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AGRICULTURE PROGRAM

The Nassau County Farm Bureau and the Nassau County Extension Service will host a free agriculture program from 8:30 a.m. to noon Dec. 17 at the extension service on U.S. 1 just north of Callahan.

Students currently enrolled in home education can attend and learn about the importance of agriculture and learn about where food comes from.

Activities will help children learn different aspects of agriculture and how they relate to the economy, environment, health and the overall quality of life.

Space is limited, and reservations are required. For more information, or to make a reservation, call 879-3498 or 879-1019.

PRESCHOOL SIGN-UP

The Amelia Island Parent Cooperative Preschool is now accepting registration for children ages 2, 3, and 4 for the spring semester.

The school in the historic downtown district brings parents, teachers and students together in the classroom. Parents work occasionally as aides to the classroom teachers. Classes meet from 9 a.m. until noon. The 2-year-olds meet twice a week, the 3-year-olds three times a week, and the 4-year-olds four times a week.

For more information, call 261-1161.

PATRIOTIC CONTESTS

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10095 and its Ladies Auxiliary have begun several contests for students in western Nassau County.

The Young American Creative Patriotic Art contest is open to students in ninth through 12th grades. Winners will receive a ribbon and $25 for first prize, $15 for second and $10 for third.

On the national level, there are $10,000 scholarships for first, $5,000 for second and $2,500 for third. The first-place winner also will receive a paid trip to the 2003 VFW and Auxiliary National Community Service Conference in Washington.

The first-place art will be unveiled at the conference and featured on the cover of the Ladies Auxiliary VFW magazine, which has a circulation of more than 700,000, and on the auxiliary's Web site. …