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Auditions will be held on Monday, Feb. 18 and Tuesday, Feb. 19 for 6 to 8 p.m. at the Pinecrest Grove library, 500 Evergreen Lane, Mt. Morris. The cast consists of six adults and nine children. Performances will be Friday, May 3 through Sunday, May 5 at the Pinecrest Grove Theatre. Materials will be provided at the audition; come early to review the readings. For more information call director Dave Sheely at 719-740-6162.


and Performing Arts. Those earning academic honors include the following: Byron—Nolan Baker, Caleb Denton, Austin Grimes, Kennedy Halsmer, Nicholas Knudsen, Emily Love, Madison Milburn, Jacob Mrozek, John Perket, and Eric Stivers; Davis Junction—Natasha Demers, Izaac Herebia, and Mariah Paluzzi; Leaf River—Jessica Mazeika; Monroe Center—Shelby Bruder, Julia Chapin, Kristen Lookingland, and Ethan Taylor; Mt. Morris—Alex Markle and Jared Pottorff; Oregon—Danielle Brehm, Peyton Burnett, Taylor Freed, Judd Haushahn, Austin McDaniel, Megan Mjoen, Jessica Pendleton; Polo—Angel Alba; Stillman Valley—Jacob Hildebrand and  Jaron Johnson. Connor Hopkins Connor Hopkins, of Mt. Morris has been named to the fall dean’s list at Luther College, Decorah, Iowa.

Continued from Page 8 Mack L. Llanas Mack L. Llanas, of Oregon, has been named to the fall chancellor’s honor roll at the University of Tennessee-Martin. To be eligible, a student must take at least 12 hours of credit courses and achieve a 3.2 grade point average based on a 4.0 scale.   Llana was awarded honors for attaining a GPA between 3.2 and 3.49. Northern Illinois University Dean’s List  Several area students have been named to the fall dean’s list at Northern Illinois University, DeKalb. To earn this distinction, students must meet a minimum semester grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale in the College of Engineering and Engineering Technology or a minimum of 3.75 on a 4.0 scale in the colleges of Business, Education, Health and Human Sciences, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Visual

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The Oregon VFW, 1310 W. Washington St. (Ill. 64), Oregon, will celebrate Sweethearts Day on Saturday, Feb. 16 with an evening of food and entertainment. A two-meat (ham and turkey) buffet will be available from 4 to 7 p.m. with all the fixings for $10 a person. Lyle Grobe and the Rhythm Ramblers will perform from 7 to 10 p.m. This band, which began in the 50s and 60s at places such as Castle Rock Lounge at the foot of Castle Rock on Ill. 2, started with Grobe and two brothers from Dixon, Dick and Harry Hackbarth.  Joining him for the evening will be Marv Kunde on bass guitar, Dennis To be eligible, a student must earn a semester grade point average of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale and must complete at least 12 credit hours with 10 hours of conventional grades. Rock Valley College Several area students have been named to the president’s and dean’s lists at Rock Valley College, Rockford. Students must have taken at least 12 credit hours during the semester to qualify for the lists. Students named to the president’s list achieved a 4.0 semester grade point average. They include the following: Byron—Daniel Harrington, Paige Lewellen, Adam St. George, and Milena Zlaticanin; Leaf River—Jason Daub; Mt. Morris—Dalton Comer; Oregon—Benjamin Libman, Cassandra Nason, and Daniel Welle. Students named to the dean’s list achieved at least a 3.25 semester grade point average. They include the following:

Milby on drums, Bob Fredricks on steel guitar, and James “Jimmy” Miller is on keyboards. Lisa Grobe joins the band with vocals and brings out the songs from the women of country music, including Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, and many more.  A treat is always in store when Grobe invites guest singers to take the stage.

Oregon Woman’s Club card party is Saturday, Feb. 15 The Oregon Woman’s Club will hold its annual card party on Friday, Feb. 15 at a new location, the First Presbyterian See CARD PARTY, Page 10

Byron—Trey Allen, Alex Bozzi, Cindy Fisher, Rebecca Hines, Britny Knobloch, Josh Larson, Joseph Myers, Michael Neilsen, Breanna Reeverts, Brittney Sims, and Madison Stewart; Davis Junction—Morgan Bittner, Joanne Canciamille, Lance Dixon, Courtney Fernette, Jaeleigh Meraz, Dawson Molenda-Rudis, Carina Paluzzi, and Jacob Shaw; Monroe Center—Autumn Hagemann, Joseph Moreau, Jessa Spain, and Danielle Wallschlaeger; Oregon—Karissa Faler and Matthew Myers; Stillman Valley—Brandie Brooks, Dawn Hazen, Chelsea Hearyman, Ty Jacobson, and Sara Shelburne. Britany McCarty Britany McCarty, of Byron, has been named to the fall dean’s list at Doane University, Crete, Nebraska. Students must achieve a minimum 3.7 grade point average on a 4.0 scale and hold 12 graded hours to qualify for this academic distinction.

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• Friday, February 1, 2019

The Performing Arts Guild invites the public to join the cast of their spring production “Cheaper by the Dozen.” Based on a bestselling novel by Frank B. Gilbreth and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey, this comedy recounts the authors’ lives while growing up in a family with 12 children. Their inventor father, who is well-known for bringing better efficiency to factories, keeps his large family running just as efficiently.

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