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Carroll County Farm Bureau At a Glance: Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017

Those who must file the UCR, ... FYI!

The Unified Carrier Registration Board of Directors has announced that the start of the 2018 registration period will be postponed until further notice. They’re still awaiting completion of the rulemaking process for 2018 fees by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

The UCR board is recommending that the enforcement period for 2018 compliance not begin until 90 days after the final rulemaking is published. That decision could be up to the individual participating states, but we anticipate they’ll follow the UCR board recommendation.

The board’s announcement noted that, “Until further notice, please do not submit any carrier fees or forms for the 2018 registration year (online or paper forms). If received prior to the final rulemaking, your fees and forms will be returned.”

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Ready for some family fun? The 2018 Northern Illinois Farm Bureau Bowling Tournament will begin with registration at 1 p.m. and the tournament will begin at 2 Saturday, Jan. 20, at Forest Hills Lanes in Rockford. The tournament will consist of the following men and women divisions: Under 12 with bumpers; Under 12 without bumpers; Young Adult 12-18; Young Adult 19-35; Adult 36-54; Senior 55-64; and Senior 65-plus.

Awards will be presented for high score individual in each division as well as high score in the Child (under 12) and Adult (12-plus) divisions.

Reservations are due to our office Wednesday, Jan. 17 The cost per bowler will be $14 (children under 12 will be $12) with free shoe rental. (The registration fee will be collected at the bowling alley.)

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The holidays are a blink away, it seems! While it is the time for giving, we have a box at our office where donations can be dropped off for Toys for Tots. They are accepting new unwrapped toys or cash donations.

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We are offering a trip to the Caterpillar Visitors Center and Museum on Wednesday, Feb. 7. The bus will leave the Eastland High School parking lot at 7 a.m. and the Rock Falls Community Building parking lot at 7:45 a.m. We will head to Peoria to tour the Caterpillar Visitors Center and Museum. We hope to be back around 4 p.m. Cost is $30, and includes transportation and admission into the visitors center. Contact our office to sign up, or print off a registration form on our website at www.carrollcfb.org.

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If you have not preordered your holiday nuts and candies, orders are due Nov. 15! We do have some in hand currently, and will place another order.

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