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Are you interested in learning how to cook using fresh ingredients without blowing your budget? University of Illinois Extension invites you to join us for the “Lettuce Cook with You! Cooking School,” a free cooking school offered by the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP).
Mediacom has announced that its Eastern Illinois area customers will see the first effects of the company’s digital upgrade next week when analog reception is eliminated for a handful of popular television channels.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced that the United States Department of Agriculture is seeking applications from rural small businesses and agricultural producers for funding to make energy efficiency improvements or to install renewable energy systems.
State Rep. Chapin Rose, R-Mahomet, will be on hand at the fourth annual RC Fest Saturday.
At 10 a.m. Rose will present 13-year-old event organizer Adam Munds with an award for being the most innovative blood drive coordinator in the state of Illinois. There will also be a banquet in January to honor him.
Read the full story in the July 24 issue of The County Star.
One of the entertainment opportunities available at this year’s Sidney Fun Daze will be a presentation of a series of science fiction reader’s theatre pieces.
The Creative Dramatics Workshop will perform short pieces from 1 p.m. until the parade on Saturday, July 26, at the Sidney Town Hall.
The 2014 Champaign County 4-H Project Expo was held last Friday and Saturday at Kesler Hall at the Champaign County Fairgrounds in Urbana.
A parade, car show, food and carnival rides will be among the highlights of the 11th annual Sidney Fun Daze festival set for July 25 and 26.
Proceeds from the festival’s car show will go to the Mills Breast Cancer Institute in Urbana.
“I’ve had a relationship with them over the last year with Redneck Apparel,” business owner and Sidney Improvement Group President Keith Kropp said.
Illinois State Police Safety Education Officer and Media Liaison Tracy Lillard was the guest speaker at the Philo 4-H Friends’ meeting last Wednesday. Lillard talked about her job and afterwards showed club members her squad car.
Champaign County 4-H members enrolled in Clothing and Textiles projects displayed their skills in the 4-H Clothing & Textile Show on Tuesday, July 8, at the Savoy United Methodist Church. Members were judged on their sewing skills as well as the presentation of their garments.
Kids explored both the past and the future at the Savoy Recreation Center’s Time Travelers Camp last week. Time periods included the Wild West to the Roaring ‘20s