APRIL IS GRANGE MONTH!!!
Welcome to April and Spring
Just got home from Alabama and realized April is here.
This will be short and sweet.
April 4th, election day. Make your voice heard!
April 9th is our Spring Roast Beef dinner. We need your help. For those working in the dining room, time of arrival should be 10:30am. For those working in the kitchen, time of arrival should be around 9. There will be a bake sale, so please furnish something if possible. Serving starts shortly after 11 close to 11:15 because I like to get started so I can get done.
April 8th the hall will be open by 8:00am for setting of the dining room, preparing salads and all the other preparation needed.
NOTICE and CHALLENGE:
One of our new members who is a member of 4-H has a goal to provide back packs for kids. I suggested that our members, those willing, bring a back pack to the dinner, to show our support for those in need as well as Flora Grange’s variety of community service work. Contact me or Serenity at 815-981-1619 for more information.
April 11th will be our regular meeting. Serving committee will be Jeff and Penny Beres and Jim and Val Langendorf. Hope to see you there.
Shortly after that date you will hopefully see tractors and planters moving in the fields and up and down the roads.
Spotting slow-moving vehicles
Spotting a slow-moving farm vehicle is easy, says, Anderson. Just look for the slow-moving vehicle (SMV) sign, a reflective bright orange triangle trimmed in red on the rear of farm vehicles.
The SMV emblem is meant to warn motorists of a vehicle that is moving at slower than normal speeds or presents other hazards, and to approach with caution. The sign is required, by law, on all implements of husbandry, including tractors, combines, and other harvest equipment, said Anderson.
Unfortunately, the SMV emblem meaning is lost on many motorists because of its misuse by the public. SMV signs, which are widely available at retailers unlike most official traffic markers, are frequently used illegally as driveway markers or for other reflective or decorative purposes.
The only legal use of an SMV emblem is to mark an implement of husbandry, farm tractor, special mobile vehicle or a vehicle with a maximum designed speed of 25 mph.
“That means if you’re using an SMV sign to mark your driveway stop the practice immediately,” advised Anderson. “You’ll not only bring yourself in compliance with the law, but you’ll be doing your part to promote traffic safety.”
I think this is enough for now, Just wanted to remind you of the dinner and meeting and inform you of the challenge.
Stay safe. Laurel