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CEMETERY WALK SPOTLIGHTS 5 FROM THE PAST PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 23 April 2014 00:00

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The Annual Olio Cemetery Walk will be held from 2:00 - 4:00 PM on Sunday, May 4. Eureka College students will portray five individuals, including Sarah Jane Davidson Crawford, shown above with her husband N.B. Crawford, M.D.  

 

Eureka College Students to Portray Figures from Eureka’s Past

EUREKA – The Eureka College Theatre Department and the Woodford County Historical Society will host their sixth annual cemetery walk from 2:00 - 4:00 PM on Sunday, May 4 at Olio Township Cemetery, 1015 S. Main St.

The students have researched the people’s lives and will be wearing costumes indicative of the time periods. The student actors are Kristen Franz of Metamora, Kirsti McDonnell of Washington, Hannah Lane of Trivoli, Joel Shoemaker of Mahomet and Tim Jenkins of Watseka.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 April 2014 14:16
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Advocate Eureka Hospital Compassion Closet PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 23 April 2014 00:00

EUREKA - The Compassion Closet at Advocate Eureka Hospital is an outreach program designed to provide appropriate clothing for patients who are sent home from the hospital.  Many times emergency room patient’s clothing is bloody or needs to be cut.  The Eureka United Methodist Women, The Eureka Greater Area Kiwanis Club and The HCE Sunrise Unit are collecting the items. To donate, call 467-4750 or you may drop them off at the information desk at Advocate Eureka Hospital, Monday-Friday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM and Saturday and Sunday 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM.  

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 April 2014 14:05
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MUSIC IN MINONK PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 23 April 2014 00:00

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MINONK -  Good sounds are floating in the almost-spring air from the Baptist Church basement in Minonk, as the Minonk Village Aires prepare for their Spring Concert, Saturday and Sunday, May 3 - 4, at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ. The concert on May 3 is at 7:00 PM.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 April 2014 09:08
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El Paso Library’s Grand Opening PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 23 April 2014 00:00

EL PASO - After years of planning, the addition to the El Paso Library will be celebrated from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM on Saturday, May 3. There will be many activities for people of all ages as well as drawings and give-aways.

For more information, call 309-527-4360 or visit www.elpasopubliclibrary.net.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 April 2014 13:59
 
Phillips Theological Seminary President to Deliver EC Baccalaureate Sermon PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 23 April 2014 00:00

EUREKA – The Rev. Gary Peluso-Verdend, president of Phillips Theological Seminary, Tulsa, will give the sermon at the Eureka College baccalaureate service for graduates at 6:30 PM, May 9 in the Cerf Center. The service is free and open to the public.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 April 2014 09:08
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LOCAL ARTISTS FEATURED AT NEW GALLERY PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 16 April 2014 00:00

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EAST PEORIA - Three local artists will display some of their work at the new “Time Gallery” which is located on the second floor of the clock tower building in the East Peoria Levee District. The featured artists are Susie Ryan (shown in photo) who specializes in pottery, Dawn Maloney who works in watercolor and pastels, and Jeff McSweeney, a professional photographer. Photo by Jeff McSweeney.

 

Levee District Acquires New Art Gallery

EAST PEORIA - Three Woodford County artists will display their work at the first exhibit at the “Time Gallery” in the new clock tower building in East Peoria’s Levee District. The artists are Dawn Maloney, Jeff McSweeney and Susie Ryan. An opening reception will be held from 4:30 - 6:30 PM on Friday, April 25. The gallery will feature new artists every 4 to 6 months.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 April 2014 09:24
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Sister Judith Ann Duvall to Speak at Eureka College Commencement PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 16 April 2014 00:00

EUREKA – Sister Judith Ann Duvall O.S.F., Chairperson of the OSF Healthcare System Board of Directors, will deliver the commencement address at Eureka College on May 10. She will share a message about faith, service and leadership with approximately 170 graduates at the 10:30 AM ceremony at Rinker Amphitheatre.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 April 2014 09:25
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Eureka College Appoints New Provost PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 16 April 2014 00:00

EUREKA – The vice president for academic affairs at Saint Joseph’s College, Rensselaer, Ind., has been named provost and dean at Eureka College. Daniel J. Blankenship will begin duties June 1.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 April 2014 14:30
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Run with Reagan Race PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 16 April 2014 00:00

 

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 EUREKA - The Run with Reagan 5k race got a good start on Saturday, April 12. Proceeds will benefit the Alumni fund and Alzheimer’s Association.  Photo by Jerry Riley. 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 April 2014 09:26
 
EC Names Ronald Reagan Leadership Fellows PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 16 April 2014 00:00

