As harvest starts, now is the perfect time to remind everyone to be on the lookout for slow moving vehicles. We are all guilty of getting caught up in the moment and hurrying here or there. The slower the vehicle in front of you, the less patience you have and the faster you want to go. Trust me, as I am often that person. However, when it comes to our farmers on the road, somehow I have more patience, as I know that with their big equipment I will not win and possibly not survive.
Farm implements are large machines. The closer you follow them, the harder it is for them to see you. Sometimes they even take up two lanes which makes it harder to pass. You also need to be aware of any reason they may need to move over and take over more of the other lane. Farm equipment also make big wide turns. When they are pulling to the side of the road, do not assume they are pulling over to allow you to pass, they may just be preparing to turn. Also pay close attention to the turn signals, especially before passing.
Farm tractors typically only move at top speeds of 15 to 20 mph so it is easy to catch up to them rather quickly. Watch out for the SMV symbol on the back of vehicles and be sure to start slowing down.
If you have not paid your 2013-2014 membership dues yet, you have until October 1 to pay them before the $10 late fee takes effect. You can pay your dues by mailing a check to our office, or we do have the capability of taking debit and credit cards over the phone.
This year we are again offering a free family portrait to Carroll County Farm Bureau members. Katie Lynn Photography will be taking pictures here at the office on Saturday, November 2 and Sunday, November 3. The hours on Saturday and Sunday will be from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. As an expression of our appreciation for your participation and membership in your organization, we have made arrangements to provide you with … a FREE 8” x 10” full color portrait of your family.
Call our office at 815-244-3001 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday to reserve your sitting. Appointments are limited to a first-come, first-serve basis, so please call today.
This program is limited to one (1) FREE portrait per sitting, one (1) sitting per family, not per membership. Children under 18 must be accompanied by adult in the free portrait. You may wish to invite GRANDPARENTS, PARENTS, and CHILDREN for a generation portrait.
We just received our fall/holiday candle scents in. While some of our customer favorites are no longer available, BeanPod did come out with some great new scents to replace them. For instance we now have spiced caramel cookie and roasted chestnuts. Stop by today to get your favorite scent before they are gone.
Farm Bureau Classifieds
Carroll County Farm Bureau members can place up to two (2) free classified ads per week, with a limit of 250 characters per ad (not including spaces). Ads are limited to personal or farm items for sale/wanted to buy, or farm labor or services available or wanted. No ads for the sale or rental of real estate, garage sales, or commercial businesses will be accepted. To place an ad, call the Farm Bureau office at 815- 244-3001 by 4 p.m. Thursday to get your ad in the following week’s paper.
FS: G.E. 14.7 cubic feet chest freezer. Good shape and runs great. Call 815-590-7234 and leave a message. $100 or best offer.
FS: California king free float water bed. Complete. Good shape. New mattress and heater in 2012. Call 815-590-7234 and leave a message. $100 or best offer.
FS: TV-multi media unit. 50 x 47 x 19. Oak look. Call 815-590-7234 and leave a message. $50 or best offer.
FS: 28” Sony Trinitron TV. Works great. Call 815-590-7234 and leave a message. $50 or best offer
FS: Sunflower 15 shank chisel plow, hydraulic front disc blades, heavy drag, new points, $4500, 815-541-9610
FS: 12x16 round top shelter, good condition, $125. Hay rack running gear, AC orange, $80. Ladder rack off of ’85 ford, $40. 14’ hog gate good condition, $35. 815-273-7078
FS: 3hp 3450 rpm electric motor 815-864-2572
Tractor, International 300 Utiltity, 1420 hrs. loader w/snow bucket, chains, 3pt. quick-tach, fluid in rear tires, owners manual, new rear tire others like new always stored inside. $4000.00 firm 815-493-1023 or 815-632-8965
FS: Corn stalk bundles and Pumpkins $5 per corn stalk bundle $3 to $8 per pumpkin. Will deliver to Mt Carroll/Savanna/Lanark. Contact John McConnel 815 244-4005.
Looking for pasture to rent for 2014 around the Lanark area. Also looking for good used calf hutches. Call 815-244-9761.
FS: 2 wheel trailer 5 ft by 10 ft with 26 in deep bed, w/spare tire and wheel $200, Electric bass guitar w/soft case, new condition, $175, Estate electric clothes dryer, gently used, near new condition, $75, Crate guitar amplifier has 2 channels w/reverb, $175, 815-757-3778
FS: Rural Mailbox, $20. Large Christmas lights – 20 strings, 100’s of extra bulbs $5. Gas weed eater and 2 extra spools of line $25. Craftsman lawn mower 6 speed, 42 inch cut, with trailer $225. 815-493-9981
FS: Big round bales 1St 2nd 3rd crop. Stored inside, no rain. Feed value reports available. 815-244-9223
FS: Cortland apples. $10/bushel. 815-225-7510
FS: 300 gallon fuel tank on stand with hose and filter. 815-864-2572
FS: Jug Model 202 livestock waterer. $350. 815-244-9610
FS: 1981 IH 1420 combine with a 1044 corn head and 820 grain head. 3100 hours. $6400. 815-244-9610