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VOL. 8 NO. 23

Thursday, December 26, 2013

New Year’s Day 2014 is just around the corner! Helen Murphy of Brandy’s Hallmark Store in downtown Princeton shows off the 2014 calendars, which will be flying off shelves once the new calendar year rolls in. Area celebrations will be taking place Tuesday evening as family and families gather to help ring in the New Year. As always, police encourage everyone to play it safe and not drink and drive; have a designated driver on hand if needed; limit the use of cellphones while driving; and always buckle up. BCR photo/Goldie Currie

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Your hometown beat Meeting Calendar No meetings scheduled Auction Calendar Dec. 28 – Machinery consignment auction, tractors, tillage, combine heads, wagons, trucks, trailers, etc., 9 a.m., 401 W. Main St. (The Shed), Wyanet, Rediger Auction Service, auctioneers. Dec. 30 - Jan. 1–3 — New Year’s holiday estate auction, automobile, furniture, stoneware, primitives, antiques, duck decoys, hunting, firearms, coins, 10 a.m., 1635 N. Main St. (Tumbleson Auction Center), Princeton, Tumbleson Auction Co., auctioneers.

Seeking Sources Old Man Winter has us shivering, but a good pot of soup or stew is sure to take off the seasonal chill. Casseroles offer the same trick, as do great pasta, rice and other comfort food to soothe our cold souls. Recipe columnist Judy Dyke would like to feature one or more of your recipes in an upcoming edition of the Bureau County Journal. Send your recipes to her at judyd2313@frontier.com. You can also mail them to her attention at the BCR, P.O. Box 340, Princeton, IL 61356. ••• Illinois Valley Living appreciates your feature story ideas for upcoming editions of this popular quarterly magazine. Email your suggestions to Illinois Valley Living Editor Terri Simon at tsimon@bcrnews.com. Please write “Illinois Valley Living story” in the subject line. ••• The Bureau County Republican is anxious to see your vacation photos. When you’re packing your suitcase for an upcoming excursion, remember to pack a copy of the BCR too. When you get to your destination, have someone take a photo of you holding the newspaper. It’s always fun if you can stand in front of a landmark or something interesting at your destination. When you get home, email the photo and some information about your trip to BCR Associate Editor Rita Roberts at rroberts@bcrnews.com. Make sure you tell us who is in the photo and where your photo was taken. We’ll be happy to show your friends, family and neighbors where you went on your most recent vacation. Where in the World is the BCR? Hopefully, it’s in your suitcase and ready to go on a fun-filled journey, filled with memory-making moments. ••• The BCR welcomes your story ideas and news tips. If you have an idea for a story, we’d love to hear it. Call 815-875-4461, ext. 229. ••• Has your farm received Centennial or Sesquicentennial Farm designation from the Illinois Department of Agriculture within the last few years? If so, give BCR Staff Writer Donna Barker a call at 815875-4461, ext. 244. Not many people can trace their roots back so far on the same piece of land, and we enjoy telling your stories. ••• Do you have an old photograph you’d like other BCR readers to see? We’d like to share your old photographs with other BCR readers. Email your photos to BCR Copy Editor Sarah Maxwell at smaxwell@ bcrnews.com. You can also stop by our office with your photos. The BCR is located at 800 Ace Road, Princeton. Call Maxwell at 815-875-4461, ext. 228, with questions. •••

Give but give wisely Avoid holiday charity rip-offs The holidays are a popular time for consumers to help others in need by donating to a charity. The Better Business Bureau (BBB) offers a free published listing of more than 400 reports on charities in Chicago and Northern Illinois. “Consumers can maximize the impact of their holiday charity donation by avoiding many common giving mistakes,” said Steve J. Bernas, president/ CEO of the Better Business Bureau serving Chicago and Northern Illinois. “Before making a donation, smart donors take a careful look at the charity’s finances, programs and governance and how they operate.” The BBB’s Charitable Review Program is designed to empower donors to make wise giving decisions and encourage local charitable organizations to accept the responsibility of self regulation by adhering to a set of 20 charity standards. They promote public accountability, responsible use of funds, proper solicitation and governance practices.   The BBB recommends consumers follow these tips when donating to a charity this holiday season: • Do not be influenced by high-pressure or emo-

tional appeals. Giving on the spot is never necessary, no matter how hard a telemarketer or door-to-door solicitor pushes it. The charity that needs your money today will welcome it just as much tomorrow. • Make sure you know the charity’s correct identity. With so many charities in existence, their names can blur in a donor’s mind and similar-sounding organizations are common. Be sure you know which charity you’re supporting and that it’s not a case of mistaken identity. • Do not assume charities can use donated household items and clothing. Worn out, unusable or unwanted donated goods cost charities millions of dollars each year because the organization has to bear the cost of discarding the unacceptable donation. If you have questions about an item’s acceptability, call the charity and ask. • “Low overhead” expenses should not be the only factor you consider. How much money a charity spends on the actual cause as compared to how much goes toward fundraising and administration is an important factor, but it’s not the whole story. A charity with impressive financial ratios could have other significant problems such as insufficient transparency, inadequate board activity and inaccurate appeals. • Do not give cash. If you contribute, write out a check to the charity, not to an individual or third party that might be collecting the donation. For more consumer tips, visit www.bbb.org.

