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Philo 4-H Friends held their annual Easter egg hunt on March 30 at St. Thomas School in Philo. The Easter Bunny was there, and face painting was available.
It had been a year and a half since Katelyn Moore got a real haircut. But last Friday the 7-year-old from rural Sidney decided to lop it off not just to get a cute new look; it was a way to help others.
Volunteers set up shelving and books, cleaned up dirt and worked on lighting in the former Sidney Market on March 16 as they continue to get the building ready to be the new Sidney Community Library. A book sale will be held there on April 6.
Kids got a lesson in how to avoid dangerous situations and in the importance of identifying a stranger during a special presentation last Monday at the Tolono Public Library.
Leaders for Life Martial Arts representative Tina Newberry led the presentation “Stranger Danger Awareness and How to Deal with Bullies.”
“Bullies pick on people who look weak,” Newberry said.
Cub Scout Pack 55 held its pinewood derby on Saturday at the Thelma Melohn Gymnasium in the R.E. Franks Meeting Center in Philo.
A total of 26 Scouts raced their homemade wooden cars down a metal track with two lanes, and each Scout got to run his car twice on each lane. A computer timer system kept track of each Scout’s time and told where the Scouts placed.
A 40-year combined class reunion for the Rantoul High School classes of 1973 and 1974 is being planned for Aug. 9 and 10.
An informal get-together will take place at the Rantoul Knights of Columbus Hall on Friday evening, Aug. 9.
The Unity High School Student Council held its 33rd annual Senior Citizens’ Dinner and its 13th Sweetheart Dinner on Sunday, Feb. 10, at Unity High School.
A musical program was presented. After the program and preceding the dinner, the senior citizens will have a choice between euchre and bingo for entertainment.
The Philo Public Library had a special Valentine craft session for elementary-aged children on Feb. 7.
On Jan. 19 the Tolono Public Library held a Let It Snow program celebrating the wonders of winter. Children enjoyed snowy crafts and frosty treats and listened during a story time before wrapping up the fun with an indoor snowball fight.
Photos from Central Illinois the week of January 14-20, 2013.