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OREGON Republican Reporter
November 14, 2013 Volume 163, Number 48 - $1.00
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Death is ruled a homicide Williams died after fight at drinking party By Vinde Wells Editor A Winnebago County Coronerâ€™s Jury ruled Nov. 8 that the death of an Oregon teen last summer was a homicide. Ogle County Stateâ€™s Attorney Mike Oregon VFW Post 8739 Commander T. Richard Day and Chaplin John Tuttle salute the flag during the National Anthem. Photo by Chris Johnson Rock said Tuesday that he expects to file criminal charges in the death of Jonathan Williams, 18, within the next three weeks Williams died Aug. 11 at OSF St. By Chris Johnson veterans it is wonderful to Anthony Medical Center, Rockford, Reporter see the love of our country. after being injured in a fight in the Recent events made us wee hours of Aug. 10 at an underage Celebrating all veterans realize the freedoms we drinking party at 804 Monroe St., was stressed during the enjoy.â€? Oregon. He would have been a senior at annual Veteranâ€™s Day Day encouraged Oregon High School this year. Program at the Oregon everyone to go out and tell Rock declined to say who will be VFW. a veteran â€œthank you.â€? charged or what the charges will be. â€œWe are honoring all â€œTomorrow we must â€œBeing ruled a homicide doesnâ€™t veterans who served to continue to honor them necessarily mean thereâ€™s going to defend democracy,â€? said and say â€˜thank you,â€™â€? he be murder charges,â€? he said. â€œThe commander T. Richard said. â€œWe must honor Winnebago County Coronerâ€™s report is Day. â€œWe celebrate this them everyday.â€? something weâ€™ll take into account when day and honor them. Veterans have made life deciding what charges are appropriate.â€? Without veterans there better for everyone in the He said he wants to go over the report would not be a land of the country, Day said. from the inquest carefully before filing free.â€? â€œWithout our veterans the charges. Day said only 9 percent we would not be where we The homicide ruling did not come as of the country has served are today,â€? he said. a surprise, Rock said. in the military with 5 The younger generation The American Legion and VFW Post 8739 Firing Squad performed a rifle salute â€œIâ€™m not sure how they reached their million active and 23.5 will need to continue during the Veteranâ€™s Day program at the VFW. Members of the squad are Stan conclusion, but itâ€™s what I anticipated,â€? million veterans. moving toward tomorrow Eden, Gene Frericks, Garry Myers, and Ken Williams. Photo by Chris Johnson he said. â€œVeterans are the so everyone enjoys received a $1,065 donation The money was raised refurbish the memorial Winnebago County Coroner Sue minority, but we fought freedoms in the future, he from American Legion during Autumn on Parade on the north lawn of the Fiduccia said during an interview Nov. to keep things free,â€? he said. and will be used to courthouse square. member Gene Frericks. During the service Day Turn to A2 said. â€œAs we celebrate our
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Newman shares his love of country at junior high By Chris Johnson Reporter
Open House Ogle County engineer Curtis Cook, right, talks to a group about the highway department during an open house Nov. 7. Photo by Chris Johnson
Woman killed in wreck north of Polo on Nov. 9 An New Mexico woman in town for a relativeâ€™s wedding died in a single vehicle crash near Polo Nov. 9. Melanie R. Wagner, 21, Albuquerque, N.M., was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash on Union Road near the intersection with Canada Road approximately two miles north of Polo.
A press release issued Tuesday afternoon by Ogle County Sheriff Michael Harn said Wagner was a front seat passenger in a vehicle driven by her cousin Jason W. Wagner, 23, Polo. She was ejected from the vehicle. According to the press release, the vehicle was southbound in the 600 block
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of Union Road when the vehicle went out of control, left the roadway, and collided with an electric pole shortly after 10 p.m. Harn said alcohol may have been a factor in the crash. Jason was transported by Dixon City ambulance
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Students at David Rahn Junior High were honored to have Lieutenant Colonel Jerry Newman at their school last week. Newman, a member of the Illinois National Guard since he enlisted in 1985, was the guest speaker during a Veteranâ€™s Day program Nov. 6. â€œI originally joined to go to college, and I had my parents sign my enlistment forms when I was only 17,â€? he said. â€œA year later I went to basic training.â€? This idea of joining quickly changed when Newman began working with his fellow soldiers. â€œYou form bonds when you are in the military and these bonds are greater than any others,â€? he said. â€œI wanted to be by their side.â€? Newman returned from Afghanistan in May after serving oversees for a year. â€œWe are currently moving out of the country,â€? Newman said. â€œBut there are still casualties occurring in Afghanistan. He talked about a soldier that gave his life to save
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LTC Jerry Newman salutes the flag during a Veteranâ€™s Day program at DLR Junior High Nov. 6. Photo by Chris Johnson
Afghanistan police during a mission. â€œThe soldier is a fallen warrior,â€? said Newman. â€œWhen he was flown to another hospital his buddies insisted on going with so he would not fly alone.â€? Before this deployment Newman had the opportunity to retire from the military. â€œI could have retired but my daughter said â€˜go, because you can make things better,â€™â€? said Newman. This bond between the soldiers, Newman said, is something that stays with a
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soldier his entire life. He continues to be in contact with soldiers from basic training. â€œWe make big sacrifices by joining the military, but the biggest sacrifices and hardship are for the families left at home,â€? he said. â€œThe families at home cover the slack. Do not forget about the families.â€? Newman is a father of four. He has three children, Nick, Abby, and Andrew are students at Oregon High
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DLR students thank Newman for his service From A1 School. His oldest son Garrett graduated from OHS last year and is now at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. â€œI have missed birthdays, school events and Garrettâ€™s entire senior year,â€? said Newman. â€œI also did not get to have conversations with my family every day.â€? Fortunately for Newman the internet has made it easier to keep in contact with his family. â€œI had Skype so I could talk to my family,â€? he said. â€œMail is the most important thing for a soldier however. A letter is something you always have with you.â€? Returning home after any deployment was a happy occasion but apprehensive at
the same time for Newman. â€œWhen I returned home I was apprehensive because I was going for 12 months,â€? he said. â€œWhat relationship would I have with my family? Life continues while we are gone.â€? He said that is one aspect many people do not realize about the life of an enlisted soldier. â€œLeaving home was the toughest challenge for me,â€? he said. Newman joked that his day was repetitive and often boring. â€œMy typical day would be a 5 a.m. breakfast and then watching the battlefield all day long until 9 at night,â€? he said. â€œThe next day I would do it all over.â€? There was free time for the soldiers, and they usually
took the time to work out or watch movies that were sent by friends and family back home. Some of the movies were sent by the junior high students last year. Newman encouraged the students to open their eyes and look at the veterans that are in their communities and thank them for their service. â€œVeterans have a wealth of knowledge and they have seen a lot,â€? he said. Newman has earned the Bronze Star for two separate events. The first was for his units work during the Iraq elections to keep the polling places safe and secure. The second was for his units response to eliminating 26 insurgents during a single strike.
Crash is under investigation From A1 to KSB Hospital, Dixon, and later transferred to a Rockford hospital and then to a Peoria hospital for treatment of serious injuries. A rear seat passenger, Jay R. Wagner, 18, Albuquerque,
N.M., Melanieâ€™s brother, was transported by ambulance to KSB Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. The three had been attending a wedding reception for Jasonâ€™s father, Greg Wagner, Polo, before the crash occurred.
The Ogle County Coroner, Polo Fire Department and ambulance, Polo Police Department, and Dixon City ambulance assisted at the scene. The crash remains under investigation.
