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was dedicated on Nov. 2 By Vinde Wells Editor Walking through soybean fields as a youngster gave artist Pamela Lee the idea for â€œSoy Pod,â€? the ninth addition to the Community Art Legacyâ€™s series of 10 sculptures. â€œI got my inspiration for â€˜Soy Podâ€™ from living in the community and having my father take me into farm fields,â€? she said Nov. 2 at the unveiling and dedication of her sculpture on the Oregon Public Libraryâ€™s lot west of the Oregon Post Office. She grew up on the rural Judi Wakenight, Polo, looks over items made by Tim Davis, Oregon, at the craft show Nov. 1 at the Polo Senior Center. The annual fundraiser was also held Nov. 2. Photo edges of Chicago suburbs and said now she often observes by Vinde Wells the soybeans growing in the field outside the windows of her home in Grayslake. The bronze sculpture is a large open soybean pod with
Decorated veteran was laid to rest at Arlington Philip F. Hart served during Vietnam War By Vinde Wells Editor
An Oregon veteran, decorated for his bravery while serving in Vietnam, was laid to rest last summer at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va. Philip F. Hart, who earned a Silver Star, was buried with full military honors Aug. 12 at a ceremony attended by his family and friends. Hart, 66, died unexpectedly from heart complications on Jan. 7 this year. His service record qualified him for burial at Arlington. â€œStanding at his gravesite (#3971 in section 55), as you look across the Potomac River towards Washington D.C., the Washington Monument is directly in your view,â€? said his wife Myrna, who attended the ceremony with their two sons Adam and Ryan. Myrna said the family had visited Arlington many times over the years and it seemed
like the appropriate place for her husband to be buried. â€œItâ€™s been a special place for our family,â€? she said. â€œNo other place felt right.â€? Army chaplain Captain Matt Madison presided over the graveside service. He spoke of Hartâ€™s gallantry in action during the Vietnam War, his 32-year teaching career, his family, and his travel adventures. A gun salute, flag folding ceremony, and military bugler playing â€œTapsâ€? were distinctive parts of the military ceremony. Friends, neighbors, and former colleagues attended from the local area were also in attendance. Two dozen family members from various locales were present as well. Hart served as an infantryman in Vietnam with Delta Company 2/8 of the First Cavalry Division in 1967 and 1968. During his tour of duty he was awarded the Silver Star for valor displayed on the battlefield as a Private First Class. Hart earned his Silver Star for gallantry in action on Sept. 16, 1967.
â€œPamela has been in the contests for three years, and she has had dynamite pieces all three years,â€? he said. â€œI was really glad one of Pamelaâ€™s was finally number one instead of number two.â€? CAL member Doug Wean told the crowd of approximately 30 people who gathered for the dedication that the goal of 10 statues is near. â€œMy friends, we are almost there,â€? he said. He stressed the importance of art to the community. â€œI believe art is not what you see but what you allow others to see,â€? Wean said. Library board president Scott Stephens said library officials are pleased to be chosen as the recipients of a second CAL statue. Turn to A2
His commendation reads: â€œPrivate First Class Hart distinguished himself by exceptionally valorous action on 16 September 1967, while serving as a squad leader with company D, and Battalion (Airborne), 8th Cavalry Division during a search and destroy mission near Bong Son, Republic of Vietnam. â€œWhile making a search of a village, Private First Class Hart observed an enemy soldier moving toward a bunker. â€œDisregarding his own safety, he apprehended the enemy soldier. Spotting several more hostile soldiers, Private First Class Hart quickly engaged and killed them. â€œAt this time a hand grenade was thrown at Private First Class Hart and he was forced to take cover. â€œAfter the grenade exploded, he again engaged the enemy soldiers and successfully repelled them. â€œHe then moved forward to Sculptor Pamela Lee talks about her piece â€œSoy Podâ€? that was dedicated Nov. 2 near assist his wounded comrades the Oregon Post Office. Photo by Vinde Wells to a secure location. â€œHis courageous action Turn to A2
City taxes to increase due to loss in property values By VInde Wells Editor
Polo residents will see an increase in their real estate tax bill next year thanks in part to a downturn in the cityâ€™s overall property values. City Clerk Susie Corbitt told the city council Monday that city tax rates will increase by a total of 7.22 percent. That translates into approximately $23 on a home worth $100,000, she said. She said one of the reasons is that the cityâ€™s equalized assessed valuation (EAV) has dropped by $1.2 million from $25.3 million last year to $24.1 Army Chaplain Matt Madison presents a folded American flag to Myrna Hart Aug. 12 million, a five percent decline. at Arlington National Cemetery. Seated with her a her sons, Adam and Ryan and his Taxes payable in 2014 are wife, Elizabeth. Photo courtesy of Myrna Hart
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farm animals emerging from the beans inside. The Community Arts Legacy (CAL) was founded nearly a decade ago with the goal of erecting 10 new sculptures in the Oregon area in 10 years. Artists were then invited to enter sculptures in an annual contest at the Art Festival sponsored each June by The Fields Project. The overall theme of the festival and contest is the blending of art and agriculture, both part of Ogle Countyâ€™s heritage. â€œSoy Podâ€? was selected as the winner of the contest for 2013. Jeff Adams, owner of inBronze Foundry, Mt. Morris, where the statue was cast, said he was pleased that Leeâ€™s submission was chosen.
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based on the 2013 property values. Corbitt said the reason for the decrease in EAV is numerous foreclosures in the city. That coupled with increases in revenues needed for the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) and Social Security Fund have led to an increase the cityâ€™s levy and tax rates, she said. The tax levy for IMRF for next yearâ€™s budget will increase by $4,201 and Social Security will increase by $4,999. The Insurance Fund will see a modest increase of $499. All other city fund levies will decrease by a total of $6,043.
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However, the tax rate to generate the revenue for each fund will increase because of the lower EAV. In another matter, the council approved using Fulton, Congress, and Dixon Streets on Saturday, Nov. 9 for the Runninâ€™ 4u 5K race, sponsored by the 4u Charities Committee. The event will raise funds for Polo students who have financial needs. Registration for the race is at 7:30 a.m. and the race begins at 8:30 a.m. at Westside Park. Race organizer Sara Thorngren said that last year the event raised $2,400, which was given to the Polo School District to provide daily milk for students who cannot afford it.
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Members of a U.S. Army Color Guard fold the American flag at graveside services for Phil Hart Aug. 12 at Arlington National Cemetery as Hartâ€™s family watches. Photo courtesy of Myrna Hart
Mysterious American Flag disappears By Vinde Wells Editor The American flag that waved in the breeze on the Rock River dam in Oregon for the last two months has disappeared as mysteriously as it appeared. Oregon Police Chief Darin DeHaan said Tuesday that he noticed the flag was gone approximately a week ago, but has no idea how or where it went. â€œIâ€™m not sure if it got knocked loose or if someone made their way out there,â€? he said. The flag mysteriously appeared in late August, on
a pole securely fixed near the center of the dam. DeHaan said he still has received no tips on who put it there or how. He said that with all the mostly positive attention it has received, he is surprised no one has come forward. At the time it appeared, both DeHaan and Oregon Fire Chief Don Heller stressed the danger of getting too near the dam for any reason. â€œI wouldnâ€™t encourage it,â€? DeHaan said then. â€œDoing anything around the dam is dangerous.â€? The Oregon dam has been the site of several accidental drownings over the years.