Have fun keeping kids healthy during winter break

Winter break is a time when parents may be challenged to occupy their children in ways that are more stimulating than simply having them watch TV and play video games. TOPS Club, Inc.® (Take Off Pounds Sensibly®), the nonprofit weight-loss support organization, has developed a list of strategies to guide parents in keeping kids focused on health, while still having fun during their vacation from school. • Share a day of winter sports with your children – Introduce your children to a new winter sport or share a familiar one the whole family enjoys. There are many outdoor activities that are popular in the winter months. You can go ice skating, snow boarding, skiing or snowshoeing, just to name a few. • Walk in a winter wonderland – After dinner one night, take the kids on a tour of their neighborhood and look at the unique way your neighbors have decorated their homes for the holidays. Often we take those beautiful sites for granted, when driving by quickly in our cars. • Make exercise a family fun event – Turn on an exercise DVD or your favorite upbeat music and

exercise with your children. Older kids can be encouraged to use exercise equipment like a treadmill or join you in your own exercise routine. You could also just dance. Many of today’s most popular workouts that are effective in burning calories incorporate dance moves. No one said exercise can’t be fun or a family activity. Spend time at the museum – When it’s too cold for outdoor activities, but you and the kids really need to get out of the house, a museum is an enjoyable and educational way to incorporate learning and the basic exercise of walking. Become a healthy eating role model – Mom, Dad, big brother and even Grandma can model good eating behaviors. Introduce new and exotic fruits to kids like kiwi or propose a healthier alternative to ice cream, such as trying fruit yogurt for dessert one evening. Parents should be open to trying new foods, themselves. Showing your children that it’s fun to experiment with meals and food choices is a great example. Don’t push food on your kids – The more you force a child to eat a certain food, the less he or she will like it. You should still offer your

children different foods to try, but don’t force kids to clean their plate. One way to empower your kids and expose them to new foods is to offer them a choice. Parents could say, “We are going to add a new vegetable to the dinner plate,” and let the kids choose which of three equally healthy choices they want to try. Make a game of trying new and healthy food choices – see if the kids can guess what they’re eating and be prepared to share interesting information about it once they do. Avoid becoming too strict – While it’s good to get rid of junk food, don’t turn into “the food police,” or forbid kids to eat certain foods because that just makes them want it more. Allow special treats within reason. Calling the snack a “special treat” reinforces the idea that certain foods are not everyday items.   Schedule a day of cooking with your children – Cooking with your www.ed kids teaches them valuable skills and also gives them precious time with you. Have smaller children help you measure, stir dry ingredients, and count out ingredients with you. Allow older children to do things under your New Year’s isthemselves a time to reflect on the year Itsupervision is also a time to set goals for the future, Source: TOPS Club, Inc. Edward Jones can help you do just that. W

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All about you Birthdays • Justin Fundell

Dec. 26 • Kathy Janssen

Dec. 30 • Doris Wilcox • Jason Hildebrand

Dec. 27 • James Todd • Sharon Dale • Cindy Miller • Larry Klein • Christie Schmidt • Paul Bauer Dec. 28 • Mike Burgess • Rodger Hansen • Gary Reed • Brenda Linder • Audra Eve Ackerman • Ben Huber Dec. 29 • Nell West

Dec. 31 • Rhonda Griffin • Jodi Piacenti • Denny Elliott • Lynda Joiner • Brandon T. Endsley • Lorrie Foster • Katherine Johnson • Lukas Burger Jan. 1 • Austin Skaggs • Sherri Parker • Rhonda Jannie • Carl Pacunas

Births Bray — Tanya Bray of Peru, son, Dec. 13. Caracheo — Jose and Minnie Caracheo of Spring Valley, son, Dec. 10. Freeman — Stephen Freeman and Macy Manahan of Peru, son, Dec. 12. Lowery — David and Katie Lowery of Peru, son, Dec. 11. O’Hagan — Robert and Brittany (McIntire) O’Hagan of Sun Prairie, Wis., son, Dec. 15. Rynkewicz — Ryan and Amy (Knauf) Rynkewicz of Peru, son, Dec. 16. Trumpinski — Nathan Trumpinski and Lauren Baltikauski of Spring Valley, daughter, Dec. 8.

