Arts and Entertainment

Popular animated light display in Paxton 'on vacation' in 2015

PAXTON — Victor Johnson continues to grow his animated Christmas light display at his family’s home in Paxton.

Rural Ludlow woman to appear on 'Wheel of Fortune'

CULVER CITY, Calif. — Brenna Schluter has a word of advice for people who are considering becoming a contestant on “Wheel of Fortune.” They might want to start working out.

“The wheel, it is heavy,” said Schluter, who will be a contestant on the show at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24, on WAND. “They give you spinning lessons ahead of the show.”

Community Sale to remain at Coady Park — at least for now

The annual Paxton Community Sale will remain at Coady Park in 2016, but the Paxton Park District and Paxton City Council may still revisit the possibility of moving it downtown eventually.

Angie Lee to be guest speaker at Paxton Area Chamber's annual meeting

BAYLES LAKE — The guest speaker for the Paxton Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting — scheduled for March 14, 2016, at Lakeview Country Club at Bayles Lake — will be Angie Lee, who was recently inducted into the PBL Alumni Hall of Fame.

List of upcoming community events (Nov. 5, 2015)

Through Nov. 24, Nordic Total Fitness and the Hands of Christ Food Pantry in Paxton will be working together on a food drive for Thanksgiving. People can bring any canned food or non-perishable food item to Nordic Total Fitness between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon and 2 p.m. on Saturdays.

Employer Roundtable to be held Nov. 18 at PBL High

PAXTON — Parkland College in Champaign is inviting employers to attend a roundtable discussion of employment needs in Ford County as well as industry trends in the area.

The roundtable event is scheduled for 6 to 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, at PBL High School, 700 W. Orleans St., Paxton.

List of upcoming community events (Oct. 28, 2015)

Taste of Home Cooking School headed to Champaign on Thursday

Tom Coady to hold book signing for 'As it was Written' on Thursday

PAXTON — Paxton resident Tom Coady will hold a book signing event for his newly published book, “As it was Written,” from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, at Hudson Drug & Hallmark Shop, 108 N. Market St., Paxton.

During the event, copies of the fiction novel will be available for purchase, and Coady will autograph them, as well.

Three Iroquois County officials announce they'll seek re-election in 2016

WATSEKA — Iroquois County State’s Attorney Jim Devine and Coroner Bill Cheatum announced they will seek re-election to their respective positions in 2016 during the Iroquois County Republican Women’s Club’s annual fall luncheon on Oct. 15 at Celebrations in Watseka.

Tickets on sale for Taste of Home Cooking School

CHAMPAIGN — The Taste of Home Cooking School, sponsored by The News-Gazette, will take place Thursday, Oct. 29, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Champaign.

Taste of Home cooking specialist Karen Davis will be at the show to share her home cooking tips and tricks while demonstrating step-by-step recipes for the season’s best dishes.

Find the answers to the Paxton Record’s trivia contest in our 150th anniversary special section! While doing so, learn about the history of the newspaper, Paxton, Ford County and the prominent people and events who have helped shape us into what we are today!

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