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PAXTON — Victor Johnson continues to grow his animated Christmas light display at his family’s home in Paxton.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
Taste of Home Cooking School headed to Champaign 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.
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.
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.