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Stockton event receives Governor’s Hometown recognition By Tony Carton EDITOR

Fall into Stockton 2018 was bigger and better than ever and the event has now been recognized with a Governor’s Hometown Award. “Fall into Stockton is a Chamber of Commerce sponsored event promoting the businesses of Stockton and its surrounding area,” said Stockton Chamber President Marcy Schubert. “Our festival is just about bringing the family downtown for a weekend of fun.” The Governor’s Hometown Award​ s program gives formal recognition to organizations contributing to projects that improve their community’s quality of life. These projects are sponsored by local units of government t​​hat had strong volunteer support, met a need, and made a definitive impact, thereby generating a positive outcome in the community and by extension, the state. The Stockton Chamber of Commerce annually sponsors its “fun for the whole family” event featuring bouncy houses, live entertainment, a petting zoo, food vendors, a beer and wine tent, and dozens of vendor booths offering goods and services presented by Stockton area merchants. “The Stockton Chamber is building its reputation and working to re-ener-

gize the whole Stockton community to really get involved, spruce up the town and get things going,” said Schubert. “We’re trying to shake things up, and we are beginning to see results.” She said Fall into Stockton traditionally kicks off the Autumn season and opens the gates for bigger and better Stockton activities including the Boy Scouts Annual Camporee, football season and the annual Christmas Walk and tree lighting. Schubert said Fall into Stockton is a strong and positive event for village. “We are really working to promote more community involvement and volunteer-ism,” she said. “We’re trying to get folks up and out and into the community. We’ve got a lot of projects and we need to put a new face on our village.” You can be a part of the Stockton solution. Get involved. Contact the Stockton Chamber of Commerce by email at or visit them online at or on Facebook by searching Stockton Chamber of Commerce. The Governor’s Hometown Award​s program is administered by the Serve Illinois Commission, the Governor’s Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service.

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Mrs Busch and her Stockton pre-schoolers drop by City Hall during the school’s annual Halloween parade.

Stockton volleyball 2018 season grinds to a halt By Chris Johnson The success of this season will be remembered for a long time for Stockton faithful. A group of talented seniors received as much support from their underclassmen teammates as they could get, and it led to some great things this year. A run through the Alden-Hebron Class 1A Regional, which ended with the first-place plaque and a golden ticket to search for Sectional hardware in Polo is just one of them.

Battling with State-tested and truly-talented programs such as Durand, Galena, Lena-Winslow and Eastland and collecting 25 season wins supported their seventh-place NUIC finish this season. 20 teams call the Northwest Illinois region home and play together in the NUIC. Stockton finished in front of River Ridge and Orangeville. The Lady Blackhawks had ten wins more than perennial 20-game winner Freeport Aquin and they soared past Pecatonica and Scales Mound this year.

Durand won the NUIC this season. Its 13-0 mark matched co-champ Galena. Lena-Winslow was 12-1 in conference matches this year and fourthplace finisher Forreston picked up almost 30 wins during the fall of 2018. The Lady Cardinals were 11-2

in head-to-head games. They ended one game ahead of both 10-win Dakota and Eastland. Stockton and its seventh-place finish trailed six teams that had 69 NUIC victories. It was an impressive season. Post-season play proceeded for

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Coach Jody Gabel reaches out to her team in an attempt to get the Blackhawks to rally after letting go of the lead in game one.

(Above) Stockton Blackhawk Katie Wright lays out for the dig.


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The Stockton Golf Team would like to thank the Mat Paisley Open and family for another generous donation! We would also like to thank our parents for their time and support!

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The Stockton Police Department hosted their annual Children’s Halloween party in the Stockton Park House.

Stockton Police Officer Don Powers hands out hotdogs, chips, and cookies for the kids during the department’s annual Halloween party.

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(Below) Helen Rosales waits while her mom Norma Reyes adjusts the watch she received at the Lena Library party.

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Salvation Army Christmas letter Can you believe it is almost Christmas already? Where did the year go? 2018 has been a year of great blessings and great challenges. We have served over 2,000 people in some capacity and have started some innovative programming aimed at giving a hand-up to those on the edge in our community. The need here is great. As we begin our Christmas preparation and get out the familiar red kettles and repair our bells we covet your help! Perhaps one of the opportunities below will peak your interest and allow us to stretch our limited budget.

* Opportunity #1: Sign up to ring! Can you host a day at a kettle or offer a few hours? We have multiple locations in Freeport, Lena, and Stockton. Every volunteer hour is equated to putting 15+ in the kettle as we don’t have to pay to earn that money! Spots are available Monday through Saturday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. We are looking to have fun while collecting the much needed funds to serve our community. Come join us as we bring hope to our community! * Opportunity #2: Drop your change (or $100 bills) in a Counter Kettle. Those pennies and dollars

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DUSTIN PAUL FLUEGEL Riley and Ashley Fluegel of Lena, IL are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Dustin Paul Fluegel born on Oct. 18, 2018 at FHN Hospital Freeport, IL. Grandparents are Ron Fluegel of Lena, IL; Deb Mather of Owatonna, MN; and Jim & Kim Goebel of Lena, IL. Great grandparents are Carol Fluegel of Lena, IL and Richard & Janet Ferguson of Pearl City, IL. Dustin joins a sister Evelyn, (5).

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add up fast! * Opportunity #3: Food insecurity is a very real concern in Stephenson County. Perhaps you have noticed a large red Food Barrel at your work or while shopping. Currently we provide lunch to an average of 100 people Monday through Friday. Our pantry serves over 320 families per month and distributes over 400 Christmas meal boxes. We serve holiday meals so no one has to eat on a holiday alone. By dropping a few non-perishable food items in a barrel you help us to collect the much needed commodities to meet these needs.


ROBERT K KRAHMER Robert K Krahmer, 73, of Winslow passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018 at FHN Memorial Hospital in Freeport. He was born on June 16, 1945 to Kenneth and Dorothy (Gift) Krahmer. He married Janice Tamling on March 13, 1966 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Lena. Robert is survived by his son Roger (Kristi) Krahmer, and grandson Zak Krahmer, all of Winslow, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Judy, and wife Janice in 2014. A visitation was Oct. 26, at the Leamon Funeral Home in Lena. Burial will be at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Freeport. A memorial has been established in his name. Condolences may be sent to the family BARBARA JOAN MILLERSCHONE Barbara Joan Millerschone, age 87, of Elizabeth, Illinois passed away on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018. Graveside services were held Oct. 28 at the Elizabeth Cemetery. Friends and family are invited to share in Barbara’s life at www. Barbara was born on Aug. 15, 1931 at her family home in Elizabeth to William “Bill” and Helen (Dittmar) Cording. She was the third youngest of four girls. She graduated Elizabeth High School in 1949; “a 49er”. She went to work for Jack Schwirtz Chevrolet Oldsmobile as a bookkeeper; not using a computer but skilled at using an adding machine, pen and paper. In 1951, she was in a car accident that changed her life forever. Despite her prognosis, her determination got her through. On May 18, 1956, Barbara married John Millerschone at Christ Lutheran Church in Stockton. Years later, untimely as it was because of a job change, recovery from major surgery, and caring for/losing her mother, Barbara and John were blessed with a daughter. Barbara

* Opportunity #4: Shop for a Toy Barrel or an Angel Tree. We know that a toy will never pay a bill or fill a stomach, but childhood is so fleeting. Last year alone over 300 children were blessed. The happiness and joy that we saw during our “Angel Walk” to “shop” for toys was heartwarming. There are various locations in the community as well as our office where you can pick up tags with gift suggestions as a starting off point. We serve children from birth to age 12. Or maybe you want to be an Angel Walker at our toy shop – call Captain Lee at 815 235 7639.

* Opportunity #5: If you are unable to participate could you pass the word? There are also numerous opportunities for volunteering during this season and beyond as we operate year round. For more information or to volunteer please contact our Christmas Coordinator Sunshine Mergen at: 815-235-7639 or We want to keep her busy! Thank you so much for taking the time to consider these requests. We pray that you have a most blessed holiday season and that our new year is even better than the past!

never returned to full time work, rather worked part time from home and babysat many children. Well into retirement, her last babysitting was with her granddaughter to whom she taught the simple and quiet pleasures of life. A lifelong resident of Elizabeth, Barbara knew so much town history and loved reminiscing about it. She was involved in the local American Legion Auxiliary and Girl Scouts. She had a love of music; listening to it, playing some on the piano and singing; once singing with the County Choir at Soldiers Field. She traveled quite a bit and took note of every new and different thing she saw. She enjoyed reading the paper, doing puzzles, watching birds at her feeders and the flowers and vegetables in her garden grow. She enjoyed cooking and in her later years finding recipes for others to cook. Barbara was masterful with thread and needles. She could sew, darn, tat, and embroider but she excelled at knitting and crocheting. She was proud of the ribbons her meticulous work won at fairs and the compliments she received from others. Never a sports enthusiast, Barbara enjoyed following her granddaughter’s teams, but she was more proud of her granddaughter as a motivated student and pianist. Barbara will be missed by her daughter Crystal Millerschone and her husband Jeff “Stumpy” Williams of Elizabeth, her granddaughter Louisa Williams, of Tucson, AZ and younger sister Charliss (William) Chesney of Freeport. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and 2 older sisters, Ruth Stanley and Bernadine Sprague Gregg. A special thanks to those who touched Barbara’s life in a positive way. No matter how big or small the act, your kindness was always appreciated by her and her family.

