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Staying Outside All Night for the Homeless

Rock Falls Junior Optimist Club will be staying outside all night in
cardboard boxes to raise money for the Twin City PADS Homeless Shelter
on Friday, October 20 th . The 6 th Annual Night for the Homeless will begin
immediately after the Rock Falls Rockets Football game ends until 8:00
a.m. on Saturday morning. The high school students will be outside on
the front lawn of Rock Falls High School all night and accepting donations.
For more information please contact Tom DePasquale at 815-625-

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Lt. Governor named 2017 State Transformer at innovation forum

A statewide organization dedicated to making government more efficient at
all levels has named Lt. Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti its 2017 State
Transformer for her efforts to streamline government. Sanguinetti, who
chairs the Illinois Local Government Consolidation and Unfunded Mandates
Task Force, received the award Thursday morning at Transform Illinois’
2017 Fall Conference and Transformer Awards Ceremony in Oak Brook. 
She said “We have 7,000 units of local government in Illinois – more than
any other state – and we pay among the highest property tax rates in the
country. It’s difficult to raise a family and grow a business when you face
such high property taxes”.

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Resthave in Morrison Hosting Program on Dementia

Resthave Home in Morrison will be hosting a program on Saturday,
October 21st on & quot; Understanding and Responding to Dementia-related
Behavior & quot; at 10:00 a.m. Behavior is a powerful form of communication
and is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate
their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost. However,
some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage. Join
us to learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior
triggers, and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most
common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease. 
Please call 815-484-1300.  Registration is required.

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Mary Lindstrom Receives Because Nice Matters Award

The Morrison Chamber of Commerce awarded Mary Lindstrom, employee
of 1st Gateway Credit Union, the Because Nice Matters award on Sept
27th.  Mary was nominated for having “a cheerful attitude, whether with a
smile or a nice compliment, Mary makes members feel like an important
person and a valued customer." Congratulations Mary Lindstrom.

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Whiteside County Airport to land United Express regional jet for Aviation Day

The Whiteside County Airport will host its first Aviation Career Day on
Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. United Airlines
and partner carrier ExpressJet Airlines will be flying in a 50 passenger,
Embraer 145 Regional Jet that will be on display during the event and
offering exclusive tours of the airplane and flight deck to persons interested
in aviation. Multiple other aircraft will also be on display including Southern
Illinois University Carbondale’s Cessna 172 training airplane, University of
Dubuque’s Piper Seminole twin engine training airplane, an air ambulance
helicopter, crop spraying aircraft, local area aviation business’ training
airplanes, as well as many others. United Airlines will have pilots, flight
attendants, and operations personnel available to answer questions about
their career fields and ExpressJet Airlines will be actively recruiting pilots
and mechanics. Chicago Rockford International Airport Air Traffic
Controllers and Airport Operations personnel will also be available to
answer questions. The Whiteside Civil Air Patrol will be actively recruiting
cadets and officers for its program. For more information or to register for
this FREE event, visit www.whitesidecountyairport.org/careerday.

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Annual Halloween Costume Contest Planned in Rock Falls

The Coloma Township Park District, Rock Falls Youth Council, Rock Falls
American Legion and Rock Falls American Legion Auxiliary will sponsor
their Annual Halloween Costume Contest on Sunday, October 29, 2017
at 4:00 p.m. at the Louis J. Pignatelli Municipal Center located at 1007
Seventh Avenue in Rock Falls.  Doors will open to contestants at 3:30 p.m.
Prizes will be awarded in the various categories:  Funniest, Historical, Most
Unusual, Scariest, Most Original, Storybook Characters, Prettiest, Cartoon
Characters, Movie Characters and Miscellaneous.  In addition to the
previous categories mentioned, there will be one $15 prize awarded to the
“Best of Show”, $10 to the 1 st  Runner-up and $5 to the 2 nd  Runner-
up.  Candy treats will also be given to all participants. Our Tammy
Nehrkorn spoke with Mike Sterba the executive Director of the Coloma
Township Park District about the contest………
 
 
To hear audio click here
 
The Coloma Township Park District and the Rock Falls Youth Council are
agencies of the Rock Falls Civic Fund, which is a member of the Whiteside
County United Way.

