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Community Notes

Genealogical society meeting

KEWANEE — The Henry County Genealogical Society will meet at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the second floor meeting room of the Kewanee Public Library. Steve Morrison will present a program on school houses, teachers and locations of the rural schools in Henry County from 1857-1869.

Compassionate Friends meeting

PERU — Dawn Moutray, head of the committee organizing the LaSalle County Out of Darkness Walk to raise funds for the American Society for Suicide Prevention, will be the featured speaker at the next meeting of the Compassionate Friends at 7 p.m. Aug. 28 in the special procedures conference room just off the West Street lobby at Illinois Valley Community Hospital. For more information, contact Rita Studzinski at 815-223-7663.


LASALLE — Family Matters PTIC and Illinois Valley Center for Independent Living will hold a workshop from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Illinois Valley Center of Independent Living, 18 Gunia Dr., LaSalle. The workshop will be about children with autism spectrum disorder and obtaining and coordinating services and accommodations at school and home. Rhonda Best is the presenter. Educators will receive 2.5 CPDUs. A certificate of attendance will be provided.

MOPS meeting

PRINCETON — MOPS will kick off its 2014-15 year from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Sept. 2 at the Evangelical Covenant Church, 24 N. Main St., Princeton. Childcare is available. The Bureau County chapter of MOPS meets the first Tuesday of each month from September to May from 5:30 to 8 p.m. For more information, visit

Blood drive

PRINCETON — The First United Methodist Church will hold a blood drive from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sept. 4 in the fellowship hall, 316 S. Church St., Princeton. For an appointment, contact the Princeton office at 815-879-2231.

Quilters Guild meeting

PRINCETON — The Covered Bridge Quilters Guild will meet at 7 p.m. Sept. 4 at the Evangelical Covenant Church, 24 N. Main St., Princeton. Participants should enter through the front door just off of Main Street. “Purses & Bags” will be the program, presented by Suzanne Bruns. Guests are welcome to attend for a fee of $5. There will be no workshop in September.

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