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Parade of Lights Announcement | Thank you from Judy McNamara's family | Anyone missing a dog? | Holiday Trash Pick-up | 3rd Annual Christmas Trees for a Cure | Judy McNamara | Notice of Jean Walker's passing | Needs a New Home | Minonk Parade of Lights Entries |

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Thank you from Judy McNamara's family

Dear Friends and Neighbors,
Thank you so much for your kind words and thoughts in our time of sorrow. The magnificent outpouring of condolences from Judy's friends, co-workers, students, players and teammates warmed our hearts.
We also want to thank everyone who donated to the Judy McNamara Scholarship Memorial Fund. Your generosity is overwhelming.
The Family of Judy McNamara


Holiday Trash Pick-up

Garbage pick-up for the West side of town will be on Friday, 11/24. East side will be Saturday, 11/25.

Libby Goodwin

Judy McNamara

It is with deepest sorrow that I would like to inform you that my sister, Judy McNamara, passed away on Wednesday, Nov 15 from complications from hip replacement surgery. She fought very hard for over a week but was unable to overcome the injuries she sustained.

Our family would like to welcome everyone to a Celebration of Life being held at the Fieldcrest High School gym on Sunday, Nov 19 from 4p to 8p. A Time to Share will be at 7p where anyone who is so inclined is invited to share their experiences with Judy. The funeral mass with be held at St. Patrick's Church at 10a on Monday, Nov 20.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the Judy McNamara Memorial Fund for women's athletic scholarship at Fieldcrest High School. Checks may be sent to Connie Ketchmark, 1029 Maple Ave, Minonk Il 61760.

We would also like to thank everyone for the wonderful and widespread outpouring of support at this time. Judy made a huge contribution to the community, to the high school and to the numerous teams that she played on and coached over the years. She is sorely missed.

Thank you,
Susan McNamara


Needs a New Home

I have a nice 6.5 to 7 ft green Christmas tree that needs a new home. It is in good condition. Also included are about 300 white lights and the tree stand. You can pick it up in Minonk, call 309-432-0008.


Parade of Lights Announcement

Any gators/golf carts/rangers/floats going to be in the Minonk Parade of Lights this weekend, let me know. We'll need to get you in the announcers list! Thanks!

Jordan Meyer


Anyone missing a dog?

Is anyone missing their little dog? For 2-3 days we've been visited by a lil white dog with a tan patch/spot on him. Its a male with no collar and very clean. Hes been hanging around the 400th block of walnut st. He's cold n wants to come home

Chrissy Harris

3rd Annual Christmas Trees for a Cure

Hi Dave - The 3rd Annual Christmas Trees for a Cure event is underway again this year. The Christmas Trees are donated and raffled off to raise money for St Jude. 100% of proceeds benefit St Jude! The trees are on display at Minonk Chocolate Company NOW through December 2nd. The drawing for the trees will take place after the Minonk Parade of Lights on December 2nd.

Minonk Chocolate Company is having an open house, Tuesday, November 21st until 7 pm so that will be a great opportunity to check out the trees on display. Trees can also be viewed and raffles purchased at

Thank you
Morgan Ruestman-Koehler & Jordan Ruestman-Meyer


Notice of Jean (Graack) Walker's passing

My sister Jean E. Walker (formally Graack) 82 yrs.old passed away on Nov. 7 in Baton Rouge, La where she lived. I have no obit to give you but would like this to be put on the MinonkTalk website. It probably will not be published in any local papers in this area. Thanks

Norma J Fisher (Graack)
Washington, Il.


Minonk Parade of Lights Entries

If anyone is interested in being in the Minonk Parade of Lights (float, walking, golf cart, ranger, etc) please contact Jordan or Jon Meyer for parade day information and route line up. Thank you!

Jordan and Jon Meyer