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National FFA Convention October $0 - Novmblr Z, 200Z Succe. Lottsvtlle From The Cape Gazette's Traveler Series* Submitted photo Mollie Stevenson and Bob Lawson recently participated in the National FFA Convention in Louisville, Ky. Local agriscience students prepare for future success Mollie Stevenson, a member of the Sussex Central FFA chapter of Georgetown, competed in the Na- tional FFA Agriscience Fair pro- gram, held during the 75th nation- al FFA Convention Oct. 30-Nov. 2, in Louisville, Ky. Participants from 52 associations defended their projects against other entries for judging in 30 division. Stevenson's project, Faction in Action; All About Soil Com- paction, was on display at the con- vention in the National FFA Agri- science Fair area of the FFA Ca- reer Show. Categories for the competition were biochemistry/ microbiology/food science; botany; engineering; environmen- tal science and zoology. The four divisions divide students in grades 7-12. Each winning participant re- ceived either a cash award or a scholarship. The agriscience fair program is sponsored by Ford Motor Compa- ny Fund as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. It is one of many ways FFA combines classroom teaching and hands-on learning to prepare youth for fu- ture success. FFA is a national youth o rgani_-_ zation of more than 450,000 stu- dent members preparing for lead- ership and careers in the science, business and technology of agri- culture with 7,038 local chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Soybean harvest continues in Delaware With 5.1 days suitable for field work, Delaware farmers were able to harvest soybeans for the better part of a week. Soybeans are 56 percent harvested, progressing 16 percent from the previous week and up 23 percent from two weeks ago. Despite this advancement, soy- bean harvest is 43 percent behind last year, and 35 percent behind the 5-year average. Continued dry weather is needed to catch soy- bean harvest up. All three Delaware counties re- ceived above normal amounts of precipitation for November. New Castle County received 4.8 inches of rain, 1.4 inches more than normal. Sussex County re- ceived 5.4 inches, 2 inches above normal. Kent County received the most precipitation, 5.9 inches, 2.5 inch- es above normal. Holiday greens workshops at Center for Horticulture The Deiaware Center for Horti- culture will host a holiday greens workshop from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 11. Using fresh greens and a wide variety of dried flowers, seeds and fruits, participants will fashion these materials into a holiday de- sign. Bring pruning shears, wire cut- ters and gloves. The cost is $25 for members and $35 for non- members. Children ages 5 to l0 years old will learn the basic principles of flower arranging while making a beautiful holiday table centerpiece from 10:30 a.m. to noon, Satur- day, Dec. 21, at the Delaware Center for Horticulture in Wilm- ington. Space is limited and reserva- tions are required by Dec. 15 by calling the Center at 302-658- 6262. The cost for members is $8 and for nonmembers, $14. For more information about ei- ther workshop, call 302-658- 6262. CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, Dee. 6 - Dec. 12, 2002 - 63 Cape Gazette and assault vehicle on Iwo Jima Standing in front of Mt. Suribachi, an extinct volcano, Sgt. Nick Imperial of Rehoboth Beach and fellow marines take a break with Nick's Cape Gazette and an amphibious assault vehicle on the Japanese island of Iwo Jima. Nick and his friends are part of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, Battalion Landing Team 3/5, K Company, AAU Platoon. Iwo Jima, the largest and most important of the Volcano Islands, was the site of a Japanese air base in World War Two and was captured by the US Marines at great cost in fighting during February and March of 1945. These Marines also participated in Exercises Balikitan in the Phillipines, Foul Eagle in South Korea, and Cobra Gold in Thailand while deploying out of Okinawa, Japan. afro Cruising out of Baltimore Pierce and Louise Houchard of Georgetown recently enjoyed a 10-day cruise aboard the celebrity cruise ship Galaxy. The cruise departed from Baltimore, Md. "We had perfect weather, enjoyed great food, shopping, great beaches and snorkeling in the crystal clear waters of the Bahamas. After two days of cruising, our first stop was Key West. We then headed for Cozmel in Mexico, Belize City, Coco Cay and Nassau. 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