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Village-Aires show this weekend | Dana Alumni Banquet | Administrative Secretarial Position open | Winners at the Minonk Firemen's Breakfast | Fieldcrest JFL sign-up on April 21 | Town Wide Garage Sale Reminder | Change in South Pacific Information | Ostfriesen Family Reunion | Salem Children's Home 23rd Annual Charity and Horse Auction |

Dana Alumni Banquet

The Dana Alumni Banquet will be held Saturday, May 26. Invitations have been sent. If you did not receive an invitation and would like to attend,whether you attended the school or not, contact me at

Carmon Paris

Carmon Paris

Winners at the Minonk Firemen's Breakfast

Has anyone heard of the winners or seen a listing of the winners of all the raffles at the Minonk Firemen's Breakfast held two weeks ago? My family and I enjoyed it. We took up a whole section of tables. Can't afford to grow much more if we want to have breakfast together. We always look forward to this every year. Thank you volunteers!

Bobbie Evans

Town Wide Garage Sale Reminder

Just a reminder that the Town Wide Garage Sale is Saturday, April 28th from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. If you want to participate please print out the attachment, or pick up a form from IGA or Minonk Community Bank. Please return the forms to me at 626 Locust Street or in the boxes at IGA or Minonk Community Bank. The deadline for filling out the form is Monday, April 23rd. After that time I will be emailing everyone a copy of the map of the sales and posting a copy on as well.

The sales are advertised in the following papers: The Woodford County Journal and the Woodford Star (goes out to 18,000 people); Streator Times Press, Wenona Peach; Toluca Star Herald and the El Paso Journal. Each and every ad has the date / time of the sale and that the sales will be posted on this website for everyone to see.


Cathy McKay

Ostfriesen Family Reunion

Under the heading "Ethnic Groups" you identify that some early settlers in the Minonk area came from the Ostfriesland area of Germany. Those descendants who remain in the Minonk area may be interested in the Ostfriesen Genealogy Society of America (OGSA) conference that will be held in Rockford, Illinois Aug 11-14. (Large concentrations of Ostfriesens settled in northern Illinois.). The conference will include speakers and displays of Ostfriesen culture items and pictures. The largest collection of Ostfriesen family research material will be transported to Rockford from its location in MN and experts will be available to assist in the research. More information and a registration form can be found at the following website.

Norman Hensley

Village-Aires show this weekend

Hello to all,

Once again I would like to call your attention to a wonderful show that is occurring this weekend in Minonk. I know some of you are out of the area, but thought you might like to know that Minonk has a terrific community choir that is presenting its 45th anniversary show. We are very proud that our community and surrounding area has supported us for these many years as we present two shows per year.

"A Journey for the Soul" presented Saturday, April 28, 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 29, 3:00 p.m. at St. Paul's United Church of Christ, 236 W. 5th St., Minonk.

We are singing songs by a lot of the Kings and Queens of the music industry such as:
"As Time Goes By" - Frank Sinatra - the Chairman of the Board
"Yesterday" - Beetles - the Fab Four
"RESPECT" - Aretha Franklin - Queen of Soul
"Heatwave" - Linda Ronstadt - First Lady of Rock
"Come On In" - Oak Ridge Boys - The Boys of Country
"Swing Down Chariot" - Gaithers - Kings of Southern Gospel
and many more!

We hope you will be able to join us for our 45th anniversary show. Tickets are $5.00 in advance and $6.00 at the door. Students are $2.00.

Our facebook page has lots of pictures from previous shows:

We invite you to sit back, relax, and remember these wonderful songs for the soul.

Thanks for your support!

Elaine Cunningham, Director and Accompanist


Administrative Secretarial Position open

Administrative Secretarial position open for St. Paul's Church in Minonk. Job duties include using a photocopier, computer, answer phone, etc. Organizational skills required. Salary based pay with hours 8:30-4pm. Deadline to submit application is 5/11/12, please contact St.Paul's church for more information @ 309-432-2992.

Tina L Welch

Fieldcrest JFL sign-up on April 21

REMINDER: The 2012 Fieldcrest JFL sign-up for 3rd-8th Graders (2012 /2013 school year) will be next Saturday, April 21st from 9-12 at the Fieldcrest High School Cafeteria. If you are unable to attend registration, please contact Russell, Nate or Dave to make other arrangements. We will only be hosting one date and one location for sign-up.

