Royall FFA tidies up Elroy Public Library grounds

Posted April 16, 2014 at 5:01 pm

By MARY WAARVIK | Elroy librarian

Did you know that every fall and spring, Royall High School’s FFA class does yardwork at the Elroy Public Library?

Students come to clip shrubs, haul away the clippings, and generally neaten up the grounds. They even deal with those spiny barberry bushes! Thank you, kids, and additional thanks to adviser Beth Kolodzinski for organizing the workdays.

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The Elroy Public Library will be closed at 1 p.m. Friday, April 18, in observance of Good Friday. We will be open Saturday, as usual.

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We will show the movie “Frozen” at 1 p.m. Monday in our meeting room. Both kids and grownups are welcome. It is rated PG and runs for 102 minutes.

    South Ridge News for April 17

    By ALICE  BRANDAU

    It’s April 14, 2014, and icicles are hanging off our patio roof and we have a white landscape once again after receiving 5 inches of snow Sunday night.

    Doris Beier was one person who checked on the eclipse of the moon last night. If you can’t sleep, you may as well check on the progress of the moon as it disappears and reappears. It’s a phenomenon, to be sure, and it’s so exact, so mysterious, and so like our Creator.

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    Ambulance call leads to cocaine bust

    By KAREN PARKER | County Line Publisher

    An ambulance call in Ontario ended in a cocaine bust April 7 when emergency personnel responded to the Wildcat Bar for a victim reportedly down with a seizure.

    Upon arrival, the ambulance staff found that Johnny Lacy, 42, of Ontario was unconscious. After the ambulance transported Lacy a few miles

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    Kendall Public Library hosting coloring contest

    By LYNETTE VLASAK | Kendall librarian

    I’m a little late in getting the word out, but the Kendall Public Library, in cooperation with Culver’s, is sponsoring a children’s coloring contest in honor of National Library Week (April 13­-19).

    Stop in the library to pick up the contest sheet, and when you return it to the library, you will receive a coupon for a free Culver’s custard cone.

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    We need four people who would like to learn Mahjong (the board game,

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    Ontario Legion Auxiliary resumes year’s activities

    By KRISS HETZEL

    Ontario American Legion Auxiliary

    We are back in business after our three-month vacation. Our first order of business was to celebrate the American Legion’s birthday with a monetary gift, cake and ice cream. (Our singing is about the same.) We like to have fun and treats before we tackle our lengthy agenda.

    One thing we all need to work on is recruiting new members. We need four new members to meet our goal. If you have daughters, sisters or granddaughters who qualify, please let me

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    Norwalk Public Library has DVD ‘The Dinosaur Project’

    By JEANNE RICE | Norwalk librarian

    The Norwalk Public Library has a new DVD, “The Dinosaur Project,” starring Natasha Loring, Matt Kane and Richard Dillane. 

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    Librarians from Norwalk, Ontario and Wilton public libraries will be at Norwalk-Ontario-Wilton Elementary School from 2-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, for Child Development Day, and we look forward to talking to anyone who stops by our table.

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    The mystery-book group’s next meeting will be from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Friday, May 2, when we’ll

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    Ontario Public Library will close early on Good Friday

    By LAURIE ERICKSON | Ontario librarian

    The library will be open Friday, April 18, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. only. We will be open Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Enjoy the Easter weekend.

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    Join us for a community-garden meeting at 9:30 a.m. Monday, April 21, at the library. The weather is finally warming up, and it’s time to make plans for planting the garden and summer programs. Come and

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    Senior menus for April 21–25

    Ontario meal site

    Meals are served at the Milk Jug Café, 103 N. Garden St. To make a reservation, call 337-4448.

    Monday, April 21: Hot beef, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans, whole-wheat bread and strawberries

    Tuesday, April 22: Chicken potpie, cheese sticks, carrots, melon salad, whole-wheat rolls and

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    South Side News for April 17

    By MYRNA FAUSKA

    What happened to spring, summer and fall? We woke up this morning to six inches of snow outside. I hope that by the weekend we will have some good Easter weather to celebrate in. Time will tell.

    Over the hill, on the east end of the neighborhood, Shirley Waddell spent the weekend with her sister Mary Jane Garrity in Wisconsin Rapids. Mary Jane’s husband is in the hospital in Marshfield, Wis.

    At the top of

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    Wilton’s Hot Reads for Cold Nights program ends April 23

    By GINA RAE | Wilton librarian

    It’s time to welcome spring by closing out our Hot Reads for Cold Nights promotion.

    It is not too late to collect your prizes. We will enter everyone who participated into a drawing for a free tote bag. All you need to participate is one review! It’s not too late to win. Our drawing will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 23.

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    The library received a donation in memory of Mary (Rice) Miller by

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