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he partnership of Sears and Roebuck didnâ€™t last as long as you might believe (see last weekâ€™s PDQ Me). The mail order catalog business, however, did persist much longer than many of us would have believedâ€” about a hundred years. Both Richard Sears, the original founder and his soon-to-be partner, Alvah Roebuck obtained by Sears
of ill-health and dropped out of active Rosenwald, a wealthy investor and philanthropist with General Robert Wood, a shrewd military man with noted business acumen were part of the team of Searsâ€™ directors for several years steering the company in progressive ways. The days the catalogs came as pictured here in the Lanark Post
newspaper. of Nevada, was one of those days. Both later experienced periods (Catalogs came in the spring and
autumn.) Everyone targeted some box. Individual specialty stores bound as a book. mail order business was aimed at the women as mentioned in a PDQ Me as is known was individual â€œspecialty item printed in the Prairie Advocate, storesâ€? under one roof put together in â€œA.J. Stewartâ€™s,â€? in New York. At about the same period was also women didnâ€™t get out and about much â€œMarshall Fieldâ€™sâ€?in Chicago and before the automobile. A mail order â€œJohn Wanamakerâ€™s,â€? Philadelphia. catalog was a department store in Catalogs resulted as an offshoot book form. Make it even better. Print of what could be found in a departitems for every member of the household to purchaseâ€”men, grandparents, children, the bachelor, hired man or the â€œold maidâ€? aunt; the housekeeper. Boots, tools, leather chaps, aprons to wear at the f o rg e , p a r t s for machinery; even machinery of all sorts. Appliances, bath tubs, wedding dresses, Communion clothes. ment store. Thatâ€™s what inspired Bibles. Best selling classic books. â€œMontgomery Wardâ€? to be among Pump organs, school clothes, all gradesâ€”shoes, too. Bird cages, readers samples of what was for sale jewelry. Lamps, silverware. Pots, pans. Iron, range-burns either coal Sears sent out a â€œwish book,â€? or woodâ€”$15. Yes, the mail order a selection of knives and pocket catalog was a store come in a mail
selling unclaimed watches while working as a telegrapher; depot agent a few years before in Minnesota before moving to Chicago. The mail order business directors, progressive as they were, saw quickly the effective method the railroads had in the far-reaching distance they could go with bulky or heavy loads. They could touch horiideas and methods once arrived. Automobiles had a more narrow thread to follow but eventually penetrated wildernesses with the â€œmodern dayâ€? in everyday. Thatâ€™s what mail-order did for the catalog did for America. It was a major partner in enriching the entire of the United States! The last year, in the spring of log was sent out. The catalog and its readers had changedâ€”adaptedchanged. Besides making one of the largest changes in how a society lived, it certainly changed the look of our everyday world. Next Week.
BirdFest! Cheep Family Fun Just an Armâ€™s Length Away Hundreds of wild birds migrat- with others. ing through the area are just an armâ€™s variety of birds, such as Bluebirds, Scarlet Tanagers and Baltimore Orioles. BirdFest is held during BirdFest is hosted by Illinoisâ€™ peak migration when thousands of largest bird observatory â€“ Sand Bluff birds return from their homes as far Bird Observatory (SBBO) â€“ located south as Argentina to summer here in Colored Sands Forest Preserve, or continue farther north to Canada four miles northwest of Shirland, IL. and Alaska. SBBO is one of the largest banding Keynote speaker Matt Hayes, stations in the region that welcomes M.S., will present the â€œSecret Lives of visitors. Sandhill Cranesâ€? on Sunday at noon. â€œBirdFest is a wonderful oppor- People are fascinated by cranes the tunity to turn off the technology and world over. And, cranes are importune into nature,â€? said Anna Gray, tant in many cultures throughout the president. â€œVisitors who hold and world. But how well do we know release the banded birds are often cranes? As part of a team with the - International Crane Foundation that ings.â€? With extensive experience in has been studying this long-lived studying and researching birds, the species for over 20 years, Hayes all-volunteer SBBO staff devotes will discuss habitat ecology, social their free-time to sharing this passion dynamics and population changes
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observed in a Wisconsin population. pellets, games and face painting Visitors are welcome to shadow they gently remove birds safely captured in the mist nets and then brought At the observatory, visitors will see master banders evaluate and band each bird. Experts will share interesting facts about the birdsâ€”what they eat; where they nest; the distances they travelâ€”and will answer questions. Guests will have an opportunity to examine the birds before the birds are set free. SBBOâ€™s annual spring celebration of offers a host of other family fun activities:
signs on Yale Bridge Road. For more information, please go to sandbluff.
Illinoisâ€™ oldest and largest bird observatory, SBBO is one of the few banding stations that are artists open to visitors. Operated entirely by volunteers, SBBOâ€™s banding nature items efforts help to track bird population trends, migration patterns, and breakfast and lunch menus adverse effects on birds caused by nature or mankind. BirdFest is an environmentally responsible event, for tikes three and under. All funds using earth-friendly, biodegradable collected at BirdFest supports the products. purchase of new nets and equipment, and educational programs. The event takes place rain or identifies and releases birds for shine as the birds continue to be
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LANARK — The Agri-Nauts, members of Lanark’s Farmers Market committee, asked the Carroll County Health Department’s (CCHD) Environmental Health specialist Doug Lieb to attend their April 24 meeting to clarify certain rules and regulations regarding Farmers Markets. The group hopes to increase both the number of vendors, as well as customers, to their Tuesday event, held from May 17 through October in the Lanark City Park. “We’re not trying to push you away from farmers markets, church bazaars, or the like,” Lieb said. “We don’t inspect your kitchen. We want you to take a 15 hour class, take an exam, and obtain your Food Manager goods at a farmers market, you’ve gotta take the FMC exam.” Lieb said that if you don’t have the FMC now, do it before July 1. “That’s when regulations generally change. And it’s pretty simple now.” The CCHD does not require any farmers market committee to monitor whether or not a vendor has they see for sale, they won’t buy it. Referred to as the “Cottage Food tion are allowed to sell at a farmers markets, but nowhere else. “Not at a retail outlet, like a grocery store. The product can be sold at various f’armers markets on the same day, anytime, as long as the producer is registered.” kitchen designation, Lieb stated that a separate facility from your home kitchen, and isolated from the rest of the home. “Simple things, like separate utensils, and no pet access. But you could possibly ‘divide’ the kitchen from other rooms with a blanket, if other requirements were met. The conditions.” When asked about selling eggs at farmers markets, he said no, regulates that. “You can sell them at your home, fresh off the farm, no problem. But if you remove the eggs from your farm, they must be graded, in their own container with your own name on it, not used cartons from other producers, candled, etc. What you can do at farmers markets is promote on-the-farm sales available in your rural community.” Home-grown vegetables have “Any hand picked, home grown produce, a-ok,” Lieb said. “But if you alter it, like slice a whole watermelon
The event takes place May 24 Meet in the parking area of the Newell Tract of the Oakdale Nature Preserve (the part of Oakdale on the west side of Crane’s Road) at 9:00 a.m. Kids and families will look for birds and other neat stuff until 10:30 a.m. Leaders: Carol Redmore (815-721-3375) and Keith Blackmore (815-938-3204).
and sell by the slice, no can do, then you become a ‘food processor.’” Want to have a fund raiser bake sale? No problem, according to Lieb, as it is not his jurisdiction. “But if you offer a bake sale at the farmers market every week, from the same church, or group, then it’s a business.” But, in a 24-week market schedule, a farmers market could feature 24 different groups offering a bake sale every week, or even 12 on a rotating basis. Lieb added that selling homemade canned goods were frowned upon, but if you follow regulations, you can produce them in a nonwith a certified manager there, anyone can cook there and sell baked items, canned goods, anything.” Regarding the sale of hot food at a farmers market, Lieb said you would need a temporary permit to sell hot dogs, etc., suggesting it would be better to have a group like the Lanark VFW Mess Hall set up and sell.
Generally, it’s better to attract vendors that are already licensed, permitted, and trained.” Wine tasting? Lieb said that was the jurisdiction of the city or village. Lanark Mayor John Huggins, who
the group could get a permit, or obtain with people who truly care about the a dram shop license to sell bottles. quality of their food.” Overall, Lieb doesn’t have any serious problems in Carroll County. Doug Lieb, he may be reached via Email at firstname.lastname@example.org, visit kitchens, we do not have any issues the Carroll Co. Health Dept. at 822 like they do in larger cities or coun- S. Mill Street in Mt. Carroll, or call 815-244-8855.
