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Community Notes


OGLESBY — The Illinois Small Business Development Center at IVCC will host Jill Salzman, a serial entrepreneur, speaker and author, at noon Thursday at Deer Park Country Club in Oglesby. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. The cost is $30 per person payable in cash or check only. To RSVP, call 815-224-0212.

Meeting set

WYANET — The Wyanet Golden Eagles will meet at 12:30 p.m. Aug. 5 at Main Street BBQ in Wyanet. All seniors 50 and over are welcome to attend. Lunch is “pay for your own.”

Turkey Shoot

PRINCETON — The Joe Meyer Park turkey shoot fundraiser will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Participants should bring their shotgun and/or .22-caliber rifle. Shells will be provided. Food, pop, water and raffles will be available. There will be turkey, ham, money and splatter boards. Joe Meyer Park is located at 16700 2625 East St., Princeton, 6 miles east of Princeton on Route 6, then north 2 miles. Rain date is Aug. 9.

Fish fry

MANLIUS — The Manlius Sportsmen’s Club fish fry will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday as part of the Manlius Day celebration. The cost is $8 and includes fish, cole slaw, baked beans, french fries and a beverage. There will be a gun raffle. The first place prize is a Browning Lever Action 22 or $500, the second place prize is a heritage rough rider 22/22 Mag or $150 and the third place prize is $50. Tickets are $5 each, 3 for $10 and 10 for $20. Must have a valid FOID card to win guns.

Blood drive

NEPONSET — The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 1 to 5 p.m. Aug. 7 at Martin Engineering, 1 Martin Place. Visit or call 800-RED CROSS (800-733-2767) to learn more and schedule an appointment.


MANLIUS — Bureau Valley High School will hold an orientation for incoming freshmen from 9 to 11 a.m. Aug. 7 in the high school auditorium. Students from Bureau Valley North, Bureau Valley South and Bradford Junior High and all new students have been invited to attend. Students will receive a copy of their schedule that day.

Back to school webinar

Family Matters Parent Training and Information Center will host a back to school webinar from 9 to 10 a.m. Aug. 12. The webinar will provide strategies to make the back to school transition smoother. It will teach parents how to review their child’s IEP before school starts and tips on how to make going back to school easier on the entire family. Space is limited. To reserve a seat, visit After registering, a confirmation email will be sent containing information about joining the webinar.

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