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Court panel: Sentence stands Former comptroller still has appeal options BY MATT MENCARINI mmencarini@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 529

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DIXON – Calling her sentence of 19 years, 7 months in federal prison “substantively reasonable,” an appeals court Friday rejected an attempt by former Dixon Comptroller Rita Crundwell to serve a shorter term. A three-judge panel of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago unanimously affirmed the sentence. Next, Crundwell may ask that her appeal be heard by the entire 7th U.S. Circuit Court, which includes

about 11 judges, or appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court, which doesn’t have to accept the case, said Randall Samborn, public information officer for the circuit court. Dixon Mayor Jim Burke, who described himself as “happy as a lark” with the court’s decision, said he would have been “very, very disappointed” if the sentence

had been reduced. He was confident the court wouldn’t reduce the sentence, he said, but didn’t think it was a guarantee. “You never know,” Burke said. “Sometimes you read about some of these court decisions that are made, and you wonder where they came from. I think it’s pretty slim that she gets the Supreme Court to [reduce the sentence].” Oral arguments in the appeal were heard Nov. 4, and a decision was announced Friday morning. SENTENCE CONTINUED ON A2

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Former Dixon Comptroller Rita Crundwell is seen outside of the federal courthouse in Rockford on Nov. 14, 2012, after pleading guilty to a single count of federal wire fraud. Her appeal of a federal prison sentence of 19 years, 7 months was upheld Friday morning by an appeals court panel in Chicago.

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Gavin, 4, smells his orange gelatin before taking a bite during an Oct. 29 session of Woodlawn Preschool Academy of the Arts in Sterling. He and other preschoolers enjoy the culinary arts at Woodlawn Arts Academy. It’s no ordinary preschool. Sessions also include theater, dance, visual arts, and music to fuel learning and development.

Youngsters dabble in the arts at Woodlawn Arts Academy BY JENNY YOUNG jyoung@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 565

STERLING – Eyes wide with anticipation, playful preschoolers gaze upon the big bowl of orange gelatin on their tiny table. It wiggles as much as they do. The young culinary artists added marshmallows, man-

darin oranges, and whipped cream, and then swallowed their masterpieces Oct. 29 at the Sauk Valley’s new artsbased preschool. Woodlawn Preschool Academy of the Arts is no ordinary preschool. Sessions also include theater, dance, visual arts, and music to fuel learning and development.

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Under the leadership of 33-year-old Becky Rich of Sterling, program director, different specialists from Woodlawn Arts Academy visit classrooms on a rotating basis to share their talents. “It’s something that, unfortunately, so many of our schools can’t afford – a lot of arts programming – these days,” Rich said. “It’s the

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first thing to get cut. But it is found that it is one of the best realistic ways of learning, and it gets their creative side going.” The lead instructor agrees. Petra Paufve, a 2002 graduate of Sterling High School, said arts promote literacy and fine motor skills. PRESCHOOL CONTINUED ON A3

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DIXON – An arrest warrant was issued Friday for Tim Boles, director of drama at VIVA! Performing Arts School, on a charge of failure to report a sexual abuse at the school. Dixon Police say that Boles told investigators that this past spring, a now-17-year-old male student told him of the alleged abuse involving VIVA!’s vocal instructor, Robert Campbell, but Boles failed to report it – as mandated reporters are legally required to do. Boles is being charged with failure to report abuse or neglect, a class A misdemeanor that could result in a fine of $2,500. WARRANT CONTINUED ON A4

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Crundwell was sentenced Feb. 14 for st ea li ng n ea rly $ 5 4 million in city funds over two decades. She was arrested at City Hall on April 17, 2012. Crundwell is in a minimum-security Federal Correctional Institution for women in Waseca, Minn. Circuit Judge Frank Easterbrook, writing for the court, said U.S. District Court Judge Philip Reinhard had passed down a “substantively reasonable sentence,� so there was no cause for the sentence to be reduced. In the oral arguments, Paul Gaziano, Crundwell’s attorney, said that the sentence varied too far from the sentencing guidelines and that more merit should have been given for the former comptroller’s cooperation with authorities after her arrest. At the time of sentencing, Gaziano said, Reinhard improperly applied what he called “guideline application notes� to justify a variance of the sentence from the recommended length.

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The sentencing range that was agreed to by both parties was between Paul 151 and 188 Gaziano months, Gaziano said. With the 235-month sentence, Crundwell would be released when she is 77, “well under the life expectancy of a 60-year-old woman,� Easterbrook wrote. While that sentencing range isn’t mandatory, Gaziano argued that the district judge placed too much weight on the psychological harm caused to Dixon residents. “The [district] judge thought that citizens of Dixon suffered ‘psychological harm’ from the revelation that a prominent officeholder was crooked, that other officials did not detect the crime, and that for 20 years they had been deprived of valuable municipal services,� Easterbrook wrote. “Crundwell contends that only the City counts as a victim and that organizations cannot suffer psychological

harm because they are insensate.� Gaziano also argued that Crundwell had significantly cooperated with authorities and that the district judge had “only in passing referred to that cooperation� and didn’t mention what effect that cooperation should or could have had on the sentence. “The district judge recognized that Crundwell had provided some aid, principally in rounding up assets, but he thought that the value of the assistance paled in comparison with the injury that Crundwell had inflicted on the citizenry,� Easterbrook wrote. Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph Pedersen said that Crundwell’s cooperation had been taken into account by the government when it charged her with only one count of wire fraud.

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“It’s not just about learning the arts; it’s about all the different skills they can pick up through that,” the 29-year-old Sterling woman said. “Those things encompass all the different areas of learning, physical, language, cognitive – all of that.” Culinary arts – led by Janel Stahr of Rock Falls – is a favorite subject for many students, Paufve said. Wearing his Batman T-shirt and a big smile, 5-year-old Denver seemed to back up that claim. While mixing ingredients into his gelatin, he exclaimed: “It smells like orange suckers. What flavor do you have in this? This rocks!” Denver and his friends named the color of the gelatin and counted marshmallows as they dropped them into the mixture. “This is gonna be good,” 4-year-old Averielle chimed in. The academy meets Common Core State Standards for learning. Math, science and other subjects are covered, as well. Fourteen students, ages 3 to 5, are enrolled. They attend classes from 8:15 to 11 a.m. Monday through Friday. Some come every day, and

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others attend Monday, Wednesday and Friday or Tuesday and Thursday. Cost varies according to the number of days a student attends. School started in August – part of an effort to provide more daytime programs at Woodlawn’s renovated facility, Rich said. “Our area has wonderful opportunities for education and preschool,” she said. “We wanted to just add another option for the community.” Trained staff members developed their own curriculum and obtained licensing by the Department of Children and Family Services. Darla Rumbolz, 33, of Sterling, enrolled her 5-year-old son, Jonas. Lately, he has been singing, drawing, and raving about his cooking class. “Jonas seems to be thriving on it,” she said. “… It’s brought out a whole other side of him

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TOP RIGHT: Zoe, 3, inspects her marshmallow before plopping it in her orange gelatin. TOP LEFT: A fan of whipped cream, Jonas, 5, takes a big bite of his dessert during snack time at Woodlawn Preschool Academy of the Arts. He is one of 14 students enrolled in the preschool. “Especially with preschool, that connection between home and school is such an important concept,” Rich said. “The families that know what we are doing at school, and can promote that at home, find a lot more success with their child’s education.” At pickup time, moms and dads see many sad eyes and frowns. This is not because they hate school, but because they hate leaving school. Children tell parents they want to stay, Paufve said. “They want to learn, and it makes my job that much more reward-

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he announced a shift toward making good on his oft-repeated promise that anyone liking his pre-Obamacare coverage would be able to keep it. In brief opening remarks, he did not refer to the House vote, and showed no give in his commitment to the program known by his name. “Because of choice and competition, a whole lot of Americans who have always seen health insurance out of reach are going to be in a position to purchase it,� he said.

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“We left him a message to let him know that he has an arrest warrant and to turn himself in,� Langloss said. “We don’t see him as a flight risk.� The Dixon school district is no longer working with Campbell or Boles, administrators said. The district is, however, working with three female VIVA! employee, one of whom is involved with a middle school performance Campbell was working on at the time of his arrest. Two others are working with Dixon students on a violin performance.

CHICAGO (AP) – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources published a first draft of Illinois’ rules for highvolume oil and gas drilling on Friday, and environmental groups quickly criticized them as violating the spirit of regulations that industry, environmentalists and lawmakers crafted together. The state’s hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,� regulations were hailed as among the toughest in the nation when they were signed into law by Gov. Pat Quinn earlier this year. The DNR, which will enforce them, must adopt rules to reflect the law, and will seek public feedback until Jan. 3. But the proposed rules appear to undercut some key protections

in the law, said Ann Alexander, a senior attorney with the Natural Marc Resources Miller Defense $IRECTOROFTHE Council’s )$.2 WHICH MUSTENFORCE M i d w e s t program, hFRACKINGv REGULATIONS who participated in negotiations. For example, the law requires that wastewater be kept in tanks, rather than open pits used in some other states, but allows emergency overflow into reserve pits. But the proposed rules do not specify how companies should calculate the size of the tanks they’ll need, and allows overflow to be removed 7 days after fracking is completed, rather than 7 days after it occurs – which Alexander criticized.

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n a recent day, a Tampico woman left a message with the newsroom saying her monthly Social Security check had been reduced. She blamed Obamacare. By the time I called her back, she had contacted the agency and figured the cut was for some other reason. From my conversation, I gathered she didn’t like Barack Obama in the first place. To her, pointing the finger at Obamacare seemed justifiable. Another area resident

told me that the price of his insurance increased because of Obamacare, formally known as the Affordable Care Act. He may well be right, but he went on to tell me about his opposition to Obama’s policies in general, including the president’s belief that human-caused climate change is for real. On health care, this man said, insurance policyholders pick up the costs of gays suffering from AIDS. Again, he might be right. Insurance markets will always have winners and losers. For instance,

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those who eat well and refrain from drinking and smoking probably end up paying more than their fair share. In the 1980s, President Ronald Reagan signed

a bill that required hospitals to treat the uninsured in emergency situations. Who pays those costs? The insured. But you won’t see that charge on your bill. It’s hidden. Obama’s idea was to bring everyone into the system so as to lower insurance costs. Others call for free-market solutions, but it’s hard to make a free market out of health care. We have a tendency to think we’re invincible health-wise until we aren’t. So many people don’t bother to get

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require insurance companies to cancel policies that don’t meet the standards. That change will be good for 1 year. It remains to be seen how that will impact the number of cancellations. Are there folks in the Sauk Valley who lost their policies because of that? If so, let me know. I’d like to report what’s going on locally. David Giuliani is a news editor for Sauk Valley Media. You can reach him at dgiuliani@ saukvalley or 800-7984085, ext. 525.

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y a unanimous vote of the Dixon City Council, David Nord was hired Tuesday evening as the first city administrator in Dixon’s long history. He began his duties the next day. Nord already has heard from many leaders and members of the community about what they believe needs to be done. He said he will seek input from city council members as to their top priority items, and that he has his own thoughts as well. We hope Nord won’t mind if we offer some suggestions and observations of our own. Mr. Nord, you come into a community that was shaken by the Rita Crundwell scandal. It’s also a community with a strong enough foundation to endure the shaking and come out stronger, given

the right leadership. Crundwell, the former comptroller who stole more than $53 million, represented everything that can go wrong in city government. Along with her secret thefts, she deceived the mayor, council, and fellow employees. She created a culture within city hall where at least two colleagues felt no compunction in borrowing money from her, which, we believe, created unhealthy conflicts of interest as far as the good of the public was concerned. Crundwell took advantage of the unprofessionalism bred by the commission form of government, where parttime amateurs are elected to run large departments with big budgets and many employees. Crundwell betrayed the trust placed in her, and

What we think

operations. In the past, loose guidelines regardWe join the community in welcoming David ing the use of city-issued credit cards allowed the Nord as Dixon’s first city administrator. We former city engineer to encourage Mr. Nord to be open, honest, run up thousands of dollars in personal expenses. and friendly with the public, efficient in Under your watch, Mr. the administration of government, and Nord, such abuse must enthusiastic in his efforts to improve Dixon. never be allowed. Neither, we believe, the city suffered. Nord, is a good example should city employees be Mr. Nord, we hope you of what we mean. A permitted to borrow large represent everything that 10-person committee, sums of money from each can go right in city including memother. Perhaps, Mr. Nord, government. bers of the public, your connections with the First and foremost helped to idenCity/County Management are honesty and tify you as the top Association can help you integrity. Your 7 candidate for city to craft a policy in that years served on the administrator. Your regard. ethics committee proposed contract You have done your of the Illinois City/ was made public, research, Mr. Nord, so David Nord County Manageand through a you know that Dixon has Dixon city ment Association a proud history and many administrator meet-and-greet speaks well of your session, people got advantages. It also has commitment to those pil- the chance to take your residents who want to lars of public trust. measure – all before the trust their government but Openness and transcouncil voted to hire you. are wary, and rightly so. A parency are crucial, we The city has made friendly demeanor toward believe. The process that strides toward improving the public, an open-door led to your hiring, Mr. the professionalism of its policy at your office, and

transparency will help to win them over. You might have wondered about Dixon’s designation as the Petunia City, even though block after block of streetside flower beds are no longer planted with the pink flowers. The soil is depleted, we are told. Hanging flower baskets replaced the flower beds several years ago. While this problem may not be in your job description, if you could help bring back the petunias, it would put smiles on many faces and be a visible commitment on your part to improving the city’s image. A lot of people have wanted Dixon to have a city administrator. Now, Mr. Nord, you’re it. People want you to succeed, because your success will be Dixon’s success. Good luck.

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Give support to the Goodfellows VALYNDA BUSHMAN Dixon

Goodfellows of Lee County is looking for your support in assisting families at Christmas. Christmas can be overwhelming and disappointing for families who have nothing to give or receive. All people face hard times and challenges during their lives. Goodfellows works to alleviate some of the burden at Christmas. “Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way, you will fulfill the law of Christ.� (Galatians 6:2 NIV) Last year, with the help of the community, we were able to assist more than 400 families. We ask for your help again this year to reach out to even more. Tags are available on the tree at the Telegraph office in Dixon. Stop in and pick yours up. The tags state boy or girl, and give sizes and gift ideas. Your part is easy. Just pick up the tag. Have fun shopping. Return the item or items unwrapped to the location where you picked up the tag, and we will do the rest. Help put a smile on a child’s face on Christmas. Goodfellows is a United Way agency run by volunteers. We work with the community, for the community. Please consider us for your holiday giving. If your organization would like to partner with us and take a bundle of names or put up a tree with names, please call me at 815-721-2025. Note to readers: Valynda Bushman is the president of Goodfellows of Lee County.

Writer expected bitter hostility CHARLES BECKER Dixon

A long time ago, in 1978, I said to my pastor that I am taking up the sword, my pen. I will express my

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voice using the medium of letters to the editor. Other letters of purpose will also be present on the opinion page. I want to, and I must, defend life from conception until death. I must proclaim a respect for life. I will emphasize the facts that all life in every stage has a right to life. I will express my beliefs and convictions with full accord and in complete harmony with God our father. The pastor, in his rich Irish brogue, said: “Charles, I admire your resolution and determination. There will be little applause but bitter opposition.� A current example is the letter to the editor from Sharon McLane [“Letters need to ease up on abortion issue,� The Reader’s Voice, Nov. 7]. In my years of study, opinions are a source of learning. Repetitions make an impression, like a Bud Light commercial or a Geico commercial. My eyesight continues to fail me. The day shall come when I will put my sword, my pen, in its scabbard. My ears ring with, Truth

will never win a popular- right up to the structures. And, Clean Line ity contest. is offering fair financial compensation to those directly affected. Ms. Carothers states that she opposes the project because an out-of-state BRANDON LEAVITT private investor is backChicago I’m writing in response ing it. Perhaps that’s to Ms. Carothers’ letter what it takes to make on Nov. 6 about the Rock this happen? Personally, Island Clean Line. Her I am thankful that a very letter tells one side of the wealthy individual is willstory, and I’d like to tell ing to invest his fortune in a clean energy project the other. I believe this project that helps our country to offers many benefits to achieve energy indepenthe state and our nation. dence and will spend over In addition to the many half a billion dollars in our well-paid and much- state as well. This transition to clean needed jobs for Illinois tradespersons, this clean energy is important. Our energy power line will country has achieved help support local gov- many great accomplishernments and schools for ments. We can and should many years after its com- unite to do all we can to build a more prosperous, pletion. Nobody wants to see a safe, and healthy future power line where there for ourselves, our chilwasn’t one yesterday. But dren, and our children’s everyone wants the ben- children. efit of cheap electricity. I believe we all must make sacrifices for the greater good. While the Rock Island STEPHEN BUZZARD Clean Line will cross Amboy many miles of agriculI have written to you tural land, farmers will still be able to farm people before on this underneath the line and watershed issue of abor-

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Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Revealed truth vs. secularism

tion, which has never seen the light of day in print. So I’ll keep this one short for the sake of the usual ordained letdown. Abortion is an issue, and will continue ever to be such, because of being, at core, the dividing line between revealed truth and secularism. “Prochoice� [aka abortion rights] is simply liberal word speak, signifying nothing. It is not some imaginary debate between what I believe and what you believe. It is, at heart, the defining principle between the absolutes and relativism, objective truth and progressivism, the philosophy of pragmatism (“the secular city�) and the three transcendentals: truth, goodness and beauty.

Support PADS at fundraiser VANESSA WHITE Dixon

The nation’s largest day of helping others was Oct. 26 and was designated as Make a Difference Day. Since 1990, the Dixon PADS group (Providing Advocacy, Dignity and

“It is important to demand respect from government for the First Amendment.� Louis D. Boccardi, former president,

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Shelter) has strived to make a difference in the lives of hundreds of men, women, and children who have found themselves homeless in our local communities. Our organization has helped those individuals in receiving basic need items, employment, medical and social services, and most important, housing. Sadly, however, for as many individuals who are assisted in successfully transitioning from our facility, each month an additional dozen or so will request admittance into the shelter. Oftentimes because of a lack of available beds, individuals may have to be turned away and put on a waiting list. New residents, babies, small children, men, women, and the elderly are transitioning in and out of the shelter on a consistent basis. Our shelter is one of the few in the area open 365 days a year, 24 hours a day. What if you had to worry where you might sleep tonight with your three young children because of being evicted from your residence, because of job loss? How would a mother in this situation keep her children safe and warm, feed them, and possibly improve her situation with no support or relatives in the area? This is where PADS comes in. Once this mother makes a call to our organization, she and her children will be provided a warm, clean, safe place to sleep for at least 90 days. In addition, clothes, food, medicine, and other items such as diapers will be provided to her and her family. Make a difference to those in need in our community. Please join us for our first annual fundraiser, “Night Without a Home Event,� in Dixon on Friday (Nov. 22). For more information, call 815-440-6598 or email whiteva1979@yahoo.com. Note to readers: Vanessa White is the PADS Board president.

3HAREYOUROPINIONS Mail: The Reader’s Voice Sauk Valley Media 3200 E. Lincolnway, P.O. Box 498 Sterling, IL 61081 Email: letters@saukvalley.com Fax: 815-625-9390 Website: Visit www.saukvalley.com Policy: Letters are to be no more than 300 words and must include the writer’s name, town and daytime telephone number, which we call to verify authorship. Individuals may write up to 12 letters a year.