Death Notices Bosi — Kathy L. Bosi, 60, of Cherry, Dec. 18. Maddy — John Mark Maddy, 63, of Ghent, Ky., Dec. 13. Shettel — Caryl Catherine Shettel, 92, of Princeton, Dec. 16.

‘Teens Need Teens’ peer support group SPRING VALLEY — St. Margaret’s Health is now offering a “Teens Need Teens” peer support grief group. The next meeting will be from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Jan. 8 in the hospital’s First Floor Presentation Room. This is a free program coordinated by a trained, licensed clinical social worker to help the teen put their feelings into words, work through their grief, build a stronger sense of self esteem, and begin to accept what has taken place in the family. If your child is struggling through a painful loss experience, this will be an opportunity for them to share within a confidential, small group of peers what they are experiencing together. For more information, call Jennifer at 815-6641638.

Babysitting clinic SPRING VALLEY — St. Margaret’s Hospital will host a babysitting clinic on Jan. 3. Participants can learn how to be a better babysitter and earn a Certificate in Babysitting.  Instruction on General Safety, Basic CPR and Basic First Aid will be offered. This program will be held in St. Margaret’s First Floor Presentation Room from 9 a.m. to noon. The fee for this course is $20, which includes breakfast. This program is for ages 12 and older. To register, call 815-664-1486.

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Calendar New Year’s Eve bash KEWANEE — The Flemish American Club, 313 N. Burr Blvd., Kewanee, will hold a New Year’s Eve bash from 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31 to 12:15 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 1. Music for dancing and enjoyment will be provided by Jim Blucker and Ivory Plus. The cost is $10 for members and $12.50 for non-members. Ticket includes sandwiches and snacks. There will be a cash bar. For more information, call Mark at 309-853-1891.

First day hike UTICA — Starved Rock State Park will hold an America’s State Park’s First Day Hike at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 1. The hike will start at the Starved Rock Visitor Center, and the hike is free.

Celebration planned PRINCETON — Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton will host a “Celebration” in its Women’s Healthcare Unit from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3. The public is invited to join them and honor all the past and current obstetrics staff and physicians as the hospital celebrates 93 years of obstetric service to the community. A special presentation will take place at 3 p.m. where staff and physicians will be recognized for their years of service and commitment to PMH and the areas they serve.

Community coffee SHEFFIELD — The First United Church of Christ in Sheffield will host its monthly community coffee from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, in the parish hall.

Weber at 815-343-4436 or weber.amy@hotmail.com. The cost is $10 per player.

Eagle watching UTICA — The Illinois Audubon Society will sponsor live eagle viewing from the top of Starved Rock Saturday, Jan. 25, and Sunday, Jan. 26. Free events are scheduled to take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days at Starved Rock Lodge, the Illinois Waterway Visitors Center and Starved Rock State Park Visitors Center. Programs headlining each day are Raptor Awareness at the Lodge and Illinois Birds of Prey at the Illinois Waterway Visitors Center. There will be exhibits by major state and local environmental groups, activities for children, presentations and bald eagle viewing. For more details about the weekend, visit the Illinois Audubon Society website at www. illinoisaudubon.org.

Agricultural apps class PRINCETON — The University of Illinois Extension will give a class on utilizing iPads more effectively for farm or agriculture-related businesses from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, at the Bureau County Extension office, 850 Thompson St., Princeton. The class is hosted by the Bureau County Farm Bureau. The class cost is $10 for members and $15 for non-members. Member fees are available for Farm Bureau members and registered 4-H volunteers. Participants are reminded to bring their iPad to the class. To register, contact the Bureau County Farm Bureau at 815-875-6468.

Legacy Girls in concert

LADD — The Legacy Girls will perform in concert from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 30, at the Ladd Grade School Gymnasium sponsored by the Ladd PRINCETON — The American Red Cross will host 125th Celebration. The Legacy Girls perform a selecthe Red Nite Out Auction and Dance at Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Ye Olde Underground Inn, South Sixth tion of music made famous by the Andrew Sisters and others during that time. Tickets are $10 purStreet, Princeton. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the live auction starts at 7:30 p.m. Music will be provided chased ahead of time and $12 purchased at the door. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact by 212. Tickets can be purchased at Sullivan’s GroSandy Galetti at 815-894-2954. Proceeds will benefit cery Store, Spring Valley City Bank, Central Bank in Princeton, Princeton Chamber of Commerce and Citi- the 2015 Ladd 125th Celebration. zens First State Bank of Walnut.

