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The SJO5k Board wants the run to be bigger than ever this year.
The event will take place at 7:30 a.m. on August 10 as part of the St. Joseph Community Festival.
This year the run will be a part of the All Area 5K Circuit, said Board Member Jimmy Paden.
The All Area Circuit includes runs in Gifford, Rantoul, Fisher and St. Joseph.
The SJO Service Members organization is still honoring service members.
Organization founder James Wasson said the group is still working to collect names of service members and honor them with a sign hung in their hometown.
"The first year it was really popular," Wasson said. "We were fundraising and it was something that was new."
The group was founded in 2011.
As young boys playing in the Salt Fork River, Levi Marriott and Paul Cousert often wondered if you could float down the river all the way to the ocean.
In about 21 days, maybe as many as 28, the best friends from St. Joseph will finally answer that boyhood question when they paddle their canoe into the Gulf of Mexico.
The St. Joseph Grade School Carnival will be held April 12.
The event will take place at the Middle School gym.
The carnival is free and everyone is invited.
Parent Teacher Committee President Dana Rowland said she expects 300 people to attend the event.
The group has planned for 15 carnival style games, inflatables, face painting, a treat/cake walk and much more.
Normal, IL - The Normal CornBelters, presented by Illinois Corn Farmers,
are in search of performers to sing the National Anthem this season at The
Corn Crib.* *The CornBelters will play their first home game of the 2013
season at The Corn Crib on Tuesday, May 21 at 7 p.m. versus the Windy City
Thunderbolts (*CEFCU Opening Night*).
Family Engineering Night is Tonight!
Support for this work is provided by the LEGO Children's Fund!
April 11, May 9, June 13 and 27, July 11, August 8 and 22, September 12,
and November 14. 4-7 p.m., FREE event.
April 11th: Families will use creative problem solving, teamwork, and
communication to complete 6 engineering activities, as well as being introduced to
Cast Away to a Better Pond
"Cast Away to a Better Pond" program will be held on Monday May 6th at 6
p.m. at the Tony Patton pond near Mayview. Illinois Department of
Natural Resources District Fisheries Biologist Mike Garthaus will do an
electrofishing survey of the pond. These surveys are a management tool to
assess fisheries in lakes and a first step in a management plan for the
The annual St. Joseph Chamber will feature St. Joseph-Ogden students who traveled to Washington D.C. in January as the keynote speakers.
The Ogden Celebration is in danger of not happening.
The festival, which occurs in June, is in desperate need of volunteers, said event organizer Sue Esposito,
Esposito said there are currently four volunteers working on the festival.
"With four volunteers we may be able to pull off a car show," she said.
Homer Soda Company is getting its own festival.
"Homer has been home to Homer Soda Company for almost a decade now, and we thought it was about time for a festival where you can taste all the hundreds of sodas you can find here," said Homer Soda Company owner Kate Boyer.
Boyer says the event, which will take place June 1, will not be a typical festival.