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Letters and Commentary Capitol Mark Levin is wrong on push for a Constitutional Convention By Harold Pease, Ph. D Anyone the least bit familiar with the Constitution and its early history knows that, despite lip-service to it, neither political party follows it, nor do any of the three branches of government actually limit themselves to
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operate outside the carefully crafted cages to which they were assigned. So how do we get the federal government back to servant rather than master? Well-meaning conservatives, and Mark Levin in particular, are wrong in their push for a new constitutional convention for the following reasons. To begin with, why argue to get what you already have? It is a far weaker argument because it implies uncertainty on your part that you already have it. The federal government is already limited by the existing Constitution: Congress to a precise list in Article I, Section 8. The President is limited to a list housed in Article II, Sections II and III. The Supreme Court is limited to eleven types of cases most with but appellate (limited by Congress) jurisdiction and only two totally free of the restrictions of Congress called original jurisdiction. All other power was reserved to the states as per Amendment 10 of the Bill of Rights. Again, to argue that we need additional amendments to get the federal government to abide by what was already understood as their limits of power is to argue to get what we already have. An argument within the Constitution is much easier to make than asking that three fourths of the states accept something new and somewhat foreign to them. Three-fourths of the states is a big number and takes many years to acquire, and in a nation somewhat constitutionally illiterate is likely to fall short of the states needed. Meanwhile, the case for living within the Constitution can be made today because a majority of the people was taught some level of reverence for it. Showing them how the federal government has strayed from clearly cited restrictions in the document is a much easier case to make The argument that we have already unsuccessfully tried to keep the federal government within constitutional bounds is legitimate. But to suppose that a George W. Bush or
a Barack Obama will stay within the bounds of new amendments when, with impunity, each has violated those amendments in existence is as naive as believing that more gun control laws will cause the criminals to turn in their guns. A new Constitutional Convention potentially exposes everything that we already have placing everything at risk. Where is the basis for faith that the new â€œFoundersâ€? will not tamper with established basics? Three Twentieth Century amendments seriously damaged previously sacred foundation points of a republic: the 16th gave the federal government unlimited resources to spend in areas not listed as their function in Article I, Section 8 and the states lined up with alms bowls in hand for the grants. The 17th removed making thus irreparably damaging the concept of federalism so critical to limiting the power of the federal government. The 18th outlawed the consumption of alcohol in the nation for ten years giving the government the right to tell its people what they can drink. Some argue that we can limit the extent of change in a new convention. It is well to remember that the original delegates to the Constitutional Convention were not authorized to dump the Articles of Confederation, but did, exposing everything that then existed. Can Levin and others guarantee that that could not happen again? No! Why would we suppose that new founders will have an equal to, or superior, understanding of natural law upon which the Constitution was based? We assume that the states will be anxious to get their powers restored to them but where is the basis that they see such a need? Do not almost all elected federal government personnel abandon the state perspective when they reach Washington DC? Finally, the enemies to limited federal government yearn for a constitutional convention as well. They want everything dictated from Washington DCâ€”an all-powerful government. Such groups as Wolf-Pac, AFL-CIO, Code Pink, Progressive Democrats cal action organizations funded by George Soros (New American, April 7, 2014, p. 18) are just waiting for the opportunity to empower themselves and government more fully. Who can promise that they will sit idly by while we further limit their ability to manage us?
Holding to the Constitution with exactness is our only real secure way to take back our country. Our weapons are the limiting clauses of the Constitution and Amendment 10 of the Bill of Rights. Political parties have failed us. Encouraging our people to become Constitutionalists grows so will support for our cause. Mr. Levin and other conservatives, please donâ€™t risk losing everything by an ill-conceived constitutional convention. The answer is to make the government abide by what they have by oath promised and, when needed, carefully craft new amendments one at a time, as for example a balanced budget amendment.
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Street Repairs and Noise Abatement Discussed at Mt. Carroll City Council By LYNNETTE FORTH For The Prairie Advocate News MOUNT CARROLL — A regular meeting of the Mount Carroll City Council was held on April 22nd, 2014 at City Hall. Alderman Mike Risko was absent. Aldermen approved the minutes of the April 8th, 2014 regular meeting, accounts payable, and the of $334,892.27. Committee reports from April 21st were heard. Alderman Joe Grimm reported on the streets and properties meeting that city workers have been diligently working to maintain equipment, plowing and salting streets when required, working on water main breaks, and dealing with frozen water lines, and recently, have also completed street sweeping throughout the town. Grimm also noted that items need to be removed from the cemetery by April 1st to allow for the city crew to pick up the debris. Grave stone repair will be completed by John Apple. Repair projects at the park included possible grill updates, playground equipment repair, and roadway repairs. Mayor Carl Bates asked for a cost estimate for parking lots on East Street and the downtown area. Bates noted that the Fire Department may possibly help with street washing before the city crew begins painting and striping work. Aldermen were asked to visit the cemetery and make a list of repairs that they observe. Alderman Jim Rose reported on
the Police committee meeting, advising that the 2014 report was reviewed, learned that Chief Cass is working on a list of abandoned vehicles within the city, approved the purchase of a new computer software system at the cost of $918.50, and heard that the department has received several nuisance complaints. Alderman Doug Bergren gave a summary of the City and Water committee meeting, reporting that Sharon Peppin with Community Funding and Planning Services had mentioned the possibility of installing a new water meter system for the town. Frozen water lines were discussed, and a donation of $2,500 to the Mayfest committee was mentioned, and later approved in the council meeting. Minutes from the license and ordinance committee showed that members had discussed the noise ordinance, and Alderman Tom Charles presented a graph of deciJames Meador, owner of Henry’s Double K bar and restaurant, was in attendance, and reported that he had gotten advice to install a certain type of barrier, and would have to place it along the south side of the outdoor patio of his business to help with noise abatement. Discussion was also held on an ordinance regulating adult amusement or book establishments. The recreation committee learned that almost $3,000 from a fundraiser held last year will be used with an anonymous donation to purchase a new cover for the pool this year. Additional fundraisers were
discussed, and a list of repairs that need to be considered at the pool were reviewed as well. Aldermen approved the purchase of a new computer for City Hall from Future Quest Technologies at the cost of $1,984.20. Attorney Ron Koplan noted that the Carroll County Sheriff is trying to locate a downtown business owner, requiring him to repair his business. The building is owned by Bobby Boyd, and a 30 day summons has been sent. “We are satisfied that he is making a repair, but we made the Haas’s get us an engineering study, and I think he (Boyd) needs to let us know it’s structurally sound,” Mayor Bates said. Health Insurance for employees was approved with Country Financial through United Healthcare. Aldermen learned that the enhancements at the Haas building are ongoing, with Ken Lego voicing concern that the street. Mayor Bates advised that he is not comfortable with the street being open just yet, and will make sure that it remains closed for now. for the Chamber of Commerce, and April 25th was proclaimed as Arbor Day in the City of Mount Carroll by Mayor Bates. In the general audience portion, long time resident Judd Smith spoke regarding the condition of streets in Mount Carroll. Smith asked the council of its plans for street repair, stating “Lincoln street (where Smith
lives) is a major street that is dete“What are the rules for releasriorating, and getting worse all the ing an animal back to an owner that time. Cold patching isn’t the solution. is not capable of caring for it in the When was the last time the paver was Animal Control officer and money to do some type of repair. Cold alderman Joe Grimm advised that the patch is only temporary. Why not put city has to go by state laws. “They permanent paving in and do it right? are in violation of the quarantine, “Also, if street sweeping has and I will be en route there following been completed, it has not been done the meeting. It will be quarantined on my street,” Smith continued. “I elsewhere.” The pit bull is up to date will tell you that. The fellas do a good on shots. job overall, but when you are on the Mayor Bates advised that the tail end, it just falls apart. Lincoln street has to be our sidewalk, because Association meeting will be held we don’t even have a sidewalk. That in Mount Carroll, with the location needs to be put on a higher priority. to be determined. Bates noted that Why keep repairing sidewalks when last week’s article in the Prairie Advocate, Mount Carroll is number lot more thought needs to go into nine out of thirteen of the best small repairing the streets and sidewalks.” towns in Illinois. Mayor Bates replied, “We agree “There are a lot of people talking with that, but we don’t have the about our town. All the other towns funds. What do you want us to do? listed are 10,000 or more in population, and suburbs of Chicago.” Smith stated, “Look for grants. City Clerk Julie Cuckler advised Nothing has been done year after that she had received a TIF applicayear. You gotta do it different. It’s tion from Jill Bess who is seeking obvious that what you are doing now funds to update the old downtown is not working.” bank building. Near the end of the meeting, Eric Eberle, who resides at 206 West struction ASAP. I am working on it, Benton, entered the meeting and and trying to move forward with it.” spoke to the council regarding the Cuckler also mentioned that a towns dog leash ordinance. Eberle letter was received from the Departhad just witnessed a pit bull attack ment of Natural Resources stating a small dog owned by Cathy James who was walking down the sidewalk. plain at the burning grounds, and the Eberle noted that this is the third time matter needs to be resolved in 90 days. that the Behrens dog had attacked, and that it was to be on a ten day The meeting adjourned at 8:10 quarantine at home. p.m.