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Wild West Casino Fest DIXON — The Sauk Valley College Foundation will host a Wild West Casino Fest from 5 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at the college. The college will transform into a night of wild west fun including a chuck wagon, mini-slot corral, saloons, gold mine and jail. Western attire is encouraged. There will be casinostyle games where guests will earn chips for an opportunity to win prizes later in the evening. There will be a silent auction. Tickets are $35 per person and include $50 in chips, a light cowboy buffet and dessert and two drink tickets. Event is only for people 21 and older. Tickets can be purchased at svcc. edu, by calling 815-835-6345 or at the door.

Exhibition of artists PRINCETON — The Princeton Public Library will host its fifth exhibition of artists from Tuesday, April 1, through Saturday, April 19. This year’s show will feature various textiles, including needle arts, textiles, woodworking, paper craft, pottery and other three dimensional arts.

Wildflower pilgrimage UTICA — Starved Rock State Park will offer guided hikes to view the spring wildflowers on Saturday, April 26, and Sunday, April 27. The hikes leave from the Starved Rock Visitor Center at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. The hikes are free.

Winter Wilderness Weekend UTICA — Starved Rock State Park will offer guided hikes to see the ice falls around the park at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, and Sunday, Jan. 19. In addition to the falls, participants will be able to view eagles and the geology of the park. The hike will start at the Starved Rock Visitor Center. The hike is free.

Trivia night SENICA — Waltham Elementary School will hold a trivia, Jimmy Buffett Night, Saturday, Jan. 25, at Senica’s Oak Ridge Golf Club. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and trivia starts at 7 p.m. Raffle items include a 50-inch TV, Surface tablet and an iPad mini. There will be a 50/50, silent auction, booze raffle and more. Food concessions and a cash bar will be available. Dress in your favorite Jimmy Buffet attire. To reserve a table of six to 10 players, contact Amy

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Food court New Years Eve’s parties are soon to be starting, and there will be all kinds of goodies to be make ... and eat. Whether you celebrate with a crowd or stay home and watch the ball drop in New York City, maybe you’ll want to try a few of these new snack recipes.

BLT Dip 1 cup mayonnaise (no Miracle Whip) 1 cup sour cream 1/2 pound bacon (fried crisp) 2 medium tomatoes, diced Chopped diced onion for flavor as much or as little as you like A little garlic powder A little seasoning salt Combine ingredients. Serve with Tostados or corn chips.

Hot Beef Dip 8 ounces cream cheese 8 ounces sour cream 3 ounces chopped dried beef 2 tablespoons chopped green pepper 2 tablespoons chopped onion 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder Stir and bake 30 minutes at 375°. Serve with crackers.

Spam Cheese Log 1 small can Spam, chopped 1 8-ounce package cream cheese 1/2 cup pecans, finely chopped 2 teaspoons chopped green onions 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce Chopped parsley Combine and shape into a log. Refrigerate. Stuff celery or serve on crackers.

Party Chex Mix 6 tablespoon oleo 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 1 1/2 teaspoons seasoned salt 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon onion powder 3 cups corn Chex 3 cups rice Chex 3 cups wheat Chex 1 cup mixed nuts 1 cup pretzels 1 cup garlic bite size bagel chips Heat oven to 250°. Melt butter in large baking pan. Stir in spices, then cereal. Stir every 15 minutes. Spread on paper towels to cool. Store in air tight container.

Pizza Dip 3/4 pound bulk Italian sausage 1 small onion, chopped (1/3 cup) 2 ounces sliced pepperoni, chopped (1/2 cup) 1/4 cup ketchup 1 14-ounce jar pizza sauce 8 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese (2 cups) Cook sausage and onion until sausage is no longer pink. Drain. Stir in pepperoni, ketchup and pizza sauce. Spray slow cooker with Pam. Spoon mixture into slow cooker. Stir in cheese. Cover and cook on low for 2 to 3 hours. Stir before serving. Serve with assorted crackers.

