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Bill and Merry Ann Smith have done something few others can boast of; they’ve visited all of the American National Park units.
Father Bo Schmitt, Pastor Rich Tomlinson, Wendy Carmien, Lindsey Decker and the library’s own Miss Jill entertained a group of about 40 kids and their parents at the Philo Public Library's annual Family Reading Night and Pajama Party last Thursday.
South Africa was the focus of the Champaign County Home and Community Education’s recent International Luncheon.
Organized by International Chairperson Marge Probasco of the Dewey-Fisher HCE unit, the event started with a potluck meal featuring a number of South African dishes.
“I like this country because of the diversity of it,” Probasco said of South Africa.
Community members honored those who have served at ceremonies around the area this week.
See more photos in the Nov. 14 issue of The County Star.
Being Star of the Week at Heritage Elementary School was fun for Parker Robinson, but the highlight came on the last day of the week.
As Star of the Week, Parker made a poster about his life to help other students get to know him better. Featured among the photos were some of his big brother, U.S. Army Spc. Randon Robinson, 20, whom he hadn’t seen for about four months.
Champaign-Urbana Elks Lodge 2497 volunteers were at the lodge Oct. 4 and 11, to collect boys’ and girls’ winter coats, as well as monetary donations to be used toward the purchases of new coats.
The village of Tolono had 61 participants sign up for the 15th annual community-wide garage sales on Saturday.
Twin siblings Madi and Matt Clark of Philo were crowned as the homecoming queen and king at the dance on Saturday night at Unity High School in Tolono.
For more photos, see the Sept. 26 issue of The County Star.
The annual Savoy Orchard Days festival will be held Sept. 20 and 21 at Dana Colbert Park, 203 E. Church St., Savoy.
Headlining the entertainment this year will be Jason Michael Carroll at 9 p.m. on Saturday night. There will be two stages with live music, one in the beer tent and the other easily viewed from there.
Soon boys in Grade Schools will bring home information regarding meeting dates for joining Cub Scouts. Information distribution and meeting dates will vary by school.
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