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EES Students Learn About Illustrating and Rambling Tom Kocal TKocal@saukvalley.com SHANNON â€” Developing childrenâ€™s imaginations is the subject of the book, â€œOne Day I Went Rambling,â€? authored by Kelly Bennet. But just as important as the words, are the pictures. Illustrator Terri Murphy visited
Eastland Elementary students on Friday, April 25, courtesy of the Lanark Public Library (LPL), and the Friends of the LPL. In the photo above, Murphy takes questions from the students, who have been reading the book and talking about what an â€œillustratorâ€? does. â€œArt, at home and in school, is a
very popular subject with children,â€? Murphy said. â€œIn the â€˜Ramblingâ€™ book, kids develop their creativity through rambling - seeing an object, then using their imaginations to change that thing into something else.â€? With her background as a Polish immigrant, Murphy came to the U.S. speaking only her native tongue. â€œWhen I started school, I could not speak English. But thatâ€™s how I developed my artistsâ€™ background. Since I could not understand what they were saying, I observed people, how they acted, what they did, then
Terri Murphy, a graphic artist and illustrator of the childrenâ€™s book, One Day I Went Rambling, autographs several copies of the book for Lanark Public Library Director Janie Dollinger before Murphyâ€™s presentation to the students. The LPL and Friends of the Lanark Public Library, through their donations, were instrumental in bringing Murphy to Eastland Elementary School for her program. (PA photos/Tom Kocal) drew pictures of them. Art was my way of learning to communicate.â€? In becoming an illustrator, Murphy says the language of art is expressed in her illustrations. Her art tells the story, but Murphy also uses her imagination to bring more to the story. And, she uses color to express different emotions expressed in the words. â€œKelly Bennet is the author of the book,â€? Murphy explained. â€œBut she did not say anywhere in the book that the â€˜ramblerâ€™ had a pet. So I used my imagination through my illustrations to show that he had a
pet chameleon.â€? In the photo below, Murphy invites the children to tell their own rambling stories. Her color-changing chameleon showed its approval of their stories by changing to the color of the childâ€™s shirt. The chameleon liked Kayaâ€™s story, but had a hard time deciding what color to change to with Kayaâ€™s striped, multi-colored shirt! Murphy also presented her program to the other classes at EES throughout the morning. One can only imagine the impact her art may have on the students.
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Water Rates Go Up For Savanna Residents By MICHAEL MILLER For The Prairie Advocate News SAVANNA â€” The Savanna City Council passed two ordinances that will raise the Cityâ€™s water user rates, in response to rising chemical and other operational costs, at the April 22nd, 2014 meeting of that body at 333 Chicago Avenue in Savanna. The meeting was attended by council members Bill Robinson, Peg Haffey, Ray Skiles, Gary Scott Law, Lisa Robinson, Bill Sweeney and Jeff Griswold, with Christine Lee absent. Also attending were Mayor Tony McCombie, City Clerk Paul Hartman, City Attorney Phil Jensen, and department heads Michael Moon, Sheryl Sipe, and John Lindeman, with Fire Chief Shawn Picolotti absent.
Committee Reports Chairman (Mr.) Robinson gave a brief review of the latest Collective Bargaining Committee meeting, noting that at this stage he could not effectively say very much but that things were continuing to progress well. Mayor McCombie made several appointments, all of which were approved by Council. Robert Stretton III was appointed to a 2 year term, expiring on 4/1716, to the Fire Pension Board, and Mitch Ottenhausen was appointed to a 2 year term on the Police Pension Board, expiring on 4/30/16. Likewise, Michelle Mangler
After brief discussion, the noting he would have appreciated Council elected to award the bid for working with and being consulted by the mayor when these ordinances May 2013 through April 30, 2016, to were being drafted. McCombie apologized to Corey Winkel, Parker and Foster CPA, PC. Comptroller/Treasurer Sipeâ€™s for not including him in the process effort to reach out to Representative but reminded him that itâ€™s impossible Mike Smiddy paid off, with the City for her to â€œinclude everybody on at last receiving $25,000.00 in grant every decision,â€? and that the entire funding for the boat dock, as well as process was done in an ongoing effort $12,500.00 for a sidewalk project. to beautify the city. Ordinances and Resolutions The Council received correCouncil swiftly passed the spondence from Charlie Corey who annual budget ordinance for the year expressed his displeasure with the 2014-2015, as well as ordinance recent city ordinance dealing with #2093 and #2094, which will raise the placement of propane tanks in the cityâ€™s water user charges in the front yards and other matters relating following manner. to the tanks. Mr. Corey was present Residential rates will go from at the meeting and engaged in a $2.13 per 1,000 gallons to $2.19, with expiring on 5/22.19, to the Zoning lengthy discussion and debate with the minimum quarterly charge rising Board of Appeals. the mayor regarding these matters, from $21.30 to $21.90. Industrial Use accounts will go from $2.13 to $2.19 per 1,000 gallons and the minimum monthly charge will rise from $85.20 to $87.60. Commercial use accounts will also go from $2.13 to $2.19 per 1,000 gallons and the minimum monthly charge will go from $42.60 to $43.80, and nonresident users will pay double the rates for water consumed by residential users within the city limits. With little discussion, the Coun-
cil passed two resolutions which will allow Gerry Gendreau to host â€œSavanna in Motionâ€? on Third and Adams Streets. The event will bring a Rolls Royce Club to Savanna, during which they will tour various areas including Havencrest Castle. The council unanimously agreed to award the contract for design engineering for the in-system sewer improvements for the wastewater treatment plant project to MSA Engineering, for $199,550.00. Final Comments Superintendent of Public Works Lindeman urged citizens to not blow mowed grass into the public right of way so as to not clog them up and appear unsightly. He also said that he was not aware of having to shut off water to any homes but wasnâ€™t positive. The project of installation was nearly complete, he added. The mayor said sheâ€™d had to post public notices and send out ordinance violations in an effort to keep the city looking good, and she seemed pleased by the response from those involved, most of whom were eager to comply with the edicts. She said a plan was also in place for dealing with the brush piles that have been piling up in front yards.
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CALL TODAY TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT Drive by and see the new â€œComing Eventsâ€? sign for the Savanna Museum and Cultural Center that is located on the curve in Savanna where Chicago Ave. turns into Main Street. The young man to the left of the sign in the stripped shirt is Will Schmidt. Will worked on the sign as one of his community projects for 4H. He had some help from his father, Tony Schmidt (to the right of the sign) and his grandfather, Ken Meeker, designed the sign. The Savanna Historical Society â€œThanksâ€? him for all of his hard work, and appreciates how much this will help keep the community informed about the coming events at the museum.
Sheep/Goat Weigh-in & Tattooing For State Fair By Leanne Rahn, Program Coordinator, 4-H & Youth On Saturday, May 10, will be the annual sheep/goat weigh-in and tattooing for any 4-Hâ€™er or FFA member that is planning to exhibit at the Illinois State Fair Jr. Show in August. This is not a requirement to show on the county level only if you
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Galenaâ€™s Bill Fawell Prepares to Run for Congress in the 17th District By TOM KOCAL TKocal@saukvalley.com APRIL 29, 2014 â€” William W. Fawell, resident of Galena, announced today that he is running for the Illinois 17th Congressional District, as the Constitution Party candidate. â€œThe theme of my campaign is simple,â€? Fawell explained. â€œEvery problem in America can be traced to the government that rules over the people. The only solution is for the People to Rule over that government. tunately, it is within our grasp. We Americans must only reach out and take back our country.â€? Fawell pinpoints four (4) bills before Congress right now, that if enacted into law, would place the People in Rule over our government. â€œThis is action that cannot be turned back. They are Senate bills, S.209 (H.R. 24), S.1663, S.1664,
and S.1665,â€? Fawell detailed. According to www.opencongress.org, S.209 and H.R.24 make up the Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2013. This bill requires a full audit of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Federal reserve banks by the Comptroller General of the United States; S.1663 - Write the Laws Act - A bill to end the unconstitutional delegation of legislative power which was exclusively vested in the Senate and House of Representatives by article I, section 1 of the Constitution of the United States, and to direct the Comptroller General of the United States to issue a report to Congress detailing the extent of the problem of unconstitutional delegation to the end that such delegations can be phased out, thereby restoring the constitutional principle of separation of powers set forth in the
the United States; S.1664 - One Subject at a Time Act, is a bill to end the practice of including more than one subject in a single bill by requiring that each bill enacted by Congress be limited to only one subject; S.1665 - Read the Bills Act, a bill to preserve the constitutional authority of Congress and ensure accountability and transparency in legislation. â€œThese bills should be the litmus test for every candidate before America today,â€? Fawell stressed. â€œThis is the issue in 2014 . . . America has a lot of problems, and how do you solve them all? We have to solve them all at once. We must restore Liberty. â€œIf elected, I will sponsor the equivalent House bills to S.1663, 64, and 65, and co-sponsor HR 24. Together, these bills, if passed, will force all the constitutional powers of Congress back to the Congress,
where they belong. â€œBut today our laws are dictated by private and public agencies, like the FDA, EPA, and others, controlled by the executive branch. The result is government so far out of balance it is unable to reign itself in. It is in partnership with corporations, where access to agencies are sold to the highest bidder, which their lobbyists then hijack, and write our laws for themselves.â€? Fawell says the American People no longer rule America, because Congress no longer rules America. â€œCongress is the Peopleâ€™s portion, but our representation has been sold, our voice disbursed, and Congress has reduced it and themselves to being grocery clerks.â€? It is this disparity, and the end of this theft of America, which Fawellâ€™s campaign will champion. The 17th Congressional District runs along the Mississippi River
from Wisconsin to south of Rock Island. From there it angles out both to the northeast to Rockford, and southeast to Peoria in what Fawell calls a gerrymandered district drawn to favor a democratic candidate over a republican. â€œAs I announce my candidacy, I also ask you for your help. I need to collect 14,000 signatures from the voters in the 17th Congressional District, on my Petition, by June 10th. This means at least 20,000 signatures are needed in order to have any chance of surviving any challenge. I need your help so that I can help you. repeating the same mistake and expecting a different result. I say, â€˜Stop Voting for Insanity.â€™ Vote for Bill Fawell, Constitution Party.â€? To learn more about Fawellâ€™s campaign, visit www.electfawell. com. You may also correspond with Fawell at email@example.com.