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eparating fact from opinion is not as easy as it sounds. But then, maybe you have a different opinion. Someone always does. We try to allow people who write letters and columns for our Opinion page to have their say – as long as it’s clearly opinion or provable fact. Some writers, however, base opinions on disputable – or even refutable – “facts.� We sometimes ask them to provide a source for their questionable assertions that are presented as factual. Lots of gray area there. FOR EXAMPLE, JUST a couple of weeks ago we published a guest column by Arthur I. Cyr of Northbrook, who is Clausen Distinguished Professor at Carthage College in Wisconsin. Before he delved too deeply into his analysis of European politics, he took this short detour: “Democratic President Barack Obama’s obstinate refusal to negotiate with Republican House Speaker John Boehner brought the United States to the very brink of financial default.� We received a letter this week from a reader who also blamed the president. Some people would disagree with that assessment, arguing that it was Boehner’s obstinate insistence on the repeal or delay of the Affordable Care Act that threatened default (and caused a

partial shutdown of the government for a couple of weeks). You probably agree with one of those statements, depending on which side of this nation’s great partisan divide you happen to reside. Even though they are stated as fact, are each of those opposing views really a matter of opinion? Although the issues involved are behind us (for now), the actual facts involved are worth reviewing. You might disagree. SOME THINGS WE know about that October showdown in Washington are indisputable. The president had said for months that he would not negotiate over shortterm government funding or raising the debt ceiling. House Republicans wanted concessions as a condition for their votes on both matters. Their concessions originally involved Obamacare, but later moved to matters of federal spending. The House has every right to pass whatever legislation it wants. The Senate has every right to reject or amend any legislation that the House sends over. Eventually, for laws to be made, the two chambers must settle their differences. That’s how legislating works – when it does. SO, WHAT HAPPENED to end the stalemate,

larryLOUGH Larry Lough is executive editor of Sauk Valley Media. Contact him via email at llough@ saukvalley. com.

reopen the government, and raise the debt ceiling? If the president’s position “brought the United States to the very brink of financial default,� then he must have changed his mind and decided to negotiate (something) to resolve the conflict. But if Boehner’s position was responsible, then he would have had to drop his demands to avert default. As we know, it was Boehner – despite the wishes of the most conservative members of his caucus – who gave in, which led to resolution. So why would Professor Cyr, whose academic field is political science, and others continue to contend that the obstinacy of Obama was to blame? Did he make the Republicans insist on conditions? Can someone explain that logic? When it comes to politics, sometimes facts don’t matter. That’s the editor’s opinion. POLITICS PLAYED A role in another recent war of words. A Republican named

Jeff McKinley, who is seeking his party’s nomination in Illinois House District 71, issued a news release that criticized incumbent Democrat Mike Smiddy for supporting a state constitutional amendment that could lead to a graduated income tax in Illinois. We reported last week that although Smiddy had not endorsed a graduated tax table with specific rates, McKinley asserted that the Democrat was “calling for a radical tax hike plan ... a tax hike on 85% of Illinois families, according to the nonpartisan Illinois Policy Institute.� The next day, we reported McKinley had backed off his rhetoric when he conceded that Smiddy had not actually voiced support for any plan that would enact higher tax rates. But then the Republican sent us a letter, which we published Thursday, to clarify his position. In it, he said our followup story was based on a “misunderstanding� with reporter David Giuliani, “because I didn’t intend and do not retract/withdraw any statements or press releases made by my campaign.� If Illinois adopts a graduated income tax, McKinley argued in his letter, “Nonpartisan analyses of various forms of this plan indicate this graduated tax hike is likely to impact up to 85 percent of all Illinois families.�

Let’s try to untangle a few facts and opinions.

REP. JAKOBSSON computes her numbers

based on the Illinois income tax rate of 5 percent, which individuals now pay. She says her graduated tax plan would not impose a tax of 5 percent or greater on anyone earning less than $106,000 a year – so 83 percent of families would see a tax cut. The IPI computes its projected increase on a base income tax rate of 3.75 percent – the level where the rate is scheduled to fall in 2015. When the Legislature increased the income tax to 5 percent (from 3 percent) a couple of years ago, it was presented as a temporary increase – sort of. The rate is supposed to drop, but not all the way back to 3 percent. Rep. Jakobsson’s plan would establish an income tax of 4 percent on earnings starting at $18,000; about 85 percent of households have incomes above that. So they would see an increase – if the rate is allowed to drop to 3.75 percent in 2015. Republicans fought that 2011 tax increase, arguing that it would become permanent once it became law. Given the state’s shaky financial condition, they’re probably right. So, it’s a tax increase for most of us if we follow the IPI’s math, and a tax decrease if we use Rep. Jakobsson’s variables. And that is a fact. We think.

to a council/manager form. Whatever the outcome of the vote, it will be a wonderful exercise in democracy. November 2014 seems a long way away, but

I imagine that by next summer, there will be campaigns underway to educate and persuade the voters one way or the other. I look forward to the debate.

FIRST, THE ILLINOIS Policy Institute is not explicitly involved in electoral politics. But in this state’s public policy war, it is an active and ideological partisan. You don’t have to do much research to connect the dots between the IPI and national conservative movements (and funding sources). To get an idea of who the IPI represents, ask for a list of its donors – and see how far that gets you. Second, the IPI’s “analyses� seem, so far, to be focused on a proposal by state Rep. Naomi Jakobsson, D-Urbana, for a graduated income tax, along with graduated income taxes from other states. Jakobsson’s proposal is not legislation because the state constitution requires a flat income tax. The constitutional amendment that is supported by Smiddy would change that – if Illinois voters approved it and the Legislature enacted a new income tax code. And third, while the IPI might warn that Rep. Jakobsson’s plan would increase taxes on 85 percent of Illinois families, the Democratic legislator insists it would represent a tax decrease for 83 percent of families. Are those facts – or opinions? Call it “modern math.�

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Philippine town starts rebuilding Storm destroyed homes of 600,000 GUIUAN, Philippines (AP) – People swept dirt from the pews and wiped clean the mud-covered, ornate tile floors of a church. The sound of hammers hitting nails and the buzzing of chain saws reverberated in the streets. Debris was piled on corners and set ablaze. And amid all this activity, a stream of bodies continued their final journey toward a hillside mass grave where nearly 170 had been buried by Friday afternoon. One week after Typhoon Haiyan razed the eastern part of the Philippines, killing thousands and leaving at least 600,000 homeless, resilient residents of the disaster zone were rebuilding their

lives and those of their neighbors. An international aid effort gathered steam, highlighted by the helicopter drops conducted from the American aircraft carrier USS George Washington. But the storm victims moved ahead – with or without help from their government or foreign aid groups. Peter Degrido, a coast guard reserve, was one of the 35 workers trying to move an overturned passenger bus from a road leading to the airport in Guiuan (GEE-won), a town on Samar island. The Philippines’ main disaster response agency raised the death toll Friday to 3,621, up from the previous figure of 2,360. Most of the casualties occurred on Leyte and Samar islands.

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â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;I just built an orphanageâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Sterling woman raises $72,000 for orphans in India BY JENNY YOUNG jyoung@saukvalley.com    EXT

STERLING â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Crazy. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s how some described Debra C. Case of Sterling when she set out to raise $64,000 to build an orphanage in India. A year later, Case did not meet her goal â&#x20AC;&#x201C; she exceeded it by more than $8,000. Crazy or not, the 33-year-old raised more than $72,000 for her cause â&#x20AC;&#x201C; enough to build a facility and sponsor 20 orphans who will live there. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know what happened,â&#x20AC;? Case said with a chuckle. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It just happened. â&#x20AC;Ś â&#x20AC;&#x153;I feel like the whole thing was an accident, you know? I look back and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m like, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Oops, I just built an orphanage.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Case started fundraising in August 2012, after Bishop Marineni Jacob, an Indian minister and friend, told her that churches in India could no longer double as orphanages. Without new facilities, the law would put 1,400 innocent children back on the streets. Many would die of starvation, go to jail, or be forced into child labor, he said. Sensing a divine calling to act on their behalf, Case set a goal to house 100 orphans. Her friend, Stacey F. Avelar of Rock Falls, was blown away that she raised enough money within a year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s crazy,â&#x20AC;? the 31-year-old said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She is such an inspiration to me.â&#x20AC;? The response from her community and others made it possible. Case hosted a banquet last November at the Latin American Social Club, which raised more than $28,000. She hosted another banquet June 7 in Phoenix â&#x20AC;&#x201C; where she had lived before moving to Sterling 6 years ago â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and gave a presentation at her former church. She raised about $30,000 that weekend. Other donations came through her website, www.nostingyact.com, and random gifts. Children from Caseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s church, Sterling First Church of

Debra C. Case of Sterling visits with girls in October 2010 at an orphanage in Manuguru, India. She recently raised enough money to build an orphanage in the village of Attapaka. the Nazarene, also raised $600 during Vacation Bible School in June. Jacob and the orphans are grateful. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Please convey my special greetings to all our team,â&#x20AC;? Jacob wrote in a recent email to Case. â&#x20AC;&#x153;God bless you.â&#x20AC;?

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Makes me cry thinking about itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; When Gospel for Tribals Social Service Society selected a building site in Attapaka, in the state of Andhra Pradesh, Case realized she would need an additional $1,000 to build. The money poured in, but unfortunately, so did heavy rains. Flooding, a cyclone, and extreme heat delayed construction of the building. â&#x20AC;&#x153;However, the main work is already completed,â&#x20AC;? Jacob wrote. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So reaming work such as finishing, electricity, plumbing, water lines, etc., can be done before the first week of December.â&#x20AC;? Fifty-eight children are slated to live there; 42 others will be rescued from child labor when more funding arrives. Avelar can picture 100 children settling into their new home. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It just makes me cry thinking about it,â&#x20AC;? she said. The Gospel group cares for 3,300 children. Fourteen orphanages are needed. The government deadline for the facilities was July; however, no orphans have been kicked out of churches yet.

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Indian orphans gather in front of their nearly-completed orphanage in Attapaka to thank Debra C. Case of Sterling, who raised all of the money to pay for construction, and everyone who gave. Case raised more than $72,000 within 1 year for Gospel for Tribals Social Service Society â&#x20AC;&#x201D; an effort to keep 100 children off the streets and out of child labor. The money also will be used to sponsor 20 children who will live there.


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Men work on a new orphanage in Attapaka, India, that will house 100 children. Many of them will be rescued from child labor. Fundraising efforts by Debra C. Case of Sterling fully funded the project. Doors will open in December.

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Everyone was like, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Wow, the building is already under construction? I thought you were just talking about this, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s actually happening.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;?

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;God just providedâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; As the new director of Hope Life Center, a pregnancy center in Sterling and Dixon, Case admits she has been too busy to devote loads of time to the project. â&#x20AC;&#x153;[Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s] like I woke up one morning and said, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m going to build an orphanage,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And a year later, lo and behold, with very little effort compared to what I think it

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Jacob touched her heart. He wrote, â&#x20AC;&#x153;These children pray for â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Auntiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Debbie every day.â&#x20AC;? He also sent a picture of them outside the building holding a thank-you sign. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s when it hit her â&#x20AC;&#x201C; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Those are the kids who are going to live in this home,â&#x20AC;? she thought. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s crazy.â&#x20AC;? For Case, however, it is not enough. Although greatly needed, the orphanage is â&#x20AC;&#x153;just a Band-Aid,â&#x20AC;? she said. She wants to find a solution to Indiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s orphan crisis â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a way to provide needed health care so parents will not die and children can grow up at home. â&#x20AC;&#x153;To me, it seems very little compared to what the need is; the need is so great,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is just a drop in the bucket.â&#x20AC;?

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In Kaitlyn Bauerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s words, â&#x20AC;&#x153;in the blinkâ&#x20AC;? of an eye, she went from being a sophomore to a senior. Now she and Kiarra Harris, another Sterling senior and 3-year varsity player on the girls basketball team, arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t batting an eye at the opportunity to pay forward the lessons they learned 2 years ago. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I feel as a sophomore on varsity, we always had someone to look up to, and someone to push us,â&#x20AC;? Harris said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We wanted to be like them and play like them. Now we have the young kids looking up at us in terms of how they play and how they react. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a big step for us.â&#x20AC;? Bauerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s model of Warriorhood was Aleena Hammelman. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Just her passion for the game brought me a long way,â&#x20AC;? Bauer said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Her love for the game, her hustle in practice every day? I try my best to fill in her shoes.â&#x20AC;?

Newman senior Mary Alice Oswalt (left) and junior Aubree Schmitt will be key players as the Comets vie for the Three Rivers title this season. They are the leading returning scorers on the squad, and Schmitt led the Sauk Valley in assists per game. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My favorite thing is the long pass,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Most of the time to Mary Alice.â&#x20AC;? Though Schmitt has proven her passing Aubree Schmittâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s teammates better be prowess, fourth-year coach Jay Howell ready, because the ball is coming. would like to see her do a bit more scoring. Schmitt, who led the area in assists last Schmitt averaged 3.5 points per game last season as a sophomore, is liable to pass season. from anywhere to anyone. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We lost 22 points a game to graduaNote to the rest of the Comets: Have your tion,â&#x20AC;? said coach Howell, whose team lost hands up, or you might catch a ball in the standouts Rachel Hageman (11.7 points per face. game) and Jaimie Hurd (6.9). â&#x20AC;&#x153;Aubree did â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s actually happened a few times,â&#x20AC;? a lot last year, but this year sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll probably senior 3-year starter Mary Alice Oswalt said. have to look to put it in the basket a little Schmitt, a point guard who averaged 4.5 more.â&#x20AC;? assists per game last season, was surprised Schmitt is ready for more shooting. to be the areaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leader. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Last year I was too scared, because I was â&#x20AC;&#x153;That was pretty cool,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was the youngest person on the team,â&#x20AC;? she said. impressed with myself. I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t expect that.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was really nerve-racking.â&#x20AC;? Schmitt has one pass she likes above all others. READY CONTINUED ON B4 BY LARRY BRENNAN lbrennan@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 550

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Tommy Reesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; first pass at Notre Dame was intercepted. Several weeks later, taking over again for injured Dayne Crist, he threw another interception in the closing seconds against Tulsa that cost the Irish a shot at a game-winning field goal. By the end of that freshman year, Rees led the Irish to four straight wins. That first season was a foreshadowing of the ups and downs Rees would go through at Notre Dame.

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Not a bad resumĂŠ for a player who wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t highly recruited and didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have the skills to thrive in Brian Kellyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s spread offense. But he wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t go down as one of the greats at a university that produced Joe Montana, Joe Theismann and John Lujack. He also wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t go down as a fan favorite, because of his interceptions. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People are entitled to their opinions. Whatever they want to feel, they can,â&#x20AC;? Rees said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But the only thing that matters to me is how my teammates feel. I know theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had my back.â&#x20AC;?

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n Wednesday night, former Rock Falls standout and SVM player of the year Steven Armoska took the floor during the first half of the Sauk Valley Skyhawksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; rout of Madison Tech. The first thought I had was that he seemed smaller. Armoska. who was listed at 6-foot-4, hadnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t lost any height since high school. The difference was that the people around him are bigger. On the Sauk Valley roster alone, there are four players taller than Armoska. Add in a few tall Madison players, and it was clear that any future hoops in basketball for Armoska will likely mean that heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have to become more of a wing player. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a transition that Chris Frtisch has had to make for the Skyhawks. Fritsch, the 2011-12 SVM player of the year from Sterling, hit a 3-pointer, and most of his shots were jumpers, as opposed to the backto-the-hoop post moves that made him so tough for the Golden Warriors. Fritsch, at 6-5, had his best game as a college player, according to coach Russ Damhoff, against Madison Tech. Hopefully, Fritsch and Armoska continue to develop as players and find their way onto rosters at the next level once their respective 2-year stints at Sauk are over. One of the benefits of this job is seeing players develop from tentative underclassmen in high school to dominant seniors. In some cases â&#x20AC;&#x201C; like Armoska and Fritsch â&#x20AC;&#x201C; we see them get knocked back down the pecking order in college.

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Rock Falls native and 2013 SVM player of the year Steven Armoska (44) is adjusting to life as a wing player in college after being a dominant post player for the Rockets. Some make it, and some hang up the sneakers to focus on studies. And, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nothing wrong with that decision. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one almost every athlete has to make at some point or another. The Sauk Valley has a couple of other former players of the year making some adjustments this winter. Joseph Bertrand â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a two-time SVM player of the year â&#x20AC;&#x201C; is entering his fifth and final season at

the University of Illinois. Bertrand has fought through injury in Champaign. He paid his dues as a bench player, and then slowly started to earn more minutes. This year, Bertrandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s role will need to expand exponentially, as he is one of the few Illini with any kind of college experience. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s averaging 16 points and eight rebounds in three games, but the Illini have yet to

face an opponent anywhere near the talent level they will see nightly in the Big Ten. Like Fritsch and Armoska, Bertrand has a challenge before him. Part of it will be harnessing his excessive athletic talent and turning it into productive minutes on the court. The other is to become the on-court leader Illini fans have hoped for since he committed to thencoach Bruce Weber. To the north of Champaign, Dixon graduate Matt Ross is averaging 12.7 points and six rebounds in his second season with Chicago State. Ross took the same path as Armoska and Fritsch, spending two seasons learning and growing at Sauk. Now he is expected to be one of the top players in the WAC. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s done it by also expanding his perimeter game. As coincidence would have it, Bertrand and Ross will play against each other next week, as Chicago State will travel to Champaign on Friday. Tip-off is at 8 p.m., and the game will be on the Big Ten Network. I guess the lesson here is that change hits athletes pretty fast once they graduate. What these young men have shown is that, while change is rarely easy, it can lead to good things.

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Back in the summer of 2010, Kris Versteeg received a call from Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman informing the winger he had been traded to the Maple Leafs. During the conversation, Versteeg had a message for Bowman. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I said, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;If thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ever a chance, I would love to come back,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Versteeg, 27, explained Friday, about 14 hours after that exact thing happened when the Hawks acquired him in a trade with the Panthers, where he landed after splitting the 2010-11 season between the Flyers and Leafs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m really excited about it. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m still young. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got hopefully a lot of years ahead of me, and hopefully [theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re] as a Blackhawk, because itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s where my heart is.â&#x20AC;? Bowman worked a deal with former Hawks GM Dale Tallon late Thursday night that brought Versteeg, a popular and key component of the Hawksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 2010 Cup championship run, back to Chicago in exchange for prospects Dylan Olsen and Jimmy Hayes. The Hawks also received prospect Philippe Lefebvre in the exchange, as well as an agreement that the Panthers will pay half of Versteegâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual $4.4 million salary through the 2015-16 season. Versteeg arrived in Chicago after getting â&#x20AC;&#x153;about 30 minutes of sleep [Thursday night],â&#x20AC;? and skated on the Hawksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; third line with Bryan Bickell and center Andrew Shaw during practice. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I try to fit into whatever lineup Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m in, with whatever role the coach tries to put me in,â&#x20AC;? said

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The Panthersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Kris Versteeg (left) will rejoin the Blackhawks after a trade between Chicago and Florida on Thursday night. Versteeg was part of the Blackhawksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 2010 Stanley Cup championship team. Versteeg, who can play on the power play and penalty kill. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But this is a strong lineup and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m going to have to compete hard every night for a roster spot and just try to help make this team better in whatever way I can.â&#x20AC;? The veteran will make his debut for the Hawks when they face the Predators in Nashville on Saturday at Bridgestone Arena. In a twist, Versteeg could be lined up against Preds winger Viktor Stalberg, who came to Chicago from Toronto in the 2010 deal before himself being traded to Nashville after helping the Hawks capture last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Stanley Cup.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was pretty surprised to see they got [Versteeg] back,â&#x20AC;? Stalberg said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m sure heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be a great fit there. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a really good hockey player. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll help Chicago out a ton. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kind of funny that I had to take his spot 3 years ago, and now heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s taking mine back.â&#x20AC;? Versteeg admitted it was difficult watching from a distance when the Hawks hoisted the Cup last season. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was tough,â&#x20AC;? Versteeg said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re watching an old team win the Stanley Cup, [and] Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be lying to say I wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t jealous. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s something I was a part of in 2010, and it was a very special experience for myself, and to see them go through that again, you know youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re very excited for your friends that were on the team and the organization that you did it with in 2010, but obviously youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a little jealous because youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to be there, too, and helping. â&#x20AC;&#x153;... But now, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be very nice to do it again here.â&#x20AC;?

