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Community Notes

Breastfeeding support

SPRING VALLEY — La Leche League of the Illinois Valley, a breastfeeding support group, will meet at 10 a.m. March 21 in Spring Valley. This monthly group helps mothers gain knowledge and support from other breastfeeding moms. March’s discussion will revolve around, but is not limited to, “Avoiding/Overcoming Difficulties.” Expecting moms, as well as new and experienced moms, are encouraged to attend. For more information, call 815-894-3303 or email

Quilt show

PRINCETON — The Covered Bridge Quilters Guild will sponsor a quilt show from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 16 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 17 at the Bureau County Fairgrounds in Princeton. Two very famous quilters, Mary Jane Mattingly and Susan Knapp, will be the guests and speakers. They are founders of the “’Quilt Branch,” publishers of 11 books and creators of more than 40 patters of quilts, runners, etc.

Chicken dinner

MALDEN — Humpty Dumpty Preschool in Malden will hold a chicken dinner fundraiser from 4 to 8 p.m. March 18 at JT’s Bar and Grill in Cherry. Dinner includes a quarter chicken or chicken strips, french fries and dessert for $7 a person. There will also be raffles and a 50/50 drawing. Carry-outs will be available and walk-ins are welcome. All tips will be donated to the preschool.

Bingo rescheduled

PRINCETON — The Princeton Moose Lodge will host bingo at 7 p.m. Tuesday and again March 19. Doors will open at 5 p.m. and sandwiches will be available for purchase.

Quilt guild meeting

OGLESBY — The Nine Patch Quilt Guild will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Dickenson House in Oglesby. Members are asked to wear name tags. New members are welcome. For more information, call Jean Daley at 815-883-8725.

Borrowed items

PRINCETON — American Legion Post 125 of Princeton is asking those who have borrowed hospital equipment to return same as soon as possible if no longer needed, especially wheelchairs. Items may be left in the vestibule and should include a note with the name or a printed return address label on the item being returned.

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