Galena State Bank Invests $60,000 in TCEDA Galena State Bank President and CEO Robert Eby (L) presents a check for $60,000 to Tri-County Economic Development Alliance (TCEDA) Executive Director Lisa McCarthy last week. â€œSmall businesses employ the majority of the workforce in the TCEDA region and these businesses said McCarthy. â€œThe investment in TCEDA helps them to develop our business districts, which can serve as incubators for many small businesses.â€?
â€œToday there is very competitive landscape when it comes to attracting and maintaining businesses in our communities so we must be very proactive and TCEDA is devoted to that mission,â€? stated Eby. â€œGalena State Bank is continuing its support of TCEDA as we feel it is critical to have a driving force promoting our communities and being the catalyst for public and private partnerships. We must continue to create a healthy and vibrant business environment, which equates to thriving businesses, increasing jobs, and
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Lanark Chamber Hosts Employee Appreciation Luncheon In an effort to regain the City of Lanarkâ€™s â€œTree City U.S.A.â€? status that it held for 15 years, new Tree Board chairman Amy Folk (L) and Mayor John Huggins stand with the newly-planted Baby Blue Spruce on Arbor Day, friday, April 25, 2014. Along with the tree, planted by K&R Nursery and Landscaping, the City will approve a resolution honoring Arbor Day as part of end an agreement made by the Dollinger Family, who donated a Christmas tree in that spot in 2013. The four ft. permanent Christmas tree may grow 4 to 6 in. per year, and reach a height of 10 ft. (PA photo/Tom Kocal)
MHS to Present â€˜Wizard of Ozâ€™ Morrison High School will present â€œThe Wizard of Ozâ€? the weekend of May 9-11. The stage version is very similar to the iconic movie musical. Morgan McCulloh will play the role of Dorothy, which was made famous by Judy Garland. Other leading characters include Kurtis Klimson as the Scarecrow, Kyle McCoy as the Tin Man, Robb Stone as the Cowardly Lion, Isabel Vander Bleek as the Wicked Witch and Allison Houldson as Glinda, the Good Witch. Also featured are Eric Sipes as the Wizard, Kelsey Middleton as Auntie Em, Zach Osborn as Uncle Henry, Joy Sipes as the Munchkin Mayor and Andrew Rinker as the Gatekeeper. Chorus members and dancers include: Kelsey Becker, Sydney Beveroth, Ashley Hagerman, Holly Johnson, Nicholas Kaufman, Abbie Kull, Rachel Magana, Kaleb McCoy, Molly Mickley, Derek Montague, Erin Nelson, Cassie Osborn, Paige Shirk, Chloe Stingley, John Taylor, Tessa Vander Bleek, Emily Wallander, Jacob Brown and Allie Wiersema.
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Numerologist Charisma Turner (at right) was the guest speaker at the annual Employee Appreciation Luncheon, hosted by the Lanark Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, April 23, at the Heritage Center in downtown Lanark. Turner showed the guests how numerology may predict a personâ€™s character type and life path. Your date of birth, month and year represent different things in numerology, and the group of nearly 70 guests enjoyed calculating their characters (top photo). A lunch of Penne Pasta and Chicken or Bow Tie Pasta with Sausage was prepared by local chef Scott Heeren, and served by Lanark Chamber of Commerce volunteers. Each guest also received a bag of tasty Stone in Shannon. Event chairman Deb Meiste also gathered many door prizes donated by area businesses - rounds of golf, membership, massage, and car wash tokens to name a few. (PA photos/ Tom Kocal)
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Eastland Artists Place at 44th Annual HCC Art Exhibit Congratulations to Eastland High School art student winners in the 44th Annual Highland Community College District High School Juried Art Exhibit. (Photo, L to R) Destiny Zahn received 1st place for an ink watercolor titled Bird Silhouette and an Honorable Mention for a charcoal pastel titled Grey Scale Flower; Hannah Wilczynski received Best of School for an oil pastel titled
tions went to Shandi Groezinger for a charcoal/pastel self-portrait; Alyssa Multhauf for a multi-media mask titled Native American Owl; and Jared Gaughan for a multi- media mask titled Face of the Future. “In all, 26 Eastland art students had their work juried into the show,” said EHS Art Instructor Jean Matheson. “This show serves as a strong example of a highly successful
collaboration between the college and the district high schools, and a diverse community that supports the visual arts.” Their work was displayed in Ferguson Gallery through April 29th. At right, Destiny Zahn with her winning watercolor, and Alyssa Multhauf with her Honorable Mention multi-media mask.
After a long, cold winter, the water main project on Lanark’s S. Burns St. is near completion. The street was blocked for several days, but well-worth the wait for those who will now have great water pressure to their homes. Fischer Excavating also of April. (PA photo/Tom Kocal)
MHPC to facilitate Information and consider National Register Nomination During its regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 beginning at 5:00 p.m. within the Community Room of the Odell Library on South Madison Street, the Morrison Historic Preservation Commission (MHPC) will host its National Register nomination consultant, Mr. Nick Kalogeresis, the nomination to list the “Morrison Main Street Historic District” on the National Register of Historic Places. All members of the public are cordially invited to attend, pose any appropriate questions to Kalogeresis and comment to the Commission. Kalogeresis is a nationally recognized expert on commercial district revitalization and its key component, historic preservation. National Trust’s Main Street Program. His projects have ranged from rural communities and fast-growing suburbs to urban neighborhood districts in large cities. Following the Kalogeresis presentation, the MHPC will vote on whether or not to recommend to the Illinois Historic Sites Advisory Council that the nomination be forwarded on to the National Park sion on the National Register. Beginning April 28th, a copy of the nomination is available for public inspection at City Hall, 200 West Main Street, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on weekdays and at the Reference
Desk of the Odell Library, 307 South The Carroll County Kids 4H club along with the Carroll County 4H Federation met at Point Rock Madison Street, during the periodic Park in Mount Carroll on Sunday, April 26th for games, snacks, and a late Easter egg hunt. (PA hours it is regularly scheduled to photo/Lynnette Forth) be open.
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New Pastor in Pearl City St. Johnâ€™s Lutheran Church in Pearl City is pleased to announce that Pastor Thomas Ekstrand will join St. Johnâ€™s as Senior Pastor starting on May 1st. Pastor Ekstrand originates from the Waukegan, Illinois, area. He attended Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. After serving two Congregations in Pennsylvania, he recently returned to the Waukegan area. After a year and a half process, the congregation of St. Johnâ€™s called Pastor Ekstrand on March 30, 2014. The Congregation looks forward to 4th at 3 pm at St.Johnâ€™s. Deaconess Pastor Ekstrandâ€™s leadership and Cheryl Erdmann from the Northern Illinois Synod will preside over the serving the ministries of St. Johnâ€™s service. The community is welcome and the ELCA. to attend the installation service. A An Installation Service for reception will follow the service in Pastor Ekstrand will be held on May Luther Hall.