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thermometer on the dash of the boat really helps me mattJONES determine what I need in Matt Jones the boat once I get in it. is a fishing Gadget number two is guide from Propheta barometer. Most outstown. He doorsmen know what can be a rising barometer and reached at a falling barometer can catmatt@catfishacademy. mean to a day out-ofcom doors when it comes to furry or finned critters. I have been carrying one weatherman or woman on for a few years now, and it the planet, but I did point is really neat to watch how a fishâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s aggression changit out to kinda segue into es when a barometer rises a little bit of information or falls ... and even how on a couple things I do to kinda help myself combat their mood changes during long spells of a steady their lack of accuracy. The first and simplest of barometer. Last but not least on the the three gadgets I invested in was a thermometer. list is a compass ... yes, I said compass. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not Yep, I like to know the necessarily so that I know temperature, and I got what way Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m headed, tired of someone telling me it would be 50 degrees â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;cause I can usually figure at 6 a.m., then hitting the that out. The compass allows you to peg the water only to find out it exact wind direction, and was 30-somethinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and helps me lay out my plan I was colder than all get of attack for the day. out. A simple little

oes anybody out there have a number to a weatherman who can actually tell us what the weather might do 24 hours in advance, and just be close? I ainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t asking for perfection or anything, just be kinda, sorta close. I mean, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bad enough our weather is so crazy, but could the people who predict it at least halfway prepare me for what tomorrow may bring? This is crazy, man. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even watch weather on television anymore, â&#x20AC;&#x2122;cause they just plain old ainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t worth a dang at what they do. Seems like most days, they miss the wind speed by 10 miles an hour, and partly sunny and partly cloudy, heck â&#x20AC;&#x201C; they might as well ban them from even using those terms, period. Nope, I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t set out this week to bash every

Wind is a huge factor for me anchoring on cover, so I can plan my whole day in areas where I can stay out of the wind ... as much as possible, anyway. I know these are fairly obvious tools of the trade, but I find that generally it is the most basic tools that we overlook the most. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a fisherman and you couple these tools with a basic depth finder, what have you got? Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s review: Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll know the air and water temperature. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll know the wind direction, the barometric pressure, the depth, the cover. In other words, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a pretty well-informed fisherman. Up your odds? I think so. Pick up a couple of these little tools and see what they do for you. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really neat when you start to see the patterns come to life right in front of your face. Until next week ... Go Catfish!

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Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Division II football game between Winston-Salem State and Virginia State was cancelled Friday after the starting quarterback from one of the teams was assaulted, according to police and university sources. Winston-Salem State quarterback Rudy Johnson was attending an on-campus luncheon promoting the game when an altercation broke out with Virginia State players in a bathroom. He suffered a swollen eye and a laceration above his eye, according to an arrest warrant, and was treated at a local hospital and released. Virginia State junior running back Lamont Britt was arrested by WinstonSalem campus police and charged with misdemeanor assault inflicting serious injury. He was being held at the Forsyth County jail, with bond set at $7,500. About 2 hours after the attack, the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association cancelled the game between the two 9-1 teams, which was set to be the conference championship. BASKETBALL

Alexander, Okafor, Snider make choices Cliff Alexander reached to his right and picked up an orange Illinois hat. Then, the 6-foot-8 forward from Curie High School in Chicago said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m going to the

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Kenseth claims Homestead pole Matt Kenseth turned a lap at 177.667 mph Friday to win the pole for the NSCAR Sprint Cup season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Kenseth, who sits in second place 28 points behind leader Jimmie Johnson, called his third pole of the season and 11th of his career â&#x20AC;&#x153;a confidence boostERvAFTERARD PLACEFINISH last weekend at Phoenix hurt his title hopes. Johnson, who needs ONLYTOFINISHRDORBETter Sunday to win his sixth championship, qualified seventh. Kevin Harvick, the only other driver mathematically eligible to win the title, qualified sixth; he sits in third place in THESTANDINGS POINTS behind Johnson. OLYMPICS

WADA ups drug punishments The World Anti-Doping Agency has adopted a new code that would ban drug cheats for 4 years, twice the previous penalty. The revised legislation was unanimously accepted at an international conference in South Africa on Friday. Cheaters would now miss at least one Olympics under the new rules.

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Despite the heroics of Dixon High School and Sauk Valley Community College product Matt Ross, Chicago State fell 77-64 Friday night at Bradley. Ross turned in a doubledouble, scoring a gamehigh 18 points and pulling down 11 rebounds. He also had two assists, two blocks and two steals. Ross was 7-for-17 from the floor, including 1-for7 from 3-point range, for the Cougars (2-2). Omari Grier led Bradley (4-0) with 19 points.

No. 2 Michigan State 62, Columbia 53:

Adreian Payne scored 26 points, and No. 2 Michigan State avoided a stunning upset, holding off Columbia in the final minutes in East Lansing, Mich. The Spartans (3-0) beat top-ranked Kentucky earlier in the week, and theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have a chance to move to the top of next weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s AP Top 25. But they trailed for the majority of the second half against the poised, patient Lions (1-2). Maodo Lo had 12 points for Columbia. Michigan State scored the gameâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first nine

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Indianaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hanner Mosquerra-Perea (12) dunks between Samfordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tim Williams (left) and Brandon Roberts on Friday in Bloomington, Ind. points, but the Spartans trailed 26-22 at halftime and didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t lead again until Gary Harrisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; threepoint play put Michigan State ahead 49-46 with 7:28 to go. The Spartans held Columbia without a field goal for the final 4:27.

a career-high 26 points and added six assists to lead undefeated Indiana to a rout of Samford in Bloomington, Ind. Noah Vonleh contributed 13 points and 10 rebounds, his third straight double-double to begin his college career. The Hoosiers led by as many as 51 points, and are 3-0 for the fourth time in four seasons. Indiana shot 57.1 percent from the field and outrebounded Samford 53-32 to improve to 10-0 all-time against Southern Conference opponents. Indiana took a 10-point lead less than 5 minutes into the game, went up 16 just 2 minutes later, and led by 20 for the first time with 12:17 remaining in the half. Samford (1-2) never got closer than 18 after that, and trailed by at least 28 throughout the second half. James Madison 60, Northern Illinois 55: Ron

Curry scored a gamehigh 19 points to lead the Dukes past the Huskies at the NIU Invitational in DeKalb. Charles Cooke added 13 points for James Madison (1-1). Travon Baker scored 17 points and Indiana 105, Samford Aaron Armstead 16 for 59: Yogi Ferrell scored the Huskies (0-2).

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second-leading scorer last season, averaging 10.5. CONTINUED FROM B1 The Comets have shortcomings â&#x20AC;&#x201C; their â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m really excited tallest players being for this year, because 5-foot-8 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; but have Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m a lot closer with strengths to offset them. the seniors, since Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think where we a junior,â&#x20AC;? Schmitt condonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have height, we tinued. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I feel like I fit can make up for in other into the team. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not as areas,â&#x20AC;? Oswalt said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We tense all the time.â&#x20AC;? have a lot of speed. With Oswalt is the only us being aggressive, and returning Comet who our physicality, we can averaged more than handle teamsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; height.â&#x20AC;? Schmittâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 3.5 points per Height isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t everygame. thing. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what coach Oswalt was Newmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Howell is preaching to

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ne of the best things about college football is how well the past translates to the present ... at least in terms of old televised games. Last weekend, I watched a replay of the 1985 game between No. 1 Iowa and No. 2 Michigan at Kinnick Stadium. One of the Big Ten Networkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Greatest Games,â&#x20AC;? it was a nice trip down memory lane of one of the biggest games of my childhood. As an 8-year-old that fall, I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t remember too many specific details of the Hawkeyesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; dream season that saw them spend 4 weeks atop the AP poll after a 7-0 start; they finished ninth in the final poll, going 10-2 after a loss to UCLA in the Rose Bowl. But I do remember some general things about that year: the win over the Wolverines being a big one, as was the loss 2 weeks later to Ohio State in a rainy game in Columbus. I also remember Chuck Long coming in second to Bo Jackson in the closest Heisman Trophy vote ever, and my uncle refusing to watch the second half of the Rose Bowl after Ronnie Harmon â&#x20AC;&#x201C; who had fumbled once all season â&#x20AC;&#x201C; lost four fumbles and dropped a wide-open TD pass in a 45-28 loss. But even more than those memories, I reveled in the staggering differences â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and even a few similarities â&#x20AC;&#x201C; between the CBS broadcast of that Iowa-Michigan game in 1985 versus what we see nowadays. Difference: Stopping play because the crowd was too loud. In what

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Difference: The graphics. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m sure they were state of the art at the time, but they didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even have the clock and score displayed at all times. It was only at clock stoppages â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and a few times between plays in the fourth quarter â&#x20AC;&#x201C; that they flashed the important game information that we take for granted on todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s telecasts. Similarity: Brent Musberger. His voice sounded

younger, but the current play-by-play man of ABCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game of the week was still calling things in much the same polished, smooth way he does today. No mention of any of the playersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; beautiful girlfriends in the stands, however. Difference: Officiating. It was really refreshing to see a game where there was nary a pass interference or roughing the passer call (there was one defensive holding), despite both teams playing smashmouth, physical football. I loved the fact that they let the players play and the coaches coach, and none of the players looked at the referee after every play and complained about not getting a call.

Similarity: Surprisingly, style of play. Both teams

ran first, passed second and, despite the passing games not being as complex or creative, both teams made big plays on the ground and through the air. It was Big Ten football the way you always think of it, and it was extremely entertaining. I guess the point here is that the more things change, the more they basically stay the same. Similarity: The uniforms. Some of the changes the sport â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and TV networks â&#x20AC;&#x201C; There were subtle difhave made over the years ferences, but in this day are very good ones, while and age of teams wearothers arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t as good. ing a different uniform Still, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re what make combo each and every week, it was nice to notice college football what it is today, and â&#x20AC;&#x201C; past or presthe Hawkeyes and Wolent â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll never turn down verines looked like they the chance to watch a could be playing 30 days good gridiron game. ago, not 30 years ago. seems absurdly comical today, Michigan QB Jim Harbaugh refused to take a snap at least three different times because he claimed he couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hear. Twice, the referee stepped in and requested that the Iowa defense â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and eventually, the PA announcer â&#x20AC;&#x201C; to ask the fans to quiet down so the visiting team could hear the snap count.

TYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S GAMES TO WATCH No. 25 Georgia at No. 7 Auburn When: 2:30 p.m. Saturday Line:!UBURNBYÂ&#x17E; Where:*ORDAN (ARE3TADIUM !UBURNTV:#"3 Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s up: The Tigers have been tearing it up lately, and THE"ULLDOGSARESTILLSTRUGGLINGTOGETHEALTHY,OOKFOR MOREOFTHESAME3ATURDAY My pick:!UBURN 

No. 12 Oklahoma State at No. 24 Texas When: 2:30 p.m. Saturday Line: Oklahoma State by 3 Where:$ARRELL+2OYAL3TADIUM !USTINTV: Fox Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s up:4HE,ONGHORNSHAVERISENFROMTHEEARLY season ashes like a phoenix, but a win over Oklahoma HASREALLYBEENTHEIRONLYTESTSOFAR4HE#OWBOYSARE STILLEYEINGA"#3BOWLANDSHOULDBEMOTIVATED My pick: Oklahoma State 38-24

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Florida at No. 10 South Carolina When: 6 p.m. Saturday Line: South Carolina by 13 Where:7ILLIAMS "RICE3TADIUM #OLUMBIA TV: ESPN2 Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s up:4HE'AMECOCKSUSEDTOWINWITHDEFENSE ANDTHE'ATORSWITHEXPLOSIVEOFFENSE4HEKEYINTHISONE WILLBE3TEVE3PURRIERS@/AGAINST7ILL-USCHAMPS@$ My pick: South Carolina 34-20

No. 4 Stanford at USC When:PM3ATURDAY Line:3TANFORDBYÂ&#x17E; Where:-EMORIAL#OLISEUM ,OS!NGELES TV:!"# Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s up: The Cardinal have put themselves in prime POSITIONFORA0AC TITLE BUTNEEDTOOVERCOMEAPOTENTIALHANGOVERAFTERBEATING/REGONTOAVOIDANUPSET4HE 4ROJANSOFFENSEISGETTINGBETTER BUTMAYNOTHAVEMANY CHANCESAGAINST3TANFORDSPHYSICAL BALL CONTROLSTYLE My pick:3TANFORD 

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This weekend, Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook will try to do what no other Spartan quarterback has done before â&#x20AC;&#x201C; beat Nebraska. A Legends Division title is at stake for Michigan State.

Can Sparty solve Huskers? Eyeing division title, MSU out to exorcise Nebraska demon BY ERIC OLSON !0#OLLEGE&OOTBALL7RITER

LINCOLN, Neb. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Michigan State has defeated every Big Ten opponent itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s faced since 2011 at least once ... except Nebraska. The Spartans, in fact, have never beaten the Cornhuskers. Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game at Memorial Stadium marks the eighth Michigan State-Nebraska meeting, and the stakes have never been higher for the 14th-ranked Spartans. If they win, they are all but assured of claiming the Legends Division. If they lose, Nebraska gains the inside track to the Big Ten championship game. Michigan State (8-1) is 5-0 in Big Ten play for the first time in coach Mark Dantonioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s seven seasons, and is coming off a bye week following its 29-6 dismantling of Michigan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve sort of allowed the dust to settle a little bit in terms of where the conference is at and really where we go from here,â&#x20AC;? Dantonio said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve talked among our players about how the

When: 2:30 p.m. Saturday Where: Memorial Stadium, ,INCOLN TV:!"# Line:-ICHIGAN3TBYÂ&#x17E; FYI: Spartans have wins over EVERYOTHER"IG4ENTEAMBESIDES #ORNHUSKERSSINCE next three games are so important in the outcome of this football season. Got a great challenge in Lincoln waiting for us.â&#x20AC;? The Huskers (7-2, 4-1) have put themselves in contention to win the division despite the loss of fourth-year starting quarterback Taylor Martinez to a foot issue, an injury-riddled offensive line, and a road loss to Minnesota that fueled speculation about coach Bo Peliniâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s future. Since then, the Huskers have beaten Northwestern at home on a Hail Mary and Michigan on the road with a smothering defensive performance. Nebraska has flummoxed the

Spartans since joining the Big Ten in 2011. Michigan State averaged 33 points and 393 yards in games against seven other Big Ten opponents in 2011, but managed just 187 yards in a 24-3 loss in Lincoln. That was the Spartansâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; only conference loss, and they went on to play in the Big Ten title game. Last year, Michigan State allowed its seven other conference opponents an average of 86 yards rushing and 267 total, but Nebraska churned out 313 yards on the ground and 473 total and beat the Spartans 28-24 in East Lansing, Mich., on a touchdown with 6 seconds left. For the third straight year, the Spartans have a defense thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s putting up impressive numbers. They are best in the nation against the run and in total defense. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But they can be beat,â&#x20AC;? said Tommy Armstrong Jr., who has taken over for Martinez. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When our offense is clicking, I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think there is anyone in the country that can stop us.â&#x20AC;?

As Rees goes, so too do the Irish EYE

Purdue game, where he CONTINUED FROM B1 was the hero after the game. So people can talk and say whatever. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Irish players have seen my quarterback,â&#x20AC;? Nix the scrutiny Rees has said. been through and are Rees concedes the critisolidly behind him. cism can be caustic. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He does a great job â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what you sign up of not letting it get to for. But at times, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not him,â&#x20AC;? tackle Zack Martin what you signed up for,â&#x20AC;? said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I really havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Rees said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a blessing been around someone at times, and it can be a who has gone through curse at times. But you as much as he has in 4 have to have resilience years, football-wise. Just and find a way to move the resiliency that heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s forward and lean on your shown. To do what heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s teammates.â&#x20AC;? done and bounce back The criticism is part this season is awesome.â&#x20AC;? of being quarterback at Nose guard Louis Nix Notre Dame, Kelly said. III doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t care what fans â&#x20AC;&#x153;When you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t perthink of Rees. form well, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s my quarterback. to be open to the kind Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s my brother. We of criticism that comes lose together, we win with not performing at together. Tommy was the level you need to booed last year at the perform at,â&#x20AC;? Kelly said.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re all accountable. Nobody here is looking for excuses. But the facts are the facts.â&#x20AC;? The fact is that when Rees throws interceptions, Notre Dame often loses. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s thrown two or more interceptions in four games this season. The Irish have lost three of them, and barely held on to beat Navy. Reesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; record as a starter is 21-7. He needs two more victories to move past Terry Hanratty into seventh place on Notre Dameâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all-time list. He needs three more touchdown throws to pass Jimmy Clausenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 60 career TD passes and move into second place on the school career list behind Brady Quinnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 95. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s averaging 250 yards a game passing,

and needs to average 228 yards to move past Ron Powlus (7,602 yards) and into third place behind Clausen (8,148) and Quinn (11,762). Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also thrown 34 career interceptions, fourth most in school history behind Theismann (35), Quinn (39) and Steve Beuerlein (44). Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been a solid, unspectacular year. Rees is completing a careerlow 54.4 percent of his passes, but has a careerbest efficiency rating of 142.8. Rees isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the ideal quarterback to run Kellyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s spread offense, because heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not a threat to run. Rees initially was recruited by Charlie Weis, and Kelly said heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not sure he ever saw film of Rees playing in high school.

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Quizzes can help improve defense

Grizzwells by Bill Schorr

Defense is the hardest part of the game, as we all know. But most pairs spend little time discussing it, preferring to concentrate on bidding. If you feel your partner’s basic defense needs sharpening, buy her or him “Defensive Play at Bridge: A Quizbook” by Barbara Seagram and David Bird (Master Point Press). This book is aimed at near-beginners and intermediates. The book starts with 10 pages of basic instruction. Then there are four pages specifically about no-trump contracts, followed by 34 quiz questions on a righthand page with the full deal and answer on the next left-hand page. Next, there are two pages about suit

contracts, followed by 30 quizzes. Finally, there is a glossary. In addition, there are valuable “points to remember” on each question and each answer page.

The book is excellent for its market. Here is one of the no-trump questions. Look only at the North and West hands. South is in three no-trump. West leads the spade six. East wins with his queen and returns the spade 10, South playing the five and the eight. How should West defend? South must be holding up the spade ace. But it is the only unseen spade. So, West should overtake his partner’s 10 with the king (or jack) and lead another spade to dislodge that ace. Then, with this layout, the contract can no longer be made. If West does not overtake, East will have to shift. Then South has time to dislodge West’s diamond king and take one spade, three hearts, four diamonds and one club. © 2013 UFS


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FRIDAYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S SCOREBOARD College football Big Ten Conference Overall W-L Pct. W-L Pct. Legends Division Michigan St. 5-0 1.000 8-1 .889 .EBRASKA       -INNESOTA       Iowa 3-3 .500 6-4 .600 -ICHIGAN       Northwestern 0-5 .000 4-5 .444 Leaders Division Ohio St. 5-0 1.000 9-0 1.000 7ISCONSIN       Penn St. 2-3 .400 5-4 .556 Indiana 2-3 .400 4-5 .444 Illinois 0-5 .000 3-6 .333 Purdue 0-5 .000 1-8 .111 Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games Indiana at Wisconsin, 11 a.m. (ESPN2) Ohio St. at Illinois, 11 a.m. (ESPN) 0URDUEAT0ENN3T AM"4. -ICHIGANAT.ORTHWESTERN PM"4. -ICHIGAN3TAT.EBRASKA PM!"#

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Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s results At Mayakoba Resort (El Camaleon Golf Club) Playa del Carmen, Mexico Purse: $6 million Yardage: 6,987; Par: 71 Partial Second Round Leaderboard Score Thru Kevin Stadler -12 F Robert Karlsson -12 F 2ORY3ABBATINI   #HRIS3TROUD   *AY-C,UEN   Jhonattan Vegas -8 F Pat Perez -8 14 Ryan Moore -8 F 3COTT"ROWN   *ASON"OHN  & Note: 98 players did not complete the second round.