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Judy 12 French rolls 2 cups mayonnaise Dyke 1 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded GRANDMA JUDY’S CAFE 1 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese 1 teaspoon thyme 1 tablespoon minced garlic Cut rolls in half. Mix balance of ingredients. Spread on bread halves. Bake at 350° for 3 to 4 minutes or until topping starts to brown. Remove from oven. Cut 2 cups flour in thirds. Serve with marinara sauce. 2 cups sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 sticks oleo 1 cup water 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef 4 tablespoons cocoa 1 cup chopped celery 2 eggs, unbeaten 1/2 cup chopped onion 1 teaspoon soda 1 12-ounce bottle chili sauce 1/2 cup buttermilk 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish Sift flour, sugar and salt together. In saucepan put 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce oleo, water and cocoa. Bring to a full boil and pour 1 teaspoon salt over flour and sugar mixture. Combine eggs, soda, but1/8 teaspoon pepper ter, milk and vanilla. Add to above mixture and beat 8 hamburger buns, split well. Bake on greased cookie sheet for 20 minutes in In a large skillet cook beef, celery, and onion over 350° oven. Start icing last 5 minutes that cake is bakmedium heat until meat is no longer pink. Drain and ing. transfer to a 3-quart slow cooker. Stir in chili sauce, brown sugar, relish, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Cover and cook on low for 3 to 4 hour to blend flavors. Spoon 1/2 cup on each bun. Can be easily 1 stick oleo doubled as it freezes well. 4 tablespoons cocoa 6 tablespoons milk 1 1-pound box powdered sugar 1/2 cup chopped pecans 16 to 20 cherry tomatoes 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 pound bacon, cooked and crumbled Combine oleo, cocoa and milk in saucepan over low 1/2 cup mayonnaise flame, do not boil. Remove from heat. Add powdered 1/3 cup chopped green onion sugar, pecans and vanilla. Mix well and frost cake as 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese soon as removed from oven. 2 tablespoons snipped fresh parsley Cut a thin slice off of each tomato. Scoop out pulp. If you have any recipes you would like to share Invert on paper towels to drain. In small bowl com- with our other readers, you can email them to me at bine all remaining ingredients. Mix well. Spoon into judyd2313@frontier.com or send a note to my attentomatoes. Refrigerate for several hours. Makes 16 to tion to the BCR, P.O. Box 340, Princeton, IL 61356. 20 appetizers. Have a safe and Happy New Year!

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Cheese Dip for Vegetables 1 8-ounce package cream cheese 1/3 cup Kraft French dressing 2 tablespoons ketchup Onion to taste, minced Leave cream cheese out to room temperature. Blend in balance of ingredients. Serve with any vegetables you desire.

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Entertainment ‘Connecting Threads’ art show at the Princeton Public Library PRINCETON — The Princeton Public Library will host its fifth exhibition of artists April 1-19. This year’s show will feature various textiles, including needle arts, textiles, woodworking, paper craft, pottery and other three dimensional arts. Various organizations regularly meet at the library and they wanted to feature their artistic talents along with others in our community. The theme, “Connecting Threads,” not only refers to the textile arts featured but also connecting the various artists in our community. The exhibition is open to students and adults who would like to display their projects in the library. The works can be traditional, contemporary or avant-garde. It is open to the original artists of quilting, weaving, fabric design, embroidery, needlework, knitting, crocheting, rug hooking, paper crafts, wood- working, print making, wire crafts, jewelry making, ceramics, stained glass or any other three dimensional artwork. All applicants must submit a photo of their art work with their application, that can be picked up at the library after Feb. 7. These applications must be submitted by March 7 at the latest. Each piece must be no larger than 39 inches by 6-foot-10-inches. Submissions must be by the original artist and all submissions should be appropriate for the general audience (familyfriendly). After review by the “Connecting Threads” committee, artists will be notified of acceptance into the show the week of March 14. The selected artwork will be displayed throughout the library from April 1 to April 19. For more information, contact Margaret Martinkus, mmartinkus@ princetonpl.org, or Laurie Anderson, landerson@princetonpl.org.

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Cast announced for Stage 212’s production LASALLE — Stage 212 will open its 2014 season with “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” the memorable musical comedy by William Finn and Rachel Sheinkin that showcases six quirky students (played by adults) as they compete in a spelling bee run by three equally quirky adults. Included in the cast are Megan Cullinan as Rona Lisa Peretti, Andy Decker as Douglas Panch, Doug Bartelt as Mitch Mahoney, Emily Brodzik as Olive Ostrovsky, Phil Grant as William Barfee, Christin Chamberlain as Logainne Schwartz and Grubenierre, Becky Martin as Marcy Park, Tom Bailey as Leaf Coneybear and Derek Zinke as “Chip” Tolentino. The production staff includes director Scot Smigel, producer Ellen Marincic, assistant director Kyle Foley, music director Megan Cullinan, choreographer Deana Brown, light operator Matt Boehm, sound operator Andrew Paden, and spotlight operators Jessica Gray and Yvette

Lucas. “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” will be presented Jan. 24-26 and Jan, 31-Feb. 2 at Stage 212, 700 First St., LaSalle. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Sunday matinees begin at 2 p.m. Tickets will be available to the general public for $20 each beginning Jan. 6. Box office hours are Monday, 4 to 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 1 to 4 p.m.; and Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon. Tickets may also be purchased online by visiting the Stage 212 website, www. stage212.org, or reserved over the phone with Visa, MasterCard or Discover. Call 815-2243025 for details. “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” is presented by special arrangement with Music Theater International.

