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OREGON Republican Reporter
October 10, 2013 Volume 163, Number 43 - $1.00
The Oregon Hawk Golf Team placed second at Regionals and advanced to Sectionals. B1
Ogle Countyâ€™s 2013 property assessments are set. A11-12
A Memorial Wall honoring fallen soldiers was on display during Autumn on Parade. A3
Maxsonâ€™s restaurant to close at end of month By Vinde Wells Editor An Oregon icon will close its doors at the end of this month after more than 60 years in business. Maxsonâ€™s Riverside Restaurant and the Pride of Oregon Riverboat will serve meals for the last time on Oct. 31, owner Rich Wiesner said Tuesday. â€œThe decision to close has
been tremendously difficult, but weâ€™ve come to realize that now is the best time for this to happen,â€? Wiesner said in a press release issued Monday afternoon. In a phone interview on Tuesday, Wiesner said he wants to retire, but hasnâ€™t been able to find a buyer for the landmark restaurant. â€œIâ€™ve had it for sale for a year now, and I havenâ€™t had one person [buyer] come
through here,â€? he said. â€œIâ€™m 66 years old; Iâ€™m ready to retire.â€? Wiesner said he still hopes to sell the restaurant. â€œItâ€™s a good location. Itâ€™s a good banquet facility,â€? he said. Wiesner, who is the restaurantâ€™s fourth owner, has owned and operated it since mid-September of 1992 when he purchased it from the heirs of Rose Jones. John Maxson and his
family opened the restaurant in 1952 and operated it until they sold it to John and Peter Tsioles in 1978. Jones purchased the restaurant from the Tsioles brothers in 1985. She added the riverboat, originally called the Rose of the Rock four years later. The paddle wheeler was built in Palatka, Fla. It was launched on the St. Johnâ€™s River and sailed into the
Gulf of Mexico, to Mobile, Ala., on its month-long trip to Oregon. Its route took it up the Mobile River to the TenneseeTombigbee Waterway, then on the Tennessee and Ohio Rivers, and finally up the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers to Ottawa, where it was dismantled and bought overland by semi tractortrailers to Oregon. The northbound lane of Interstate 39 was closed to
traffic to allow the riverboat to be transported to Ill. 64, which was completely closed while the semis made their way to the boat launch on River Road. Once at Oregon, the vessel was reassembled and made its maiden voyage on the Rock River on Sept. 9, 1989. A fire destroyed the original restaurant building on March 27, 1993, but it was rebuilt and reopened in the summer of 1994.
Tests on Black Hawk Statue are underway By Vinde Wells Editor
Horrible Harry, an entertainer in the Harvest Time Parade, spits fire as the crowd watches. Photo by Earleen Hinton
Rain fails to dampen AOP crowd Weekend event brings large crowd to town By Vinde Wells Editor Gloomy skies and a couple of rain showers just werenâ€™t enough Saturday to put a damper on Oregonâ€™s annual fall festival. Although the final numbers werenâ€™t available Monday, Autumn on Parade Committee President Marseyne Snow said attendance was high for both days of the festival. â€œThe Farmerâ€™s Market was very busy, even on Saturday with the rain,â€? she said. â€œPeople didnâ€™t leave when it rained. They took cover until it stopped.â€? Sunday morningâ€™s bright fall weather more than made up for what Saturday may have lacked. By midmorning festival-goers filled the Farmers Market and Food Court around the Ogle County Courthouse. â€œIt was packed on Sunday,â€? Snow said. â€œâ€?I think the vendors did very well.â€? Festval-goer Penny Gentzel, Byron, said she comes to AOP every year. â€œI like to look at all the
vendors,â€? she said Sunday. â€œAnd I canâ€™t wait for the parade.â€? Vendor Kathy Benson, Elk Grove Village, was doing a brisk business Sunday at her booth selling fall-themed sweatshirts. She said AOP is one of her favorite events. â€œEverybody is so nice and friendly at this festival,â€? she said. â€œThe weather is beautiful and the crowd is bigger today.â€? Sean Hall browsed a booth selling knitted afghans. He said he came up from the Quad Cities for AOP for the second time. â€œItâ€™s a good festival,â€? he said with a grin. â€œIâ€™m enjoying the weather.â€? Overall, Snow said, the festival went off without a hitch. â€œIt went very well,â€? she said. â€œWe had more than 500 runners for the 5K Sunday morning, which is more than weâ€™ve ever had before. The kidsâ€™ Fun Zone was busy, the parade brought out a huge crowd, and the post-parade show was a highlight.â€? The South Shore Drill Team thrilled the audience with their precision and dexterity Sunday afternoon during the post parade show as well as at the Harvest Time Parade.
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A new feature, the zipline, made a hit with youngsters at the Fun Zone in the N. Fifth Street parking lot. â€œAwesomeâ€? was the comment most made as they emerged from the attraction wearing wide grins. Snow praised the efforts of the AOP Committee and everyone else who helped
with the festival. â€œOnce again, we couldnâ€™t have done it without all the volunteers and the help from the City of Oregon, Oregon Park District, and Ogle County,â€? she said. (Turn to page A14 to more photos of the Autumn on Parade festival.)
Ogle Countyâ€™s most famous centenarian will be getting a 3-D full body scan this week. Structural engineers began work Tuesday to determine the condition of the Black Hawk Statue in order to decide what is the best way to help repair the 102-year-old concrete statue. Aldo De La Haza and Daniel Schultz, who work for the Dynasty Group, Chicago, used technology to take a look beneath the surface of the statue, which sits on a high bluff at Lowden State Park northeast of Oregon. De La Haza said his company has been hired to investigate the condition of the structure and do nondestructive testing. Their high-tech scanners allow them to see inside the concrete to assess the statueâ€™s condition and to determine
Delay by FDIC derails plan for a new building By Vinde Wells Editor
Foot-dragging by a federal agency has prompted an Oregon bank to abandon plans for a new building. Roger Lehman, president of Harvard State Bank, said Monday that the lack of a decision from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) means bank officials no longer plan to purchase the Bemis Motor Company building at the corner of Fourth Street (Ill. 2) and Franklin Street to locate a new building for Community Bank of Oregon. â€œItâ€™s not going to happen,â€? Lehman said. â€œItâ€™s gone on for a year and a half, and the FDIC couldnâ€™t give us a decision so weâ€™ve The Southshore Drill Team performed a Post Parade withdrawn. You know how Show following the Harvest Time Parade on Sunday. the government is â€” they do Photo by Earleen Hinton
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the amount and location of steel reinforcing. Another company will do scanning with rotating lasers to create an exact threedimensional model of the statue, he said. The findings will aid in determining what needs to be done to repair and preserve the statue which has been damaged by the ravages of time and weather. The statue, which is under the authority of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR), has cracks and large pieces of its concrete surface have dislodged. The folded arms of the 50-foot monolith have been especially affected. The cost for the assessment and repairs has been estimated at $625,000. More than half the money for the project came from a $350,000 grant the IDNR received from the Illinois Department of Commerce Turn to A2
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what they want to. Itâ€™s not fair to [owner] Jay [Franklin]. Itâ€™s gone on long enough.â€? Harvard Sate Bank owns Community Bank of Oregon, which is located currently at the corner of Ill. 64 and Ill. 2 in the downtown. Lehman announced last year that the bank was in the process of buying the Bemis property, which is owned by Franklin. He said bank officials planned to demolish the Bemis building and build a new bank with a drivethrough window and ample customer parking. Franklin said Tuesday that he was unaware that bank officials are no longer planning to buy the property. â€œNo one from the bank has let me know that,â€? he said. Franklin said he has a Turn to A2
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Oregon woman files lawsuit against Paddle Wheel Inn By David Guiliani Sauk Valley Media Donna Colvin had no bad evaluations in the 4 years she worked for Paddle Wheel Inn in Oregon, but the hotel fired her after she informed the manager that she would have to start using an oxygen tank, according to a federal lawsuit. Colvin, 51, filed the lawsuit last week, claiming the hotel violated the Americans With Disabilities Act, a federal law that requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to disabled workers. The inn’s general manager declined to comment Tuesday. Colvin is asking for back pay with interest and compensatory and punitive damages. On Nov. 15, 2011, Colvin, the overnight desk clerk, told the inn’s general manager, Jethny Grimes, that she would need to use oxygen at work, the lawsuit said. In response, Grimes said Colvin, an Oregon resident, could not work the front desk while using oxygen, the suit said.