Charles H. “Red” and Doris M. (Stiefel) Rowe. Glenn married Carol Bannister Butler on Dec. 16, 1988 in Stockton. He was a 1963 graduate of Stockton High School. Early in his life he worked on farms, did roofing in Louisiana, and later did factory work in NW IL. He last worked for Stockton Township, Dura Automotive (Atwoods/Excel), the Warren Cheese Plant, Primera Foods, and Kolb Lena Cheese. He loved to hunt and fish, and enjoyed the outdoors. He loved to glean asparagus and watercress to share with others. He also enjoyed bringing home bushels of orchard fresh apples from Richland Center in WI to distribute. He was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church in Stockton and a 30+ year member of a local 12step program. Glenn is survived by his wife, Carol of Stockton; his step children, Trevor (Alicia) Butler of Aurora, IL, and Jodie (Eric) Seibert of Kasbeer, IL; and his grandchildren, Jenna and Clare Seibert. Other survivors include a brother, Ronald Rowe of Stockton; his sisters, Darlene Shumaker of Hanover, Carol Strohecker of Pearl City, and Diane (Daniel) Kunz of Stockton; and his sister-in-law, Lynn Rowe of Stockton. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Kenneth Rowe; great nephew, Tyler Binns; brother-inlaw, Jerome Shumaker; and sisterin-law, Nancy Rowe. The memorial service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 17, at 2 p.m. at Calvary United Methodist Church in Stockton with a visitation before the service beginning at 1 p.m. A private graveside service will be held at Ladies Union Cemetery. A memorial fund has been established. Condolences may be shared with Glenn’s family at

GLENN L. ROWE Glenn L. Rowe, age 73 of Stockton, IL passed away Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018 at FHN Memorial Hospital. He was born on Jan. 20, 1945 in Freeport to the late

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The Lena Live Wires officers for this 4-H year left to right Back row Krista Keene Madi Schierloh, Hannah Pecoraro, Garrett Sutter, and Andrea Sutter. Front Row Ava Wagner, Ainsley Sutter, Alonnah Sutter, and Chloe Bicker. Not pictured Ellie Bower.

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Mrs. Pieper’s Lena-Winslow third grade students portray the main characters from their chosen reading materials by using pumpkins.

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CTE Academy names ambassadors The CTE Academy in Elizabeth, Illinois has initiated “Student Ambassadors.” The 2018-2019 CTE Academy Ambassadors were nominated by our Instructors from all of our programs. We also have Ambassadors from all of our school districts attending the CTE Academy (Galena, River Ridge, Scales Mound, Stockton, Warren, and West Carroll). The Ambassadors will

Blackhawks of the Month

Each month the Stockton School District recognizes Middle School students that are going above and beyond to display the Blackhawk Way expectations. They have been nominated for special acts of being Respectful, Responsible, and Safe. Blackhawks of the Month are Fifth Grade: Miah Luke, Sixth Grade: Kyle Haas, Seventh Grade: Abby Chumbler, Eighth Grade: Dillon Raab.

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meet on a monthy basis with Director Kris Hall to provide feedback on course offerings; recommendations on course activities and curriculum; student needs; physical plant needs; culture building, security, etc.). The Ambassadors will also participate in “Sophomore Tours,” activities, and events. They truly serve as Ambassadors to future students, families, and our area school districts and

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communities.The Ambassadors will also participate in an end-of-year, educational fieldtrip as a thank you for their time and energy. The fieldtrip will be privately funded. CTE Academy Ambassadors: A.M. Seniors: Noah McGivney, Warren, Construction Trades, Robert Reifsteck, Stockton, Auto Body, Echo Taylor, Stockton, Graphic Communications A.M. Juniors: Jessica Griffin, Warren, Early Childhood, Andrew Wurster, River Ridge, Computer Networking P.M. Seniors: Kameron Dick, Stockton, Culinary Science, Izaiah Morris, West Carroll, Construction Trades, Kayla Dupree, Galena, Criminal Justice P.M. Juniors: Tyler Allen, Scales Mound, Auto Technology, Kristen Reifsteck, West Carroll, Health Occupations Alternates: James Sullivan, River Ridge, Criminal Justice, Nick Ege, Stockton, Auto Technology If you know one or more of CTE Academy Ambassadors, please ask them their thoughts and plans for the future. 224513

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The Lena Live Wires meeting started off with card making for the Lena nursing home residents. The business meeting followed. Please re-enroll before November 1st. We talked about what activities we are doing this 4-H year. We also discussed Adopt-a-Family volunteers. Please use the form we gave you to help keep track of activities to complete your award applications. We will be doing a craft project every month which will be taught by var-

ious members. The Lena Live Wires officers for this 4-H year are Co-Presidents Garrett Sutter and Madi Schierloh, Secretary Hannah Pecoraro, Treasurer Andrea Sutter, Flags Elli Bower and Alonnah Sutter, and Reporter Krista Keene. The next meeting is Nov. 12, at 6 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Lena and we will be collecting food for the Lena Food Pantry. The snack for next month will be provided by the Sutter family. Come join our club for some amazing 4-H experiences.

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Church news Area families make global impact through Operation Christmas Child

Christ Lutheran Church in Stockton will be among 5,000 U.S. drop-off locations collecting shoebox gifts for children overseas during Operation Christmas Child’s National Collection Week, Nov. 12-19. Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, an international Christian relief and evangelism organization headed by Franklin Graham. The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to children in need around the world and, together with the local church worldwide, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ. Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child has collected and delivered more than 157 million gift-filled shoeboxes to children in more than 160 countries and territories. Families, churches and groups are busy transforming empty shoeboxes into fun gifts filled with toys, school supplies and hygiene items. The Samaritan’s Purse project partners with local churches across the globe to deliver these tangible expressions of God’s love to children affected by war, disease, disaster, poverty and famine. For many of these children, it will be the first gift they have ever received.

This year, area residents hope to collect more than 15,000 gifts to contribute to the 2018 global goal of reaching 11 million children. “We are honored to be linking arms with our community to help children around the world experience the true meaning of Christmas,” said Regional Director Gia Garey Moser, “These simple gifts show God’s love to children facing difficult circumstances.” For more information on how to participate in Operation Christmas Child, call 612-359-7025, or visit Participants can donate $9 per shoebox gift online through “Follow Your Box” and receive a tracking label to discover its destination. Those who prefer the convenience of online shopping can browse to select gifts matched to a child’s specific age and gender, then finish packing the virtual shoebox by adding a photo and personal note of encouragement. Stockton collection site: Christ Lutheran Church 600 N Main Street Stockton IL 61085-1122 Monday, Nov. 12: 9 a.m. - Noon Tuesday, Nov. 13: 3 - 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14: 9 a.m. - Noon Thursday, Nov. 15: 3 - 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16: 9 a.m. - Noon Saturday, Nov. 17: 9 a.m. - Noon Sunday, Nov. 18: 13: 3 - 6 p.m Monday, Nov. 19: 9 a.m. - Noon