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â€œSomeone punched him in the face, which caused him to fall to the ground, which caused a head injury, which caused his death,â€? â€” Sue Fiduccia Winnebago County Coroner someone punched him in the face, which caused him to fall to the ground, which caused a head injury, which caused his death,â€? Fiduccia said. Oregon police were called about 3:15 a.m. on Aug. 10 by a neighbor who reported a disturbance outside the home on Monroe Street. At that time, police arrested five teens for underage drinking outside the home and another a block away. Several more party-goers scattered when police arrived, Oregon Police Chief Darin DeHaan said. Mt. Morris police and Ogle County deputies assisted at the scene.
The fight had occurred outside the house before police arrived in the early morning hours, DeHaan said. The police who responded to the call did not see Williams, and none of the people there at the time mentioned that he had been injured, he said. Williams was found unconscious and unresponsive inside the home at 8:19 a.m., after a second 911 call from a â€œfather figureâ€? of one of the teens who had spent the night at the home after the party, DeHaan said. Sauk Valley Media contributed to this story.
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Serving the Oregon area since 1851 The Oregon Republican Reporter is published weekly by Ogle County Newspapers, a division of the B.F. Shaw Printing Co. The Oregon Republican Reporter was founded in 1851 as the Ogle County Reporter. In 1889, the Ogle County Republican, a competing newspaper, was started. In 1890, the Republican was sold to Ziba Landers. Upon his death in 1939, the newspaper was assumed by his son, Ernest D. In March 1951, Paul F. Behan, owner of the Reporter, and E.D. Landers and his son E.G. (Tim) Landers united the newspapers into the Republican Reporter. Ernest D. Landers died in 1966, and E.G. and Behan became partners. Eventually, E.G. Landers assumed sole ownership, and in 1985 he sold the newspaper to B.F. Shaw Printing of Dixon, publisher of the Sauk Valley Newspapers. Ogle County Newspapers also prints the Mt. Morris Times, Forreston Journal, and Polo's Tri-County Press.
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Above, the S. Third Street parking lot received a new flowering pear tree early Nov. 5 thanks to the efforts of the city street crew. Here, Gary Greenwood and street superintendent Mike Bowers position the tree as Kurt Alexander drives the skid steer. At right, Shirley Formby and her husband Chuck pose by the new area.
Portion of S. Third Street lot is revamped Workers from the Oregon Street Department finished landscaping last week on a portion of the S. Third Street parking lot in what has now been named unofficially â€œShirley Formby Parkâ€?.
â€œOver the years Shirley has volunteered countless hours weeding and maintaining the landscape areas in the Third Street parking lot,â€? said Mike Bowers, city street superintendent. â€œWe want to
thank Shirley for her efforts.â€? Bowersâ€™ crew removed the dead crab apple tree and the thorny bushes that were previously in that area. â€œWe replaced them with Green Gem Boxwood bushes
that we saved from the north side of the bath house at the old swimming pool and a Chanticleer Pear which will grow in a conical (up but not so much out) shape,â€? Bowers said.
New Fiction Releases Outlaw by Mark Sullivan Silent Night by Robert B. Parker It Happened in Wisconsin by Ken Moraff The Circle by Dave Eggers Doing Hard Time by Stuart Woods Gone by James Patterson Starry Night by Debbie Macomber The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks The Quest by Nelson
DeMille The Night Guest by Fiona McFarlane Quiet Dell by Jayne Anne Phillips The Final Cut by Catherine Coulter Compound Fractures by Stephen White The library is located at 300 Jefferson St.
Oregon Library News â€œBooks are the plane and the train and the road. They are the destination and the journey. They are home.â€? â€” Anna Quindlen Holiday Cookie Sale The Friends of the Library Annual Cookie Sale will be held on Saturday, Dec. 14 from 9 a.m. to noon while cookies last! Change of Location: First National Bank of Rochelle, 307 Franklin Street in Oregon. The building is handicapped accessible. Donâ€™t miss out on this delicious experience. Library Fundraiser Library Trustee Lisa Russell and her dog Cashew will host a Mary Kay Open House on Thursday, Nov. 14 from 4 to 6 p.m. to benefit the Friends of the Library. Please join Lisa at 708 S. Fifth St. to stock up on Mary Kay necessities, try something new and get some gift shopping done. Soy Pod Sculpture Dedication Scott Stephens, President of the Oregon Public Library and Doug Wean, Community Arts Legacy committee member, were joined by artist Pamela Lee, Jeff Adams, who cast her piece in bronze, and a crowd of admirers at the library lot on Nov. 4 for the unveiling of the Community Arts Legacyâ€™s ninth sculpture, â€œSoy Podâ€?.
Art Gallery at the library will be leaving to go on tour Dec. 2. It will travel as part of Sorolla and America, the first exhibition to explore the impact in America of Spanish Impressionist Joaquin Sorolla. The portrait of Ralph Clarkson will be on view at the library for about three more weeks before travelling to the Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, the San Diego Museum of Art, and Fundacion MAPFRE, Madrid, Spain. Library Book Clubs The Afternoon Book Club will meet on Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 1 p.m. at the library to discuss Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks. The Rock River Center Book Club will meet on Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 12:30 p.m. at the Rock River Center to discuss The Guinea Pig Diaries by A.J. Jacobs.
Preschool Story Time Story Time is in full swing with stories, games, crafts and fun. Story Time is designed for 3 to 6-year-olds and meets on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Registration is requested. Passport Acceptance The Oregon Public Library has two librarians who have been certified by the State Department to accept applications for Only About Three passports. The forms can be Weeks Left One of the most important obtained at the library or by paintings in the Eaglesâ€™ Nest going online to travel.state. gov.
Once you have all the paperwork in order, you may call the library to make an appointment for the acceptance of the forms. Call Kathe or Sue at the library or go to travel. state.gov for more details. Processing to receive a passport is approximately six weeks.
night. Some very imaginative costumes were seen and treats were given out. Congratulations to Ian and Milene for guessing the closest to the number of items in the pickle jar. The Ciesiel and Kramer family had the most correct answers on the Halloween Trivia Quiz and took home a child-size skeleton. Check out the Facebook Halloween at the Library Thank you to everyone who page for some pictures of the stopped by on Halloween visitors.
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Mt. Morris native named Distinguished Alum
Card shower for Hagemann Esther Hagemann, Freeport, is turning 95. She loves receiving cards. Birthday greeting may be sent to 1500 S. Forest Rd., Apt. 119, Freeport IL 61032. Thank you for helping her have a fabulous birthday.
Highland registration begins Tues. Highland Community College, Freeport, will provide express registration services on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at the HCC Student and Conference Center. Students will be able to prepare for the 2014 spring semester by taking placement tests, meeting with an advisor, and registering for classes in a single visit. Classes will begin Monday, Jan. 13. Students are encouraged to register early due to limited class availability. Those students in need of assistance may receive walk-in services during the following times: Placement tests will be administered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Advisors and admissions staff will assist students from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The bookstore will be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Registration for spring classes ends Monday, Jan. 20. For a complete listing of spring semester classes, view the searchable schedule at highland.edu.
A Mt. Morris High School graduate was among the award recipients Oct. 10 when the Highland Community College Foundation presented its 19th annual Distinguished Alumni Awards at the Freeport Country Club. Chad McNett was honored along with Jeff Cowman, Anne Cox, Sherri Kornfeind, Chad McNett, Richard Paul, and Scott Peska. The distinguished alumni are nominated each fall by friends, family members, and peers before the applications are reviewed by a selection committee made up of foundation staff, board members and Alumni Association steering committee members. This honored distinction is reserved for individuals that exemplify community leadership, demonstrate professional achievement, and believe in the mission of community colleges and higher education. McNett, who was nominated by his parents Ron and Linda McNett, Mt. Morris, has come up through the ranks of criminal justice, graduating from HCC with an associate of science degree in 1993, and then from Illinois State University with a bachelor of science in criminal justice in 1995. He has also been active in a leadership role with local Boy Scout Troop 33, where he serves as committee chair.
