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GEORGETOWN — Project Success of Vermilion County will sponsor "Money Smart Week Parent University" on April 15.
It is free and open to all families of Mary Miller Junior High School students in the Georgetown-Ridge Farm school district.
The seminar is from 5:30 to 7 p.m. April 15 at the school, 414 W. West St., Georgetown.
By Sarah Netherton/University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine
The words "raw diet" brings thoughts of uncooked vegetables and meat to mind. The raw food craze has been popular among people, but is it safe to feed our animals a raw diet too?
DANVILLE — A benefit dinner and auction is being planned for a Georgetown man who has been diagnosed with multiple myeloma.
Ryan Irby underwent chemotherapy and a stem cell transplant at the end of February and the beginning of March in Indianapolis and is now home recovering.
TOLONO — Time is running out to redeem a winning Little Lotto ticket sold at a convenience store in Tolono last year.
The winning ticket, worth $50,000, was purchased at Casey's General Store on April 10, 2012. However, no one has yet come forward to claim the money.
By The University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine
It's spring, and that means nature abounds with new life. It's also the time when the Wildlife Medical Clinic at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine sees a big influx in patients, including lots of "orphaned" wild babies.
CHAMPAIGN — The Chosen Ministry, an orphan care and adoption ministry of First Christian Church in Champaign, will host the Chosen for Life: Mercy for the Orphan conference April 13.
The conference runs from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the church, 3601 S. Staley Road, C.
By SANDRA MASON
Mother Nature bats last. And sometimes she carries a particularly big bat. About the time we think it's the last pitch of the bottom half of the last inning, we end up with an extra inning of winter. A few warm days in March and we are in the outfield admiring the green grass while Mother Nature blasts a cold one over the fence.
By The University of Illinois Extension
Curb appeal makes a difference, whether you are planning to sell or stay in your home for the long haul. According to researchers at Texas A&M, landscaping brings an average 109 percent return on every dollar spent.
ATWOOD — Officially, the raffle of a semiautomatic rifle to benefit youth baseball in the Atwood-Hammond area hasn't even begun.
Unofficially, it's already raised a couple thousand dollars.
DANVILLE — Evidence of Shelly Larson's landscaping abilities can be seen all over Danville's downtown, and this spring, Keep Vermilion County Beautiful is offering people the chance to win a $5,000 yard makeover that includes Larson's talent as a consultant.