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Raise your own beef

Bobbi Lindemulder from West Valley Beef in Duvall will talk about raising beef as a source of meat for family needs, or to sell, at a free workshop on Saturday.

It’s planned for 9 a.m. to noon at Loyal Heights Community Club, 4305 269th Place NE in Arlington.

Lindemulder has years of experience as a cattle producer and as a certified farm planner.

Sonny Gohrman will be on hand to discuss noxious weeds.

Register by e-mailing workshops@snohomishcd.org. For more information, call Lois Ruskell, Snohomish Conservation District, at 425-335-5634, ext 108.

The class is funded by a Department of Ecology Centennial Clean Water grant.

Fresh fruit in Oak Harbor: Oak Harbor Lions Club will sell apricots, Rainier cherries and Red Haven peaches from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. beginning Monday at the yellow trailer in the Rite-Aid parking lot, 31645 Highway 20.

Proceeds support community projects including eyeglasses and hearing aids for those in need, scholarships and Special Olympics.

The Herald wants to hear your stories from the Mountain Loop Highway.

What are your favorite hikes? Where do you like to camp? What’s the best trip you’ve been on?

Send your thoughts to reporter Simon Boas, sboas@heraldnet.com.

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