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Rummage sale funds will benefit historic schoolhouse

Dear Editor,

Organizers for the Chana School Museum’s annual rummage sale are pleased to announce that the benefit sale held on May 31 and June 1 was a huge success.

The funds raised will help to maintain the historical schoolhouse. The museum is not supported by community taxes. It is totally run by volunteers, grants, and donations.

The Chana School Foundation would like to thank the Oregon School District and Mike Lawton for their continued support by allowing the sale to be held in the old Etnyre School Gym.

The district recognizes the importance of local  history.

The Oregon fourth graders come to the museum each year to go back in time to experience what life and education was like in the late 1800s in Ogle County.

A big thank you to all those who donated items for the sale.

Every year the sale has a different emphasis. Last year the sale was dominated with estate furniture.

This year the sale had a mix of small items and many beautiful plants. The plants all sold quickly.

The rummage sale would not have generated funds for the museum without these donations.

The sale would not be complete without all the volunteers that work so hard to get ready accepting items, hauling items, and organizing things.

Then they work selling the vast amount of donated things.

Finally, at the close of the sale volunteers pack up remaining things and share with other not-for-profit groups.

This year things were given to Habitat for Humanity, Lifeline, local nursing home, and the youth group of a local church for their sale to raise funds for camp.

A special thank you to Diane Lillie for organizing and working with Mike Lawton of the Oregon School District to schedule and make the sale possible.

Our community is very lucky to have people such as those who support the historical Chana School Museum and other community projects.

Connie Stauffer


May food drive helped Lifeline

The National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive was held May 11 in Oregon to benefit Lifeline.

Lifeline has many thanks to give to city carrier, Wayne Curtis and Matt, to rural carriers, Billy, Amy, Deb, and Judy. To Clerk Allison and Postmaster Paula.

Your extra efforts were greatly appreciated.

To the Oregon Community for your support. You donated over 1,700 pounds of food.

To Roger at Pizza Hut, for your pizza donations, they were excellent as always.

To the Church of God for use of your garage for sorting and your church for lunch.

To our volunteers for helping the carriers pick up food and sorting it. The Pressleys, Ed, Ghab, Piper, Mykalah, Eddie and Gary Monnahan, Ellen Mason, John Tuttle, Michael and Linda Hoffman, Steve Spangler, Bob Bandera, Larry Holland and Earl Martin.

The food donations will take us through the summer and most of the fall.

Lifeline continues to be blessed by the Oregon community. A gracious thank you to ALL!
Sharon Wallace

Oregon Lifeline

Enjoys Colbert’s sports articles

Dear Editor,

I just want to say that I am glad you have sports writer Andy Colbert writing for your paper.

I really like his articles, even thought I am not a sports fan and don’t really follow the games.

But I like the way Andy writes--with thoughtfulness, frankness, directness, insightfulness, and always with heart.

It is so much more than just reporting scores. There is a passion for writing and for the people involved that comes through.

And he finds creative ways to say things.

Thank you.

Amy Blobaum


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