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Oregon-Mt. Morris Alumni say thanks

Published: Friday, June 21, 2013 4:27 p.m. CDT

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Dear Editor,

The Oregon-Mt.Morris FFA Alumni would like to thank everyone for coming to our annual pork chop dinner fundraiser.  

We use the funds raised to support our scholarship awards.  

The alumni award several scholarships every year to students continuing their education in an agriculture related field.  

A special thank you for their support to Dos Amigos, Mark Leary, Leona Nelson, Tara Lafollette, Rochelle Animal Hospital, Michelle Gevan, Sandy Janssen, JD Photography, and Anderson Feed.

An additional thank you for the support in ticket sales, preparing and serving the dinner to Jon Sheely, Joyce Howlett, Tricia Epperhart, Chip Pedersen, Renee Pedersen, Madison Pedersen, Rick Nelson & Boys, Randy Anderson, Stan Eden, Nancy Etnyre, Angela Reigle, Kristy Reigle, Justin Ebert, ForestFloto, and the Oregon/Mt.Morris FFA.

FFA Alumni:

Jon Sheely, President

Alison Smith, Vice President

Tricia Epperhart, Secretary

Joyce Howlett, Reporter

Busy week at Rock River Center

Dear Editor,

This week has been ultra-busy at Rock River Center in Oregon!

Monday: Sing Along with Clare McGee of Ontario, Canada, doing 20 songs-it was fun. Margo Ackland sang one solo (no one else knew the words) and a Canadian gent sang another to help Clare out.

Tuesday was the second Tuesday Birthday of the Month celebration with good food, pot luck and Bingo following for those who were interested.

Thursday was the play by Sherry Piros, “Once Upon a Curse,” different, interesting and a workout for a large number of seniors.

Saturday was Father’s Day lunch with an amazing program by Cliff Knapp about the great bison (buffalo) herds and the use the Native Americans made of every bit of these animals for food, ceremony, clothing, teepees, etc.

He had two tables filled with bison artifacts: ribs, buffalo robe, hoof, horns, skull, buffalo chips, knives, moccasins, rattles, traveling bag, etc.

He even furnished sample buffalo meat from a local buffalo farm. Extremely tasty. What a wonderful program, and even handouts.

For such varied and worthwhile programs we say thank you to the staff and all those who participated.

Thank You!

Anna A. Hatzipanagiotis

Mt. Morris

Polo Lifeline offers its thanks

Dear Editor,

A big thank you to all the volunteers who came out and helped the Polo Lifeline move to our new location at 113 N. Green St.

It was a huge undertaking and with all the help that turned out it went flawlessly.

Special thank you to my right hand man Jim Westervelt who had our move so well planned out that all we had to do was follow the numbers, and a thank you to Jim and his wife for the donation of a new freezer and refrigerator.

Also big shout out to Knie’s who brought their appliance truck and moved our freezers, and Tim Bachman who did our electrical work at no charge.

Once again I am so impressed by the Polo community and how they come together to take care of their own.

We’d like to invite everyone to stop by and see our new place on Saturday, June 29 from 11:30 to 12:30 p.m. for a little celebration and some refreshments.

Come tour our new building and meet all our wonderful volunteers.  

They have all worked very hard and deserve a pat on the back and a big thank you!

Kathy Wragg, Polo

Director

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