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KEMPTON — Retired Ford County Circuit Judge Steve pacey will speak to the Ford County Republican Central Committee during its next meeting at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, May 10, at Tom’s Tavern, 221 Main St., Kempton. The meeting is open to the public.
There was quite the turnout for downtown Paxton’s fifth annual “draggin’ Main” car cruise on Saturday, April 19. A gallery of 210 photos of the event — a throwback to the old days when Paxton’s teenagers would cruise up and down Market Street as a weekend activity — appears at the Paxton Record's Facebook page.
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GILMAN — Lupe Carroll, a musician, songwriter and recent contestant on “The Voice,” will be the featured entertainer during Inside Out’s monthly special event, Wine Down, on Friday, April 25.
The event begins at 5 p.m. and ends at 9 p.m.
Carroll, a resident of Bourbonnais, plays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Carroll describes his musical style as “soulful folk.”
GIBSON CITY — Expressions Salon hosted a fundraising event at the Moyer District Library on Friday night and raised more than $3,000 for the Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA).
Friedreich’s Ataxia (FA) is a rare, life-shortening genetic neuro-muscular disorder that affects some 50,000 people in the U.S. Currently, there is no cure for the disease.
WATSEKA — Lisa Marie Presley will perform next month in Watseka.
But if you want to go to the show, don’t wear anything with images of her father or her late ex-husband.
Tickets for the show, scheduled for May 2 at the Watseka Theatre, are $45. There is a separate $150 meet-and-greet session scheduled for after the concert.
PAXTON — The second annual Paxton Swine N’ Dine Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, in downtown Paxton.
The festival will include a barbecue competition for ribs and chicken with cash prizes awarded.
Bands will also perform from noon to 10 p.m., and beer tents will be serving beverages.
WATSEKA — Area residents will be able to recycle unused electronics, small household appliances and many other items at a recycling event from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 26, in the parking lot outside the Big R store in Watseka at 1200 E. Walnut St.
LODA — The Loda American Legion post will sponsor a fish fry at 5 p.m. Friday, April 11, at the Legion Hall in Loda.
The meal will be available for dine-in or carryout.
GIBSON CITY — The Miller Park Zoo will make a visit to the Moyer District Library as part of the library’s celebration of National Library Week from April 14-19.
The zoo will be at the library from 3:45 to 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 15. During that time, free homemade ice cream will be provided from Crowridge Farm Ice Cream. The library is also giving away balloons, bookmarks and bags.
Book fair under way at PBL
PAXTON — Paxton-Buckley-Loda Junior High School’s library is hosting a Scholastic BOGO Book Fair during regular school hours this week. All items are “buy one, get one free.”
Euchre group offering Thursday tournaments