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Rock Falls Junior Optimist Staying Outside All Night for the Homeless

Rock Falls Junior Optimist Club will be staying outside all night in cardboard boxes to raise money for the Twin City PADS Homeless Shelter on Friday, October 20th The 6th Annual Night for the Homeless will begin immediately after the Rock Falls Rockets Football game ends until 8:00 a.m. on Saturday morning.    The high school students will be outside on the front lawn of Rock Falls High School all night and accepting donations. 

 

For more information please contact Tom DePasquale at 815-625-3866 X 175,  

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Whiteside County Airport to land United Express regional jet for Aviation Day

The Whiteside County Airport will host its first Aviation Career Day on Saturday, October 21, 2017  from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  United Airlines and partner carrier ExpressJet Airlines will be flying in a 50 passenger, Embraer 145 Regional Jet that will be on display during the event and offering exclusive tours of the airplane and flight deck to persons interested in aviation.  Multiple other aircraft will also be on display including Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Cessna 172 training airplane, University of Dubuque’s Piper Seminole twin engine training airplane, an air ambulance helicopter, crop spraying aircraft, local area aviation business’ training airplanes, as well as many others.


United Airlines will have pilots, flight attendants, and operations personnel available to answer questions about their career fields and ExpressJet Airlines will be actively recruiting pilots and mechanics. Chicago Rockford International Airport Air Traffic Controllers and Airport Operations personnel will also be available to answer questions.  The Whiteside Civil Air Patrol will be actively recruiting cadets and officers for its program.   For more information or to register for this FREE event, visit www.whitesidecountyairport.org/careerday.

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LA Dodgers 11 v. Cubs 1 FINAL

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Lt. Governor named 2017 State Transformer at innovation forum

Transform Illinois honors Sanguinetti for

efforts to reduce size, cost of government

 

A statewide organization dedicated to making government more efficient at all levels has named Lt. Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti its 2017 State Transformer for her efforts to streamline government.

 

Sanguinetti, who chairs the Illinois Local Government Consolidation and Unfunded Mandates Task Force, received the award this morning at Transform Illinois’ 2017 Fall Conference and Transformer Awards Ceremony in Oak Brook. Following the ceremony, the Lt. Governor served on an Award Winners Panel, where she discussed her efforts to help local governments and taxpayers shrink government, share services and reduce the heavy property tax burden on Illinois residents.

 

“We have 7,000 units of local government in Illinois – more than any other state – and we pay among the highest property tax rates in the country. It’s difficult to raise a family and grow a business when you face such high property taxes. That’s why Governor Rauner and I are fighting to streamline government to make it more efficient and cost effective for taxpayers,” Lt. Governor Sanguinetti said. “It’s a huge honor for me to receive this award from Transform Illinois, but we can’t rest on our laurels. I won’t stop until we remove obstacles to consolidation and once and for all empower local residents with the ability to consolidate as they see fit.”

 

Last December, Sanguinetti and the task force issued a Journal of Local Government Shared Service Best Practices, a first-of-its-kind report that highlights how service consolidation and partnership among local governments in Illinois can reduce duplication, improve services and save taxpayer dollars. The task force is in the process of issuing a second installment of the original Journal, which featured 27 examples of how local units of government in Illinois are working together to consolidate and provide more efficient services for their communities.

 

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LA Dodgers 9 v. Cubs 1 bottom of the 8th inning

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"Understanding and Responding to Dementia-related Behavior"

Resthave Home in Morrison will be hosting a program on Saturday, October 21st on "Understanding and Responding to Dementia-related Behavior" at 10:00 a.m.   Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost. However, some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage. Join us to learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers, and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease.  Please call 815-484-1300.  Registration is required.

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Morrison Halloween Parade & Costume Contest

Pre-registration is available for the 2017 Morrison Halloween Parade and Costume Contest on Oct 28th. Treat bags are available for the first 250 children that register. Thank you to all of our sponsors!

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Mary Lindstrom Receives Because Nice Matters Award

The Morrison Chamber of Commerce awarded Mary Lindstrom, employee of 1st Gateway Credit Union, the Because Nice Matters award on Sept 27th. Mary was nominated for having “a cheerful attitude, whether with a smile or a nice compliment, Mary makes members feel like an important person and a valued customer." Congratulations on your award earned, Mary, not because nice is easy, but because nice matters!

