The U.S. Department of Agriculture wants meat labels to disclose where the animal was born, raised and slaughtered. This has prompted a lawsuit by large agribusiness interests who say it would be too costly. What say you about meat labels? Please check the response that most closely reflects you view.
78% 1. – I want to know if the food I buy comes from America or from overseas, where safety rules might not be as effective as they are here. I support the labeling proposal.
3% 2. – No opinion.
19% 3. – The USDA ought to back off. This proposal would be unfair to producers because it would increase their costs. The labeling proposal is an unwarranted intrusion into free enterprise.
The third Friday Jam in Akron is 7 p.m. today at Akron Community Center.
Anyone may bring their acoustic instrument and sit in on the jam session. Snacks to share are welcomed, as are those who want to just listen.
For more information, call Karen at 574-598-2875.
A free genealogy workshop will be 6-8 p.m. Friday at the at the Fulton County Museum.
Caroline Fultz Jones will be the speaker and show her Bailey family scrapbooks.
Interested persons of all ages are welcome. Special help for members of 4-H and scouts will be available.
The VFW's Sons of the American Legion dinner and Angel Whisper Karaoke are today, not Saturday as stated in an advertisement.
The Richland Township Association board and officers meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Richland Township Hall at the Fulton County Museum.
Dinner and show
A spaghetti dinner and the Beaver Dam's Got (No) Talent Night, starts at 4:30 p.m. Saturday.
Dinner is served through 6:30 p.m. with the talent show starting at 6:45 p.m. Everyone is invited to enjoy a family night at the church.
Girl Scouts set up to sell cookies at local businesses Friday-Sunday. This week, booths are at:
Today - Kroger from 4-8 p.m. and Big R from 5-8 p.m.
Saturday - Goodwill from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Blockbuster from 5-8 p.m. and Kroger from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Sunday - Big R and Kroger from noon-4 p.m.
Akron Fish fry
Akron Lions Club sells fried fish by the pound from 4-6 p.m. Saturday, with a bake sale by the Akron Church of the Brethren.
Fulton County Coon Hunters sponsor a turkey shoot at 9 a.m. Sunday at the Coon Hunter's Club, southeast of Leiters Ford.
The Sentinel business office is closed Monday and there is no newspaper in observance of President's Day.
All city and county offices are closed, as well as the Fulton County Public Library.
A Small Business Development Center counselor will be in Rochester for free, confidential, one-hour counseling sessions on Wednesday.
Those who own or want to start a small business may make an appointment by calling Fulton Economic Development Corp., 223-3326. The counselor can help with business plans, marketing, arranging financing and growth.