He coordinates weeklong summer camp experiences for the Scouts, and spearheaded Troop 33’s Hurricane Sandy relief efforts, where the boys traveled to the hurricane-ravaged area to lend assistance and learn first-hand about the value of helping others. He has also coached various youth sports over the years. Cowman, who was nominated by Jae Hezlap, graduated from Freeport High School in 1982 and briefly studied electronics at Highland. After serving as a systems administrator at a local business for 15 years, he returned to Highland and graduated summa cum laude with an associate of applied science degree in information technology. Cowman is currently President of the HCC Alumni Association, treasurer of Amity, a member of the choir at First Lutheran Church in Freeport, and advisor and leader of Stephenson County Tech Team. Cox, nominated by Cindy L. Carter, earned her associate of science degree in 1991 from Highland Community College. In 2002, she earned a bachelor of arts in interdisciplinary studies and psychology from Columbia College of Missouri. Cox has been involved with several organizations helping
Six Highland Community College graduates received Distinguished Alumni Awards recently. Pictured left to right are: Jeff Cowman, Richard Paul, Scott Peska, Ann Cox, Chad McNett, and Sherri Kornfeind. Photo supplied
to implement substance abuse prevention programs. Kornfeind, nominated by Thomas Huber, has worked for Union Savings Bank for 37 years. She started as a bank teller, and is currently Vice President of Loan Servicing. She is USB’s head loan underwriter and supervises five employees. She serves on the bank’s planning committee, appraisal committee, and the loan committee. Paul, who was nominated by Shirley Paul, graduated with honors from HCC with an associate of science degree in 1964.
He then graduated from the University of WisconsinPlatteville with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. He received further education at the University of Illinois in railroad engineering. He soon began a job with the Illinois Central Railroad and then Ann Arbor Railroad, before taking a job as Vice President and General Manager of the Mississippi Export Railroad. Peska, nominated by Sharon Peska, earned his associate of arts degree from HCC in 1995, then earned a bachelor’s degree in mass communication in 1998 and
a master’s in communication in 2000, both from Illinois State University. Peska completed his doctorate of education from University of Illinois in 2009 with a focus on education, organization, and leadership. A total of 102 individuals have earned the Highland Community College Distinguished Alumni Award since nominations began in 1995. For more information about the Highland Community College Foundation Distinguished Alumni Awards, go to www. highland.edu or contact the Foundation at 815-599-3413.
Open house set for Fay’s 80th birthday
Friends and family are invited to join in the celebration of Barb Fay’s 80th birthday at an open house planned by her children on Sunday, Nov. 17 from 2 to 5 p.m. in Poley Hall at the Lorado Taft Field Campus, Oregon. Refreshments will be provided. Anyone who is unable to attend this grand occasion but would like to wish Fay a Happy Birthday can send cards to her at 420 Barbara, Mt. Morris IL 61054. P.E.O. Chapter DW President Carol Suits, left, and member Jean Cunningham, right, present Emily Sorenson with $20,000 for her education. Photo supplied
Sorenson awarded PEO loan P.E.O. Chapter DW, Polo, announces sponsorship of Emily Sorenson, as a recipient of the P.E.O. Educational Loan Fund in the amount of $20,000. Sorenson is the daughter of Steve and Suzanne Sorenson. She is a 2007 graduate of Polo Community High School.
Sorenson is attending Illinois College of Optometry, Chicago, and will receive her doctor of optometry in 2015. P.E.O. is a philanthropic organization promoting educational opportunities for women, through scholarships, grants, loans and awards and stewardship of Cottey College,
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Marriage Licenses Ogle County Clerk Rebecca Huntley issued the following marriage licenses: Nov. 1 Gregory W. Wagner and Jane A. Donahue, both of Polo. Nov. 5 Nicholas B. Peterson, Monroe Center, and Kelsi L. Freeman, Kingston. Nov. 7 Keith M. Ketcham and Amanda J. Evans, both of Byron.
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DISCIPLES UNITED Choir METHODIST CHURCH Thursday, Nov. 21â€”6:30 Hitt and Maple Streets, p.m. Bible Study Mt. Morris Phone 815-734-4853 FAITH UNITED Dwight Stewart, Pastor METHODIST CHURCH Sunday, Nov. 17â€”9:30 a.m. Mission Statement: Loving, Worship, Mission Minute; Growing & Serving in Faith 10:30 a.m. Coffee Hour; Handicapped Accessible BAILEYVILLE BAPTIST 10:45 a.m. Sunday School, 702 E. Dixon St., Polo CHURCH Consecration Sunday 815-946-3212 303 W. Franklin St., Monday, Nov. 18â€”No Choir Website: faithumcpolo Baileyville, 815-232-6222 Practice Rev. Derek Rogers, Pastor Pastor Alan Cassel Wednesday, Nov. 20â€”6 9 a.m. Sunday School www. p.m. Finance Meeting; 7 p.m. 10 a.m. Sunday Worship baileyvillebaptistchurch.org Church Council 11 a.m. Fellowship 9:30 a.m. Sunday School for Sunday, Nov. 17â€”8:30 a.m. all ages EAST JORDAN UNITED Choir Rehearsal; 11 a.m. Bell 10:40 a.m. Morning Worship METHODIST CHURCH Choir Rehearsal; 6 p.m. YF 6:30 p.m. Evening service. 22027 Polo Rd., Sterling Collects Canned Food Wednesday, 7 p.m. Midweek 815-626-0104 Monday, Nov. 18â€” Bible Study 9 a.m. Fellowship Newsletter Deadline; 9 a.m. 9:30 a.m. Sunday School Disciples Bible Study; 4 p.m. BAILEYVILLE 10:45 a.m. Worship Prayer Shawl; 6 p.m. Music REFORMED CHURCH Dave Jungnickel, Pastor Ministry; 7 p.m. Staff Parish 400 W. Center St. Baileyville, 815-235-1201 EAST OREGON CHAPEL Meeting Tuesday, Nov. 19â€”9 a.m. 9 a.m. Sunday School CHURCH OF GOD 107 N. Daysville Rd. Prayer Group 10 a.m. Morning Worship East Edge of Oregon Wednesday, Nov. 20â€”7 Off Ill. 64 BETHEL UNITED p.m. Cantata Choir; 8 p.m. 815-732-2960 or METHODIST CHURCH Choir Rehearsal 815-732-6569 217 S. Hickory St., Thursday, Nov. 21â€”9:30 Pastor Guthrie Shannon a.m. UMW Meeting Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Traditional Worship Church 10:30 a.m. Service 9 a.m. