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Letters to the Editor

16th District candidates to be at July 30 forum

Dear Editor,

This Nov. 6 we will be voting for the Congress person that will represent us in the U. S. House of Representatives.  

The first and maybe only public forum where we have the potential to hear from both candidates will be 6:30 p.m., Monday, July 30 at the Post House, 100 W. Second St., Dixon.  

Sara Dady has confirmed that she will be there. Adam Kinzinger has historically avoided speaking to his constituents, but we can hope this will be the exception to the rule.  

I hope as many people as possible, in this part of the 16th district, will show their commitment to being informed citizens and attend this event.

Maja Shoemaker


Leffelman says thanks to walk event sponsors

Dear Editor,

The Oregon Park District would like to thank the generous sponsors and vendors that contributed to the Wiggly Wag and Walk Event.

The incredibly generous vendors take time out of their busy schedules to haul their displays and products in, provide a gift basket, and some even bring their dogs to the event.  

Everyone enjoys seeing pet owners spending time with their “best friend” and checking out all the vendor booths. 

It’s a team effort to pull off a successful event with participating vendors, demonstrators, and of course the much-needed volunteers.  

Special thank to the Oregon Fire Protection District for bringing out their ambulance and “Sparky.”  

A big thank you to Pines Meadow Vet Clinic and Ogle County Animal Control for all their help and support. 

Thank you to the following businesses and organizations: Granny Rose Animal Shelter, The Amos Fund, Anderson Feed, Pet Supplies Plus, Pat’s Sensible Dog Training, All Paws Pet Wash, Ogle County Animal Control, Pines Meadow Vet Clinic, Foxy’s Dunk N Fluff and K9 Junction Kennels.  

K9 Junction had several different demonstrations and put on a great show of talent, discipline, obedience, agility, Schutzhund & IPO with their dogs.  

Pat Mandernach and some of her students had a demonstration on therapy dogs which was educational, and the therapy dog experience is very rewarding.  

Finally, Ogle County Deputy [John] Shippert and his dog Duke gave the audience a chance to see Duke doing narcotic detection work

To all the dog lovers who attended the event, thank you for bringing your dog(s) to the park. It’s a good day when you can spend time with your “best friend.” 

With Appreciation,

Debbie Leffelman

Event Coordinator 

Oregon Park District 

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