After Friday qualifying; race Sunday At Homestead-Miami Speedway Homestead, Fla. Lap length: 1.5 miles (Car number in parentheses)   -ATT +ENSETH 4OYOTA  mph.  +URT"USCH #HEVROLET   *OEY,OGANO &ORD   "RAD+ESELOWSKI &ORD   $ENNY(AMLIN 4OYOTA   +EVIN(ARVICK #HEVROLET    *IMMIE *OHNSON #HEVROLET   -ARTIN4RUEX*R 4OYOTA   2ICKY3TENHOUSE*R &ORD   %LLIOTT3ADLER 4OYOTA   +YLE"USCH 4OYOTA   0AUL-ENARD #HEVROLET   +ASEY+AHNE #HEVROLET   *EFF"URTON #HEVROLET   2YAN.EWMAN #HEVROLET   'REG"IFFLE &ORD   4REVOR"AYNE &ORD   #ARL%DWARDS &ORD   !RIC!LMIROLA &ORD   +YLE,ARSON #HEVROLET    $ALE %ARNHARDT *R #HEVROLET   -ARK-ARTIN #HEVROLET   -ARCOS!MBROSE &ORD    $ANICA 0ATRICK #HEVROLET   #LINT"OWYER 4OYOTA   *EFF'ORDON #HEVROLET    *UAN 0ABLO -ONTOYA #HEVROLET    *AMIE -C-URRAY #HEVROLET   $AVID2AGAN &ORD    0ARKER +LIGERMAN 4OYOTA   $AVID'ILLILAND &ORD    $AVID 2EUTIMANN 4OYOTA   4RAVIS+VAPIL 4OYOTA   -ICHAEL-C$OWELL &ORD   *OSH7ISE &ORD   !*!LLMENDINGER 4OYOTA    ** 9ELEY #HEVROLET /WNER Points.   $AVE "LANEY #HEVROLET /WNER Points.  ,ANDON#ASSILL #HEVROLET /WNER Points.  #ASEY-EARS &ORD /WNER0OINTS 41. (32) Ken Schrader, Ford, Owner Points.   *OE .EMECHEK 4OYOTA /WNER Points.   4ONY 2AINES #HEVROLET /WNER Points.

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EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L OT Pts GF 4AMPA"AY      "OSTON      Detroit 9 5 6 24 50 4ORONTO      Montreal 10 8 2 22 52 /TTAWA      Florida 4 12 4 12 42 "UFFALO      Metropolitan Division W L OT Pts GF 0ITTSBURGH      Washington 11 8 1 23 65 #AROLINA      N.Y. Rangers 9 9 0 18 41 .EW*ERSEY      .9)SLANDERS      0HILADELPHIA      #OLUMBUS     

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Atlantic Division W L Pct Philadelphia 5 5 .500 4ORONTO    "OSTON    .EW9ORK    "ROOKLYN    Southeast Division W L Pct -IAMI    Atlanta 5 4 .556 #HARLOTTE    Orlando 4 5 .444 Washington 2 6 .250 Central Division W L Pct Indiana 9 0 1.000 #HICAGO    #LEVELAND    Detroit 2 5 .286 Milwaukee 2 6 .250

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TORONTO â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Luol Deng had 19 points, Joakim Noah scored 18, and the Bulls overcame the absence of Derrick Rose to beat the Toronto Raptors 96-80 on Friday night for their first road win of the season. Deng and Noah also had nine rebounds apiece as Chicago earned its third consecutive win. Kirk Hinrich started in place of Rose and scored 12 points, helping the Bulls improve to 1-3 on the road. Rose, the 2011 NBA MVP, was sidelined by the right hamstring injury that knocked him out in the fourth quarter of Mondayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s home win over Cleveland. He will be reevaluated before Chicago hosts undefeated Indiana on Saturday. The Bulls (4-3) never trailed while defeating

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2013-14 Sterling Golden Warriors

Hammelman was one of three major pieces â&#x20AC;&#x201C; along with point guard Paige Lobdell and gritty forward Ashli King â&#x20AC;&#x201C; whom Warriors coach Julie Schroeder needed to replace last season. This year, the tricky hole to fill in will be at shooting guard, with the graduation of sharpshooter Stephanie Kester. Her school recordsetting 3-point barrage helped the Warriors stun Rockford Lutheran and reach a 3A sectional final this past February. But the versatile Harris, by appearances a forward at 5-foot-11, has broadened her game. She already showed a penchant for snaring rebounds and going coast-to-coast last season. Harris credits her â&#x20AC;&#x153;big basketball family,â&#x20AC;? which includes her aunt Marche, a member of the 1976-77 state championship team, for making her so strong with the ball. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a big thing for me, to be like her and play like my aunt,â&#x20AC;? Harris said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve always had to control the ball playing at home. It just came with time, I guess. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a great rush to bring the ball up the court.â&#x20AC;? While Schroeder said Kester will be replaced â&#x20AC;&#x153;by committee,â&#x20AC;? when forced, the coach put

Coach:*ULIE3CHROEDERTHSEASON   2012-13:  .)" 7EST Advancement:,OST TO"URLINGTON #ENTRALIN!'ENOA +INGSTON3ECTIONALFINAL Key losses:3TEPHANIE+ESTER '-C+ENNA 0EARSON '"AILEY/ETTING & Key returners:+IARRA(ARRIS SR&+AITLYN "AUER SR&'ABBY3ANDOVAL JR' Opener: AT3TILLMAN6ALLEY PM-ONDAY Harris at the top of her list of shooters this time around. But Harris, who Schroeder says has grown by leaps and bounds in terms of making her teammates better, deferred when asked to name the best replacement for Kester. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gabby [Sandoval] has stepped up big-time,â&#x20AC;? Harris said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;staying after practice for shooting drills and shooting 3s. Now theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re finally falling. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gonna be a great season.â&#x20AC;? Sandoval worked exhaustively with Harris in the summertime on outside shooting, and didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t balk at accepting the nomination as top shooter. Well, at least sharing it. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Me and Kiarra are going to have to take that role,â&#x20AC;? Sandoval said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Just keep on shooting, whether itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s during practice, after or in a game. Just keep shooting.â&#x20AC;? Like Harris and Bauer, Sandoval was thrust into a key role as a sophomore. Perhaps the most

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important role in Sterling lore, actually. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gabby really grew up in her own last year, being a starting point guard as a sophomore â&#x20AC;&#x201C; in our program, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a really big accomplishment,â&#x20AC;? Schroeder said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She stepped into her own by the end of it and really figured it out. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Now, I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know if sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll play point guard for us 24-7 this year. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to get her out on the wing a little bit. Her game has grown immensely, in her ability to take the ball to the basket, and her ability to run the floor and see the floor.â&#x20AC;? Sandoval has embraced the role of leader, upperclassman and â&#x20AC;Ś driver. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Last year, I was always the underclassman, and I always had to get rides everywhere,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Now I can drive, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s so weird to think that so much has changed in just a year. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll pick up anyone who needs a ride, because I know how it feels.â&#x20AC;?

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When the Bears hand the ball to Matt Forte this Sunday, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have to deal with the Ravensâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; formidable front seven. When heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s used in the passing game, the gusting wind could be a worthy adversary.

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The Bears are aware of the disruptive defense heading to Soldier Field on Sunday. The Ravens own a top-10 run-stopping unit, allowing 102.6 yards per game. They have a pass rush that has produced 32 sacks â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 18 more than the Bears. A dangerous front seven includes feisty nose tackle Haloti Ngata, plus edge rushers Terrell Suggs and Elvis Dumervil, all of whom have Bears offensive coordinator Aaron Kromer fortifying his pass-protection plans. â&#x20AC;&#x153;[Dumervil] is very powerful, has speed coming off the edge, and will turn the power on you,â&#x20AC;? Kromer said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re trying to catch up to his speed, and then heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s knocking guys into the quarterback. And Suggs has multiple moves. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll show with his power, knock your hands off and

Kickoff forecast sDEGREES WITH SCATTEREDSTRONGSTORMS sCHANCEOFRAIN s MPHWINDS337 * â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Source: weather.com get to the quarterback.â&#x20AC;? A quick, efficient passing attack could be the best antidote. But if the Ravens defense didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t provide enough obstacles to work around, a warm day also might greet the Bearsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; offense with rain and blustery winds. The latter â&#x20AC;&#x201C; which forecasts indicate could include gusts up to 25 mph â&#x20AC;&#x201C; could alter Marc Trestmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s play calling, particularly with passes outside the numbers. Operating into the wind, Trestman said, will require a clock-controlling running game. With the wind? â&#x20AC;&#x153;You have to try to make the most of it,â&#x20AC;? Trestman said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Into the crosswind, certainly what you do outside the numbers is affected as well as the depths of routes. But itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all incorporated in the framework of the game plan.â&#x20AC;?

AKE FOREST â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Replacing the greatest cornerback in Bears history is no easy task. But Zack Bowman has dealt with bigger challenges. Picture this: Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a teenager. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a great athlete and you have a lot of friends. One day, your dad (an Air Force master sergeant) comes home from work and wants to talk. This is a dad thing, right? Dads like to talk about things. Cut the lawn. Cut your hair. Cut it out. Except this talk was different. The Bowmans of South Carolina were moving to Alaska. ALASKA?!?!? Yes, Alaska. Bowman discussed his unusual path to the NFL after Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s practice at Halas Hall: Musick: A lot of Bears fans might not know that you lived in Anchorage. What was that like? Bowman: It was different. Coming from South Carolina â&#x20AC;&#x201C; thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s where Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m originally from â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and going to Alaska, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve kind of got this process in your head that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just snow up there and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s igloos and penguins and polar bears. I wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t too thrilled when my dad came home and told us we were moving to Alaska. But we ended up going up there, and when I got up there, of course it was snowing. But it was a lot different. There were buildings and it was citylike, and my high school was cool. So, I liked it. Musick: How old were you when you made the move? Bowman: Second semester of my freshman year.

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Musick: Could you see Russia from your house? Bowman: (Smiles) You couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see it from my house. You had to go more toward the bay, and it had to be like a clear day, and you could see it. Musick: Were you already into football before you moved? Bowman: Yeah. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been playing football since the fourth grade, and then it was just one of those things. I got up there and I was the new guy, so basically nobody knew if I could play. Once they saw me play in the gym one time â&#x20AC;&#x201C; we were just playing pickup ball â&#x20AC;&#x201C; they were like, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Hey, this kidâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s good.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; So, I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even play JV, I played varsity all 3 years, and I played varsity [as a freshman] in South Carolina, too. Musick: And in Alaska, you were high school basketball teammates with Mario Chalmers? Bowman: Mm hmm. Musick: Did you ever think he might become an NCAA and NBA champ? Bowman: Yeah, I did. You could see it when we were in high school. He had a nice jump shot, had good ball skills, had good vision on the court. His big thing was defense, so obviously he was a good defender. Yeah, you could definitely see it. Musick: How did it work on the team? Was he the point guard and you the shooting guard?

Bowman: I was the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;3â&#x20AC;&#x2122; my first few years, and then my senior year I got moved to the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;4â&#x20AC;&#x2122; because we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have the height. Our tallest guy was like 6-foot-5. We were more like running guys. We had nothing but speed on the court. Everybody could shoot, everybody could lay it up, everybody could dribble. Our coach just sat back and watched us play. Musick: Do you still have any mementos from your state basketball title? Bowman: I do, I do. Matter of fact, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve still got the tape from the [state championship] game. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s good to go back and watch every now and then. Musick: OK, quick detour back to football. On a scale of 1 to 10, how popular is football in Alaska?

Bowman: It was very popular. They just donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get a lot of pub up there. Basketball is a popular sport, too, they just donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get a lot of pub from anybody, so itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard for a lot of those kids to get recognized. But there are guys who do come out playing basketball and football. Musick: So when you take on Baltimore this weekend, will you have some friends in Alaska getting up to watch the 9 a.m. kickoff? Bowman: Yeah, man. A lot of my friends watch it. They always send me text messages and stuff like that, so I know that those guys are watching.

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GREEN BAY, Wis. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; For the first time since the strike-interrupted season of 1987, the Green Bay Packers are getting ready to work on their third starting quarterback in three straight games. The Packers also might have a reshuffled offensive line protecting firsttime NFL starter Scott Tolzien against the New York Giants on Sunday. Injuries forced Green Bay to not only turn to Tolzien as the latest replacement for Aaron Rodgers, but also resulted in significant changes on the line. The Packers ended the loss to Philadelphia with different players at three of the five lineman positions than how they started the game.

didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t practice this week, Whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s next? and is questionable for Sunday. s1"Aaron Rodgers Dietrich-Smith, who AND#"Casey also left the last game HeywardOUTFORSURE with a knee injury, was VS'IANTS/FFENSIVE held out of practice linemen Don Barclay Friday, but is probable. and Evan DietrichIf Dietrich-Smith has a Smith also nicked up. say, he will be in the startBut the outlook for the ing lineup against the matchup with the Giants Giants. is somewhat encouraging â&#x20AC;&#x153;The plan all week has as Green Bay (5-4) looks been try to get to Sunday, to end a two-game losing get healed up for Sunday,â&#x20AC;? streak. Dietrich-Smith said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be fine,â&#x20AC;? center And despite not pracEvan Dietrich-Smith ticing much this week, said Friday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a lot of Dietrich-Smith is conficross-training [with the dent he and Tolzien will linemen]. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve all been be in sync as the Packers playing different spots for transition to yet another a long time. Everybodyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s starting quarterback with kind of got to step up and Rodgers (broken collarbone) listed as out for a switch around, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s second straight game. nothing new.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been taking reps Right tackle Don Barclay, and stuff like that,â&#x20AC;? who suffered a knee injury against the Eagles, Dietrich-Smith said.

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could prove just as critical to the outcome. After all, the Broncos (8-1) canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t win if they canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t score, and they canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t score if Manning and his trusty lieutenants are standing on the sideline. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve heard that strategy before, keep-away, but thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s certainly not something weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re even talking about or focusing on at all,â&#x20AC;? Smith said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have to go out there and execute. I think if you go out there and play keepaway, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard for good things to happen.â&#x20AC;?

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Students in the food service lab prepare chocolate chip cookies for visitors during the WACC open house on Nov. 7. Despite drops in state and federal funding, WACC has managed to continue having 12 programs and has maintained a balanced budget.

Local schools help make up for losses in government funding BY PAM EGGEMEIER peggemeier@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 570

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TERLING â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The challenges Illinois schools face from decreased funding for education have been well documented. Career and technical education centers have not been immune to those same challenges. Despite recent drops in state and federal funding, Whiteside Area Career Center has managed to maintain a balanced budget. The funding distribution is different from the schools, although budget cuts at the schools can have a great impact at the career centers. Whiteside Area Career Center Director Kim Purvis says there are several factors that have allowed the hands-on learning institution to weather the storms. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are holding our own right now,â&#x20AC;? Purvis said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are very fortunate because even though state and federal funding is down, we set tuition rates locally and the schools have been very supportive.â&#x20AC;? Like the schools, career center revenue is based on the number of students attending, but the distribution is different. WACC is funded through state grants, federal grants, and tuition from the 15 public and two parochial schools they serve. Purvis said they also receive some donations. In 2010, the funding distribution was 29 percent state, 15 percent federal, and 56 percent from the local schools. In 2014, state money will be 28 percent of its funding, 12 percent will come from the federal government, and the schools will pick up 60 percent.

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From 2010 to 2014, per pupil funding has dropped 7 percent at the state level, and fallen 26 percent at the federal level, while local funding has increased 2 percent. Purvis said that she has seen two sides to the schoolsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; budget cuts. In 2010, a year of more drastic budget cuts by the schools, the career centerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s enrollment dropped to 579 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; it is now at 646. Those cuts, however, would later spur more student interest in WACC. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Most schools lost electives due to cuts,â&#x20AC;? Purvis said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Many of them came

here to receive some of the hands-on experience that they couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get at their own schools.â&#x20AC;? Shortly after, a change in the tuition calculation system also helped enrollment spike. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The tuition change gave the schools incentive to send more students here,â&#x20AC;? Purvis said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As they sent more students, some were basically paying half price for tuition.â&#x20AC;? BUDGET CONTINUED ON C8

Dear Brian, Employer contributions do not count toward the 15 percent I recommend setting aside for retirement. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nice if you work for a company that offers perks like that, but I want you putting 15 percent of your money into retirement. Baby Step 4 of my plan says to put 15 percent of your income into retirement accounts. The first thing you should put money into is a matching retirement account. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got a 401(k), a Roth 401(k) or a 403(b) and your employer offers a match, you should do that up to the match before anything else. Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s say your employer will match 3 percent. Because the goal is 15 percent, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve still got some work to do. You have 3 percent of your own money already tied up for retirement, so then you could look at a Roth IRA. If the Roth plus what you invested previously to get the match doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t equal 15 percent, you could then look at a 403(b) or go back to your 401(k) to hit the 15 percent mark. Whatever your company matches, whatever its pension may be, or even military retirement does not enter into the equation. I want your money in your name. If your company goes broke and you have a company pension, you get nothing. But if you have a 401(k) and your company dies, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in your name and you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t lose it. You put it there, you own it. And that includes the match. Are you getting the picture, Brian? I want you to control your destiny. â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Dave

Teaching teenagers about giving Dear Dave, What are some good ways to teach a 13-year-old kid about giving versus getting during the holiday season? â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Phillip Dear Phillip, One of the best things you can do is simply talk about it â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a lot. Kids are bombarded with messages about how important they are, and how they should always have what they want. RAMSEY CONTINUED ON C8

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Out-of-town book fair helps schools DeKALB â&#x20AC;&#x201C; On Nov. 23, the libraries of AFC School District will be part of a book fair fundraiser Barnes and Noble, 2439 Sycamore Road. A percentage of all sales will be donated to the AFC school libraries; customers will need to mention they want their purchase to count toward AFC. As part of the book fair, AFC schools will host the following events at the store: Storytelling: 10 a.m. Laura Coffman, 11 a.m. Marie McCannon, 4:15 p.m. Jennifer Warrenfeltz and 5:15

p.m. Jakki Estock. Art show: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., a showcase of student artwork. Live music: 2 to 3 p.m. Graylyn Bennett on violin and 3 to 4:30 p.m. Tristan Bushman. Craft projects for kids: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Elf on the Shelfâ&#x20AC;? adoption event: noon. Complimentary giftwrapping: noon to 6 p.m. To take part without going to DeKalb, go to BN.com/bookfairs and enter the Bookfair ID 11202405 at checkout. The online portion of this event runs from Nov. 23-27.

AN ACT OF CARING

On the day before her 6th birthday, Gabriella â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gabbiâ&#x20AC;? Mango of Rock Falls stopped at Stellar to get her first haircut. Daesha Hubbard was the stylist. With her birthday being in October, Cancer Awareness Month, it was decided to donate 10 inches of her hair to Locks of Love. For her birthday party, family and friends were asked to help donate new or used books for to the local TriCounty Opportunities Councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Head Start program. Photos submitted by Angie Mango.