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH Contemporary Worship 505 Hill St., Oregon EBENEZER REFORMED 11:15 a.m. www.fbcoregon.org CHURCH 800-335-5065 2997 N. German Church Rd. BROOKVILLE and 815-732-2642 Two miles east of Oregon on ELKHORN UNITED Rev. Jerry Clark METHODIST CHURCHES Ill. 64, then three miles north. â€œA Christ-centered, BiblePastor Brion Brooks Brookville: Adult Sunday believing, family-oriented Church Office School 9:30 a.m. ministry.â€? Phone: 815-732-6313 Worship 10:30 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Director of Ministries 17725 W. Chamber St. Sunday Worship Service for Youth and Christian in Brookville 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening Education Elkhorn: Worship 9 a.m. Service 6 p.m.; Prayer David Bordy Adult Sunday School 10 a.m. Meeting, Wednesday 7 p.m.; 9 a.m. Sunday School Corner of Wilson Mill & transportation and nursery 10 a.m. Sunday Worship Brick Church Roads provided for all services. Roots Youth Ministryâ€” Wednesday 6:30-7:45 p.m. CHANA UNITED FIRST CHRISTIAN Kids Clubs & Menâ€™s & METHODIST CHURCH CHURCH Womenâ€™s Bible Studyâ€” 606 Main St., Chana 61015 609 S. 10th St., Oregon Wednesday from 6:30-7:45 815-732-7683 815-732-2359 p.m. email@example.com Grail Storm, Minister Pastor Javier Martinez 815-732-7411 EMMANUEL Adult & Childrenâ€™s Worship Serviceâ€”10 a.m. EVANGELICAL Education 9 a.m. If you havenâ€™t found a LUTHERAN CHURCH Worship Service 10:30 a.m. church home, we invite you Office: 815-732-2424 Holy Communion Celebrated to First Christian Church in 764 N. Stillman Road, the First Sunday of Each Month Oregon, where we accept one Oregon another just as Christ accepted (Payneâ€™s Point) CHRIST OUR SAVIOR us. Come as you are. Pastor Andrew Kayes LUTHERAN CHURCH Worship Service 9 a.m. 2035 Ill. Rt. 26, Dixon FIRST PRESBYTERIAN Sunday School 10:15 a.m. 815-284-4554 CHURCH David Andermann, Pastor 200 S. Fifth St., Oregon EVANGELICAL FREE 815-632-6767 815-732-2894 CHURCH 9 a.m. Worship Service www.fpcoregon.com OF MT. MORRIS 10:20 a.m. Education Hour firstname.lastname@example.org 102 S. Seminary St. Thursday, Nov. 14â€”10 Holy Communion is served the Mt. Morris a.m. Bible Class first Sunday of each month. 815-734-4942 Sunday, Nov. 17â€”9 a.m. Worship 10:30 a.m. Senior Pastor Worship with Communion; Bruce McKanna FIRST UNITED 10:20 a.m. Education Hour; Associate Pastor METHODIST CHURCH 11:30 a.m. Confirmation Lance Mennen 402 First Ave., Forreston Thursday, Nov. 14â€”1:30 Monday, Nov. 18â€” Pastor David Poust p.m. Womenâ€™s Bible Study Newsletter Deadline 815-938-2380 Saturday, Nov. 16â€”7 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19â€”12:15 Sunday, Nov. 17â€”9 a.m. Menâ€™s Accountability Group p.m. ALIVE Sunday, Nov. 17â€”8:30 Worship; 10:30 a.m. Sunday a.m. Sunday School; 9:30 a.m. School CHURCH OF THE Monday, Nov. 18â€”8 a.m. InnerMission; 10 a.m. Worship OPEN BIBLE AA Open Meeting; 3-4:30 p.m. Service; 5 p.m. Youth Group 302 S. Franklin St., Polo Monday, Nov. 18â€”Evening Good News Club Monte J. Cox, Pastor Wednesday, Nov. 20â€”6:30 Menâ€™s Small Group 815-946-2848 p.m. Bible Study Tuesday, Nov. 19â€”9 a.m. Sunday Worship 10 a.m. Ladies Prayer Circle; 5:30 p.m. (June, July, August 9:30 a.m.) FLORENCE UNITED Tutoring Club We include children in our METHODIST CHURCH Wednesday, Nov. 20â€”6 Sunday Worship experience 2649 W. Florence Rd., a.m. Dixon Menâ€™s Prayer â€œKids are People, tooâ€? Freeport Meeting; 10 a.m. Beth Moore Ages 3-10 are dismissed right Kathleen Brinkmeier, Bible Study for Women; 4 after Praise & Worship. Pastor p.m. Ladiesâ€™ Evening Prayer Casual, Contemporary, Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Meeting Non-Traditional Worship Service 10:30 a.m. Log onto our website Passion for God at http://www.efcmm. Compassion for People FORRESTON GROVE org to check out our latest Visit Our Website: CHURCH opportunities and updates PoloOpenBible.org 7246 N. Freeport Rd., Forreston FAITH DISCOVERY CROSSROADS Presbyterian Church in CHURCH COMMUNITY CHURCH, America 801 W. Oregon St., Polo WHITE PINES CAMPUS 815-938-3605 815-946-3588 205 N. Jefferson Ave., Polo Jeremy Cheezum, Pastor Jeremy Heller, Pastor Saturdays at 6 p.m. 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 9 a.m. Sunday School Sundays at 10 a.m. 10:30 a.m. Worship Service 10 a.m. Worship Service 815-837-5255 Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. Nursery Available email@example.com Pioneer Club We are an independent nonCampus Pastor Thursdays, 7 p.m. Adult denominational Christian Chad Keeteman ext. 302 Study; 7:45 p.m. Choir church. Youth Pastor Visitors are always welcome. Jose Garcia ext. 303 FORRESTON REFORMED We offer contemporary CHURCH FAITH EVANGELICAL worship and relevant Bible 501 Third Ave. LUTHERAN CHURCH teaching through Tim Fry, Pastor 402 Second Ave., Forreston engaging messages, and 9:30 a.m. Worship Church 815-938-3203 powerful video 10:45 a.m. Sunday School Pastor Scott Ralston Join us after the service in our â€œ A Church with a for coffee, snack & fellowship FREEDOM LUTHERAN Heart â€” In the Heart of Kidzlink Childrenâ€™s Ministry WORSHIPPING Forrestonâ€? (infant-5th grade)-during COMMUNITY, ELCA Sunday, Nov. 17â€”9 a.m. Adult Services Pastor Jeff Schlesinger Worship; 10 a.m. Sunday Crave Youth Group (6th-12th 815-222-7270 grade)- Wednesdays at 7 p.m. School Sunday School 9 a.m. & Monday, Nov. 18â€”10 a.m. Visit our website: www. Sunday Service 9:45 a.m. at Bible Study crossroadscn.com Lutheran Outdoor Ministries Wednesday, Nov. 20â€”12 Dining Hall p.m. Senior Friendship; 7 p.m.
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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, Nov. 14â€”12:30 p.m. M&Ms Group Saturday, Nov. 16â€”7 a.m. &AM Group; 9:30-11 a.m. Christmas Program Practice Sunday, Nov. 17â€”9 a.m. Sunday School for All Ages; 10 a.m. Worship Service; 5:15 p.m. SOAR Youth Group; 5:30 p.m. GracePlace Kids Club Tuesday, Nov. 19â€”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.
