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West Carroll Accelerated Readers host last Hometown Hero event

RiverReader.org staff SAVANNA — West Carroll Primary School hosted its last Hometown Hero of the 2016-2017 school year on May 10. “Students who earned 70 Accelerated Reader points were invited to the library to listen to Sue Gerlach-Hilgendorf, president of Heartland Pet Welfare, Inc. and volunteer Christy Fritz talk about their experience with caring for feral cats and kittens,” said West Carroll District Librarian Jennifer McGinnis. “Sue brought 3 kittens that she is caring for that students were able to interact with.” Heartland Pet Welfare is a not-for-profit, no-kill shelter dedicated to finding loving, quality homes for each cat...

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Lanark Farmers Market

Something NEW – Recycle Days The fourth Tuesday of July, August, and September: Recycle Days for used batteries, worn American Flags, eye glasses, cell phones and ink cartridges.Please tell you neighbors, friends and family about these special events. JUNK IN THE TRUNK FLEA MARKET SECOND & FOURTH TUESDAYS  3 – 6 PM    MAY 9 & 23   JUNE 13 & 27   JULY 11 & 25   AUGUST 8 & 22 SEPTEMBER 12 & 26   OCTOBER 10 & 24 SHOP FOR TREASURES or SELL SOME  Fill your car with stuff to sell – antiques, collectibles, or just...

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Gypsy Moth Treatment In Carroll County

RiverReader.org Staff The Illinois Department of Agriculture would like to remind northern Illinois residents that the state’s scheduled Gypsy Moth treatment will begin in the morning of Monday, May 8, weather permitting.   Carroll County treatment will take place in June.  Gypsy moth is an invasive pest that destroys trees and shrubs. The Department, in conjunction with the United States Forest Service, plans to treat more than 54,000 acres this year, including locations in DeKalb, LaSalle, Livingston, Carroll, Jo Daviess, Stephenson, Ogle, Will, and Kendall counties. LaSalle, Kendall and Will Counties will receive an application of BtK, a naturally-occurring...

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Did you know Ornate Box Turtles reside in Carroll County?

May 6, 2017 By Tom Kocal tkocal@RiverReader.org LOST MOUND, JoDaviess County – The Jr. Stewards in partnership with the Stewards of the Upper Mississippi River Refuge learned about Ornate Box Turtles on a beautiful Saturday morning at the Lost Mound Unit.  Jeramie Strickland, a wildlife biologist, taught them not just about Ornate Box Turtles, but also gave the stewards food for thought about nature and managing endangered species. Lost Mound is in the northern part of the Savanna Army Depot which covers both Carroll and JoDaviess...

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Illinois Dept. on Aging celebrates Older Americans Month

Department encourages older adults across the state to “Age Out Loud” RiverReader.org Staff The Illinois Department on Aging today recognized more than 2 million older adults statewide in honor of Older Americans Month, which is a national observance taking place every May. Governor Bruce Rauner also proclaimed May 2017 as Older Americans Month in Illinois. This year’s theme – Age Out Loud – is a call to action for older adults across Illinois and the nation to live boldly and age fearlessly. “Older adults are the backbone of our society. The contributions they’ve made have been imprinted on our history forever. Older Americans Month is an opportunity for us all to recognize those accomplishments and contributions,” says Jean Bohnhoff, Director of the Illinois Department on Aging (IDoA). “By fulfilling our mission of administering programs that encourage independence, dignity and quality of life, the Department on Aging hopes to continue to give older Illinoisans the tools they need to age with peace of mind and grace.” The Department, together with our network partners, will be hosting the 19th Annual Central Illinois Senior Celebration on May 17th at the Orr Building on the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield. The event features free health screenings, information, exhibitors, prizes and entertainment and is co-hosted by the Area Agency on Aging for Lincolnland; AARP Illinois; Illinois Secretary of State & State Librarian, Jesse White;...

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Mon 17

Al-Anon Meets in Freeport Monday

December 17 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Mon 17

Al-Anon Meets in Mount Carroll

December 17 @ 7:00 pm
Mon 17

Savanna Alcoholics Anonymous meets

December 17 @ 8:00 pm
Thu 20

Vintage 405

December 20 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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Al-Anon Meets in Freeport Monday

December 24 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm

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