Happenings for Dec. 2010

thru Dec. 31 – Poinsettia Show at the Luthy Botanical Gardens. Call for ticket prices and times at (309) 686-3236. Dec. 2 – Magician Mitch Williams at The Whammy Bar from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. Call (309) 647-3692. Dec. 3…

Peoria Park District Happenings in December

SOMMER PARK HOSTS ANTEBELLUM CHRISTMAS DECEMBER 4 The Peoria Park District’s W. H. Sommer Park will host an Antebellum Christmas on Saturday, December 4, from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Learn some customs of the era, sing popular Christmas songs, and…

Ag Service Award Presented

Jordan Feucht of Princeville is the recipient of the Peoria County Farm Bureau’s 2010 Ag Service Award.  This is the 15th consecutive year that a Peoria County resident has been recognized for demonstrating outstanding service to agriculture. Jordan has served…

Volunteer Emergency Service Award Winner

Richard “Dick” Archibald of Brimfield was recently presented with Peoria County Farm Bureau’s Volunteer Emergency Service Award at their annual meeting. Dick has been a member of the Brimfield Community Fire Protection District for over 50 years and is a…

2011 Peoria County Farm Bureau Photo Calendar

Peoria County residents are encouraged to stop by the Farm Bureau office in Peoria at 1716 N. University Street to pick up a FREE 2011 colored photo calendar.  The calendar features 14 farm-related pictures that were submitted by members for…

Peoria Park District named gold-medal award winner

The Peoria Park District received the National 2010 Gold Medal Grand Award at the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) Congress and Exposition in Minneapolis, MN.  The Gold Medal Grand Award – considered the highest and most prestigious honor attainable…

Homeowners Saluted for Beautification

The Iris Award is given annually to neighborhood associations and homeowners for outstanding landscaping and beautification of homes, yards and gardens. Each winning homeowner was presented with a special Keep Peoria Beautiful sign to display in the yard. The Iris…

Keep Peoria Beautiful Congratulates Orchid Winners

Orchid Awards and Beautification Awards were presented to area businesses for exceptional landscaping and site beautification. The two Orchid Award winners were: Metro Center and the Becker Building. The Orchid maintenance Award was presented to David Vaughan Investments. Additional award…

Humana’s Guidance Center Hosts Many Activities

When the Humana Guidance Center hosts a birthday party, everyone is invited! They host one each month and their calendar reminds you, “It Doesn’t Have to be Your Birthday.” You’re still invited for cake, ice cream, and beverages. About those…

Illinois American Water Provides Senior Safety Tips

Illinois American Water reminds senior citizens to take precautions against home repair and telemarketing scams. By following some helpful tips, everyone including senior citizens, can avoid falling victim to fraud.“We want our customers to be armed with information that can…

What a thrill for George Shadad and family

Former State Senator George Shadid and his wife, Lorraine, traveled to Washington D.C. for the Judicial Committee hearings for their son, Judge Jim Shadid. If that wasn’t a big enough thrill, they were then invited to the Oval Office to…

Thanksgiving, Stewardship and the Rich

There are hundreds of thousands of Illinoisans who are millionaires, according to public and private studies, and given the economy, it’s not illogical to appeal to them for help.But some criticize the rich as detached, unfeeling or both, which seems…

Take an Inch … Give Back a Mile

Thanksgiving, I’m afraid, has too often had a lot more to do with satiation than with appreciation. As kids we would gorge on Mom’s fruit salad. The turkey and potatoes just finished the job of stuffing ourselves. The resulting discomfort…