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
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. 16â€”9 a.m.-12 p.m. Food Pantry & Thrift Shop Open at New Life Community Center Sunday, Nov. 17â€”9 a.m. Sunday School; 10:05 a.m. Worship Tuesday, Nov. 19â€”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
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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. 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
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, Nov. 14â€” 5:15 p.m. Worship Meeting; 6 p.m. TRINITY EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH Session; 6:30 p.m. Deacons; 308 E. Brayton 6:45 p.m. Trustees; 7:30 p.m. Mt. Morris Corporate 815-734-6354 Sunday, Nov. 17â€”Cereal Pastor Josh Ehrler Sunday; Family Night Friday, Nov. 15â€”8:30 a.m. Committee Meeting After Coffee & Bulletin Assembly Worship; Tri-F Saturday, Nov. 16â€”5:30 p.m. Worship REVIVE COMMUNITY Sunday, Nov. 17â€”8:45 a.m. CHURCH 8 E. Front Street; Mt. Morris Traditional Worship; 9:45 a.m. Sunday School; Fellowship email@example.com Time Following Worship; 815-994-0428 10:45 a.m. Praise Worship; 3 Southern Baptist Saturday Night Revive Service p.m. Installation of Pastor Josh Ehrler 5:30 p.m. Saturday Tuesday, Nov. 19â€”1:15 Celebrate Recovery p.m. Communion at Pinecrest 6-8 p.m. Monday Manor; 7 p.m. Christmas Cantata Rehearsal ST. BRIDEâ€™S Wednesday, Nov. 20â€”6:30 EPISCOPAL CHURCH a.m. Prayer & Praise; 9-11 1000 Ill. 64 West a.m. Quilt Group; 5:30 p.m. Oregon Choristers; 6:30 p.m. Menâ€™s Fr. Robert Francis Choir; 7 p.m. Confirmation S. Cristobal Class, Full Choir Rehearsal; 815-732-7211 or 7:30 p.m. Womenâ€™s Choir 815-732-3328 www.saintbrides.org WEST BRANCH Email:saintbrides@ CHURCH OF THE verizon. net BRETHREN Services 4014 West Branch Road Sunday-Holy Communion-8 Southeast of Forreston and 10 a.m. Pastor Richard Bright Wednesday Healing 815-734-4411 Service-6 p.m. Sunday Schoolâ€”9:30 a.m. Classes Worshipâ€”10:35 a.m. Childrenâ€™s Sunday School-9 a.m. Adult Sunday School-9 a.m. (2nd & 4th Sunday)
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ST. JAMES LUTHERAN CHURCH West Grove Road at Columbine Rd. Pastor Steve Erickson Sunday, Nov. 17â€”8:30 a.m. Handbell Rehearsal; 9:15 a.m. Prayer Ministry Team; 9:30 a.m. Congregational Bible Study; 10:30 a.m. Divine Worship with Communion & WELCA Thankoffering Ingathering; 11:30 a.m. Senior Choir Rehearsal; 11:45 a.m. Confirmation Instruction Monday, Nov. 18â€”9 a.m. Prison Ministry Team at Dixon Correctional Center; 6 p.m. Church Council Meeting
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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
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, Nov. 15â€”9-10:30 a.m. Womenâ€™s Fellowship Saturday, Nov. 16â€”8 a.m. Menâ€™s Fellowship Breakfast Sunday, Nov. 17â€”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. Deacon Meeting with Potluck Tuesday, Nov. 19â€”9 a.m. Bible Study; Quilting; 6:30 p.m. Leadership Team Meeting Wednesday, Nov. 20â€”7:15 p.m. Chimes Rehearsal
St. Brideâ€™s follows traditional Anglican-Episcopal church practices; is biblically based and both family and individual oriented. Visitors are always welcomed.
ST. MARKâ€™S LUTHERAN CHURCH 201 N. Division Ave., Polo Pastor Terrie Wilder Communion Served the 1st & 3rd Sundays of Each Month OREGON UNITED Thursday, Nov. 14â€”3 p.m. METHODIST CHURCH Prayer Group; 4 p.m. Adult 200 S. Fourth, Oregon Confirmation; 6:30 p.m. 815-732-2994 Christmas Tea Meeting Barb Good, Pastor Sunday, Nov. 17â€”9-10 a.m. Saturday Worship 5 p.m. Confirmation; 9:15-10:15 a.m. Sunday Worship 9 a.m. Activities during the Week: Sunday School; 10 a.m. Social Thursday, Nov. 14â€”7:30 Time; 10:30 a.m. Worship Tuesday, Nov. 19â€”9 a.m. p.m. Choir Quilters; 1:30 p.m. Caregivers Sunday, Nov. 17â€”Souper Sundae Youth Mission at Polo Senior Center; Polo Council of Churches at Church Fundraiser of the Brethren
Monday, Nov. 18â€”10 a.m. Bible Studies Tuesday, Nov. 19â€” 6:30 p.m. Den Meeting; LEAF RIVER UNITED Newsletter Deadline METHODIST CHURCH Wednesday, Nov. 20â€” Pastor David Poust 5:30 p.m. Wednesday Night 104 E. Rt. 72, Leaf River Sunday, Nov. 17â€”10:30 Alive Thursday, Nov. 21â€” a.m. Worship Service & 6:30 p.m. Pack Meeting; 7 Childrenâ€™s Church p.m. Staff Parish Relations LIGHTHOUSE UNITED Meeting; 7:30 p.m. Choir
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You and your family are invited to join us in worship on Sunday, Nov. 17, at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Michael Hoffman will give the morning message, â€œThankful for Attitude,â€? the third in a series of Thanksgiving sermons. Greeters will be Ken and Mary Welty. 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. Novemberâ€™s Bible Book of the Month is Isaiah.
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Woodcarving workshop at RRC Rock River Center will host a â€œWhimsical Santaâ€? Workshop on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the center, 810 S. Tenth St., Oregon. Woodcarver George
Hospice Donation Polo Schools Booster Club member Jennifer Grobe, right, presents a check for $950 to Lynn Knodle, executive director of Serenity Hospice & Home. The money was raised during Volley for the Cure and Blitz for the Cure.
National Hospice Month in Nov. November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month. Hospices across the country are reaching out to raise awareness about important care issues for people coping with lifelimiting illness. Throughout the month of November, organizations across the nation are hosting activities that focus on celebrating this unique system of support and the benefits provided by the loving care of hospice. â€œEvery year, more than 1.65 million people living with a life-limiting illness receive care from hospice and palliative care providers in this country,â€? said J. Donald Schumacher, president and CEO of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. â€œThese highly-trained professionals donâ€™t only provide quality medical care. They work to make sure patients and families find dignity, respect, and love during lifeâ€™s most difficult journey.â€?
Hospice is more than traditional healthcare. Hospice and palliative care programs provide pain management, symptom control, psychosocial support, and spiritual care to patients and their families when a cure is not possible. Hospice and palliative care combines the highest level of quality medical care with the emotional and spiritual support that families need most when facing the end of life. Additional information about hospice services, palliative care, and advance care planning is available from Serenity Hospice and Home. Call 815-732-2499 to schedule a tour of Serenity Home, or for more information about any of Serenity Hospice and Homeâ€™s care and services. NHPCOâ€™s Caring Connections offers information and resources for professionals and consumers at www.caringinfo.org.
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members and $25 for nonmembers. Prepaid reservations are required. The class is limited to 12. For more information call Linda Duffy at 815-732-3252.
OHS Madrigals to perform Dec. 6, 7 Oregon High School Madrigals invite all to attend their Madrigal Dinner on Friday, Dec. 6 and Saturday, Dec. 7 with dinner beginning at 6 p.m. This event will be held in the dining hall at Lutheran Outdoor Ministries (LOMC), 1834 S Ill. 2, Oregon. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.
The evening fun will include performances by the OHS Madrigal Singers dressed in traditional English Renaissance costumes, brass instrumentalists, skits reenacted by a cast of local students, narration and introductions by the court jesters, and dinner being served by the worthy wait
staff. The cost to attend is $15 per person which includes dinner and the performance. Make checks payable to OHS Madrigals. To reserve seats call 815732-6241 ext. 1205 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. State the name and how many are attending.
The deadline for ticket orders is Saturday, Nov. 26. When placing an order specify whether any ticket holder will require wheelchair seating. Funds generated by the dinner will be used to offset the costs of the dinner and to fund future musical productions.
Hometown Christmas in Shannon The Shannon Chamber of Commerce will host Hometown Christmas on Friday, Nov. 22 and Saturday, Nov. 23. Local businesses, crafters, and bakers will hold open houses featuring hand-crafted treasures, gourmet foods, wines, gifts, baked goods, and more. Maps of participants are
available at First State Bank Shannon/Polo/Lake Carroll, Caseyâ€™s, Blarney Stone, and Shannon Cafe. Look for the candy cane in front of each participating location. More than 20 crafters and vendors will be at the Shannon Fire Station on both days. The traditional Lions Club Chili Supper will be held Friday night. Kids can
visit with Santa, pet his live reindeer, and make an ornament for the community Christmas tree. The winner of the Lions Clubâ€™s $1,000 raffle prize will be announced. Tickets are now available from any Lions Club member or at the bank in Shannon. Lighting of the Christmas tree in the park will be
followed by the annual Christmas Lighted Parade. Warm up with hot chocolate and cookies in the park before, during, and after the parade. Start off shopping on Saturday morning with the firemenâ€™s pancake breakfast at the fire station. For more information call Amanda Klinefelter at 815238-3171.