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Dodgers 9 v. Cubs 1 bottom of the 6th inning

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Illinois Laws for Purchasing a Firearm

The State of Illinois prohibits any person under age 18 from possessing a
handgun. State law also prohibits any person from knowingly transferring
a handgun to any person under age 18. However, Illinois prohibits any
person from knowingly transferring a firearm to a person who does not hold
a FOID card. Jim Prescott is local firearms expert and he spoke with our
Tammy Nehrkorn and Andrew Paxton for their series on Firearm Rules &
Regulations. Andrew Paxton spoke with Prescott about Illinois laws on
purchasing a firearm…….
 
To hear audio click here
 
Jim Prescott is a firearms expert and owner of 626-GUNS in Rock Falls

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Trick or Treat Hours in Rock Falls

Bethany Bland the Executive Director and CEO of the Rock Falls Chamber
of Commerce said that her office has received a lot of telephone calls
inquiring about Trick-or- treat hours in Rock Falls. She spoke with our
Tammy Nehrkorn about that and Halloween Safety………
 
To hear audio click here
 
The Rock Falls Chamber will have their Uptown Trick or Treat on Friday
the 27 th of October from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. in downtown Rock Falls. Bring
your Trick-or- treaters to downtown Rock Falls businesses to trick-or- treat
and also to enjoy other fun Halloween themed activites.

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Cubs defeat the LA Dodgers 3 to 2

Thank you for joining us tonight and be sure to join us tomorrw at 7:08 p.m. for first pitch on WSSQ 94.3 FM as the Cubs face off against the LA Dodgers at Wrigley Field!

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Cubs 3 v. Dodgers 2 top of the 8th inning

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Cubs 3 v. Dodgers 1bottom of the 5th inning

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Cubs 2 v. Dodgers 1 end of 3rd inning

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Cubs up by 2 against the LA Dodgers in the end of the 2nd inning; Cubs 2 v. Dodgers 0

Join us on WSSQ 94.3 FM to listen to the Cubs take on the Dodgers at Wrigley Field!

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Rock Falls Chamber of Commerce's Young Professionals Collective

The late Nelson Mandela once said “Lead from the back and let others
believe they are in the front” The Rock Falls Chamber of Commerce is
anxious to give community members of all ages to have the opportunity to
become leaders in our community. Our Tammy Nehrkorn spoke with
Bethany Bland, Executive Director and CEO of the Rock Falls Chamber of
Commerce about this new program……
 
To hear audio click here
 
If you are interested in attending this event registration is required. Please
call the Rock Falls Chamber at 815-625- 4500.

 

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Toys for Tots Bucket Brigade this Saturday

Christmas will be here before we know it and the folks at The Marine
Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program have already been planning
activities to raise money to help kids in Whiteside County have a nice
Christmas. Last year they provided Christmas gifts for an estimated 600
kids in Whiteside County. On Saturday morning, they will be having a
“Bucket Brigade” in Sterling to raise money for this program. Our
Tammy Nehrkorn spoke with Rick Rajnowski, the L.C.O. for the Whiteside
County Toys for Tots Program…….
 
To hear audio click here
 
If you would like to give a monetary donation to the Whiteside County Toys
for Tots Program make check out to Toys for Tots of Whiteside County and
please mail it to 1414 17 th Avenue in Sterling, Illinois. All proceeds stay
in Whiteside County.

 

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Dodgers 3 v. Cubs 1 bottom of the 5th inning

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Dodgers 2 v Cubs 1 bottom of the 3rd inning

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Tune into SaukValleyNow WSDR AM 1240 on Wednesday

Tune in to hear our interview with the executive Director and CEO of the Rock Falls Chamber of Commerce, Bethany Bland discuss their Young Professionals Collective that will be held on Thursday, October 19th.  Pictured are Sarah Rohde, Program Coordinator and Bethany Bland of the Rock Falls Chamber of Commerce.

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Cubs v. Dodgers tied 1 to 1 top of the 2nd inning

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Cubs and Dodgers game scoreless in the bottom of the 1st inning

Join us on WSSQ 94.3 FM to listen to the Chicago Cubs take on the LA Dodgers.  