A day later, Colvin’s daughter, Sarah Palomarez, sent a text message asking whether Colvin’s shift would be covered. Shortly after, Grimes responded with a text: “Yes, I have your mom’s shift covered. She is not able to work while on oxygen.” Later that day, Grimes handed Palomarez a letter to give to Colvin. The letter officially terminated Colvin’s employment for not working her scheduled shifts and for being physically unable to do required work, the suit said. The letter referred to an Oct. 17, 2011 memo, in which the hotel required employees to cover their assigned shifts or find replacements. The first time an employee violated the policy, she would receive a written warning. The second time, she would be terminated. Colvin, however, never received a written warning, according to the suit. “Paddle Wheel did not want an employee who appeared to have a disability,” the suit says. “Colvin’s use of oxygen would not have prevented her from performing any of her job duties.”
The suit also says the hotel never gave her overtime compensation, even though she regularly worked more than 40 hours a week. Colvin is represented by Rachel Weisberg, an attorney who works for Equip for Equality, a Chicago-based advocacy group for the disabled. “This seems like a very strong case,” Weisberg said. “Someone seeks an accommodation and is immediately terminated. This is the first employment case that we’ve dealt with that involves an oxygen tank.” Paddle Wheel, she said, failed to follow the “interactive” process under ADA to figure out whether it could provide Colvin reasonable accommodations. “This is something that could have been worked out,” Weisberg said. “Our client is a reasonable person. The oxygen tank is very small and portable. She could have taken off the tank during interactions with guests.” Grimes declined to comment on the lawsuit Tuesday. She said the inn’s owner, Carol Bush, also would not comment.
Plan for bank in Bemis lot fails From A1 Aldo De La Haza and Daniel Schultz, structural engineers with Dynasty Group, purchase contact with the Chicago, examine the Black Hawk Statue Tuesday afternoon. The assessment work bank for the property. Lehman said he is will continue this week on the 102-year-old statue. Photo by Earleen Hinton
Black Hawk studied again From A1 and Economic Opportunity. The rest came from donations, as well as funds raised during the annual Oregon Trail Days festival held at Lowden Park since 2010. A large contributor was the Jeffris Family Foundation,
Janesville, Wis., which gave a $150,000 matching grant. Frank Rausa, a member of The Friends of the Blackhawk Statue Committee, said in January that the laser scanning will provide a permanent record of the statue and include drawings, plans, and elevations of the statue for use in the current
restoration and in future years. Created by sculptor Lorado Taft in 1911 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the statue is located on a 125-foot bluff overlooking the Rock River. It draws 400,000 visitors a year, tourism officials say.
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disappointed that the plan for a new bank will not be going forward. “I thought it would be good for our customers, the community, and everyone involved,” he said. At this point, he said, the bank is not considering another location for a new bank and will continue to do business at its present spot. “We’re just going to take
it a day at a time,” Lehman said. Approval from the FDIC was the final step in getting the building project off the ground. Because the Bemis property lies within the historic district in downtown Oregon that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, approval was first needed from the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency (IHPA). IHPA officials decided a year ago to allow bank officials to demolish the
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Oregon was manufacturing hub 100 years ago Editorâ€™s note: Otto Dick, Oregon, has researched the people, places, and events important in Oregonâ€™s history for the Ogle County Historical Society. The following is part of a series of the articles he has written. By Otto Dick A century ago Oregon was the manufacturing center of Ogle County. Manufacturing and other industries were spurred by our agriculture, the Rock River, and the coming of the railroad in 1872. The 1893 Oregon map shows the railroad siding extending from the depot on the west side of the river up past the dam behind the Schiller Piano Factory. Along this siding by the river grew several factories and industries. By the 1860s people had learned to harness the power of the rivers. F. G. Jones, Chester Nash, and Mr. Barden built the first dam. Water power at the dam attracted the first manufacturing near the dam. Before the dam furnished electrical power seven water wheels supplied power to several factories with cables. One of these cables stretched overhead to the
Schiller Piano Factory, at that time located on Washington Street. This was approximately one and one half blocks from the waterwheel. These steel cables ran the machinery in these shops and factories. Electricity furnished by the dam in 1890 attracted other manufacturing and industries to locate along the spur. Oregon residents first had electricity on a dusk to midnight basis on July 12, 1890. Twenty-four hour service was offered in 1909. The following comes from the Story of Oregon Sesquicentennial Book. â€œYes Maâ€™am,â€? it is a pretty sight, coming up the hill with the river in the background. Those lines you see on those big poles are our new electricity lines.â€? Oregon Roller Mills, Pacific Coast Condensed Milk Company, Oregon Grain and Cereal Elevator, Etnyreâ€™s, Twin Towers Elevators, Riverside Creamery and Bottling Works, and the Nash Cultivator Factory were industries serving the agricultural community. Coal was important and supplied by the Oregon Lumber Company, Cox and Malarkey Lumber Yard, H.
Hereâ€™s another view of the Schiller Piano Factory.
W Waldie Lumber, Becker and Mattison Lumber, and Kinnâ€™s Feed Store. In addition coal was supplied by the railroad directly to the factories. Along this spur was located the Oregon Piano Factory, Schiller Piano Company, Shoenhofen Beer Depot, Pabst Beer Depot, Sandage Foundry Company, Paragon Foundry, J. B. Barden Machine Shop, Paragon M. F. O. Company that manufactured traveling cases, Player Piano Company, Broom Factory, a furniture factory, three lumber yards at the same time period, and an ice house. The present Etnyre plant is their fourth facility. The first facility manufactured hog waterers on North Second Street. In 1896 they moved across the street nearer the damn. In 1906 they moved to Franklin and Second Streets. In 1958 the Etnyres moved to their present facility on Daysville Road. They were needing more space and no longer relied
upon the railroad spur. The railroad, especially the spur, and water power from the dam brought Industry to Oregon. Things change, the Schiller
Piano Company is now a shopping mall, the Carnation Building was leveled by fire, the county is considering leveling the old Etnyre Building on Second Street,
and Oregon no longer has a lumber yard, etc. In the next 100 years there will be many other changes simply because our society is always evolving.
The Schiller Piano Factory was located next to the Rock River. Conover Square is now located in the building.
This photo taken from the east side of the Rock River shows the dam and the Schiller Piano Factory.
Chester Nashâ€™s factory was one of the businesses that depended on Oregonâ€™s rail spur.
