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February 2018

American Red Cross Blood Donations

February 16 - 28

Winter storms and the flu don’t just mean a lot of people are missing work and school – it also means they can’t keep their American Red Cross blood and platelet donation appointments. The Red Cross is urging healthy donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve to help maintain the blood supply for patients in need. In 2018, severe winter weather forced about 600 blood drives to cancel, resulting in more than 17,500 uncollected blood and platelet…

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Mendota High School: Bus Drivers Needed

February 19
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Every 2 weeks on Monday until March 31, 2018

Mendota High School is looking for Bus Drivers. No experience necessary. Training is provided. For more information please contact Gary Kettleborough at 815-538-6211.

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Spring Road Postings

February 19
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Every 2 days until February 22, 2018

Spring Road Postings will go into effect February 15th until further notice for La Moille roads.

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Youth Service Bureau in Search of Foster Parents.

February 20

Youth Service Bureau of Illinois Valley is looking for foster parents to care for children who have been abused or neglected by their biological families. Foster parents are role models, teacher, friends, and support for children. Youth Service of Illinois Valley will be hosting an informational meeting on Tuesday, February 20th at 5:00p.m. Youth Service of Illinois Valley is located at 424 W. Madison St, Ottawa. If you would like more information feel to contact Jami Valenzuela at 815-431-3031.

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IVCC Dance Classes

February 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Every week until March 13, 2018

Illinois Valley Community College’s Continuing Education Office will offer two dance classes Tuesdays, Feb. 6 through March 13 at Oglesby Lincoln School’s gymnasium with instructors Jane and Rodney Schomas. “Wedding Reception Survival” (HLR-5108-402) meets from 7 to 8:15 p.m. and students will learn the Electric Slide, Cha Cha slide, Swing, Waltz and slow dance moves. “Two Step” (HLR-5124-402), a beginner’s level introduction to footwork and turns, meets from 8:15 to 9:30 p.m. Cost of either class is $58 and students…

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The Basics – memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease at the Peru Public Library

February 21

If Alzheimer’s disease or dementia affects you or someone, you know it is time to learn the facts. The Peru Public Library is hosting The Basics – memory loss, dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease on Wednesday afternoon, February 21 from 1-2:30 pm. Presented by the Illinois Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, this program provides information on diagnosis, risk factors, disease stages, treatment options and much more.   This program is hour and program includes time for questions and answers. The Basics…

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JOSEPH J. HOHNER SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE

February 21
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Every week until April 13, 2018

LaSalle, Marshall, Putnam County Regional Superintendent of Schools, Christopher B. Dvorak, has announced that applications for the Joseph J. Hohner Scholarship for the 2018-2019 school year are now available on the Regional Office web site, www.roe35.org.  This scholarship is available for LaSalle County residents with preference going to Ottawa residents.  Mr. Dvorak stated that applications for the scholarship must be completed in their entirety and submitted to his office by April 13, 2018. Joseph J. Hohner was an Ottawa physician…

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Spring Road Postings

February 21
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Every 2 days until February 22, 2018

Spring Road Postings will go into effect February 15th until further notice for La Moille roads.

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American Cancer Society Road To Recovery Program

February 21 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Every week until March 31, 2018

One of the biggest roadblocks to cancer treatment is lack of transportation. That’s why the American Cancer Society Road To Recovery program provides patients with free rides to and from cancer-related medical appointments. And we need your help. Volunteer to become a Road To Recovery driver and help give patients a much needed ride. You might be surprised by the pick me up you get in return. To learn more please visit cancer.org/drive or call 1.800.227.2345.

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“Robert Louis Stevenson: Myths Revealed

February 22

Storyteller and writer, Tricia Kelly, will present “Robert Louis Stevenson: Myths Revealed,” at 6:30pm on Thursday, February 22nd at Graves-Hume Public library. We may think of Stevenson as the author of Treasure Island or A child’s Garden of Verses, but he also wrote chilling tales like The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and the short story of The Body Snatcher. Tricia recounts the strange-than-fiction life of Stevenson and shares some of the ghastly, real-life people and events…

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