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Celebrate National FFA Week
From Richwood Gazette staff
The Future Farmers of America (FFA) began as a statewide group for vocational agriculture students was started in Virginia in 1917. By 1927, H. O. Sargent, a federal agent for agricultural education for African-Americans and G. W. Owens, a teacher-trainer at Virginia State College, wrote the first constitution and bylaws for the “New Farmers of Virginia.” Their constitution and bylaws helped form the constitution and bylaws of the FFA.

BIA says area needs more homes
By Mac Cordell, Marysville JT reporter
Members of the Building Industry Association (BIA) of Central Ohio met with a variety of local officials recently to discuss the growing need for housing in the area.

Chamber looks for “shining star”
Do you know someone who is always friendly, eager to please, and exhibits excellent customer service? The Union County Convention & Visitors Bureau has created the Service Star Award, a new opportunity to recognize an individual in our community who goes above and beyond the call of duty and demonstrates an outstanding spirit of hospitality, warmth and genuine kindness in serving guests. 

Homeowners can challenge property valuation
Editor’s note: The following information comes from the office of the Union County Auditor.
State-wide, property owners have until March 31 to file an appeal contesting their real property value for tax year 2018.
Note that there are several ways to file: property owners can mail their complaint form and evidence of value, as well as fax and email. But the appeal filing period ends on March 31. At that time, completed complaint forms must be inside the Union County Auditor’s Office.

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