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Polo native named distinguished alumnus Tom Troxel, associate head-Animal Science, for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, has been honored as a distinguished alumnus of West Texas A&M. The Polo native was recognized at a ceremony Sept. 7. â€œDr. Tom Troxel was selected as a Distinguished Alumni of West Texas A&M Universitiesâ€™ Department of Agricultural Sciences based on his outstanding professional career as an Animal Scientist serving in Extension, Teaching and Research and most recently administration at the University of Arkansas. We are proud that Dr. Troxel began his academic journey as a student at West Texas, and we are honored to recognize him for this prestigious award,â€? said Dean Hawkins, Animal Sciences Department head at Roger and Lorraine Cheek on their wedding day in 1948
Cheeks to celebrate 65th anniversary Roger and Lorraine (Hartje) Cheek will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on Oct. 23. They were married at the Methodist parsonage in Leaf River with Chuck and Barb Snyder as attendants. They are the parents of four children: Denise, Mt. Morris, Deb, Mt. Morris, Ed (Becky, DeKalb, and Belinda, Naperville. Their grandchildren are Rhonda, Mt. Morris, Heather, DeKalb, and Ethan
(Amanda), Marseilles. After serving pastorates in United Methodist churches in South Dakota and northern Illinois, they retired and built a home on their favorite hill overlooking the Mississippi River near Galena. They later moved to Mt. Morris and are now members of the Pinecrest Community.
West Texas A&M. Troxel joins Michael Gilbert, vice president of Global Breeding and Trait Development, Bayer Crop Science, and Don Williams, West Texas Agricultural Economics Professor (posthumously) as the 2013 Distinguished Alumni inductees for the Department of Agricultural Sciences at West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas. â€œI was very pleasantly surprised, honored and very appreciative. This is very special for myself and my family,â€? Troxel said. â€œI am looking forward to returning to West Texas A&M to see the campus again.â€? Troxel earned his B.S. in Animal Science from West Texas A&M. He earned his M.S. and PhD. from the University of Illinois. Last November, Troxel was a John W. White Division of Agriculture Award winner as part of the 300 Days Grazing
The Highland Community College Foundation distributed approximately $320,000 to Highland students for the 2013-2014 academic year with more than 380 people in attendance at its annual Scholarship Awards Ceremony on Sept. 29. Approximately $6,051,520
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Marriage Licenses Ogle County Clerk Tyler J. Mowry and Rebecca Huntley issued the Anne E. York, both of West following marriage licenses: Chicago. Marty L. Mullen and Sarah Sept. 27 L. Gittler, both of Freeport. Kenneth S. Dutka and Joshua M. Buchenberger, Nadine A. Kerwin, both of Round Lake, and Stephanie Rochelle. A. Sucech, Lake Villa.
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Oct. 2 Daryl W. Capes, Janesville, Wis., and Angela M. Northrup, Rockton. Sept. 30 Phillip E. Best and Jefferson M. Young and Courtney N. Pruitt, both of Genna M. Mickey, both of Forreston. Chicago. Landon R. Peterson and Douglas D. Dannenberg Kelly J. Zaiser, both of Alamogordo, N.M. Clark T. Hummel and Gena L. Gravert, both of
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team, also having earned the same honor in 2001. In 2010, he was recognized by the Arkansas Association of Cooperative Extension Specialists with its service award.
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Church News ADELINE ZION EVANGELICAL CHURCH 9106 Cedar St. in Adeline Leaf River 61047 Phone 815-541-4863 Sunday Services: Sunday School 9 a.m. Worship Service 10:15 a.m. BAILEYVILLE BAPTIST CHURCH 303 W. Franklin St., Baileyville, 815-232-6222 Pastor Alan Cassel www. baileyvillebaptistchurch.org 9:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages 10:40 a.m. Morning Worship 6:30 p.m. Evening service. Wednesday, 7 p.m. Midweek Bible Study BAILEYVILLE REFORMED CHURCH 400 W. Center St. Baileyville, 815-235-1201 9 a.m. Sunday School 10 a.m. Morning Worship
Join us after the service in our for coffee, snack & fellowship Kidzlink Childrenâ€™s Ministry (infant-5th grade)-during Adult Services Crave Youth Group (6th-12th grade)- Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Visit our website: www. crossroadscn.com DISCIPLES UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Hitt and Maple Streets, Mt. Morris Phone 815-734-4853 Dwight Stewart, Pastor Sunday, Oct. 13â€”9:30 a.m. Worship; 10:30 a.m. Coffee Hour; 10:45 a.m. Sunday School Monday, Oct. 14â€”5 p.m. Chime Choir; 6:45 p.m. Chancel Choir Tuesday, Oct. 15â€”6 p.m. Staff Parish Relations Committee Wednesday, Oct. 16â€”6 p.m. Fiance Committee; 7 p.m. Church Council EAST JORDAN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 22027 Polo Rd., Sterling 815-626-0104 9 a.m. Fellowship 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:45 a.m. Worship Dave Jungnickel, Pastor
BETHEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 217 S. Hickory St., Shannon Traditional Worship Service 9 a.m. Contemporary Worship 11:15 a.m.
EAST OREGON CHAPEL CHURCH OF GOD 107 N. Daysville Rd. East Edge of Oregon Off Ill. 64 815-732-2960 or 815-732-6569 Pastor Guthrie Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Church 10:30 a.m.
BROOKVILLE and ELKHORN UNITED METHODIST CHURCHES Brookville: Adult Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Worship 10:30 a.m. 17725 W. Chamber St. in Brookville Elkhorn: Worship 9 a.m. Adult Sunday School 10 a.m. Corner of Wilson Mill & Brick Church Roads
EBENEZER REFORMED CHURCH 2997 N. German Church Rd. Two miles east of Oregon on Ill. 64, then three miles north. CHANA UNITED Pastor Brion Brooks METHODIST CHURCH Church Office 606 Main St., Chana 61015 Phone: 815-732-6313 815-732-7683 Director of Ministries email@example.com for Youth and Christian Pastor Javier Martinez Education Adult & Childrenâ€™s David Bordy Education 9 a.m. 9 a.m. Sunday School Worship Service 10:30 a.m. 10 a.m. Sunday Worship Holy Communion Roots Youth Ministryâ€” Celebrated the First Sunday of Wednesday 6:30-7:45 p.m. Each Month Kids Clubs & Menâ€™s & Womenâ€™s Bible Studyâ€” CHRIST OUR SAVIOR Wednesday from 6:30-7:45 LUTHERAN CHURCH p.m. 2035 Ill. Rt. 26, Dixon 815-284-4554 EMMANUEL David Andermann, Pastor EVANGELICAL 815-632-6767 LUTHERAN CHURCH 9 a.m. Worship Service Office: 815-732-2424 10:20 a.m. Education Hour 764 N. Stillman Road, Thursday, Oct. 10â€”10 Oregon a.m. Bible Class (Payneâ€™s Point) Saturday, Oct. 12â€”8:30 Pastor Andrew Kayes a.m. CLS Fall Fun 5K; 5 p.m. Worship Service 9 a.m. Family Night at S. Dopkes Sunday School 10:15 a.m.
