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Barn yard sale raises $3,200 for ACS

Dear Editor,

“Celebrating More Holidays and Every Day” Barn Sale for the American Cancer Society was another success. 

As always, the support by customers was outstanding at Maple Hill farm, which was the home of The BREAST Yard Sale in Town. 

The four-day sale included treasures for every holiday, new and vintage items and many household donations. 

Weather was perfect for a sale - rain mixed with a bit of sunshine. 

The final amount raised was a little over $3,200 for the American Cancer Society. 

Thank you Oregon and all the surrounding communities for your amazing support. 

There will be a day when a cure is found and you can say “I helped!”

In appreciation, 

Karen Virnoche and James Brown


Vote for Sara Dady on Nov. 6

Dear Editor,

Sara Dady is the Democratic candidate for Illinois’ 16th Congressional District.  

She is a community leader, mother and wife, small business owner and an immigration lawyer from Rockford.

Ms. Dady understands the struggles of the middle class. She speaks with voters at every opportunity and has agreed to take part in 10 candidate forums in the district.  

Her opponent, Adam Kinzinger, has declined to take part in any of these forums.

Ms. Dady is committed to Medicare for all and believes everyone is entitled to quality health care.  

She supports a $15 minimum wage, strong unions, affordable childcare and fair and progressive taxes.

Ms. Dady believes we must combat climate change and protect our air and water.  

She supports quality education for all, vocational training and universal pre-K.  

She also seeks to end student loan debt.

Though Ms. Dady refuses NRA PAC contributions and opposes the National Conceal/Carry Reciprocity Act, she supports the Second Amendment and your right to own a firearm. 

If you live in Illinois’ 16th Congressional District, encourage your family, friends, and neighbors to vote on Nov. 6, our nation’s future depends on it.  

Sara Dady is an outstanding candidate and is my choice. I hope she is also your choice.

David Bucher


Lions Club thanks local


Dear Editor, 

Oregon Lions Club is proud to be part of a community that supports local business so diligently. 

Those businesses that fuel this community are endlessly giving to Oregon in return. 

Oregon Lions Club recently held its annual drawdown event at the VFW. 

All enjoyed a fun evening with wonderful door prizes given away at the end. 

These door prizes were contributed by businesses in our community that I would like to recognize.

We would like to thank: Alfano’s, Alpine Chiropractic, The Barber Shoppe, Blackhawk Steak Pit, Charlie’s Breakfast Nook, Cork & Tap, Father and Son, Fischer’s, Flower Patch & Petals to Parties, Franklin Street Pub, Hazel’s, Hector’s Cocina, Hopper’s Poppers, Jay’s Drive In, Jess & Jay’s Bait and Tackle, Joanne’s Total Image, Kacmarzyk Agency, Inc., LOMC, Maxson’s Manor, Merlin’s, Messenger’s, Messie’s Bar & Grill, Napa Auto Parts, Oregon Park District, Oregon Soap Shoppe, Patchwork Inn, Pinehill Bed and Breakfast, Pines Meadow Vet Clinic, Redstone Salon and Spa, Short Cut Barber Shop, Simply Home, Snyder’s, Spring Valley Family Restaurant, Subway, Village Bakery and White Pines Resort.

These wonderful businesses helped make our night more of a success and just that much more enjoyable. 

Thank you for the opportunity to recognize those we appreciate so much. 


Carri E. Anderson


Oregon Lions Club

Hopes Community Straw Build continues

Dear Editor,

I want to thank the head of Encore!, Jeff Bold and his wife April, for the time and effort they put into making the Community Straw Build of the bison come to fruition.

It was a wonderful way to bring the community together on the mammoth project. I had fun visiting with people while working toward the completion of the build.

The number of people that came from near and far to see what we were doing was amazing.

I hope this event continues to grow and hoping for more entries next year.

Rose Avey

Mt. Morris

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