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Help Fill The Semi For Adlee Barajas
Adlee is the daughter of Rob & Alissa (Adolph) Barajas of Morrison, and the granddaughter of Rob & Sue Barajas of Milledgeville, and Tim & Ellen Adolph of Chadwick. She has a younger sister, Harper. In early December 2014, a few days after her 2nd birthday, Adlee was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, or ALL.

After numerous rounds of chemo, trips to Iowa City, and hospital stays for illness, little Miss Adlee is in remission! However, she still has a long road ahead of her with maintenance chemo, spinal taps, bone marrow aspirations, frequent tests and procedures to monitor response to treatment, and potential hospital stays for illness. Funds raised will be used for medical bills, medications, and hospital stays.

We are asking you farmers out there to help the Barajas & Adolph family, donate as little or as much corn as you wish! We will bring the Truck you decide how much or if you prefer have Brian at Balk Grain deduct a portion from your settlement sheet.

If you wish to help Adlee, Please Call Jackie Imel (815) 499-7807 or Balk Trucking (815) 259-4000 to set up a pick up time, Middle to Late May.


  High Low Last Chg
May 379'4 376'6 378'6 2'4
Jul 387'2 384'4 386'6 2'4
Sep 394'6 392'4 394'2 2'2
Dec 403'6 401'0 403'0 2'2
Mar 413'0 411'2 412'6 2'6
May 417'2
  High Low Last Chg
May 983'4 972'6 983'2 10'0
Jul 988'0 977'4 987'6 10'0
Aug 987'4 977'2 986'4 9'2
Sep 973'4 964'2 973'2 9'0
Nov 964'0 955'0 963'4 8'2
Jan 968'2 960'4 967'0 7'0
  High Low Last Chg
May 517'2 512'6 516'4 4'6
Jul 519'0 515'0 518'4 4'4
Sep 527'0 523'6 527'0 4'4
Dec 541'2 538'0 540'4 3'2
Mar 553'0 553'0 553'0 2'0
May 560'0 560'0 560'0 2'0
  High Low Last Chg
Apr 220.000 217.625 218.275 - 0.500
May 218.800 216.350 216.900 - 0.550
Aug 219.975 217.725 218.000 - 0.625
  High Low Last Chg
Apr 162.650 161.250 161.750 - 1.175
Jun 153.600 152.175 152.700 - 0.650
Aug 150.750 149.375 149.825 - 0.775

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