sign-up for disaster assistance programs, reestablished and strengthened by the 2014 Farm Bill, beginning Tuesday, April 15, 2014. “President Obama and Secretary Vilsack made it a priority to begin enrollment for these programs,” said Garcia. “For farmers and ranchers who have been awaiting disaster assistance, help is on the way.” The
Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Classes will be held in Fayetteville on April 29. This class has details about giving injections, withdrawal times, records and other food safety information for beef producers. It is also a requirement for Tennessee Ag Enhancement grants and Master Beef classes. BQA certification now lasts three years, and they all expire the same date, Nov. 1. BQA certification training in 2014 will expire Nov. 1, 2017.
Charles Jobe of Petersburg is a new member of the American Angus Association, reports Bryce Schumann, CEO of the national breed organization headquartered in Saint Joseph, Mo. The American Angus Association, with over 24,000 active adult and junior members, is the largest beef breed association in the world. Its computerized records include detailed information on more than 17 million registered Angus. The Association records ancestral information, keeps production records on
Motlow College students and area citizens are invited to attend a Career Fair on Tuesday, April 22, according to Tom Dillingham, director of career planning and extended services at Motlow. The fair will be held from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the courtyard between Simon Hall and the Forrester Student Center on the Moore County campus. In the event of inclement weather, the fair will be moved inside the