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Cemetery work is slated for this month

Dear Editor,

The White Oak Cemetery Improvement Committee is planning another work session on repairing head stones sometime in June with Jim Blackburn as contractor.

We will be working mainly with older stones such as 1800s. Many are just leaning over or broken in the middle.

We can do repairs only as long as the money lasts.

If anyone has a loved one whose head stone has a problem that needs attention, we can try to work something out. Call Lloyd Wubbena for details at 815-238-2913.

Remember, this cemetery represents our heritage and our ancestors. Also our veterans from many wars.

We will protect perpetual care!

Donations can be made at the Forreston State Bank, Box 278, Forreston IL 61030 or see Sue Engelkens at the bank.

All checks must have Improvement Committee on them.

Russ Ruter

White Oak Cemetery Improvement Committee

Merchants of Oregon thanked

Dear Editor,

On April 12 the community organization Oregon Together hosted the second annual Oregon Chocolate Walk.  

Once again, the event was a success as many patrons frequented the businesses to learn more about what they had to offer.  

Oregon Together would like to thank the following 39 local businesses for participating and supporting this wonderful outing:

Route 64 Vintage, Illinois Auto Repair and Tire, Oregon Soap Shoppe, TNT Motor Sales Inc, JTI Salon and Spa, Kunes Country of Oregon, Merlins Greenhouse, The Other Side Boutique, Mattison and Son Merc, Split Decisions, Barniture, Cin’s Treasures Ceramic, Free Spirit Vintage, Second Time Around, Earth Reclaimers Resale, Neighbors Antiques, The Scarlet Page, Lifeline Pantry, Hector’s Cocina, Flamingo Palace, The village Bakery, Athletico Phys. Therapy, The Serenity Shed, Alpine Chiropractic, PC, Hopper’s Poppers, Shortcut Barbershop, Scoop’s Subs, The Flower Patch, Chamber of Commerce, The Barber Shoppe, The Picket Fence, Redstone Salon and Spa, Sam’s Gifts, Simply Home, Niki Hunt Photography, W@sh, Cork and Tap, Creative Designs, Hazel’s.
Again, thank you to everyone who participated and we look forward to seeing you next year.

Michael Noble

Oregon Together

Library grateful for the donations

Dear Editor,

The Mt. Morris Public Library is so grateful for the continuous support of our patrons, foundation, and local businesses and organizations.  

We are dependent upon donations and gifts for much of our programming.  

This year we received a special gift from the Exelon Corporation.  

Exelon’s Byron Station will match all donations to the Mt. Morris Public Library Summer Reading Program up to $1,000.  

We have already received gifts from a number of local businesses and organizations, as well as gifts from generous patrons. 

We are within $200 of reaching that $1,000 mark. We are so fortunate to live in a community that cares.  

Thank you to everyone who has given. We greatly appreciate your generosity.  

Thanks also to the Exelon Corporation for the support we have received over the years. We are truly blessed.


Mary Cheatwood


Mt. Morris Public Library

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