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Aplington on Stage Project set for May 17

Dear Editor,

The 2013 theatrical production of the Aplington On Stage Project will be presented on Friday, May 17 at the Polo Community High School gym at 7 p.m.

The performance is free to the public. For the twelfth year selected members of the Polo Community High School Drama Club are working with aspiring actors at Aplington.

This year the theme is an “An Evening with Disney” and will include scenes written by Samantha Rhodes for Monsters, Inc. and The Lion King.

The Aplington students have the opportunity to work with experienced directors Miranda Blankenbehler, Cara DuBois, and Jacob Miller, Samantha Rhodes, and Kayla Wagenknecht.

They will be joined by support team of McKaley Boothe and Matt Merlak.

The Aplington performers will provide the audience with a delightful evening of fun as they explore live performance art. Drama Club advisor Beth Wiegmann supervises the Aplington Project.

We have a lot of wonderful actors in our schools. We hope you will come and enjoy the evening.


Peyton Taylor

Drama Club Secretary

RRC holds first Mother’s Day luncheon

Dear Editor,

For the first time in the history of the new Rock River Center, a Mother’s Day luncheon was held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 11.

Linda Duffy, in charge of activities, and with the assistance of Sue, Renee, and Diane, served a vegetable appetizer, followed by a lovely chicken salad on a bed of lettuce with a roll, followed by a surprise dessert of Dairy Queen ice cream with eight toppings. (I’ve never had Dairy Queen ice cream and it was delicious!)

Coffee and lemonade were available.

Each place setting included a lovely flower pot place card made by the crafters, and a take-home live pansy plant.

Entertainment included several readins by Renee.

Additionally, Karen Larson played the piano and song. From the provided seven songs were included in the sing-along and everyone joined in. It was fun.

For such a well-organized, tasty, and pleasant event for which we are all thankful.

Anna A. Hatzipanagiotis

Mt. Morris

Disappointed with turnout for Day of Prayer

Dear Editor,

I attended the National Day of Prayer at one of the churches on Thursday evening.

I was a little disappointed that there weren’t more people there.

The title was “Pray for America” and if there is one thing this nation needs, it is prayer.

In the last months there have been so many sad things happening like the Newtown and Boston Marathon massacres.

It doesn’t say too much for a nation we all live in and look upon as a nice place to call home.

God bless America and help Him do it.


Emma Jean Turney


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