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Gerbode will lead the discussion. on Sunday, Nov. 11, 7-8:30 p.m. The second portion of the evening The Wednesday Morning Breakfast Group meets at 8:00 a.m. on Wednes- will be an open mic an opportunity for Calvary Church in Stockton will day, Nov. 14, at the Big Apple Family anyone to share their talents. The evehold its annual Bazaar on Saturday, Restaurant, 1427 W. Galena Ave. in ning closes with a sing-a-long Nov. 10. Doors open at 9 a.m. Tables Freeport. This will be the last Gospel Night will include Crafty Corners, Christmas for this year Fantasy, Bake Shop Goodies, Candy For more information, please conCane Lane, and the Produce Pantry. In Stockton Wesley tact: Pastor Kathy Linn 815-858-5410 addition to a selection of baked goods, United Methodist Church special homemade caramel corn will Stockton Wesley United Methodbe offered along with all sorts of crafts, ist Church will have a special service Good Shepherd sewing, needlework and woodwork- celebrating Thanksgiving on Nov. 18, Lutheran Church ing, jams, nuts, and produce. Coffee at 5 p.m. A time of fellowship and a Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and breakfast rolls will be available potluck will follow the service. in ad- will gather for Sunday worship with along with lunch serving homemade dition to the Thanksgiving celebrations Holy Communion on Nov. 11, at Good vegetable soup, BBQ, brats, sandwich- and meals we are offering this service Shepherd, 118 E. Mason St. Lena, IL, es, potato salad, pie and cake, plus hot and time of fellowship as we thank at 9:30 a.m. Following worship, there cocoa and cider. Come out to see what God for our blessings and His presence will be a time for fellowship. Sunday is new this year! Doors will be open at our tables. We welcome all to come School children will meet at 10:45 a.m. until 2 p.m. and share this time with us. Turkey and for songs, prayers and Bible stories. Calvary Church in Stockton is locat- Crockpot potatoes provided, please On Monday Nov. 12, The Parkined just south of the High School and bring a dish of food to share. son Support Group will meet in the Middle School on the corner of Rush Nov. 18, at the 10:45 service Christ- Fellowship Hall at 12:30 p.m. for their and Maple Streets. mas Child Shoeboxes will be blessed holiday potluck. On Tuesday Nov. 13 at 9:45 a.m. on their way. Harvest In Gathering will be observed with food brought in Good Shepherd will meet for Hymn Salem United Sing at the Lena Living Center. for those in need. Church of Christ On Wednesday Nov. 14, at 8 a.m. the Everyone is welcome to join us at All veterans and active members any of our services. For information Piece Corps Quilters will work togethof the military will be recognized and please call Pastor Chuck at 815-947- er to craft quilts for Lutheran World honored at the Sunday, Nov. 11, wor- 2541 or check out our website stock- Relief. Our quilts provide warmth and ship service at 10:30 Salem and Facebook- Stockton love to people in our community and United Church of Christ, 8491 W. Sa- Wesley United Methodist Church in the world. Materials and helping lem Road, Lena. All who are serving or The church is located on the corner hands to tie and sew quilts are always have served in the military are invited of Hudson and Benton Streets and is appreciated. No previous quilting exto bring memorabilia from their expe- handicap accessible. perience is necessary. Come join the riences to display in Fellowship Hall. A fun and make a difference in the world! special fellowship time is planned for On Thursday, Nov. 15, Good Shepafter worship. Please call Joy Gerbode, First Presbyterian Church herd will be at Friendship Center for 815-369-4325, to make arrangements of Apple River Devotions & Desserts. for including items in the display. SaIf you have any questions, please The First Presbyterian Church of lem is cooperating with the Lena Li- Apple River will host “Gone Fishin” call the church at 815-369-5552. ons Club to collect warm gloves, hats, socks, and scarves for distribution to veterans in need and contributions should be brought to the church by Veterans Day, Sunday, Nov. 11. The sermon presented by Rev. Randal Nicholas for the service on Nov. 11, “A Century of Reminders,” is based on Hebrews 9:24-28. Sunday School for “What should I get Grandma or Aunt Betsy, my sister or my adults and children begins at 9:30 a.m. daughter? What should I give to the babysitter or my dear friend? Bookworms reading group will meet at They already have everything they need or they just go out and buy it Joy Gerbode’s home on Monday, Nov. themselves. And Aunt Kathy lives so far away.” 12, at 7 p.m. to discuss “The Runaway You’ve said these words before. You know you have. Why make Midwife” by Patricia Harmon. Sally gift giving so hard for you? They will all be decorating for the Christmas season very soon. Let Volunteer Visitors help you. Why not give them the aroma of Christmas this year! Give them a wreath they can hang either on the wall inside or on a door outside their house! Give a beautiful candlelit Centerpiece for their holiday table, an Evergreen door spray, a mini tabletop Christmas Tree or a four-foot tree they can plant outside in the spring. Stop in at the Volunteer Visitors office at 105 S. Main Street in Stockton to see a sample of one of the beautiful wreaths we have to offer, or call our office at 815-947-3260.

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A luncheon will be held to honor all community veterans and their families Sunday, November 11 at 11:30 a.m. at the Evangelical Free Church of Lena 720 N. Freedom Street. Please RSVP by calling the church office 815-369-5591.


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Our Area Churches Welcome You APPLE RIVER UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 102 E. Baldwin St., P.O. Box 188, Apple River, IL 61001 Pastor Libby Rutherford (815) 990-1428 Church (815) 594-2223 • Sunday Worship – 9 a.m. • Bible Study - Every Monday 9 a.m. Friendly Folks - Casual Attire - Join Us!

GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN CHURCH 118 East Mason Street, Lena, IL 61048 Pastor Miho Yasukawa (815) 369-5552 • Sunday Worship – 9:30 a.m. • Sunday School – 10:45 a.m. (Sept. - May) • Piece Corps Quilters – Wednesdays at 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

CALVARY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 315 W. Maple St., Stockton, IL 61085 Pastor Jonathan Singleton (815) 947-2414 E-Mail: • Sunday Worship – 10:00 a.m. • Sunday School – 8:45 a.m.

GRACE BIBLE CHURCH OF WOODBINE 1904 S. Vel Tera Road, Elizabeth, IL 61028 Pastor Michael Burdett (815) 858-3843 • Sunday Worship – 10:30 a.m. & 7:00 p.m. • Sunday School – 9:30 a.m. • Prayer meeting – Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. Sunday services broadcasted at 11:30 a.m. on Radio WCCI 100.3 FM

CHRIST LUTHERAN CHURCH ELCA STOCKTON 600 N. Main St., Stockton Rev. Roger Hurlbut (815) 947-2033 E-Mail: Christ-Lutheran-Church-Stockton-IL • Saturday Worship 5:30 p.m. • Education for all ages Sun. 9:00 a.m. September - May • Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m. • Confirmation Ministry Wednesdays 3:05 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. • Healing Services on 5th Weekends EBENEZER – SALEM UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST P.O. Box 102, Pearl City, IL 61062 Pastor Randy Nicholas • 815-369-4511 Sunday Worship Alternates Monthly At the two churches November 4 & 11 Worship is at Salem UCC Church. At the corner of Loran & Kent Roads November 18 & 25 Worship is at Ebenezer UCC Church. 5421 S. Stone Church Road • Sunday Worship 9:00 a.m. • Sunday School follows worship EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH OF LENA 720 N. Freedom Street, Lena, IL 61048 Dr. Jim Erb, Pastor (815) 369-5591 Rev. Scott Wilson Associate Pastor of Youth • Sunday Morning Worship – 10:00 a.m. • Sunday School – 8:45 a.m. • Awana Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. • Junior & Senior High Youth Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. • Listen to Pastor’s weekly sermon at FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 411 S. Main Street, Pearl City, IL 61062 email: Find us on facebook at Pastor Matthew Smith (815) 443-2177 • Sunday Worship – 8:30 a.m. • Sunday School – during worship after the children’s message FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 309 S. Main Street, Elizabeth, IL 61028 email: Pastor Tiffany Garcea • Sunday Worship - 8:45 a.m. Beginning Dec. 2 - 9:00 a.m. • Sunday School - 8:00 a.m. Beginning Dec. 2 - 8:15 a.m. • Women’s Faith Group 1st Tuesday monthly - 9:30 a.m. We are handicapped accessible Find us on Facebook at

HARVEST BAPTIST CHURCH OF STOCKTON 151 S. Main, Stockton, IL 61085 Pastor David McAusland - (815) 947-2986 • Sunday Morning Service – 10:00 a.m. (Church luncheon following morning service) • Sunday Afternoon Service - 12:30 p.m. • Bible Study & Prayer - Wednesday Evening 6:30 p.m. HOLY CROSS CATHOLIC CHURCH 223 E. Front Avenue, Stockton, IL 61085 Father Mike Morrissey (815) 947-2545 • Saturday Evening Mass – 4:30 p.m. • Sunday Mass – 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. • Reconciliation Saturday – 3:30 - 4:15 p.m. • Parish Hall for Rent – Seats 200 LENA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 118 West Mason Street, Lena, IL 61048 Pastor Keri Rainsberger (815) 369-5291 • Sunday Worship – 9:00 a.m. • Sunday School – 10:30 a.m. • Daily Dial-A-Devotion 815-369-4411 McCONNELL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 211 Hulbert Rd. P.O. Box 97, McConnell, IL 61050 “Like” us on Facebook Pastor Matthew J. Smith (815) 868-2324 • Sunday Family Worship – 10:30 a.m. • Children’s Ministries Please call church for dates and times • United Methodist Women – 1:30 p.m. (1st Wednesday of each month) * We are handicapped accessible SALEM UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST 8491 West Salem Road, Lena, IL 61048 (Turn on Salem Road at Eleroy Rest Stop) Rev. Randy Nicholas (815) 369-4511 • Adult & Children’s Sunday School 9:30 a.m. • Sunday Worship – 10:30 a.m. • Bookworms Reading Group - 7:00 p.m., 2nd Monday of the month SCHAPVILLE ZION PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 635 East Schapville Road, Elizabeth, IL 61028 Pastor Dottie Morizzo (815) 845-2272 Cell (815) 238-0670 • Sunday Worship Service – 10:00 a.m. • Sunday School – 10:00 a.m. • Bible Study Classes Available