PHS concert to benefit Cora Peters PRINCETON — The Princeton High School Concert Choir, along with the Vandercook College of Music Choir will host a benefit concert at 7 p.m. Jan. 19. Admission to the concert is an at-will donation. The concert is in honor of Cora Peters, a senior at Bureau Valley High School. She has been battling Stage 4 Synovial Sarcoma for several years. Recently, Cora and her family were informed there was nothing more the medical staff could do. All proceeds from the

concert will go to Cora and her family. Everyone is invited to attend.

Martin Luther Christmas service PRINCETON — St. John Lutheran Church will hold a Martin Luther Christmas service at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 29. All are welcome to attend. For more information, call 815-875-2313.

PMH will host celebration PRINCETON — Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton will host a “Celebration” in its Women’s Healthcare Unit from 2 to 4 p.m. Jan. 3. The public is invited to join them and honor all the past and current obstetrics staff and physicians as the hospital celebrates 93 years of obstetric service to the community. A special presentation will take place at 3 p.m. where staff and physicians will be recognized for their years of service and commitment to Perry and the areas they serve.

Winter Wilderness Weekend UTICA — Starved Rock State Park will offer guided hikes to see the ice falls around the park at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18 and Sunday, Jan. 19. In addition to the falls, view eagles and the geology of the park. The hike will start at the Starved Rock Visitor Center. The hike is free.

PRINCETON — Today, Thursday, Dec. 26, the library is closed. Monday, Dec. 30, the Monday Night Movie begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Matson Meeting Room and will feature a man who wishes he had never been born. An angel grants his wish and gets something in return. Tuesday, Dec. 31 and Wednesday, Jan. 1 the library is closed for the New Year’s holiday. Thursday, Jan. 2, the Creative Crafters will meet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, contact Sandra Rieker 815-879-4091. SPRING VALLEY — The Richard A. Mautino Memorial Library will be closed on Tuesday, Dec. 31 and Wednesday, Jan. 1 for the New Year’s holiday. The library is also hosting a book sale, where items are 10 cents each. The sale includes a lot of books on cassettes for the same price. WYANET — Coming up on Thursday, Jan. 9, Ron Bluemer will visit and talk about the 1950s in the Illinois Valley, beginning at 6:30 p.m. for the 2nd Thursday@the Library program. Bluemer, who is an Illinois author and Granville resident, will discuss his book, “Back to the 50s: Impact on the Illinois Valley.” Bluemer is also an Illinois historian and has written several books on gambling places, prohibition and coal mines in the Illinois Valley. Tuesday, Jan. 14, the library’s computer class will meet at 1 p.m. Dorene Stalter will be back after the holidays with all sorts of computer wisdom. Any and all are invited to come with questions and concerns about computers. TISKILWA — On Monday, Dec. 30, the Tiskilwa Public Library will host a winter break story time at 2 p.m. There will be a story, snacks and a craft for all elementary school ages. LAMOILLE — The LaMoille-Clarion Library will be closed Thursday, Dec. 26. Normal hours will resume at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 27. The library will also be closed Tuesday, Dec. 31 and Wednesday, Jan. 1. In the event of weather-related closings, an announcement will be posted on the library’s Facebook page and announced on WZOE radio. OHIO — The Ohio Public Library has revamped its Facebook page. Search “Ohio Public Library District” to like the page. Events and new items will be posted to the page. WALNUT — The Walnut Public Library will be closed Thursday, Dec. 26 and from Dec. 31 to Jan. 2. The library will resume normal hours at noon Jan. 3. MINERAL — The Mineral-Gold Public Library will be closed on Tuesday, Dec. 31 and Wednesday, Jan. 1. If you would like to include your news on our Library Corner page, send your items to Goldie Currie at gcurrie@bcrnews.com. For more information, call Currie at 815-875-4461, ext. 236.

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His teachers are Anne Badger and Elena Doubovitskaya. On Saturday’s he attends the Merit School of Music in Chicago where he studies music theory, music history, repertoire and performance. A student at Ottawa Township High School, he is involved with many clubs and organizations, including band, choir, drama, Chem Club and German Club, where he is vice president. Competition judges John Armstrong, David Lee and Frank Delo said that each contestant was a pleasure to hear and the decision was difficult. Apart from the winner, Abigail Dominis (trombone) and Marisa Mitchell (oboe) were named co-runners up. Should Simon be unable to perform with the orchestra one of two runners-up will be chosen to perform. Other competitors included Faith Sommer of Spring Valley (violin), Ellen Anderson of Peru (violin), Morgan Phillips of Lostant (violin), Joannah Cisneros of Oglesby (flute) and Victoria Hall of Malden (violin). For more information on this competition, joining the Illinois Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra or attending one of the concerts, contact Delle Peterson, business manager, at ivysorchestra@gmail.com.

