Perry County was under aerial assault this week as Bigham Farms began over-seeding its wheat fields with soybeans.
Two planes – one, bi-winged version, and another that looked like it was built for aeronautical acrobats – were commissioned to conduct an agricultural version of “shock and awe” as they scooped down on the lush fields, pelting them with new seed.
BY JEFF SMYTH
If you do any driving along the highways of Southern Illinois this time of year and stop sending text messages long enough to look out the windshield, you’ll surely ask yourself the same question that continues to perplex me: Why does the turtle cross the road?
The unimaginative will say it is to “get to the shell station,” but I like to think they are playing a game of “terrapin chicken.” Whatever its motivation, when one is cowering in its shell at the centerline as cars whiz by, even a turtle’s pea-size brain realizes it has placed itself in a very dire teachable moment.
The squad for next years Pinckneyville Community HIgh School Dance Team has been selected. Sixteen girls will represent PCHS in the upcoming football, basketball and homecoming performances in addition to competitions in the Spring Semester. The PCHS Squad has taken 2nd Place Class A Kick awards for the past three years at I.D.T.A. State. The squad is coached by Rhonda Hicks and Stephen Cannedy with assistants from Tawmi Conley and Ashley Hicks.
Seniors - (Front Row) - Jordan Franklin, Macie Clark, Hayley Haggard, Taylor Bigham
Juniors - (2nd Row) - Deanne Brand, Sarah Carlson, Phoebe Smith
Sophomores - (3rd Row) - Callie Priebe, Bailey Nippe, Madison Coleman, Katie Kovic, Jordyn Weiland, Laci Zeidler
Freshmen - (4th Row) - Taryn Pabst, Kaitlyn Sweeney, Ashley Maxey