Crafters & Vendors Wanted This year, on June 26-29th, the City of Lanark, Illinois will be celebrating Old Settlerâ€™s Days. Many events are being planned and we would like to have you join us to â€œpeddle you waresâ€?. Spaces available will be 12x12 and will be located around our city park as well as an off street location within the celebration area. Fees are $10 a day (Fri. Sat. or Sun.) or $25 for the entire weekend. The hours are tentatively set for 2-7pm on Friday, 9-6 on Saturday and 9-5 Sunday. We are leaving it up to vendors if they want to open prior to the start times or stay open later then the times mentioned above that is quite alright. The more vendors make, the happier we will be and hope to continue this each year. There are many activities being planned throughout the weekend and attendance is expected to be high. Other activities include a Antique Car show, Antique Tractor show Community Church service, 5k and 10k Run, Parade, Carnival, just to name a few. If you are interested in attending, please contact Jenna at
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This Way to Fun Join the West Carroll Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) for tons of fun and games at the annual Carnival. The fun begins Saturday, May 3, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the West Carroll Primary School on Wacker Rd. in Savanna. Enjoy games, a silent auction, crafts and vendors, and door prizes. Itâ€™s a family affair!
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of Jesus from the dead by the Fatherâ€™s own outstretched hand in the person of the Holy Spirit. This same person of the Holy Spirit (referred to by Jesus as The Comforter) came with great power and compassionate display on the day of Pentecost in Jerusalem 50 days after Jesus was slain by evil religious men of wicked intent. When The Comforter was given to all mankind the world as we once knew it was radically changed forever. The Comforter has been working intimately with His people ever since. He has been trying to re-create the world back into the form it was intended to be. The hinderance that has developed was inside the church, not from without (as many would say). The Christians slowly lost faith in The Comforterâ€™s ability and power in them and complacency set in. Soon thereafter divisions broke out in record numbers and fractured the one church into a nearly unrecognizable form dedicated to doctrines of men, or even worse. This is currently the shape of our nation by most peopleâ€™s perception. But God has a much better and higher viewpoint. He has changed all of this! God is stirring up His faithful to answer the call-to-arms (Sword of The Spirit) and usher in the Kingdom of God in an unprecedented way. I repeat the call, will you answer the invitation to join this monumental plan? Our world, our future and our children are in the balance. Far too many of us, dear friends, believe the solutions are external. The economy is not solely a product of our government. Economics are not completely driven by algorithms and legislation. These are temporary fruits of a deeper root. The situation we face today in our city, county, state, nation and world CAN be changed from the inside. But if your hope is in government, I must prepare you for disappointment. It is not the government that has placed us in this
is the same breath that was tenderly and purposefully breathed into Adam at creation (Gen 2:7). At that moment we were made alive. Shortly thereafter Adam exhaled this very life of God and damned all of his ancestry through not trusting God and His instructions. But the Gospel story was not ended in that single exhale. There was a plan, a great and loving plan that existed before we did. This plan was for there to be a Beautiful Savior who would come and restore ALL things back to the original state and position. The plan was a marvelous success! Jesus in
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Highland and Western Illinois University Articulate Honors Programs On April 15, Highland Community College officials and representatives of Western Illinois University signed an articulation agreement to formalize an understanding of cooperation between the two institutions, which assists HCC honors students in their admission and transfer to the Centennial Honors College at WIU. According to the agreement, all honors coursework at HCC will transfer hour-for-hour toward the lower division honors requirements in the Centennial Honors College at WIU. Ten hours of transferred honors to complete the course requirements to graduate as a lower division honors scholar at WIU. To graduate as a lower division Honors Scholar at WIU, a student must also have a cumulative GPA of 3.4 or higher at WIU upon graduation. â€œI want to thank the Western Illinois University Centennial Honors College for putting together this wonderful opportunity for our respective students and institutions,â€? said Jim Phillips, HCC interim director of the Honors Program. â€œThis agreement creates a seamless transition for HCC
honors students who wish to continue their higher level academic pursuits at WIU.â€? An HCC Honors Program student who has not graduated from the HCC Honors Program may also transfer to WIU as a member of the Centennial Honors College, if he or she meets the admission requirements of the Honors College. The agreement is based on an analysis of the program requirements as stated in the 2013-2015 HCC Catalog and as stated in the 2013-2014 WIU catalog. â€œWe are excited about this new agreement as it is yet another illustration of the good work the College does to improve the transfer experience of our students as they move on to fouryear institutions,â€? said Highlandâ€™s vice president of academic services, Tim Hood. â€œIâ€™d like to thank our current interim Honors Program director Jim Phillips for his efforts to make this agreement a reality.â€? Joe Rives, WIU vice-president for Quad Cities and planning said, â€œIt is really exciting to sign this new agreement with Highland Community College. The agreement supports the continuation of educational
(L to R) Jim Phillips, interim HCC Honors Program director; Tim Hood, vice president of academic services; Douglas R. Block, HCC Board of Trustees chair; Dr. Joe M. Kanosky, HCC president and Dr. Joe Rives, vice president for WIU Quad Cities and planning. (Courtesy of HCC) opportunities for students who have motivated students. expressed their academic excellence â€œThe academic bridges conat Highland to Western Illinois Uni- structed by the insightful leaders of the WIU-QC and Highland campuses many agreements between our great today will have lasting, positive impact for transfer students,â€? Hardy students that we serve.â€? said. â€œTalented and highly motivated Rick Hardy, director of the students will be able to take full Centennial Honors College said this advantage of enriched curricula and educational opportunities at the Quad
Cities campus.â€? For more information about this agreement and the Honors Program at Highland Community College contact Jim Phillips at 815-5993469 or email@example.com. Questions regarding the Centennial Honors College at Western Illinois University can be directed to Rick Hardy at RJ-Hardy@wiu.edu.
West Carroll Primary Spring Concert The West Carroll Primary School has â€œGone Country.â€? Students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades performed toe tapping country tunes during the Spring Concert on Thursday, April 24th. Music Directors Anne Pudwill and Emily Bressler did an amazing job preparing the students. (Top) This group of 5th graders performs the song â€œHomeâ€? by American Idol winner Phillip PhilNW Illinois Audubon Society May Meeting â€œFrackingâ€? will be the program a dish to pass and table service; bever- lips, along with Footloose and others. (Right) Students wore western for the May meeting of the Northwest ages will be provided. attire for the evening, Third grade IllinoisAudubon Society. Joe Haverly, The program, free and open to the students demonstrated square dancan instructor at Rock Valley College, public, will begin at 7:15 p.m. will present the information with an introduction to the science involved, a primer on fracking, and some of the concerns it raises. He will also include information on Illinois legislation dealing with fracking. This meeting will begin with a potluck at 6:00 p.m at Oakdale Nature Preserve, located 3 miles south of any Freeport off Baileyville Road. Bring s
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The Chadwick Public Library is the location of the GFWC Illinois Chadwick Woman’s Club Pinwheel Garden. Members planted the silver and blue pinwheels to draw attention to “Prevent Child Abuse America,” who has worked for 42 years to prevent the abuse and neglect of our nation’s children. The pinwheels remind us of our roles in the prevention of child abuse. This is the Illinois GFWC state project: “Our Promise A safe Place for Every Child.” Together, we can do better.
Our Town, Our Health, Our Community: CCSEC Town Hall Meeting School Seniors The Carroll County Substance Education Coalition (CCSEC) will host a Town Hall meeting on underage drinking at the Carroll County Farm Bureau to recognize National Alcohol Awareness month. The Carroll County Substance Education Coalition (CCSEC) Alcohol Town Hall Meeting will take place on Thursday May 8, 2014 at 6 p.m at Naaman Diehl Auditorium at the Carroll County Farm Bureau. The event is open to all community members. The theme of the 2014 SAMHSA Town Hall Meetings are: “Our Town, Our Health, Our Future.” This Town Hall meeting, sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA), brings together community leaders and residents to discuss the problem of underage drinking in their comsolutions. Now in its 28th year, National Alcohol Awareness month encourages families and communities to effects of alcohol consumption and promote drinking prevention for adolescents. In 2012, 41% percent of high school seniors in the U.S. drank alcohol in the last month. In Illinois, this percentage was even higher, with 47% of seniors reporting use in the
last 30 days, locally 45 % of Carroll County seniors reported past 30 day alcohol usage and 72% reported past year alcohol use. Drinking alcohol is particularly dangerous for teenagers because they are still learning how to make responsible decisions and alcohol impairs judgment. Teens who drink are more likely to engage in risky behaviors like unprotected sex and age drinking is associated with an increased risk of negative outcomes like poor academic performance, violence and sexual assault, and serious car crashes and fatalities. Locally Carroll County youth report “easy” social access to alcohol from adults, parties and friends and minimal risk of being caught by parents or law enforcement. In 2010, underage drinking cost the state of Illinois $2.9 billion in legal costs, medical bills, and other funds that went towards the aftermath of adolescent alcohol use. For more information on SAMHSA Town Hall Meetings, visit https://www.stopalcoholabuse. gov/townhallmeetings/. For any questions about the event, contact Carol Geary, PFS Project Director at 815-244-0063 or email ccsec04@ gmail.com. To help us learn more about underage drinking in our community
Give Back to the Community APRIL 24, 2014 — While the juniors at Eastland High School take required tests during the day, the senior class steps out into the Eastland community to lend a helping hand, giving back to all the people, businesses and organizations that helped support them through their formative years at Eastland High. (Top) Helping with inventory and sorting books at the Lanark Public Library are (L to R) Tommy Stubbe, Blake Steen, Kristine Hayhe, Lyssa Floming, and Jean Matheson. At right, lending a hand at the Lanark Fire Department, under the watchful eye of Lt. Hunt Thomas, are Tyler Weber, Alex Dambman, Alexis Poffenberger. “Great helpers,” said Thomas. “They washed trucks, inside and out, loaded some hose, and then shined my boots,” Thomas joked. Teachers who helped coordinate this annual event are Anne Pilgrim, MaryBeth Landherr, and Jean Matheson. (PA photos/Tom Kocal)
the Carroll County Substance Education has worked together with our schools to participate in the The Illinois Youth Survey which is conducted with 6th, 8th, 10th, and 12th graders
every 2 years and collects information about alcohol consumption, attitudes and consequences in addition to other substances (e.g. marijuana) and issues such as bullying. All private and public schools in
Illinois are welcome to participate at no cost to the school. For more information on the survey, review past survey results or to have your schools register, please visit http:// iys.cprd.illinois.edu/.