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Illinois State Police Arrests

Sophia E. Bufkin, 34, of Rockford, was stopped for no rear bumper on 10/16/2017 at 3:09 p.m. on Interstate 39 northbound at milepost 104 in Ogle County and charged with driving while license revoked. Bufkin was released on an I-bond.  Douglas W. Helfrich, 25, of Sterling, was stopped for speeding on 10/16/2017 at 8:59 p.m. on Illinois 40 at Thome Road in Whiteside County and arrested on a Whiteside County warrant for a probation violation. Passenger Jacob Patrick Sims, 23, of Sterling, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance (less than 1 gram of cocaine).  Tavarus M.D. Taylor, 38, of Rockford, was stopped after a routine registration check revealed the registered owner was wanted. The stop occurred on 10/16/2017 at 10:26 p.m. at Illinois Route 251 and Lindenwood Road in Ogle County. The registered owner was not in the car. Taylor was charged with driving while license suspended and released on an I-bond.

 

All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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Illinois State Police Arrest Man on Drug Charges

Arthur M. Granados, 27, of Beaumont, California, was stopped for speeding
 
on 10/14/2017 at 9:20 a.m. on Interstate 88 eastbound at milepost 26. A 
consent search of the vehicle after the stop lead to the discovery of 58
pounds of cannabis in a suitcase in the trunk of the 2017 Chrysler sedan.
Granados was arrested for cannabis trafficking and cited for speeding. He
claimed to be traveling from California to Aurora. He was transported to the
Whiteside County Jail and lodged. Note: Cannabis trafficking is a Class X
felony punishable by a mandatory minimum of 12 years in prison but not
more than 60 years and could be fined up to $400,000.00.
 
All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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Dixon Habitat for Humanity

Dixon Habitat for Humanity is happy to announce that our 2017 project home will be dedicated on Sunday, October 29th, and we invite all of our volunteers, contributors and supporters to attend this joyful event. From 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.  The dedication ceremony will be held at 2:00 p.m.   Pastor Wade Buzzard of The Gathering Place Church will offer the prayer

of dedication.  Habitat President James Dixon will present the keys to our new homeowner, Jennifer Groll.

 

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Sterling's Nick Ceruzzi Finishes 27th in IHSA Class 2A Boy's State Golf Individual Tournament

On October 14, 2017, Nick Ceruzzi, a Senior at Sterling High School and had a 11-over-par 153 to finish 27th in the IHSA Class 2A Boy's State Golf Individual Tournament.    Ceruzzi placed 27th out of 109 players in the individual tournament.  Congratulations to Nick!

 

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Dodgers 4 v. Cubs 1...FINAL

Thank you for joining us this evening.  Join us on Tuesday, October 17th at 8:01 p.m. to listen to the Chicago Cubs take on the LA Dodgers on WSSQ 94.3 FM.

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Cubs and Dodgers tied 1 to 1 in the top of the 6th

Please join us as the Chicago Cubs battle it out agains the LA Dodgers in game two NLCS on WSSQ 94.3 FM.  

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Dodgers 5 v. Cubs 2...FINAL

Thank you for joining us.  Tune in tomorrow at 6:38 p.m. on WSSQ 94.3 FM and listen to the Cubs take on the LA Dodgers.

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CARROLL-LEE-WHITESIDE UNIT CALENDAR OF EVENTS FALL 2017

 

 

All About Apples, October 16- 5:00-6:00pm- York Township Public Library, Thomson

This interactive workshop is open to preschoolers and their parents or grandparents.  Featuring developmentally appropriate learning activities, your child will have fun learning about all things apple! Cost to attend the workshop is $3 per child/adult.  Pre-registration is required and available at the library or by calling 815-259-2480. 

 

  Caregiving Series, Next Date Oct 17, 24 & 31- 12:30pm- Whiteside County Senior Center, Sterling

Join University of Illinois Educator Karla Belzer as she presents a Caregiving Series at the Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W 9th St, Sterling, IL starting October 10. Topics include The Mixed Emotions of Caregiving, Grief Issues for Caregivers, Relationships and Communication in Caregiving, and Caregivers Need Care Too. Register online for the series at go.illinois.edu/caregivingseries

 

Brain Health Series, Next Date Oct 19- 1:30-3:00pm- Polo Public Library

Join the University of Illinois Extension for an interactive, three-part series designed to better understand our brains as we mature. Each session will cover information related to brain health research, as well as fun and interesting strategies and exercises to challenge ourselves. Register by calling 815-632-3611 or online at: go.illinois.edu/polobrainhealth

HEA Monthly Lessons for Living, Next Date-October 19, 2017- Lee County Extension Office

Join the HEA for their monthly lessons for living at the Lee County Extension Office in Amboy. Open to the public and free of charge. Call the office at 815-857-3525 to register at least one week prior to the event.

