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NORMAL — Paxton Rotary Club member Bob Martensen was honored for his 50-plus years of membership to Rotary International during the annual conference of Rotary District 6490 in Normal on April 19-20.
Martensen was the only member of Rotary clubs in Ford County recognized for the honor. The district includes 55 clubs in 25 counties of East Central Illinois.
THAWVILLE — Joel Moore leans back in his chair as he searches for a certain photo on his iPhone. He saved the photo — of his wife, Melisa Plotner-Moore, covered up in her coat in a cardboard box — for times just like this.
“We were here up until 9 or 10 o’clock that night,” Moore said with a laugh.
PAXTON — Long-time former Paxton teacher Arcelia Watson of Savoy has written a memoir, and she will do a book signing at Barnes and Noble book store on Saturday, April 27, beginning at 1 p.m. The store is at 65 E. Marketview St., Champaign.
PAXTON — Stephanie Bennett of Champaign has been hired as a case manager for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Champaign & Ford Counties.
Raised in Bloomington and Springfield, Bennett earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Illinois State University at Normal and a master’s degree in educational leadership from Eastern Illinois University at Charleston.
LAS VEGAS — Dr. Jeffrey S. Grove of Largo, Fla., a former Paxton resident, was elected president of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP) for 2013-14 during the national association’s President’s Banquet on March 23 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
PAXTON — Paxton resident Molly Delaney, the educational outreach director at Illinois Public Media, is among five women being honored as a Woman of Distinction by the Girl Scouts of Central Illinois in recognition of exceptional leadership and service in their communities.
BAYLES LAKE — With some of Paxton-Buckley-Loda’s freshman basketball players on hand, 12-year NBA veteran and former Purdue basketball standout Brian Cardinal spoke to the Paxton Area Chamber of Commerce Monday.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — In recent weeks, fans of the NBA have debated whether Michael Jordan or LeBron James is the better basketball player of all time.
If anybody has a valid, non-biased opinion on that debate, it is 12-year NBA veteran — and former standout at Tolono Unity and Purdue — Brian Cardinal. He was
PAXTON — When Brian Cardinal comes to Lakeview Country Club to speak to the Paxton Area Chamber of Commerce on March 4, he will be showcasing a skill often overlooked due to his basketball-playing abilities — the ability to speak.
BAYLES LAKE — Former NBA world champion and Purdue University basketball star Brian Cardinal will be the featured speaker at the Paxton Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting in March.
The meeting will be held Monday, March 4, at Lakeview County Club at Bayles Lake, west of Loda. The meeting begins with a social hour from 6-6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30.