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Area couple owns bull listed in 2007 ‘Spring Sire Evaluation Report’

Mr. and Mrs. Joe K. Hampton, Mount Ulla own one bull listed in the 2007 “Spring Sire Evaluation Report” published by the American Angus Association in Saint Joseph, Mo.

Issued in both the spring and fall, the new report features the latest performance information available on 5,178 sires, and is accessible at www.angussiresearch .com.

“The report provides both Angus breeders and commercial cattle producers using Angus genetics with accurate, predictable selection tools for improving their herd,” says Bill Bowman, American Angus Association director of performance programs.

Expected Progeny Differences (EPDs) are generated from the performance database of the American Angus Association, which includes information submitted by nearly 10,000 Angus breeders.

Citizenship classes

Citizenship classes will be offered in Charlotte beginning Feb. 11 to help anyone planning to apply for citizenship prepare for the citizenship test and interview.

Topics to be covered include the American government, history and geography, as well as the vocabulary used during the citizenship interview and test.

The classes are conducted in English by an experienced Central Piedmont Community College instructor, and the class size is limited to 30 students.

In addition, the citizenship classes include a consultation with an immigration attorney to address the process of becoming an U.S. citizen, and concerns regarding the process of naturalization.

Each class session will meet over five consecutive Sundays, Feb. 11, 18 and 25 and March 4 and 11, for three hours each at International House, 322 Hawthorne Lane, Charlotte. Cost for the complete session is $50 and includes the course manual.

For more information, contact Jelena Giric-Held at jheld@ihclt.org or 704-333-8099.

Utility work continues

KANNAPOLIS — Utility work in downtown Kannapolis will continue this week on South Main Street between West A and West B streets.

Crews will work in the nighttime hours, closing Main Street from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.

This same block of Main Street also will close periodically during the day. All sidewalks will remain open.

The intersection of Main and West A streets was closed from 12 a.m. to noon Monday, and the intersection at West B and Main streets will be closed those same hours Wednesday.

Gas line work will continue from First Street to Bethpage Road, but all traffic lanes remain open.

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