 

October 19- New Ways to Cut Electric Bills-10am

November 8-Celebrations and Traditions-1pm

 

Let’s Live Well Series, Oct 19 at 10 am, November 2 at 1pm, and December 5 at 10:30 am- Thomson Public Library

Join the University of Illinois Extension for Let's Live Well, a series featuring timely, researched informed information on    

relevant topics to help you live well! The series begins on October 19 with Simplify Your Life by Clearing the Clutter. Does the clutter in your house cause you stress? Do you have at least one room that is off limits to company?   Do you want less clutter but you are too overwhelmed to begin?  Come and learn ways to organize your life in order to de-clutter and reduce stress. Pre-registration is required by calling the library at 815-259-2480.

 

Fall Decorating With Gourds, October 19- 5:30 pm- Mt. Carroll Public Library

 Join the Carroll County Master Gardeners learn all about growing and drying gourds. Make an arrangement to take home. There is no fee to attend but limited registration is available so call the Mt. Carroll Library at 815-244-1751 to participate.

 

Share Your Life Story, Next Date Oct 20, 2017-Every Friday-10:00 am- Community Room, Sterling Public Library

Recording your life story, treasured memories, and special moments leaves a legacy for generations to come. This writing workshop will take place Sept 22- Nov 3 and will explore how to get started in sharing your life story and include writing sessions and activities. Series is a continuation of the 2016 writing workshop; participation in past workshops is not required. Register online at https://web.extension.illinois.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=17114

 

Tea Gardens, October 21-1:00-2:00pm- Winifred Knox Memorial Library, Franklin Grove

Lee County Extension Master Gardeners will offer a program on Tea Gardens at 1:00 p.m. on October 21 at the Winifred Knox Memorial Library. We will enjoy an afternoon learning all about the kinds of tea gardens and what plants to grow to enjoy you own herbal tea at home.  There are no fees to attend but registration is appreciated by calling the library at 815-456-2823.

 

 

4-H Quilting SPIN Club, Meets Monthly starting October 21, 2017- 2-4 pm, Naaman Diehl Auditorium, Mt. Carroll

A Quilting SPIN Club will start in October for ages 8-18 and run through April on Saturday afternoons from 2-4pm at Naaman Diehl Auditorium in Mt. Carroll.  Three levels of quilting will be available and class size is limited to 12 participants. Register by calling the Carroll County Extension Office at 815-244-9444. Check out the flier for cost information: http://web.extension.illinois.edu/clw/downloads/69407.pdf

 

Youth Mental Health First Aid Workshop, October 24, 2017- 9-5pm, Focus House, Rochelle

Youth Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course designed for adults who work with youth between the ages of 12-25.

Just like CPR and First Aid training prepares you for a physical emergency, YMHFA prepares you for a mental health challenge. Register online at go.illinois.edu/youthmentalhealth

 

Wits Fitness, Next Date Oct 24-Monthly Workshop-10-11:30am-Sterling Public Library

Join University of Illinois Extension Educator Karla Belzer each month as she leads participants through interactive activities designed to exercise the brain to maintain and enhance cognitive function and memory. You are never too young or too old to get started training your brain, so join Karla in this fun and informative class. Class is FREE and open to the public. You are welcome to join the class at any time! We will be offering this program at the Sterling Public Library. Register online at go.illinois.edu/witsfitness

 

4-H Jr. Ambassador Meeting, October 24, 2017-6:30 pm-Carroll County Extension Meeting Room, Mt. Carroll

Do you enjoy building new friendships, discovering new talents, and embarking on new adventures -- then the Carroll County Jr. Ambassador Group is for you.  Check it out!  We look forward to seeing you on October 24.  If you have any questions or are interested but unable to attend, please call the Extension Office. Jr. Ambassador Group is for all current sixth through eighth graders. The group is also open to non-4-H’ers so bring your friends. Please RSVP by October 20, to the Extension Office at 815-244-9444.

