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Community Notes

Student support meeting

LASALLE — Family Matters Parent Training and Information Center with Illinois Valley Center for Independent Living will hold a free workshop from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 5 at the Illinois Valley Center for Independent Living, 18 Gunia Dr., LaSalle. This workshop will teach parents how to refer their child for additional supports at school, to work with school staff to design individualized services and to understand their rights and responsibilities related to special education services.

Register by Aug. 29. For more information, call 866-436-7842, ext. 107 or visit

Blood drive

PRINCETON — An American Red Cross blood drive will be from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sept. 5 at the First United Methodist Church, 316 S. Church St., Princeton. To make an appointment, visit or call 800-RED-CROSS.

Compassionate Friends

PERU — The Compassionate Friends, a support group that assists families toward the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child of any age, is at 7 p.m. today, Thursday, in the special procedures conference room located near the West Street lobby at Illinois Valley Community Hospital.

For more information about the local group, call Rita Studzinski at 815-223-7663.

We The People meeting

PRINCETON — We The People Tea Party will hold a meeting at 6:30 p.m. today, Thursday, in the Bureau County Republican meeting room. A documentary, “They Come to America” part II, a Dennis Michael Lynch film giving the facts about illegal immigration into the United States from Mexico. He explains backdoor amnesty and the cost to the United States.

For more information, visit or email

Sewing machine cleaning

PRINCETON — The Covered Bridge Quilters Guild will sponsor its annual sewing machine cleaning from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 13 at the Princeton Public Library. Technicians from the Galesburg Sewing Center will clean, oil and adjust the machines. The cost is $35 for regular machines, $45 for sergers and electronic machines, and up for embroidery machines. To register a machine, or for information, call Sandy Rieker at 815-879-4091. Early drop off will be at 7:30 a.m. 

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