FSA cuts RI County office hours


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Originally Posted Online: March 25, 2013, 8:08 pm
Last Updated: March 25, 2013, 8:19 pm
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Beginning April 7, theRock Island County Farm Service Agency office will be open on on Wednesdays, and the Mercer County FSA office will serve as the headquarters office for Mercer and Rock Island County.

The FSA county committees in both counties will continue to serve their respective county farmers and ranchers and maintain existing county committee roles and responsibilities.

Vickie F. Schwass, executive director for Mercer County FSA, will be director for both offices.

The Rock Island County staff will be assigned to the Mercer County Office on days when the part-time office is closed.

For more information, call the Rock Island County FSA office at 309-764-5153 or the Mercer County FSA office at 309-582-5153.

Ms. Schwass can be reached at 309-5825153, ext. 105, or by email at vickie.schwass@il.usda.gov.


















 



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1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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