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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is planning several prescribed burns this spring on Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge in Carroll and Jo Daviess Counties. Sites planned for burning in 2014 include the following areas: Goose Point (near the Ingersoll Wetlands Learning Center), Spring Lake levees, Duckfoot Marsh, and portions of Lost Mound Unit. According to Russell Engelke, Supervisory Wildlife Specialist for monly used as a tool to manage habitat. â€œBurning helps restore and maintain plant communities by removing dead plant material, returning nutrients to the soil, encouraging
Things are â€˜Going Upâ€™ for the Savanna Historical Society The Savanna Museum and Cultural Center celebrated the installation of its new elevator with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, Cocktails and Dessert on Wednesday, April 23, 2014. The elevator allows for the
species, and opening space for new plants to grow,â€? Engelke said. â€œFire can also reduce the invasion of woody plants in prairies and create a healthy habitat for migratory and nesting birds and other wildlife. â€œTiming of a prescribed burn is critical. With the late spring this year, we are hoping to begin our burning program later this month in advance of the nesting season.â€? Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge is the most visited refuge in the United States. The refuge extends 261 miles along the Upper Mississippi River from Wabasha MN to Princeton, IA, protecting and preserving habitat for
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$66,000 was raised to aid in the installation and renovation project. At right, Master of Ceremonies for the Savanna Historical Societyâ€™s Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, Michael S. Dunavant, dons a hat, gloves, and glasses as he gave rides on the new elevator. Dunavant and Talia Marie Aull provided the entertainment for the evening, with Dunavant on piano, accompanying Aull and her and Visitors Bureau, Ed Juracek of lovely voice. At the ribbon cutting (top) Blackhawk Hills, Savanna Mayor honored guests included Gred Tony McCombie, Bob Froehlich of Savanna-Thomson State Bank, of Tourism, Diane Bausman with John Pokornik, Executive Director Blackhawk Waterways Convention of the Savanna Historical Society,
and Virginia Thulen representing Donald and Helen Yenney. The Savanna Museum & Cultural Center is located at 406 Main St. in downtown Savanna. (PA photos/ Lynnette Forth)
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Thumbs Up Winners Congratulations to the winners of Milledgeville Elementary Week 17 Thumbs Up Award. Back Row, Left to Right: Kacen Johnson, Lucius Braunstein, Olivia Schurman, and Maliah Grenoble. Front Row, Left to Right: Ethan Diehl, Haleah Nampel, Kendra Hutchison, and Jennifer Harrison. (Courtesy of Talisa Pauley)
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Quilt Raffle We are extending our quilt raffle to May 30th. We will draw at 1:00 pm on Friday, May 30, 2014. Tickets are 1 for $1.00 or 6 for $5.00. Stop in during 8:00 am to 1:00 pm to purchase your raffle tickets. The proceeds benefit the Senior Center and you could win a beautiful quilt. This beautiful quilt was graciously donated by the very talented Senior Center Quilters. Pictured from left to right are a few of those talented quilters, Virginia DeSwarte, Phyllis Davies, Bev Atherton, Nancy Flikkema and Catherine Propenski.
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Area Seniors Invited to Compete in Spelling Bee Can you spell palindrome? Malapropism? How about minuscule? The Association of Illinois Senior Centers, the Illinois Department on Aging, and Carroll County Senior Services Organization will host a free Illinois State Senior Spelling Bee competition for area senior citizens
at 10:00 am, Wednesday, May 21, at the Carroll County Senior Center in Mount Carroll. The Illinois State Senior Spelling Bee competition is an exciting state wide program that provides Illinois adults age 50 and older the opportunity to showcase a lifetime
Travel Opportunities Mackinac Island and Northern Michigan June 2014 7 days, 6 nights; Sault Sainte Marie and cruise through the Soo Locks; Leisure carriage ride on Mackinac Island; Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse; Colonial Michilimackinac, a 1700â€™s era village; Michiganâ€™s Little Bavaria and more.
Call 815-244-1800 for a brochure. Niagara Falls and Toronto September 2014 7 days, 6 nights; Guided Tours of Niagara Falls and Toronto; Journey to The Falls on a â€œHornblower Niagara Cruiseâ€?; Niagara on the Lake; Queen Victoria Park; and Casa Loma, Canadaâ€™s most mag-
The Carroll County Senior Ser- others from the County at large. Board vices Organization is in need of four meetings are held in the morning on the of knowledge and to celebrate years third Tuesday each month. If you are of experience through their spelling 15-member Board of Directors, which interested, please contact the Senior abilities. represents all communities within Car- Center at 815-244-1800 and leave your Local spelling bees are being roll County. We are in special need name and number. One of our current held throughout Illinois in 2014. Local of someone from Milledgeville, and Board members will contact you. winners and runners up will advance to regional semi-finals. The State Finals will be held at the Illinois Building at the 2014 Illinois State Fair on Senior Day, Monday, August11, 2014. Register now to be a spelling 1 - Huetta Ratliff, Chadwick . . . 90 competitor for the local competition. 5 - Harriett Byers, Shannon . . . 94 19 - Catherine Jacobson . . . . . . . 93 A Participant Handbook is available 5 - Dorothy Burns, Shannon . . . 92 19 - Dorothy Nelson, Lanark . . . 100 upon request at the Senior Center or 9 - Hazel Strauch, Chadwick . . . 97 20 - Leta Gerbrick, Lanark . . . . . 98 can be sent by email. 10 - Rachel Kingery, Mt. Carroll . 95 21 - Paul Grissinger, Savanna . . 93 For more information or to sign 10 - Olive Gilbert, Mt. Carroll . . . 97 22 - Helen Isherwood, Mt. Carroll 97 up for this free event, contact Nancy 13 - Margaret Hartman, Chadwick91 28 - Mae Robbe, Savanna . . . . 100 Gable at the Carroll County Senior 15 - Elmer Eickert, Milledgeville . 92 29 - Beverly Hiam, Mt. Carroll . . . 91 Center, 815-244-1800 or director@ ccseniorcenter.org.
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Exercise Equipment at Senior Center
Okay SPRING is here so what improve both their physical and better time than now to come in and mental states. And as anyone can tell use the exercise equipment to get you, a few minutes walking or riding ready for summer. You are able to a bike can go a long way. The equipThe Foot Care Clinic will be use our professional-grade treadmill at the Senior Center three days in ment is available to seniors between and recumbent bicycle. These two March: the hours of 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. We Monday, May 5th have been donated by the Rotary have moved the exercise equipment Monday, May 12th Club to help seniors get some needed to the downstairs area for more priWednesday, May 14th movement and cardio work that can vacy for those who wish to use it. Thursday, May 22nd Tuesday, May 27thTo schedule an appointment for routine and diabetic foot and nail care or for more information, call 815291-1426. There is a $25.00 fee per The CCSSO would like Howard Kennedy Jean Guentner person. to thank the following who
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CCSSO SPONSORING MEMBERSHIP DONATION FORM ____ $5 ____ $10 ____$20 ____$50 ____$100 ____$500 Memorial_______________________________________________ Other __________________________________________________ Name___________________________________________________ Address_________________________________________________ City___________________________ State ______ Zip __________ CLIP OUT AND MAIL TO: Carroll County Senior Services Organization 306 N Main St, Mt. Carroll, IL 61053
or reaching your feet; diabetes/ neuropathy; poor circulation/poor vision; dry, scaly skin; fungal infections/thickened nails, or pain with following professional foot and nail care services: comprehensive foot and nail assessment; diabetic foot, nail and skin care; evaluation of foot wear and recommendations; neuropathy screening; trimming, briding of thick fungal nails; corn and callus reduction and smoothing; in-grown toenail removal and relief; dry, cracked skin relief/prevention; or foot massage for circulation . The foot care nurse, Kelli FinnSchaible, RN, BA, MS, CFCN, is a very compassionate, caring professional and a strong advocate for your overall health and well-being.