 

Share Your Life Story, Oct 30- Dec 4, 2017-Every Monday-2:00 pm- Post House Community Center, Dixon

Recording your life story, treasured memories, and special moments leaves a legacy for generations to come. This writing workshop will explore how to get started in sharing your life story and will include writing sessions and activities. Series is a continuation of the 2016 writing workshop; participation in past workshops is not required. Register online at go.illinois.edu/2017dixonwriting

 

Wits Fitness, Monthly Workshop- Next Date November 2-10:30am- York Township Public Library,Thomson

Join University of Illinois Extension Educator Karla Belzer each month as she leads participants through interactive activities designed to exercise the brain to maintain and enhance cognitive function and memory. You are never too young or too old to get started training your brain, so join Karla in this fun and informative class. Class is FREE and open to the public. You are welcome to join the class at any time! We will be offering this program at the Thomson Public Library. Register online at go.illinois.edu/witsfitness2

 

Exploring The Night Skies, November 8 & 15, 2017- 6:30 pm- Sterling Public Library

Join University of Illinois Extension and take a tour of the solar system and night sky. Make your own star chart and hear the stories of the constellations. Please call the library to register at 815-625-1370.

 

LTC Webinar Series, Next Date November 14, December 13-2-3pm- At Home Webinar Series

Featuring three dynamic sessions presented by University of Illinois Extension Educators, the "LTC Webinar Series: Learning, Thinking, Caring" will provide you with helpful information and strategies to assist you in providing quality care to your clients. All sessions offered 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. No cost to participate! Participate individually or as a facility! CEU's available for a fee! Register online at: go.illinois.edu/2017LTC

 

Carroll County 4-H Achievement Program, November 19, 2017 – 6pm- Naaman Diehl Auditorium, Mt. Carroll

Mark your calendar and plan to attend the County Achievement program at 6:00 p.m. at Naaman Diehl Auditorium, Mt. Carroll.  4-H’ers and volunteers will be honored and awards presented for their accomplishments for the past 4-H year.

 

Holiday Evergreen Workshop, December 6- 1:30 pm and 6:00 pm- York Township Public Library, Thomson

 Join the Carroll County Master Gardeners learn which evergreens make the best decorations and last the longest.  Take home your own holiday swag, wreath, kissing ball or center piece. Ribbons supplied, but please bring any personal decorations to adorn your holiday piece. There is a $5 supply fee and limited registration is available so call the Thomson Library at 815-259-2480 to participate. Sign up for one time please.

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University of Illinois Extenstion Office

Programming in Carroll, Lee & Whiteside Counties

 

Let’s Live Well Educational Program Starts in Thomson

Does the clutter in your house cause you stress?  Do you want less clutter but are too overwhelmed to begin?  Do you have a plan for your non-titled property?  Have you ever thought about the legacy you will leave for your family?  The University of Illinois Extension Let’s Live Well series can help you find the answers to these questions and more!

University of Illinois Extension offers programs create learning partnerships that put knowledge to work and aim to make life better, healthier, safer, and more profitable for individuals and their communities.  Join Extension Educator, Karla Belzer for a three-part series featuring timely, researched informed information to help you live well!  All series sessions will be held at the Thomson Public Library, 1005 West Main Street, in Thomson and are free and open to the public.

  “Simplify Your Life By Clearing the Clutter” will be offered on Thursday, October 19th at 10 a.m.  This session will feature practical ways to help you de-clutter and de-stress.  The second session of the series, “Who Get’s Grandma’s Pie Plate?,” will be offered on Thursday, November 2nd at 1 p.m.  Provided in partnership with the Carroll County TRIAD, this session will include an open discussion on non-titled property and other legal issues for adults.  Emily Hardy, lawyer with Prairie State Legal Services, will present information on Advanced Directives.  The final session of the series, “Stories from the Past – A Legacy for the Future,” will be offered on Tuesday, December 5th at 10:30 a.m.  This session will help participants understand the history of storytelling and help explore ways to preserve individual and family stories for future generations.  To pre-register for the series, please visit or call the Thomson Public Library at 815-259-2480.   For more information, visit the University of Illinois Extension event calendar online at go.illinois.edu/letslivewell or call 815-632-3611. 

Fall Decorating with Gourds

Carroll County Extension Master Gardeners will offer a program on Fall Decorating with Gourds at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, October 19 at the Mt. Carroll Library. Participants will learn all about growing and drying gourds and make an arrangement to take home. There is no fee to attend but limited registration is available so call the Mt. Carroll Library at 815-244-1751 to participate.