SHEPHERD OF THE HILLS LUTHERAN CHURCH 536 E. Schapville Road, Scales Mound, IL 61054 Pastor Mark Oehlert (815) 970-4780 (cell) (815) 845-2061 (church) • Sunday Worship – 8:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m. • Sunday School (Sept. – May) – 8:45 a.m. • Holy Communion is celebrated weekly. ST. ANN CATHOLIC CHURCH 608 East Railroad, Warren, IL 61087 Father Skrobutt (815) 745-2312 • Sunday Mass – 8:00 a.m. • Reconciliation Sunday – 7:30 - 7:50 a.m. ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN CHURCH The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod 625 Country Lane Drive, Lena, IL 61048 Rev. Rick Bader (815) 369-4035 • Saturday Evening Worship – 5:30 p.m. • Sunday Worship – 8:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. • Blast Program at 9:00 a.m. • High School & Adult Sunday School at 9:15 a.m. ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN CHURCH Evangelical Lutheran Church of America 229 S. First St., Pearl City, IL 61062 Pastor Thomas Ekstrand (815) 443-2215 • Sunday Morning Worship – 9:00 a.m. • Christian Education for all Ages - 10:15 a.m. Handicapped Accessible ST. JOHN EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH 8315 S. Massbach Road, Elizabeth, IL 61028 Pastor Lisa Burbank and Pastor Bruce Burbank Church: 815-589-3367 • Sunday Worship – 9:00 a.m. • Sunday School – 10:00 a.m. “Celebrating 160 Years of Faith” ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC CHURCH 105 West Webster, Apple River, IL 61001 Father Skrobutt (815) 745-2312 • Saturday Mass – 6:00 p.m. • Reconciliation Saturday – 5:30 – 5:50 p.m. ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC CHURCH 410 West Lena Street, Lena, IL 61048 Father Skrobutt (815) 369-2810 • Saturday Mass – 4:00 p.m. • Sunday Mass – 10:00 a.m. • Reconciliation Saturday – 3:30 – 3:50 p.m. ST. PAUL’S LUTHERAN CHURCH KENT The Little Church with a Big Heart 1334 Sunnyside Road, Kent, IL 61044 1/2 mile north on Kent Road • Sunday Worship – 10:00 a.m. • Holy Communion every Sunday • Women Meet at 9 a.m. on the 2nd Sunday • Chair Lift to Sanctuary

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH OF STOCKTON 219 N. Pearl St., Stockton, IL 61085 Rev. Armida Alexander (815) 947-3812 A LGBT Friendly Church Services and Religious Education are on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. A progressive, liberal religious and welcoming congregation that encourages individuals to search for their own answers to life’s ultimate questions. Our living faith now draws from many sources including the wisdom traditions of the world’s religions and the findings of science. WARREN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Corner of Water & Jefferson St., Warren, IL Pastor Roger Bronkema (815) 291-6261 email: • Sunday Worship – 9:30 a.m. • Adult Sunday School before Worship • Children Sunday School - During the service Communion Every First Sunday * Handicapped Accessible WESLEY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Corner of Hudson & Benton St., Stockton, IL 61085 Pastor Chuck Wolbers (262) 308-2379 • Sunday School – 9:30 a.m. • Sunday Worship – 10:45 a.m. • Fellowship following service • Adult Bible Studies Available • Communion Every 1st Sunday • Connections (meal and education for youth and adults) Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. * Handicapped Accessible WINSLOW GRACE BIBLE CHURCH 197 Carver Street, Winslow, IL 61089 Pastor Robert Patin (815) 230-1862 608-669-5770 • Sunday Worship – 10:45 a.m. • Sunday School – 9:45 a.m. • Prayer and Bible Study – Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. in Home YELLOW CREEK CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN 12602 W. Dublin Road, Pearl City, IL Pastor Ellis Boughton • 815-864-2049 Email: • Sunday Services – 10:00 a.m. • Sunday School – 9:15 a.m. (when available) ZION COMMUNITY CHURCH 10100 W. Sabin Church Rd., Pearl City, IL 61062 Worship Leader – Ed Curry (815) 541-3278 • Sunday Worship Service 9:00 a.m. • Sunday School 10:15 a.m.

ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH ELCA 209 Clinton St., P.O. Box 445, Warren, IL 61087 Bryan Odeen Intern as Pastor (815)745-3444 • Saturday Worship – 5:00 p.m. • Sunday Worship – 10:00 a.m. • Sunday School – 10:00 a.m.

Please call 815-369-4112 or 815-947-3353 if you wish to have your church listed on the church page.


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Clearing the air about radon Join University of Illinois Extension Energy and Environmental Stewardship Educator Jay Solomon to learn more about radon. The program is being held on Thursday, Dec. 6 at the Jo Daviess County Extension Office, 204 Vine St. Elizabeth, IL 61028, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. and again from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Pre-registration is requested by calling the University of Illinois Extension at 815-858-2273 or visiting us online at jsw. Registration cost is $10 per household. Each household will receive a free radon test kit. With the cool fall weather upon us our thoughts turn to closing up the house tight for the winter. Most of us do a fall cleaning to collect up the last of that summer pollen and dust, check the batteries in the smoke alarms & carbon monoxide detectors, and make sure windows and doors are sealed tight. With all these tasks complete now we can breathe easy for the winter. Or can

we? “A deadly gas could be building up in your home: Radon!” according to Jay Solomon, Energy and Environmental Stewardship Educator with University of Illinois Extension. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers and the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. This colorless, odorless gas is found in many homes throughout Illinois. “The only way to know the radon level in your home is to conduct a test of the home,” Solomon continued. Program participants will learn what radon is and how it enters a home, the danger radon poses, and how a home can be tested for radon. Discussion will also include information about reducing the radon levels in a home including contact information for licensed radon professionals in the area that can help homeowners through the process of testing and mitigation.

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Comfort Dogs, Butch and Britta, and their handlers met with members of Zeta Upsilon Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi at a recent meeting. Standing: Marcia Buss, Karen Dammann, Regi Biesemeier, Sue Bussian, Cindy Drye, Pat Maurer, Fawn Nolan, and Marilyn Engel. Sitting: Jeri Strohecker, Jean Galway, and Carol Mau. Front Row: Butch and Britta, Comfort Dogs.

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At a recent Zeta Upsilon Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi meeting, Comfort Dogs, Butch and Britta, and their handlers presented the program. The Comfort Dogs are a ministry of the Lutheran Church of the Missouri Synod Charities. (LCC) Butch and Britta were trained to be Comfort Dogs for Veterans. The handlers, Keith and Dale are veterans. The dogs live in their homes, and the veterans and their wives present programs to people who are interested in this ministry. The LCC Kare 9 Military Ministry is a ministry by veterans for veterans. They strive to serve our active-duty military, veterans, and their families. The Kare

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They would be more than happy to visit your vets too. Vets have a way of opening up to Comfort Dogs, and they offer so much for those who have served our country who may need them. The dogs are golden Labrador retrievers and are a brother and sister. Their handlers presented a unique program on the training, the care, and the responsibility of being a Comfort Dog. The members of Zeta Upsilon got to see how well behaved and obedient they were as well as getting to interact with them. For further information on the Comfort Dog program, contact Fawn Nolan at St. John’s Lutheran church in Lena.

