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LODA — The Loda Township Library has acquired the following new books:
DANVILLE — U.S. Rep. John Shimkus, R-Collinsville, is accepting entries for the 2014 Congressional Art Competition.
The contest is open to high school students in the 15th Congressional District. Entries are due April 17.
“The winning artwork from my district gets to hang in Washington, D.C., for nearly a year,” Shimkus said. “Thousands of staff and visitors will see the piece.”
Loda church to hold Saturday services
PAXTON — Preparations are under way for the Paxton Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration at Pells Park.
The chamber’s executive director, Kristina Phelan, is chairing the committee that is organizing the celebration. More volunteers are being sought to assist.
LOGANSPORT, Ind. — Ludlow native David J. Kirk, now living in Logansport, Ind., is in the process of launching his second novel, “Cornerstones,” published by Martin Sisters Publishing LLC.
Eastlawn Fun Night set
PAXTON — All candidates for Ford County sheriff and circuit judge in the March 18 primary election have confirmed they will attend a “Meet the Candidates” event that has been rescheduled for Saturday, March 1.
The event had originally been scheduled for Jan. 25 but was postponed due to hazardous weather.
UI Extension to hold crop workshops
WOODWORTH — The Ford-Iroquois 4-H Foundation Auction has been rescheduled for Saturday, March 8, at St. Paul’s Lutheran School in Woodworth.
By STEVI FOX
For the Paxton Record
This is a short story with a long history. It’s 2001, and a pretty big year in my life. I’m a freshman in high school, deciding who I am and why I’m not comfortable in 15-year-old skin. My grandmother, the “rock” of the family, had just died. I really turned to music for the first time in my life. John Mayer became my muse.