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Hy-Vee buys Family Pharmacy

Posted by wlpo on April 15, 2014

A pharmacy in Peru is closing but that should not prevent you from having your prescriptions filled.

Illinois Valley Community Hospital has sold Family Pharmacy to Hy-Vee in Peru.  IVCH spokesman Gene Vogelgesang says the decision to sell was a business one and that the pharmacy had been losing money for a fair amount of time.

You will continue to be able to have your prescription filled at Family Pharmacy the through Friday, May 9.  All customer records and prescriptions will be moved to Hy-Vee Pharmacy by Monday, May 12.  You will need to go there for your medications.

Vogelgesang says you won’t have to contact your doctor or ask for new prescriptions.  He says it should be a seamless transition.

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Area libraries to receive grants

Posted by wlpo on April 15, 2014

Your local library has a lot of books but it also has digital materials like DVDs and CD’s. You should be able to find more books and materials at several area libraries thanks to a grant through the Illinois Secretary of State’s Office.

159 libraries are receiving “Another Back to Books” Grant. Illinois Valley Community College is one. It will receive $5,000. The Mautino Library in Spring Valley is receiving $3,000, the Putnam County Library District is receiving $5,000, the Reddick Library is receiving $2,400 and the Peru Public Library is receiving $4,000.

The grants must be used to buy books, learning CDs and DVDs and other educational materials.

 

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Appliance clean-up week coming to Peru

Posted by wlpo on April 15, 2014

If you have an old water heater or stove to get rid of and you live in Peru, next week is your chance. Citywide appliance clean-up is next week in Peru.

You can set out washers, dryers, stoves, water heaters and dishwater on your normal garbage pickup day.

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Tickets available fundraising art show

Posted by wlpo on April 15, 2014

You don’t have to be wealthy to own one-of-a-kind artwork; you just have to be interested in helping women worldwide. Enjoy work by regional artists while raising money for advancing the status of women during the Zonta Club of La Salle-Peru’s annual Art Show.

For $25, you’ll be able to meet many of the artists and have chances to win their work. It’s from 2-5pm Sunday, April 27 at Mark Allen’s American Kitchen in Peru. There will be a cash bar. Tickets are available through Zonta members and at Mark Allen’s.

 

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Rain, cold slow Illinois corn planting

Posted by wlpo on April 15, 2014

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – State agriculture officials say wet, cold weather has kept Illinois farmers out of their fields this spring. Only 1 percent of the corn crop has been planted.
The Illinois Department of Agriculture contends Monday in its weekly crop report that typically about 10 percent of the statewide corn crop would be in the fields by mid-April.
Farmers, last year, also had a slow start planting corn. At this same point in April, 1 percent of the crop was in the field.
Much of the state received heavy rainfall last week.
Illinois is usually one of the top two corn-producing states in the country, alongside Iowa.
The two states are also usually the top soybean producers in the country. That crop typically planted later in the year.

 

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