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Community notes

Tea Party meeting

OGLESBY — The Bureau-LaSalle Tea Party will hold its meeting at 7 p.m. today, Tuesday, at the Elks Lodge, 800 E. Walnut, Oglesby. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. The speakers are Steve Beaman of the Steve Beaman Group, and Doug Truax who is running against Dick Durbin for Senate. Bob Grogan will also be on hand. For more information, call Art Havenhill at 815-685-1905.


OGLESBY — The Illinois Valley Community College board’s audit/finance and facilities committees will meet at 6 and 7:30 p.m. respectively today, Tuesday, in the IVCC Board Room C307.

The Audit/Finance Committee will discuss the FY13 audit, preparation of the 2013 tax levy, tuition and fees for part-time employees, a high deductible health plan, and phase 3 of the Community Technology Center project. The Facilities Meeting will cover phase 3 of the CTC project and the softball and baseball fields.

We the People meeting

PRINCETON — We the People Tea Party will hold a public meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Bureau County Republican meeting room, 800 Ace Rd., Princeton. They will show a 55-minute documentary, “End of the road how money became worthless.” They will hold a discussion regarding emergency preparedness. For more information, visit or email

Wine walk

PRINCETON — The Princeton Art District will host a wine walk from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday. The evening will feature vintage vins, food and entertainment.

Red Hats event

PRINCETON — The Princeton Red Hats will celebrate Halloween at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Princeton Elks Lodge. Members are reminded to wear a costume.

Fundraiser planned

MALDEN — Malden Grade School will host an event to raise funds for new playground equipment on Saturday at the Princeton Moose Lodge. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. with dinner being served from 5 to 7 p.m. The cost for the dinner is $6 for adults, $12 for ages 17 and under. There is a $5 entry fee for those choosing not to eat dinner. The dinner event will also include a live auction, silent auction and DJ. Tickets are available by calling Malden Grade School at 815-643-2436.

Bake sale

PRINCETON — The Tri-County Humane Society will hold a bake sale beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Tractor Supply Co. They will be selling cookies, breads, candy, cakes and a variety of other treats. They will also be selling homemade dog bones, cat treats and toys.

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