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match in the 1A Regional in Hebron, regardless of their opponent. On Monday, Aquin toppled seven-seed Orangeville in the tournament tip-off in three games, winning the deal-maker in the third 25-11. The six-seed Lady Bulldogs didn’t reach the third game, one night later though. Stockton won 25-19, 25-20 and discovered the path to the Regional Final where they faced NUIC-familiar Pearl City. The Lady Wolves upset four-seed host Alden-Hebron in its semi-final appearance to get its shot at Stockton. The Lady Blackhawks came out on top on Thursday, Oct. 25. A strong team connection led to the 25-21, 25-

20 Alden-Hebron Regional Crown and sent the team east to the 1A Sectional. The fall focus ended as the twoseed Lady Blackhawks faced down the top-seed in the northern branch of the Class 1A Tournament, in the Polo opener. Stockton pushed the top-seed into extra play in game one, before falling 28-26. Game two mirrored the opening effort. Leads were developed and shortened, and the game stayed points apart. As time wound down, with the scoreboard registering multiple 20’s, the Sterling Newman Lady Comets shot down Stockton, holding on and

winning by two points, 25-23. Sterling Newman moved into the Polo Sectional Final and fell to Super-Sectional representative Durand on Thursday night, Nov. 1. Following Super-Sectional play on Friday, Nov. 2, no teams from the NUIC remained in the hunt for the 1A Crown. Durand lost to 1A Semi-Finalist Newark in three games. The Lady Bulldogs lost game one, but captured game two 26-24. The Lady Norsemen collected the game three decision-maker 2520 to move on to Normal-Redbird Arena this weekend in pursuit of the IHSA Class 1A Girls’ State Volleyball Championship.

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Stockton fifth grade students plant red tulip bulbs around school.  This idea of “planting the promise” of a healthy and drug free lifestyle can be recognized again in the spring when the tulips bloom. 

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Stockton Middle School 2018-19 first quarter honor roll Fifth Grade High Honors Oliver McPeek Gunnar Stich Honors Tegan Arnold Emma Aurand Anna Blair Hailey Broshous Piper Brown Kaylynn Brunner Paige Chumbler Reece Demeter Mark Detwiler Wesley Drane Ian Eisfeller Olivia Ernst Mauricio Glass Drue Guerrero Allyson Haas Ayden Hullinger Kiegan Jones Eli Larson Noah Larson Jeremiah Luke Spencer Luke Jack Mensendike Hunter Mulholland Gavin Offenheiser Chelsea Olson Jon Randecker Robert Rillie Gynelle Rowe Arya Scott Jace Vincent Avery Wackerlin Hailey Weipert Ari Zink Blake Zink Isabella Zuck

Sixth Grade High Honors Masyn Cahill Jacob Harbach Samuel Hille Veyah Luke Madalyn Mammoser Ethan Steien Landon Warner Kacy Wright Honors Kyla Arnold Dylann Broshous Emily Broshous Kinzie Bruketta Jackson Coffey Shirley Cook Emma Demeter Bryce Grube Amber Haas Elijah Haas Kyle Haas Hallie Hackworth Molly James Leighton Krueger Peter LaLond Javier Montalvo Kendra Robledo Jessica Rood Daniel Schmoll Lillian Sikora Keagan Steen Keagen Westphal Katelyn Winters Aydyn Young Seventh Grade High Honors Anthony Bilich Dominick Bilich Abby Chumbler Addison Ernst

Bennett Graves Carson McPeek Drake Offenheiser Nevaeh Peterson Gracie Raab Ashlyn Schubert Colby Tucker Camerin Vincent Leah Warner Mavrick Winters Honors Kristian Adleman Rebecca Dreyer Jared Dvorak Robert Ernst Izabella Ertmer Braden Freese Tanner Gile Brady Haas Michael Haas Karl Hubb Gracie Keleher DeeDee Larson Lincoln Legel Wesley Logemann Madalyn Marcure Hope Mulholland Maecee Rice Lydia Schuldt William Westaby Eighth Grade High Honors Katherine Crome Madeline Harbach Olivia Harnish Kylah Kurek Garrett Luke Dustin Oppold Emily Paul Dillon Raab

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Stockton High School lists honors students Unitarian Universalist Church of Stockton First Quarter High Honor Roll Grade 9: Maria Bender, Ian Broshous, Joseph Brudi, Matthew Cook, Justin Eden, Jenna Haas, Caleb Mammoser, Morgan McPeek, Kayden Schubert Grade 10: Adriana Curtiss, Case Harmston, Jason Hermann, Kaylee Luke, Chandler Reifsteck Grade 11: Haley Brudi, Jamie Eden, Winston McPeek, Kendra Scace, Tessa Tucker Grade 12: Jennifer Hatfield

Home Extension Blackhawk Unit schedules November meeting

Cody Breuer, Kaige Brown, Garrett Buske, Ethan Cook, Zachary Cook, Mia D’Antonio, Elizabeth Eden, Elizabeth Eisfeller, Marc Gabel, Kenna Haas, Bryant Keefer, Andrew McGovern, Alyssa Meade, Keegan Phillips, Cody Schultz, Rawley Schulz, Austin Senn, Austin Westover, Katie Wright Grade 12: Walker Arand, Jenna Beneventi, Raeann Bergman, Caitlin Breuer, Elodie Dufour, Colin Dvorak, Nicholas Ege, Ellen Fox, Natalie Freese, Linzy Friedlein, Arianna Hayes, Connor Hayes, Allison Kehl, Lindan Legel, Zachary Newman, Drake Oppold, Robert Reifsteck, Addie Rice, Stanlee Rillie, Chase Rowe, Kendall Schulz, Hannah Smith, Alexander Staver, Echo Taylor, Erin Vanderheyden, Alyssa Vincent, Kara Wickler, Kiley Wickler, Cecelia Zink


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The November meeting of Blackhawk Unit of Home Extension will be held on Thursday evening, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. at the home of Shirley Oppold with Brenda Hass as co-hostess. Ruth Keltner will give the lesson on “I’m Positive I’m Aging”. The minor lesson on “Family Christmas Traditions” will be given by Jo Wenzel. If you have not paid your $15 dues, please do so at this time. Nonperishable food items collected will be taken to the Lena Food Pantry. Come and join us.

First Quarter Honor Roll Grade 9: Austin Chumbler, Ashton Davis, Hannah Deininger, Vanessa Ernst, Keaton Graves, Brynn Haas, Kenze Haas, Braden Jones, Cierra Mapes, Diana Montalvo, Rebecca Pehl, Elijah Rice, Callie Roberts, Raeann Roberts, Kassadie Sullivan Grade 10: Elise Adleman, Kaylee Allen, Kamden Baber, Wyatt Baber, Taylor Broshous, Mitchel Coffey, Lucas Crome, Madelynn Ertmer, Andrew Haas, Hunter Hille, James Hille, Hayley Johnson, Ivannie Jones, Janet Katzenberger, Evan Kazijian, Madison Lara, Cheyenne Mapes, Patrick Mensendike, Alyssa Randecker, Jaden Rice, Simon Rillie, Bryce Smith, Tiana Timpe, Devin Wickler, Kiersten Winters Grade 11: Tyler Bartch,

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Randy Downing (right), from the Unitarian Universalist Church of Stockton, presents a $295.88 check to Steve Barg, Executive Director of the Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation (JDCF). Each month the UU Church donates all of the money received in its Sunday collection plate to a charitable organization of its choice; September was JDCF’s turn. The UU Church of Stockton is delighted to partner with JDCF in fulfilling their mission of “preserving land for the lasting well-being of people and wildlife”. We also congratulate JDCF on the observance of their 25th year of making Jo Daviess County a better place today and for future generations.

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Halloween is a memory, and we are impatiently waiting the end of the election (I am so tired of ads and calls and how much money is being spent I could scream) and maybe the beginning of the insanity of the end of the year. I love these crisp days, and when the sun shines, it is glorious. This week’s recipes have a little of that and a