Sunday, Oct. 13â€”9 a.m. EVANGELICAL FREE Worship with Communion; CHURCH 10:20 a.m. Education Hour; OF MT. MORRIS 11:20 a.m. Council 102 S. Seminary St. Tuesday, Oct. 15â€”11 a.m. Mt. Morris ALIVE at Meyerâ€™s Ponds; 815-734-4942 Pastors Conference Senior Pastor Wednesday, Oct. 16â€” Bruce McKanna Pastors Conference Associate Pastor Lance Mennen Saturday, Oct. 19â€”9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 10â€”1:30 LWML Fall Joyshop at Good p.m. Womenâ€™s Bible Study Shepard, Rock Falls CHURCH OF THE OPEN BIBLE 302 S. Franklin St., Polo Monte J. Cox, Pastor 815-946-2848 Sunday Worship 10 a.m. We include children in our Sunday Worship experience â€œKids are People, tooâ€? Ages 3-10 are dismissed right after Share & Prayer. Casual, Contemporary, Non-Traditional Passion for God Compassion for People Visit Our Website: PoloOpenBible.org CROSSROADS COMMUNITY CHURCH, WHITE PINES CAMPUS 205 N. Jefferson Ave., Polo Saturdays at 6 p.m. Sundays at 10 a.m. 815-837-5255 whitepines@crossroadscn. com Campus Pastor Chad Keeteman ext. 302 Youth Pastor Jose Garcia ext. 303 We offer contemporary worship and relevant Bible teaching through engaging messages, and powerful video
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FAITH EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH 402 Second Ave., Forreston Church 815-938-3203 Pastor Scott Ralston â€œ A Church with a Heart â€” In the Heart of Forrestonâ€? Sunday, Oct. 13â€”9 a.m. Worship; 10 a.m. Sunday School, Church Council Monday, Oct. 14â€”10 a.m. Bible Study; 5 p.m. Confirmation Class Wednesday, Oct. 16â€”12 p.m. Senior Friendship; 7 p.m. Choir Thursday, Oct. 17â€”6:30 p.m. Bible Study FAITH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Mission Statement: Loving, 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 FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 505 Hill St., Oregon www.fbcoregon.org 800-335-5065 815-732-2642 Rev. Jerry Clark â€œA Christ-centered, Biblebelieving, family-oriented ministry.â€? Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Worship Service 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service 6 p.m.; Prayer Meeting, Wednesday 7 p.m.; transportation and nursery provided for all services. FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH 609 S. 10th St., Oregon 815-732-2359 Grail Storm, Minister 815-732-7411 Worship Serviceâ€”10 a.m. If you havenâ€™t found a church home, we invite you to First Christian Church in Oregon, where we accept one another just as Christ accepted us. Come as you are. FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 200 S. Fifth St., Oregon 815-732-2894 www.fpcoregon.com firstname.lastname@example.org Holy Communion is served the first Sunday of each month. Worship 10:30 a.m. FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCHFORRESTON 402 First Ave., Forreston Pastor David Poust 815-938-2380 Thursday, Oct. 10â€”7 p.m. Ad Council Sunday, Oct. 13â€”9 a.m. Worship; 10:30 a.m. Sunday School Monday, Oct. 14â€”8 a.m. AA Open Meeting FLORENCE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 2649 W. Florence Rd., Freeport Kathleen Brinkmeier, Pastor Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Worship Service 10:30 a.m.
Saturday, Oct. 12â€”7 a.m. Menâ€™s Accountability Group Sunday, Oct. 13â€”8:30 a.m. Sunday School; 9:30 a.m. InnerMission; 10 a.m. Mission Festival with Guest Speaker Jim Paggino; 5:30 p.m. Festival FORRESTON GROVE Banquet; 6:45 p.m. Mission CHURCH Festival Program 7246 N. Freeport Rd., Monday, Oct. 14â€”9:30 Forreston a.m. Womenâ€™s Ground Support Presbyterian Church in Fellowship America Tuesday, Oct. 15â€”9 a.m. 815-938-3605 Ladies Prayer Circle; 5:30 p.m. Jeremy Cheezum, Pastor Tutoring Club 9:30 a.m. Sunday School Wednesday, Oct. 16â€”6 10:30 a.m. Worship Service a.m. Dixon Menâ€™s Prayer Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. Meeting; 10 a.m. Beth Moore Pioneer Club Bible Study for Women; 4 Thursdays, 7 p.m. Adult p.m. Ladiesâ€™ Evening Prayer Study; 7:45 p.m. Choir Meeting Log onto our website FORRESTON REFORMED at http://www.efcmm. CHURCH org to check out our latest 501 Third Ave. opportunities and updates Tim Fry, Pastor 9:30 a.m. Worship FAITH DISCOVERY 10:45 a.m. Sunday School CHURCH 801 W. Oregon St., Polo FREEDOM LUTHERAN 815-946-3588 WORSHIPPING Jeremy Heller, Pastor COMMUNITY, ELCA 9 a.m. Sunday School Pastor Jeff Schlesinger 10 a.m. Worship Service 815-222-7270 Nursery Available Sunday School 9 a.m. & We are an independent nonSunday Service 9:45 a.m. at denominational Christian Lutheran Outdoor Ministries church. Dining Hall
1834 S. IL Rt. 2 (a mile south of Oregon) Welcome Center 111 S. Fourth St, Oregon GRACE VALLEY CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH 8210 E. Edwardsville Rd. German Valley 815-362-6601 Jake Ritzema, Pastor Thursday, Oct. 10â€”12:30 p.m. M&Mâ€™s Group Sunday, Oct. 13â€”Youth Sunday; 9 a.m. Sunday School for All Ages; 10 a.m. Worship Service Tuesday, Oct. 15â€”6:30 p.m. Praise Team Practice; 7:15 p.m. Choir Practice Wednesday, Oct. 16â€”6:30 p.m. Ladies of Grace Meeting 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.
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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 Friday, Oct. 11â€”9-10:30 a.m. Womenâ€™s Fellowship Sunday, Oct. 13â€”9:30 a.m. Worship; 10:30 a.m. Fellowship Time; 10:45 a.m. Sunday School for All Ages Monday, Oct. 14â€”9 a.m. Worship Planning Meeting; 2-4:30 p.m. Food Pantry Open Tuesday, Oct. 15â€”Quilting; 6:30 p.m. Leadership Team Meeting Wednesday, Oct. 16â€”7 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, Oct. 12â€”9 a.m.12 p.m. Food Pantry & Thrift Shop Open at New Life Community Center Sunday, Oct. 13â€”9 a.m. Sunday School; 10:05 a.m. Worship Tuesday, Oct. 15â€”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, Oct. 13 at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Michael Hoffman
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PINE CREEK CHRISTIAN CHURCH 5076 S. Lowell Park Rd. Gregg Downs, Pastor 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Worship Service 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 PRAIRIE DELL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 16031 W. Coffman Rd., Shannon Pastor Donna Gericke, CLP 815-864-2448 Sunday School 9 a.m. Worship 10 a.m. 11:15 a.m. Fellowship Thursday, Oct. 10â€”5:45 p.m. Worship Committee; 6 p.m. Session; 6:30 p.m. Deacons; 6:45 p.m. Trustees; 7:30 p.m. Corporate Wednesday, Oct. 16â€”7 p.m. Bible Study, Excuses, Excuses, Chapter 12
ST. MARY CHURCH 301 N. Fourth St., Oregon Father Joseph P. Naill Office Phone 815-732-7383 Office FAX 815-732-4742 Mass Schedule Saturday 4:30 p.m. Sunday 7:30 & 9:30 a.m. Tuesday thru Friday 8 a.m. Third Wednesday of Month at Pinecrest 3 p.m. Reconciliation Saturday 3:30-4:15 p.m. St. Mary Prayer Network Lois Lints 815-703-9699 Nancy Kerwin 815-732-3351 Darlene Bauer 815-732-2238 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. Wednesday Bible Study 10 a.m. Other Activities Include: Menâ€™s & Womenâ€™s Groups, Confirmation Class, High School Youth Group, Grieving Ministry, Outreach Ministry with Rockford Rescue Mission & HOPE Pregnancy Center, Adult Choir For More Information Call the Church Office ST. WENDELIN CATHOLIC CHURCH Rev. Michael Bolger 18 S. Linn St., Shannon Massesâ€”Saturday 5:30 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. Confessions-Sunday 7:30 a.m.