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Cecil Ewing Etta Matthis Helen Mason Jackie Brown Char Oâ€™Neill DONATIONS Ramona Bradshaw Sandy & Lester Coers Individuals: Bonnie Ehredt June Kingery Karen Mennenga Hatti Mizlo Dorothy Hartman Grace Zahn Barb Thornhill Jane Smith William & Frances Nada Sweely Schryver G.L. and D.M Slone Ronald Nemec Kelli Finn Carol Smith Beverly Sweitzer John Hovorka Marjorie Manthei Diane Smith Lupe Castro Pat Swisher Charlotte Woodin Sharon Ruble Carole Walker Louise & Lemoine Lyle Musselman Mohlenkamp John & Mary Jo Tracey Anita Folk Laura Marken Wanda & Gerald Minton Betty Moore Kelli Haub DuWayne Vos Joe Lowe Gladys Moen Stanley Franks Mert Norman Donna Beyer Margaret Bousman Judy Scribner Frank & Joann Halfman Clarence Wenzel Shirley Fritz Eugene Halfman Arthur & Eleanor Getz Jim Themas Carl & Mary Brock Clifford & Alice Dittmar Harold Walther Mary Falls Dorothy Ellinor Jack Noble Roberta DeHaven Kenneth & Ursula Margaret Root Kingery Don Richardson Patricia Anderson Gary & Judy Law Rita Mitchell Hal Hoy Mary Allred Jerome & Darlene Robert Best Ritenour John & Alberta Dykhuizen Billy Engaldo Alfred & Delores Stanley & Nancy Larem Fredericks Lester & Rita Mitchell, Jr. Jack Fransen Faye Honchell John Schneider Beverly Nowak Karen Ranchino Ardella Houzinga Joyce Bonnell Dorothy Rogers Carol Martz Darlene Kaufman Joseph Schiro Sherry Conley Katherine Schmidt Ruth Wilbur Elaine & Gary Shanks Lloyd & Paulette Tim Shanks Hamilton Harriet Haan Mary Pociecha Bill & Joan Scott Mary Ann Ware Lowell Starr Thomas & Lydia Root Liena Hamilton Harriet Byers Lois Blasko JoElla Frint Merle & Grace Smith Barb Roombos Dorothy Myers David Coyle Harrison Cummings have made contributions to the Senior Center during the month of March and some April 2014.
Jo Messmer Beth Holland Ben & Mary Kay Reibel Susan Inman Lorel Lashelle Teresa Truninger Kathleen & Ron Fossett Nancy Handel Martin Sasala Marvelene Feucht Russell & Joyce Corbett Le Delp Bonnie & Kim Stager Debra Leonard Donald Hughes Matthew & Marilyn Altensey Lucille Lantz Jane Gillogly Judy & Larry Klein Diane Schreiner Russell & Janet Eggers Russell & Joan Schryver Karen Hamilton Ines & Marty Hill Ed Hiher Bert & Mary Shaw Jack & Diane Marken Ruth Evans Eleanor Eisfeller Esther Martin Ruth DeMuth Marion Keller Organizations Thomson Community Fund Elkhorn Grove Township, Milledgeville York Township, Thomson Freedom Township, Lanark Rock Creek-Lima Township, Lanark Washington Township, Savanna Memorials Aaron C. Johnson Trust Memorial for Fern Brinkmeier from Julene Meinders (For a complete listing of donors FY201213, see the annual report. Copies are available at the
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LIHEAP Sign Up
May 30, 2014 is the deadline to sign up for heating assistance. The LIHEAP guidelines for the household for 30 days are: for one $1436.00 and for two in the household $1939.00 (Formerly Circuit Breaker) Program (Formerly Circuit Breaker) for up you appointment. Carol Young and Deb Connor are both SHIP Counselors and Certified Information and Referral Specialists for Aging. They are available for information and/or assistance to clients and their caregivers on Medicare, Medicaid, prescriptions (i.e. Medicare Part D, Social Security Extra Help and patient assistance programs), license plate LIHEAP (heating assistance), Property Tax Assessment Freeze, etc. Carol and Deb would be more than 306 N. Main Street, Mt. Carroll, or call 815-2441800 for assistance or to set up an appointment.
If you meet the income guidelines you may qualify for Extra Help with your Medicare D Plan (Prescription Drug Plan). To see if you qualify please call us to set up an appointment. You would need to bring in all income for this year including Social Security any other income. Medicare Savings Programs (MSPs) are Medicaid-administered programs for people on Medicare who have limited income and resources. afford Medicare. There are four different Medicare Savings Programs, each with a different income and resource eligibility limit: You may qualify if you have income less than 100% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) and resources under $7,080 if single or $10,620 if married in 2013. If eligible, QMB will cover the Medicare premiums (Part A, if applicable, and Part B), deductibles, copayments and/or coinsurance. You may qualify if you have income between 100-120% FPL and resources under $7,080 if single or $10,620 if married in 2013. If eligible, SLMB will cover the Medicare Part B
Paper & Aluminum Can Pickup Schedule
Lanark: Saturday, May 10 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM Bank Parking Lot Milledgeville: Saturday, May 10 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM South side of grocery store Our volunteers there are Russell Schryver & Gene Korf Chadwick: Saturday, May 17 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM at City Hall Papers will no longer be picked up in Thomson Shannon: Saturday, May 24 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM South side of the City Park Lake Carroll: Anytime at pickup site At the Conference Center Shed Mount Carroll: Weekdays 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Senior Center
NOTES No paper pickup if it is raining. Paper and aluminum cans deposited at the Conference Center shed will be picked up by the seniors. We are no longer picking up at the lodge. Phone books are welcome. Recyclers cut off the binding and are able to use the paper. Corrugated cardboard is also accepted and taken to Rolling Hills for their use. Please, no magazines, advertising slicks, or steel cans. STATISTICS: (April 2014) Fiscal Year 2013/2014 Paper sold in Apr: ............... 0 Tons Monthly Total: ...........................$0 Paper sold YTD: .......... 49.47 Tons Total YTD: .....................$5031.30 5 Cent Cans sold in Apr: ...... $0.00 Lbs sold year to date: 1906.50 Lbs of Cans sold in Apr: ........ 0 lbs Cans sold in Apr: .......................$0 Cans sold year to date: ...$1436.00
We received notice from Social Security that beginning August 1, 2014; they will no longer issue Social Security number printouts in their
available online and can be obtained of their Social Security number and anytime by registering for a “my Social Security account” located at: will need to apply for a replacement www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount or requested through our national documents. In addition, beginning October toll-free number: 1-800-772-1213.
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The Carroll County Senior Center will host a Rules of the Road Class on Friday, May 23, 2014, from 9:30 – 11:30 AM. This class is for anyone who is going to be taking their Driver’s Test to renew their license. The instructor will go through all the information that will be on the test and more. There is no charge for this class. Please call the Senior Center to sign up at 815-244-1800.
Thursday, May 1 Quilters in the morning Yoga – 4:00 PM Monday, May 5 Foot Clinic 8-1 By appt. only: call 815-291-1426 Tuesday, May 6 Crafters in the morning Bingo – 1:00 PM Exercise for Seniors – 3:00 PM Yoga – 4:00 PM Thursday, May 8 Quilters in the morning Yoga – 4:00 PM Saturday, May 10 Lanark & Milledgeville paper Pick Up 8:00 – 10:00 AM Sunday, May 11 Mothers Day Monday , May 12 Foot Clinic 8 – 1 By appt only: call 815-291-1426 Tuesday, May 13
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Agency Meeting 8:00 AM Triad Meeting 9:00 AM Nest Eggers 1:00 PM Yoga – 4:00 PM Wednesday, May 14 Foot Clinic 8 – 1 By appt only: call 815-291-1426 VCP Blood Pressure Checks Thursday, April 17 Quilters in the morning Yoga – 4:00 PM Saturday, May 17 Chadwick Paper Pick Up 8:00 - 10:00 AM Tuesday, May 20 Board Meeting 9:15 AM Bingo Yoga 4 PM Wednesday, May 21 Spelling Bee 10:00 AM Thursday, May 22 Foot Clinic 8 – 1 By appt only: call 815-291-1426 Quilters in the morning
Yoga – 4:00 PM Friday, May 23 Rules of the Road 9:30 – 11:30 AM Saturday, May 24 Shannon Paper Pick-up 8:30 – 10:30 AM South Side of the Park Monday, May 26 Memorial Day Senior Center Closed Tuesday, May 27 Foot Clinic 8 – 1 GRG - 12:30 Yoga - 4:00 PM Thursday , May 29 Quilters in the morning Yoga – 4:00 PM Dates to Remember for Upcoming Trips June - Mackinac Island & Northern Michigan September – Niagara Falls and Toronto
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Important Changes to Medicare Coverage in 2014 Jimmo vs. Sebelius settle be aware of two new updates from
SHAP/SHIP Counselor Carol Young Deb Connor
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May 2014 Activities
May 2014 NICAA Golden Meals
19 20 Salisbury Steak w/Gravy 21 Turkey Meatloaf 22 23 26 ALL SITES CLOSED is made. 27 Changes or questions about your 28 Meatball Stroganoff 29 Roast Pork w/Gravy 30 These are just entrees. For a LETâ€™S EAT OUT Menu FOR CARRY OUT CALL SAVANNA 815-273-4875 All Golden Meals for Carroll County will be prepared at the Savanna meal site. Anyone wishing to start a new meal needs to phone our Freeport
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having a meal delivered to their home on a daily basis. Delivery will be available
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and on the third Tuesday Anna Gray Department on Aging. Reservations are required if you plan on being here for the meal. Please phone to let us know that you will be eating with us of those who gather newspapers and Pool (All activities take place at the Do you need to sharpen up your Senior Center in downtown Mt. Carroll, skills? If so we have a pool table on the 306 N. Main Street, unless otherwise lower level here at the Senior Center. stated.)