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Kiki Case grew up in Scales Mound and later had an Arabian horse farm in Texas for many years before moving back home. Her collection of Arabian horse art, brass horse items and antiques are like you have never seen before! Photos on A partial listing follows and will be updated: Antiques - Kellogg wall crank phone, Evans duck decoys, 3 Victorian caned chairs made in Galena, 2 sets of caned chairs, rush seat chair, Chippendale mirror, Victorian gold framed mirror, several old pine framed mirrors, Kellogg Switchboard wall phone, antique cedar chest, 2 very old metal clad steamer trunks, wood trunk, large roll top desk, very old pine writing desk, sad iron, vintage single bed, Victorian spool corner shelf, large number of 78sp records, Leica camera, ornate cast plate, antique choppers, vintage cast iron horse heads, old horse bits, spur & stirrup, sleigh bells, mortar & pestle Brass- Bronze Items - Solid brass monastery bell, Swiss cow bell, wall hanging brackets, F.H. Shearer & Co. clock, several door knockers, variety of unusual wall hooks, collection of brass cow tags, hurricane lanterns, brass hanging scale, many brass horse figures, 4 brass dragons, Confederate States brass trivet, brass buckles, 8 brass candlesticks- old, over 100 brass harness medallions, brass ducks, old brass box, brass pot hanger. Sterling Silver Items - Large souvenir spoon collection from the 1920’s, serving platters and bowls, Crescent expanding trivet, silver candlesticks, serving utensils, Victorian silver breakfast dishes w/ revolving lids, many old trophy platters, silver & glass coasters, Antique Toys - Kenton Cast Iron Overland Circus Wagon, wooden Borden horse & wagon, old child’s cash register bank, very old horse on wheels w/wooden wagon, several old stuffed toys Artwork - Huge collection of framed Arabian horse art prints; Harrison Begay ‘Spotted Pony’, Belvidere House watercolor, Becky Tvordik watercolor, Navajo sand painting, hunting scene prints, lots of old Mexican hand painted pieces, Chicago Board of Trade etching- Otto Schneider; China - Set of 6 antique 22 carat gold plated serving plates w/platter & server, 2 large sets china, Worro covered dish, Yellow Depression glass vases, large covered tureen, owl pitcher, Horse Equipment - Saddle blankets; assorted headstalls, many English & Western bits & spurs; hanging racks, full set of farrier equip.; training surcingle, girths, old English saddle, misc. tack; tack trunks Jo Daviess, Galena & Scales Mound Items - History of Jo Daviess County 1878, History Encyclopedia of Illinois & Jo Davies County, many old historical pamphlets, old platt books Old Books - Collection of old books on Chicago, 1834 small bible, about 20 antique books. Household - Cherry cabinet entertainment center, White sewing machine w/table and many extras, lots of shelving, glass top side tables, coffee table, 3 heavy wood chairs, patio set, Konica camera set, Jewelry, Coins & Fur Coats - Lots of high quality costume jewelry, some old; State Bank of Scales Mound 1971 Commemorative silver dollar, jar of buffalo nickels, Liberty dollar, Olympic dollar & stamps, rabbit fur coat, raccoon fur coat, mink stole. Previews from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Friday Nov. 9th. Not responsible for accidents/announcements on sale day take precedence/Cash or Good Check. No Buyers Premium added. Photos on Questions-815-238-4388 Auctioneers: Tina Hollis 441.000339 /Edward Homb 441.002336


little of this—I think there might be a broccoli theme in here somewhere. The first recipe is for a cabbage salad that has an interesting lime and honey dressing. You can make your own slaw with cabbage and shredded carrots, but the bagged one is so much easier. If you are like me, you don’t have extra cabbage left when you are using the bagged mix. I shred radishes on my small hand shredder, and it works great. Try this interesting cabbage slaw with any pork dish, and it is great. Cabbage Salad Dressing: ¼ C. fresh lime juice 3 T. olive oil 1 T. honey Salt and pepper to taste 1 bag coleslaw mix (14 oz.) 3 large shredded radishes 1 avocado, dices ¼ C. sliced green onions Whisk together lime juice, oil and honey; season with salt and

pepper. Toss the coleslaw mix, radishes, avocado, green onions with dressing; season with salt and pepper I am into stir fry recipes these days, and the next two use chicken and beef as the main dish ingredient. The second one has a hot pepper in it, and you can drop that if peppers aren’t your favorite. Use some pepper flakes instead if you need a little heat. Enjoy these fast main dishes for a change before we get all wrapped up in turkey and things. Orange Chicken Stir Fry 5 T. olive oil, divided 1 medium red pepper, seeded and chopped 1 small red onion, chopped 1 C. sliced carrots ½ lb. fresh green beans, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into ½ inch thick strips ¼ C. cornstarch ¼ C. chicken broth ¼ C. orange marmalade


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1 T. Worcestershire sauce 1 t. ground ginger ¾ t. garlic powder In a large nonstick saucepan, heat 1 tablespoon of oil over medium high heat. Add the pepper, onion, and carrot; cook for 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium. Add green beans; cover and cook, stirring occasionally until vegetables are tender, about10 minutes. Remove from pan. In a large bowl, toss together the chicken and cornstarch until coated. Increase the heat to high, add remaining 4 tablespoons of oil to the pan. Add chicken and cook until browned and meat thermometer in thickest portion registers 165, about 8 minutes. Return vegetable mixture to pan. Add broth, marmalade, Worcestershire, ginger and garlic; cook until sauce is slightly thickened, about 1 minute. Serve over hot cooked rice. Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry 12 oz. Spaghetti 3 T. sesame oil 1/3 C. low sodium soy sauce 2 T. sugar 2 T. rice vinegar 4 garlic cloves, minced 1¼ lbs. sirloin steak, sliced thinly against the grain 1 t. cornstarch 4 T. oil 1 head broccoli, cut into small florets 1 can (8 oz.) sliced water chestnuts 1 chile pepper halved and thinly sliced 3 green onions, thinly sliced Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook

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ies 5 oz. cream cheese, softened ½ C. sugar 1 pkg. (11 oz.) soft caramels 2 T. milk 3 (4 oz.) bars semisweet chocolate, chopped 2 T. unsalted butter 1 pkg. (8.7 oz.) Twix Candy bars chopped Preheat the oven to 350. Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with baking spray with flour. Line pan with parchment paper, letting excess extend over the sides of the pan. In a large bowl, stir together the brownie mix, eggs, oil, and ¼ cup of water until well combined. Spread batter into prepared pan. Bake until just set, 15-20 minutes. Let cool completely. Position oven rack in top third of oven; leave oven on. In the bowl of a food processor, pulse together the shortbread cookies, cream cheese, and sugar until well combined. Press mixture on top of cooled brownie layer; bake for 8 minutes. In a medium saucepan, cook caramels and milk over medium low heat, stirring frequently until melted and smooth. Spread onto cookie layer. Freeze until caramel is set, about 30 minutes. In a small sauce-

pan, cook chocolate and butter over low heat, stirring constantly, until melted and smooth. Spread chocolate onto caramel layer; top with chopped Twix bars. Refrigerate until chocolate is set, about 30 minutes. Using excess parchment as handles, remove from pan before cutting bars. Sprinkle with chopped candy bars. The trick or treaters were really cute. I didn’t have quite as many as last year, but we still had several hundred of the little ghosts and goblins, princesses, sports figures, action figures, and many more. The most original and cutest was one that was a stick of dynamite. Almost to a fault they were polite and thanked us as they collected their



Holiday Family Movie Series Saturday movies start at 10 a.m. November 10 Nutcracker and the Four Realms (PG) – $4 November 17 The Grinch (PG) – $4 November 24 Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (PG-13) – $4 December 1 Home Alone (PG) – FREE

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candy. Once again the Village of Lena and the Lena Fire Department provided extra help on Mason and Oak Streets. We still had some people who raced down Mason Street, and I always breathe a sigh of relief when the night is over. Thank you to those adults who manned the streets to keep our children safe. (I need to start lobbying for more lights on our very dark streets.) We continue to look for some apple, squash, and pork recipes as well as Thanksgiving recipes. If you would like to share, please send them in. You can contact us in person, by mail, or email us at From Lena’s Kitchens, Shopper’s Guide at 213 S. Center St. or email

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(Continued from page 14) as the label directs Drain and trans3 medium apples, peeled, cored, fer to a bowl and toss with 1 table- and diced Heat butter in a large skillet over spoon sesame oil. Mix the soy sauce, sugar, vin- medium heat until light brown, then egar, garlic and remaining sesa- pour into a large bowl. Cover and me oil and ¼ cup water in a small chill 30 minutes, stirring once. Preheat the oven to 350. Lightly bowl.. Toss 3 tablespoons of the mixture with the beef in a medium grease a 9 x 13 baking dish. Whisk together the flour, bakbowl. Whisk the cornstarch into ing powder, cinnamon, and salt in the remaining soy sauce mixture. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large a bowl. In another bowl, beat toskillet over medium-high heat. gether the browned butter, sugar, Add the broccoli and let brown brown sugar, and eggs with an elecon the bottom, about 1½ minutes. tric mixer until smooth and creamy. Toss and continue cooking, toss- Beat in flour mixture until well ing occasionally until bright green, combined. Fold in apples, then about 3-5 minutes. Season light- spread batter evenly in prepared ly with salt. Remove to a baking baking dish. Bake until a toothpick sheet. Add another tablespoon inserted into the center comes out of oil to the skillet and heat until with most crumbs clinging, about shimmering, Add half the meat and 45 minutes. Transfer pan to a wire let brown on the bottom for 30 sec- rack to cool. If you like caramel and chocoonds. Place on baking sheet; repeat with rest of the beef including the late, these brownies are for you. It rest of the oil. Reduce the heat is easy on preparation because you to medium. Add the water chest- start with a brownie mix. Enjoy nuts and the chili to the skillet and these gooey treats when you need a toss just to heat. Stir in the soy chocolate fix. Chocolate Caramel Candy Bar sauce-cornstarch mixture. Add to the skillet and bring to a simmer. Brownies 1 box (18.4 oz.) brownie mix Add the broccoli and meat with any 2 eggs juices to the skillet and toss to coat ½ C. oil and heat through, about 1 minute. ½ C. water Serve over the pasta and top with 1 pkg. (10 oz.) shortbread cookgreen onions. Since apples are in abundance this time of year, this recipe is an easy one to make. It doesn’t have many ingredients, so it is easy to put together. Apple and Brown Butter BlondFULLY INSURED ies 1¼ C. butter Additions 2 C. flour Decks 1 t. baking powder Ceramic Tile 1 t. cinnamon ¼ t. salt 1 C. sugar (815)947-3568 1 C. packed brown sugar HOME 2 eggs

