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Meet the Author: Heather Bentley, Author of Sweetest Heartbreak Friday, Feb. 8, 10 to 11 a.m. Heather is the 2018 winner of the See BYRON LIBRARY, Page 19

Snow didn’t stop these Oregon FFA members and their advisor from picking up Christmas trees for recycling. Pictured, left to right, are: FFA Advisor Josh Nelson, Hayden Eastman, Adam Merrill, Timmy Breeden, Megan Buttens, and Jake Heather. See story on page 13. Photo supplied

Winter Lecture Series begins Feb. 10 at forest preserve The Byron Forest Preserve district will again offer its popular free winter lectures on Sunday afternoons starting at 2 p.m. from Feb. 10 through March 10, at the Jarrett Prairie Center Museum. located at 7993 North River Road in Byron. The lectures are designed for lifelong learners (middle school aged students

An eye exam is a good idea, especially if things are starting to look a little fuzzy around the edges.

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through senior adults). No advance registration is required. For more information call the Byron Forest Preserve District at 815 2348535 extension 200 or visit their website at www.byronforestpreserve.com. Feb. 10, 2 p.m. Corn: How it changed itself and then changed everything else Join writer and food historian, Cynthia Clampitt to learn about the history

of corn. About 10,000 years ago, a weedy grass growing in Mexico possessed a strange trait known as a “jumping gene” transforming itself into a large and more useful grass - the cereal grass that we would come to know as maize and then corn. Nurtured by prehistoric farmers, this grain would transform the Americas even before first European contact.

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Prairie State Legal: Know Your Rights presentation with one-on-one appointments to follow. Domestic Violence and Orders of Protection presented by Attorney Leann Duncan Tuesday, Feb. 5, 1 to 1:20 p.m. After the Know Your Rights presentation, individuals can meet with a lawyer at no cost to discuss civil legal issues such as: problems with their landlord, clearing criminal records, orders of protection and divorce for domestic violence victims, bankruptcy, housing discrimination, problems with SNAP/ TANF/Medicaid, social security overpayments, getting guardianship of a minor or disabled adult.  Each individual will go through an eligibility screening before talking to an attorney for free.  Prairie State cannot help with criminal defense, traffic cases, personal injury, workmen’s compensation, or immigration cases.  Appointments can be scheduled ahead of time, by calling 815-965-2902. Walkins will be seen on a first-come, firstserved basis.

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New Service Do you have home movies on VHS that you would like to transfer to DVD? Let the Byron Library assist you with our new VHS to DVD converter!   Bring in your old VHS tapes and a blank DVD, or purchase a blank DVD at the circulation desk for $1.   This service is intended for use on home movies only.

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