TRINITY EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH 308 E. Brayton Mt. Morris 815-734-6354 Pastor Josh Ehrler Friday, Oct. 11â€”8:30 a.m. Coffee & Bulletin Assembly REVIVE COMMUNITY Saturday, Oct. 12â€”5:30 CHURCH 8 E. Front Street; Mt. Morris p.m. Worship Sunday, Oct. 12â€”8:45 firstname.lastname@example.org a.m. Traditional Worship; 815-994-0428 9:45 a.m. Sunday School; Southern Baptist Fellowship Time Following Saturday Night Revive Service Worship; 10:45 a.m. Praise 5:30 p.m. Saturday Worship Celebrate Recovery Monday, Oct. 14â€”2 p.m. 6-8 p.m. Monday Staff Meeting Wednesday, Oct. 16â€”6:30 ST. BRIDEâ€™S a.m. Prayer & Praise; 9-11 EPISCOPAL CHURCH a.m. Quilt Group 5:30 p.m. 1000 Ill. 64 West Choristers; 6 p.m. Chime Oregon Choir; 6:30 p.m. Menâ€™s Choir; Fr. Robert Francis 7 p.m. Full Choir Rehearsal; S. Cristobal 7:30 p.m. Womenâ€™s Choir 815-732-7211 or 815-732-3328 WEST BRANCH www.saintbrides.org CHURCH OF THE Email:saintbrides@ BRETHREN verizon. net 4014 West Branch Road Services Southeast of Forreston Sunday-Holy Communion-8 Pastor Richard Bright and 10 a.m. 815-734-4411 Wednesday Healing Sunday Schoolâ€”9:30 a.m. Service-6 p.m. Worshipâ€”10:35 a.m. Classes Childrenâ€™s Sunday School-9
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ST. JAMES LUTHERAN CHURCH West Grove Road at Columbine Rd. Pastor Steve Erickson Sunday, Oct. 13â€”9:15 a.m. Prayer Ministry Team, New Members Class, Sunday School Class; 9:30 a.m. Congregational Bible Study; 10:30 a.m. Divine Worship
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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, Oct. 10â€”4 p.m. Prayer Group; 4-5:30 p.m. Adult Confirmation; 7 p.m. Sunday School Teachers Meeting OREGON UNITED Friday, Oct. 11â€”Grief METHODIST CHURCH Support at Polo Senior Center 200 S. Fourth, Oregon Sunday, Oct. 13â€”9-10 a.m. 815-732-2994 Confirmation; 9:15-10:15 a.m. Barb Good, Pastor Sunday School; 10 a.m. Social Saturday Worship 5 p.m. Time; 10:30 a.m. Worship Sunday Worship 9 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15â€”9 a.m. Activities during the Week: Thursday, Oct. 10â€”7 p.m. Quilters; 1:30 p.m. Caregivers Habitat for Humanity; 7:30 at Polo Senior Center
p.m. Choir Friday, Oct. 11â€”4 p.m. L3 Leadership Project Saturday, Oct. 12â€”8 a.m. L3 Leadership Project; 2 p.m. Wedding; 5 p.m. Worship LEAF RIVER UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Sunday, Oct. 13â€”11:30 Pastor David Poust a.m. Youth at Saamâ€™s 104 E. Rt. 72, Leaf River Pumpkin Palooza Sunday, Oct. 13â€”9:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 14â€”9 a.m. Breakfast; 10:30 a.m. Worship Mom & Me Walk at Park Service & Childrenâ€™s Church West; 10 a.m. Bible Studies Tuesday, Oct. 15â€”6:30 LIGHTHOUSE UNITED p.m. Den Meeting METHODIST CHURCH 4938 S. Daysville Rd., Wednesday, Oct. 16â€” Oregon 5:30 p.m. Wednesday Night Pastor Javier Martinez Alive; 6:30 p.m. Walk; 7:30 Handicapped Accessible p.m. SLT Meeting
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will give the morning message, â€œYou Canâ€™t Miss the Pointâ€” People Matter to God,â€? the second in the series titled â€œGodâ€™s Lost Passion.â€? Oct. 13 is Atlanta Bible College Booster Sunday. Greeters are the Nate and Justine Davis Family. During morning worship an 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. Octoberâ€™s Bible Books of the Month are Romans and I and II Corinthians.
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Art show will be at Kish The Kishwaukee College Art Gallery is hosting a group exhibition titled A Mighty Bunch of Characters through Thursday, Nov. 14. The opening reception was earlier this week. A closing reception will be Tuesday, Oct. 29 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A Mighty Bunch of Characters is a group exhibition curated by Dorothea Bilder and includes the works of 30 local artists, including Northern Illinois University Art faculty, some of whom are retired and some still teaching. The artworks in the show include drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, and photography. Artists with works in A Mighty Bunch of Characters are: Renie Adams, Carmen Armstrong, Walter Ball, Michael Barnes, Richard Beard, Jay Paul Bell, Dorothea Bilder, Robert Bornmuetter, David Driesbach, Yale Factor, Larry Gregory, Dan Grych, Bill Haendel, Julie Kiefer-Bell, Frank Kulesa, Ron Mazanowski, Jack McCarthy, Louis Mustari, Ashley Nason, Dale Osterle, Charlotte Rollman, Ulli Rooney, John Rooney, Tamara Shriver, Lee Sido, Ed
AnnieKIDS is Oct. 25 The Oregon Park District, VIVA!, and Oregon Elementary will present its production of â€œAnnieKIDSâ€? beginning Friday, Oct. 25. The musical is part of the MTI Broadway Junior Collection, Music Theater Internationalâ€™s collection of musicals for younger performers which includes â€œJR.â€? titles, 60-minute musicals for performance by middle school children; and â€œKIDSâ€? titles, 30-minute musicals for performance by elementary school children. Based on the popular comic strip, â€œLittle Orphan Annie,â€? â€˜AnnieKIDSâ€? tells of a spunky Depression-era orphan determined to find her parents, who left her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City orphanage run by The Kishwaukee College Art Gallery is hosting an the cruel Miss Hannigan. In adventure after funexhibition of 30 area artists titled A Mighty Bunch of adventure, Annie Characters. The exhibition is curated by Dorothea Bilder filled and will be open through November 14. Pictured is one of the works in the show by artist Richard Beard.
