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FOTL October Book Sale bustling with shoppers at new location
Karen House
Oct. 19, 2017, 12:25 p.m.

Oct. 19, 2017 – The Friends of the Library October Book Sale is in full swing at its new location in the Exhibition Building at the Sequatchie County Fairgrounds.

With more space, volunteers are better able to display the thousands of books, CDs, DVDs, games, and other items, without having to place any under the tables, as they did at the old location in the City Training Building.

This building is just as long, but wider,” FOTL book sale organizer Lucy Szelengiewicz said as she straightened rows of books.

Turnout for the event has been very good so far, Szelengiewicz said, and quite a few people joined the FOTL at the members-only sneak preview Wednesday.

The schedule for the rest of the sale is:

  • Thursday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. CDT
  • Saturday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. CDT

Prices are very economical. A “FREE” table greets shoppers as they enter. In the main room, paperbacks are 50 cents, hardback and large-print books are $1, and books for children and youth are a quarter.

Event organizer Lucy Szelengiewicz said Thursday that the Friends of the Library October Book Sale is doing very well at its new location at the fairgrounds.

Special” items range from a book of photography titled God's Art to a boxed set of Game of Thrones, and these are individually priced for a few dollars each.

Membership in the FOTL is $5 a year for individuals and $10 for a family. Shoppers at the semiannual book sale are invited to join at the sale.

4-H "A Team" finishes fifth in state forestry judging contest
UT Extension Service
Oct. 14, 2017, 12:19 p.m.

Oct. 14, 2017 – The Sequatchie County 4-H Senior Forestry Team placed fifth statewide at the Tennessee 4-H Forestry Judging Contest in Knoxville Saturday, Oct. 7. They were among the 40 participants from 11 counties taking part in the event.

The “A Team” from Sequatchie County placed first at regional competition and finished fifth in the state in 4-H forestry judging. L-r are: Taylor Scott, Amon Rice, and Eli Hale. Photos by Sequatchie County UT Extension Service.

For the contest, participants had to identify trees, wood, insects, and diseases. They were also tested on their ability to measure standing timber to determine volume of wood, to measure an unknown distance by pacing, and as a team they developed a management plan.

Team members of Sequatchie County Team A, which placed fifth at the statewide event, were Taylor Scott, Amon Rice, and Eli Hale.

To qualify for the state contest, the teams had to first compete at the Central Region 4-H Forestry Judging Contest in late September in the Cedars of Lebanon State Park.  Eleven 4-H members from Sequatchie County took part in the event.

Senior team members from Sequatchie County were Eli Hale, Taylor Scott and Amon Rice. These three also won top individual honors. Eli Hale was the highest individual scorer, Taylor Scott second highest individual and Amon Rice third highest individual. The Senior Team was the first place team at the Regional Contest.

Sequatchie County 4-H Team Members at the Central Region 4-H Forestry judging Contest in September were (l-r): front row, Megan Foster and Malachi Lloyd; 2nd row, David Rice, G. W. Songer, and Ezra Lloyd; 3rd row, Dan Scott, Gideon Lloyd, and Casey Scott; 4th row, Eli Hale, Amon Rice and Taylor Scott.

Also, competing at the Regional Contest were junior and junior high teams. The Junior High A Team was second overall. Team members were: Daniel Scott, Casey Scott, Ezra Lloyd, and Gideon Lloyd. B Team members were Megan Foster, G.W. Songer, and David Rice. They placed sixth overall. In the individual results, Gideon Lloyd placed as fourth highest individual, Ezra Lloyd sixth highest individual, and Casey Scott ninth highest individual.

In the Junior Division, Malachi Lloyd was second highest individual scorer.

For more information about 4-H Forestry Judging, and other 4-H programs offered by the University of Tennessee Extension Sequatchie County, contact the UT Extension office at 949-2611 or stop by at 170 Church Street Dunlap, TN. You can also visit us online at http://sequatchie.tennessee.edu.

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