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Susan Wilcox of Dixon traveled to Washington, D.C., with Bob and Pat Gibler. While on her trip, she went to see Phlash Phelps, who is a disc jockey with the Sirius-XM radio station 60 in 6. Many people donated quarters to help Wilcox make the journey. Photo submitted by Pat Gibler. Maxine Howard, 100, petted a llama Oct. 25 when a petting zoo visited Heritage Woods in Sterling. Photo submitted by Carole Finnicum.

NATURAL BEAUTY TOP LEFT: A garden blooms in July up along the Rock River.

LAKE SHABBONA TREASURE

LOWER LEFT: Clouds paint the landscape on this September day as traffic heads toward Sterling from Dixon on state Route 2.

Photos submitted by Hiedi Beaugrand-Eberhardt of Dixon

BOUNTIFUL HARVEST

Chuck Powell of CP Electric in Sterling, a musky and bass fishing consultant with more than 25 years’ experience, caught a 51-inch musky Sept. 3 at Shabbona Lake. Photo submitted by Powell.

A DAY AT ST. PAUL’S CHURCH

Bell peppers grew over the summer in Dom Castaldo’s garden in Mount Morris. They included green, red, and purple varieties. He also grew standard slicing, Italian plum, and cherry tomatoes. His wife, Kitty, made fried green tomatoes with the harvest. Photo submitted by Dom Castaldo.

Wanted: Photos from you Brittany Moore, the secretary at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Dixon, is ready for work. Photo submitted by Laurin Williamson of Dixon.

A scrapbook is a book with blank pages, and that’s what our Scrapbook page is without your pictures. We want to fill the page with images that capture lives in the Sauk Valley. They can be submitted by email to photos@saukvalley.com or can be taken to the Sterling and Dixon offices.


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Dixon Area Garden Club members recently donated $4,000 from their pancake fundraiser to the Dixon-inBloom hanging baskets project. At the presentation were (from left) Nancy Strock, garden club president; Robin Canode, president of Dixon-in-Bloom; Shirley Vivian, treasurer of Dixon-in-Bloom; and Ken Strock, garden club treasurer. Photo submitted by Bonnie Nichols.

Bureau Valley North and South had several students who were part of the BVEC Festival. They are (front row, from left) Allen Guenther, Josie Cady, Madison Jackson, Katie Bannick, Rieder Pistole, and Joe Green; (second row) Andrew Mazzei, Memphis Fischer, Marissa Endress, Lexi Ryan, Sophia Myong, Saige Barnett, Zachary Quait-Ohlson, Colbie Carl, Taylor Butler, Morgan Vick, and Jade Blackert; (third row) Brendan McAlvey, Katherine Monier, Madison Mares, Kaitlin Mungia, Elijah Lind, Connor Johnson, Rhiannon Staker, Cassidy Olds, Ellen Johnson, and Emily Fordham; (fourth row) Bradley Sierens, Joshua Monier, Kurt Bitting, Jackson Hanson, Bailey Butler, Marissa Zittle, Dallas Hardy, Kale Barnett, Liam Minnix, Allyssa Heidenreich, Jessica Linley, Savannah Jensen, and Morgan Strader; and (fifth row) Sarah Beattie, AJ Hockings, Corbin Endress, Benjamin Jackson, Mason Wierzbicki, Sabrina Cisketti, Donald Rios, Lynne Swanson, Leeandra Sights, Abbey Johnson, Tanner Maynard, Madie McFadden, and Courtney Hoagland. Photo submitted by David Larkin.

UNITED METHODIST BAZAAR NOV. 23

IN BRIEF Applications for homes accepted

First United Methodist Church in Dixon will have its 73rd holiday bazaar from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 23 at the church, 202 S. Peoria Ave. Jessie Marie Dir (left) and Carolyn Paisley show some of the items that will be available for sale. Photo submitted by Dir.

New books arrive at library STERLING â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Adult Serious Readersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Group meets at 6 p.m. Nov. 26 at Sterling Public Library, 102 W. Third St. The selections are: â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Dog Stars,â&#x20AC;? by Peter Heller, January; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Netherland,â&#x20AC;? by Joseph Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neill, February; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Flight Behavior,â&#x20AC;? by Barbara Kingsolver, March; â&#x20AC;&#x153;True Grit,â&#x20AC;? by Charles Portis, April; â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Burgess Boys,â&#x20AC;? by Elizabeth Strout, May; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Aleph,â&#x20AC;? by Paulo Coelho, June; â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Aviatorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wife,â&#x20AC;? by Melanie Benjamin, July; â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Round House,â&#x20AC;? by Louise Erdrich, August; â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Cove,â&#x20AC;? by Ron Rash, September; â&#x20AC;&#x153;And the Mountains Echoed,â&#x20AC;? by Khaled Hosseini, October; and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Home,â&#x20AC;? by Toni Morrison, November. New fiction books at the library include: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Accused,â&#x20AC;?

by Lisa Scottoline; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Critical Mass,â&#x20AC;? by Sara Paretsky; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cross My Heart,â&#x20AC;? by James Patterson; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dust,â&#x20AC;? by Patricia Cornwell; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Identical,â&#x20AC;? by Scott Turow; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Innocence,â&#x20AC;? by Dean Koontz; and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Outlaw,â&#x20AC;? by Ted Dekker. New Christian fiction books are: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Plain Peace,â&#x20AC;? by Beth Wiseman; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Promise Kept,â&#x20AC;? by Robin Hatcher; and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Return to Me,â&#x20AC;? by Lynn Austin. Mexican Train Dominoes will be played the first Saturday of each month. This is for adults. The doors open at 2:30 p.m. and play begins at 3 p.m. The cost is $7. The next game dates are Dec. 7 and Jan. 4. The Nov. 26 movie and lunch will be at noon in the library, featuring

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kisses For My President.â&#x20AC;? Soup, sandwich, and a beverage are served, followed by the film at 12:30 p.m. There is no charge; donations are accepted. Blood pressure screenings also are available. There will be no program in December. The Jan. 28 show will be â&#x20AC;&#x153;Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Do It Again.â&#x20AC;? Activities for young adults include: Early Out Movie Day, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pacific Rim,â&#x20AC;? at 1 p.m. Nov. 20; 6 p.m. monthly meeting Dec. 17, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Crazy Christmas;â&#x20AC;? Movie Day, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Monstersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; University,â&#x20AC;? 1 p.m. Dec. 29; 6 p.m. monthly meeting Jan. 14, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Frozen Flavors;â&#x20AC;? and 1 p.m. Jan. 27 Early Out Movie Day, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Man of Steel.â&#x20AC;? For more information, call the library at 815-6251370.

Wood carving at Rock River Center OREGON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; George Tolliver, a carver, and the Rock River Center will present a workshop at 810 S. 10th St. This Whimsical Santa workshop will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 7. Participants should bring a small (sharp) knife and a cut-resistant glove. Wood for carving and paint will be provided. The cost is $20 for center members and $25 for nonmembers. Prepaid reservations are required. For more information or to reserve a place, call Linda Duffy at 815-7323252.

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BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS Kinley Marie Kuster Jenna M. and Cody L. Kuster of Dixon are the parents of a daughter born at 9:47 p.m. Oct. 17, 2013, at KSB Hospital in Dixon. Kinley Marie Kuster weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces at birth and was 20 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Greg and Peggy Kingry of Dixon. Paternal grandparents are Brian and Lisa Kuster of Dixon. Maternal great-grandfather is Stephen Kingry of Dixon. Paternal great-grandparents are John Kuster and Kay Pottorf, both of Dixon.

Jordan Richard Daniel Coulter-Boyd Angela Coulter and Geliria Boyd of Sterling are the parents of a son born at 8:59 a.m. Oct. 21, 2013, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Jordan Richard Daniel Coulter-Boyd weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces at birth and was 21.5 inches in length. He is welcomed by Jazmin Coulter, 11, William Coulter-Stage, 4, and Jonah Coulter, 2. Maternal grandparents are Connie Waller and Doug Waller, both of Dixon, and the late Scott Coulter. Paternal grandparents are Dorothy Boyd of Rockford and James Smith of Chicago. Maternal great-grandparents are Judy Webb of Dixon and Louis Coulter of Rock Falls.

Kinsly Jean Bender Kaitlyn Kelly and Dustin Bender of Rock Falls are the parents of a daughter born at 11:11 a.m. Nov. 1, 2013, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Kinsly Jean Bender weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces at birth and was 19 inches in length. She is welcomed by Karaleigh Rayann Bender, 3. Maternal grandparents are Laura and Terry Tessendorf of Chadwick and Kerry and Stacy Kelly of Jenks, Okla. Paternal grandparents are Lena and Ryan Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;neal of Chadwick and Scott Green of Sterling. Maternal great-grandparents are Bill and Lovola Fransisco of San Diego and Fleet Palmer of California. Paternal great-grandparents are Jim and Pam Green, Danny Bender, and Dave and Teri Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;neal, all of Sterling.

Sam Elliot Jones Jr. Heather Dice and Sam Jones of Lyndon are the parents of a son born at 4:14 p.m. Oct. 22, 2013, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Sam Elliot Jones Jr. weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces at birth and was 20.5 inches in length. He is welcomed by Jackson Cain-Jones, 2. Maternal grandparents are Karen Ward-Dice and Donald Dice, both of Vero Beach, Fla. Paternal grandparents are Jeannie Jones and Sam T. Jones, both of Lyndon. Maternal great-grandparents are Janet Kliven of Romoland, Calif., and Richard L. Ward of Tampa, Fla. Paternal great-grandfather is Robert Livingston of Lyndon.

Khloe Jean Armstrong Stephanie and Kenneth Armstrong of Milledgeville are the parents of a daughter born at 10:10 a.m. Oct. 23, 2013, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Khloe Jean Armstrong weighed 9 pounds, 14

ounces at birth and was 22 inches in length. She is welcomed by Sophia Armstrong, 2. Maternal grandparents are Dorothy Kozlowski and Edward Kozlowski, both of Amboy. Paternal grandparents are John Armstrong and Judy Armstrong, both of Thomson.

Annabelle Nicole Roath Katelyn N. Scott and Tanner D.W. Roath of Dixon are the parents of a daughter born at 1:06 p.m. Oct. 27, 2013, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Annabelle Nicole Roath weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces at birth and was 20 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Lavina Young and Steven Scott, both of Dixon. Paternal grandparents are Caleb and Lynda Fuller of Dixon. Maternal great-grandparents are George and Arlene Scott and Stella Young, all of Ashton. Paternal great-grandparents are Robert and Carol Roath of Dixon.

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Coloring contest results announced The Coloma Township Park Districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s joanFRITZ annual Halloween Coloring Contest ran from Joan Fritz is the recreation Oct. 1 to 25. supervisor of The pictures were THE#OLOMA Township judged on originality and quality of coloring. 0ARK$ISTRICTIN Rock Falls. All winners received a placement ribbon and a park district T-shirt. They also received prizes depending upon the placement in their age Rebecca Summerville, category. Xaivier Payne, and KayFirst through sixthlee Ann Johnson. place winners are: Ages 7-8: Rais Tefiku, Ages 3-4: Kylee Ullrich, Noelia Ibarra, Brooke Joanna Rabandan, Blake Howard, Kinzie Bruketta, Williamson, Leah CarOlivia Leal, and Cynaia rier, Makayla Zelle, and Hopkins. Riley Kibodeaux. Ages 9-10: Damarys Ages 5-6: Hannah Garcia, Haylee Herrera, Holschuh, Addison Jermiah Burtlow, Raul Watts, Paezleigh Hudgin, Garcia, Taylor Brown,

and Aryanna Thompson. Ages 11-12: Emma Lutz, Cara Orban, Dawson Smith, Jared Rasmussen, Peyton McNinch, and Madison Arickx. The park district office will close at noon Nov. 27 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday and reopens at 9 a.m. Dec. 2. Decemberâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s special event at the park district is Letters to Santa. Word from the North Pole is that the park district has been named the local distribution point for answers to Letters To Santa Claus. Boys and girls of all ages can write to Santa Claus, in care of the Coloma Township Park

District, P.O. Box 562, Rock Falls, IL 61071, or the letters can be dropped off at the office, 508 E. 11th St. All letters will receive a reply and should include full name and address printed clearly so that Santaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s helpers will know where to send that reply. Santa asks that each childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s letter include a 46-cent stamp. Santa has his own stationery, but there are no stamps at the North Pole. Letters to Santa will run from Dec. 1 to 20, so the elves have time to get the return letters in the mail. For more information on park district programs or events, call 815-625-0272.

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Ryleigh Kay Smithee Katie and Scott Smithee of Rock Falls are the parents of a daughter born at 7:54 p.m. Nov. 2, 2013, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Ryleigh Kay Smithee weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces at birth and was 21 inches in length. She is welcomed by Mason Smithee, 7, and Matthew Smithee, 1. Maternal grandparents are Margie Catalanello of LaSalle and Jeffery Montavon of Dixon. Paternal grandparents are Sharon Smithee and Mike Smithee, both of Rock Falls. Maternal great-grandparents are Patrick and Rosemary Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien of Sterling and Jim and Janet Montavon of Dixon. Paternal great-grandparents are Lola Mitchell of Sterling and J.W. and Beatrice Smithee of Rock Falls.

Abigail Elizabeth Sintich Emma and Kyle Sintich of Dixon are the parents of a daughter born at 9:33 p.m. Oct. 30, 2013, at KSB Hospital in Dixon. Abigail Elizabeth Sintich weighed 5 pounds, 9 ounces at birth and was 17.5 inches in length. She is welcomed by Maybella, 3. Maternal grandparents are Mary McCoy of Dixon and Timothy McCoy. Fraternal grandparents are Nora and Douglas Sintich of Lansing and Joe Ramirez of Chicago.

Riley Nathaniel Reyes Raeann Britt and Justin Reyes of Rock Falls are the parents of a son born at 9:03 p.m. Oct. 20, 2013, at KSB Hospital in Dixon. Riley Nathaniel Reyes weighed 7 pounds at birth and was 20 inches in length. He is welcomed by Javen Reyes, 4, and Jezelle Reyes, 2. Maternal grandparents are Robert and Amy Teague of Rock Falls. Paternal grandparents are Eloy and Tracy Reyes of Rock Falls. Maternal great-grandparents are Michael and Nelda Sutton of Chadwick. Paternal great-grandparents are Julie Aguilar and Sharon Jenkins, both of Rock Falls.

Information sought The birth announcement for Gustav Thomas Ziegler cannot be printed without additional information. The editorial department has been unable to reach the submitters. If those who submitted it could call 800-798-4085, ext. 501, it would be appreciated.

The family of Dorothy Wolford recently donated proceeds from an auction to the Veterans Memorial Park in Dixon. At the check passing were Bonnie Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connell, Dr. Don Edwards, Terry and Grant Wolford, Rich Sanders, and Charlie Thomas. Photo submitted by Karen Dinges.

Members needed to start new Lions Club Terry Gaskill, Lions zone chairman, is interested in forming a Rock Falls-Sterling Lions Club. Although Lions clubs in both towns disband-

ed, there is a need for help with eyeglasses and hearing for people in the area. According to Gaskill, the cost is minimal to

belong to Lions Club International. Those 18 years old or older can belong to a Lions Club, while those younger can join a Leo

Club in high school. Gaskill can be reached at 815-535-3665. Go to www.lionsclubs. org for more information.

SUPPORT GROUPS, CLUBS, AND SERVICES Today Alcoholics Anonymous, 9 a.m., closed, Big Book, United -ETHODIST#HURCH %#HIcago Ave., Davis Junction. Alcoholics Anonymous, 9 a.m., open, tradition; 12:30 PM CLOSEDPM CLOSED Bazaar Americana, 609 W. Third St., Sterling. Alcoholic Anonymous, 9 a.m., open, womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s; noon, open; 6 p.m., open, 90-92 S. Hennepin Ave., Dixon. Alcoholics Anonymous, 9:30 a.m., former St. Anneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Grade School, 32 N. Jones Ave., !MBOY    Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Alcoholics Anonymous, 10:30 a.m., 7 p.m., closed, 808 Freeport Road, Sterling. Mercy Nursing Services free blood pressure clinic, 11 a.m. to noon, Walmart, 1901 First Ave., Rock Falls. Reality Check Narcotics Anonymous, noon, 6 p.m., &IRST#HRISTIAN#HURCH &IFTH !VE 2OCK&ALLS    Downstairs, west door. Sauk Valley Group Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, 7 p.m., OPEN BACKDOOR &IRST Ave., Rock Falls. Mercy Nursing Services free blood pressure clinic, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Save-A-Lot, 928 First Ave., Rock Falls. Bi-Ways Brain Injury Support Group, 2 p.m., Winning Wheels, %4HIRD3T 0ROPHETSTOWN 2EGISTER   EXT 29. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 PM OPEN &IRST0RESBYTERIAN #HURCH #ALVIN2OAD Rochelle. Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 PM CLOSED 6ILLAGEOF0ROGress, 710 S. 13th St., Oregon. Sunday Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 a.m., closed; 7 p.m., open, 2OCHELLE#OMMUNITY(OSPITAL 900 N. Second St. Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 a.m., closed; 11 a.m., open; 1 p.m., closed, Spanish; 7 p.m.,

closed, Bazaar Americana, 609 W. Third St., Sterling. Alcoholics Anonymous, 9 a.m., closed; noon, open; 6 p.m., closed, step, 90-92 S. Hennepin Ave., Dixon. Alcoholics Anonymous, 10 a.m., open, Horizon View Farm barn, 2422 N. River Road, Oregon. Sauk Valley Group Alcoholics Anonymous, 10 a.m., open, "IG"OOK BACKDOOR &IRST Ave., Rock Falls. Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians and Gays Sauk Valley, PM 3T,UKE%PISCOPAL#HURCH 74HIRD3T Dixon. Dixon Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 540,PM &RANKLIN'ROVE2OAD    Compassionate Friends, Death of a Child Support Group,PM #HURCHOF'OD 860 W. Oregon Trail Road, /REGON    Alcoholics Anonymous, 6 PM CLOSED #HURCHOF3T !NNE .#HERRY3T -ORrison. Reality Check Narcotics Anonymous, 6 p.m., First #HRISTIAN#HURCH &IFTH!VE 2OCK&ALLS    Downstairs, west door. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 PM CLOSED 3PANISH 3T0ATRICK#ATHOLIC#HURCH +ELLY Drive, Rochelle. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, clearance required, "!!BBLEONFOR,IFE0RISON 'ROUP    Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, 808 Freeport Road, Sterling. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7:30 p.m., closed, 304 Seventh Ave. W., Lyndon. Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 PM CLOSED -OUNT-ORRIS 3ENIOR#ENTER %&RONT3T Monday Childhood immunization clinic; Women, Infants and Children clinic; and Family Planning Services, all by

appointment only, Suite 100, ,EE#OUNTY(EALTH$EPARTMENT 3'ALENA!VE $IXON  284-3371. Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 a.m., open, Methodist church, 402 First Ave., Forreston. Abuse Changing Team,   Mercy Nursing Services free blood pressure clinic, 8:30AM 9-#! 9-#! Way, Sterling. Narcotics Anonymous, 10 a.m., open, 403 13th Ave., Sterling. Dixon Rotary Club, noon, LOWERLEVEL 3T,UKE%PISCOPAL #HURCH 74HIRD3T $IXON Alcoholics Anonymous, NOON CLOSED 3T0AUL ,UTHERAN#HURCH 3&IFTH St., Oregon. American Red Cross blood drive, noon to 6 p.m., Walnut #OMMUNITY"UILDING -AIN St. Appointments: 800-7332767. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed, step; 6 p.m., open, 90-92 S. Hennepin Ave., Dixon. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed, Big Book; 6 p.m., closed, Spanish; 7 p.m., open, Bazaar Americana, 609 W. Third St., Sterling. Reality Check Narcotics Anonymous, noon, 6 p.m., &IRST#HRISTIAN#HURCH &IFTH !VE 2OCK&ALLS    Downstairs, west door. Crochet-Knitting Club, 12:30 PM 7HITESIDE#OUNTY3ENIOR #ENTER 7.INTH3T Sterling. American Legion Post 12 Auxiliary, 1:30 p.m., 1120 W. First St., Dixon. TOPS Chapter IL 634 meeting, PM 37ALNUT St., Franklin Grove. TOPS, 4 p.m. weigh-in, 4:30 PMMEETINGPMWEIGH IN PMMEETING (UB#ITY 3ENIOR#ENTER #HERRY!VE Rochelle. TOPS,PM WEIGH IN PM 0OLO#HURCHOFTHE"RETHREN 3#ONGRESS!VE 0OLO   

Lee County Honor Flight, 6 p.m., Veterans of Foreign Wars 0OST &RANKLIN'ROVE 2OAD $IXON    Rock Falls Rotary, 6 p.m., Beelendorfâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Deli, 204 W. 10th St., Rock Falls. Celebrate Recovery, 6-8 p.m., 201 W. Market St., MorRISON    Celebrate Recovery, Christcentered Recovery Group,  PM 2EVIVE#OMMUNITY #HURCH %&RONT3T -OUNT -ORRIS    Overeaters Anonymous, 6 PM 2OOM #'(-EDICAL #ENTER %,E&EVRE2OAD 3TERLING    Dixon CHIP Support Group meeting, 6:30 p.m. potluck, #ONFERENCE2OOM 4OWN 3QUARE#ENTRE 3ECOND3TREET entrance, 102 S. Hennepin Ave., $IXON    Rock Falls Boy Scout Troop 306, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Fellowship (ALL (ARVEST4IME"IBLE#HURCH 1802 Dixon Ave., Rock Falls,    Kick-It smoking cessation class, 6:30 p.m., Whiteside #OUNTY(EALTH$EPARTMENT 1300 W. Second St., Rock Falls,    Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5418 Ladies Auxiliary meeting, 7 p.m., 217 First Ave., 2OCK&ALLS    Al-Anon, 7 p.m., Church of God,#LAY3T -OUNT#ARROLL    Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, 808 Freeport Road, Sterling. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7 p.m., closed, step study, New (OPE&ELLOWSHIP#HURCH  STATE2OUTE +INGS Country Crossroads Quilt Guild, 7 p.m., Forreston Grove #HURCH &REEPORT2OAD &ORRESTON    Alcoholics Anonymous, 7:30 PM CLOSED 3T,UKE%PISCOPAL #HURCH 74HIRD3T $IXON Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 PM CLOSED &IRST0RESBYTERIAN#HURCH 4HIRD3T Savanna.