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New year, new you: Five easy tips to get more fiber (BPT) — For many, the new year provides a reason to examine the changes we would like to make for a healthier life. This January will be no different for the many Americans who will think about improving their diet. Focusing on fiber intake is one important and easy modification to consider. Research has shown that fiber has a wide range of health benefits, but Americans struggle with getting their daily dose. The FDA recommends consuming 20 to 30 grams of fiber per day, but less than 3 percent of Americans actually do so. “When it’s New Year’s resolution time, most people focus on foods they should avoid to make their diets more healthful,” says registered dietitian Dawn Jackson Blatner, brand ambassador for Sunsweet Growers Inc., the world’s largest handler of dried fruits. “I love talking to people about adding fiber to the diet because it flips the typical healthy eating resolution on its head. Instead of focusing on what you can’t eat, it’s all about selecting those better-for-you foods like prunes and prune juice to add into the diet. It’s a more positive way of looking at health.” People typically associate fiber with digestive health, and fiber does play a critical role in regulating digestion. In addition to digestive health, the benefits of fiber include: • Helping to keep you feeling fuller longer, which can aid in weight manage-

ment. • Lowering cholesterol, specifically with soluble fiber found in foods like apples, oats and beans. • Reducing the risk of developing heart disease and diabetes. According to Blatner, adding fiber into the diet can be easy and flavorful with just a little planning. Ideally, she recommends choosing foods with natural fiber rather than overly processed foods with added fiber. Natural fiber sources give you the added bonus of vitamins, minerals and healthy phytochemicals. Here are Blatner’s five quick tips to increase natural fiber intake this new year: “Veggify.” Add vegetables to your omelets, sandwiches, pizza and pasta. Add veggies dipped in low-fat dressing at lunch and start dinner with a little garden salad with chopped prunes for extra flavor. Bean boost. Add beans and lentils to up your fiber intake. Add black beans to tacos, garbanzos to salads, kidney beans to stir fries, white beans to pasta dishes and lentils to ground beef before making burger patties. Fruity snack time. Onthe-go portable fruits such as apples, pears and oranges are good betweenmeal choices. Also Sunsweet Ones are individually wrapped prunes, which make it easy to toss into your purse, care or desk drawer as an easy anytime snack. Something Blatner loves is a DIY trail mix with Sunsweet’s

Plum Amazins diced dried plums. Grain swap. Whole grain toast instead of white toast for breakfast, brown rice stir fry for lunch, whole grain crackers for a snack and whole grain pasta for dinner can go a long way in helping you to achieve the daily fiber recommendation. Drink up. Fiber is not only for eating. You can also drink it. Sunsweet’s PlumSmart Light and Amazing Prune Light both provide a good source of fiber with fewer calories and sugar than regular juice.

The nation’s most deadly disease (BPT) — Few people understand just how much a threat cardiovascular disease (CVD), or heart disease, can be. Consider this: heart disease is the leading cause of death in the world. Cardiovascular disease claims more lives each year than cancer, chronic lower respiratory disease and accidents combined. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 71 million American adults (33.5 percent) have high LDL, or “bad,” cholesterol and only one out of every three adults with high LDL cholesterol has the condition under control. While heart disease is truly dangerous, in many instances the disease is preventable. You may have heard concerns over high cholesterol levels. Elevated cholesterol is among the leading risk factors for CVD. Living a healthy lifestyle that incorporates good nutrition, weight management and getting plenty of physical activity can play an important role in lowering your risk of CVD, according to the

American Heart Association. If you’re interested in reducing your risk of cardiovascular disease, these tips can help. • Move your body. Exercise not only reduces your bad cholesterol levels, it can also increase your HDL, or good cholesterol, levels. The exercise need not be strenuous to enjoy the benefit either. Get a pedometer and aim for 10,000 steps a day. A 45-minute walk can help you reach your goal. • Cut the saturated fats. Saturated fats have long been linked to high cholesterol levels. As you prepare your next meal, use canola oil or olive oil instead of vegetable oil, butter, shortening or lard. • Opt for fish. You don’t have to become a vegetarian to achieve a healthy cholesterol level; you just have to make smarter meat selections. Fish and fish oil are loaded with cholesterol-lowering omega-3 acids. The American Heart Association recommends fish as your source for omega-3s and eating fish two or three times a week is a great