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Community Holiday Tree Lighting Enjoy refreshments and holiday caroling as we “flip the switch” to light up Freeport’s holiday tree! Sunday, November 18 • 5 p.m. Stephenson Street side of FHN Memorial Hospital Refreshments • Holiday caroling • Santa • No charge Holiday Storytelling Listen to a holiday story or two in Santa’s visiting area. Thursday, November 29 and Thursday, December 13 • 6 p.m. Freeport Public Library, 100 E. Douglas Street, Freeport • No charge Community Festival of Trees Enjoy holiday trees decorated by local service organizations, clubs and church groups competing for prizes. Vote for your favorite holiday tree December 3-15! Monday, December 3 – Saturday, December 29 Freeport Public Library, 100 E. Douglas Street Hosted by FHN and the Freeport Public Library • No charge Highland Youth Choir Performance Enjoy a holiday performance by the Highland Youth Choir and tour the FHN

Community Festival of Trees. Monday, December 3 • 5:30 p.m. Freeport Public Library, 100 E. Douglas Street, Freeport • No charge Singin’ at the King Enjoy holiday music from area schools. Thursday, December 6 • 5:30 p.m. Martin Luther King Center, King Community Campus, 511 S. Liberty Avenue, Freeport • Barrels available for nonperishable food donations to the Freeport Area Church Cooperative Luminary Night Enjoy the beauty of the soft light of luminaries as FHN joins this annual neighborhood tradition. Sunday, December 16 • Dusk Along Stephenson Street and Lincoln Boulevard • No charge Visit for a complete listing of Festival of Trees events, including Santa’s visiting schedule. Happy Holidays from your friends at FHN!


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These seven young men registered perfect scores for the quarter in Ms. Pieper’s third grade.

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In honor of the end of WWI, the WWI Centennial Commission is asking everyone to toll their bells on Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. local time. Toll them 21 times at five second intervals. The Lena American Legion Auxiliary is collecting pictures of servicemen and women, both past and present in their military uniform. We don’t want the originals but would like a copy about 8-1/2 by 11 or whatever. Put the name of the individual on the back of the picture. Pictures will not be returned. We would like to make a window display for Veterans’ Day. We would like the pictures by Oct. 15, if possible. Please send them to Veteran’s Picture, PO Box 21, Lena, IL 61048. For more information, please contact the legion at or 815-369-4684.

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Shop Small in Stockton There is so much to enjoy about fall. Autumn colors, tastes, and events will fill Stockton, IL. What better way to spend Autumn than by Shopping Small! Stockton will be celebrating small businesses Nov. 23 and 24. On Nov, 23, select businesses will be staying open late for Friday Night Lights. Make sure to check out the list below to see where you can stop into! #SmallBusinessSaturday will take place on Nov. 24, with special deals from local businesses. Stockton Shop Small Deals: These Stockton business will be offering specials! Head on in

to take advantage and support our local businesses! #ShopSmall Marie’s Wood Carving will be open until 8 p.m. Friday, 11/23, and Saturday, 11/24 they will be open 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. with ten percent off everything both days! Coxy’s Liquor Store will be open Friday, 11/23 until 10 p.m. On Saturday, 11/24, they will be offering discounts on a variety of special holiday liquors and beer! Woodbine Bend will be open their regular hours of 5 until 9 p.m. Friday, 11/23 and Saturday, 11/24. They will be serving roasted New Zealand rack of lamb with a bordelaise sauce. As well

as a center cut, bone in pork prime rib with Dijon mustard cream sauce served with red potatoes and fresh veggies. They will also be offering twenty percent off bottles of wine and two-dollar domestic beers! Stop in to the other participating businesses on #FridayNightLights and #SmallBusinessSaturday! Kreider Services, Stockton Museum, Savvy Scavenger, Sweet Alice’s, Beautifully Berkeley’s, Stella’s, Glad Rags, Wursters Sales & Service, Barkau Automotive, Fritz Nursery, FurstStaffing, Subway.

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Stockton Heritage Museum ends 2018 with events and celebrations The Stockton Heritage Museum held the last open weekend of the season this past weekend, but the end of the year will be busy. Nov. 10, at 2 p.m., the Museum will hold their Annual Meeting and Program, “the Evolving of Businesses of Stockton”, with presenter Warren Dixon. The presentation will focus on businesses which started in downtown and where they are today. All are welcome. The Museum will also be open on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 24th, from 10-2, in support of the Businesses of Stockton. As a non-profit entity, the Museum is supported by our members and donors. In shopping at the Museum, you are supporting the efforts of the Museum to document and display all the amazing history of Stockton, the Gateway to Jo Daviess County and the Driftless Area of Northwestern

Illinois. The Second Annual Festival of Trees will be held at the Stockton Heritage Museum on Dec. 8-9 and Dec. 15 and 16. The Museum will be open from 10 to 2 on Saturdays and Sundays from 11-2. Any business or individual are welcome to decorate a tree to be displayed at the Museum in December. The Museum supports any appropriate theme and welcomes the theme this year from the Chamber of Commerce, “Christmas Around the World”. Please let the Museum know if you are interested in decorating a tree, by emailing More info provided on our Facebook page Stockton Heritage Museum. We look forward to seeing you at all our festivities. If you have questions, please call 947-2220 and leave a message, or leave an email.

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Stockton Blackhawk #20 Colin Dvorak moves the ball downfield in the first quarter of Saturday’s first round playoff loss to Dakota.

Northwest Illinois Daily Drawing October winners The Daily Drawing is a drawing for specified cash prizes between $50 and $250 awarded to a ticket owner every single day (365 days) from Oct. 1, 2018 – Sept. 30, 2019 to those donating for a ticket. A ticket can win multiple times throughout the year. Twelve organizations, plus six sub-contracting organizations from JoDaviess, Carroll & Stephenson County sponsor the Northwest Illinois Daily Drawing, a cooperative fundraiser. Sponsoring organizations include: Caring Community of Elizabeth, East Dubuque Music Boosters, Freeport Dance Team, Galena Music Boosters, Hanover Alumni Association, Lena-Winslow Education Foundation, Pearl City Athletic Boosters, River Ridge Education Association, Stewards of the Upper Mississippi River Refuge, Stockton Strong, Warren Athletic Boosters and West Carroll Sports Boosters. Sub-contracting organizations include: Elizabeth Food Basket,

