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Community Notes

Halloween Parade

SPRING VALLEY — The annual Spring Valley Halloween Parade sponsored by the Spring Valley Lions Club will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday. Registration will take place from 12 to 12:45 p.m. at the Spring Valley Patient Accounts Billing Office parking lot, West St. Paul Street, Spring Valley. All children in pre-kindergarten through sixth grade can participate. Prizes will be awarded for the nest costumes in each grade level. The parade will begin in the parking lot and proceed east on St. Paul Street to the mini park where judging will take place. For more information, contact Barb Fulara at 815-663-1119.

Craft show

TONICA — The Tonica Volunteer Fire Department will host a craft show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the fire department on Route 251 on the north end of Tonica. There will be a door raffle. All proceeds go to the fire department.

Halloween party

MINERAL — The Mineral-Gold Fire Department will host a Halloween party from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the fire department. There will be contests, games, prizes and food.

Octoberfest supper

LADD — The Ladd Men’s Club will host an Octoberfest supper from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Ladd Moose Club Lodge. The menu will be pork loin and brats plus all the traditional German side dishes. A free hot dog plate is available for children ages 8 and under. There will also be free delivery for Ladd residents. Al Pottinger and the Lincolnaires will entertain from 5 to 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 each. All proceeds benefit community of Ladd. Call 815-303-2859 or 815-894-2557 for tickets and information.

Dedication ceremony

TAMPICO — The dedication ceremony for the Ronald Reagan Boyhood Statue and Memorial Walkway will take place at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 3 at Reagan Park in Tampico. J. David Arnold, president of Eureka College, will be the speaker. For more information, contact Joan Johnson at 815-622-8705 or Refreshments will be served in the Tampico Historical Society Museum following the ceremony.

Memorial service

PRINCETON — Perry Memorial Hospital and Bureau Valley Volunteer Hospice will honor the memory of those patients that passed away in their care during the past year during a service at 2 p.m. Nov. 3 in the lower level conference room of the hospital. This service is open to anyone who has experienced a loss. A memorial card, which will be read during the service, may be completed. To receive a card or for more information, call Connie Sutton at 815-876-4433. Light refreshments will be served after the service.

Stroke detection screening

PRINCETON — The Bureau County Farm Bureau is offering wellness screening from 8:35 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 4 at 535 Elm Place, Princeton. Stroke Detection Plus, a mobile vascular screening company, uses ultrasound technology to detect blockages in arteries and vessels of the body. The screenings performed include: carotid arteries, abdominal aortic aneurysm, peripheral artery disease and osteoporosis. The cost for Farm Bureau members is $100 and $135 for community members. Appointments are required. To set up an appointment, call 1-877-732-8258.

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