Reyes Perez, 37, Chicago, drowned July 4, 2012 when he waded off a small island just below the dam. His body was recovered the following day. Fifteen-year-old Damiam Folwarkow, Chicago, got too near the dam while fishing at Oregon Park East on July 29,
2007 and was swept under the water by the strong current. He also drowned. Samir Zukanovic, 29, Chicago, drowned Aug. 13, 2006 when he was fishing from the east bank of the river just below the dam and tried to wade to an island. The current also knocked him down.
contributed greatly to the successful completion of his unitâ€™s mission. Private First Class Hartâ€™s gallant action is in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service, and reflects great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.â€? His company commander retired Major General Edison E. Sholes called Hart â€œone of the bravest, finest American warriors I ever served with in 35 years active and 10 years as a civilian operative in five conflicts.â€? Sholes comments came from a letter he sent to be read at Hartâ€™s funeral services in Oregon last January. â€œI trained and served with guerrilla forces in Vietnam and we had to fight at night. Phil picked up the techniques and together with his courage, he was a natural,â€? Sholesâ€™ letter said, â€œHe and his five men and dog team took on a VC (Viet Cong) platoon which had slipped through
an ambush of two U.S. rifle companies. â€œI sent Phil to check it out and he took them on. When he ran out of bullets, his men said he took them on with hand to hand. â€œThis action set the standard for all other patrols and gave others confidence. He later ran into a NVA (North Vietnam Army) heavy weapons company. He had only his patrol. â€œHe lost two men but brought them all back. I loved that soldier â€” he was a great American!â€? When Hart returned to the U.S., he trained soldiers for combat as a Staff Sergeant. After his discharge from the Army, he and Myrna were married and both taught in the Oregon School District. Hart taught history for 32 years at Etnyre Middle School. A plaque in Hartâ€™s honor, purchased by his colleagues, was recently installed at Oregon Park West.
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place for a future library. Right â€œWe are honored to be now itâ€™s a great place for a chosen,â€? Stephens said. â€œWe statue.â€? The fourth CAL sculpture feel the location here is great â€œThe Bountiful Benchâ€? by Christina Murphy, the 2008 contest winner, is located on the libraryâ€™s front lawn. The first sculpture, â€œFrom the Waters Comes My Bountyâ€? by Ray Kobald, was placed at Kiwanis Park in 2005. It was later relocated across the Rock River to Oregon Park East. Other CAL sculptures Optometrist are: 2006 â€œAgriculture, Mother of Civilizationâ€? by . 'ALENA !VENUE $IXON )LLINOIS s Member of the American Optometric Association. Therapeutic Licensed. David Seagraves at the Ogle County Judicial Center, 2007 â€œCornballâ€? by Howard Russo at the Oregon Coliseum, 2009 â€œSolar Reefâ€? by Andrew Langoussis at Oregon Park West, 2010 â€œMaking Hayâ€? by Daniel Ingebrightson at Stillman Bank, Oregon, 2011 Harvest Hunter by Matthew Donovan at Nash Recreation Center, 2012 â€œWorking the Landâ€? by Robert Pulley at Phil Hart wears his dress uniform in his photo taken while the Oregon Park Districtâ€™s he was on active duty. Photo courtesy of Myrna Hart
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Veterans event at school The annual Veterans School on Monday, Nov 11 will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the Day program will be held at 10 a.m. in the gymnasium. cafeteria. at Centennial Elementary The breakfast for veterans
Time left to vote for Polo School can win $25,000 Help Polo School District win $25,000 in the U.S. Cellular, Calling All Communities contest. It is so easy and free. The top 20 schools will each receive $25,000. Voters do not need to be customers of U.S. Cellular
to participate; all they need is to live in the United States, have an email address and to be 18 or older. Voting began Nov. 4. To vote go to www. uscellular.com or www. polo222.org until Monday, Nov. 25 at 11:59 p.m. Click on the Calling All Communities link, and type in 61064 (Poloâ€™s zip).
Participants will see all three schools. Vote for Centennial Elementary School, as the money will be shared as a district. Each participant will receive an email to confirm his or her vote. â€œYou vote one time and it only takes a few minutes, but the benefits to our district would be amazing,â€? said organizer Sue Hillison. â€œDo not think because we are a small district that we have no chance of winning; this is not true. We just need you to place your one vote and ask others to help also. Letâ€™s work together to make Polo one of the top 20.â€? For more information call Hillison or Amy Merdian at Centennial Elementary School at 815-946-3811, Aplington Junior High School at 915-946-2519, or Ellie Dyer at the high school at 815-946-3341.
Breast cancer survivors were honored Oct. 8 at Polo Junior Tackle games. The special guests were escorted onto the field players. Pictured left to right are: Vy Echelbarger, Draven Wells, Noah Paul, Caroline Whaley, Justin Young, Tammy Merdian, Kyle Brown, Sue Brown, Branden Fenton, and Marcie Fenton. Photo supplied
Sports teams raised $1,800 for breast cancer awareness Polo sports teams and their fans raised more than $1,800 in October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Chris Wells and Jennifer Grobe spearheaded an effort that included recognition for cancer survivors, bake sales, and 50-50 drawings. A grand total of $1,863.15 â€” the total proceeds of the events â€” were donated to the breast cancer foundation. The efforts began on Oct. 8 with the Polo Junior Tackle program, which includes
youngsters in grades 5-8. Breast cancers survivors were honored as special guests and escorted onto the playing field by players. Each special guest received a gift and a flower. A bake sale and 50-50 drawing that night brought in $467.15. Wells and Grobe were assisted by Hope Wiemkin, Nancy Taylor, Renee Paul, and Tommy Bardell. The Polo High School volleyball teams hosted
Volley for the Cure on Oct. 10, and the football teams took their turn Oct. 11, hosting Blitz for the Cure. Both held bake sales and 50-50 drawings, making a total of $1,080. Special T-shirts were made for the players and public which brought in another $316. â€œIt was amazing to see how the community came together and supported this,â€? Wells said. â€œThe amount we gave was amazing as well.â€?