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Teenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s marijuana use puts friend in tough spot Dear Abby: Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m a senior in high school. Every day during lunch, one of my friends goes outside and smokes weed with a couple of his friends. He comes back from lunch with red eyes, smelling of smoke, and his behavior indicates that heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s high. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not sure if they smoke on or off campus, but I know it isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t legal at their age (17), and especially not at school. I saw a joint in his pocket a couple of times and he told me to keep it a secret. Abby, this has me very uncomfortable. If he wants me to keep it a secret, he must know itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wrong. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know how to tell someone or even who I should tell. I know he has depression and weed can â&#x20AC;&#x153;take the edge off,â&#x20AC;? but that doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t

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While it is not uncommon for people who are depressed to try to self-medicate with illegal substances, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not nearly as successful as dealing with their emotions by talking about them with a medical professional, and can sometimes make the problem worse. The person to confide this in would be a trusted teacher or school counselor. Please donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wait.

make it OK. What should I do? Should I tell anyone? And if so, Dear Abby: While volwho and how? unteering last year with â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Fretting in Washington State a momsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; group, I met a woman Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll call â&#x20AC;&#x153;Beverly.â&#x20AC;? We worked on a Dear Fretting: Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s surproject together and that prising to me that your friend returns from lunch was the last I saw of her. I heard she recently lost showing all of the signs of being stoned, and none of her daughter in a terrible accident. Our group ralhis teachers have picked lied around her to proup on it. Havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t his vide meals for her famgrades suffered?

ily. At that time, I asked the volunteer chairwoman about taking a meal to Beverly. The chairwoman didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t respond until a couple of weeks later. Now Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m wondering if I should still take a meal over there. How long should a family who has suffered a loss receive meals? I want to be a comfort, but I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know them that well. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Unsure in Georgia Dear Unsure: When a death happens, people often rush to console the grieving family. More help is offered than can be accepted in the weeks that follow, and then people drift away. It is not too late to offer Beverly and her family a home-cooked meal.

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Call her, make the offer, and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m sure it will be accepted gratefully. Dear Abby: Every year we go to my brotherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s home for Thanksgiving. His wife, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kelly,â&#x20AC;? is a vegetarian. She will not eat meat and forces all of her guests to follow her strict diet, so every year we are forced to eat tofu turkey. I brought up the idea of possibly having both a tofu turkey and a regular turkey, but that made my sister-in-law extremely angry. She called me an animal hater and told me I would rot in hell for all of eternity if I continued to sin by eating meat. I love my brother very much and would hate to compromise our relationship, but every year this causes a fuss at

Thanksgiving, and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to avoid it this year. Any advice would be much appreciated. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Tofu-ed Out in Wisconsin Dear Tofu-ed Out: No law says you must dine at your brotherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s home every year. Either alternate hosting the Thanksgiving dinner (when itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s at your house, Kelly can bring tofu turkey for herself â&#x20AC;&#x201C; if she decides to attend) or make other plans for a traditional dinner elsewhere. You are not going to change your sister-in-law, and this would be the logical way to avoid an argument. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

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Speech, action both needed Evangelism has become a much-maligned word in the Christian world. However, it is one of the most countercultural things we can do. Jesus was, and his voice still is, countercultural. Evangelism strikes hard against the reality focus and relativism of this postmodern age, which accuses us (Christians) for being arrogant, intolerant, or cocksure, claiming thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a story above all other stories. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a time when being perceived as close-minded is the greatest insult, and it would be easy to retreat into the shadows of culture, so as not to offend. I remember, as if it was yesterday, one of my seminary professors saying that as a pastor, our task is to â&#x20AC;&#x153;comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.â&#x20AC;? In a quote that often is attributed to St. Francis of Assisi in error, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re told, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Preach the Gospel at all times; if necessary use words.â&#x20AC;? So it is tempting to take the easy road and believe that our words are not necessary.

flight in witness with just one or the other. Words are needed to explain 4HE2EV!LLEN the actions, Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the pat#AMPBELLIS THEPASTOR tern that you see in Jesusâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; OF&IRST#ONministry throughout the GREGATIONAL gospels: a demonstration #HURCHIN of the kingdom of God fol2OCK&ALLS lowed by an explanation of whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going on. For Jesus, words always follow deeds.â&#x20AC;? Choung went on to say, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an old saying: Our lives are supposed â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;sticks and stones will to speak for themselves, break my bones, but words right? Have we forgotten that â&#x20AC;&#x153;actions speak louder can never hurt me.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; But than wordsâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Christi- thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not right. Sticks and anity is more caught than stones can break bones, but words can wound the taughtâ&#x20AC;?? soul. Or lift it up. In fact, I agree that we have to from the beginning, all of live our faith. Without creation ... every breath that, we wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have any and shining glory ... started credibility or integrity. with a word.â&#x20AC;? Actions matter. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a You canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have one given. But our actions are without the other. Words not enough. And since bring life. But we are to be I just turned 75, how much longer will I have to â&#x20AC;&#x153;doers of the word (James 1:22).â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Do not merely prove that actions arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t listen to the word, and so enough? Actions donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t deceive yourself. Do what interpret themselves. it says.â&#x20AC;? You might be James Choung of Intergiven an opportunity to varsity Fellowship Christalk about your faith, and tian Fellowship has said, if you want to offer life, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Words and actions are your words are always like two wings of an airplane and you wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t catch necessary.

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Christmas donations needed FORRESTON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Earth Angel program is accepting Christmas donations for needy children in Ogle County. All military families in Ogle County also qualify. Volunteers are needed to help wrap, pick up, or deliver donations. All toys will be distributed starting Dec. 23, and will continue until all items are delivered or picked up in time for Christmas. Tags with ages and genders are at the drop-off sites. They can be picked up at: Forreston: Forreston Library, 204 First Ave. Leaf River: Bertolet Memorial Library, 705 S. Main St.; and Citgo, 406 E. Third St. Mount Morris: Sterling Federal Bank of Mount Morris, 18 W. Main St.; Kable News, 16 S. Wesley Ave.; Mount Morris Senior Center. 9 E. Front St., (lower level in Docs Place); and Mount Morris Moose Family Center, 101

Moose Drive (8:30 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday). Oregon: Rock River Senior Center, 810 S. 10th St.; Brian Bemis Auto Mall, 601 Gale St.; State Farm Insurance, 500 Gale St.; Creative Designs, 1310 W. Pines Road B; Dollar General, 1050 Pines Road; St. Paul Lutheran Church, 114 S. Fifth St. (8:30 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday, at north entrance doors); and St. Bride Episcopal Church, 1000 state Route 64 (8:30 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday). Polo: Blackhawk Area Credit Union, 201 E. Dixon St.; and Polo Public Library, 302 W. Mason St. Rochelle: Sawicki Motors, 1216 N. Seventh St. Tags should be attached to the gifts and must be returned by Dec. 20 to the drop-off sites, or call 815-291-7757 for pickup.

Gifts and donations will be accepted at the Mount Morris Senior Center through Christmas. Monetary donations, made out to Earth Angel, can be mailed to P.O. Box 188, Forreston, IL 610300188. There also is an Earth Angel fund at Forreston State Bank, 200 Main St., P.O. Box 278, Forreston, IL 61030-0278. To donate with Pay Pal, visit Earth Angels on Facebook. Contact earth.angels. oglecounty@hotmail.com, call the pickup number, or visit www.earthangelsoglecounty.spaces.live. com for more information or to volunteer. Grannyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mailbag: Grannyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mailbag is designed to send greetings to military personnel deployed overseas. Cards and letters are being collected until Dec. 1. No postage is needed. The correspondence can be left in Grannyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mailbags, which are at the drop-off sites listed.

ST. PAUL MINISTRIES St. Paul Ministries donated $2,500 to Toys for Tots for Lee County. Angela James of Toys for Tots (left) received the money from Patti Larsen of St. Paul Ministries.

The Rev. Courtney Montgomery Chandler (right) recently was installed as the pastor of First Christian Church (Church on the Hill) in Sterling. Presiding at her installation was the Rev. Christal Williams, associate regional minister for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Illinois and Wisconsin.

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West Carroll FFA members gather during the Highland FFA Greenhand Workshop. They are (front row, from left) Chelsea Klein, April Bumphrey, Mallory Comeau, Hunter LaShelle, Logan Gengenbach, Rachel Dykstra, Christy Ralston, Becca Holley, Meng Huang, Matt Wiersema, and Daniel Hartman; and (back row) Cheyenne Behrens, Elizabeth Rath, Emily Suiter, Josi Anderson, Jacob Casey, Jacob Dauphin, Cody Taplin, MaKenzie Klein, Natalie Shaw, and Nate Brehm. Photos submitted by Don Mathey.

West Carroll FFA members attend workshop FREEPORT – West Carroll High School FFA members from Savanna participated in the Sept. 11 FFA Greenhand Workshop at Highland Community College. Chloe Carson, Section 1 FFA president, welcomed the group. The members were divided into breakout sessions that included “What can FFA Do For You?,” led by Carson; “Seize the Day,” presented by various FFA section officers; “Life After High School,” presented by Jacob Snook, ag education major at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville in Wisconsin; and a tour of Highland’s science, technology, engineering, and

math programs, presented by Highland staff. The day also included a mini reporters’ workshop session led by Dylan Williams, Section 1 reporter, and Austin Ashby, 2009 state vice president. Members in attendance were Chelsea Klein, April Bumphrey, Mallory Comeau, Hunter LaShelle, Logan Gengenbach, Rachel Dykstra, Christy Ralston, Becca Holley, Meng Huang, Matt Wiersema, Daniel Hartman, Cheyenne Behrens, Elizabeth Rath, Emily Suiter, Josi Anderson, Jacob Casey, Jacob Dauphin, Cody Taplin, MaKenzie Klein, Natalie Shaw, and Nate Brehm.

FFA reporter Dylan Williams (standing, from left) and Austin Ashby point out suggestions for reporting FFA news to the media to West Carroll FFA members, Christy Ralston (sitting, from left) and Rachel Dykstra. Williams and Ashby conducted a mini-reporter workshop during the workshop.

Greenhands Becca Holley and Mallory Comeau wear safety harnesses as part of a wind turbine training lab tour.

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Brenten Reagan, Aspen Eizenga, Thomas Johnson, Anthony Shaw, and Laura Holm, fourth-grade students at West Carroll Primary School in Savanna, conducted an experiment to figure out the affect of differentsized particles on the properties of soil. This was part of an Agriculture in the Classroom program. Photos submitted by Melinda Charbonneau.

Sadi Crockett and Victoria Reidenbach, students in eighth grade at Kings School, use their GPS as part of a scavenger hunt as a part of an Ag in the Classroom program at the school.

Students travel the Ag in the Classroom visits primary school Technology Trail

SAVANNA – Through an Agriculture in the Classroom program, students in fourth grade at West Carroll Primary School discovered the characteristics of three mineral matters. The composition of most soil is 25 percent water, 25 percent air, 5 percent organic matter, and 45

percent mineral matter. They compared color, particle size, dry texture, and wet texture. They also discovered that sand has the largest particles, and the smallest particles were clay. The clay is sticky when wet and holds the most water, but when it is dry, it is the most easily blown by wind.

After looking at the characteristics of the minerals, students in fifth grade determined the best combination for growing Midwest crops would be 25 percent sand, 50 percent silt, and 25 percent clay, depending on the plant type. Ag in the Classroom is offered through the University of Illinois Exten-

Lee County Farm Service issues reminders to farmers, landowners AMBOY – Farmland owners and farmers are reminded to make sure their records are current with the Lee County Farm Service office, 319 S. Mason Ave., Suite A, The office collects and maintains an extensive record system that assists the county office in making eligibility determinations and making it possible for participants to receive authorized benefits. Specific records are kept

for personal data changes, bank account changes, farm record changes and deceased producers, successor in interest changes. Other reminders: Land holdings: Foreign people with an interest in agricultural lands in the U.S. are required to report their holdings and any transactions to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. Failure to file a report, filing a late report, or an inaccurate report can

result in a penalty with fines up to 25 percent of the fair market value of the land. Commodity loans: Those are an option for harvested fall crops. The Farm Bill provides nonrecourse marketing assistance loans and loan deficiency payments for 16 commodities. For more information on any of the programs, a list of crops, and interest rates, call the office at 815-857-3621.

sion in partnership with Carroll County Farm Bureau, Ogle County Farm Bureau, Carroll County Soil and Water, and Ogle County Soil and Water. For more information about the program, go to web.illlinois.edu/bdo or call the Ogle County Extension office at 815732-2191.

KINGS – Students in fourth through eighth grade at Kings Elementary School discovered the importance of GPS to farmers through an Agriculture in the Classroom program. Students learned facts about the satellites used by GPS receivers, including field mapping, soil sampling, crop scouting, tractor guidance, and

variable rate applications. GPS allows farmers to have tractors with autosteer. This helps to control overlapping of seeds, chemicals, or fertilizers. After the presentation, the students participated in a GPS scavenger hunt. They were trying to be the first to collect 11 letters to spell agriculture.

TROUT SEASON Bob Leonard of Rockford (left) and Chris Carlson of Sterling fished during opening day of trout season at Centennial Park in Rock Falls. The state Department of Natural Resources provided 1,300 pounds of trout for the park, through the biannual trout stocking program. Photo submitted by Joan Fritz


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Shop Small goes big time become involved by helping promote the event, both in print and digital media. Sauk Valley Shop Small has received national attention through the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s online channels including the national Shop Small and OPEN forum websites and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Small Business Saturday Facebook page. In July, American Express sent filmmakers to document Sauk Valley Shop Small, Distinctive Gardens and Tuff Dog Bakery. Two videos were made high-

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Julia Berhow, the instructor of the allied health program at Whiteside Area Career Center in Sterling, talks to visitors during an open house Nov. 7.

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Hands-on learning WACC has lost its CAD program, but picked up a new class â&#x20AC;&#x201C; keeping it at 12 programs. The addition is the CEO class, taught by LeAndra Hartman. The 23 students in the class meet at different businesses, where they can speak to owners, company presidents and the workers in the trenches. Before the end of the year, the students also will have written a business plan and met with prospective investors for their business. The class is modeled after the successful Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities (CEO) pilot program devised in Effingham County. Lindsay McCoy, a senior at Amboy High School, said the class has been to several local businesses, including Wahl Clipper, Frantz Manufacturing, HALO Branded Solutions, and even a nonprofit agency, United Way of Whiteside County. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I like learning business like this better than in a classroom setting,â&#x20AC;? McCoy said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is real, not just something from a textbook.â&#x20AC;? McCoy says she has always wanted to run a bakery. She believes the class does a good job of preparing students for wherever they land in the workplace. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It teaches communications skills, networking, and how to be a professional,â&#x20AC;? McCoy said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People in this class are people who really want to learn.â&#x20AC;? Sarah Gunderson, a senior at Sterling High School, is thinking about opening a fashion boutique with her mother. She said the class is teaching her about being responsible and taking initiative. The students say that local business leaders have been very generous with their time when they are in the field. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Some places weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re just

there for a day, but others like United Way, we were there for 2 months,â&#x20AC;? McCoy said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I would encourage people to do this; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a great learning experience,â&#x20AC;? Gunderson said. Joseph Hunt is a thirdyear instructor in the popular commercial food services class. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s class has 38 students â&#x20AC;&#x201C; twice the number from last year. Hunt says that some students just want to learn to cook, while others have aspirations of running a restaurant or studying to become a chef. Thanks to a resurgence in program interest, classroom upgrades will be made for next year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re getting a new kitchen with four cooking stations and a demonstration area,â&#x20AC;? Hunt said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There were years where the program was closed, but weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve grown the last 3 years.â&#x20AC;? Hunt, a Bureau Valley High School product, has extensive experience in his field â&#x20AC;&#x201C; culinary school in Chicago and work stints in such places as Naperville and Drury Lane Theatre. He now does banquets for Timber Creek Golf Club in Dixon. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nice to take what you do at work and teach kids,â&#x20AC;? Hunt said. The students get a good taste of life outside the classroom kitchen. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The kids actually have a license to do catering,â&#x20AC;? Hunt said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They go out in full dress code and they get 100 percent health department scores.â&#x20AC;?

Community interaction WACC has close ties with Sauk Valley Community College, hospitals, and other colleges. School representatives often visit for a day. At a recent open house, parents were visiting the various classrooms to get a better understanding of the WACC learning experience. Dale and Rebecca Anderson were there to check out the allied

health program. Their daughter, a junior at Forreston High School, is in the program to pursue what she thinks will be a future in health care. She spends 3 days a week at the career center and 2 in the field. She is doing different rotations, which gives her a taste of different health care specialties. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Twice a week, she goes to the health care facilities. She has three rotations to go. Now sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s doing respiratory therapy, and then sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll move on to X-ray,â&#x20AC;? Rebecca said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a pretty sharp learning curve,â&#x20AC;? Dale said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Being in the hospital, she sees real stuff.â&#x20AC;?