Womenâ€™s Connection to meet Nov. 20 Area women are invited to the Womenâ€™s Connectionâ€™s November brunch on Wednesday, Nov. 20 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the 4 Seasons Banquet Facilities,
1100 W. Galena Ave., Freeport. The cost is $8 per person Guest speaker Mary Boling, Avon, Ind., will talk on Joy through the Journey.
The special feature will be a musical Thanksgiving written by Elaine Hayunga, Freeport. She and her friends will perform in costume. For reservations call
Norette Burkman at 815-2324386 or e-mail frptcwc@ yahoo.com. Womenâ€™s Connection is affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries.
Children to perform play Nov. 23 The Childrenâ€™s Theater present a special matinee at Highland Community performance of a theatrical College, Freeport, will version of â€œCharlotteâ€™s Webâ€? on Saturday, Nov. 23 at 11 a.m. at the Ferguson Fine Arts Theatre. â€œCharlotteâ€™s Webâ€? participate in the screening. is the story of a spider Parents are encouraged named Charlotte and her to make an appointment for their child. The screening is an assessment of your childâ€™s readiness skills in the areas of concept, languages, and Rock River Center, Oregon, motor development. will host a free â€œMake-andVision and hearing Takeâ€? card-making workshop screenings are also provided. on Monday, Nov. 18 at 1 p.m. The purpose of the There is no fee to attend the screening is to identify any child who may qualify for the districtâ€™s Early Childhood or Pre-K Program. Call 815-243-2722. ext. 100 to make an appointment. The Highland Community
Free pre-school screenings The Ogle County Educational Coop will offer free pre-school screenings for children on Thursday, Dec. 12 at the Ogle County Educational office, 417 N.
are available at Michaelâ€™s and are sold under the Walnut Hollow brand. Wood for carving and paint will be provided. The cost of this workshop is $20 for Rock River Center
In loving memory of Mary Jane Reed, who would have been 83-years old on Friday, November 15, 2013. â€œMOTHER TELLS OF FINE TRAITS OF SLAIN GIRLâ€? Oregon, Ill.-Not even middayâ€™s sun could pierce the gloom in the little brown cottage on the tree lined gravel lane. This was where Mary Jane Reed had lived. It was where her brother Warren Lee, 5, now was asking: â€œWhy doesnâ€™t she come home? Mama, why doesnâ€™t Mary Jane come home?â€™ The little boy could not read his motherâ€™s eyes that told starkly that Mary Jane would never come home, that she had been shot and killed. But for what reason? Good daughter â€œShe was a wonderful daughter,â€? Mrs. Ruth Reed, 52, said tonelessly. â€œShe was always doing things for me. Since I had arthritis she did everything about the house to make it easier for me.â€? 7KHUH ZDV D %LEOH RQ WKH OLYLQJ URRP WDEOH Âł0DU\ -DQH JRW WKDW ZKHQ VKH ÂżQLVKHG %LEOH FROlege,â€? her mother explained. The slain girlâ€™s name was lettered in gold on the cover. The book opened to a page with this passage underlined: Âł)RU ZKDW LV D PDQ SURÂżWHG LI KH VKDOO JDLQ WKH ZKROH ZRUOG DQG ORVH KLV RZQ VRXOÂ´ 0DU\ -DQH KDG VDWLVÂżHG RQH DPELWLRQÂąWR EH D SKRQH RSHUDWRUÂąDQG ZDV H\HLQJ DQRWKHUÂąWR EH D EHDXW\ RSHUDWRUÂąZKHQ GHDWK RYHUWRRN KHU DQG KHU HVFRUW RQ D ORYHUVÂś ODQH 7KXUVGD\ QLJKW Generous at home She quit school in her sophomore year at Oregon High School â€œto help out the family,â€? Mrs. 5HHG VDLG SRLQWLQJ WR DQ HOHFWULF PL[HU LQ WKH NLWFKHQ Âł6KH ERXJKW WKDWÂąDQG VKH ERXJKW RWKHU things for the house and gave money regularly, too.â€? 0DU\ -DQH JRW KHU MRE DW WKH SKRQH FRPSDQ\ DERXW ÂżYH PRQWKV DJR 6KH ZDQWHG WR VWRFN XS RQ clothes and then take a beauty culture course, her mother said. Last week, Mary Jane was never happier, Mrs. Reed recalled, because of the approach of the wedding of her brother, Donald, 19.
friendship with a pig named Wilbur. This story and its characters, brings forth themes of friendship, adventure, the reality of life and death, and the passing of time and innocence forgotten.
Tickets for the matinee performance are $5 and are available at highland.edu and the HCC box office by calling 815-599-3718. For more information call Elwyn Webb at 815599-3558 or email elwyn. email@example.com.
Card workshop is Nov. 18 class. Participants may make Call 815-732-3252 to make as many cards as they want at a reservation. a cost of $1 each. Space is limited for this Materials and instructors workshop. are provided.
Band concert at Highland Big Band and Concert Band will take the stage on Friday, Nov. 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the Ferguson Fine Arts Theatre on Highlandâ€™s campus. Highland Big Band
Director Bill Petersen said his ensemble will feature arrangements by legendary jazz pianist and composer Stan Kenton, and the music from Kentonâ€™s close friend Count Basie.
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This sale will feature contents from an Antique/gift store that has gone out of business. This sale will be held in our heated indoor auction facility located at 1504 Mulford Rd. Lindenwood, IL 61049. From Hwy 72 in Monroe Center, go South on Mulford Rd. 4 miles to sale site. From Hwy 64, turn North on Mulford Rd. (1 mile East of Interstate 39), go 2.5 miles to sale site. A more detailed Sale Bill and pictures can be viewed at Toddwillsauctioneering.com. Antiques & Collectibles: Secretary; full sz wood bed frames; Cedar chests; Hutch; Farm primitives; Lg. wood box; Old seeder box; 1840â€™s dresser w/mirror; Antique vanity; Antique chairs; Oval drop leaf table; Set of china; Antique sewing machine cabinets; Cast iron baking molds; 30 pc. Redwing pottery dinnerware; Harry Felder prints, (one autographed) Quimper, Delft, McCoy and Haeger pottery pieces; Many steel & wood spoke wheels; Marbles; JFK family album; Special TV edition Elvis photo album; â€™68 Funny Girl movie program; Vintage women & children's clothes and shoes; Pedestal table; Buffet; Collectibles books; Antique clock; Old signs incl: Lg. Dekalb chicken, Dekalb flying ear, Dekalb dealer and others; Schlitz Beer lighted globe; Wood chicken crates; Wood ironing boards; Radio flyer wagon; Hy-speed Childâ€™s metal wheel barrow; Wyandotte toy Town Estate Car; Hot wheels & matchbox cars; Antique metal toys; Albums; Wash tubs; Collectors plates; Dolls and doll furniture; Carpenters wood boxes; (3) Locking display cases; Russian nesting dolls; Sheet music; Old postcards; Many CT Comics postcards; Amish figurines; Old 8mm & 16mm movies, incl. Tom Mix, Abbot & Costello, and News of the World; â€˜37 telephone almanac and much more. *SPECIAL ITEM: Ladies diamond engagement ring, .5 ctw round brilliant cut, in 14k yellow gold 4 prong setting. Furniture & Household items; Garage & Yard items; Car: â€˜84 Buick LeSabre, 215,000 miles.
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Something new added to the jazz mix is music by the band Radiohead. The jazz ensemble will include local musicians Gary Besley, John Hanson, Gary Brubaker, Chris Korf, and Brian Nissen. Scott Stich, director of Highlandâ€™s concert band, will feature the music of Russian composer N. RimskyKorsakov, English composer R. Vaughan Williams, American composer Frank Ticheli, and closing with a Circus March by Americans Russell Alexander and Cliffe Bainum. â€œThe centerpiece of our concert is Vesuvius by Frank Ticheli,â€? Stich said. â€œThe audience will enjoy this explosive and fiery work, as we visit ancient Pompiee right before its final days. Join the people at the foot of Vesuvius as they participate in this wild and passionate dance. This wind concert has something for everyone.â€? Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $6 for students. Tickets may be purchased online at www. highland.edu, or by calling the Highland Community College Box Office weekdays from 1 to 5 p.m. at 815-5993718. For more information about Highland Community College Fine Arts performances or vocal or instrumental groups, call the Fine Arts Department at 815599-3490.