Elizabeth Historical Society, Galena 15th . Monday . $50 – Georgia VanElks Scholarship Committee, Hanover digo, Apple River Chamber of Commerce, Scales Mound 16th . Tuesday . $50 – Dennis VenTravelers and Volunteer Visitors of Huizen, Stockton Northwest Illinois. 17th . Wednesday . $50 – McKenna The October 2018 winners are: Peart, Scales Mound 1st . Monday . $250 – Rick Kenny, 18th . Thursday . $50 – Kelly Lewis, Warren Terre Haute, IN 2nd . Tuesday. $50 – Brianna Ensor, 19th . Friday . $50 – Tim Abel, ElizFreeport abeth 3rd . Wednesday . $50 – Sandy May, 20th . Saturday . $50 – Jennifer Freeport Korte, Scales Mound 4th . Thursday . $50 – Liz Grissing21st . Sunday . $50 – Steve Douglas, er, Hanover Galena 5th . Friday . $50 – Terra Stoeffler, 22nd . Monday . $50 – Johnny & East Dubuque Sue Eversoll, Elizabeth 6th . Saturday . $50 – Ted Thomas, 23rd . Tuesday . $50 – Debbie PasOverland Park, KS chke, Mt Carroll 7th . Sunday . $50 – Mary Calfee, 24th . Wednesday . $50 – Tammy Monticello, IA Lee, Galena 8th . Monday . $150 – Cindy Weems, 25th . Thursday . $50 – Marty JohnMt Carroll son, Galena 9th . Tuesday . $50 – Joyce Gerle26th . Friday . $50 – Matthew Lestiman, Elizabeth kow, Freeport 10th . Wednesday . $50 – Jan 27th . Saturday . $50 – Deb Block, Schmid, Wheeling Warren 11th . Thursday . $50 – Corey Wach28th . Sunday . $50 – Dennis Venter, Elizabeth Huizen, Stockton 12th . Friday . $50 – Bridgid Hoff29th . Monday . $50 – Adam Tollers, man, Elizabeth Pearl City 13th . Saturday . $50 – Ben Hulscher, 30th . Tuesday . $50 – Gary Magee, Galena Stockton Volunteer Visitors of Northwest Il14th . Sunday . $50 – Jack Wirtz, 31st . Wednesday . $50 – Tom Griflinois invites you to join us at our No- Hanover fin, Apple River vember Community education meeting “Seated Massage Techniques for ANTIQUES, COLLECTIBLES & MISC. Caregivers” given by Mary Rubel, LMT on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 10 a.m. ITEMS AUCTION at our office, 105 S Main St., Stock507 E. MAIN ST. • LENA ton, IL. Learn easy and gentle techniques SUNDAY, Nov. 11, 2018 - 10:00 A.M. to bring stress relief and relaxation ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES: handmade three-quarter size horse to anyone you care for. Regardless drawn sleigh; apple press; bar stools; wicker baby buggy; Hearthside of their age or yours, this class is for dress form; wood Borden’s & beer cases; Bud Light neon sign; shelf you! By attending this informative clock; Griswold cast fry pan; vintage & Hallmark x-mas ornaments; and fun class, you will gain the skill antique tools; copper & brass pcs; cookbooks; Santa Fe HO-gauge and confidence to help those you care train set; Standard Oil thermometer; marbles; glass candy containers; about the most. Please bring one bed buttons; rings; costume jewelry; adv tins; Weapons of War book; WWII pillow and one large bath towel and book; show case items; crock bowls; Pyrex mixing bowls; Redwing, wear loose, comfortable clothing. Haeger & Hull Art vases; Cape Cod & milk glass; Franciscan Apple Mary Rubel is a licensed Massage dish set; glassware; bird figurines; HOUSEHOLD & MISC. ITEMS: Therapist practicing in Elizabeth and maple drop front secretary; chests; wood book shelf units; Pleasant at Tomori Salon and Spa in Stockton. Hearth 1500watt room heater (NEW); Filter Queen Majestic cannister Mary also volunteers for Volunteer vacuum; steel wheeled wood wheelbarrows for yard decoration; Visitors of Northwest Illinois. portable air compressor; half-ton chain hoist; assorted tools. This event is free, open to the pubTERMS: CASH or GOOD CHECK lic and the office is handicap accessible. To RSVP, please call the office LOBDELL AUCTION SERVICE - 815-238-0832 at 815-947-3260 so we have enough IL LICENSE #440000644 - handouts for everyone.

Seated massage techniques for caregivers

Chase Rowe #42, goes up for a catch, but comes up short during Stockton’ s first round game with Dakota.


SATURDAY, NOV. 10 AT 9 AM 114 N. BRIDGE, ELEROY, IL 61048 Family owned home with over 1,500 square feet of living area and many newer updates including a newer family room, laundry room and bathroom! Featuring an open kitchen with island, living room, family room, laundry room, 3 Br’s and 2 baths! Wood burner, newer roof, furnace, drain field, well pump, pressure tank, water heater, entry doors & storm windows! Large wrap around deck, stainless steel appliances and a beautiful landscaped yard! Please call Munda Auctions at 815-232-8813 for more information or a private showing of this beautiful property located in the Lena Winslow School District! Minimum opening bid only $56,000.00! Munda Auction License # 044000166 329530


SATURDAY, Nov. 10, 2018 - 10:00 A.M.

NOTE: Large auction with many surprises. Come take a look!! Many boxes packed at time of listing. ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES: oak table w/claw feet; humpback trunk; 1930’s car trunk; Double K Nuts retail display; video slot machines; Schlitz metal signs; N.O.S. Pabst Genuine Draft lighted sign; N.O.S. Schlitz beer signs; wooden crates; casino back glass from vintage slot machines; movie posters; Voland 100 scale in glass display; aluminum x-mas trees; Hallmark & Campbell’s x-mas ornaments; felt pennants; comic books; bag lots of Pez; FP toys; racing collectibles; autographed baseballs & sports cards; sports cards; Guardians of the Galaxy toys; Lemax figures for train set layouts; Precious Moments; Cherished Teddies; Smurf glasses; A&W mugs; Schlitz glasses; S&P sets; Union & Political pins; postcards; framed matchbooks & pin-up cards; buttons on cards; Yard Machines 21” rear bagger push mower (like new); NEW 10x10 tent w/sides; lg shop vac. TERMS: CASH or GOOD CHECK


LOBDELL AUCTION SERVICE - 815-238-0832 IL LICENSE #440000644 -


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Church news

Black Hawk Run Golf Course is closing for the season November 1st. Opening again in the Spring of 2019. Thank you for your patronage in 2018. Hope to see you in the spring. Have a good holiday season. BLACK HAWK RUN GOLF COURSE 3501 S. GOLF ROAD STOCKTON, IL 61085 815-947-3011 330890

St. John’s Lutheran Church You’re invited to join us for worship at St. John’s on Sunday, Nov. 11. The service will include the Joy Choir and the Blessing of the Harvest Home Collection. Please bring all items for the Food Pantry to worship on Sunday. The Sunday School continue their “Dig In-Discipleship” study beginning at 10:15 a.m. The Confirmation Class will meet at 10:15 a.m. The Property Committee will also meet after worship. The Youth Groups continue to meet at St. John’s. The SPOTS (grades four-six) will meet at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11. The 5th Quarter (grades seven-eight) meet at 6 p.m. followed by the Genesis (high school) meet at 7:30 p.m. Congratulations to Chris Kempel,

Pearl City, IL for winning the the $200 Calendar Raffle drawing on Oct. 31. The Men’s Breakfast will be held at Little John’s on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 7:30 a.m. The Women’s Gathering will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 9:45 a.m. in Luther Hall. After fellowship and a Bible Study, they will be making ornaments. (This is rescheduled from October.) You’re welcome to stay for baked potato bar, salad and dessert lunch. Sign-up on the bulletin board. Need a place to hold an event in Pearl City? The main hall at St. John’s is available for rent. Call the church for more information and availability. St. John’s Lutheran Church is at 229 S. First Street, Pearl City, Illi-

nois. The office phone number is 815-443-2215 (mornings). All are invited to our weekly worship services and youth to our Sunday School and youth ministries. You may also email at

Elizabeth EMS hosts 39th Annual Pancake Supper

Elizabeth Community Ambulance Service wants you to come and celebrate 39 years with us. Join us for our 39th Annual Pancake Supper featuring Chris Cakes, the “Crazy Pancake Man” on Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Elizabeth Community Building. Tickets are $7 for Adults and $3.50 for Kids 10 and under. Carry-outs are available. The Community Building is handicap accessible. This is our only fundraiser of the year. All proceeds go towards upgrading our equipment and protective clothing for the EMTs. We hope to see you at the Pancake Supper! Thank you in advance for your continued support of the Elizabeth Community Ambulance Service. Cedarville Emmanuel Church Cedarville Emmanuel Church will host its Annual FREE Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 22, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. This meal is for people who are alone, who are new to the area, or for those who would like a great meal and family fellowship. The church is located at 175 N. Cedar Street in Cedarville. Meals will be delivered to community area shut-ins. Please call 815-563-4315 if you are in need of a delivery. Kent/Willow United Methodist Churches The Kent/Willow United Methodist Churches will worship together Sunday, Nov. 11, at Kent UMC at 9 a.m. Pastor Chuck Wolbers will bring the message along with veteran’s recognition. We will also collect Samaritans Purse shoeboxes. All are invited and welcome to stay for fellowship. Sunday School is at 10:30 a.m., studying from the Upper Room. Kent Church is located in beautiful downtown Kent, IL. For more information, please call Pastor Chuck at 815-947-2541.

Get outdoors

Enjoy the crisp, cool air by getting outdoors! Start a new family tradition by going on a family walk before or after dinner.

Meal planning made easy


* Outline meals you plan to eat for the week and use it as a guide. * If you have veggies, dairy, and protein at one meal, include fruit and grains in the next to cover all five food groups. * Choose a variety of protein foods throughout the week. If you have chicken one day, try seafood, beans, lean meat, or eggs other days. * Prepare enough of a dish to eat multiple times during the week. Making leftovers part of your plan can save money and time.