Obendorf accidently locked guest out of museum By Betty Obendorf Curator Polo Historical Society This has not been a good week and today was not much better. It all started when I went to get the Edgewood Golf Course file and could not find it where it usually would be. One does not panic right away since all the pictures that are part of the file are in the Polo book and there is very little information in the file. I remember when Paul Graehling would come in and want something I would say a small prayer that I could find it right away. He did not like to wait. I was in the same kind of
Pine Creek News By Karen Merlak There is a chill in the air as we turn our calendars to November. The harvest is being gathered and the fields are getting cleared. Our hearts turn to thoughts of thankfulness for all of Godâ€™s gifts. For this beautiful day and so much more, we are truly thankful. This morning we were greeted by Robert Toms. The special music was a medley of thoughtful hymns played on the harmonica by Larry Riffle. The childrenâ€™s message was given by Pastor Gregg Downs. On Saturday morning the men of the church gathered to share in a meal and fellowship. During the week, the men did some fall cleaning at the church. Our church family
situation this time only it was my husband and I thought I could do away with the prayer. Probably was not a good idea because I never did find it. When you cannot find something that means you have to start to put everything away. You are a driven person and you have the feeling that it will be somewhere in the museum. Eventually I have always found what I am looking for in a different spot. After two days of sorting and putting away I was getting nowhere on finding the folder. At that point I decided to get the material on Edgewood out of the old Tri-County Press newspapers. This would give me a chance to
use a new gadget for copying from the newspaper. One day Otto Dick of Ogle County Historical Society came in and wanted information on the White Pines. He just went back to our display and everything was right there. He had this new little gadget that would copy right from each page. It did not take me long to decide that we needed something like that and eventually we got one. I have been busy sorting pictures and had not had time to use it. So I headed this past week to our newspaper room in Blackhawk Waterways with my handy dandy gadget. Soon in 1963, I found what I was looking for and
after reading the instructions started copying. Of course I did not do it right and when I hooked it up to the computer I did not have anything. So that will take more of my time to figure it all out. Then yesterday when I had spent all morning sorting, I decided it was time to head for home. I gathered up all my things, went out the door, and locked everything up. I turned to see a young gal across the street pull up in her car. She asked me if I was open and I said I was just leaving but would go back in to show her around. I turned, unlocked the doors like I do everyday, and shut the door behind me. I proceeded to turn on the lights and get ready for
someone I did not know. When she did not come in I walked back to the door and looked out to see her car parked nearby but she was gone. I assumed she was shopping or doing an errand nearby and I went into the office to sort once more and wait for her. An hour went by quickly since I became engrossed in what I was doing. Finally I walked back to the door and her car was gone so I decided to turn out the lights, gather up my things, and head for home once more. I had heard Kenneth out mowing earlier and was surprised when he had not come in but figured he was
tired and wanted to get home. I went to the door to head out and much to my surprise found the door locked from the inside. That was a new one for me and something that had never happened before. I have not yet figured out what happened but I quickly realized why my young lady never came in. Also I knew why Kenneth had not come in after mowing. The door was locked with me inside. I do apologize to the gal for not being more accommodating. I guess I need a doorbell. So who ever you are, please come back for that tour. As I said, it has not been a good week but the museum may be neater.
takes special care of our church home. On Saturday evening, we held a progressive supper. I was so glad to join to the group that started at the home of Lyle and Sheryl Hopkins. We enjoyed a wonderful salad with delicious appetizers made by Sheryl and her co-host, Sue Downs. Next, the group traveled to the church where Tom Hamilton and co-hosts, Larry and Judy Riffle were busy making a wonderful meal set on beautifully decorated tables. For dessert, we traveled down the road to the home of Kent and Judy Nettz where Judy, Vicki Hay, and Nancy Hopkins had prepared a special dessert of apple crisp and ice cream. Enjoying the wonderful
night of food and fellowship were Pastor Gregg and Sue Downs, Lyle and Sheryl Hopkins, Tom and Jane Hamilton, Kent and Judy Nettz, Larry and Judy Riffle, Don and Vicki Hay, Jim and Nancy Hopkins, Martha Johannssen, and Jean Cunningham. Matt has been coming over more often for dinner since he and Clint have play practice most every night. The Drama Club will be performing the play, â€œMummy Dearestâ€? on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 15 and 16. Ticket information is available at the high school office. I enjoyed a wonderful day off on Saturday. I went to the craft show at the senior center where they had several crafters with their creations
for sale. While doing a little shopping, I visited with one of the crafters, Ellen Ebert. We reminisced about when her daughter, Margaret, babysat my children. We decided that our children will have lots of memories to laugh about when they are older. On Halloween night, Matt came over for dinner and to wait for trick-or-treaters. For the three hours of trick-ortreating, we were only visited a few times. Each time the doorbell rang, Clint leapt from his seat to answer the door. I followed
behind to see the kids in their costumes. We didnâ€™t get rid of much candy, but it was a fun evening for all of us. Clintâ€™s excitement for the trick-or-treaters reminds me of how God is when we knock on his door. I can imagine He is just as eager to answer the door. He wants to get to know us. I know that when the situation is reversed and God is knocking on my door, I donâ€™t usually leap from my comfortable position to answer the door. I should be just as eager to answer the door. It is hard
to leave what we know and whatâ€™s comfortable even when God is the one asking us to leave it. The key to answering Godâ€™s requests is faith. Knowing that God is in control helps us to trust that He is leading us in the way we should go. Trusting God is easier when we know God. Now is the time to get to know the Father. He is eager to get to know you. I hope to see you next week in our little church in Pine Creek. We have room in our family for you.
Weather Forecast Total solar eclipse now past. Temperatures generally cooler than normal. Rainfall less than normal. Weather tends to be quite dry. Best chances for storms are 6-7,
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Polo Police Report Polo Police Chief Dennis Christen released the following report Nov. 4 On Oct. 29 at 3:23 p.m., Elie E. Rothermel, 24, Oregon, was cited for loud muffler. Rothermel posted his driverâ€™s license as bond. On Nov. 1 at 9:50 p.m., Christopher A Stone, 16, Oregon, was cited for
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Memorial to Byron teacher to be dedicated on Nov. 10 By Carol Nauman Byron School Board Member
Mary and Gerald Baker, at left, on their wedding day with their wedding party.
Bakers will mark 50th anniversary on Sat., Nov. 16 Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Baker, Chana, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 16 with a family gathering. Gerald Baker and Mary Louise Nave were married Nov. 16, 1963 at St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Dalzell. They are the parents of two sons: Jerry (Lisa) Baker, Mt. Morris and John (Lindee) Baker, Mt. Morris. They have two granddaughters, Abigail and Haylee Baker. Those wishing to send cards may send them to 6616 Ill. Rt. 64, Chana, IL 61015.
A memorial to long-time Byron teacher and curriculum innovator Mary Van Wormer will be dedicated Sunday, Nov. 10 at 2 p.m. at Mary Morgan Elementary School, Byron. Many people recall Van Wormer as a kindergarten teacher at Mary Morgan. However, her 40 years in public education began when she was hired in 1970, fresh out of Illinois State University, to teach physical education. She spent 19 years teaching health and physical education in Byron before accepting the challenge to
teach kindergarten, where she continued her career until her retirement in 2004. Van Wormer was not only a lifelong educator she was a lifelong student, as well. She received her masterâ€™s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from National Louis University and used what she learned to develop in Byron the regionâ€™s first pre-kindergarten program. Van Wormer was proud of the fact that virtually every child, no matter their skill level when they started kindergarten, was able to read at grade level when they left her classroom. Her family and friends will honor that strong commitment to fundamentals by dedicating a Character
Tree bookshelf in her memory in the school library. Van Wormer was named Byronâ€™s Teacher of the Year before retiring after 34 years in the classroom. In retirement, she worked as a supervisor for student teachers at Northern Illinois University, DeKalb. She spent nearly six years helping to train the next generation of teachers, all the while battling ovarian cancer. She worked up until the week before her death, in January 2010, concluding a 40-year career in education. Light refreshments will be served following the brief dedication ceremony. The public is welcome to attend.