Syrek, Frank Trankina, Bruce White, and Joseph Wood. The Kishwaukee College Art Gallery hours are Monday, Tuesday, and Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Art Gallery has relocated to new space on campus and is located off the Main Atrium at the college. Visitors should enter
through Doors 12 or 58. The Gallery and closing receptions are free and open to the public. For more information on A Mighty Bunch of Characters, contact Steven Hoover, Kishwaukee College Art Gallery Director, at 815-8252086, ext. 5610 or at steven. hoover@kishwaukeecollege. edu.
afternoon from 1 to 4 p.m. If interested contact Ruth Whitney at 815-262-0740. Kits are available for this workshop. The cost of the workshop is $20 plus the cost of the kit. Remember, this is the final program for the year. Monday, Nov. 18 is the Christmas Pot Luck at 6 p.m., and meetings will resume in January. Anyone interested in joining the guild can pay dues at or before the November meeting to be included on the
This fall the Performing Arts Guild will bring a beloved holiday classic to the Grove Theater. â€œItâ€™sa Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Playâ€? will be presented in Mt. Morris on Friday through Sunday, Nov. 8-10 and Nov. 15-17 at the Pinecrest Grove Theatre. Friday and Saturday evening shows are at 7:30 p.m. and the Sunday matinee shows are at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 for call roster. A potluck will be held Oct. reserved seating, $10 general 21 beginning at 5:30 p.m., admission and will go on and warm-ups start at 6:30 sale on Tuesday, Oct. 15. p.m. with only two months left in the Block of the Month demonstration to collect and make. Guests are welcome for Ducktails and poodle the admission of $5. Anyone interested in the joy of skirts, rolled up blue jeans, quilting and the inspiration bobbie socks and saddleshoes of quilt guilds is welcome to bring back memories of the 1950s. join. The Rock River Center in For more information call Bernie at 815-732-7804 or Oregon will host a sock hop Saturday, Oct. 19 from 6 to 9 Deb at 815-732-7350. p.m. The bop, the stroll, the swing, the madison, and the hand-jive are only some of
VIVA!, and Oregon Elementary will present â€œAnnieKIDSâ€? on Friday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 27at 2 p.m. at Oregon Elementary School, Jefferson Gym, 1200 Jefferson St., Oregon. Tickets cost $5 for adults and $3 for students, and may be purchased at Nash Recreation Center or at the door before the show. Children ages 4 and under will be admitted free. Director Carolyn Guido, assistant director Bryce Morris, and stage manager Kelly Handschuh and the 48 participants have been rehearsing since the beginning of September. For more information, contact Candice Holbrook at 815-732-3101or candice@ oregonpark.org.
For information call 815734-2103 or order online at performingartsguild.com and click on tickets. â€œItâ€™sa Wonderful Lifeâ€? comes to life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings the characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds one fateful Christmas Eve. Auditions were held in June, cast members are Cole Davidson, Jessie Whalen, Mike McNett, Dennis Cheatwood, Joel
Cheatwood, John Petry, Margo Ackland, Johnick Petry, Rick Nelson, Anna Marie Petry, Jed Bothe, Lizzy Mois and AlexaLin Moses. As was customary in radio plays, each cast member will portray several different character voices. Some of those familiar to the audience include George Bailey, Mary Bailey, Clarence, Joseph, Zuzu, and many others. Priscilla Osborne and Trudy Whalen are the directors.
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Benefit hog roast is Saturday The Polo Fire Department The event will include will hold its annual hog roast safety and auto extrication and open house on Saturday, demonstrations and a smoke Oct. 12 from 4 to 8 p.m. at house walk through. the firehouse, 206 S. Franklin Donations will be accepted Ave. at the door. Proceeds help
foils Miss Hanniganâ€™s evil machinations, befriends President Franklin Roosevelt and finds a new family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary Grace Farrell and a lovable mutt named Sandy. â€œAnnieKIDSâ€? reminds us about the importance of community. By engaging her community in her search for her parents, this charismatic orphan finds her family in a way she never anticipated. Similarly, these Oregon Elementary School students, who all have different strengths and interests, have worked together to offer their own unique interpretation of this musical to your community. We hope Oregon will join us in applauding them for all their creativity and teamwork,â€? said Freddie Gershon, chairman of MTI. The Oregon Park District,
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Quilt program set for Oct. 21 The Country Crossroads Quilt Guild is offering a program by Doris Deutmeyer from Fabrications called â€œCreative Fused Applique Landscape and Quilt Blocks, Is it Fine Art?â€? on Monday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. at the Forreston Grove Church, 7246 Freeport Rd., rural Forreston. She will present her journey to develop fiber art into fine art through a slide show and a trunk show. Limited spots are available for her workshop that
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listen to the music. No admission will be charged, although donations will be accepted. Participants are invited to dress in their finest rolled-up blue jeans, white t-shirts, or poodle skirts and join in at the hop. Rock River Center is at 810 S. 10th St.
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A portion of the proceeds go to support breast cancer Byron Generating Station awareness. personnel are rolling out the red carpet for northern Illinois residents â€“ inviting
all to a highly informative and hands-on event on station property. The nuclear plantâ€™s annual community open house will be held Sunday, Oct. 13 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. in the training building located at 4450 N. German Church Rd., about four miles south of Byron. The open house features "(,-&./%,*0/(&/( ,&*$&01("-$$ informational booths, !()!"$$"(0"(,/"(*&!0-!!$"""&*!+"&! interactive demonstrations, ,$("&2*3"&'"(%&!0%&*!,3,!," ($$'" colorful educational displays, a look inside the control simulator, and much more. !"#$%"&'()*+ The free event offers
the moves as folks young and old dance across the floor. Oregonâ€™s own Lee Ossman will fill the air with â€œRockinâ€™ Robin,â€? â€œThe Twist,â€? â€œJailhouse Rockâ€? and many more songs of the era. Car hops will bring snacks and root beer floats (a.k.a. black cows) right to the table. This is geared to be a fun family event,o dance or just
information for those interested in learning more about nuclear power. â€œThis open house is a great opportunity for residents to see what we do at Byron Generating Station and how safety is the top priority for us each dayâ€? said Byron Station Vice President Russ Kearney. â€œWe set up the open house as a family-friendly educational experience and we are pleased each year with the positive response from our visitors,â€? Kearney said. Employees will provide general information about station operations, environmental awareness, security, safety, and other
station enhancements that are made each year. Guests will also be able to tour the stationâ€™s control room simulator located in the training facility, where operator training is conducted. Due to security restrictions, the open house is limited to the plantâ€™s training center. It will not include a tour inside the plant. Light refreshments will be served. Residents who have questions about the event or general questions about Byron Station and its outreach program can call 815-406-3554.
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OCEC offering behavior strategies class Oct. 15 The Ogle County Educational Cooperative and the Parent Mentor Project will present â€œBehavior Strategies for Home and Schoolâ€? with Terry Camplain, principal of the Chana Education Center, and Amy Stephenitch, Special Education coordinator for the Ogle County Educational
Cooperative on Tuesday, Oct. 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Oregon Elementary School library. The workshop is for all parents, but especially parents of children with special needs who are interested in learning about the behavior strategies teachers use in the classroom that can also be used in the
home setting. Topics covered will include basic behavior modification strategies as well as behavior strategies for students with autism and/ or limited communication abilities. RSVP to Jan Dill at 815234-2722 ext. 100 or jdill@ ocecil.org.
Habitat to host seminar An application seminar for Habitat for Humanity of Ogle Countyâ€™s next home will be held on Saturday, Nov. 16 at 9 a.m. at Stillman Bank, 1445 Ill. 2 North, Oregon. Applications will be accepted for the next home that will be built in Oregon at this seminar. Habitat for Humanity of Ogle County builds new homes in partnership with future homeowners. Upon completion of the
program requirements, the homeowner purchases the home at cost, with a nointerest loan. The mortgage payment includes insurance and real estate taxes and is usually around $500-$550 per month. The selection criteria are as follows: 1) you have a need for adequate housing and do not currently own a home, 2) you are willing to help build a home â€“ 200 hours of â€œsweat equityâ€? is required per adult
family member, 3) you meet the income guidelines based on your family size and show the ability to pay the monthly mortgage. Call 815-732-3958 or email famselect@yahoo. com to reserve a spot at the application seminar. Be sure to leave your name and phone number. All persons whose name will be on the mortgage should plan to attend.