Future of WACC Purvis, now in her seventh year at WACC, her third as director, says the career center has had to make its own cuts to keep the budget balanced. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We decided to cut an administrative position a few years ago, which has helped to make up the difference in the loss of funding,â&#x20AC;? she said. Purvis believes that the high cost of college will help drive enrollment at career centers. The expense makes it even more important that students pinpoint what they want to do as soon as possible. She believes the programs are relevant and the instructorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; experience in their fields can be a huge advantage. The career center offers more than 80 college credits through its programs. It places more than 200 students in internships. The curriculum also is led by students. The students actually teach preschool, cater food for special events, fix cars and work in health care center environments. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They can experience a career choice firsthand here rather than read about it,â&#x20AC;? Purvis said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They can leave here with college credit and a better knowledge of what they want to do in the workplace.â&#x20AC;?

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Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s OK to have some stuff, but advertising and other marketing messages in todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s culture can make them think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all about them. It can lead kids to believe the axis of the world runs through the tops of their little heads. Think about this. In 1971, the average person saw 564 advertising impressions a day. Now, that number is about 4,000. The purpose of advertising is to disturb and influence you to the point that youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll buy something. Advertisers want you to believe that youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not complete without their product, or that youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be a happier, cooler, better person with their product. And in most cases, advertising

and marketing people are more aggressive in their teaching than parents are in theirs. My suggestion is to find some giving exercises in which you can all participate. You could adopt a single mom at your church. Make it a family outing, and go buy groceries, gifts for her kids, or even a Christmas tree. Make sure your kids are involved physically, mentally and emotionally in the entire giving process. Let them experience the grateful, and sometimes ungrateful, responses that go along with giving. And make sure you do some things that donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t involve money. You could take the entire family to help cook and serve dinner at a homeless shelter. One of the best things we ever did as parents

with our teenagers was to send them on mission trips. It truly changed their lives. When you see real poverty close up, when you live and walk and sleep in it day after day â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m talking about death-and-disease poverty, not the American version â&#x20AC;&#x201C; it changes your heart. And when youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re 13, it will change your life forever. â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Dave Dave Ramsey has written four New York Times best-selling books: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Financial Peaceâ&#x20AC;?, â&#x20AC;&#x153;More Than Enoughâ&#x20AC;?, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Total Money Makeoverâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;EntreLeadershipâ&#x20AC;?. The Dave Ramsey Show is heard by more than 6 million listeners each week on more than 500 radio stations. Follow Dave on Twitter at @DaveRamsey and on the Web at daveramsey.com.

First there was Black Friday and Cyber Monday, those holiday shopping events that were devised to help retailers maximize sales during one of the busiest shopping times of the season. Because those days tend to focus primarily on the big retailers, Small Business Saturday was born in 2010. Small Business Saturday will be observed on Nov. 30 nationwide. American Express has

lighting their small business efforts. In October, American Express posted the Distinctive Gardens video on the front page of ShopSmall.com, featuring the story of Sauk Valley Shop Small. In early November, the Small Business Saturday Facebook page promoted a photo from that video. To date, it has received more than 22,000 likes and more than 14,000 shares. On Nov. 11, local efforts were featured in an article â&#x20AC;&#x153;How To Make The Most Of Small Business Saturday.â&#x20AC;?

Astrograph Get your priorities straight Sunday, November 17, 2013

Stake your claim and pursue your dreams in the coming months. Your destination is not as important as the journey. Take time to learn as you go and to update your skills as required. Much can be accomplished if you learn from the past and live each moment to the fullest. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -Make it your business to coordinate events and set plans. Please the people you love most by showing how much you care. You can improve your love life by expressing your feelings.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Get your priorities straight and keep your promises. Do whatever it takes to avoid an encounter with someone in an authoritative position. A domestic change looks promising. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Make plans with the older or younger people in your life. Activities that include the whole family will improve relationships and bring you all closer together. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -Keep a smile on your face and a

positive attitude. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t worry about what others do or say. A decision and a new beginning will help you get back on track. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- Find a way to make changes to the way you handle your cash, deal with your creditors or handle the debt owed to you. A joint venture will WXUQ LQWR D SURĂ&#x20AC;W ARIES (March 21-April 19) -Spice things up and change them around. Update your look or make a vow to achieve your dreams. Set your mind on your destination and donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t look back.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Put your attention on what matters the most to you. A relationship will get a pick-me-up if you are affectionate and attentive. What you put out, you will get in return. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t rely on someone else to take care of your chores. Disappointment will surface and complaints will be made if you shirk your duties. Once the work is done, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be free to do as you please.

CANCER (June 21-July 22) -Travel to a place that promises to be entertaining. Enjoying time with friends and relatives or meeting new people will brighten your day and help you make an important personal decision.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Take control of your life and change whatever LV QHFHVVDU\ WR EXLOG FRQĂ&#x20AC;GHQFH DQG obtain greater security. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wait for someone else to make choices for you. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Put your mind at rest and your heart on the line. Discuss your likes, dislikes and plans for the future. Concentrate on personal gains and forming a close bond with someone special. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- Keep an open mind when offered suggestions. Taking an overall view of a situation and using a variety of ideas will bring you closer to a workable solution.

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Kelly Veltrop (right) and Cory Law were guest speakers at the Sterling Adult Chapter Royal Neighbors meeting Nov. 5 at the Red Apple in Sterling. The presentation was on the Affordable Care Act. For more information about the Affordable Care Act, contact the Whiteside County Health Department in Rock Falls at 815-626-2230. Photo submitted by Terry Gaskill.

BUDDY BAGS Kristi Wambeke of Rock Valley Physical Therapy is the winner of the Morrison Chamber of Commerce October Because Nice Matters Customer Service Award. She was nominated for her friendly service and caring attitude. Photo submitted by the chamber.

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Members of the New Bedford Royal Neighbors of America helped pack 38 Buddy Bags for area children. The program began in April and continues to provide meals for children when they are not in school. Standing with a bear buddy are (from left) Mary Hartz, Lois Swanson, Karen Hansen, and Mary Etheridge. Photo submitted by Etheridge.

Margaret Fleming of the Illinois Fire Store in Amboy recently donated $500 to the Dixon City Firefighterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Charitable Organization for the Lee County Fire Safety Trailer. Accepting the donation is Dixon Fire Chief Tim Shipman. Photo submitted by Nick Dinges.

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Rochelle Park District received $10,000 as part of a 50/50 matching grant from ComEd for Invasive Control work at Skare Park. Pizzo and Associates will be completing the work during the upcoming year in three phases, treating the wild parsnip in the prairie areas, treating for common reed and then reed canary grass, both in the wetland sedge meadow areas. Rochelle Mayor Chet Olson (from left); Paul Callighan, ComEd external affairs; and Eric Christensen, Flagg-Rochelle Community Park District executive director attended the presentation. The money was provided through ComEdâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Openlands Green to Municipalities program. More than $125,000 was awarded to 17 municipalities. Photo submitted by Christensen.

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Cyclists take in a view from the Presidio Parkway in San Francisco. GPS apps, as well as park finder apps, can help you to track and plan routes when on the road.

App, app & away Exploring San Francisco by smartphone guide in my bag. I packed only my iPhone and iPad for an epic AN FRANCISCO – I used journey by app. to call my travel techNot every item performed nique serendipity. Arriv- as expected. Now and again a ing in a new city, I would move software glitch, Wi-Fi brownout as if guided by astrology and or possibly my clumsy typing the tides. Unfettered by timeta- produced technobabble retorts bles, I often left the beaten path that would baffle Einstein’s for intriguing side streets and math tutor. At times I felt like out-of-the-way neighborhoods. a refugee in Technologyland, My method was instinctual, whose sphynxlike road signs and it led me to unforgettable are written in squiggles and Madrid flamenco bars, quaint umlauts. Other times, apps Reykjavik wharves and picturkept me on track, informed, esque Venetian ghettos. sometimes delighted. Here’s Frankly, I was lost. my rundown of the brilliant, Take me away from home the buggy and the bogus. and I can transform a stroll to a Since I don’t like to step out nearby cafe into an aboriginal of a hotel into a neighborhood walkabout and a crosstown drive of other hotels, I turned to into a voyage of endurance that Airbnb for lodging. The service would reduce Sir Ernest Shackle- is a souped-up Internet bedton to a weeping wretch. I never and-breakfast registry that has use a map without winding up gone global (34,000 cities, 192 5 miles from nowhere. They are nations). For a small fee to guest mazelike puzzles to me, difficult and host, it collates listings, links to refold, and prone to flying up interested parties, and posts away in a gust of wind, which hosts’ and guests’ ratings of one at least saves me the effort of another online, encouraging throwing them across the street good behavior by both. in a discombobulated rage. The site lists castles, tepees, So, while visiting San Francaves, yurts, private islands, cisco for a week this summer tree houses and plenty of with my 24-year-old son and homes with an empty kid’s a crowded to-do list, I chose a bedroom. The service provides less willy-nilly approach. The detailed maps to the locations city being the epicenter of all and even meet-ups with other things tech, overrun with blog- Airbnb guests in the area. minded civic boosters eager I found the authentically to broadcast their discoverfunky San Francisco listing I ies, I would rely on my digital wanted in a sprawling converted devices alone to find and book motorcycle garage turned livetransportation, lodging, meals in workspace for a computer and services. No more stuffing services entrepreneur. Set in the a dog-eared paperback travel heart of the Mission District, it

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offered two beds in a loft area, a high-end kitchen and laundry, and indoor bike storage. With its heady blend of futurism and industrial decay, it was as far from the prefabricated chain hotel experience as you can get, and a fraction of the price ($195 a night, before taxes). I love seeing a city by bike, so my son and I pedaled everywhere, after scoring a 10 percent discount by booking online with the Blazing Saddles rental agency (433 Mason St.; blazingsaddles.com). The ride across the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito was spectacular, dimmed only a bit by the haphazard non-app procedure for booking a return on the bay ferry. The process is a medieval jumble involving color-coded poker chips denoting boarding priority and eons of waiting. Some Silicon Valley type should buy the business and streamline it. To keep track of our bicycle trek, I used Strava, a nifty GPS tracker that charted our routes, altitude gained and calories burned. If hiking the city’s exhausting hills has left your muscles as knotted as a first-grader’s shoelaces, try ParkFindSF, which will direct you to the nearest public green space. The barebones map app introduced me to the charming vest-pocket Fay Park at the foot of noodlelike Lombard Street. If I hadn’t found it in the guide, I would have feared to trespass, assuming it was private property

belonging to one of the adjacent mansions. From time to time, I also turned to Lyft, a ride-sharing business that allows people to turn their cars into taxis. When you enter your request, your smartphone shows a map of the car’s progress to your location, along with a photo of your driver. You’ll see the car arriving from blocks away. Lyft’s brand trademark is a fuzzy pink handlebar mustache stretched across the grille. Founded in San Francisco last year, the service has several hundred Bay Area drivers and has expanded to Boston, Seattle, Los Angeles and even St. Paul, Minn. The service’s fares undercut taxis, and the ambience is outgoing. Its slogan is – “Your friend with a car.” Like Airbnb, Lyft operates on a reputation basis, giving its drivers more hours the more positive reviews they receive. Every car I entered was clean and well stocked with some sort of freebie: bottled water or wrapped peppermints. Some drivers are extra creative, handing out roses, macaroons or, for Chinese New Year, traditional red good luck envelopes with real money inside. One of our drivers, a gregarious Big Lebowski type, went the extra mile with a selection of airplane mini-bottles and energy drinks, which he cheerfully invited us to enjoy. “I guess some fares enjoy that on the way to the club,” I said. “Or when I pick ’em up again the next morning,” he replied. In San Francisco, a city that

spends lunch talking about where to have dinner, there’s no shortage of opinions on Yelp, the user-written online city guide. Its food photos are splendid, but I don’t always agree with its written advice, which veers between finicky and overenthusiastic. No, young miss, the pastry you had at funky, friendly Dynamo Donuts (2670 24th St.) did not change your life. Running with the bulls changes your life. You had a good doughnut. If you want to a place to dine on Yelp but don’t want to get in imaginary arguments with the reviewers, count the number of food photos associated with a restaurant. People don’t post photos of mediocre food. When I stepped out among the Mission’s countless taquerías, pop-up hipster bistros and South American bakeries, I relied on listings from SFWeekly.com and AroundMe, which detects your location and lists nearby hospitals, supermarkets, banks and, of course, dining options. The listings include maps, no-nonsense mini-reviews and photos from Foursquare. The app brought me to the delightful St. Francis Fountain (2801 24th St.) a shrine to ’50s kitsch and honest linoleum tabletop grub. It’s made some concessions to evolving tastes with tofu scrambles and soy shakes, but the majority of the menu is clean-your-plate tasty fare that a time traveler from the Eisenhower administration would recognize instantly.

Websites and apps from local publications can help tourists to find the best local joints to eat, such as this small place in San Francisco. Travel apps on smart phones can guide visitors to popular spots such as Lombard Street in San Francisco.


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Attending the Rochelle Municipal Airport expansion’s groundbreaking ceremony are (from left) Jeff Polsean, Department of Commerce and Opportunity; Ed Rice and Dennis Berg, councilmen; state Sen. Tim Bivins, R-Dixon; Don Elliot; Mark Delhotal, airport manager; David Plyman, city manager, Jarid Funderburg from U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger’s office; Phil Silas, Illinois Department of Transportation – Division of Aeronautics; and Kathy Hollonbeck, councilwoman. Photo submitted by Katie Wolf.

Rochelle announces $1.5 million airport expansion ROCHELLE – In the mid 1940s, business man, LaVerne Schultz, created a grass runway near his factory on state Route 251 South, first known as Schultz Field.

In 1963, he donated 27 acres of land to the city of Rochelle in the same location and construction began on a 2,100foot, hard-surface runway.

WELCOME ROTARY GOVERNOR

In 1988, the runway was lengthened and widened to the current 4,226-feet by 75-feet. Over the last 5 years, the city of Rochelle has worked closely with

the Illinois Division of Aeronautics, the Federal Aviation Administra tion, local land owners and city officials to purchase land necessary to extend the runway to

5,000-feet by 75-feet. The additional length will allow industries based in Rochelle to utilize the Rochelle Municipal Airport instead of neighboring airports.

The $1.5 million project is 90 percent funded by discretionary money distributed by the state of Illinois and 10 percent by the city of Rochelle.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

Dixon Kiwanis Club members volunteered Oct. 19 at the Dixon Habitat for Humanity home. They are Rick Curia, John Cramer, George Aune, Terry Lich, Vernon DeVries, Brendth Langne, Tom Burrows, and Rob Bates. Not pictured is Dean Butterbaugh. Photo submitted by James Dixon.

THRIVENT DONATIONS Suellen Girard, Morrison Rotary president, welcomes Ruth Lee, Rotary District 6420 governor, to Morrison. This was the 47th club visited by Lee since taking office July 1.

STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

Cory Brown and Brandi Hosford, Morrison High School October Students of the Month, attended the Oct. 23 Morrison Rotary Club meeting.

Larry Cooper of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans of Sterling donated $750 to Giving Power to Adolescents in Sterling through Youth Day 2013. Photo submitted by Shirley Vazquez.

Morrison students honored at luncheon MORRISON – Members of Morrison Rotary Club met October Students of the Month, Brandi Hosford and Cory Brown of Morrison High School, during the Oct. 23 meeting. Hosford, the daughter of Michelle Montague and Ronald Hosford, is captain of the basketball and track teams, and is active in Key Club and student council. She volunteers at basketball camps for kids, tutors, and helps children with disabilities ride horseback at White Pines Stable in Joliet.

Hosford plans to earn a doctorate in physical therapy, specializing in sports injuries. Brown, the son of Betty Spangler, is active in student council. He volunteers at Morrison Food Pantry and for the “Let’s Feed Our Children” free lunch program. He plans to major in accounting and become a certified public accountant, and earn a Master of Business Administration degree in finance. He wants to open his own firm or work in the finance industry.

Jeanine Pitman, Thrivent Financial financial adviser, recently presented $300 to the Tabitha Women’s Group of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Franklin Grove. The money will be used for local missions. Attending the presentation were (front row, from left) Pitman, Norma Gabelmann, and Helen Flowers; and (back row) Dolores Dillon, Ruth Newcomer, Donna Hinrichs, Pastor Myron Bartell, Shirley Krizsanitz, and Mary Pretzsch. Not pictured is member, Joan Scheffler, who took and submitted the photo.


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PFC Richard Laskowski salutes during the playing of taps Nov. 8 during a Veterans Day ceremony in Dixon. Lincoln Elementary School hosts a ceremony every year to honor our veterans.

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The colors are put away Nov. 11 after a ceremony in Rock Falls in observance of Veterans Day. The message at the Rock Falls ceremony was to honor our vets but also to protect them from their personal battles after the war.

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Lincoln Elementary School students look up to the bright sky as Olâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Glory flutters in the wind. The Dixon school again celebrated Veterans Day with a flag-raising ceremony, a playing of taps and a musical program.

The playing of taps on Nov. 11, Veterans Day, in Rock Falls is a quiet, sobering moment during the dayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ceremony.

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IS YOUR PET MISSING? Read our found section in todays paper. Just in case it is not there, call one of your area animal shelters listed below: Lee County Animal Control (815)284-3833 Granny Rose Animal Shelter (815)288-7387 Whiteside County Animal Control (815)625-3507 Happy Tails Humane Society (815)626-2994 A public service of Sauk Valley Media

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CASA 15th Judicial Circuit (Lee/ Carroll/Ogle Counties) is seeking volunteers to advocate for children in the court system involved in abuse and neglect cases. Your involvement can impact a childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s future. Contact Vanessa White, Director of Advocate Services (815) 288-1901 www.casalee carroll.com Home of Hope is looking for dedicated volunteers to help in their mission to help those touched by cancer. Areas of need: reception/ office, events, massage therapist, reflexologist, maintenance etc. If you have a couple hours a week/ month, please call 815 288-4673 to schedule an appointment. Contact Connie or Joan. Hours of operation are M-TH. 8-4, Fri. 8-3 LOVELAND MUSEUM... Are you interested in Dixon and local history, Civil War, Blackhawk War? Are you a people person? We are looking for people like you to help host our Museum one or more days a month. The Museum is open Thurs. & Fri. 9-2, Sat. 103. Interested? Please stop at the main office at the Loveland Community House between 8-4 Mon. thru Fri. to pick up an application and learn more. 513 W. Second St. 815-284 2741 lovelandcommunity house.org.

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ADOPTION is a loving choice. You created a precious life- we cannot. We could be the answer to each other's prayers. We're KEITH and JAIME; a loving, secure, childless couple, ready to adopt. Contact us or our caring attorney Sara 773-509-0099 or 800-509-0097 â&#x2122;Ľ ADOPTION: â&#x2122;Ľ A Creative Financially Secure Home, Art, Music, LOVE, Laughter, Family awaits 1st baby. Expenses paid. Beth â&#x2122;Ľ1-800-990-7667â&#x2122;Ľ

REAL ESTATE 202 SERVICES PUBLISHER'S NOTICE All real estate advertising in this newspaper subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise â&#x20AC;&#x153;any preference , limitation or discrimination based on race, color,religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination.â&#x20AC;? Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-279275.

Country Home 2885 Grandview Rd., Milledgeville, on 2 ½ acres, 1,680 sq. ft., 3 BR, 3 car garage, great hunting, deer, turkey, plenty of wildlife. $92,500. Serious pre-approved inquires only. 815-6311407.