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Karl Jr. and Shirley Hagemann, Mt. Morris, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house on Sunday, Nov. 17 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the River Valley Complex, Leaf River. Karl and the former Shirley Rowland were married on Nov. 16, 1963 at Nazarene Church in Oregon. The couple have two children, Karl III (Tara), Leaf River and Brad (Jean), Mt. Morris. Their grandchildren and great-grandchildren include: Elizabeth (Mike) Villegas with daughter Madysen and baby brother on-theway, Andrew with daughter Hailee, Rachael, Aaron, Danielle and Megan. The omission of gifts is requested. Cards may be sent to 6289 N. Adeline Rd., Mt. Morris IL 61054.
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Class of 1948 The Oregon High School Class of 1948 held its 65th reunion at the White Pines Inn on Aug. 27 with 10 class members present. Pictured left to right in the back row are Andy Bylinowski, Don Capes, Dick Lindsey, and Bill Becker. Front row: Violet Reed Hall, Mary Shaffner Leary, Sylvia Bolhous Newcomer, Ellen Priddy Mason, Leona Roos Groenhagen, and Betty Bymaster Beach. Photo supplied
Ogle County Clerk Oregon. Rebecca Huntley issued the Chad A. Shaw, Sr. and following marriage licenses: Marissa L. Conant, both of Mt. Morris. Oct. 25 Frank C. Rowe, Jr. and Oct. 28 Sara A. Remour, both of Warren M. Stahl and
Kelley S. Ranken, both of Kirkland. Oct. 30 Daniel J. Chavez, DeKalb, and Abigail Calderon, Rochelle.
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Jacob D. Kenney Air Force Airman First Class Jacob D. Kenney graduated from basic military training at San AntonioLackland, San Antonio, Texas on Sept. 13. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline
and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science through the Community College of the Air Force. Kenney earned recognition for being selected to serve as element leader for his squadron, 324 TRS/FLT 547. He will continue his military education attending technical schools at various Air Force locations before enrolling at the University of North Dakota to major in unmanned aerial systems. He is the son of Steve and Kym Kenney, Oregon, and is 2013 graduate of Oregon High School.
Hayward, Oregon, graduated with high distinction on May 12 from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, with a bachelor of science degree in biochemistry. She graduated in 2009 from Oregon High School. She is presently attending the University of MinnesotaTwin Cities for her PhD in their biophysics, molecular Amanda N. Hayward Amanda N. Hayward, biology, and biochemistry daughter of Tom and Anita (BMBB) program.
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Growing & Serving in Faith Handicapped Accessible 702 E. Dixon St., Polo 815-946-3212 Website: faithumcpolo Rev. Derek Rogers, Pastor 10 a.m. Sunday Worship 11 a.m. Fellowship
DISCIPLES UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Hitt and Maple Streets, Mt. Morris BAILEYVILLE BAPTIST Phone 815-734-4853 FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH CHURCH Dwight Stewart, Pastor 505 Hill St., Oregon 303 W. Franklin St., Sunday, Nov. 10â€”9:30 a.m. www.fbcoregon.org Baileyville, 815-232-6222 Worship; 10:30 a.m. Coffee 800-335-5065 Pastor Alan Cassel Hour 815-732-2642 www. Monday, Nov. 11â€”5 p.m. Rev. Jerry Clark baileyvillebaptistchurch.org Chime Choir; 6:45 p.m. â€œA Christ-centered, Bible9:30 a.m. Sunday School for Chancel Choir believing, family-oriented all ages Tuesday, Nov. 12â€”9 a.m. ministry.â€? 10:40 a.m. Morning Worship Dorcas Circle Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; 6:30 p.m. Evening service. Wednesday, Nov. 13â€”6 p.m. Sunday Worship Service Wednesday, 7 p.m. Midweek UMW Board Meeting 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening Bible Study Service 6 p.m.; Prayer EAST JORDAN UNITED Meeting, Wednesday 7 p.m.; BAILEYVILLE METHODIST CHURCH transportation and nursery REFORMED CHURCH 22027 Polo Rd., Sterling provided for all services. 400 W. Center St. 815-626-0104 Baileyville, 815-235-1201 9 a.m. Fellowship FIRST CHRISTIAN 9 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Sunday School CHURCH 10 a.m. Morning Worship 10:45 a.m. Worship 609 S. 10th St., Oregon Dave Jungnickel, Pastor 815-732-2359 BETHEL UNITED Grail Storm, Minister METHODIST CHURCH EAST OREGON CHAPEL 815-732-7411 217 S. Hickory St., CHURCH OF GOD Worship Serviceâ€”10 a.m. Shannon 107 N. Daysville Rd. If you havenâ€™t found a Traditional Worship East Edge of Oregon church home, we invite you Service 9 a.m. Off Ill. 64 to First Christian Church in Contemporary Worship 815-732-2960 or Oregon, where we accept one 11:15 a.m. 815-732-6569 another just as Christ accepted Pastor Guthrie us. Come as you are. BROOKVILLE and Sunday School 9:30 a.m. ELKHORN UNITED Church 10:30 a.m. FIRST PRESBYTERIAN METHODIST CHURCHES CHURCH Brookville: Adult Sunday EMMANUEL 200 S. Fifth St., Oregon School 9:30 a.m. EVANGELICAL 815-732-2894 Worship 10:30 a.m. LUTHERAN CHURCH www.fpcoregon.com 17725 W. Chamber St. Office: 815-732-2424 firstname.lastname@example.org in Brookville 764 N. Stillman Road, Holy Communion is served Elkhorn: Worship 9 a.m. Oregon the first Sunday of each Adult Sunday School 10 (Payneâ€™s Point) month. a.m. Pastor Andrew Kayes Worship 10:30 a.m. Corner of Wilson Mill & Worship Service 9 a.m. Brick Church Roads Sunday School 10:15 a.m. FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH CHANA UNITED EVANGELICAL FREE 402 First Ave., Forreston METHODIST CHURCH CHURCH Pastor David Poust 606 Main St., Chana 61015 OF MT. MORRIS 815-938-2380 815-732-7683 102 S. Seminary St. Thursday, Nov. 7â€”6:30 email@example.com Mt. Morris p.m. Trustees; 7 p.m. Worship Pastor Javier Martinez 815-734-4942 Committee Adult & Childrenâ€™s Senior Pastor