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Community Notes

Overdose Memory Walk

PERU — The third annual Overdose Awareness and Memory Walk will be held at 10 a.m. Aug. 23 at Baker’s Lake in Peru. For more information, visit or email

‘Laughter’ program

PRINCETON — Bureau County Home and Community Education will sponsor Sandra Lutz from Pekin to present a program on “Laughter” at 3 p.m. Sept. 2 at the Becker Building, 850 E. Thompson St., Princeton. The program will be the September lesson for all HCE members. The public is invited to attend. For information, call 815-875-8409.

Blood drive

PRINCETON — The First United Methodist Church in Princeton will hold an American Red Cross blood drive from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sept. 4 in Fellowship Hall of the church, 316 S. Church St. For an appointment, call the Princeton office at 815-879-2231.

Open house

NEW BEDFORD — The New Bedford Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) will hold a community reception to say thank you to its retiring pastor, David Beebe. An open house will be at 1 p.m. Aug. 31 in the fellowship hall located at New Bedford.

Widmark portrays villain in 1980s comedy-mystery

PRINCETON – The next Widmark Wednesday movie features Princeton’s own Richard Widmark as the villain in a 1980s comedy-mystery. The film begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Princeton Public Library. Admission is free. In the 1982 film, Widmark’s character menaces characters played by screen comics Gene Wilder and Gilda Radner as they try to solve a murder while eluding peril during a cross-country chase. Widmark’s friend, Sidney Poitier, was the director. Widmark, a 1932 graduate of Princeton High School, acted in more than 70 movies from 1947 until 1991. Before the movie begins, Widmark T-shirts will be available for sale.

Back-to-School Night planned in Ohio

OHIO — Ohio Schools’ Back-to-School Night will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. This will be a time for students to drop off supplies, and for a meet and greet with teachers. A free meal of hot dog, chips and drink will be served at 5:15 p.m.

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