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Helping themselves to more space Thrift store, which helps fund nonprofit, moving to Sterling, bigger building BY KATHLEEN A. SCHULTZ firstname.lastname@example.org 800-798-4085, ext. 5535
STERLING – It’s stage 3 for Stage Two Resale shop. The nonprofit Rock Falls thrift store at 225 First Ave., which raised money for the nowdefunct Sterling Christian School in Galt, was given to Self Help
Enterprises in February 2013. Self Help provides employment training and residential support for adults with disabilities. The building Stage Two is in was always cramped, and became even more so as donations of items rose in the wake of its new mission. Parking, too, has been an issue. The hope always has
been to move to larger accommodations. That hope is being realized: The store is moving across the river to a former Video Village store at 205 St. Mary’s St., just south of Kroger’s. That move will triple Stage Two’s space, said Carla Haubrich, Self Help’s executive director.
The building, which once was a grocery store called People’s Market, also has a large parking lot. Its first day in the new spot will be June 2. Hours will remain the same: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
More on A13 What business is moving into Stage Two’s old space? Find out how to volunteer and help with thrift store’s move.
HELPING CONTINUED ON A13
DIXON YMCA PRE-SCHOOLERS SINK TEETH INTO MAY DAY
Detective faces DUI charge Charges were filed from accident in Tazewell County BY CHRISTI WARREN email@example.com 800-798-4085, ext. 5521
Photos by Alex T. Paschalfirstname.lastname@example.org
ABOVE: Emerson, 3, opens a baggie that would be filled with popcorn and M&M’s and enjoyed Thursday afternoon at the Dixon Family YMCA pre-school as part of a May Day celebration. The tradition of May Day is observed the world over as a celebration of the coming summer and growing season, and in some cultures a recognition of workers’ rights. RIGHT: Logan, 4, pours a cup of treats into a May Day basket he is preparing at the Dixon YMCA. See more photos on A10.
PETUNIA PLETHORA SVM’s photo chief also took pictures of some of the Petunia Fest memorabilia – such as Pinky Petunia (left) – that will be on display at Loveland in June. Check it out on A5.
STERLING – The case of a Sterling police detective is working its way through court in Tazewell County after charges were filed from a car accident in January 2013. Alex Chavira, 38, is charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and failure to report an accident, though what the accident involved remains unclear. According to court documents, Chavira was staying at a hotel in East Peoria when he was stopped and questioned by two East Peoria police officers at his hotel. He was handcuffed by an officer and then, after questioning, the handcuffs were removed and Chavira returned to his hotel room. Police later entered his hotel room and escorted him to the hotel’s lobby, where he was arrested by a state police trooper and given a court date. According to the Tazewell County sheriff’s office, Chavira’s name doesn’t appear in its jail’s system, so no mugshot was available. The matter is expected to be resolved this summer. DUI CONTINUED ON A2
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A parade of antique cars
DIXON – Members of the Rock-Ford Model A Club will make their way to the doorstep of the Reagan Boyhood Home in Dixon beginning at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. About 25 antique cars are expected to line up South Hennepin and the home’s parking lot. Before Dixon, they’ll go through Polo and White Pines State Park.
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Solo artist and Derby Divas
ROCK FALLS – Justin Morrissey will play from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. tonight at The Cooler, 311 W. Second St. The Midwest Derby Divas will be guest bartending from 8 to 10 p.m. Find the Justin Morrissey or The Cooler on Facebook for more information.
Fun with mom and son
STERLING – Boys ages 3 to 13 can take their mothers on a date from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today for the “My Son Rocks! Mommy-Son Date Night” at Woodlawn Arts Academy, 3807 Woodlawn Road. The event will include dinner, projects, dancing, games and a special story. Tuition is up to $30 for mother and son. Call 815-626-4278 for more information.
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Take charge of the stage
Local musicians are welcome to perform at 4 p.m. every Sunday at Charlie’s Bar and Grill, 123 W. Market St., Mount Carroll. Karaoke more your thing? Party with the James Gang from 8 p.m. to midnight tonight at the Dixon VFW, 1560 Franklin Grove Road, or from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday at the Roadhouse, 807 S. Seventh St., Oregon.
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First Fridays in Oregon
OREGON – First Fridays Open Stage Music Show returns to the Oregon VFW. The music is varied and includes country, bluegrass, blues, gospel, folk, soft rock and eclectic mixes of all of the above. All musicians and spectators are welcome. Every musician or band performs for up to 15 minutes.
Today’s weather High 59. Low 41. More on A3.
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Phone scam reported in the area Caller apparently seeks large donation STAFF REPORT NEWS SAUKVALLEYCOM EXT
ROCK FALLS â€“ The Rock Falls Chamber and the Carson & Barnes Circus warn residents of a phone scam in this area.
People have reported that they received calls asking for donations to the circus, but that those donations do not go through an entity related to the chamber or circus, according to a news release. The scammer apparently asks for large donations to the circus and mentions childrenâ€™s tickets, but if
the recipient of the call doesnâ€™t say yes or starts asking more specific questions, the caller hangs up. Childrenâ€™s tickets are being sold at a discounted rate by Shelby Tuning, a representative from the circus, but the chamber warns that the scammer is unrelated. The chamber asks that
people should make sure theyâ€™re speaking to Shelby Tuning from Carson & Barnes Circus, or one of their staff. Any donation should go directly to the Rock Falls Chamber, 601 W. 10th St., Rock Falls IL 61071. Anyone with questions can call Bethany at 815625-4500.
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