Sunday, Nov. 10â€”9 a.m. Education 9 a.m. Bruce McKanna Worship; 10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship Service 10:30 a.m. Associate Pastor School Holy Communion Lance Mennen Monday, Nov. 411â€”8 a.m. Celebrated the First Sunday of Thursday, Nov. 7â€”1:30 AA Open Meeting; 3-4:30 p.m. Each Month p.m. Womenâ€™s Bible Study Good News Club Saturday, Nov. 9â€”7 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12â€”6:30 p.m. CHRIST OUR SAVIOR Menâ€™s Accountability Group Evangelism Committee LUTHERAN CHURCH Sunday, Nov. 10â€”8:30 Wednesday, Nov. 13â€”6:30 2035 Ill. Rt. 26, Dixon a.m. Sunday School; 9:30 a.m. p.m. Bible Study 815-284-4554 InnerMission; 10 a.m. Worship David Andermann, Pastor Service with Tracy & Karen FLORENCE UNITED 815-632-6767 Singleton; 12 p.m. Potluck METHODIST CHURCH 9 a.m. Worship Service with the Singletons; 5 p.m. 2649 W. Florence Rd., 10:20 a.m. Education Hour Youth Group; Evening Small Freeport Saturday, Nov. 9â€”7-11 Groups Kathleen Brinkmeier, a.m. CLS Pancake Breakfast; Monday, Nov. 11â€”9:30 Pastor 9 a.m. LWML/Sisters in a.m. Ground Support Womenâ€™s Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Christ Meeting; Family Night Fellowship; 7 p.m. Menâ€™s Worship Service 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 10â€”9 a.m. Small Group Worship with Communion, Tuesday, Nov. 12â€”9 a.m. FORRESTON GROVE Thanksgiving Door Offering; Ladies Prayer Circle; 5:30 p.m. CHURCH 10:20 a.m. Education Hour; Tutoring Club 7246 N. Freeport Rd., 11:20 Council Meeting Wednesday, Nov. 13â€”6 Forreston Tuesday, Nov. 12â€”9 a.m. a.m. Dixon Menâ€™s Prayer Presbyterian Church in Circuit Pastors at COS; 7 Meeting; 10 a.m. Beth Moore America p.m. Bible Class Bible Study for Women; 4 815-938-3605 Thursday, Nov. 14â€”10 p.m. Ladiesâ€™ Evening Prayer Jeremy Cheezum, Pastor a.m. Bible Class Meeting 9:30 a.m. Sunday School Log onto our website 10:30 a.m. Worship Service CHURCH OF THE at http://www.efcmm. Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. OPEN BIBLE org to check out our latest Pioneer Club 302 S. Franklin St., Polo opportunities and updates Thursdays, 7 p.m. Adult Monte J. Cox, Pastor Study; 7:45 p.m. Choir 815-946-2848 FAITH DISCOVERY Sunday Worship 10 a.m. CHURCH FORRESTON REFORMED (June, July, August 9:30 a.m.) 801 W. Oregon St., Polo CHURCH We include children in our 815-946-3588 501 Third Ave. Sunday Worship experience Jeremy Heller, Pastor Tim Fry, Pastor â€œKids are People, tooâ€? 9 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Worship Ages 3-10 are dismissed right 10 a.m. Worship Service 10:45 a.m. Sunday School after Praise & Worship. Nursery Available Casual, Contemporary, We are an independent nonFREEDOM LUTHERAN Non-Traditional denominational Christian WORSHIPPING Passion for God church. COMMUNITY, ELCA Compassion for People Visitors are always welcome. Pastor Jeff Schlesinger Visit Our Website: 815-222-7270 PoloOpenBible.org FAITH EVANGELICAL Sunday School 9 a.m. & LUTHERAN CHURCH Sunday Service 9:45 a.m. at CROSSROADS 402 Second Ave., Forreston Lutheran Outdoor Ministries COMMUNITY CHURCH, Church 815-938-3203 Dining Hall WHITE PINES CAMPUS Pastor Scott Ralston 1834 S. IL Rt. 2 205 N. Jefferson Ave., Polo â€œ A Church with a (a mile south of Oregon) Saturdays at 6 p.m. Heart â€” In the Heart of Welcome Center Sundays at 10 a.m. Forrestonâ€? 111 S. Fourth St, Oregon 815-837-5255 Saturday, Nov. 9â€”6 p.m. firstname.lastname@example.org Game Night GRACE VALLEY Campus Pastor Sunday, Nov. 10â€”9 a.m. CHRISTIAN REFORMED Chad Keeteman ext. 302 Worship; 10 a.m. Church CHURCH Youth Pastor Council, Sunday School 8210 E. Edwardsville Rd. Jose Garcia ext. 303 Monday, Nov. 11â€”10 German Valley We offer contemporary a.m. Bible Study; 5 p.m. 815-362-6601 worship and relevant Bible Confirmation Class Jake Ritzema, Pastor teaching through Wednesday, Nov. 13â€”7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9â€”9:30engaging messages, and Choir 11 a.m. Christmas Program powerful video Thursday, Nov. 14â€”6:30 Practice Join us after the service in our p.m. Bible Study Sunday, Nov. 10â€”9 a.m. for coffee, snack & fellowship Sunday School for All Ages; Kidzlink Childrenâ€™s Ministry FAITH UNITED 10 a.m. Worship Service; 4:30 (infant-5th grade)-during METHODIST CHURCH p.m. Rockford rescue Mission Adult Services Mission Statement: Loving, Chapel
Tuesday, Nov. 12â€”6:30 p.m. Girls Nite Out at JMK Nippon in Rockford; 6:30 p.m. Praise Team Practice; 7:15 p.m. Choir Practice GERMAN VALLEY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Church and Main Streets David Decker, Pastor 8:30 a.m. Worship Service LEAF RIVER BAPTIST CHURCH 6941 N. Mt. Morris Rd., Leaf River - 815-738-2205 Email LRBC@lrnet1.com Pastor Randy Newton Sunday Praise and Worship Service at 9:30 a.m. (Nursery provided) Sunday School 11 a.m. Wednesday Prayer/Bible Studies 6 p.m. Prayer Chain 738-2205 or 738-2991 Sunday Night Prayer meeting 6 p.m. Wednesdayâ€”Various Activities 5:30-8:30 p.m. LEAF RIVER UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Pastor David Poust 104 E. Rt. 72, Leaf River Sunday, Nov. 10â€”9:30 a.m. Breakfast; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service & Childrenâ€™s Church Wednesday, Nov. 13â€”10 a.m. Harvest Luncheon & Mini Bazaar LIGHTHOUSE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 4938 S. Daysville Rd., Oregon Pastor Javier Martinez Handicapped Accessible Worship Service 9 a.m. Sunday School 10 a.m. Age Three through Sixth Grade. Everyone is Welcome MT. MORRIS CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN Pastor Ginny Haney 409 W. Brayton Road P.O. Box 2055 Mt. Morris, IL 61054 Phone: 815-734-4573 Office hours Monday Friday 8:30 a.m. - 12 noon Thursday, Nov. 7â€”11:30 a.m. Pantry Board Meeting; 4:30-7 p.m. Food Pantry Open Friday, Nov. 8â€”9-10:30 a.m. Womenâ€™s Fellowship Saturday, Nov. 