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Elmwood Community Center has a New Web Site
Thanks to the efforts of Jeff Lampe the new web site will greatly add to communication and information.
I have created a new web site Forgottonia.org which appeared in place of Elmwoodil.org, yesterday. This was result of my own incompetence, but is corrected, now that I was forced to follow instructions more carefully. I want to make elmwoodil.org the ideal guide to visiting Elmwood. Forgottonia will be the new home for the Illinois Observer, Shiire Tales and other reflections of those who live in and love Western Illinois. Some of us love it more than others, but Forgottonia.org will gladly feature all Forgottonians, even the ones less enchanted with living there.
Forgottonia Web Site new home for Shire Steve and others
Very Thankful to live in Illinois
Even with our state's immense fiscal challenges, I would live in no other state. I am thankful and have a gnat's eyefull of hope that we will responsibly move forward. It is time to stop our well rehearsed unconscious reactions to legislative decisions. Whether a state employee, resident, student, school or government official we all have much at stake. We must recognize that we have all let our pension problems go unaddressed whether Democrat or Republican, elected official or citizen we have collectively ignored solution. On this Thanksgiving I am grateful, concerned, but grateful. Become informed, support compromise, communicate your support of those actually trying to accomplish a positive outcome.
Elmwood Schools Part of Measurement Discussion
Elmwood schools featured in PJ Star Article on school testing versus achievement. I find the article unclear in its reporting, the statements about school ranking seemed contradictory. It is an important discussion throughout education, how do you do a good job, how do you measure it. Still many good things about Elmwood schools were written about in the article.
E/B Boys Cross Country won second place at today's state meet.
Feature on E/B Runner Trent Parrish
Elmwood Senior Continues To Beat The Odds, Inspire Others
Early Voting Comes to Elmwood on Wednesday on October 31st at the Elmwood UMC details below
E/B Trojans travel to Winnebago for playoffs round two on Saturday.
Sunday the Joplin Mission Trip Presentation at Elmwood Presbyterian Church at 12 PM
Everyone welcome to this community event
coming to Morrison & Mary Wiley Library
November 8th at 6 PM
"Midwest sculptor Lorado Taft made a name for himself in the late 1800s and early 1900s as a talented artist and influential lecturer and author. Yet he struggled to produce classically inspired works during a time when a new, modern style was emerging. Scholarly works have investigated his early years and the impact his art had on the Midwest and beyond, but no one has stepped forward to present a simple-to-read, comprehensive biography -- until now. Lynn Allyn Young has traveled around the country, hunting down Taft's many works and documenting their locations and their condition. She presents in this 136-page paperback book a wide variety of present-day color photographs, interesting vintage images, and excerpts from numerous publications. If you don't know who Lorado Taft was, enjoy the read! If you thought you knew about Taft, read again!" Amazon.com Book Description
Annual Firemen's Dance
Saturday Night at 7 PM
At Maple Lane Country Club -- New Imposters band
Donations to Elmwood Fire Department
PO Box 763 Elmwood IL 61529
E/B Trojan Sports this Week End
Cross Country Sectional at Maple Lane Country Club
Final Football Game -- Bushnell-PC/Avon Spartans -- at Bushnell at 7 PM
Dedication Service for First Presbyterian Church of Elmwood
Sunday October 21, 2012 at 3 PM
Where once was a space, now there is a new church. Everyone welcome to come celebrate this new building this Sunday.
Make it easy on yourself, vote early or request an absentee ballot. You may request an absentee ballot from the Peoria County Clerk currently, call 309 672-6059. You can go to any early voting site in Peoria County, if you are a registered voter in Peoria County. Election Day is Tuesday November 6, 2012. Polls will open at 6 AM and close at 7 PM. If you travel frequently like my wife, this may be a day you will be gone. You may wish to miss the lines and relax at home on November 6th. No matter what your reason if you're ready to decide get voting out of way. It will make it an easier election day for the poll workers, as well. No one likes long lines. Early voting starts October 22nd in Chillicothe here is the pdf of scheduled early voting locations and the times. Peoria County Early Voting Schedule Early voting in Elmwood will be Wednesday, October 31st at the Elmwood United Methodist Church from 8 AM to 6 PM. You can request an absentee ballot for any reason, maybe you do not like the electronic voting devices. You can go to any voting location, to early vote, so don't be left out. Also ask yourself, when did you last vote? Have you moved? Make sure your registration is in order, even if you just moved across the street last May, you need the County Clerk to update your registration. If you aren't registered do so at any public library in Peoria County or the Courthouse, October 9th is the last day for registration in this general election. Questions Peoria County Clerk Election Services
Elmwood's Joplin Mission a feature article in the Peoria Journal Star
Elmwood mission group lends hand in rebuilding Joplin