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AFC FFA Alumni Chapter to offer two scholarships

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 1st, 2015
ASHTON -- The AFC FFA Alumni Chapter is offering two scholarships to senior AFC FFA members. Scholarships are meant to reward students for exceptional participation in FFA activities. The scholarship awards can be used for formal educational programs at technical schools, community colleges, or four-year institutions.
One of the two scholarships will give preference to a student pursing an
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Local family to walk in Rockford MDA Muscle Walk

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 1st, 2015
ASHTON -- The family of Dalton Harvey will once again be walking in the Rockford MDA Muscle Walk and would love to have you join them or donate to the cause.  9 year old Dalton has Duchennes Muscular Dystrophy.
Please visit my Personal MDA Page to make a secure, online donation in support of my efforts before May 2.
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Serenity Hospice offers compassion for patients, families

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 1st, 2015
OREGON -- Serenity Hospice and Home has been assisting families in Northern Illinois for more than 30 years. This organization of dedicated healthcare professionals and volunteers provide services to patients and their families in Boone, Carroll, DeKalb, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside and Winnebago counties, as well as the towns of Walnut and Ohio in Bureau county.
Their mission statement:
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Lee County sheriff’s department warns of tax scam

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 1st, 2015
LEE COUNTY -- The Lee County Sheriff's Department has received several complaints regarding Tax Scams in the Dixon and Lee County area. The callers are identifying themselves as members of the IRS.
They will notify the person called that there is a warrant or will be a warrant issued for their arrest if they do not resolve the issue.
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April: showers, flowers and music

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 1st, 2015
OREGON -- As the song lyrics go: April Showers Bring Spring Flowers, and also, April 3rd brings the First Fridays musicians to the Oregon VFW stage. Starting at 7:00 pm the best musicians in the region gather and each musician (or band) will take 15 minutes at center stage and that format will continue until each group has
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Bowling for a brighter future

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 25th, 2015
ASHTON -- The AFC Athletic Boosters is hosting a new and exciting fundraising event, Raider Bowl-A-Thon. This event is set for Sunday, May 3 starting at 12:30 p.m. at Plum Hollow Fitness Recreation Center in Dixon. A total of 18 teams, with 5-6 players for each team, will be available to participate in this event. Teams may contain family, friends,
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Driver safety class offered in Dixon

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 25th, 2015
DIXON -- AARP Driver Safety Class will be offered on Wednesday, April 22 and Thursday, April 23 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Lee County Council on Aging / Dixon Senior Center located at 100 W. Second St., Dixon. This is taught in two, four hour classes spanning two days. Both sessions must be taken in order
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Lee County Sheriff issues appeal to citizens in fight against crime

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 25th, 2015
LEE COUNTY -- Responding to the increasing number of people wanting to assist law enforcement officials and build a stronger partnership in the fight against crime, Sheriff John Simonton today announced that Lee County citizens are being invited to become Associate Members of the Illinois Sheriffs' Association.
Membership appeals go out in the mail shortly. Individuals choosing to join the
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The Arc to Host “Finding Your Voice as an Artist” Training

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 25th, 2015
ROCKFORD -- The Arc of Winnebago, Boone and Ogle Counties will host a four week session, "Finding Your Voice as an Artist" taught by local artists: Lisa Frost, Jordan McDonald, Rhiannon Stanuch and Christopher Tyson. The classes are partially funded by a 2015 City Arts Action Grant from the Rockford Area Arts Council and will be offered March 30, ,
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Expressions Art Sale and Reception

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 25th, 2015
DIXON -- Where else can you be the purchaser or winning bidder of such a wide variety of items from a chance to drive a Lamborghini Gallardo to local and regional dining, to sports memorabilia and game tickets to fine art and photography by local artists? Nowhere else except the Expressions Art Sale and Reception. The 11th Annual Expressions Art
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