9â€”8 a.m. Leaf Raking at Camp Emmaus Sunday, Nov. 10â€”8:15 a.m. Prayer Service; 9:30 a.m. Worship; 10:30 a.m. Fellowship Time; 10:45 a.m. Sunday School for All Ages; 12 p.m. Congressional Business Meeting with Potluck Monday, Nov. 11â€”2-4:30 p.m. Food Pantry Open; 6:15-9 p.m. Circle M 4-H Meeting Tuesday, Nov. 12â€”9 a.m. Bible Study; Quilting Wednesday, Nov. 13â€”7:15 p.m. Chimes Rehearsal NEW LIFE ASSEMBLY OF GOD 401 S. Eighth St., Oregon Pastor David Demmer 815-732-7404 9:30 a.m. New Life Cafe 10 a.m. Worship Service NORTH GROVE EVANGELICAL CHURCH 10384 W. Coffman Rd., Forreston Pastor Tim Hotchkiss Church: 815-938-2194 Pastorâ€™s Cell: 815-209-6838 Saturday, Nov. 9â€”9 a.m.12 p.m. Food Pantry & Thrift Shop Open at New Life Community Center Sunday, Nov. 10â€”9 a.m. Sunday School; 10:05 a.m. Worship with Communion & Eldersâ€™ Fund Offering Tuesday, Nov. 12â€”9 a.m.12 p.m. Food Pantry & Thrift Shop Open at New Life Community Center OREGON CHURCH OF GOD 860 W. Oregon Trail Rd. Pastor Michael Hoffman 815-732-6847 You and your family are invited to join us in worship on Sunday, Nov. 10 at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Michael Hoffman will give the morning message, â€œThankful for Assurance,â€? the second in a series of Thanksgiving sermons. Greeters will be the Rager Family. During morning worship an
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ST. MARKâ€™S LUTHERAN CHURCH 201 N. Division Ave., Polo Pastor Terrie Wilder Communion Served the 1st & 3rd Sundays of Each Month Thursday, Nov. 7â€”3 p.m. Prayer Group; 4 p.m. Adult Confirmation; 6 p.m. Sunday School Teachers Meeting Friday, Nov. 8â€”6 p.m. Grief Support at Polo Senior Center Saturday, Nov. 9â€”9 a.m. Junior High Retreat & Concert at LOMC Sunday, Nov. 10â€”9-10 a.m. Confirmation; 9:15-10:15 a.m. Sunday School; 10 a.m. Social Time; 10:30 a.m. Worship, Sunday School Children Sing Monday, Nov. 11â€”7 p.m. Church Council
PINE CREEK CHRISTIAN CHURCH 5076 S. Lowell Park Rd. Gregg Downs, Pastor 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Worship Service
ST. MARYâ€™S CATHOLIC CHURCH 213 N. Franklin Ave., Polo 815-946-2535 Rev. Father Louis Tosto Sunday Masses 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Saturday Confession 4:30 p.m. Saturday Night Mass 5:30 p.m. Weekday Masses Tuesday through Friday 8 a.m. Religious Education Youth Program 1st & 2nd Wednesdays 6-7:15 p.m. Adult Bible Study 1st Wednesday 8:30 a.m. Adoration & Benediction 1st Friday & Saturday Immediately after Mass
Thursday, Nov. 7â€”7 p.m. Habitat; 7:30 p.m. Choir Saturday, Nov. 9â€”8 a.m. UMM at Charleyâ€™s Sunday, Nov. 10â€”Youth Serve Brunch in the Woods at Camp Reynoldswood, Dixon Monday, Nov. 11â€”10 a.m. Bible Studies Tuesday, Nov. 12â€”6:30 p.m. Den Meeting; 7 p.m. Missions Wednesday, Nov. 13â€” 5:30 p.m. Wednesday Night Alive; 6:30 p.m. Walk Thursday, Nov. 14â€”7:30 p.m. Choir
POLO CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN Congress Ave. & Webster St. (The church is handicapped accessible) Pastor Leslie Lake 9:30 a.m. Family Worship 10:30 a.m. Fellowship Time 10:45 a.m. Sunday School
ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH 114 S. Fifth St., Oregon 815-732-2367 Sunday Activities: Worship Services 8:30 & 11 a.m. Coffee & Fellowship 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. PRAIRIE DELL Wednesday Bible Study PRESBYTERIAN 10 a.m. CHURCH Other Activities Include: 16031 W. Coffman Rd., Menâ€™s & Womenâ€™s Groups, Shannon Confirmation Class, High Pastor Donna Gericke, CLP School Youth Group, Grieving 815-864-2448 Ministry, Outreach Ministry Sunday School 9 a.m. with Rockford Rescue Mission Worship 10 a.m. & HOPE Pregnancy Center, 11:15 a.m. Fellowship Adult Choir Thursday, Nov. 14â€” 5:15 For More Information Call p.m. Worship Meeting; 6 p.m. the Church Office Session; 6:30 p.m. Deacons; 6:45 p.m. Trustees; 7:30 p.m. ST. WENDELIN Corporate CATHOLIC CHURCH Rev. Michael Bolger REVIVE COMMUNITY 18 S. Linn St., Shannon CHURCH Massesâ€”Saturday 5:30 p.m., 8 E. Front Street; Mt. Morris Sunday 8 a.m. firstname.lastname@example.org Confessions-Sunday 7:30 a.m. 815-994-0428 Southern Baptist TRINITY EVANGELICAL Saturday Night Revive Service LUTHERAN CHURCH 5:30 p.m. Saturday 308 E. Brayton Celebrate Recovery Mt. Morris 6-8 p.m. Monday 815-734-6354 Pastor Josh Ehrler ST. BRIDEâ€™S Friday, Nov. 8â€”8:30 a.m. EPISCOPAL CHURCH Coffee & Bulletin Assembly 1000 Ill. 64 West Saturday, Nov. 9â€”8 a.m. Oregon Breakfast Club at Fiesta Fr. Robert Francis Palace; 5:20 p.m. Hymn Sing; S. Cristobal 5:30 p.m. Worship; Second 815-732-7211 or Saturday Supper Following 815-732-3328 Worship www.saintbrides.org Sunday, Nov. 10â€”8:45 a.m. Email:saintbrides@ Traditional Worship; 9:45 a.m. verizon. net Sunday School; Fellowship Services Time Following Worship; Sunday-Holy Communion-8 10:45 a.m. Praise Worship; 6 and 10 a.m. p.m. Youth Group Wednesday Healing Monday, Nov. 11â€”2 p.m. Service-6 p.m. Staff Meeting; 6:30 p.m. Classes Church Council Meeting Childrenâ€™s Sunday School-9 Tuesday, Nov. 12â€”7 p.m. a.m. Christmas Cantata Rehearsal Adult Sunday School-9 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13â€”6:30 (2nd & 4th Sunday) a.m. Prayer & Praise; 9-11 St. Brideâ€™s follows a.m. Quilt Group; 5:30 p.m. traditional Anglican-Episcopal Choristers; 6:30 p.m. Menâ€™s church practices; is biblically Choir; 7 p.m. Confirmation based and both family and Class, Full Choir Rehearsal; individual oriented. 7:30 p.m. Womenâ€™s Choir Visitors are always welcomed. WEST BRANCH CHURCH OF THE ST. JAMES LUTHERAN BRETHREN CHURCH 4014 West Branch Road West Grove Road at Southeast of Forreston Columbine Rd. Pastor Richard Bright Pastor Steve Erickson 815-734-4411 Saturday, Nov. 9â€”2 p.m. Sunday Schoolâ€”9:30 a.m. WELCA Meeting Worshipâ€”10:35 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 10â€”9:15 a.m.