Ogle County Newspapers, Thursday, November 14, 2013, Page A7
Cloverbuds crafted little bunnies during meeting Submitted by Austin Zuercher Club Reporter On Oct. 10 the Ogle County Clovers met at Rochelle United Methodist Church to round out the celebration of National 4-H week. The Cloverbuds crafted
little bunnies. The group discussed what fun they had at Autumn on Parade, 2013 and played a Halloween chain game. They set up committees for activities in the following months. Then on Oct. 12 at the Ogle County Fairgrounds 4-Hers
from all over Ogle County came out to set up 4-H games and activities for the public to try out. They also brought out award-winning animals and projects for all to have a chance to sample what 4-H is about. Parents of potential 4-H members had to opportunity to ask any questions they had about 4-H. Everyone at the meeting had a good time. The next meeting for the Ogle County Clovers will be on Thursday, Nov. 14 at the Rochelle United Methodist Church starting at 6:30 p.m. for Cloverbuds (ages 5-7) and 7 p.m. for those aged 8-18. For more information about Pictured left to right are Megan Ackland, Kayla Mingus, Katelyn Ackland, Carley the OCC contact Jeannette Ackland, Gracie Mingus, Callie Ackland, Jordan Mingus, and Austin Zuercher, the Mingus at 815-501-8186 or Ogle County Clovers that worked and helped out at the Ogle County Fairgrounds on firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Brochure highlights new nutritional information A publication recently released by the University of Illinois is providing new nutritional information on soy products and their value when fed to pigs. Hans H. Stein, a U of I professor in the Department of Animal Sciences, has released a brochure titled, â€œNutritional value of soy products fed to pigs.â€? The new brochure contains detailed nutritional information on eight different soy products, including full-fat soybeans and conventional dehulled soybean meal, as well as newer products such as fermented and enzymetreated soybean meal. â€œSoybean products are an important part of swine diets here in Illinois as well as most other parts of the world,â€? said Stein. â€œWe wanted to provide producers with a source of data on all aspects of nutrition for a
variety of soy products.â€? Soybean meal is the most commonly used source of amino acids in diets for pigs around the world. The data in the brochure provides companies, swine producers, nutritionists, and industry stakeholders with relevant information that will assist them in formulating soybean meal and other soy products into the diets for pigs, Stein explained. The brochure first describes how different soy products are produced and their applications in swine diets. The second section discusses the energy, carbohydrate, mineral, and protein and amino acid concentration of each product, as well as nutrient digestibility. Soybean meal is also compared with other plant protein sources with regards to amino acid digestibility and
protein quality. â€œBased on these comparisons, it is clear that soy protein has a balance of the essential amino acids that more closely fulfill the needs of pigs than any other protein source available,â€? Stein said. â€œThe digestibility of these amino acids is also greater than in any other sources of plant protein, which further increases the value of soy protein compared with that of other plant proteins.â€? Key points include: Soybean meal is the premier source of digestible amino acids in diets fed to pigs. Dehulled soybean meal contains the same amount of digestible energy as corn. Fermentation or enzyme treatment of soybean meal eliminates the oligosaccharides in the meal, making it suitable for feeding to weanling pigs as a replacement for fish meal.
Holiday gift workshop Nov. 21 University of Illinois Extension Educators Candice Miller and Marilyn Csernus will present a workshop on Holiday Gifts from Your Kitchen and Garden on Thursday, Nov. 21 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. This hands-on program will be held at the Ogle County Extension office located at 421 W. Pines Rd., Oregon. Participants will take home
the gifts they make, using foods grown in a garden and common kitchen items. 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. Spiced cider and treats will be served. All recipes will be shared.
Addition of microbial phytase will increase phosphorus digestibility in soybean meal and reduce or eliminate the need for supplementation of diets with phosphorus from feed phosphates, as well as reduce phosphorus run-off from manure into aquatic ecosystems. â€œDiets that contain a source of cereal grains, soybean meal, and microbial phytase will satisfy the need for all amino acids, all the energy, and most of the phosphorus for growing and finishing pigs,â€? Stein said. Bill Wykes, a soybean farmer from Yorkville, and former chairman of the Illinois Soybean Association (ISA), said that this new resource will help producers take full advantage of the nutritional value of soybeans. â€œWe tend to think of soybeans as a source of amino acids first and foremost, but
this work also shows that soybeans are a greater energy source than was previously believed. â€œThis resource will help producers take full advantage of the nutritional value of soybeans,â€? Wykes said. While poultry, livestock, and aquaculture consume the vast majority of the soybean meal produced in the United States, there are 4.6 million head of hogs in Illinois, making pigs the major consumer of soybean meal in Illinois. â€œThis makes hog farmers a top customer for Illinois soybeans,â€? said Bridget Owen, associate director of the National Soybean Research Laboratory (NSRL) at the U of I. â€œWe value the research and data about soy and swine nutrition.â€? NSRL works to develop and implement soy-related programs that promote
overall consumption of U.S. soy by engaging in research, outreach, and education related to production, nutrition, and international development. More information may be obtained about soy by visiting www.nsrl.illinois.edu. Steinâ€™s brochure can be downloaded at http:// nutrition.ansci.illinois.edu/ SwineFocus004, or producers can contact their local U of I Extension office for copies. It is also available through the Illinois Soybean Association. Funding for this publication was provided by the ISA and the Illinois soybean checkoff. The ISA is the statewide organization for Illinois soybean growers. For more information, visit www.ilsoy.org. More information on Steinâ€™s research is available at the Hans H. Stein Monogastric Nutrition Laboratory website at http:// nutrition.ansci.illinois.edu.
The cost for this program is $25. Pre-registration is required by Monday, Nov. 18. Call the University of Illinois Extension office at 815-732-2191 or visit our website at web.extension. edu/bdo to register or for more information. Participants may also request a reasonable accommodation for this program.
Bird feeding program is Nov. 20 A program on feeding birds through the winter will be presented Wednesday, Nov. 20 from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Ogle County Extension office, 421 W. Pines Rd., Oregon. University of Illinois Extension Educator Peggy
Doty will give information on providing appropriate winter food to help some of the native wildlife through the extremes of seasonal changes. Advance registration is needed. The cost $5. Call or email the University
of Illinois Extension office for more details, 815-7322191, web.extension.illinois. edu/bdo. Anyone needing a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program should call the office.
