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PAXTON — A free Rules of the Road review course is being offered by the Illinois Secretary of State’s Office from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, April 18, at the Paxton Civic Center, 601 S. Fall St.
Tim Cavanagh to speak to Gibson Chamber. The Gibson Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting is scheduled for Thursday, March 14, at the Kruse Center in Gibson City. The event will begin at 6 p.m. with a cash bar, followed by dinner at 6:30, presentation of the Citizen of the Year and Junior Citizen of the Year at 7:15 and entertainment beginning at 7:45.
GIBSON CITY — The Illinois Secretary of State’s Office is offering a free Rules of the Road review course to help people prepare for the driver’s license renewal examination. The course will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Feb. 1, at the Gibson City Senior Center, 215 E. Third St., Gibson City.
Rick Flessner & Friends will perform a concert with guest star Lauren Marie Wadley at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Melvin Community Hall, 108 E. Main St. Food will be sold by the Community Hall Committee. Doors open at 6 p.m. For more information, including the cost for admission, call Judy Schall at 388-2853.
The Artistic Repertory Theatre in Hoopeston will present “Little Shop of Horrors” at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5, at the Hoopeston Area High School auditorium. To order tickets, call 283-6553.
PAXTON — Pilots from around Central Illinois — and elsewhere — will travel to Paxton’s airport on Saturday and give free plane rides to kids.
The Paxton Airport Association is holding its third annual Fly-In at the Paxton Municipal Airport from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
WEDNESDAY-SATURDAY (JUNE 27-30)
Ford County Fair being held
THURSDAY, APRIL 5
Maundy Thursday services
The First United Methodist Church in Paxton is hosting a Maundy Thursday supper and service at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 5, in the church’s dining room. The church is located at 210 W. Center St., Paxton.
Tea Party hosting rally Saturday
PAXTON — The Ford County Tea Party will host an informational rally at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at Pells Park, 700 E. Pells St., Paxton.
PAXTON — Richard Kingery fondly remembers the first time he got the chance to fly a small airplane. It was a flying lesson he had in 1968, the same year that the Federal Aviation Administration approved a new airport facility west of Paxton.
“I was the first student to fly out of the Paxton airport,” Kingery recalled, proudly.