EUREKA – Eureka College has selected six incoming freshmen as Reagan Fellows in the Ronald W. Reagan Leadership Program. The award, based on leadership, service and academic excellence, includes a full-tuition scholarship over four years and global travel and professional mentorship opportunities. The students were selected from a field of 90 semifinalists in a competition held on campus in February.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 April 2014 14:21
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$17K OVER THE GOAL PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 09 April 2014 00:00

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EUREKA - Adding up all the fund-raising activities carried out by students of Eureka High School and Unit 140, Hope Week netted over $37,000 for St. Jude Children’s Hospital. The top fund-raising effort in years past was $26,000. Hope Week is a week-long fundraiser that takes place in Eureka schools and consists of fun activities every day. The program was started by Eureka High School Student Council Advisor, Stephanie Brown. Hope Week was created to help Dax Locke’s family reach their goal of raising $1.8 million dollars, the daily operating cost of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  Photo by Stephanie Drane Brown.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 April 2014 13:57
 
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Wednesday, 09 April 2014 00:00

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EUREKA – Former NASA space shuttle commander Scott Altman will participate in the 5K Run with Reagan on Saturday, April 12. The run will begin at 8:00 AM and will also feature a one-mile walk for those not up to running. Registration will be at the Alumni Tent, corner of Burgess St. and Reagan Drive. Proceeds from the event will go directly to the Ronald W. Reagan Society of Eureka College as well as the Alzheimer’s Association. Each participant will get a race t-shirt and a post-race pancake breakfast.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 April 2014 13:46
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Kaufman Park Golf Course Women’s League PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 09 April 2014 00:00

EUREKA - The 2014 golf season for Kaufman Park Golf Course Women’s League will begin with the luncheon on Tuesday, April 29 at noon at Denharts in Washington. For reservations please call Marilyn Walter, 467-3881; Elaine Hartter, 467-3856; or Nancy Maccari, 744-2210; by April 17.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 April 2014 13:42
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GROWING TOMATOES ON STRAW PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 09 April 2014 00:00

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EUREKA -  Straw Bale Gardening teaches gardening in a way that isn’t only new, but is thoroughly innovative and revolutionary to home gardening.  It solves every impediment today’s home gardeners face: bad soil, weeds, a short growing season, watering problems, limited gardening space, and even physical difficulty working on ground level. At 6:30 PM on Tuesday, April 22, at the Eureka Public Library, join Gretchen Strauch, Woodford County University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener, to learn more about Straw Bale Gardening.  The class is free to the public, but registration is required. Please call the library at 309-467-2922 to register by April 19. Photo by evog.blogspot.com

Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 April 2014 13:41
 
BREAD MONK DEMONSTRATES AWESOME BREAD PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 09 April 2014 00:00

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EUREKA - Father Dominic Garramone visited Eureka on April 5, making bread baking look so simple. Over 100 people were on hand at Eureka Christian Church to enjoy his presentation and taste the results of his cooking, including mint chip muffins, and two kinds of herb bread, each with a meaning  and a purpose.  News Bulletin photo.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 April 2014 13:37
 
BARN QUILT ANYONE? PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 02 April 2014 00:00

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 Drive through McLean or Kankakee counties in Illinois and you will frequently spot a barn with a huge quilt block mounted on it. The paintings are part of the University of Illinois Extension Barn Quilt program, and they are coming soon to Woodford County. Aimee Ingalls (left) and Amy Wuethrich met with the committee recently to continue the planning which will result in 10 ‘barn quilts’ being installed on barns in our county in 2014. News Bulletin photo.  

 

Barn Quilt Program Planned for Woodford County

EUREKA - Aimee Ingalls, U of I Extension Educator, met with members of the Barn Quilt Committee to continue the plans for bringing the program to Woodford County. 

Barn Quilts are 6-foot by 6-foot quilt block designs painted on plywood panels.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 April 2014 09:00
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Don’t Miss the St. Luke’s Fish Fry PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 02 April 2014 00:00

EUREKA - The famous St. Luke’s Fish Fry will be held from 4:00 - 6:30 PM on Friday, April 11 at the St. Luke’s Catholic Church on Reagan Drive. It’s an all-you-can-eat meal featuring deep fried fish with potato salad, green beans and the ever popular hush puppies. The price is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12. In addition, the Women’s Guild will have a supply of pie and cake for purchase. Carry-outs will be available. For more information, call 467-4855.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 April 2014 09:02
 
Saxon Gives Overview of Lincoln, the Man PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 02 April 2014 00:00

METAMORA – Randall Saxon, well-known local historian, will give a talk about Abraham Lincoln to the Woodford County Historical Society at 7:00 PM on Thursday, April 10 at the Historic Metamora Courthouse. Mr. Saxon’s talk is entitled “Abraham Lincoln: Body, Mind and Spirit” and is an examination of Lincoln as a whole person, complete with foibles and ailments. The event is free and open to the public.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 April 2014 14:44
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Mystery Lovers Meet April 14 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 02 April 2014 00:00

EUREKA - The Mystery Book Club at Eureka Public Library will meet at 10:00 AM on Monday, April 14 to discuss the books that have kept them awake, reading long into the night. The May group will discuss books by Laura Childs as well as sample some of her recipes. Laura Childs writes the Tea Shop Mysteries, Scrapbook Mysteries and Cackleberry Club Mysteries. Her most recent publication is “Gilt Trip,” which is set in the New Orleans Garden District.