Learn how to be healthy Oct. 25 The Ogle County Services Network is sponsoring its annual Wellness and Resource Fair for adults on Friday, October 25 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Rock River Center, 810 S. Tenth St., Oregon. Attorneys David A. Smith and Jennifer L. Birkholz will discuss current trends and developments in estate planning including wills, trusts, the Federal and Illinois estate tax. They will also present information on Powers of Attorney for property, and Powers of Attorney for health care. Smith has practiced law in Ogle County for 42 years, and Birkholz has more than six yearsâ€™ experience in the county. This program is free to participants and will be held at 1 p.m. Seating is limited. Medicine Disposal will be provided by the Oregon Police Department from 8:30
to 10:30 a.m. Individuals must bring in all pills in a sealed plastic bag for drop off. Other workshops are scheduled at the following times. 8:30 a.m. Shingles with Dr. Thomas Michelson 9 a.m. Vital Signs: Know Your Numbers with Marilyn Csernus, U of I Extension nutrition and wellness educator 10 a.m. Illinois Health Insurance Marketplace with Ogle County Health Department. Screenings: Hearing by Lions Club Spinal by Dr. Tracy Woods, Aspiring Health Chiropractic Clinic Blood pressure and glucose by Rochelle Community Hospital Bone density by OSF Womenâ€™s Center Cooking Demonstration 11:30 a.m. Cooking savory
soups with Csernus and Natalie Rodakowski Pampering: Massages by Tonya LaPage Hand and lip pampering by Mary Kay representative Jamie Revelle Mini-manicures and hand massages by Educators of Beauty, College of Cosmetology Hand and Foot Reflexology with Carolyn Bieck In addition to the free events, there will be many exhibitor booths to visit offering information and samples. Also, participants can register to win one of several gift cards for gas, groceries or other items. Call University of Illinois Extension at 815-732-2191 for more information or go to web.extension.illinois.edu/ bdo or call the Rock River Center at 815-732-3252.
The 4-H year is starting right now. Clubs throughout Ogle County are making plans for another exciting year of learning opportunities, community service efforts, and fun activities. Clubs meet monthly. Membership is open to boys and girls, ages 5-18, from both town and country. Participation is very minimally priced and no uniforms are required. Members enroll in one or more projects from a selection list of more than 175. Then, they set learning goals for themselves, complete activities in their project manuals, create an exhibit for the fair, and complete records documenting their work. During the year, they help their club meet its goals and participate in county-level activities of their choosing. State, national, and international events are also an option. Currently, Ogle has 16 community-based clubs. All are looking forward to meeting prospective new 4-H
families at upcoming meetings. To learn more about 4-H, contact a local club leader. More information is also available at the national 4-H website www.4-HUSA.org or the Ogle County site at http:// web.extension.illinois.edu/ bdo/. Ogle County 4-H clubs, meeting times and contact information are listed below. Byron, By-Y-Badgers 4-H Club Next meeting: Monday, Oct. 14, 7 p.m., United Church of Byron. Carmon Conderman, 815-234-3089. Byron/Rochelle, Ogle County Clovers. Next meeting: Thursday, Oct. 10, 7 p.m., Rochelle United Methodist Church Cloverbuds, ages 5-7 by 9/1/13, will meet at 6:30 p.m. Jeannette Mingus, 815-5018186. Forreston, Forreston Friskies 4-H Club The group meets at the Forreston Township Building. Vickie Smith, 815-938-2711 Summerhill Huskies 4-H Club Next meeting: Monday, Oct.
14, 7 p.m., Adeline Park. Kim Daws, 815-938-9092. Grand Detour, Grand Detour Greens 4-H Club Next meeting: Saturday, Oct.12, 9 a.m., Grand Detour Town Hall. Debbie Lowry, 815-652-4543. Leaf River, Leaf River Busy Beavers 4-H Club The group meets at the Bertolet Building. Melinda Charbonneau, 815-247-9110. Leaf River Soaring Eagles 4-H Club Next meeting: Monday, Oct.14, 6:30 p.m., River Valley Complex, Leaf River. Bambi Dillavou, 815-529-2674. Monroe Center, Mighty Clovers 4-H Club Next meeting: Thursday,
The David L. Rahn Junior High band performs during the 2013 Harvest Time Parade Oct. 3. Photo by Vinde Wells
AOP Parade results are in Here are the winners of the 2013 Harvest Time Parade, held in conjunction with the Autumn on Parade festival on Sunday, Oct. 6. Best of ShowWest Carroll High School Best use of Festival ThemeEmmanuel Lutheran Church in Paynes Point Best FloatOregon Living and Rehabilitation Center Antique VehicleFarming
Heritage / Lincoln Highway Antique TractorJoe Eden Color GuardOregon American Legion Junior High Band David L. Rahn Junior High Senior High BandWest Carroll High School Scout/4-H/YouthBlack Hawk Crossing 4H Club Junior High Flag CorpsDavid L Rahn Junior High Drum
MajorRock Falls Middle School Senior High Pom PonDixon High School Senior High Flag CorpsDakota High School Senior High Drum MajorOregon High School QueenOgle County Fair Best Animal UnitRegap of Illinois Best entry by a businessMichael Koolidge
Owen wins AOP Duck Dash An Oregon man brought home the top cash prize in this yearâ€™s Autumn on Parade Duck Dash. George Owen, Oregon, won the top prize of $500 when his adopted duck crossed the finish line first in the man made river on Franklin Street.
Other winners were: Alan Noon, Oregon, $300; Robert Hanson, Oregon, $250; Jerry Orsted, Oregon, $150; Michael Hickmann, Stillman Valley, $100; Sheila Johnson, Oregon, $25; Nancy Galusha, Rock Island, $25; Linda Edler, Oregon, $25; Somer Savage,
Oregon, $25; and Sally Sarafin, Oregon, $25. The Duck Dash is held in conjunction with the Autumn on Parade festival in Oregon. Proceeds from the event are use to help fund the festival each year.
Will Rogers presentation at RRC A presentation about American cowboy and humorist Will Rogers will be held on Sunday, Oct. 13 ar 7 p.m. at the Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon. Andy Hogan, a historical guide from Oklahoma, will brings Rogers to life. Hogan is a guide at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum and Will
Rogers interpreter. Rogers (Nov. 4, 1879 â€“ Aug. 15, 1935) was a cowboy, vaudeville performer, humorist, social commentator, and motion picture actor. The event is sponsored by the Rock River Center, The Friends of the Oregon Public Library, and the Ogle County
Historical Society. No admission will be charged but donations will be accepted to help cover Hoganâ€™s transportation costs. Reservations would be appreciated and can be made by calling 815-732-3252, 800-541-5479, or 815-7322661.
Ogle County 4-H Clubs announce meeting times Oct. 10, 6:15 p.m., Monroe Center Community Church. Debbie Sweeney, 815-3934760. Mt. Morris, Blackhawk Crossing 4-H Club Next meeting: Saturday, Oct. 12, 5:30 p.m., Lisaâ€™s Hinrichs House. Cloverbuds, ages 5-7 by Sept. 1, will meet at 6:15 p.m. For directions, call Lisa Hinrichs at 815-298-8009. Circle M 4-H Club Next meeting: Wednesday, Nov. 6, 7 p.m., Mt. Morris Church of the Brethren. Deb Daleiden, 847-239-2330. Oregon Carefree 4-H Club Next meeting: Monday, Oct. 14, 5:30 p.m., bonfire at members house. Call
for directions, Annette Martin,815-757-4828. Polo Pine Creek Valley 4-H Club Next meeting: Monday, Oct. 21, 7 p.m., St. Markâ€™s Lutheran Church, Polo. Tanya Bushman, 815-973-2748. Polo Pioneers 4-H Club The group meets at Church of the Brethren, Polo For meeting information call Lisa Fike, 815-275-5188. Rochelle Hub Hickory Nuts 4-H Club Next meeting: Monday, Nov. 18, 6 p.m., Hicks Hall in Rochelle Methodist Church Pat Kloepping, 815-453-2345. Stillman Valley Ogle Jolly 4-H Club Next meeting: Monday, Oct.