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Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
Join your friends for a game
Journey to The Falls on a â€œHorn
Christmas Shows in Branson November 9 â€“ 15 Cost $600 per person, Double Occupancy
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Travel with Bev September 7 â€“ 13, 2014 Cost $625 per person, Double Occupancy
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BE A PRAIRIE ADVOCATE The Answer Fitness helps bring you this issue of the Grape Vine after day without a break not only can a person strain their joints and ligaments your muscles would be so sore and achy it would be hard to get out of bed. There goes the plan for getting in better shape right out the window.
Beware of recent Scams The Boston Marathon, one of the nationâ€™s most popular sporting events, is taking place on Monday, April 21, and will be the 118th annual race with over 36,000 runners. During last yearâ€™s race three people were killed and 264 others were injured by two bombs that Better Business Bureau (BBB) warns consumers to be aware of illegitimate charities and scams that surround the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing. â€œAfter tragic events scammers often play to the emotions of consumers seeking donations to special funds that donâ€™t exist or that improperly distribute the donations,â€? says Dennis Horton, director the Better Business Bureau. â€œConsumers need to do careful research before donating to any charity that claims to be involved with the Boston Marathon.â€? The BBB offers the following
Fultonâ€™s Annual Plant Sale We are all anxious to get out in our yards and start gardening. As nial gardens, please keep the Fulton plant sale in mind. The annual plant sale is Saturday, May 10, 2014, from 8 a.m. to Noon at the Robert Fulton Community Center (former Are some of your plants too you have a plant that you just donâ€™t Plants can be brought in plastic pots, If you need advice on digging up plants, please contact Judy at 815-589-4101 or Carol at 815-5892174. Plants may be brought to the community center on Friday, May 9, from 1pm to 7pm. The plant sale is organized by
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Are we stressing our body if we walk on the treadmill Respecting Victims and Their seven days a week?
Families. Organizations raising One of the hardest blunders to funds should get permission from avoid in the fitness world can be the families to use either their names overtraining. Picture this, you have and/or photographs of them. How Will Donations Be are truly committed mentally to all if not more of the physical exertion that that donâ€™t identify the intended use it will require to become healthy even of funds. How will donations help if it kills you. A good mind set but pitfalls can follow, If you went to the gym and lifted heavy amounts of weight day will be used. Online Cautions. Never click on links to charities on unfamiliar websites or in text messages or emails. These may take you to a lookalike website where you could - Marshal (OSFM) is taking the lead cial information or to click on a link in educating Illinois residents to that downloads harmful malware to practice safe cooking habits to preyour computer. Financial Transparency. After cooking continues to be a top cause funds are raised, it is even more important for organizations to provide an accounting of how funds ranked second as the cause of home were spent. Transparent organizations will post this information on Protection Association. â€œWhile the numbers are and not have to wait until the audited decreasing, it continues to be our commitment to remind residents the future. about the potential dangers of leavTax Deductibility. Not all ing cooking unattended,â€? said State organizations collecting funds Fire Marshal Larry Matkaitis. â€œWith are tax-exempt as charities under working parents, more underage section 501(c)(3) of the Internal children and teens are cooking their Revenue Code. Donors can sup- own meals, which could present port these other entities but keep some dangers if children are not well this in mind for federal income tax trained to follow basic safety tips.â€? purposes. Contributions that are According to statistics from the National Fire Incident Reporting individual/family are not deductible System, more than 5,200 cookas charitable donations, even if the recipient organization is a charity. Illinois between 2010 and 2012. For more consumer tips, visit 40 civilians, 337 injuries and a total www.bbb.org
rule for any who want to exercise daily; it is that you can tread daily but weight resistant exercise only every other day. We can tread daily because the heart, lung and abdominal muscle tissue are a different type of tissue then the rest of the muscles in our body. The heart, lung and abdominal muscles become healthier when we use them daily. So The Answer to our question Are we stressing our body if we walk on the treadmill seven days a week? is No. Heres to your health! Mark Klein, Owner of The Answer Fitness, Tanning, & Nutrition Center
History of the Swimsuit What did women wear before bathing suits evolved from full length costumes to mere traces of fabric. From the Victorian bathing machine to the introduction of the bikini, this presentation is sure to make waves. The history of the swimsuit will be revealed on Saturday, May 3rd warth House & Museum. You can St directly behind the Law-Jones will be $5.00 per person and free for PSF members. Please reserve a seat today by contacting the Banwarth House at info@banwarthmuseum. com. Check out our future events on Facebook andwww.banwarthmuseum.com
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April 30 Eastland at Pearl City Morrison at Hall Township May 1 Freeport Aquin at Milledgeville Le-Win at West Carroll East Dubuque at Scales Mound/ River Ridge May 2 Milledgeville at Pecatonica/Durand West Carroll at Dakota Peru St. Bede at Morrison Sherrard at Fulton May 5 Scales Mound/River Ridge at Benton/Shullsburg Riverdale/Port Byron at Morrison Bureau Valley at Fulton May 6 Milledgeville at AFC West Carroll at Galena Pearl City at East Dubuque
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said Lady Thunder coach Mathey, â€œOrangeville is a very nice team and we played with them until late in the game. Weâ€™ve cut our errors down which has made us much more competitive.â€? Orangeville (12-6,6-2) â€“ 0-0-00-1-4-2 â€“ 7 8 1 West Carroll (6-13,5-3) â€“ 0-01-0-0-0-2 â€“ 3 5 3
East Dubuque Edges Lady Thunder West Carroll traveled to East Dubuque and came home with the 8-6 loss on Tuesday. West Carroll scored a single run in the top of the
the bottom half with a pair of runs. The Lady Warriors added another pair of runs in the bottom of the second. West Carroll scored two runs in The Cougars Brighton Haverland is forced at second base as the Thunders Shaun Magill makes the top of the third and East Dubuque Orangeville countered with another single run in (PA photo/Craig Lang) the bottom half of the inning. West Tops West Carroll Carroll scored a lone run in the fourth The Lady Thunder led one to and East Dubuque added two and nothing after four innings but both teams put up runs late in the game Carroll pushed across two more as the Lady Broncos prevailed for runs in the sixth and East Dubuque the 7-3 win. Orangeville tied the score at a of the sixth. The Lady Thunder failed to score lead for good in the sixth, sending in the top half of the seventh to end four runners across the plate. The the contest. West Carroll outhit the Lady Broncos added another pair of Lady Warriors nine to eight with runs in the top half of the seventh Monica Smith going three for four and West Carroll responded with a at the plate. Rachel Dykstra went pair of runs in the bottom half of the two for four and Abby Maike was two for three. Maike suffered the Kaylee Saeger picked up the pitching loss, allowing eight hits pitching victory for Orangeville as seven. Abby Berryman took the win allowing one run on three hits while for East Dubuque, allowing nine hits walking three and striking out four. and walking six while fanning six. She also went two for four with her bat West Carroll (6-14,5-4) â€“ 1-0along with teammate Morgan Robb 2-1-0-2-0 â€“ 6 9 6 who was also two for four. East Dubuque (5-1,4-1) â€“ 2-2West Carrollâ€™s Cassidy Rice took 1-2-0-1-x â€“ 8 8 0 Morrisonâ€™s Stralow Pitches and giving up four runs on six hits A Gem while walking one and fanning four. Fillieâ€™s freshman pitcher Brooke â€œWe played well tonight,â€? Stralow hurled a masterful game on
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