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Letter carriers' food drive is Saturday

You can help reduce hunger in your community this Saturday. The National Association of Letter Carriers will hold its annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive.

You're asked to leave non-perishable food in a sturdy bag by your mailbox. Your letter carrier will pick it up and get it to the Eastern Illinois Foodbank or a local food pantry in your county.

Letter carriers are participating throughout East Central Illinois.

This food drive was first started in 1992. Last year, it brought in 74.4 million pounds of food across the country, bringing the total food collected for all years this event has taken place to 1.3 billion pounds.

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Award winners named at annual Watseka Chamber Banquet

Volunteer Joann Howard was named the Lifetime Achievement award winner Wednesday evening in Watseka. And Watseka Park District Director Sherry Johnson earned the Citizen-of-the-Year award.

The winners were named by the Times-Republic at the Watseka Area Chamber of Commerce annual awards get-together at Celebrations.

Joann Howard has been a 44-year volunteer with the VFW and she's active in the community.

The success of several programs offered thru the Park District is the result of Sherry Johnson's leadership. Park District programs benefit both children and adults.

The Chamber of Commerce also recently recognized Christine McTaggart of the ARC of Iroquois County as the Business Leadership Award winner.

Julie Watts of Travel Discoveries is the 2014 Staff Achievement Award winner.

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I-West High School student named U.S. Presidential Scholar

GILMAN — U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has announced the selection of Halley Cummings of Danforth, who attends Iroquois West High School in Gilman, as a 2014 U.S. Presidential Scholar.

Cummings is the daughter of William and Jill Cummings and will be attending Washington University in St. Louis with an intended major of architecture.

Cummings is one of 141 American high school seniors selected as 2014 U.S. Presidential Scholars. They will be honored for their accomplishments in Washington, D.C., from June 22-25.

The White House Commission on Presidential Scholars, appointed by President Barack Obama, selects students annually for the honor based on their academic success, artistic excellence, essays, school evaluations and transcripts, as well as evidence of community service, leadership, and demonstrated commitment to high ideals.

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IMH Milford Clinic Open House Thursday

The public can view and tour the brand-new IMH Milford Clinic today (Thurs). Officials will host an Open House from 5-7 pm. A special presentation is set for 6 pm.

The new clinic building is on the southeast corner of Milford's 4-way stop. It's the site of the former Casey's General Store.

IMH CEO Chuck Bohlmann said the new clinic is a plus for the hospital and the Milford community.

Local contractors put up the new 31-hundred square foot building. It's twice the size of the old clinic. Five exam rooms and a procedure room are included. And Bohlmann said one of the rooms is designed for a future radiology services in the future.

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Senator Barickman’s staff to meet with constituents

Mobile office hours are planned by staff members from state Senator Jason Barickman's office. Stops are scheduled in several communities in the area on Wednesday, May 14.

Constituents will have a chance to speak with Barickman's staff about any questions or concerns they have with state government.

Mobile office hours are scheduled from 9 to 10 am. at Clifton Village Hall; 10:30 to 11:30 am. at the Gilman-Danforth District Library in Gilman; 12 noon to 1 pm. at the Watseka Library; 1:30 to 2:30 pm. at the Milford Library; and 3 to 4 pm. at the Hoopeston Library.

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