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Sports Senior Spotlight Kelsey Thompson Name: Kelsey Thompson. Nickname(s): Big Red or K Thomp. School: St. Bede Academy. Date/place of birth: 8/16/95, Spring Valley. Hometown: Spring Valley. Family: Melanie (mom), John (dad), three brothers, one sister. Sports: Basketball Favorite sport and why: Basketball is my favorite sport because it is about skill but also how much you know about the game. Likes: Taking care of people, Starbucks and working out. Dislikes: Loud and obnoxious people. Person with the greatest influence on my athletic career (and why): My older brother, Tyler, because he always pushes me to be the best player possible. Person with the greatest influence in my life (and why): My mom, because she’s never afraid of a new challenge and she always achieves her goals. If stranded on a deserted island, I would have my: dog Winston. Last song I listened to: 23 by Miley Cyrus. People would be surprised to know: I quit kindergarten to spend more time with my mom. I stay home to watch: Sons of Anarchy and Betrayal. When I need luck for a big game, I: I don’t believe luck has a factor in games, I believe it is in one’s determination and passion for the game. The funniest person I’ve ever met (and why): My little sister Keeley, because you never know what is going to come out of her mouth. What they’ll say about me at school after I graduate: I’m outgoing. Most embarrassing moment: My first day at St. Bede sophomore year I walked into the wrong classroom of seniors. Most unforgettable moment: Winning the Starved Rock Conference championship my seventh grade year at JFK. Ultimate sports fantasy: Meeting Clay Matthews or Kobe Bryant. What I would like to do in life: Become a plastic surgeon. Three words that best describe myself: Reliable, determined, straight-forward.

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Football Volleyball Award winners for the 2013 volleyball season at St. Bede Academy are (front row, left) Olivia Mueller, Morgan Bosnich and Claire Dudek; and (back row) Morgan King, Samantha Whalen and Julia Pohar.

Award winners for the 2013 football season at St. Bede Academy are (front row, left) Connor MacDavitt, Michael Slingsby and Michael Bellino; and (back row) Jack Brady, Braidy Shipp, Brady Booker, Justin Shaw and Baylee Hopps.

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THREE DAY NEW YEARS HOLIDAY ESTATE AUCTION Auction to be held at the Tumbleson Auction Center, 1635 North Main Street, Princeton, IL, Located 100 miles West of Chicago, IL just off INT 80, Exit 56, South on Rt. 26. (Behind the Sherwood Antique Mall) on:

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MONDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2013 AUTOMOBILE & SCOOTERS: 2000 Ford Taurus Station Wagon-Automatic V-6 w/95,000 miles, 2009 CFMOTO Fa-Shion CF 250T Scooter (Purchased New); 1950 & 1961 Cushman Scooters (Both Have Been Reconditioned), Two Battery Operated Scooters Including Freedom FURNITURE: Primitive Furniture Including Lg. & Sm. Cabinets; Trunks, Side Tables, Commodes, Lamp Tables, Fern Stands, Chest of Drawers, Roper Porcelain Stove; Maytag and Antique Wringer Washer, Buckboard Seat, Iron Patio Furniture, Lg. Ornamental Bell & More!!! COLLECTION OF STONEWARE: Over 125 Pieces of Stoneware Including Rare Unusual Bardolph, IL Stoneware Lion; Redwing, Monmouth, Salt Glaze including 2 Gal Adv, Many Nice Adv. Stoneware Crocks and Jugs, Atlas and Lowell, Galesburg, Liquor Adv. Jugs, Buckeye, Ripley, Galena Pottery Jug, 1 Gal Omaha RR Jug, 2-Ottawa, IL Crocks; 15 Gal Pickle Crock Jar Marked Peoria, IL; Crock Bowls; Watt Pottery PRIMITIVES & ANTIQUES: Brass Shell Casing with Unusual Whistle; Wood Planes; Door Knobs; Clocks & Alarm Clocks; Iron Fans; Marbles; Various Coffee Grinders; Lard Press; Cistern Pump; Old Brls & Wood Boxes; Spool Cabinet; Butter Churns; Lanterns; Machinery Seat; Kraut Cutters; Scales; Medicine Cabinets; Spice Set; Various Kitchen Primitives; Iron Door Stops; Longaberger Baskets; Usual Copper Pcs; Pictures& Frames; Wash Boards; Lightening Rod Stand w/ Weather vane; Milk cans; Cookie Cutters; Stained Glass Window Piece; Lg. Collection of Pyrex & Corning ware Collectibles; MANY, MANY Box Lots ADVERTISING: Seed Corn Signs; Postcards; Adv. Coffee & Cracker Tins; Car Adv.; Mag. Cut Outs

LARGE COLLECTION OF ORIENTAL AND DECORATIVE ITEMS FROM FATHER ED HARKRADER, PRINCETON, IL

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