Read it Again: Week of Dec. 20, 2001.

80 years ago this week. W.P. Wespeaker of North Mantua has installed electric lights in his hen houses and an automatic system that switches the lights on at 5 a.m., so his layers are up and going almost as early as in the summer.

For Sale: 123-acre farm; good buildings, large orchard, flowing well at house, water piped to barn, good markets; $75 per acre; J.A. Denney, R. 5, Warren, Ohio.

50 years ago this week. A Health Institute for Columbiana and Mahoning county women will be held in the Memorial Building in Salem during the same hours men of the two counties will be attending the annual Dairy Institute across the street at the Masonic Temple. The morning speaker will be Dr. Harry Wain of Mansfield who will have as his topic “Principles and Practices in Good Sanitation.” Typical questions that might arise are: what can be done about dumping garbage and rubbish along the highway, how can we know whether water is safe for drinking, what is the sanitary code and why have one, and what are some of the factors in good home sanitation. Sanitarians from both counties will be present to answer questions.

25 years ago this week. More than 2,300 members of Farmland Industries cooperative voted to merge assets with Far-Mar-Co., a 604-member farm co-op. One of the objects of the merger was to gain strength in the marketing of grain.

“Farmers are beginning to realize, by increased farm size and production, it’s going to take size to make sales,” said George Voth, Far-Mar-Co executive vice president, of the merger decision.

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