For more information, call 309-467-2922.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 April 2014 09:02
 
Eureka Lake Experiences Fish Kill Due to Cold Weather PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 02 April 2014 00:00

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EUREKA - Melissa Brown, Eureka City Administrator, was deluged by phone calls asking why all the fish were dying in Eureka Lake. It seems that they were not deliberately killed, but rather died because of a lack of dissolved oxygen in the lake following the rough winter we have just experienced. Photo by Melissa Brown.

 

EUREKA - On Tuesday, March 25, Eureka City Administrator Melissa Brown received confirmation from DNR District Biologist, Wayne Herndon, that the fish kill at Eureka Lake was due to a lack of dissolved oxygen in the lake following a long, cold winter. Herndon said, “I have worked on the Eureka fish population for 35 years and have never experienced winter conditions as severe as this year. There are many fish kills reported from many lakes and ponds throughout Illinois. Most of these fish kills resulted from limited dissolved oxygen levels. This was due to the length of time that ice was on the lake, and, also the length of time that snow-cover regulated the amount of oxygen being produced by phytoplankton.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 April 2014 14:52
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Hobo Symbols Illustrated and Explained PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 02 April 2014 00:00

EUREKA – Debra Henninger will explain the history of the symbols used by hobos in the Depression era to let other hobos know the kind of person living at houses around the country. In addition she will relate many of the hobo’s stories she learned while researching the subject. The program will be at 6:30 PM on Tuesday, April 15 at the Eureka Public Library, 202 S. Main. Debra Henninger is an area quilt shop owner and author of the book, “Hobo Quilts.” The book includes over 55 quilt blocks that use hobo symbols for their designs. Henninger will have her book available for sale and signing at the event. The presentation is free, but space is limited. Call the library at 309-467-2922 to register by April 12.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 April 2014 09:03
 
Create Cards for Soldiers PDF Print E-mail
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EUREKA - Support overseas U.S. soldiers and their families creatively by making greeting cards they can use to communicate with loved ones. At 6:30 PM on Monday, April 14 at the Eureka Public Library, 202 S. Main, Debi Smith will work with anyone interested in making greeting cards. The cards will be offered free of charge to soldiers serving in remote areas where it is difficult to purchase cards. All supplies are furnished, and the library’s Cricut cutter will be available to make custom letters and shapes. The event is free. To register, call the library at 309-467-2922 by April 11. The Soldier Cards Project is an ongoing monthly service offered at the library, meeting the second Monday of every month.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 April 2014 09:03
 
BREAD MONK COMES TO EUREKA PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 26 March 2014 00:00

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 EUREKA - Among the popular cooking idols of today, Fr. Dominic Garramone has a niche all his own. Not only is he a Catholic monk, but he has also been star of his own popular cooking show and has written several cooking-related books. We are fortunate that he will be at Eureka on April 5 to tell his story and to offer insights into the baking of great breads....and other goodies.  Photo by breadmonk.com.

  

Father Dominic to Present ‘Herb Breads with a Meaning’

EUREKA – Television host and author the Rev. Dominic Garramone will present “Herb Breads with a Meaning” at 10 AM, April 5 at the Eureka Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 302 S. Main St., Eureka.

Cost is $12. Proceeds will support projects of the Eureka College Women’s Board.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 March 2014 08:57
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‘Godspell’ Caps Eureka College Drama Season PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 26 March 2014 00:00

EUREKA – The Eureka College Theatre Department will cap its season with the Christian-themed musical “Godspell,” which will run at 7:30 PM, April 9, 10, 11 and 13, which is Palm Sunday, and 2:00 PM on Saturday, April 12.

The guest director is Chip Joyce of Peoria, who has acted in and directed numerous productions in the Peoria area. Musical director is Laura Weaver Hughes of Eureka.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 March 2014 14:34
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Heart House Spaghetti Supper and Bake Sale PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 26 March 2014 00:00

EUREKA - The Woodford County Heartline and Heart House Spagehtti Dinner will be held Thursday, April 3 from 3:30 - 7:30 PM in the Heart House Community Room. The cost for dine-in or carry-out is $6 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under. There will also be a bake sale separate from the supper. 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 March 2014 14:34
 
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