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Educator and historian Nicholas Walsh will present a narrative of his visit to World War I sites in Belgium and France at a Monticello Area Arts Council event at 10 a.m. Saturday May 25. It will be held at the Arts Council studio, 224 E. Livingston St. in Monticello.
It’s never too late to ask for help.
For those facing foreclosure on their homes, the Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation has this advice:
Volunteers helped make Confidential On-Site Paper Shredding Day in Monticello successful on April 27. Sponsored by Monticello Township, First State Bank and the Piatt County Farm Bureau, about 3,150 pounds of documents were shredded this year. Donations were also taken for the Piatt County Community Action Food Pantry, netting 100 lbs.
Unemployment rates in many East Central Illinois haven’t changed much in the past year, with Vermilion County’s rate remaining stubbornly high.
Piatt County beat the trend by registering an 8.1 percent jobless rate in March, well below the 9.3 percent for the same month in 2012.
An estimated 500-plus people strolled through the 51 exhibits at the Monticello Chamber of Commerce Business Expo, held Tuesday, April 23 in the Monticello Community Building.
It was the ninth year for the expo. Chamber Executive Director Sue Gortner felt attendance was similar to 2012, but that spectators seemed to stay at the Expo longer this spring.
The Cerro Gordo Woman's Club will hold its annual plant sale starting Tuesday, April 30 on the south side of the Casey's General Store in Cerro Gordo. There will be flowers, hanging baskets and vegetable plants for sale. Proceeds are used for scholarships and community projects.
A store in Hammond sold a $125,000 winning Illinois Lucky Day Lotto ticket on Thursday. The ticket was purchased at Yeakley's Market.
The winner has not yet come forward, but the Illinois Lottery said the winning numbers were 4, 5, 8, 10 and 24. Jackpots for the Lucky Day Lotto start at $100,000 and there are drawings each week.
Community Action Partnership of Central Illinois will provide scholarships again this year to low-income eligible individuals of high academic merit or potential. The Department of Commerce and Economic Development have made funds for these scholarships available.
All DeLand Legion, Auxiliary, and Sons of the American Legion of Post 102 should plan to attend a speical meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, April 22. The meeting will update the progress and projected dedication of the new Post building.
For additional information, call Post Commander Marty Conatser at 309-828-6706.
Bement Area Chamber of Commerce members listened to a year in review from current President Tabitha Elder at a lunch meeting April 4, then promptly re-elected her and the other officers of the group.