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exceptionally fine Childrenâ€™s Church is offered for children 3 years old through Grade 5. Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m. and includes classes for adults, young adults, teens, children and infants. Special attention is given in each class to issues and topics related to the particular needs and interests of each group. The Wednesday night Youth Group meets at 6 p.m. at East Oregon Chapel, 107 N. Daysville Road. The local Weight Watchers group meets Wednesday at the church from 5 to 5:30 p.m. for weigh-in, followed by their meeting from 6 to 6:30 p.m. Novemberâ€™s Bible Book of the Month is Isaiah.
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Events & Entertainment
Veterans to be honored Nov. 8 at program at Rock River Center Rock River Center, 810 S. Tenth St., Oregon, will host a program to honor America’s veterans at on Friday, Nov. 8 at 10 a.m. A flag ceremony by
members of the Oregon VFW, patriotic readings and guest speakers will be featured. To honor a special veteran by telling his or her story,
call Linda Duffy at 815732-3252 by Wednesday, Nov. 6. This is a free program. The public is invited to attend.
Want to know more about bats? Program is offered on Nov. 17 If Halloween re-kindled your curiosity about bats, learn more at a program offered by the Prairie Preservation Society of Ogle County (PPSOC). The PPSOC will host Incredible Bats with Sharon and Dan Peterson on Sunday, Nov. 17 at 2 p.m. at the Kickapoo Nature Center, 1919 N. Limekiln Rd. The Petersons are certified bat experts and will give a multi-media presentation
to help people understand and appreciate bats and how beneficial they are. They will focus on bats that are native to the region and answer questions from the audience. A live fruit bat will conclude the program. All of their bats were born in captivity and have not been exposed to rabies. Sharon is a librarian and elementary school teacher and was trained by Bat Conservation International.
Dan is a bat naturalist. They are fully insured. They will share experiences to inform the audience about these feared and misunderstood creatures. The program is free and open to the public. Children are welcome in the company of an adult. Light refreshments will be served after the presentation. For more information email email@example.com or call 815-973-4926.
VOP dinner is set for Nov. 13 Village of Progress will celebrate 44 years of service to the adults of Ogle County who have a developmental disability with its annual banquet on Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 6:30 p.m. at St.
Trick or Treat Above, the Lipe family dressed up as Minions from “Despicable Me” for the 65th annual Knights of Columbus Halloween Costume Contest in Oregon Oct. 31. Pictured are Rhayanna, age 4, Kayleigh, age 2, Kashtyn, age 7 months, and mom Ashley. At right, Elianna Garcia was a sweet cupcake for Halloween. Photos by Chris Johnson
A number of awards will be made to consumers, organizations, businesses, and individuals from within Ogle County. Purchase tickets soon as seating is limited to 320.
Bank held bake sale for Serenity Home First State Bank of Polo October. Karen Bumstead. again hosted a bake sale Proceeds of $1,525 were For the past three years, and raffle in support of presented to Serenity Hospice employees have held this Breast Cancer Awareness in and Home by bank employee event.
Chili supper Nov. 21 at senior center
The Polo Senior Center will host a chili supper on Thursday, Nov. 21 from 5 to 6 p.m. The cost of the supper will be $5 per person.
The Rock River Barber Shop Chorus will take over the stage at 7 p.m. and will sing a wide variety of songs. For more information call 815-946-3818.
Ball Brothers on stage Nov. 16
Winners announced for KC Halloween costume contest 2 to 4 year olds: The winners of the 65th First—Brooke Halverson annual Knights of Columbus Halloween Parade and Annie Second—Austin Gehrt Costume Contest, sponsored by the Kaczmarzyk Agency Duck Dynasty Third—Mischri Porcayo Inc., are listed below. Pocahontas Fourth—Carson Benesh Infants to 1 year olds: First—Kaeson Garcia - Minion/Despicable Me Mr. Fredrickson/Up 5 to 7 year olds: Second—Eliana Garcia First—Kade Girton - Scuba Cupcake Third—Kashtyn Lipe, Diver Second—Jimmy Keaty Rhayanna Lipe, and Kayleigh Lipe - Minions/Despicable Pirate Third—Skylar Bishop Me Fourth—Wesley Rogers Princess Fourth—Xander Garcia - Oogie Boogie/Nightmare Devil Before Christmas
Mary’s Learning Center, Oregon. Tickets can be purchased by calling 815-732-2126. The cost is $15 for adults, $5 for ages 5 to 12, and free for those age 4 and under.
The Ball Brothers, sponsored by Leap of Faith Music Ministries, will perform Saturday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Masonic Temple, Freeport. Since the group’s formation in 2006, the Ball Brothers have rapidly made their mark in Christian music by finding a musical balance between the
old and the new. “We’ve never been to a place where every person in the audience was the same age. On the contrary, most places we go have a mixture of young, middle-aged, and older people,” said lead vocailist Daniel Ball. “So, our music style and
song selection is based around that blend. It’s great to see a grandmother and granddaughter worshiping together and enjoying the same music. We get to see that on a regular basis,” Ball added. For ticket information, call 815-443-2814.
8 year olds and up: First—Sebastian Picchioni - Zombie Doctor Second—Lane Halverson - Lego Third—WhitneyKirk Nerd Fourth—Mariah Drake Zombie Cheerleader Best of Show Kaeson Garcia—Mr. Fredrickson/Up Judges for the contest were Allie Sgro, Sauk Valley Community College student; Kris Jones, Kaczmarzyk Agency, Inc., and Maria Berger, Berger Law Firm, LLC.
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AOP Donation Autumn on Parade President Marseyne Snow presents Gail Tuttle of Habitat for Humanity of Ogle County with a check for $1,500. The donation was made in exchange for Habitat’s help with traffic control during the AOP festival held Oct. 5-6 in Oregon. Photo supplied
Support Groups Serenity Hospice and Home bereavement support group Serenity Lunch Bunch will meet Thursday, Nov. 7, from 12 to 1 p.m. at KSB Hospital in the private dining room. Participants can bring a lunch, or purchase one from the hospital cafeteria. For reservations or more
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information, call the Serenity Hospice and Home office by 10 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7 at 815-732-2499. C.A.F.E. (Coffee and Friends, etc.) will meet Friday, Nov. 8 from 9 to 10 a.m. at Serenity Home. This group is open to all adult bereaved persons in the community.
Anyone who plans to attend is asked to call the Serenity Hospice and Home office by 4 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7. These groups are sponsored by Serenity Hospice and Home, and funded in part by grants from United Way of Ogle County and 708 Mental Health Board.
