July Activities at Chillicothe Library

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Sign and Sing Story Time – 10:30am Wednesdays, July 14th and 28th. Ages 0-5 – Join Abbey Cook of Communication Junction for a 30 minute interactive Story Time designed to engage your child and encourage their love of books. Each…

Come join the celebration

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      Turning 60 can be rather unsettling for some folks.  But for a club designed for socialization and recreation, a 60thanniversary suggests a celebration with fun and fanfare.  People have enjoyed good times for six decades and it’s fitting to mark the…

Continued chaos at District 150

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Never before in Peoria’s rich educational history has there ever been such chaos in District 150. The Charter Oak mess created by Superintendent Grenita Lathan and supported by a totally incompetent board, in my opinion, continues. Here’s the latest. The…

150’s super-security: ‘Mayberry, WTF’

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(Middle-age woman in an old-style, gingham dress seated at a table, talking on an old-fashioned phone) G- Clara? Aunt G. Did you get your paper? Me neither. It’s getting so thin, you’d think it’d get easier to deliver. What’s that?…

From alien to native …

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The question isn’t whether the aliens have landed. Fact is, they are here in the U.S., they number in the thousands of species, and they are increasingly disruptive: causing extinctions, spreading disease, harming forests, and contributing to ecological instability. And…

Let kindness and concern define us

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Sleep deprivation adversely affects my disposition and thinking skills. Some might wonder why a woman whose grown children live away from home with children of their own is sleep deprived. I’m not a care provider for someone residing in my…

West Bluff News for June 2014

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More traditional West Peoria summer events are planned for the first Saturday of June. June 7th marks both the 17th West Peoria Jamboree Run in the morning with the Jamboree and Scout Carnival that evening. Join runners for the 4-mile…

Sink holes can be difficult to repair

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By Mike Rogers (Public Works Administrator) Due to the unusual weather this past winter, the City of Peoria is now seeing the effects of the deep freeze – sink holes. Sinkholes are depressions or holes in the ground caused by…