The following will be required at sign-up:
1. Completed Registration form
2. Insurance information (Carrier name, ID/Group #) 3. Copy of Birth Certificate for first year players 4. Football players to weigh in

ALL Players must have a physical and ALL paperwork must be turned in by the first practice, date to be determined. Click here for a copy of the sign up form and this MUST be completed and brought with you for sign-up.

Lanna Ruestman

Change in South Pacific Information

The Fieldcrest Drama Department will be presenting the musical South Pacific the second and third weekends in April. Both Saturday night shows have been made into a dinner theatre. However, if there are people wishing to see the show on either Saturday night and do not wish to have dinner, they may arrive before the show and purchase tickets at the door for $5.

The dates and times are as follows:

Friday, April 13th - Show at 7:00 pm
Saturday, April 14th - Dinner at 5:30 and Show at 7:00 pm
Sunday, April 15th - Show at 2:00 pm

Friday, April 20th - Show at 7:00 pm
Saturday, April 21st - Dinner at 5:30 and Show at 7:00 pm
Sunday, April 22nd - Show at 2:00 pm

Tickets for the Friday and Sunday shows are $5 and available at the door.
Tickets for the Dinner Theatre on Saturday are $20 and include dinner and the show.
The dinner will be provided by Nelson's Catering from Bloomington and will include:
honey glazed ham
BBQ chicken breast
red skin potatoes in garlic sauce
California Blend veggies
dinner salad

Reservations for the Saturday dinners must be made by calling Debbie Leigh at 815-361-0223


Salem Children's Home 23rd Annual Charity and Horse Auction

Just wanted to update you on some of the things that is going to be on the auction this year on April 14.Salem Children's Home
Sales for the Right Reason
15161 N 400 East Rd
Flanagan IL 61740

Charity Auction
8:30 am
Location: Gymnasium on property
Los Cabos Mexico-One week stay at the Grand Regina Resort ( and airfare Two dates available; May 18-26, 2012 or September 15-22, 2012
Florida Vacations- Trip#1: One week stay in a luxury 5 bedroom 5 bath home at Windsor Hills resort, Kissimmee Florida (, 4 SeaWorld and Aquatica Orlando passes (
Trip#2: One week stay at Vacation Village at Parkway in Orlando Florida ( village parkway/), Roundtrip airfare on Southwest Airlines
Trip#3: One week stay in a luxury 5 bedroom 5 bath home at Windsor Hills resort, Kissimmee Florida (, 4one-day hopper passes to Disney World(
Branson Missouri- Two night stay at Wyndham Resorts (
Chicago-Hotel, Comedy Club tickets and dinner
Chicago- 4 tickets Comedy Sportz and Improv classes
Weekend in Chicago- Amtrak tickets, Hotel, Shedd Aquarium, Brookfield Zoo and mea vouchers
Weekend in Chicago- Behind the scene tour and tickets to the Science and Industry Museum, Planetarium and Hotel stay
Peoria Family Night- Springhill Suites, 4 Peoria Chief tickets, meal vouchers
Bloomington Date Night- Dinner at Destihl, Bowling at Pheasant Lanes and a stay with Holiday Inn King Suite
Conklin Dinner Theatre, Starved Rock and Much more ….
Cardinal Tickets, signed White Sox Baseball, signed Football by Tony Dungy, Cubs Artwork, Bulls signed book and much more…..
I-pad3, kindle fire, (2) Flat screen TVs, Blue ray player…..much more
Yard barn-8'x12' rolling door
(Rolling door to still be installed at time of picture)
Yard barn8'x12' walk-in door
Play house-6'x8'with chimney slide
(door, slide and porch not completed at time of picture)
Play house-6'x8'
Cub Cadet 46" deck riding lawnmower

1995 Harley Davidson 1200 Sportster
Power washer
Quilts, Mauii Jim sunglasses, Barn Quilt, Golf clubs, John Deere Pedal Tractor, Power wheels Jeep, luggage, 2 Flat screen TV's, Reader tablet, American girl doll, Art, Toys, Tools, Furniture, Hand-made furniture, Bikes, Photography sessions, Themed Baskets (car wash, travel, garden, children, music, entertainment and more…)
Over 200 new items


Horse Auction
` 1:00p.m.
Location: Arena on property
35 horses (many breeds, all disciplines)

Linda Lindley