EXHIBIT SPACE AVAILABLE There is still exhibit space available. A great way to reach thousands of Sauk Valley area farmers and network with local & national agricultural businesses. Call 815-625-2400 or visit www.saukvalleyareachamber.com Westwood Fitness & Sports Center 1900 Westwood Drive, Sterling
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Leadership conference for teens is set for Nov. 22-23 University of Illinois Extension is hosting an event FOR TEENS CALLED ,)6% )T 5P ,)6% STANDS FOR ,EAD )NSPIRE 6ALUE AND %XPLORE This Leadership Conference is open to all students in eighth grade to eighteen years of age. The conference will focus on leadership, personal development, and community service. ,)6% )T 5P WILL BE HELD ON Friday and Saturday, Nov. 22 and 23. Friday night the conference will begin with registration
from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Northern Illinois University (OLMES 3TUDENT #ENTER After a â€œWelcome to the Real Worldâ€? simulation, participants will be hanging OUT IN THE (USKIE $EN PLAYING pool, bowling, and eating pizza. After spending the night in hotel rooms in he student center, Saturday will begin at the DeKalb County Farm Bureau Building. Events include a variety of different breakout sessions, guest speaker Katie Pratt; and packing food for local
food pantries through Illini &IGHTING (UNGER The cost of this event is $95 which includes meals, overnight accommodations, transportation, t-shirt and all activities. Financial assistance is also available. For more information contact Extension Educator Johnna Jennings at jbjennin@ illinois.edu. Anyone needing a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, should contact their local Extension office.
Annual Meeting Above, at the recent annual meeting of the Ogle County Chapter of Thrivent Financial, Ken Manon, president, thanks Pam Bauer, financial director, who exhibits one of many quillos prepared by volunteers and presented to HOPE of Ogle County. At right, Marilyn K. Schlaf, financial director, presents Manon with special recognition for his service on the board. Photos by Stan Eden
License facilities close for holiday Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced that all offices and facilities that are normally open Monday through Friday will be closed Monday, Nov. 11 in OBSERVANCE OF 6ETERANS $AY Driver services facilities
that are normally open Tuesday through Saturday will be closed on Saturday, Nov. 9. All driver services facilities will be open for regular business on Tuesday, Nov. 12. Individuals can visit the
Secretary of Stateâ€™s website, www.cyberdriveillinois.com, to locate the nearest driver services facility and hours of operation, change an address, register to become an organ and tissue donor, or renew license plate stickers by mail.
Highway dept. marks 100 years 4HE /GLE #OUNTY (IGHWAY Department will celebrate its 100th anniversary with an open house on Thursday, Nov. 7 from 1 to 4 p.m. at its headquarters at 1989 S. Ill. 2. A power point presentation
will be presented showing the â€œold and newâ€? as well as a display of various memorabilia. â€œYouâ€™ll be amazed at how things have changed,â€? said county engineer Curtis Cook.
Tours of the facility will be given during the open house. New and old equipment â€“ used then and now â€” will be on display. The public is encouraged to attend.
Pioneers select new officers By Ty Newcomer Reporter
On Oct. 7, the Polo Pioneers started with all new officers. Coley Zeigler was named president, secretary and reporter. Mady Russell was named extraordinary experience vice president, treasurer, and for everyone who came and historian. watched. And four of our younger To discover more about ( OR TO BECOME A MEMBER attend the next meeting on Monday, Nov. 11, at 6:30 p.m. in the Ogle County Farm Bureau conference room. Ag in the Classroom will be &UN FACT #AREFREE ( hosting a College Ag Day on IS CURRENTLY THE LARGEST ( Thursday, Nov. 14 from 9:30 group in the county with 62 members and leaders together. a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Rock River Center, 810 S. Tenth St., Oregon. This is an opportunity for area students to meet locally with representatives of various colleges and universities. Representatives from the following schools who offer
Carefree club elects officers By Austin Ebert Reporter On Sept. 9, the Carefree ( #LUB HELD ITS ANNUAL officer elections. Those elected were: president, Chelsea Eden; vicepresident, Michaela Eden; minutes secretary, Anna Ring; attendance secretary, Grace Mongan; treasurer, Jacob Ebens; reporter,
Austin Ebert; photographer, Katherine Crisham; sentinel, Abbie Ring; recreation, Adam Glendenning; and treats and drinks, Johnathan Prose. One of the events discussed during the meeting was our club participation in the Autumn-on-Parade. We had lots of people there to ride on the float, and many to watch the parade, too. The parade was an
members were named Recreation leader. They are Eli Bauman, Olivia Russell, Carter Gremba, and Gage Zeigler. )N THIS MEETING THE (ERS in attendance were Coley, Gage, and Rebekah Zeigler, Mady and Olivia Russell, Ty Newcomer, Carter Gremba, Brianna Kuhn, and Myah Ackeberg. There were also two visitors.
They were Makenzie and Malarie Luther. 4HE (ERS SPENT TIME sewing wallets, making hover crafts, and painting with pencils. To come and enjoy some fun with us we meet on the first Monday of each month at 6 p.m. at the Church of the "RETHREN IN 0OLO (OPE TO SEE you there.
College Ag Day is Nov. 14 agriculture programs are planning on attending: Black (AWK #OLLEGE %AST (IGHLAND Community College, Illinois State University, Joliet Junior College, Kishwaukee College, Parkland College, University of Illinois-Urbana/ Champaign, Western Illinois University, Rockford Career College, Tulsa Welding School, University of
Wisconsin-Madison and Wyotech. Students interested in majoring in agriculture are invited to attend the program and utilize this opportunity to meet with college and university representatives. Contact University of Illinois Extension in Ogle County at 815-732-2191 for more information.
Learn to make gifts at workshop
New officers of the Carefree 4-H Club were elected Sept. 9. Pictured (not in order) are: president, Chelsea Eden; vice-president, Michaela Eden; minutes secretary, Anna Ring; attendance secretary, Grace Mongan; treasurer, Jacob Ebens; reporter, Austin Ebert; photographer, Katherine Crisham; sentinel, Abbie Ring; recreation, Adam Glendenning; and treats and drinks, Johnathan Prose. Photo supplied
University of Illinois Extension Educators Candice Miller and Marilyn Csernus will lead a session on Making (OLIDAY 'IFTS FROM 9OUR Kitchen & Garden on Thursday, Nov. 21 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Ogle County Extension office located at 421 W. Pines Rd. in Oregon. It will be an afternoon of learning, crafting and fun. Participants will learn easy gifts
that can be made from foods found in a garden or kitchen. This is a hands-on workshop where participants will take home their crafts created during the class. Participants will have the opportunity to make an evergreen grapevine wreath, terrarium ornament, pomander balls, dried herb and floral sachets, herb popcorn and savory herb dip.
(ERBAL SPICED CIDER AND TREATS will be served. All recipes will be shared. The cost for this program is $25. Pre-registration is required by Monday, November 18. To register or for more information contact the University of Illinois Extension office at 815-732-2191 or visit the website at web.extension. edu/bdo
Recycle those strings of burned out Christmas lights By Reita Nicholson Administrative Assistant Ogle County Solid Waste Management Dept. As the holiday season approaches, many residents start decorating their home with strings of Christmas lights. Often times they find that the lights no longer work and put them into the garbage.
Rather than have the lights end up in the landfill, the Ogle County Solid Waste Management Department (OCSWMD) encourages residents to recycle their holiday lights. OCSWMD is working with Behr Iron and Metal in Rochelle, local fire departments, and city and village halls to collect and recycle the holiday lights.
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