Fair Supporter Long time Ogle County Fair supporter Merle Snodgrass, left, discusses 2013 Ogle County Fair highlights with fair board and Ogle County Board member Lyle Hopkins and Myrna Snodgrass. Merle Snodgrass, a former Ogle County Board member, has supported and attended the Ogle County Fair every year since the fair reorganized and moved to the new location on Limekilin Road west of Oregon. Photo by Stan Eden
Deadline to return FSA election ballots is Dec. 2 Ballots have been mailed to eligible voters for the 2013 llinois Farm Service Agency (FSA) County Committee Elections. The deadline to return the ballots to local FSA offices is Dec. 2. â€œThe role and input of our county committee members is more vital than ever at a time when our country faces important choices regarding the funding and operation of our government,â€? said Scherrie V. Giamanco, state executive director FSA. â€œNew county committee members provide input and make important decisions on the local administration of disaster and conservation programs. With better participation in recent years, we have also seen promising increases in the number of women and minority candidates, helping to better represent the richness of American agriculture.â€? County committee members are an important component of the operations of FSA and provide a link between the agricultural
community and USDA, she said. Farmers and ranchers elected to county committees help deliver FSA programs at the local level, applying their knowledge and judgment to make decisions on commodity price support programs; conservation programs; incentive indemnity and disaster programs for some commodities; emergency programs and eligibility. FSA committees operate within official regulations designed to carry out federal laws. To be an eligible voter, farmers and ranchers must
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Clark raised $2,465 for Good Samaritan Fund
Open House Assistant States Attorney Aaron Wiles looks at the newest Ogle County Highway Department truck and plow while county engineer Curtis Cook discusses snow plow routes during an open house Nov. 7. Photo by Chris Johnson
Students collected branches to make Christmas baskets Oregon High Schoolâ€™s horticulture class, led by teacher Justin Ebert, will once again prepare Christmas baskets to decorate downtown Oregon. Ebert and his students collected branches Nov. 4 from the Sand Ridge Prairie Christmas tree plantings. Ebert explained the type
hour, the trailer was full. They returned the next day to finish cutting, then spent two class periods arranging the branches and adding bows. The branches are placed in the hanging baskets along downtown Oregon streets to enhance the holiday spirit. For summer beauty, the classes have filled the baskets with flowering plants. The Prairie Preservation Society, owner of Sand Ridge, donated the branches. They are all from Scotch pine, the preferred evergreens to use for arrangements such as swags and wreaths. The trees are in a site scheduled for clearing. They are overgrown, and their removal will open up a broader vista. Although the trees have become too large and scraggly Members of the Oregon High School horticulture class to be Christmas trees, they gathered pine boughs recently at the Sand Ridge Prairie serve another purpose well, on Daysville Road. The greens will be used to decorate said PPS member Sonia hanging baskets in downtown Oregon. Photo supplied Vogl.
miles away. â€œWhat is important is that you choose a non-profit to help and be passionate about it,â€? she said. For the second year in a row, she recently organized, baked for, solicited othersâ€™ baking expertise, and held a huge bake sale. This year, she got permission from the Giant Food store in Oakton, Va., to be allowed to sell baked goods outside the store. Ideas on what to bake first came from her mom, Joanne Miller, and then blossomed into her baking homemade apple pies as taught by her late grandmother, Olive Corbett, who mastered the art of pie baking. Baked goods such as carrotpineapple bread with cream cheese frosting, pumpkin pie, cookies, and brownies were all big sellers. Because the fund helps those who have outlived their resources, Clark adds this to a list of causes that are very
important to her. She thanked her Oakton and Fairfax neighbors, out-ofstate friends, and co-workers for helping her with baking, cutting apples, frosting the goods, and packaging all the goodies as well as writing generous checks to support the bake sale. Clark has continued to sell goods after the sale to other co-workers, who have been more than happy to partake and donate. The other fund that is dear to Clark is the Fish and Loaves Food Pantry at the Mt. Morris Church of the Brethren. The pantry serves around 140 families per month, which represents close to 500 individuals. To contribute to Fish and Loaves, contact Nelson Miller through the Church of the Brethren office, Mt. Morris. The contact for Good Samaritan Fund donations is Amy Sikyta at Pinecrest Community.
of branches that would work best. He said full, not sparse branches that are bright green with no browning should be used. The best length is about 18 inches to two feet. Students immediately went to work collecting branches. Some cut, others carried. Within less than a half
Nativity on display Nov. 30 The Oregon United Methodist Church will be a new stop on Candlelight Walk on Saturday, Nov. 30. Several Nativity scenes will be on display at the church at the corner of Fourth (Ill. 2) and Jefferson Streets.
A former Mt. Morris resident doesnâ€™t let distance keep her from helping her hometown. Karen Clark, who has lived in northern Virginia for the last 30 years, recently held a bake sale to benefit the Good Samaritan Fund at Pinecrest Community. The bake sale has brought in a total of $2,465 for the fund. The seniors at Pinecrest Community have a special place in her heart and in her memories of working with and volunteering to help the residents, Clark said. The Good Samaritan Fund helps almost half of the residents pay their living costs. Because more residents will need help, Clark said she hopes to inspire others who went to school in Mt. Morris to help raise funds. An experienced fundraiser, over the years Clark has supported local causes as well as those that are hundreds of
Visitors are invited to come inside the church for a bake sale. Homemade pies, cookies, cakes, fudge, and all kinds of goodies will be for sale to help kick off the holiday season.
All proceeds from the bake sale will go to the HOPE, Rochelle, a safe place for abused women and their children, and to Imagine No Malaria. The Candlelight Walk takes place from 4 to 8 p.m.
Former Mt. Morris resident Karen Clark holds the items offered at a recent bake sale she held in Virginia to benefit the Good Samaritan Fund at Pinecrest Community. Photo supplied
VFW will distribute food Once again at Christmas time, Oregon VFW Post 8739 will make up and deliver Christmas food baskets to families and individuals who are in need in the Oregon area. Any family or individual who is in need may call the VFW Monday through Friday from 7:30 to 9 a.m. or 3 to 7 p.m., Saturday from 7:30 to 9 a.m. or 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 815-732-6851 and have their name placed on the list. Each individual or family
must call for themselves with their complete name, address and phone number for a basked to be delivered. An adult must be home the morning of Saturday, Dec. 21 to receive the basket. In addition, even if you received a VFW basket in previous years, you must still call in this year to be placed on the list. The VFW has no way of knowing if people are still with us, or living at the same address or if their personal
conditions are the same as last year. The deadline for calling in to place your name on the list will be Wednesday, Dec. 4 Last year the post provided over 120 food baskets to area residents. Therefore, donations from the general public and businesses to the Christmas basket program are always accepted, needed and great appreciated to continue this program.
Granny Rose Animal Shelter begins literacy program The Granny Rose Animal Shelter, Dixon, has developed a literacy-based humane education program called Read! Write! Rescue!
This program will reach more than 1,900 first grade students in public and private schools, their families and teachers in the three county
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schools and 86 teachers. The primary goals of the program are to improve literacy and writing skills, build character and compassion, develop social and emotional skills, and promote pet and humane education. The program begins this fall. Every first grader will receive a childrenâ€™s picture and rhyming book, Rescue Pup, by local author, Brenda Fiorini, a reading teacher at Rock Falls High School. Illustrations are by Nathan Behmlander. Children will also receive an audio CD version of the book, read in both English and Spanish. In the spring, Fioriniâ€™s second book, Rescue Kitty, will be distributed along with the CD. Classroom materials include a felt story board kit a 100- page companion teaching guide.
Students will receive pet paw erasers, bookmarkers, pet paw pencils, stickers and more. Rescue Pup and Rescue Kitty picture books provide opportunities for teaching literacy and writing skills that are included in the Common Core Standards for Literacy. In addition to improving literacy skills, the program touches on building character, social and emotional development. Stories are designed to help deter the likelihood of bullying and abuse toward both animals and humans. Children also learn the importance of helping others and community involvement. Rescue Pup and Rescue Kitty also create an awareness of homeless animals and rescue efforts provided by shelters. Granny Rose wishes to thank Ogle County Animal Control, Rock Falls Coloma
Township and Whiteside County Animal Control for their financial support to help offset distribution costs to the students in Ogle and Whiteside counties. Granny Rose Animal Shelter is a 501 (c) (3) not-for profit organization that relies on local charitable giving and fundraisers to raise the funds necessary to provide shelter, health care and find new loving homes for the stray and abandoned cats and dogs in the Lee, Ogle and Whiteside County area, as well as to promote humane education through efforts such as Read! Write! Rescue! For more information, or to inquire about purchasing materials, please contact e-mail grannyroseanimalshelter@ hotmail.com or go to www. grannyrose.org and click on the Education tab. Fiorini may be reached at 815-625-7445 or www.joyfuljoyrneybooks. com
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