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Dodgers 5 v. Cubs 2 end of the 7th inning

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Dodgers 5 v. Cubs 2 end of the 7th inning

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Dodgers 4 v. Cubs 2 bottom of the 7th inning

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Flash Flood Watch in Effect Until 4:00 a.m. for Bureau, Carroll, and Whiteside Counties

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has issued a Flash Flood watch for Bureau, Carroll, and Whiteside Counties until 4:00 a.m. on Sunday, October 15, 2017.   A Flash Flood Watch continues for portions of Illinois and Iowa, including the following areas, in Illinois, Bureau, Carroll, Henry IL, Mercer, Putnam, Rock Island, Stephenson, and Whiteside. In Iowa, Clinton, Louisa, Muscatine, and Scott.  Additional rounds of storms with heavy rain and intense rainfall rates could produce flash flooding later today and tonight.  Hazardous travel conditions are possible due to urban street flooding, water flowing over roads, and gravel road washouts.  A Flash Flood Watch means that flash flooding is possible.  Monitor forecasts and take action if flash flood warnings are

issued or flash flooding develops.

 

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Tornado Watch in Effect Until 1:00 a.m. for Lee and Whiteside Counties

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has issued a Tornado watch for Lee and Whiteside Counties until 1:00 a.m. on Sunday, October 15, 2017.   A tornado watch is issued when weather conditions are favorable for the development of severe thunderstorms called a supercell that are capable of roducing tornadoes. A tornado watch therefore implies that it is also a severe thunderstorm watch.

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Dodgers 3 v. Cubs 2 bottom of the 6th inning

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Cubs v. Dodgers...tied 2 to 2 top of the 6th inning

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Cubs 2 v. LA Dodgers 1 bottom of the 5th inning

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Cubs are up by 2 against the Dodgers in the bottom of the 5th Score 2-0

Join us on WSSQ 94.3 FM to listen game one of the NLCS against the LA Dodgers.

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Friday Night High School Football for October 13, 2018

Sterling 49 v. Ottawa 0…FINAL

 

Dixon 48 v. Rock Falls 6…FINAL

 

Newman 34 v. Fulton 6…FINAL

 

Stillman Valley 37 v. Oregon 20…FINAL

 

Amboy 20 v. Galena 14…FINAL

 

Byron 49 v. Rockford Christian 14…FINAL

 

Forreston 44 v. West Carroll 6…FINAL

 

Milledgeville  26 v. River Ridge 16…FINAL

 

Rochelle 38 v. LaSalle 0…FINAL

 

Rockridge 42 v. Morrison 20…FINAL

 

Orion 61 v. Bureau Valley 18…FINAL

 

Hall 52 v. Erie Prophetstown 20…FINAL

 

Polo 28 V. AFC 13…FINAL

 

Kaneland 28 v. Geneseo 7…FINAL

 

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Milledgeville 26 v. River Ridge 16...FINAL

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Forreston 44 v. West Carroll 6...FINAL

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Newman 34 v. Fulton 6...FINAL

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Stillman Valley 37 v. Oregon 20...FINAL

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Sterling 56 v. Ottawa 0...FINAL

Congrats to the Warriors!

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Dixon 48 v. Rock Falls 6...FINAL

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Dixon 41 v. Rock Falls 6...3rd quarter

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Sterling 49 v. Ottawa 0...3rd quarter

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Rockridge 20 v. Morrison 14...at the half

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Kaneland 28 v. Geneseo 7...at the half

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Newman 21 v. Fulton 6...at the half

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Forreston 20 v. West Carroll 6...at the half

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Polo 14 V. AFC 7...at the half

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Sterling 42 v. Ottawa 0...at the half

Running clock going into the 3rd quarter.

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Dixon 34 v. Rock Falls 6...at the half

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Congrats to the Chicago Cubs NLDS Champions! Cubs defeat Nationals 9-8

Thank you for joining us this evening on WSSQ 94.3 FM.

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Cubs 9 v. Nationals 8...bottom of 8th inning

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Cubs 9 v. Nationals 7 bottom of the 7th inning

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Cubs 9 v. Nationals 6 top of the 7th

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Cubs 8 v. Nationals 6 top of the 7th inning

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