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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1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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