57 acres approximately 53 tillable with river frontage

11.5 acres, river frontage, road to river with cement dock

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OPEN HOUSE Sunday Nov. 17th 12:30-1:30 Indian Ridge Subdivision 25667 Front St. 3 BR, 2BA on main floor. 4th bedroom, ž bath, Family Room in walk room in walk out basement. Open floor plan living, dining, kitchen areas. French doors to deck. 2 ½ car garage. #121288 $169,000 see at www.BardierTeam. com Call Jill Ramirez (Hablo Espanol) 815-716-7379 or Lee Bardier 815-716-3604 OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY! Nov. 17th 12:30-1:30 807 W 13th St. Well cared for Cape Cod up to 5 bedrooms and 2 ½ baths! Upper level has Master with ½ bath. Basement has 2 bedrooms and remodeled full bath. All windows updated. Garage. #121367 $85,500 see at www.BardierTeam. com Call Jill Ramirez (Hablo Espanol) 815-716-7379 or Lee Bardier 815-716-3604

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Unique 1 BR cottage w/attached 1 car gar. Situated on a gorgeous quiet setting. Move-in ready. Garb. & util. incl. $500/mo. + Dep. Serious inquiries can call 815-535-7132.

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Modern clean, 2BR. Stove, refrig., D/W. No smoking or pets. $500. 815652-3365.

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2BR laundry, appl. garage. No pets. 815-499-3753.

2 BR, stove & refrig, W/D C/A 1 car garage. No pets. $400/mo. + Dep. & Ref. 815-946-3330 or 815-751-3377

2BR upper, completely remodeled. Applcs. Garage, AC. No pets, no smoking. Dep/ refs. req.$595/mo. 815946-3191 after 5p.

APARTMENTS UNFURNISHED 306 Attractive 1 & 2 BR. apts. with some utilities. Sterling & Rock Falls. No pets, no parties. Refs. req. 815-336-2305. HAVING TROUBLE wording your ad? Call our Classified Department today. We'll be glad to help you. 626-SOLD or 284-SOLD

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Dixon Home For Sale! 1154 sq. ft. home on 5 acres plus a one room cabin. $129,900 #121563 www.592LevanRoad.com Call John Rosengren at RE/MAX Sauk Valley, 815625-3722 ext. 302 Or visit www.SaukValleyHomes.net

CHATEAU ESTATES Homes for sale and rent call our office for details

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2 bed 1 bath on the river $27,900 2 bed 1 bath $9,900

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Lee County Farm for sale 160 Acres m/l â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Dixon Township *Nearly all tillable Available to farm in 2014. $9,750/Acre. Broker Monte Van Kooten 815 7182244. www.Sterling LandCompany.com

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1BR, Mt. Morris. $310/mo. + dep., 815-508-2345

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3BR, 3 BA Luxury Apt., w/2 stall attached garage. Utilities negotiable. Call Kophamer & Blean Realty 815772-2728.

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Condo Style, 2BR apt. w/private entrance and deck. Appliances included plus W/D. Water, sewer, garbage provided. Tenant pays elec. Off road parking. No pets. Lease & dep. req. $650/mo. Call 815378-2151

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ESTATE OF THELMA L. ADAMS, Deceased No. 13 P 120 CLAIM NOTICE Notice is given of the death of THELMA L. ADAMS. Letters of Office were issued to GARY S. ADAMS, 1408 E. 4th Street, Sterling, Illinois 61081, as Independent Representative, whose attorneys are WARD, MURRAY, PACE, & JOHNSON, P.C., 202 E. 5th Street, Sterling, IL 61081. Claims against the estate may be filed in the office of the Clerk of Court, Whiteside County Courthouse, 200 East Knox Street, Morrison, Illinois 61270, or with the Representative, or both, on or before May 7, 2014, and any claim not filed within that period is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the Clerk must be mailed or delivered to the Representative and to the attorney within ten (10) days after it has been filed. Dated this 30th day of May, 2013. Gary S. Adams, Independent Representative Mark E. Zumdahl WARD, MURRAY, PACE & JOHNSON, P.C. Attorneys for Estate 202 E. 5th Street Sterling, IL 61081-0400 815-625-8200 November 2, 9, 16, 2013

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BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES 501 NOTICEPURSUANT to the Business Opportunity Sales Law of 1995, every business opportunity must be registered with the Illinois Securities Department. Protect yourself and get the facts before you hand over your hard earned money by contacting the Illinois Secretary of State's Securities Department at 1800-628-7937. This notice provided as a public service by Sauk Valley Classifieds.

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Teacher wanted for local daycare. Qualifications needed are 2 yrs. Of college or more or at least 60 hours in Early Childhood Education. Send cover letter and resume to: Morrison Community Day Care Center, 100 E. Lincolnway, Morrison, IL 61270. Questions call 815772-3707 morrisondc@ frontier.com

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Avonlea Cottage Assisted Living seeking Nurses, full and part time, 2nd & 3rd shifts. No calls. Apply to Tiffani Heintzelman DON at 2201 E. LeFevre, Sterling. Seeking an RN for floor position days. Also seeking an experienced cook, hours varied, and an experienced floor care person. Apply within, e-mail admin@ greenacreshc.com

or call 815-8572550. We are under new ownership. Come and be a part of the great changes that are occurring! Green Acres Healthcare & Rehab, 15 W. Wasson Rd., Amboy, IL.

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Bi-County Special Education Cooperative Has immediate openings for parttime teacher aides in Sterling, Rock Falls, and Morrison. Must have Paraprofessional License. To inquire please email Assistant Director, Laurie Heston, at lheston@roe55.K12 .il.us or by phone at 815-622-0858, ext. 17.

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Legal Assistant Seeking an experienced, self-motivated Legal Secretary to join our team. Duties include project management, client interaction, scheduling, document production, filing, and answering phones. Computer skills required; dictation skills preferred. The successful candidate will be diligent, pleasant, able to communicate well, and adept at multitasking. Legal assistant experience required. To apply please send your cover letter and resume to either saukvalleylaw@ gmail.com Please send replies to Box #:1192, c/o Sauk Valley Classifieds, P.O. Box 498, Sterling, IL 61081 SEASONAL TRUCK DRIVERS Needed from 12/112/20 Class A And/Or Class B CDL & Medical Card Required Apply At: Blue Freedom 1829 Locust, Sterling 305 Cartwright Ave, Ashton M-F 9-4 Sterling Rock Falls Child Care Full or part time, days, varied times and days. Apply within: 1840 W. Le Fevre Road

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Part Time Night Custodian Milledgeville School is accepting applications for the position of Part Time Night Custodian. Position to start December 2, 2013. Wages negotiable based on experience and skills. Submit letter of interest and resume by November 18th, 2013 to: Paula Rademacher, Principal Milledgeville Elementary School 100 E. 8th St. Milledgeville IL 61051 Phone 815-225-7141, Ext. 224 Email: prademacher@di st399.net

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Seeking an individual who has knowledge of plumbing, heating & cooling, or is willing to learn. Please send replies to Box #:1193, c/o Sauk Valley Classifieds, P.O.Box 498, Sterling, IL 61081 The Polo School District #222 announces the following vacancy beginning De16, cember 2013: The Polo High School Night Custodian position. Wages are negotiable based on experience and skills. Please apply at http://www.polo222 .org/dist/newem ploy.html by

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The Y is hiring a Building and Maintenance Director This is a full time exempt, salaried position with a salary range of $30,000-$40,000 annually. Medical and Retirement benefits are provided. Associates degree required and 3-5 years related experience preferred. Applications/Resumes can be submitted at the Y at 2505 YMCA Way, Sterling, IL 61081, Via Email to: info@srfymca.org or online at http://www.srfymca.org. Application accepted through Nov. 29, 2013

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Sauk Valley Media does not knowingly accept advertising which is in violation of the law. Likewise, we do not knowingly accept advertising which is fraudulent or has malicious intent. While we attempt to screen advertising with potential fraud, it is impossible to screen all potential problems. We strongly encourage our readers to exercise caution and common sense, particularly when dealing with companies with which you are not familiar. Warehouse/ Driver: Wausau Supply Company, Rochelle, IL seeks warehouse/ material handler(s) with Class A CDL. Warehouse material handling & Forklift exp. preferred. CDL-A w/100K mile experience required. Great Pay & Comprehensive Benefits. Email resume to: humanresources@wausaus upply.com or Fax to: 877-879-4150

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Danish Modern Dining or Kitchen table, 1 leaf & chairs. Great cond. $135 815-2885892 Drop leaf table w/ 2 chairs. $35 815625-9212 Entertainment center w/ glass doors. $30.00 815-441-1136 Mattress sets: Twin $99, Full $129, Queen $159, King $199. Will deliver! Kern Mattress Outlet 309-4527477. Twin bed frame. $30. 815-441-1136

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STERLING GARAGE SALES 624 Sat. & Sun. 8-4 1512 7th Ave. snowblower, lawn furniture, bikes, toys, glass top table, 2 wedding dresses, and clothes of all sizes.

MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS 765

Sat. 8-12 409 W. 12th St. Access Garage from Alley Moving Sale! Household, Garage and yard items. Lots of free items! Military Surplus Camouflage clothing, M-65 Field Jackets and much more! Princeton Military Surplus, 11 E Putnam St. Princeton IL 815-875-1096 Tues- Sat. 10-5

Starck Upright Paino. Free for the hauling. Call 815772-4632

PETS & PET SUPPLIES 775 2 Red-Eared Sliders & algae eating fish w/ 40 gal. tank & ALL accessories, valued at $500, will sell for $250obo 815-652-0256 Dog Bed 52” like new! $29 815-288-4397 Male cats, young both neutered. Free to good INDOOR homes only. 815-499-9923.

ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES 705

Part Great Pyrenees puppies. $40. 815-438-3244

I Buy: Antique furniture, fishing tackle, toys, post cards junk. 815-445-6151

Pittbull puppies, papered, $300 ea. Located in Freeport. 815-291-1370

Stainless steel belt buckle homemade. $27 815-288-4397

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D-face Tongue & groove pine siding from True North log homes, 116 boards most 16' by 11¼” wide by 2” thick. Worth $20,000. Selling for $10,000 815-652-6803

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GE refrigerator, almond. $145. 815631-6678. Magic Chef 30” electric stove. Exc. cond. $200. 815453-2477. Maytag Washer & Dryer, good cond. $400 815-7514673 Maytag washer & Whirlpool elec. dryer. Both work great. $200. 815994-3339 Newer Maytag dishwasher, white $50. In Polo. 815218-6900. Top loading Maytag Centennial heavy duty washer. Like new! $400 obo. 815-622-0223

Whirlpool gas dryer. $35. 815-6259212

To good home only. 1 yr. old Chin-Chu Neutered, shots up to date. $200. House broken. 815-631-6350 WARNING ADS FOR FREE PETS Your beloved pet deserves a loving, caring home. The ad for your free pet may draw response from individuals who will sell your animal for research or breeding purposes. Please screen respondents carefully when giving an animal away. Your pet will thank you! Yellow Lab puppies. $350. Call 815-876-0705

LAWN MOWERS

779

1971 110 JD lawn tractor w/mower deck & extras. Exc. cond. $1500 OBO. 815-857-4282

LAWN & GARDEN

781

Yard Work Will clean up your yard and haul away unwanted leaves and yard waste. Call 815-441-8881 & 815-631-5495

SNOWBLOWERS 782 Toro Snow Blower 20” Clearing Width. Like New! $350 815-288-3696

EXERCISE EQUIPMENT

785

Gold's Gym Exercise Bike, 3yrs. old, digital display. $75 815-973-6223

TICKETS / TRAVEL 787 & EVENTS No person or business, unless properly licensed by the Illinois Secretary of State, may sell ticket(s) for any sporting event or otherwise, for more than the price printed upon the face of the said ticket(s). Only licensed ticket brokers may legally advertise, negotiate and execute the sale of ticket(s) for any amount over what is printed upon the face of ticket.

ELECTRONICS

790

25 Play Station games, variety of genres, $50 815625-9330 Play Station 2, w/ wireless controllers, $100, 815625-9330

TOOLS & MACHINERY

792

Crystal Lake O.D. Precision Grinder, bench top model, approx. 5” center, 2 1/2” swing, will grind to tenths, tenths indicator incl., $450 815-9733223.

WANT TO BUY 795 We buy antiques, lamps/lighting, vintage costume jewelry, antique toys, pocket knives, fountain pens. Call 815-259-3550.

MISCELLANEOUS 796 FOR SALE 1:24 scale display cases mirrored back. Holds 48 cars. $100. Call after 5 815-625-4013 2 Michelin Tires, P235/60/R16, 90% tread left! $100 630-615-9634 2-100 Watt Box truck speakers. Brand new. $50 815-336-2143 2000 oak kitchen cabinets in stock. Builder Discount 815-626-4561 3 in 1 Bumper Pool/Poker/Dining table 22 yrs. old. Good condition. $125. Stamna 350 Exercise bike $25.00 Several Beer signs some light up & big blow up Budweiser can. $15-$20 each. Call 815-336-2143 32” oak tv stand, modern style, $50 815-625-2333 4 Cigarette lighters 1960's. Winston, Camel & Salem. $30 815-288-4591 7' pine tree, still in box, $40 815-9732720 BOY'S BIKE Schwinn 21 speed, blue. Exc. cond. $60 815-284-1094 Boy's XS jacket, hooded zip-out lining, like new, $10, 815-772-3865. Custom corn hole boards & bags made to order. Deposit required. Call 815-440-8659 Decorative Bench, $20, 815-973-2720 Drop Ceiling 70 + tiles, you remove. $76. 815-946-2882

FARM LAND AUCTION Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013 at 11:00 am Sale to be held: The Auction Shed 900 South Division Ave. in Polo, IL 61064

205 Acres +/- Farm Land; 174.37 Total FSA Located in Sections 28 & 33 of Palmyra Township Lee County, IL. “HARD ROAD ACCESS” FARMLAND Consists of 174.37 Total Acres FSA 160.24 Cropland 14.13 CRP SOILS: 233C2, 675B, 8076A, 280B, 280D P.I. 121.5

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Hospital Bed new. 6 way electric, w/gel overlay. $100 815-440-4096

Hover Round, only ridden once, new batteries, $7800 new/asking $2500, 815-284-0409. Items for Sale: Ricon wheelchair lift for van, $500; Ariens GT12 riding mower w/ snow blower, $125; Valley bolt on receiver hitch for full size truck, $50; Century fiberglass 7 ft. topper, 2001 Chevy, $300, Call 815-441-5656 or 815-438-2119. Luggage, American Tourister, like new, lg. case has wheels, $20, 815626-6203 Meatslicer, $45 or good offer, 815631-6678 New brown hot tub cover. 57X83 $75 815-441-1136

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Old Cigarette lighters (6) from the 60's. $40 815-288-4397 PORCELAIN door knobs from late 1800's. $7 pr. Call 815-288-4591 Sears Incline Lifestyle 1900 Treadmill $65. 815-336-2143 See More Online Photos, Commerce, Expanded Text ➛Look for WEB ID ➛Log on to: www.saukvalley. com classifieds ➛Enter the WEB ID in the WEB ID Box ➛View Photos, Expanded Text BUY ONLINE!! saukvalley.com CLASSIFIEDS Sleeper sofa, barely used. Dark terracotta background w/moss greens & burnt gold florals. $175/ obo. 815440-3715.

Stepladder class 1A, 300 lb. capacity, heavy duty, like new, $65. 815626-6203 Sunbeam “covered wagon” corn popper, box never opened, $25, 815-772-3865. Twin, full, queen, king beds. Recliner, dryer, reclining sofa, sofa sleeper, tan sofa, dressers, elec. stove. 815718-4385. WANT TO BUY, metal or wood yard shed. Please Call 815-266-7284 Xbox 360 Halo 4 Limited Edition, w/ Turtle Beach headset, 2 controllers, 12 games, (like Grand Theft Auto 4 & 5,) $500 815-213-1488 or 815-631-3701.

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Farmland wanted to rent or custom farm in 2014 & beyond. 815-9702695

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Chickens for sale, $4 each, 815-4383704.

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Cub Cadet 5234D 3 cyl. diesel hydro. 24 hp 4X4, 60” deck, loader, 3 pt., 700 hrs., looks and runs great! $6900/obo 815379-2541.

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1949 Chrysler New Yorker, 4 door sedan, original & complete, needs TLC. 86K mi., $1650 779200-7724. 1967 Ford Mustang, project car. Runs. $6,000/obo. Call 815-622-8176.

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1995 Plymouth Neon, 161k, 4 cyl., auto, 35 mpg., w/many new parts, $1500 obo 815-973-1207

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1999 Ford Taurus, $1,800. Please call 815-979-3816 2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS, loaded, blue, 5spd. 117K mi. $5,000 obo 815-857-3739 2005 Chrysler Sebring Touring Conv., exc. cond., 86.5K mi., $7,500 815-440-2145. 2006 Honda CRV, 1 owner. Exc. cond. Loaded, 121,000 mi. $8800 OBO. 815-7723555.

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2008 Nissan Rogue, AWD, 105K mi., well maintained, $8,800 obo 608-515-6330. 2009 Pontiac Vibe, good tires, new brakes. Cherry red. 4dr. Interior great cond. $10,000/obo 815-994-0977. Credit Problems? Bad Credit? No Credit? We might be able to help! If you're looking to buy a vehicle we have many financing options available through qualified lenders. Call Brett Simpson today at 815-2855313. Ken Nelson Auto Plaza. creditautosales dixon.com Always over 100+ vehicles to choose from. Food truck, exc. Cond. Portable 4sinks, generator new will sell $3,500 815-716-8478 HAVING TROUBLE wording your ad? Call our classified department today. We'll be glad to help you. 626SOLD or 284SOLD. PHOTOS ONLINE!!

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1997 Ford Ranger, new tires, brakes, & more, 107K mi., $4000/obo, 815535-4095. 2000 Dodge Quad Cab, 35K mi. Can be seen at 1812 16th Ave. Sterling or call 815-622-8461. 2000 Dodge Ram 1500 149,500 miles, PS, PB, PW, AC, good tires, remote start, rebuilt trans, runs good. $2600 OBO. 815857-2982 2003 F350 11' flat bed dually. 68K mi. Good cond. $7500/ obo. 815-499-7195 2007 CHEVROLETColorado Pickup New Low Price $7999 38K mi. 815-284-1135 For Sale: 1996 Ford Ranger 4x4, asking $3500/obo Call 815-626-1779 between 5 & 7 or leave message.

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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT, 115K New motor w/90K, new brakes. Just serviced. $6500/ obo. 815-718-0840

909

2002 Yukon XL, dark gray, ½ ton 1500, 4 wheel dr,. 188K mi. Firestone tires and cattle guard. 5.3 Liter $5,500. Call 815622-8055

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912

2003 Chevy S10 Blazer, 4dr. 4Whl. dr. 79K mi. Rust free. Well maintained. $7500/obo 815-632-0780.

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annoying tendency to make the engine drone at higher revs, along with a Sport mode that elevates the RPM levels where those shift points occur. That makes the transmission act like a crisp-shifting automatic without losing

variable gearbox the automaker has offered in the United States. CVTs are essentially one-speed transmissions that don’t technically shift, and they are increasingly popular

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across the industry as a fuel-saving measure. But Toyota’s engineers built

Although the 3 costs a bit more in a class where every dollar counts, those willing to spare the money will be treated well. As with previous generations, the 3 comes in either sedan or hatchback form with two four-cylinder engines offered. We tested a loaded $24,785 Grand Touring sedan with the smaller engine _ the one Mazda expects more buyers to grab. Mazda wrings 155 horsepower and 150 pound-feet of torque out of 2 liters, besting the Toyota and making the 3 pull and sound strong no matter how hard you lean into it. A six-speed automatic transmission ripped off crisp, well-timed shifts. With an EPA rating of 30 mpg in the city and 41 on the highway, we averaged 26 mpg in a week of mostly city driving, a virtual tie with the Toyota Corolla. This powerplant plays well with the sharp handling, carried over from previous 3s, and is still the best in this

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