14, 7 p.m., Red Brick Church, Stillman Valley Cloverbuds, ages 5-7 by 9/1/13, will meet at 6:30 p.m. Michele Swanson, 815-558-6844. Ogle County 4-H Horse Club Bits â€˜N Reins 4-H Club Next meeting: Monday, Dec. 16, 6 p.m., Ogle County Farm Bureau Building, Oregon. Tina Vincent, 815-757-9552. Ogle County 4-H Horse Drill Team Seasonal activities. Practices at Diamond G Ranch and Western Wear, Rochelle. For information call the Extension Office at 815-732-2191. 4-H is an informal youth education program conducted by University of Illinois Extension.
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Trunk of Treat at church Oct. 31 Oregon United Methodist Church, First Presbyterian Church, St. Paul Lutheran Church, and Freedom Lutheran Church are neighboring together to provide a safe, fun environment for the children of the community. Trunk or Treat will take place on Halloween, Thursday, Oct. 31 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Jefferson Street. The street will be closed to traffic in front of the churches between Fourth and Sixth Streets.
Voting for a favorite decorated car and costume will take place. To take part in this, drop spare change in the containers that will be provided. All coins collected will go to â€œImagine No Malaria.â€? Coffee for adults and hot cider for the kids will be provided at the circle drive in front of the Oregon United Methodist Church. Bring a lawn chair, spare change, and enjoy a warm beverage while knowing the children are having fun in a safe environment.
Depot Volunteers Volunteers were hard at work last week shining up the Oregon Depot for Autumn on Parade weekend. Pictured left to right are: Jerry and Pat Medlar, Oregon, Otto Dick, Oregon, Tom Heuerman, Charlotte, N.C., Ann Hensley, Blue River, Oregon, Skip Johnson, Oregon, and Carolyn Heuerman, Charlotte, N.C. Missing from the photo were: Gene Medlar, Don Capes, Lorraine Hiscox. Photo by Vinde Wells
Public Voice Thank you for helping with the chili cook-off
Dear Editor, The Polo Chamber of Commerce expresses their gratitude to the following volunteers and donations given to our 2013 Chili-Cook Off; City of Polo for the use of the empty lot along with Kendall Kyker, Judy Shipman, and Vern Shetler supplying the tables and trash containers. Art Johnson for the donation of the ice, and Polo Expresslanes General Manager Jennifer Marth and staff for their wonderful assistance, Perry Byers of Big Johns, Jeanette Linker of Country Companies, First State Bank Shannon-PoloLake Carroll along with Lori Galor, Lenny Bryson, Dan Schmidt, Lani Bergstrom for the pumpkin painting, Dave Wolfley, Kathy and Howard Wragg, Jerry Velez, Yancy Webster, Pepsi and 7-Up Corporation, Polo Fire Department, Cedar Forest Products and Mayor Doug Knapp. A special thanks goes out to the following individuals for assisting in putting up the tent before the event, which is always a challenge; Mike Faivre, Kurt Cavanaugh, Mark Scholl, Dan Massey, Jon Miller, and Kendall Kyker along with all the high school students who assisted. This yearâ€™s judges were Polo Community School staff Julie Peterson and Carissa Hillison. We had a beautiful day Saturday and a wonderful turnout for the event. Trophies went to the following teams: Nick Escobar for Peopleâ€™s Choice, First State Bank ShannonPolo for Showmanship, Non-Traditional to Gillianâ€™s Island. The Judgesâ€™ Choice went to the Polo Fire Department for their Box Alarm Chili. The Rock River Valley Blood Center had 40 people come to donate, with their goal of 33, five were
deferred and they collected 35 units of blood in honor of the Seventh Annual Larry Lannen Memorial Blood Drive. Thanks to all who came to donate and there were 10 people who had never donated with Rock River Valley Blood Center, so they were very happy with the turnout. This yearâ€™s 50/50 raffle winner was Al Coffman who went home with $240. Thanks again to everyone whether you participated, donated or attended and we look forward to seeing you at the 2014 Polo Chili CookOff on Sept. 27, 2014. Susie Corbitt Polo Chamber of Commerce Treasurer
Ambulance crew addresses concerns Dear Editor, We are writing this letter to explain some concerns that have come to our attention. One of these concerns is why people are seeing more than one ambulance or why we may meet up with another ambulance en route to the hospital. It will often be Midwest Ambulance Service from Freeport or Freeport Rural Ambulance that we call for assistance. The reason for this is due to state protocols we need to follow. We are a basic life support ambulance service and these other services are advanced life support. If someone is having heart problems, breathing problems, stroke, diabetic or any severe medical or trauma problems we will request the highest level of care possible to assist us with the patientâ€™s needs. This also includes the occasional request for a helicopter. We are a completely volunteer service for both the ambulance and fire department. We are also operating on
a very low number of crew members at this time. At times there is only one EMT in the district and by state law we need two EMTâ€™s in the ambulance to transport a patient to the hospital. This is another reason why we may call for additional help. A lot of small communities operating a volunteer service are having this same problem of being short handed. If you live in another district they, too, may require additional help. The fireman also could use extra manpower. If anyone has a desire to give back to their community and wants to consider joining the fire department, ambulance, or both, please contact the department by phone at 815-938-2345 or call Nina Moring at 815-9383119 and leave a message and someone will get back to you. You may also talk to any crew members of both the fire or ambulance. The ambulance has two meetings per month on the second and fourth Mondays starting at 7 p.m. at the station on Main Street. The Fire Department has meetings on the first, third, and fourth Monday nights at 7 p.m. You can also just stop in to see what we do and what all we do. If you have any questions feel free to contact us at any time. We are also planning an open house for the 42 years of our service to our community. We will have an honor time for two of our semiretired ambulance crew members that helped start the ambulance service for our district. It will be held at the community room at the station on Nov. 3, 2013, from 2 to 4 p.m. All are welcome to come show their appreciation of service and look over our fire station and equipment. Nina Moring Forreston Ambulance Service
Lions served pork chops Dear Editor, The Forreston Lions Club would like to thank everyone who joined us for our pork chop BBQ. We wish to thank the Depot for furnishing the ice. We thank all the Lions members and spouses who worked that night. We also want to thank Renee, Connie, and Shirley from Shannon and the Leo Club for coming and helping us. As you know the Lions support the summer rec and youth ball programs. There
has been tremendously difficult, but weâ€™ve come to realize that now is the best time for this to happen. We humbly take this opportunity to offer our sincere thanks and appreciation for your patronage over the years. We believe Maxsonâ€™s will reopen, under new ownership, in the very near future to carry on a legacy that was started by the Maxson family in 1952. We thank our many customers, staff, friends, family and Dear Editor, vendors that have supported The Wiesner family regrets us over the past 20 years. to announce, after more than 20 years in operation, Maxson Sincerely, Restaurant & Riverboat Captain Rich Wiesner will be closing October 31, and Family 2013. The decision to close Oregon are many other programs we support. Therefore we really appreciate when the Forreston community supports us. Thank you! Co Chairman Alice Akins Shirley Green Forreston
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