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Archive for November 27th, 2016

Hairstylists on the front line against domestic violence

Posted by wlpo on November 27, 2016

Illinois has a new law requiring all hair stylists in the state to be trained in domestic violence support and response. The law will take effect Jan. 1

Pin-Up Hair Studio stylist Jamie Feramisco says hairdressers sometimes learn about incidents of domestic violence through chatting with clients. She says she often hears accounts of domestic violence in her salon and that she tries to support women facing such circumstances.

The mandate was passed as an amendment to the Barber, Cosmetology, Hair Braiding and Nail Technology Act of 1985. The legislation aligns the Professional Beauty Association’s Cut It Out program, which pushes similar efforts.

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IVCC Holiday show expanded to 6 nights

Posted by wlpo on November 27, 2016

The annual Holiday revue at Illinois Valley Community College is now expanding to 6 nights.  Based on the response to previous shows,  IVCC Theatre Department is doing “Jingle All the Way – A Holiday Jubilee” this Thursday through Saturday and the following Tuesday through Thursday nights.

You’ll hear well-known holiday music across many genres along with comedy, audience involvement and several appearances from Santa.   Participating also is the Show Choir whose members hail from the community, alumni, current students and the faculty.  Tickets are $10  for general admission, $5 for kids 12 and under and free to IVCC students. Tickets are available at the door 1 hour prior to the 7:30 show time.

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Donations for mule shoes requested by CCA

Posted by wlpo on November 27, 2016

How often do you wear out your shoes?  Moe and Joe need shoes every month. If you don’t recognize the names, they are the mules who pulled the I & M Canal boat 414 times in 2016.  The Canal Corridor Association is asking if you can spare some change to help make sure their shoes are up-to-date.

The Association works in partnership with donors, local governments, other not-for-profits and volunteers to protect and promote the natural, cultural and historic resources of the nation’s first National Heritage Area.  The organization is a 501 C3.  It’s web address is canalcor dot org.

 

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1 day classes offered Saturday at IVCC

Posted by wlpo on November 27, 2016

Would you like to learn something new in 1 day….and not over an entire semester?  Illinois Valley Community College is offering some 1 session classes this coming Saturday.

In an afternoon, you can learn MS Word and mail merge to send a universal Christmas letter to all your friends plus learn how to create envelopes and address labels. It will be taught at the Ottawa facility.  If you prefer food, Dee Biagi will show you the complex art of making succarines – the Italian Wedding and Holiday Cookie. That will occur at the Oglesby campus.  For more information, call IVCC Monday.

 

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Earlville girl receives award from Tractor Supply Co.

Posted by wlpo on November 27, 2016

A LaSalle County 4-H member has seen her hard work pay off.  Martha Hoffman of Earlville won the 2016 Bright Futures Award in LaSalle County sponsored by Tractor Supply Company and an Indiana Ag manufacturer.  Hoffman is a member of the North Stars 4-H club and was selected for her outstanding work in her corn project.

Judges noted she was well-spoken and showed a strong knowledge of the project area. The teen received a $25 dollar Visa gift card and a plaque. Tractor Supply is the largest rural lifestyle retail store operator in the country with 1500 stores in 49 states including a store in Princeton.

 

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Accident prone intersection has another collision Sunday

Posted by wlpo on November 27, 2016

Tonica’s new 4-way stop intersection has had its first accident.  According to the fire department’s Rick Turri, they were summoned about 11:30am Sunday to Route 251 and North 20th road – on the north edge of town.

2 vehicles were found in the intersection and the drivers removed.  Both drivers were examined but refused any further medical treatment.  The accident report will be handled by the Sheriff’s office .  Turri could not release the names of those involved.

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